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    Chapter Three: New Mexico, Old Tricks

    We started out our day at 4am central time, which is 2am destination time. We patched our power steering line, and fixed a few other small bits, and got on the road asap.



    And eventually the sun came up, and we were still rolling strong. It was quite pretty out.



    GPS'in it up.


    And we made it to New Mexico




    .......

    And then New Mexico fucked us. Hard.

    We had our first "overheat" at a border patrol station. We hung out, let it cool down, and then went on. No pics.

    And then our exhaust fell off.



    And then we "overheated" again... we thought it was overheating, but we realized it wasn't. It was something killing the spark or fuel as the car got really hot.... so we waited.

    And then we broke down and fixed the idle control valve, because it was hanging out.

    And then we overheated again. I replaced an AFM.

    And then again. I changed the fuel filter on the side of the road.

    We broke down again, tried putting the hood back on the car for "shade".

    Again. We doused everything in icy water to cool it off.

    And then again, on the geographical continental divide... and so we called AAA.



    And so the tow truck finally came, and as we got the car on the truck, I found out my tires were mega corded.



    Loaded up.





    And then we hit a dust storm.



    And we got to the AZ border, 45 miles from where we broke down.

    The driver had to set us down and we waited for another truck.



    The next guy showed up a bit later, after a few calls to AAA to get the right kind of truck (flatbed) out.



    And we were off again. Finally heading "home". We were gonna make it, only 140 miles to Nic's....

    And then someone wrecked on I10 and shut the interstate down for two hours... so we stood in the middle of the road for two hours...

    But finally we made it.





    Whew. Longest day ever.

    Chapter 4 coming later.
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    Drivers eye view, only cool kids get to see this first hand


    Glass falls down from the window as we drive, every big bump is all falls into your lap


    We putted into a boarder patrol check point and stopped for a bit. While sitting in some shade I noticed some things. All the little black things are dead bugs, big, dead bugs


    Piles of bugs


    Re-hanging the exhaust back up, again


    Side of the road in New Mexico, 1 mile from a rest area


    "Next time we break down, we're calling triple A" - Mike We ended up breaking down on the continental divide, ironic


    Mike walking to see what was on the other side of the tunnel


    There was a store that basically had everything, including huge ass boxes of fire works


    Something is trying to keep us from the west, because this is where we broke down the last time


    We think rusty may have been telling us it was time to stop, because of this


    First tow truck


    Second truck

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    very unlucky. when u think could this get any worse it starts to rain, hit a dust storm or just break down.
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    Jesus, what a trip...

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    Wow. Like 4+ breakdowns, 2 tow trucks, 2 hour standstill on the highway, corded rear tires. Wow....and all in one day. Once again. Wow.

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    You may be living proof that I'm really not the unluckieest person in the world. Such in epic trip with so many wild stories. Haha. I hope you save all of this stuff to show your kids one day man. I don't think that anyone could ever top a story like this. Hope all goes well when you fix everything. Do you know why the spark is cutting out?

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    what did the tow truck drivers think of the car?

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    where was the trailer while being towed?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pswirley View Post
    Next stop San Diego bishes....


    I have the _ _ _ _ in the fridge and they will be ready to drink when you get here.


    Plus we can watch Mike take pictures of my _ _ _ _.
    Quote Originally Posted by ohiodub_99.5 View Post
    wayyyyy tooo easy....

    Not as easy as you think.

    I have the Heineken in the fridge.

    I want Mike to shoot pictures of my BMW.



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    damn, sounds like a rough day.

    and those tow truck drivers had to have been shocked to see what they were picking up. ahhaha

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    Terrible luck! What area of LA are you going to be in? We could work on some of your issues at my dad's garage. I have a small welder that we could do some work on that exhaust of yours also.

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    ECU overheating problems or coolant temp sensor?

    ECU could be ****** you for the full blast heat through the desert. CTS could just be getting old.


    Good luck with the rest of the trip. It may seem bad now but it's going to be hilarious later.

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    This is the shit men are made of.

    You left home a "spoiled little kid with a camera" (bfc content) and you are coming home a goddamn hairy chested, beer swilling man.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pswirley View Post
    This is the shit men are made of.

    You left home a "spoiled little kid with a camera" (bfc content) and you are coming home a goddamn hairy chested, beer swilling man.
    This my friend is getting facebooked. not like anyone reads your favorite quotes on there. but thats where its going.

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    Damn. what a story.

    but +1. where is the trailer?!
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    What happened to the trailer? This is making our Chicago drive look like cake, we only had two semi-bad things happen the whole way. As far as I can tell, God is a purist, and is taking a large shit on your chest to get you back for the e28.

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    MAybe i missed this but where the trailer...lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pswirley View Post
    Next stop San Diego bishes....


    I have the _ _ _ _ in the fridge and they will be ready to drink when you get here.


    Plus we can watch Mike take pictures of my _ _ _ _.
    milk? bird?

    +2 on trailer. I am glad you made it to a garage where you can recoup and repair.

    godspeed epic travelers.
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    Quote Originally Posted by M.Burroughs View Post
    throwback. I was just telling Andrew how I'm absurdly jealous of you both for making a wicked cool roadtrip.



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    Epic trip is epic. I love pictar stories like zees, especially since it involves the rustbucket.
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    This is probably the most bad ass thing on any forum ever.

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    its tiresome but worth it. good times. be safe guys.

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