Scorching Hot

Odometer:  479,319

The Arizona oven has officially been preheated to full temperature:  scorching hot.  Springtime here lasts but a few weeks.  From here on out, it’s triple digit temps through October.  And what better time of the year for my A/C in the Legend coupe to become needy.  Today I dropped $540 on a new OEM blower motor including install.  Gotta have air!  I had the work performed by a certified Honda technician and friend of mine, Wes Hawkins, who performs work on the side.  It was handy to have the Legend sedan to tool around town in while the coupe was under the knife today.

Wes posted a picture of my original blower motor on Facebook today so I thought I’d share it here.  I never knew what that part looked like but to me it looks pretty dang good for having lasted as long as it did.

It’s a good thing I’m back in business with the climate control system.  Here’s the 10 day for for those in cooler climates who’d like to feel pity on us.

Now it’s just a matter of crossing my fingers that there aren’t any more big-ticket repairs in the next 20,000 miles or so.

In other maintenance news, here are the technician recommendations from my recent oil change at Acura North Scottsdale.  Nothing that I didn’t already know.  I’m debating about going OEM with my next battery instead of another Optima red-top.  Any recommendations?

You’ll also notice that the write-up shows my request for an oil sample to be collected.  I sent it off to Blackstone Labs for analysis.

Here’s a comment I enjoyed from Wes’ write-up on my invoice for today’s A/C system work.

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