Archive for October, 2009


I finally ordered a blu-ray disc video player, a Pioneer BDP-121.

enphase EnergyIn reference to my other post, Knoodle has found a type of grid-tie power inverter that is relatively inexpensive and will work really well.

Should be pretty easy to wire it to your home and produce electricity to lower your electric bill.  I’ve studied the user manuals in depth.

dominoes

My set of double-12 dominoes for playing Mexican Train.

Oct 5 2009: O2 sensor update:  It happened again for the first time since Aug 3, 2 months ago.  Also it happened on a Monday afternoon right after starting it to go to work.  At the time, I hadn’t started my car in over 50 hours.  If I remember correctly, the same situation was true on Aug 3.  I hope the coming cold weather won’t be exacerbating the problem.

By the way, I was previously mistaken about when the inspection is due.  I though it was due in September, but that was the registration.  I think the inspection will be due in March.

Aug 12 2009: My 2003 V6 Nissan Altima seems to have an O2 sensor that is going out.

I have over 80,000 miles on it, so it’s probably about time for it to go out.  My inspection is due next month, so I don’t have much time to replace it.  Monday Aug 3, the SES / Service Engine Soon light came on.  It was OBDII code 0031.  I cleared the code at around 8:00 that night and as of today, Wednesday Aug 12, the SES light hasn’t come back on yet.  (I hope this will last to the inspection.  O2 sensors are expensive.)

I looked up the OBD2 code in the service manual I have.  It told me there is an open to the heater in the O2 sensor.  It could be a wire as well, I don’t know yet.  If I have to, I’ll troubleshoot it in time to renew the car’s inspection.  I just hope I don’t have to replace 2 of them at once, like I’ve heard you’re supposed to do when one has to be replaced.  This car has 4 O2 sensors altogether.