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Beatnik (493)

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A 29 year old belgian who likes Mountain Dew, Girl Scout Cookies, Tim Hortons French Vanilla Flavoured Cappucinno, Belgian beer, Belgian chocolate, Belgian women, Magners Cider, chocolate chipped cookies and Perl. Likes snowboarding, snorkling, sailing and silence. Bach can really cheer him up! He still misses his dog.

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In his superhero time (8.30 AM to 5.30 PM), he works on world peace.

Journal of Beatnik (493)

Monday October 09, 2006
07:15 AM

Blinking lights and stuff

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Any driver's worst nightmare: One of those lights that you never knew existed on your dashboard starts blinking. Apparently my oil level was down. Since it happened on a sunday, I couldn't just call the dealership and ask them which type of oil I needed. Newer engines are a bit sensitive.. So is my boss about my company car. Pouring in just any type of oil was out of the question. I read the book back to back. The gas station I stopped at didn't have the exact oil that was mentioned in the book... Sometimes 'close enough' means 'if you pour this in, your car will explode'. After calling a few people, I got the most expensive oil I could find that had "Diesel engine" on the label. I kept my RPM really low and checked with the dealership this morning. It seems that I made the right call because my engine didn't blow up..yet.
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