What do the new immigration laws in the west mean for those who wander about in a vehicle? The Supreme Court just upheld the portion of the AZ law that requires the police to check for papers proving that a person is legally in the US. They noted that police must not racially profile to determine this and they must have some reasonable suspicion that a person is possibly an illegal alien. It seems like the two are pretty much inconsistent. How do you suspect that someone is illegal if you don't racially profile? If they have an accent? Would a cop in AZ consider a heavy New England accent to be foreign? I've heard some so thick I could barely understand them. Same for some southern accents. Even particular places in Maryland have very different accents.
June 27, 2012
June 17, 2012
The last thing on my maintenance list was changing the fuel filter. Old diesels require bleeding the air out of the fuel lines whenever the filter is changed but that isn't necessary with my Sprinter. Mercedes-Benz says I should change the fuel filter with every oil change at 10K miles. Many don't think that is really necessary and change them every other oil change. Since I have no idea when it was last changed, if ever, I thought it prudent to put in a new one.
June 15, 2012
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June 14, 2012
June 12, 2012
Sprinter-source in the last couple of weeks to get the details on what maintenance my van needs. I have put on a little over 9,000 miles since I bought it and it was supposed to have had it's maintenance done just before I bought it. I probably shouldn't have trusted that it was done, but I did. I checked the oil level and it still looks good. I had it in my mind that the oil was good for 10K miles and didn't think about the time.