We had occasion to borrow an aging pickup truck from a family member over the weekend. Now, this truck has seen better days. But I have yet to receive a detailed set of instructions until now – taped onto the steering wheel not with duct tape (as that would make it a true redneck truck) but ‘tru-blue’ plastic tape.
Don’t miss what happened in the end, but here’s the note translated:
“Runs OK, BUT:
“Just fill up [fuel] tank to about half – small leak above that.
“If Service Engine Light stays on – don’t worry about that.
“DON’T use parking brake.
“I only have one ignition key.
“Other than that it’s just like new…”
Literally two minutes after slipping behind the wheel, the rear-view mirror dropped into my lap, and the brake lines sprung a leak.
We had it towed away, and rented a minivan instead.