The next day it was off to Spring, TX to see Angela’s family and another great meal. Bode was really excited to see Grammy and Granddaddy, Aunt, Uncle and cousins. It wasn’t long after we got settled in that we got a call from a familiar voice – Franck and Iris. They were still in Houston, but were having some problems and leaking oil everywhere. Franck sounded pretty exasperated, so we invited them over for another round of Thanksgiving dinner and spent some time inspecting their engine.
Franck suspected it was coming from behind the pulley but it was wet everywhere. We cleaned it up and removed the pulley and had a good look around. We pulled out their distributor and it was wet underneath and the o-ring was pretty flat, so I gave them mine. We ran it for a bit and couldn’t find the leak anywhere. There’s not much we could do about a case leak, so I think we did what we could and we’re just going to hope for the best.
We got to share more travel stories over dinner and took it all in for future reference. Shipping the car up the Amazon. Being burglarized in Caracas and losing their passports, car documents… everything. But mostly, just finding really amazing and great people all along the way in every country.
The next day we sent Iris and Franck off to see a good friend of ours in Austin and we’re sure they will have a great time.
UPDATE: they made it to Austin with no oil leaks. The new distributor O-ring did the trick!
We’ve only been parked in Texas for a few days, but it hasn’t taken long for us to start dreaming about our next destinations and getting moving again.