After deciding we didn’t want to break Greta we started to turn her around and smoked it on a rock step and oil started pouring out… OOPS 😬… Pat, Riley, and Pete drove all the way back into Moab to TomTom’s where there was a type 4 motor to steel the part they were pretty sure was broken…Meanwhile, Shanti and my Dad were taking Greta’s engine all apart right there in the dirt. Once they got in there deep enough, sure enough it was the oil filter mount, which is apparently a common break with this engine… knowing they were coming back with the new mount, but likely no gasket, we had to improvise – so Shanti and I made one out of the cardboard of the new oil filter box (thanks Cole!) and hoped it would work 😅🤞🏻When Pat, Riley and Pete returned with the mount, Franz and my Dad put in the new mount with the cardboard gasket and got it all back together again. Thanks to several people for donating, we put in new oil and she started right up with no oil drips! Hoorah!! 🥳
Greta ran awesome… Greta also got broke out in the desert… but we fixed it out in the desert and DROVE her out and home…. 😎
Fuck yeah we did!!!! Thank you thank you thank you again to my Dad, Shanti, Franz, Pat and Riley, Pete, and Cole for helping make sure my beloved Greta got fixed so we could drive her out of the desert on Saturday!! I know type 4 shit is not what any of you do, but I SO appreciate you guys putting your heads together to figure it out for me. I owe you some cookies and beer and so much more – my gratitude can’t even be explained. 🧡 Thank you also to those who donated + helped find parts, tools and oil of course also!
I am also so thankful for the people who chose to stay and wait for the part, keeping us company and our cups + spirits high! No man left behind in this community – we all look out for each other however we can! Thank you to Sarah and everyone who turned around before they broke their buses also because when we did finally get back in the dark, there was some delicious tacos warm and ready for us too.
This community is pretty unbeatable, I love you all.