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verticalbound

Trad climber
Anchorage
Topic Author's Original Post - Jan 25, 2013 - 01:22pm PT
So our van sucks and we put off changing the oil till we get to 29 palms and it seems that was a mistake, anyone in or near jtree that could bring us 2-3 quarts of 10w30 oil would be a life saver! & we could totally reimburse you for the oil, your gas & time! If you can help we are on hwy 62 coming from LA to the park in a blue GMC van 360.269.6022!
verticalbound

Trad climber
Anchorage
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 25, 2013 - 01:58pm PT
On the side of ca-62 coming from LA lol we are not moving.
Ksolem

Trad climber
Monrovia, California
Jan 25, 2013 - 02:03pm PT
I'll be passing by that way in the morning around 10:30. Hopefully someone can help you out sooner though. A lot of climbers will be driving through there tonight.

C'mon folks, someone go grab some oil and make the drop.

Is yer motor fried, or just low on oil?
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Jan 25, 2013 - 02:09pm PT
I wish I could help, but I don't think I have enough gas to get there. I am stuck waiting for my own cash influx after having once again budgeted poorly.

Not that you want to hitchhike on 62, but you will probably get a ride. Put the hood up and wait for a bit, standing outside the van looking pathetic. Hopefully a state trooper will drive by and seem like an angel of the morning. Or a person who looks pretty normal, at least.

But have to worry, if you found you couldn't make it to town, that the van is.... I don't even want to write the words.

Edit: Just called the couple and it SEEMS that they are on the Yucca Valley side, not 29 Palms. They said they were going "up the hill" and in Morongo Valley. Also that the van isn't turning over.

I suggested they might call around and see if they can get a two into the WM lot and tell the two company they only have x amount of money for the tow. Don't know if that is stupid idea or not.
T H

Boulder climber
bouldering
Jan 25, 2013 - 02:10pm PT
Troll of the decade nominee. LOLOLOL!!!!
KP Ariza

climber
SCC
Jan 25, 2013 - 02:11pm PT
Call AAA and get an annual membership. They will have oil to you in no time for less money than you would otherwise spend. I have a feeling Supertopo road service is still working out some kinks.........
KP Ariza

climber
SCC
Jan 25, 2013 - 02:13pm PT
C'mon guys, at least let it roll a little bit...
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Jan 25, 2013 - 02:18pm PT
Where on the 62? Between the 10 and Morongo Valley, or between Morongo Valley and Yucca Valley (or between Yucca and Josh?)

Probably quicker just to hitch to Morongo or DHS.
treez

Trad climber
99827
Jan 25, 2013 - 02:19pm PT
Probly shouldn't have gone down south it seems, eh?
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Jan 25, 2013 - 02:20pm PT
As I posted in edit above(while others were asking questions):

Just called the couple and it SEEMS that they are on the Yucca Valley side, not 29 Palms. They said they were going "up the hill" and in Morongo Valley. Also that the van isn't turning over.
treez

Trad climber
99827
Jan 25, 2013 - 02:23pm PT
Serious bummer if it's locked up.

Happened to me once on a climbing trip near Bend.

Turned into a great experience in the end, though.

Good luck.
Elcapinyoazz

Social climber
Joshua Tree
Jan 25, 2013 - 02:24pm PT
Just turn around and coast down the hill back into Morongo Valley. There's a Hardware store in the same compound as the Cactus Mart nursery, as well as 3 (at least) gas stations.
KP Ariza

climber
SCC
Jan 25, 2013 - 02:26pm PT
No, No, sit tight....helps on the way
T Hocking

Trad climber
Redding, Ca
Jan 25, 2013 - 02:28pm PT
They been havin a Bad Trip

Robbed
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2047709&msg=2047709#msg2047709

Stranded
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2050325&msg=2050325#msg2050325

Smokeless
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2051968&msg=2051968#msg2051968

Broke
http://www.supertopo.com/climbing/thread.php?topic_id=2052001&msg=2052001#msg2052001

Now Brokendown on the road?

Troll or the basis of a great TR/campfire story!!!

Hope you guys make it to Josh, I'm rootin fer ya!
happiegrrrl

Trad climber
www.climbaddictdesigns.com
Jan 25, 2013 - 02:58pm PT
KP Ariza - IF you KNOW help is on the way and have not called those people please do! I just spoke with them and they seem unaware of aid coming....

If you are joking - this isn't the time. Or at least say you were just kidding...


Someone just PayPaled me a sum to use to help the couple out and I called to let them know. It isn't going to pay for an auto mechanics bill, but it will help them out a bit.

It seems they are going to get a tow to the Yucca Walmart lot, as I told them they would be able to stay there overnight. They think the issue may be water pump or wiring(if I recall correctly).

They will call me when they get to the WM. Anyone out there who might want to take a look at the van?

Michelle

Trad climber
Toshi's Station, picking up power converters.
Jan 25, 2013 - 03:10pm PT
Crap, I'm broke too. Send me money peeps.
KP Ariza

climber
SCC
Jan 25, 2013 - 03:10pm PT
Please....
guyman

Social climber
Moorpark, CA.
Jan 25, 2013 - 03:22pm PT
OK..... Hello again.

So did the van OVERHEAT?? Temp Guage go on?

RUN OUT of OIL??? OIL LIGHT ON WHILE DRIVEING and NO oil on dipstick when you looked.

If the answer to the questions is YES

Go smell the oil filler cap, the side with the oil on it. If it smells BURNT (a hard to describe smell - once you have smelled it - you know)

If the answer to all three is YES

Your most likley screwed.


Some times you can add oil and get the motor to "turn" and things will start working again.

Come back with some answers, ASAP. I to am going out that a ways Sat am ...... maybe I'll pack some tools and see if I can rescue you folks again.

Guy Keesee

verticalbound

Trad climber
Anchorage
Topic Author's Reply - Jan 25, 2013 - 03:24pm PT
Not a troll, god just put me on this earth to suffer. But yeah putting every last dime towards a tow to WalMart in yucca. Stopped on the shoulder cause the van started to overheat, waited an hour to try starting it again and now it seems like the fuel pump stopped working... But at least supertopo ( or super taco! As my fiance thought it was) has been sympathetic! F*#king raining too wtf?
John M

climber
Jan 25, 2013 - 03:27pm PT
Raining too.. talk about suckage. been there done that. Good luck.
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