Driving Down Route 66
LAist is on a secret road trip. We had heard the magic and majesty of Route 66 so we left LA at 4:20p, got an oil change in Pomona and the mechanic recommended about $250 of other minor repairs. We had some work to do and wifi was flowing so we flipped him the credit card and said go for it.
Because, you see, our road trip doesn't end in Chicago where the most famous Route ends - our journey will take us up through Canada, down the East coast and then back home to Hollywood.
Unfortunately the mechanic either never filled the oil chamber up with 10w-40 after he drained out the old stuff, or he didnt tighten the plug because somewhere in Arizona the Oil light started flickering on.
Right around the same time the gasoline needle said Fumes.