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jmarck


Jun 22, 2012, 1:31 PM
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Oil-pan eating creek bed?!  (North_America: United_States: Illinois: South: Jackson_Falls__Climbing_Routes_)
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Once there was an ambitious climber who went to U of I's climbing club annual CallOut, totally oblivious to the travel conditions to this site. He had no idea that his 1983 Z-28 Camaro was no match for the logging roads and managed to get lost in the dark on his way to the site. He did indeed lose his oil drain plug, lost every drop of oil from his engine, and very nearly seized his engine that weekend.

I was that individual. And I cannot help but wonder if the "oil-pan eating creek bed" is so named because of what happened on that fateful Saturday.

I have a Subaru now. And I WILL return!


rock_fencer


Jun 22, 2012, 4:16 PM
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jmarck wrote:
Once there was an ambitious climber who went to U of I's climbing club annual CallOut, totally oblivious to the travel conditions to this site. He had no idea that his 1983 Z-28 Camaro was no match for the logging roads and managed to get lost in the dark on his way to the site. He did indeed lose his oil drain plug, lost every drop of oil from his engine, and very nearly seized his engine that weekend.


anyone could have told you that was a bad idea! Glad you made it back.

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I was that individual. And I cannot help but wonder if the "oil-pan eating creek bed" is so named because of what happened on that fateful Saturday.

I have a Subaru now. And I WILL return!


Express


Jun 24, 2012, 6:01 AM
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I'm not convinced the Subie will have that much more ground clearance. Gooood luck


rock_fencer


Jun 24, 2012, 11:51 AM
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i used to drive it in a focus all the time, just have to drive the right way at the right angle and your set...subie will have no prob


6pacfershur


Jun 24, 2012, 4:10 PM
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ive found that a couple shots of whiskey is worth at least 6 extra inches of clearance on any road....


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