An international kolleckshun in reverse, the car is located in the UK but I am not! My friends arrived from the Bahamas to stay in France for a couple of months so the first thing they did was to ask me to source transport. The only sensible* thing to do was to buy shite from here, so as I am heading home today, they are coming along to kollect. They will probably spend a week or so in the UK before returning to France.
For added bonus shite points, the transport is of course the bargainous AS Saab of many warning lamps! Will update when I can, which may not be often!
I have been clearing out* for a while now. Today, a Volvo left. I have made tentative arrangements to have two others leave, so those are sold pending collection.
Last week the Council Estate died at 5am when I was leaving work. The daily for some time, the ever reliable Montego EFi, started haemorraging fuel AND water in alarming amounts, as well as overheating in traffic as the fan switch has breathed it's last. A new water pump will be on order when I can be arsed but the fuel leak has been sorted.
Neither Hyundai is currently MOT'd as my tame mechanic is on a bender.
This can only mean one thing... I am boarding the first of four trains at 10.25am - IT'S NEW CAR SATURDAY!
But first, a salute to a fallen comrade. Goodnight, sweet prince. 10-11-87 to 26-10-19.
Had this little honey delivered today from the Autoshite legend that is RobT who saved it from the crusher.
Has a few issues - biggest of all is rough running / misfire at idle. Top suspect is the inlet manifold gasket which was kindly supplied.
Needs a proper service since the previous giffer owner seems to have been ripped off by his local garage - the air filter is black as fuck and the spark plugs fitted are probably not the correct ones.
OSF sidelight is inop - broken wire. Upon investigating I found some top class wiring repairs to the lighting harness:
Yes, twisted together wires covered in masking tape. Lovely.
All in all it’s very clean and tidy though - 33k on the clock!