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FTP1 well that was fast. Suspect crap battery or leak on something. No booster pack foolishly left at home as only 1.5 hours away in Menai. Arse
 
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Ahh he’s a very nice man. Battery is 48% so replacement ordered.

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Excuse finger.

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£110 bargain for a quality item. Drama over.

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Slightly different spin on this -literally moments after this pic was took the Battery on my Caravan went into total meltdown, luckily I got it disconnected and removed before Total disaster. Got a new leisure Battery from a local EUROs in Weston-super-Mare for £120 which I fitted myself.

the old battery was still red hot after 3 days 

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Oh there's been many.

Sadly not many pics though. Made a campsite look like a traveler site changing the centre prop bearing in a transit so i could get the caravan home. Have broken down in some lovely places over the years. It's the journey not the destination.

Heres my GS after a massive FTP when the gearbox shate out in southern France. 

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Any chance of repair - nope

euro recovery cover - nope

 inflated brexit prices on old shitters and rentals - definitely 

Luckily was with mates so rode pillion for the rest of the trip then had a mini break a month later going to collect the ungrateful panzercycle  only to repair it for it to FTP again in a new and interesting way. 

Its sitting in the lock up as I type thinking about what its done. 

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9 hours ago, Fraz said:

@dome Please tell me you have a picture of the aero in glencoe? 

I can't find it 😭

My Saab 9000 Aero expired on the way up Glencoe many years ago whilst on a gentle* drive up to Fort William. Somewhere on a hard drive I have a rather fetching picture of it abandoned in a layby awaiting recovery. 

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A picturesque little lane was the access to my place in Bolsover, and the Princess decided to stop and admire the view in the most awkward place it could.

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A few months later and it decided to do a bit of industrial action at the old Coalite plant down the road.

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This was all many years ago and this sort of nonsense is absolutely* and definitely* totally* behind us now.

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8 hours ago, paulplom said:

Wipers packed in on the raniest day of the year. Terrifying.

A1 just North of Wetherby.

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Christ, that's heart in mouth stuff - the wipers on that were never that good to begin with! Had some interesting* drives on motorways in the rain in it myself. Overtaking a truck in the rain was always a fun* experience. 

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59 minutes ago, GeordieInExile said:

Christ, that's heart in mouth stuff - the wipers on that were never that good to begin with! Had some interesting* drives on motorways in the rain in it myself. Overtaking a truck in the rain was always a fun* experience. 

They came loose on the spindle, crossed over then stopped. I was in the outside lane and my visibilty became zero in three seconds flat. Highways agency weren't interested at all. Luckily I had a multitool in my backpack. I went back down and tightened them up with the pliers attatchment which was just enough to get me home.

Driving 90 miles home in my shitty kecks was memorable. Luckily leather seats.

 

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32 minutes ago, Matty said:

Which one?

The NV200 van...friend of mine was doing the radio comms for a mountain race, left his lights on and had a flat battery by the time it had finished. So had to go up to rescue him.

Ironically the second time I've rescued that model of van with a flat battery - another friend has the electric version and ran out of charge!

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Of course I have no clue what FTP stands for but have had a few experiences   
 

 

 

Caddy 

Repeatedly died and pissed about embarrassing me till I replaced the ECU  

Including a three hour death after I booked it for an MOT. Passed at 6.30pm

Now a faultless low mileage SDI as expected  

 

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