So..... He's immobile AGAIN.
Seems electrical...again. Not the same thing though. Totally soaking under bonnet from rain. (garage due next spring...can't come soon enough!) Everytime he has to go out on an essential trip, it's raining!
So, back to the auto electrician this week...which involves a nightmare of trying to get him off the back muddy drive out onto the road (not pushable so have to try and enlist the help of a friend to tow out but only know 2 people in the universe so...difficult). Breakdown always send huge trucks that cannot do our rural, tiny drive. Then working around work and uni and not being able to get to the garage to collect him....and he's due at Volvo for MOT next Saturday too.
Also.....poor Jeff. I probably text 4 days out of 7 with "How do I.....?", "what's this....?", "Should this be here?" or "Where can I buy....?"
I wanted to get him undersealed before MOT and in time for the meet in October as he'll go to bed after that until April. I got a quote of £570 from rustbuster (www.rust.co.uk
). Which, for all the work they do, seemed reasonable. You can go back each year for £60 and have it topped up and checked. But they couldn't fit me in until mid December. No good for me. So I asked a well established classics company in my uni town to do it. I understand that I wouldn't be getting the full shebang the other company would be doing but thought it was best to get something done for now.
I dropped the car off last Tuesday and collected on Saturday (3 buses and 3 hours). They called to say they couldn't find the locking nut key. They said it's ok though, they can still do it. No "would you like us to go ahead, there may be risk of XYZ".
It was raining when I got home so I ran in and popped out on the Sunday to clean and dry it to re-cover.....Then I found all the overspray.
I know it's cleanable but I was a tad
disappointed (understatement). I have had to wait a week for the cleaner to arrive and got on it today. God knows what else is covered in it that isn't supposed to be.
....I've purchased a couple of standard wheel nuts off eBay and intend to swap them at the meeting (guessing someone will have a locking key suitable?).
I know the obvious thing that you want to scream at me is 'take it back!' but I wouldn't dare let them try to clean it in their half-wit manner...especially knowing I was not happy. I'd be even more worried. I've done what I can without taking the doors off but it was so awfull to see the mess after him usually being so clean and tidy. I've just made this video and I will forward to them but don't expect much of a reply.....if any.
Anyway...I'm sure I'll see you in October, those attending!