July 25, 2005

Went on holiday, sun shone, broke down

OK, so it wasn't all bad, in fact the sun shone in Cornwall pretty much all week (more on that soon). But the story of the week was the car breaking down on Tuesday. It's a long story, but the outcome is this: suspected fuel pump failure, £700 plus labour, so I'm looking at ITRO £1200, just after paying out over £500 for a new cambelt, service, brakes and MOT just before we went away. My Dad has kindly lent us his car for the week, but cheesed off doesn't even begin to describe it. AND I have to get it towed to the dealers – what happened to garages having tow trucks? Thanks to the guys at Motortech in Looe for looking after it and running a diagnostic, and the AA for getting me/it home.

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  1. Cool blog!

    26 Jul 2005, 14:43

  2. Greg

    ^^^
    Are you paying people to write these comments?
    Or do you also go by the name of 'Mr test'? :-D

    Sorry about the car, at least it did'nt spoil you hol too much

    28 Jul 2005, 09:56

  3. Steven Carpenter

    Actually the Mr. Test one is a bit of a mystery.

    28 Jul 2005, 09:59

  4. Steven Carpenter

    Rich towed me down to Allen Ford last night in his lightweight tuned V8 Land-Rover. Fastest/loudest tow I've ever had. :-)

    28 Jul 2005, 10:02


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