Right, it's been a busy few days so where do I start...
First of all, I had been having problems with the Coupe's speedo. It was mentioned when I bought the car that very occasionally, at cruise, the speedo would drop to zero but would return to normal within a few seconds. Recently, it became more frequent and became urgent when it failed going along the A338 Wessex Way and it's legion of speed cameras
I went to the Peugeot dealer in Christchurch to order the speed sensor as this was the problem. The parts guy was very helpful and complimentary about the Coupe. Two days later, it turned up so I went to collect it and set about the job the following day.
Its a fairly simple job but the sensor is in an awkward position on the rear face of the gearbox and behind a heatshield that is clipped onto it. One screw and out it comes. Swapped the cog into the new sensor and hey presto, my speedo has been fine ever since.
While I was there I had a couple of easy wins. I noticed the reverse lights were dim but on looking for the speed sensor spotted the real problem, someone had left the connector for the reverse light switch off. Reconnected that and sorted as well as sorting a few minor issues
Saturday saw a trip to Jim's to meet up with him and John, to go up to Chesterfield to strip an LPG system from a smahed Coupe. A thoroughly enjoyable day was had and we had it cracked in no time, along with a few other bits and peices. Thanks again to Jim and John.
That brings us to today. As some of you will be aware, I had an interview at Fawley today. Apart from some confusion on arrival as to where I was supposed to park and getting caught in a small jam on the way, I think it went well. Could have been better but that is the benefit of hindsight. Now I have about a two week wait before I know if my application is successful.
Started with an interesting site tour, we went up to the top of one of the cat crackers to view the site from above. Weighed down with PPE and because of the heat, going up the stairs to the top, I noticed that I really have let myself become unfit
After that I had an interview, a practical assessment and finally we had a team exercise. I just hope I did enough to impress.
Finally, on my arrival home from Southampton, I was greeted by the sight of two huge boxes with my name on. One is from ECP with parts for the Activa's cambelt change and the other from Machine Mart filled with a selection of goodies in the form of tools for me to start building a collection.
Over the last few days the Coupe has been running on a tank of fuel I put in on Thursday. Today it passed 400 miles on that same tank and the light came on 10 miles later. I think 450 miles on a tank is impressive for a 3.0 V6 Coupe, which itself is no lightweight