Man-Flu vs the Recalcitrant Car

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Man-Flu vs the Recalcitrant Car

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It's been a real run of downs and ups with the car lately. More of the former. :lol:

We had the doseur leak, destroying the firewall insulation. While recovering from this inconvenience, a strut leakoff return pipe failed - still waiting on a new rubber hose and strapping.

The heater matrix elbow broke irrepairably (having been fixed once before), calling for a new hose set. At the first install attempt I pinched an O-ring, causing it to lose all coolant. :roll: I can also smell the matrix leaking.

Yesterday, the starter finally died. This was made more fun by a Force Ten dose of the 'flu with hayfever thrown into the mix. Combined with the leaking strut return pipe and the flat battery from my starter arcing, I had a dead unlocked car dripping LHM outside my neighbour's house. Not good!

Today it was fix time; being so rogered from illness I took the whole day to rebuild the starter. Guess what? The motor will run (albeit flat stick) with the TB completely removed! :shock: Next it ran out of petrol whilst test idling.

Then it didn't restart! :x Somehow the inertia switch had been tripped. Finally, about 2030H tonight it was safely back in the driveway. Flu continues apace; what a pest it is.
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Post by myglaren »

If it ain't one thing it's another Adam.
Commiserations.
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Post by Xaccers »

Manflu is a medically recognised and serious illness, far worse than birdflu (or Sheilaflu as it's known down under).
Check http://www.manflu.org.uk for important advice and sympathy.
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Post by ACTIVE8 »

Xac wrote:Manflu is a medically recognised and serious illness, far worse than birdflu (or Sheilaflu as it's known down under).
Check http://www.manflu.org.uk for important advice and sympathy.
Thanks for that. :wink: :lol:
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Post by pug_owner2002 »

Bloody spammers getting everywhere at the moment!
Opersom01 you won't be staying long. :missile:
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Post by Deanxm »

seems he has a thing for posts, do you think he is lost? maybe looking for WWW.FRENCHPOSTFORUM.COM :lol:

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i will not be held responsable for search results displayed whilst looking for www.frenchpostforum.com
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Post by addo »

Bugger. I even failed their (Manflu website) questionnaire; it directed me to the NHS homepage. :lol:

Deano, this is how it's done; you link the fake URL:

http://www.frenchcarspampostforum.com

I suspect we'll see him back with a sore elbow and a few raw bits, maybe in a week or two...