Life on the edge - returning to the fold!!!

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Hello, Friends!!

Today is my Adoption Anniversary! 6 years with Papa!!

The good news is that all my repairs are now completed. I have a nice, new rubber over my rear suspension cylinder and 2 new front balljoints fitted along with some new wiring to my front brake wear warning sensors. The wires had frayed where they passed through the bracket on my hubs so new wire from behind my inner wings to the sockets. Soldered and everything! With proper heat shrink over the joints. That blow torch is hot!

I now just need new valves on my rear tyres but Papa is preparing some stylish alloy wheels from a Xara VTR+! So are new front tyres on the agenda? Daddy's iPad says so!!

Hoping to see some of you on the road soon.

Otterchops.

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Happy anniversary Otters :-D

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Gosh :shock: how time flies! I can well remember when you first appeared in these pages Otter ;) Happy anniversary and delighted to hear all is well :D

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Hello, Friends!

Well, I have FINALLY passed my MOT and it just shows how important they are. Last time out, I failed with excessive movement on the front near side wheel. Papa assembled his tools and set to work. The problem was not the bushes but the through bolt on the front bush that was slightly loose. Suitably tightened with Papa's BIG wrecking bar I have passed.

Papa says that not only has the clock gone from my front suspension but my steering feels sharper again.

Now to get my nice alloys fitted.

He did try but ATS lied to him regarding their ability to fit tyres to centreless wheels. They then needed chasing up to get the refund. Needless to say, Papa is NOT HAPPY and with good reason I think.

It does mean I can take my dog for a walk anyway. Well, I think she's mine.....

Love

Otterchops.

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Congrats on the MoT :D Excellent!

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PM sent!
Regards, Harry

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Hello, Friends!

Well, 2020 was not what any of us expected! I've hardly been out so haven't burned much diesel. This lead to an embarrassing problem this week when my fuel lines waxed and I could not start. Papa has bought me some more diesel that has an anti-freeze (Winter Diesel) to try and stop this happening again but then it is August that he last bought any diesel. Tight sod!

I will have to wait for my nice alloys because Dadd's Phone is not well, having trouble taking a charge. When he saw how much repairs would be (Cries of HOW MUCH!?!?!?!) he investigated a new one. More cries of HOW MUCH?!?!?!? So he looked for a second hand one. Still a lot of money but just one payment. Still, his Wallet, a true Yorkshire Wallet if ever there was one, is plotting.....

I have also been used to haul the eviscerated reminds of the Washing Machine to the Dump. He tried to fix it, even ordered new bearings to discover the large cast metal spider behind the drum had corroded and broken up. Cue a lot of Naughty Words and a Test for my rear suspension.

I am enjoying having a Greyhound. She rides in the back with Mummy and is no trouble at all. I think Lily appreciates my air conditioning and comfy ride. She goes to sleep anyway in the car! :mecker:

Love

Otterchops.

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Good to hear from you Otterchops :D

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Hello, Friends!

Papa has a little job to do on my powerful engine. I am still a grumpy starter, even with the warmer weather and Winter Diesel in my tank. Papa sprayed my glow plugs with WD40 which cured it for a bit so there's some dirt to be removed.

Also, when Papa fitted my new door locks after some nasty, unspeakable git tried to nick my diesel, he dropped one of the door handle bolts down inside my door. Idiot! The drivers' lock now does not work. Can he get a new bolt from somewhere or is it a new handle to strip for parts? As for getting the remotes to work, he's failed UTTERLY!! Even with Lexia to hand.....

He may be an Old Fool but he's My Old Fool.

He's getting his 1st COVID jab tomorrow and taking my greyhound for a walk.

Love

Otterchops!!