Thanks Jim, yes I was - AND my luck held out (despite the taibox still not having arrived: e-t-a LAST Friday!
) because yesterday morning, the remedial work was done - ahead of time estimate & under budget, even though the welding needed was more extensive
- & Xantia passed it's (free) re-test.
Cracking Christmas prezzie, that!
I did a much fuller post last night (AND read it after I'd submitted it) but it's gone!
(still not learned to save these witterings eleswhere, as back-up
Leaving the garage, which is in a residential street, turn left at X-roads at the end & through the railway arch (you might've seen those GWR piccies of trains passing beachhuts - it's that stretch
) there's the sun glinting on the sea! How many get that view taking their car back from an MoT? Can even take the edge of a fail!
Garage'll do the n/s ball joint that was an advisary* Saturday week (they confirmed they do have the special tool & will do it one Saturday morning - when they only usually do MoT's). Was invited to get the part myself, so that was ordered from CP4L - with the "XMAS" discount it was only £7.24!
(obvioiusly not best quality - but neither is the car!
). Want it done soon because it's probably what's knocking out the n/s f tyre (another advisory).
* or whatever they're called now