Monday flippin morning!
Well, to continue on, I picked up the car, and I have to admit she runs like a dream..
She purrs when idoling, there is actually a feeling of torque, so I am very happy.
Until this morning!!
I left for work this morning about the same time as usual, a chilly 7.45, went outside and de iced the car, sat in her and started the car purring!.
I Pulled away gently and glided down the avenue toward work, a mist an autumn sunrise!.
The car was fine, until we pulled onto the faster roads, thats when she must have thought “NOW!” and cue a sudden loss of power, rapid deccelaration, and gut renching clattering from under the bonnet, I thought “No please!”.
I managed to coast the car off the 50mph road, and into a 30 mile an hour safe impact zone.
This is when she miracolously levelled out again, several stamps on the accelarator and copious amounts of hard reving, outside a complete strangers house confirmed she was ok.
After much peering out of windows and red line reving, a sudden cough was produced which sounded like something had cleared and a tranquil pur resumed, a wheel spin later and I was off again.
“A ha” I thought, “blockage!” that must have sorted it,
everything was ok, until the A6!
about half way between, bedford and luton, right next to “Wilkstead hill farm” she coughed spluttered, hop skipped and flippin jumped, into a layby!
The engine promptly cut out, amist a curoius burning smell and further clattering from under the bonnet!
“Crikey” I thought, not wanting to be sprayed in the face with oil from the dashboard or something, I abandoned the car and called the RAC.
The RAC I have to say where very good, but the end result was a truck ride to a garage, and after paul (Rac chap) suggested that he felt it was the exhaust, I selected the “O so honest” garage that first fitted it about 3 weeks prior.
End result was 6 hours messing about (Seriously) a new set of rubbers! (Sure that`s mechanic`s slang for d*ck head) and a car that seems ok once again!
Will keep you posted, (brakes are still on the horizon)
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