Thursday, October 11, 2018

Madrid

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This morning I am hoping for a good doctor, a mechanical doctor.

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My dad has got the car there for 8am just as requested. Mean while I am working on a 3D drawing in Autocad, which I am drawing the parts for in Inventor first and then moving them across. In a way I’m getting better at this.

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At 3:45 I call the garage, they are running behind but should get it finished by 5pm. I head over and just as I get there at 5:05pm they are taking her for a test drive.

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I pay the £610 bill for the fitting of a new clutch and dual mass flywheel, I pray she is going to last a lot longer now, although having got to 164K on its original is some good going. They explain they have had problems refitting the undertray, although it is secure.

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By the time we are home the tray is loose. I’m not surprised. It’s never been to a professional mechanical and had its undertray fitted properly after the work they have carried out, however I am pucker at fitting it.

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I screw a screw back in position and note three other screws that are missing. Luckily as I like a secure undertray, I have VAG spares. Just need time to fit them at some point.

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I collect Les and Rob and my mom. There is no doubt that the left peddle is feather light now and I will be getting less exercise.

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She also seams quieter, and swifter and less rattily. Erm what an improvement the new dual mass fly wheel has made.

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Well here we are at the Bradford Arms.

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I like it here as the food is always nice.

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I plum for the mixed grill. It is quiet filling.

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We come second apparently. Although I only knew two answers, the Mormons and of course Madrid.

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