Hi all and I had a great day on Saturday. Started to pull apart Her car to replace the clutch. Very quickly getting over Toyota front wheel drive vehicles. The amount of stuff that had to come off of it just to get to the stage of being able to see the motor took half a day. Then it came to jacking the wheels off the ground My jack sucked a kumara. Into Dargaville to a place called the warehouse, where every one gets a bargan. Brought a new two ton jack, rushed home with it and stick it under the front wheel and start jacking. The brand new two ton jack sucked a kumara. It could not lift the front wheel of a toyota corolla of the ground.
I took another prozac as the air was turning blue, actually it had turned blue. We managed by other means to get the wheel raised and started to dismantle the axel when another problem reared its head. I did not have the right size socket. More blue air and a trip to Whangarei was now required. 110 ks one way.
So now I needed a two ton jack that worked, a socket that fitted, I noticed one of the fan belts was cracked so that had to be replaced. The clutch kit Roslyn had brought did not have the axel seals in it so I had to buy them as well then I noticed the cam belt had not been replaced for 100,000ks not to mention the air filter as well.
Now Roslyn is out and about in my truck, the one I had filled the tank up with fuel, I now had to fill the tank on my friends car for the trip to Whangarei for all of the extra parts required. The bill for the extra parts came to $391 and the fuel was $52 in a very little car that had a key winder attached to the rear door so when it stopped one got out and wound it up again for a few more miles. Bit like a 6 foot man on a miniture horse. Did not look right.
To add insult to injury when she arrived home and enquired as to the progress with her car I gave her the reciept for the extra parts required less the $69 for the jack, she decided not to talk to me for the rest of the evening. How I love the piece and quiet now and again
So to you all.
Have a great day riding your horses and think of me spending my day fixing the ponies under the bonnet of a toyota corolla so SWMBO can ride again.
I wonder is she will fill the tank on my truck when she has finished. Nah i'll get it back when its empty and then get that smile again, just the smile.
Cheers all, and ride, for the days are getting longer in my part of the world and we all know what the means, don't we.