fugging brakes! -
sigh, the front calipers are giving me some grief. Front passenger one is sticking which is er not so handy. Both fronts getting stripped down and rebuilt this bank holiday monday so hopefully solve the issue for a while. Plans are in motion for er upgrades........... Should be interesting to see how the ABS works that lot out lol
ignition all fixed - for now at least
indeed a temporary fix until I can source a newer coil ignitor. Original one was well dead as below. Cheers for giving up your Friday evening Calum, as ever a star.
Just to fix the brakes
a funny thing happened on the way to dinner -
was meeting a friend for dinner and was driving there, nice evening for it so was happy enough. Was stuck behind some slower moving traffic so first chance I got to power past I took it, er then it all went a bit funny..........
Down into 3rd, pull out and nail it 17psi. Got past the first car then a huge POP / BANG then the dash lights up.......... then nothing. So I dip the clutch and the revs just drop to zero. Clutch back up and the car just kinda farts and not a lot else. Clutch down turn over starter, nada nothing zip neit. So with that, I look over my shoulder at the car I just overtook and thought right I'm clear so I pulled over and flicked on the hazard lights while trying the get the darned thing to fire up again. Nope, it was dead :( Kinda embarrassing and the guy I overtook didn't look too happy either. Not like I planned it pal! Lucky I had enough momentum to get some distance and going by the pops and bangs from the exhaust he'd have known all was not well.
Single carriageway back road no laybys but at least it was on a straight section. So I get out and check under the car - no leaks, no oil and no shiny broken metal bits either. Try to start the car, just spinning over so I know the batteries fine. So after a bit I realise it's electrical but something serious. All fuses check out then I smell burning - then I see smoke
So I phone my dinner companion and explain the situation, phoned a friend for advice / options and then AA. AA man turned up in about 40 minutes and yeah the ignitor has gone = no spark no go fooked. So car gets towed back home, the shame of it all. Hopefully it's just the ignitor that's died in a very smoky fashion and not something else that's caused it to check out. Hopefully get it sorted this week but yet another expense just when I'm looking at new toys...........
and that fecking passenger front caliper is still sticking.
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