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CitroŽnbender

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Unusual Frog Failure
« on: February 13, 2019, 03:10:17 PM »
Last towed in November 2009 (when its 310K alternator brushes finally wore out 200km from home), my "trusty" 405 today broke a clutch cable clip.

Cost of parts arriving Friday, to repair - under $10.

Today is less than 30į, yesterday closer to 40į. Failure happened adjacent to a leafy side street with one of three untimed parking spaces free as I sputtered along in first (syncros are long gone), allowing me to wait safely in the shade. A large branch fell down into an empty parking space up the road, as I waited. My 3% phone charge was enough to get me back to base, and I discovered the acquaintance I'd been en route to see, was someone the tow operator also knew. Small world.

Despite the inconvenience, I'm smiling because it could have been so much worse.

Forgot to mention, a deep red '53 Aurelia GT was parked in front of me while waiting for the tow.  Lovely piece of kit.
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Re: Unusual Frog Failure
« Reply #1 on: February 13, 2019, 05:30:50 PM »
so, time to buy that Lotto ticket to see if your luck holds.
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Re: Unusual Frog Failure
« Reply #2 on: February 14, 2019, 08:25:21 PM »
So then I did buy the lotto ticket, and now my Giulia QV is arriving next month... 

Right?


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CitroŽnbender

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Re: Unusual Frog Failure
« Reply #3 on: February 14, 2019, 08:38:56 PM »
When they make a ute version (or bakky as they say in Perth), Iíll buy lottery tickets.  :D

Canít believe I was momentarily annoyed at there being a three day wait to get a part for a thirty year old French car. Definitely lost perspective there.

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Re: Unusual Frog Failure
« Reply #4 on: February 15, 2019, 01:24:15 AM »
CB, this Sandgroper is unfamiliar with the term bakky. So I googled it, and the only thing I could find was a South African Hilux? In which case plenty of my neighbours would know what you mean!
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Re: Unusual Frog Failure
« Reply #5 on: February 17, 2019, 09:05:02 PM »
It was tongue-in-cheek.  ;)

Well, after too many hours impersonating a bat (hanging upside down under the dash) the job is done; car returned to service and a spare clip in the glovebox. I think it is the first component on the assembly line, as every part of the job conformed to the stringent specifications of the Bureau de B‚tards for inaccessibility.

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Re: Unusual Frog Failure
« Reply #6 on: February 17, 2019, 09:44:18 PM »
Jesus,

If weíre going to dissect frogs and BA Falcons, who wants to help me with a low oil pressure issue [at idle] on a V6 Kia ( entire lubrication circuit cleaned or OEM replaced [pump, filter, sensor, timing chains, CVVT gears, cams, CVVT solenoids, chain guides etc])

(B1)... are you thinking what Iím thinking B2
(B2).. Iím not sure B1, but I can hear somebody knocking when allís quiet
(B1).. exactly B2, perhaps thereís a dribbly loose little teddy rod bearing
(B2).. fuck me B1, run away..
(B1).. oh címon B2, how hard ca it be...
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Re: Unusual Frog Failure
« Reply #7 on: February 17, 2019, 10:03:20 PM »
Can't put a Busso in there to replace it?

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Re: Unusual Frog Failure
« Reply #8 on: February 25, 2019, 11:08:31 AM »
So, is the Carnival over?  :P