Its like this then, December is a funny old month to buy a car, but I did, anyway. Bought so cheap, never mind a song, how about half a chorus (once)
I knew the car had issues, it had to have, please see my previous comment. But I could see a little Gem waiting to emerge (I hoped). So, during those long dark Winter evenings after whiling away those long dark Winter afternoons, spent generally messing about with door mirrors that tilt up and down, but not sideways (ball joint disconnected under the mirror glass) I'm studying the "Forums" for these cars and boy does the information keep on coming, (mainly from the other side of the "Pond"). One useful tip I learned was how to re-set (re-Boot) the Automatic Gearbox, yes, really ... Having eradicated a VERY, very, annoying DRONING noise which became intrusive beyond 35 mph, oh yes a Wheel Bearing, BUT the offside one had been supposedly replaced in July 2019 .......... Bit the bullet and replaced both front Wheel Bearing / Hub assembly's. Oh AND a set of new Continental Tyres, the space saver Tyre is Continental, so it seemed quite reasonable to me that the road Tyres from the Factory, would have been the same ? The replaced Tyres had 2007 dates on them so it seemed a reasonable move ...... When I mean business, I mean business ..... The little car and I have been out this afternoon and thanks to a fair bit of tinkering, not mentioning a new fuel filter (the one I removed was the original, I opened the "schrader" valve to de-pressurise the fuel rail / system, only to get the merest trickle of fuel out
) I now know what Jeremy Clarkson (I think it was him) meant when he commented that the transport goes faster than the driver can think ... (just for a moment, in my case). Then again it might just be age, of which I'm proud to have achieved .... My work here, is complete.
Life begins at Forty !... I was born with nothing, I seem to have most of it left.
2002 Titan Silver BMW 316ti Auto Compact
2000 Bright Green V.W. Avantgarde Cabriolet
1989 White and Navy Blue V.W. Golf Cabriolet (G.T.i.)