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Old 11 Jul 2022, 15:49 (Ref:4119120)   #16
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Currently I am without transportation for the weekend as the Saab awaits a warranty replacement drive shaft. Swapped a while back for a clicking CV but the gaiter leaked grease at the CV end and then split at the shaft end of the outer gaiter.

New gaiter fitted about 3 weeks back and that pumped out grease without 19 miles. Lots of grease.

We decided there may be a problem with the drive shaft since the fully and correctly clamped gaiter seems incapable of retaining a seal.

What with that and a rapidly progressing oil leak, likely due to lack of use, the car is not fit to go anywhere.

I'll have to wait to see what happens about replacement availability this week.

Meanwhile ...

Accuweather suggests that the max temp for Nuffield on Sunday may be 89F. 83F on Saturday.

Sounds like a "take it easy" weekend to me.

Plenty of water and suncream recommended.

Could be worse - the Monday (18th) forecast is currently into the 90s.

So how does Iain, since moving to Nuffield, always seem to get a weekend with good weather rather than traditional UK downpours?

Answers on the back of an iced-lolly please ...
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Old 11 Jul 2022, 15:52 (Ref:4119121)   #17
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Yup, I shall have a cool bag with bottles of water to keep us refreshed.
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Old 11 Jul 2022, 16:42 (Ref:4119131)   #18
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Currently I am without transportation for the weekend as the Saab awaits a warranty replacement drive shaft. Swapped a while back for a clicking CV but the gaiter leaked grease at the CV end and then split at the shaft end of the outer gaiter.

New gaiter fitted about 3 weeks back and that pumped out grease without 19 miles. Lots of grease.

We decided there may be a problem with the drive shaft since the fully and correctly clamped gaiter seems incapable of retaining a seal.

What with that and a rapidly progressing oil leak, likely due to lack of use, the car is not fit to go anywhere.

I'll have to wait to see what happens about replacement availability this week.

Meanwhile ...

Accuweather suggests that the max temp for Nuffield on Sunday may be 89F. 83F on Saturday.

Sounds like a "take it easy" weekend to me.

Plenty of water and suncream recommended.

Could be worse - the Monday (18th) forecast is currently into the 90s.

So how does Iain, since moving to Nuffield, always seem to get a weekend with good weather rather than traditional UK downpours?

Answers on the back of an iced-lolly please ...
Poor excuse .Get the train to Reading. I will pick you up.
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Old 11 Jul 2022, 18:33 (Ref:4119145)   #19
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Received final instructions etc. today but can't open them. A bit inconvenient so have asked them to re send.

Edit: Just received downloadable versions. The Cherry Tree is doing bacon/sausage/mushroom butties before the start (I just called them).
Nothing received here yet, but I only entered over the weekend as was hoping to have Stag ready.
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Old 13 Jul 2022, 05:38 (Ref:4119338)   #20
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Entry confirmed, see you on Sunday
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Old 13 Jul 2022, 11:05 (Ref:4119370)   #21
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Yep. We went through the list last night.
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Old 13 Jul 2022, 11:07 (Ref:4119372)   #22
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Sadly my co driver has had to cancel. I'll probably just enjoy the drive since reading clues will be somewhat difficult. I'll enjoy the bacon butty too.
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Old 13 Jul 2022, 14:13 (Ref:4119403)   #23
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Old 14 Jul 2022, 09:03 (Ref:4119486)   #24
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Sadly my co driver has had to cancel. I'll probably just enjoy the drive since reading clues will be somewhat difficult. I'll enjoy the bacon butty too.
Do you want me to ask around Pete.
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Would be good, thanks Iain.
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Old 14 Jul 2022, 09:23 (Ref:4119491)   #26
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Sadly my co driver has had to cancel. I'll probably just enjoy the drive since reading clues will be somewhat difficult. I'll enjoy the bacon butty too.
So sorry to let the side down but as mentioned these high temperatures do not do me any favours, I was really looking forward to the event as well
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No worries there'll be other opportunities.
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Poor excuse .Get the train to Reading. I will pick you up.
Too much camera kit to carry.

Are any trains running?

In any case you will all be too busy to do a station run!

My man swapped the CV joint today and so far (just a 10 mile test drive and my 20+ mile run home) the grease deluge seems to be resolved.

I've done some full lock manoeuvring and will leave things to cool off before further testing tomorrow.

I did suggest going the whole hog and swapping the entire drive shaft but, apparently, they are not available.

Why there should be this problem is still a total puzzle to both of us.

The other possible concern is that management has her 3rd sore throat symptom in the past 6 or 7 weeks. This is getting ridiculous ...
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That's a no then GP.
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All going well so far. Big concern is the very warm weather and the dry grass. I am setting up dustbins full of water around the field. If anyone else tells me about a field that was well alight up the road I will poke them in the eye.
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