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I had to learn sometime...

Stirling Moss has nothing on me ;)

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Last night was my first attempt at driving the van.

After getting Cal to have a look at the engine the previous night, we discovered the T-Unit was crying out for some oil. After much deliberation we ended up in Halfords seaching for oil. Once we found the right type, we also picked up a France Road Atlas, Headlight Converters and a Scotland Sticker (to replace an awful looking union jack on the side window....)
An expensive trip, but all neccessary things!

After dinner, we marched out to the van, convinced we knew what we were doing and started pouring the oil in. Had in a look in Cal's car to compare (where we discovered he was in much need of oil too...)
We poured about 1.5litres in, ran the engine, checked the dipstick and nothing had changed. So we poured another litre in...same again - no change.

I've got a feeling its been so long since there has been any oil in, it's going to need a whole 5 litres before its satisfied!

So giving up on the oil situation for a moment, I took the T-unit out for a spin. After a shaky start, I got the hang of it. Driving 4000 miles is going to be interesting to say the least!

On our return to the flat, we tested out the windscreen wipers and the screenwash. More problems! A new motor was fitted for the windscreen wipers before we picked it up, but for whatever reason they stoped working last night! Checked the fuses, but I'm hoping it's a lose connection somewhere that can be fixed!

Checking it into the garage next week for a good look over, and into Halfords to get a chip in the windscreen replaced. It's getting us down a bit at the moment - but we know it'll be worth it all in the end!

L x

Posted by lkane86 00:42 Archived in Scotland Tagged preparation

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