Australia revisited Sunday 25th May

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Postby IanH » Thu May 22, 2008 3:56 pm

Well (at the moment) the weather gods are smiling and we're avoiding Kemnay :lol: so looks like it should be a good run 8) 8)
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Postby The Pram » Thu May 22, 2008 7:37 pm

We have a couple more names now so the new list looks like this....

Lorraine +1
Ian +1
Paul +1
Ricky +1 (last drive in his current car)
Andy +1
Paul +1
Mike??
Bernard
Angie +1
Scott
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PaulDS might be able to meet up with us somewhere on route too :D . Andy probably not due to having to work :cry:

A great turn out so thanks for that :lol: :lol:

FYI I am away to Glasgow all day Saturday so any questions about the run can you please direct them to IanH as I wont be back until bedtime.
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Postby rockdoc » Thu May 22, 2008 7:39 pm

still in Stavanger- not gonna make it :(
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Postby The Pram » Thu May 22, 2008 7:41 pm

:cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:
Next time though maybe :wink:
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Postby IanH » Thu May 22, 2008 7:44 pm

Passing through Stavanger* next week, I'll wave 8) :lol:

*(and Bergen, Oslo and Haugesund)
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Postby IanH » Fri May 23, 2008 9:19 am

Phoned the Old Fire Station in Tomintoul and they do not seem phased about the prospect of us all turning up on Sunday (in fact I'm sure they're delighted :lol: ) so that's good 8)
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Postby poing » Fri May 23, 2008 3:31 pm

I have a funny car noise which is diagnosed as either a wheel bearing or CV joint but a full check can't be done until Monday so I think it's best if I sit this one out and not risk any potential further damage :cry: :cry:

Mighty upset, really wanted to do this and everything was fully in place. Heart says risk it and everything will be fine, head says don't be stupid....
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Postby IanH » Fri May 23, 2008 3:58 pm

:( Shame, sorry you can't make it Paul, maybe next time.
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Postby Detritus » Fri May 23, 2008 11:39 pm

poing wrote:I have a funny car noise which is diagnosed as either a wheel bearing or CV joint but a full check can't be done until Monday so I think it's best if I sit this one out and not risk any potential further damage :cry: :cry:

Mighty upset, really wanted to do this and everything was fully in place. Heart says risk it and everything will be fine, head says don't be stupid....


This is why you need a second 5 in the family.

Go on you know it makes sense.

ohhh gowon gowon gowon gowon gowon. :lol:
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Postby PaulDS » Sat May 24, 2008 9:39 am

poing wrote:I have a funny car noise which is diagnosed as either a wheel bearing or CV joint but a full check can't be done until Monday so I think it's best if I sit this one out and not risk any potential further damage :cry: :cry:

Mighty upset, really wanted to do this and everything was fully in place. Heart says risk it and everything will be fine, head says don't be stupid....


If you have just noticed this and it needs replacing then a few more miles ain't gunna matta much, unless it's reaaly bad and then I would have thought you should have had it checked out earlier anyway.
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Postby rockdoc » Sat May 24, 2008 11:29 am

poing wrote:I have a funny car noise which is diagnosed as either a wheel bearing or CV joint but a full check can't be done until Monday so I think it's best if I sit this one out and not risk any potential further damage :cry: :cry:

Mighty upset, really wanted to do this and everything was fully in place. Heart says risk it and everything will be fine, head says don't be stupid....


is it a howl/moan like a plane flying above you?= wheel bearing

or is it knocking /clicking - cv joint


if its the wheel bearing- a few more miles wont harm
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Postby IanH » Sat May 24, 2008 11:39 am

if its the wheel bearing- a few more miles wont harm


I did a couple of weeks :shock: on a dodgy bearing in the 5 as there were difficulties in obtaining them when I needed it.

Have you got AA, RAC, Green Flag...... ? 8)
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Postby poing » Sat May 24, 2008 1:28 pm

Thanks guys. :)

I have no whirring while driving in a straight line and no clicking, although I've previously had a clicking when turning and braking (into the drive for example) diagnosed as a lose brake pad, perhaps that was wrongly diagnosed, even though it was a Mazda garage. :?

The noise I now have has gradually got worse (but I hadn't noticed it getting worse due to roof down/music too loud combo) when going around roundabouts. It's a metallic rubbing noise which to me sounds like the brake dust plate rubbing but despite my own checks I can't see anything obvious and everything looks suitably rusted into place.

I've had a silent wheel bearing on a previous car totally fail on me and cause other expensive damage so paranoia is high.

No matter what it is I wouldn't enjoy the run if I spent it listening out for a noise and worrying about having to call the breakdown service out.

I think I'll just get horribly drunk tonight then crash out in front of the GP tomorrow and go wash the car to cure the hangover.

Edit: just went outside and rolled the car back and forth on the driveway, click noise happens each time I change from rolling forward to backward or vice versa.... CV joint it is then :roll:

Edit2: clicking noise is front only, do RWD cars have CV joints at the front ? Oh sod it, garage can let me know on Monday, off to eat a chocolate eclair :D
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Postby Enjay » Sat May 24, 2008 2:14 pm

Not going to make this. :( I was waiting to see what my sister's plans were. She is in the country for a very short period of time, having got some time off from her work in Sudan, and I need to see her before she goes away again.
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Postby mike9jr » Sat May 24, 2008 3:44 pm

I'm out too, sorry.

I've decided to combine a top down trip with a walk up a hill. Best of both worlds.

Have a good one and you never know, might bump into you???!!!!
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Postby Enjay » Sat May 24, 2008 4:31 pm

mike9jr wrote:walk up a hill

Out of interest, which one?
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Postby mike9jr » Tue May 27, 2008 1:26 pm

Hi.

Glad you all had a good day.

I drove down to Glen Esk, and Glen Mark and took a friend for a first Munro, Mount Keen, followed by supper in The Ramsey Arms in the pretty Fettercairn..

A lovely day indeed, top down driving, good company, fine wee hill, cracking fish and chips, Oh, and a fine coffee and scone in the Glen Esk tea room for elevenses, a very nice surprise... :D
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Postby The Pram » Tue May 27, 2008 8:01 pm

Mike, glad you had a good day but I can't believe you had a day off and didn't come out with us :( - shame on you :wink: . Mount Keen is a rare hill indeed but quite a long walk in if I remember. Have you got new seats yet?
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Postby rockdoc » Tue May 27, 2008 10:07 pm

ats "you telt" ..........mike!

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