Friday, July 31, 2009

Bella Bella!

We're soon going to be off to Belladrum. For those who don't know this is a lovely little festival just outside Inveness. It has a good line up of acts (no one too big you understand) and lots of up and coming talent. The cider is tasty and cold and the people are friendly. We had a superb time last year.

Being in Inverness means I need to do a lot of preparation. There have been a few things to sort with Jessica. First off was the oil change/oilfiler/sump leak job I have been putting off for ages. That took a good while to get sorted, the sump need cleaning out (handfuls of "grit" in the bottom) the oil filter didn't want to come off and the sump seal needed careful alignment. But now its done and doesn't seem to leak. Saying that there is oil falling from the bottom of the engine, but I've managed to convince myself that its just due to a leaking rocker cover and/or oil I dribbled while refilling it.

I have also changed the fuel pump in an attempt to address the high power misfire she's had since the Yoxall Commer Van Fan Meet. New plugs and a clean up of the high tension system helped a bit, but she still ain't right. Tonight I changed the fuel pump and fuel pipe maybe a test drive tomorrow can shed some further light on it.

Finally after the tragic demise of the awning in North Berwick, we had to get a replacement. Well eBay turned up the goods and it arrived today - hopefully I'll get a chance to check it out and put it up before the weekend. Early indications are that it is big (3 x 3.5 m big...).

In other news A CommerVanFan put me on to this... I'm in love... swap spoons for old cars and thats me that is... oh the feel of rusty metal.

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