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Old 07-28-2018, 10:10 AM   #16
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what kind of car is that? I don't recognize it. Kia?
I hope limey will forgive me if I'm treading on her toes here, but it looks like a Skoda Fabia Estate.

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Old 07-28-2018, 06:01 PM   #17
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Skoda Fabia Scout (estate) indeed, Carruthers.
Yes, we are at our annual music camp so don't need the car for a good few days yet. Hopefully the garage can find the fault ....

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Old 07-28-2018, 07:02 PM   #18
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Here's some old fashion driving music for the ride home.

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Old 07-29-2018, 09:22 PM   #19
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A sensor went bad on my Avalanche and it started getting 27 miles to the gallon so I fixed it with a piece of black electrical tape over the check engine light.
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Old 07-30-2018, 07:01 AM   #20
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Skoda Fabia Scout (estate) indeed, Carruthers.
Yes, we are at our annual music camp so don't need the car for a good few days yet. Hopefully the garage can find the fault ....

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Wow, quite an ordeal. Here's hoping.
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Old 07-30-2018, 02:25 PM   #21
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Cap'n... which sensor was that? Mine gets <> 15 mpg now. I could use such a fault of my own!
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Old 07-31-2018, 09:16 PM   #22
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Cap'n... which sensor was that? Mine gets <> 15 mpg now. I could use such a fault of my own!
You can get a chip to increase hp and better mileage. My neighbor is into race trucks and he works on my truck. I don't have 4x4 if that helps.
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Old 08-02-2018, 07:07 PM   #23
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I got the jalopy back today. Garage could find nothing wrong with it. They charged me Nothing At All for their work in trying to trace a fault.


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Old 08-02-2018, 09:20 PM   #24
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You probably can't empty the fuel tank and refill it with fresh fuel in case bad fuel was the problem; but, you can top off the tank with fresh fuel (preferably with the highest octane rating your car can use) to dilute any contamination. There are also drying additives, that you pour into the gas tank, to get rid of any water condensation in the tank that might be pumped into the fuel line. These fairly inexpensive measures would help rule out a fuel problem if the symptoms recur.
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Old 08-06-2018, 05:22 PM   #25
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Well, we got home. Here on my island home there is but one sort of diesel so if thatís the problem Iíd better buy a new car. But we got home without a hitch


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Old 08-07-2018, 04:22 AM   #26
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Well, we got home. Here on my island home there is but one sort of diesel so if thatís the problem Iíd better buy a new car. But we got home without a hitch
Pleased to hear that all is well.

It's always a bit of a worry embarking on a long journey after car problems.

There are always thoughts at the back of your mind about a repeat performance.

It came as a surprise to me to read that diesel fuel isn't the only liquid causing concern on Arran.

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They are becoming Britainís desert islands. The heatwave has caused a water shortage crisis for islands from the Isles of Scilly to the Outer Hebrides.
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Even Scotlandís mountainous and often cloudy Isle of Arran has been hit. Scottish Water had to charter ferries to transport 750,000 litres of water to the island from the mainland last month to prevent residents from going thirsty.
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It's paywalled but there might be a free article or two.
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Old 08-08-2018, 11:37 AM   #27
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The field behind my house. Not much of a water shortage here. I saw the trucks. I think they were a publicity stunt or sump'n.

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Old 08-08-2018, 04:25 PM   #28
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But that's not potable water.
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Old 08-09-2018, 11:43 AM   #29
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But that's not potable water.


True. But the grass is way WAY greener than it was in Englandshire last week.


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Old 08-09-2018, 03:44 PM   #30
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That's cuz it's on the other side of that fence.

The grass is always greener over there.

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