Sunday, 27 May 2007

The Perambulations of Micra....

Little Micra wasn't well... He'd developed a limp, and in recent months it had got a lot worse! All the grumbling and the knocking noises had been ignored, and now all he could manage was to drive in a straight line. Right hand turns had been painful for quite a while, and trips to the shops had become quite convoluted only being able to turn left! Master would have to take a look at it....
Uh Oh! Major surgery needed! "What? No, I didn't say anything bad, It's just a 'flesh' wound". Micra was getting panicky, he would have to have his battery disconnected if he didn't calm down.

This is what he needed. A new constant velocity joint. I hate fitting these and this is why I'd put it off so long.


A replacement suspension arm was also needed, the former one had been 'mysteriously' damaged by a big hammer wielded by a frustrated unnamed party. Micra said this stung as well now!



After several hours of banging, swearing and throwing of heavy tools, thing were starting to look a little improved. Now lets see if I can find something stronger to replace that string!




Right, everything back in place, bolted, torqued, lubed and pinned. Micra felt much better. Master was right, it hadn't been anything to worry about, and little Micra was embarrassed at having made such a fuss.





So, what are these leftover bits for?......






1 comment:

Elisa, Jarrod & Thomas said...

I'm sure you won't need them, just put them in a bag in the garage!