The May month-end will start the six week visit to Canada, just a few things meanwhile to pass the other 26 days.
Nice of the neighbourhood to have a fiesta in the street – joy or sadness at my leaving?
The Volvo has been showing a Diesel Particle Filter fault on the dashboard (orange engine symbol) that I used my OBDII reader to analyse. After checking a few things (sensor, drove a manual forced regeneration), I stripped the air filter and pipe work to reach the sensor tubes from the DPF body.
I was anticipating a new DPF at £800, and/or sensor and pipes at £300.
Finding the outlet pipe perished away, inside the thermal protection tube, from the DPF – I tried to buy replacement hose
The Guy at the motor factors saw I only needed the short piece and said no charge (only €6/Mtr anyway).
It felt like I was a £1,000 up – the C30 running perfect.
Next job – Chirivel for sockets and fanlights, easy and a pleasant 3 hr round trip via Lorca. Picked up the Rich’s from the airport, and would return them
Won a couple of the Thursdays pool comps in BuenaVista Repaired an amplifier for KeesonRestored Nadine’s robot vacuum to full working order
Made a good start on four broken Sky boxesVoted in Spain as a European Citizen for the first time
Took care to set the floodlights at Karl’s as level and central as possible – easily a blot on the landscape of the superb frontage if slightly off
Did a plumbing job and some lights in a Camposol home
Picked up Valerie from the airport and had Terrace Tapas with her and Stu (who would be my lift to Murcia International)
I bought an easel! Looked a bargain and thought it was something that my cousin Joan might want to have in her barnhouse
May is also a remembrance time for me. Count my stars I came home from the Falklands (RAF from Ascension after losing Sheffield to an Exocet)
Time to stow all tools and pack to fly vía Bournemouth then Gatwick to Toronto