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Old 26th October 2019, 15:19
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I had some 'issues' a few years ago on the drive to Le Mans classic. Being a true mechanic I got the AA to fix the first big one - air intake hosing disconnected itself following the fitting of a non-standard intake manifold and copious use of jubilee clips.

The second one was possible caused by the AA man struggling to get my bodge reconnected properly. There was a split in the rubber hose.

I did a quick road side fit with gaffer tape and zip ties with the promise to replace it when I got home.

Just off to GSF to pick up the 14 replacement. Only a few years late and actually to fix a new split from the one I originally fixed. Got to love gaffer tape and zip ties.
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Old 26th October 2019, 15:55
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I remember that occasion too ! One of those temporary permanent repairs, nothing wrong with that
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Old 26th October 2019, 16:19
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The local GSF seems to be the only place with anything in stock and they have closed early so fresh gaffer tape and wait another 4 years...

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Old 26th October 2019, 18:15
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stuck 6 new spark plugs in while I was under the bonnet. No idea how old the Bosch one in there were. At least 45-50K and possibly still the ones from the factory. Certainly brown and cruddy tips instead of shiny.

Now running as smooth as you like.

A useful afternoon, despite GSF's best efforts.
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