Glenda’s Honda Integra DC2 – Part 12

Glenda’s Honda Integra DC2 – Part 12

Posted by Glenn Rowswell on 16th April 2012

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If ever there was a time to say FML, it’s now. So here it goes, FML! As months go this hasn’t been a good one, as not only have I broken lots of things on my car, I’ve also been on the back of two low loaders. And get this, it was all in the space of less than three hours. Impressive eh?

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The first incident happened when I pulled out of a petrol station in Peterborough. First there was a large ‘donk’ noise as my exhaust scraped on my exit, nothing new there I thought, then came a strange large blowing a raspberry like sound followed by a metal dragging sound. Yep, my exhaust had sheered in two. Bugger.

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Luckily one call to Britannia Rescue and I was on the back of a low loader andonmywayto Peterborough’s Parker Fry Garage within 30 minutes. An hour later my car was off the ramps, the exhaust had been fixed and I was back in the car ready to continue my journey. Not only did the guys at the garage do an awesome job patching up my exhaust, they didn’t charge me either. So a big thanks Paul and Steve, you are true legends.

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Then when I was 13 miles from Bath, I got a flat, well I say a flat, my tyre was so shredded it looked like someone had taken a Stanley knife to it and separated the side wall from the tread. The reason? Well it seems a combination of too much camber and poor wheel alignment, something I said I was going to sort out a few months back but stupidly didn’t. Feck. So this resulted in another call to Britannia Rescue, who again rescued me and this time recovered me home as my spare won’t fit under the arches. So a second thanks to Keith at Lloyds Rescue Ltd for getting the DC2 back home safe and sound.

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As of now the Teg is still sat on the drive needing new tyres, so she’s going nowhere. So until next month.

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SPENT
1x broken exhaust £0
1x flat tyre £0
Total £0

CONTACTS
Parker Fry Garage
Lloyds Rescue
Britannia Rescue

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