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hi all we are slowly moving north from Portugal

it was very hot in the Algarve quite cool and windy near Burgos but a lovely sunny evening at Capbreton just north of Biarritz 

i will be glad when we get to portmouth and drop the van off at the fiat dealers


the van runs fine but it just annoys me that it has  a rattle when cold and on load

if i let it warm up first its quiet

this morning in the cold and wind of burgos it took ages to warm up  and we left before it was fully warm and i had to drive gently for a couple of minutes till it was warm

it had a service and injectors looked at fiat in the algarve and they said it was a ford engine and it was normal


mind you the oil they put in looks really thin on the dipstick

but letting it warm up is no real problem

barry


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Hope ya get back home ok Barry.👍
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hi alan

im not that worried as its been the same for a few thousand miles now

its just that coming from an engineering background i am not so keen on the rattle

sounds like piston slap to me but it may be the injectors not supplying the fuel correctly  or a bit of both now

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We don't want any Pudsey bear copy cats, my nerves can't stand it 😵 Safe journey Barry.
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hi gerty
i will try to not copy pudsy

the van is just coming up to 7 years old with 25k miles on it

so im hoping its nothing to big

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Yes, after Lin’s clutch, our clutch and The Bear Problems ... we don’t need any more sad break down stories.
Apparently it is raining in the UK, so don’t rush back.

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morning all

the ferry is on the 6th

when i booked it i did not realize it was the big day for carn and the 75th D day landings celebrations

hoping to meet up with friends in Brittany or a little below


its nice and sunny this morning

barry
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