I want your faulty electronics
Monday the 9th 22:00.
Drove off the ferry and out of the port with no turbo, no power steering, no alternator, no fan and no water pump.
Limped it through the port and spoke to a couple of the yellow jacket guys to explain my situation.
They radioed through to people up front who helpped me out quicker by opening lanes, stopping people to let me in front and they let me park in the port offices car park till the tow truck turned up.
Just before boarder control and in the middle of everyone trying to get out, one of the yellow/orange hi-vis guys got about 4 cars in front and tried to stop a 911 to make space for me to go in to his lane cause its going quick.
After 4 attemps of trying to stop this Porsche, the guy stood in front of the Porsche and told him to stop. The Porsche drove in to the hi-vis guy.
After several harsh words to the Porsche guy, I was flagged through, I felt like having a word with the Porsche guy and explain why he was stopping him but I was to tired and would have ended up lamping him, so I stayed in the car and mentioned it to boarder guy, he did not seem happy and said he'd make this a bit difficult from him.
We left the port and turned in to the port offices car park where we met up with a couple of Morgan Aeros who has also broken down.
They was waiting for the AA and we was waiting for our truck.
After 45 mins, they AA man turned up said he can't tow it cause its to low and requested a flat bed for them. He told them that will take 3 hours and ours was an hour away.
4 people and 2 cars waiting for break down trucks we decided to break out the camping stove and coffee. The joys of just coming back from a camping trip, we can sit on the road side and have nice cup of coffee.
Win in about 30 mins our break down lorry turned up, loaded us on the back and we was away.
About an hour down the road this break down truckt started to get slower and lose power, big red flashing light on the dash, sign saying STOP pull over and a picture of a injector.
Pulled over, phoned his mech who said its a injector fault and bring it back to the yard to swap trucks.
we drove back to the yard, dropped off this big comfy new but poorly truck and picked up a older, less comfy, noisy but faster truck.
Loaded on to the back of that and 7 hours later we made it home.
Nothing really happened on the trip back, which is a good thing cause I don't think I could handle it any more.
Moved my friends items from my car to his car, he drove off home and I went to bed.
Its now 5am on tuesday the 10th and I'm in bed sleeping.
Nothing happens with the car till Tuesday at 18:30 when my friend comes over with his VCDS and we check for fault codes.
3 engine fault codes and only one really stands out. Manifold pressure irregualar.
Having a quick look on Ross-Tech's site and they say its a fault with the N75 or the turbo.
With no obviuse signs of the turbo being dieing I'm going to side with a faulty N75.
Break down truck been dispatched to move the car to the garage for repairs.
I'm in work, car has been delivered to the garage.
Time to do some work, relax and get some sleep.
Thats the end of this saga.
I hope you enjoyed my waffel and that there is not to many errors that made it hard to read.
P.S. I would recommend Le Mans classic.
Last edited by ScottB5; 11th July 2012 at 12:39.
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