Had a long day at work without a lunch break, no chance of an early finish either. Clocking off I set to washing the car, then jet washing the patio. Dinner, tidy up and just about to shower/chill when MrsF's former work colleague calls about his Civic...
It's suddenly acquired a tin like rattle that gets worse over 50mph.
Can I take a look sometime?
Sure, we reply.
Really! Tsk...okay fine.
It's getting dark and he's not long had the brakes and a tyre replaced.
Up with the front, onto axle stands and the wheels spin freely. The stone guards aren't rubbing.
Then I stick my Barnet under the front and a-ha, the alloy undertray panel is hanging off at the front. Pretty worn too, it had been rubbing the tarmac at speed.
One front bolt was spinning with little/no tray near it anyway. The other side was missing a bolt but had a fixing hole in the tray.
The captive bolt/clip had to come out as it was too rusty to get a bolt in. I had to re tap the darn thing in the end.
All sorted before sunset, just.
That's a steak dinner for two earned