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    Yesterday A Sad Day

    Well it was the end of an era for me yesterday, i run a small PAT testing business and have one lad working for me.
    He goes all over the place doing his jobs in my little 106 van that has 100,000 on the clock.
    Its had its fair share of problems, a new gearbox in February being one of them.
    Anyway last week he bought it home to me saying it was making a knocking noise when cornering, so i took it to the local garage and was told it needed new driveshafts an also the exhaust downpipe was cracked.
    Fine i had it all repaired and picked it up last friday.
    since then it has been cleaned and sat on my drive until Monday night when my lad picked it up for work Tuesday.

    Yesterday morning about 10 o'clock i got a call from him saying that it had caught fire in the engine bay!
    Im gutted i know its only a van but its been part of the family ive had it since i started the business.

    Sorry to rant on, will post some pics up later and maybe some of you could decide for yourselves if it could have been anything the garage did.

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    thats just unlucky mate... feel for ya
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    poor you chik..i hope you get it sorted!
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    feel for you mate...
    check my coupe out here been track prep'd!!
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    Well a bit of an update
    The insurance company have still not been round to look at it, so its still sitting on the drive (pics of engine bay to follow)
    So i went out an bought 2 new vans
    I got a 03 plate Corsa van 1.7 dti with 50,000 on the clock for £3000
    And i found an MGZR van in blue with 30,000 on the clock for £4000
    My driveway looks like a car lot at the mo
    I will take some pics of my fleet tomorow

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    sounds like a couple of nice vans you have there.
    What engine is in the MG?

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    The MG has a 2litre td goes like stink! faster than my astravan

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