Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Bark: Oh dear

My car's dying. I was due to go on a university trip to the Natural History and Science museums in London today, but when I went to drive to the train station, the warning lights on the dashboard lit up like a Christmas tree and the car's computer gave me two engine-related warning messages. If that wasn't bad enough, when I actually tried to drive it anyway, it felt like the engine had lost about 50% of its torque and power. It's a 2.2 litre HDI turbo diesel, so it's usually pretty poky, but when I put my foot down this morning almost nothing happened - there's no power from the engine in third gear and above. Not good.

I've got the car in for an emergency service tomorrow morning. I sense this one is going to be expensive...
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