Still enjoying a visit with my family, but this happened today.
– left turn, facing uphill, give it a little
– back off, car goes smooth
– give it a little bit up the hill, approach 4K rpm
– ease it up the hill, get it home (500 meters)
– have a look: fluid of some description has run down my left front wheel and is lining the wheel arch. Something has popped, methinks.
The family have now jumped on a plane back to Melbourne. We had a great time and between the new HDV camera they brought over and the Mac we were even able to make a DVD of their visit. I love my Mac.
Thanks to all concerned for your thoughts and prognostications about the state of the Viggen. My mechanic, Steve E, was able to pop over this morning and take a look at it (it’s Sunday – how’s that for service?).
It turns out that my left front shock absorber, rather than die a slow graceful death as most shock absorbers do, decided to do a Kurt Cobain and end it all in one shot.
It’s a bad time of year for such things and I really can’t afford it, but I’ll be calling Swedish Prestige in Melbourne tomorrow and ordering some Konis to match the ones I put on the rear of the Viggen earlier this year.