I think it’s about time for DumDum’s first major service. It’s reached 106,000 miles and when bits start dropping off from the underside then it directs you to areas which could require a little attention. So then, jobs for its first major service…
Refabricate parts of the cover which protects the central silencer. This is the bit I had to snap off while I was in Cumbria because it was dragging along the road.
Attend to a large section of bubbling paint and rust around the rear passenger side wheelarch.
Re-underseal the whole of the bottom of the car removing areas of sealant where rust can be seen, treating the metal and then reapplying underseal.
Then I suppose I can attend to the other advisory defects which were mentioned in the MOT back in September, namely some rear brake pipe surface corrosion.
It’ll probably take the best part of a week I reckon. Might even change the oil and fit a new filter, I last did that at 70,000 miles. It’ll probably cost me in the region of £20 to do everything. It’s an advantage when you are able to fix everything yourself!
Luckily there’s nothing that will stop me from driving it in the meantine…