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PostSubject: Last minute problem & panic.   Thu Jun 12, 2014 12:17 am

My LR has been serviced/looked after by the same independent garage for many years with,never a problem. As well as normal scheduled servicing and maintenance, I put it in every year for a thorough pre rally check over and this was done last week.
A new mechanic proudly told me that he felt the steering was a bit light,so had taken some shims out of the swivel pin.

Yesterday, I went to load all the needed(& un -needed !)Rally gear and noticed a pool of oil under the front n/s as well as all the hub assembly, brakes etc covered in oil, and the wheel was leaning at an angle.Drove slowly back to the garage and the owner went ashen when he saw it.
Transpires the mechanic had not put the swivel pin bearing back in straight and the rollers had started to pop out.
End result, new hub assembly,swivel pins wheel bearings etc , being replaced today.Should get truck back sometime tomorrow.
Only glad I noticed the oil otherwise I would have had major problems somewhere on the rally with possible dire consequencies.
Ah well, now got more to do than planned on Friday
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PostSubject: Re: Last minute problem & panic.   Thu Jun 12, 2014 3:19 am



ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh OO:: 

not what you need this close to the start!

Still, like you say at least you found it before we left!

fingers crossed you get her back promptly and repaired ready to go
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PostSubject: Re: Last minute problem & panic.   Thu Jun 12, 2014 5:31 am

Yikes, swivels best left along, unless absolutely essential.
Hope it all comes together.

As it was the mechanic who f.....d it up, I hope they're paying??

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PostSubject: Re: Last minute problem & panic.   Thu Jun 12, 2014 7:16 pm

You should him them up for a contribution for this screw up affraid 
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PostSubject: Re: Last minute problem & panic.   Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:04 am

Did it get sorted OK Tony ??

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PostSubject: Re: Last minute problem & panic.   Fri Jun 13, 2014 5:09 am

Yep, Got it back, looks OK to me No signs of oil etc and more importantly, feels Ok--Time will tell !!!
No mention of a bill when I collected it-Just hope I don't come back to one in the post.
If there is I may be looking for a new garage to maintain my truck in future Mad 
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PostSubject: Re: Last minute problem & panic.   Fri Jun 13, 2014 7:29 am

Glad all seems to be in working order Tony - enjoy the Rally  cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Last minute problem & panic.   Fri Jun 13, 2014 8:49 am

Glad it's all fixed. Did he touch anything else, just asking so AA Tony can load up the spares require :-)
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