Back at Brecht’s

A few days after the Stomp my MINI again comes close to overheating at the car wash. Getting it home I check the coolant to find the tank bone dry. Oops. Guess I have a leak somewhere.

Some research on the net shows that its likely to be a leaky tank and a little poking around makes me think that is right. So here I am at Brecht’s again but at least I can get the window fixed too while I am here.

Except that on the way here this morning, the window started working again!! I had read that it might though I don’t appreciate the timing of it, how will Brecht find how to fix it?

The tank is replaced and a new motor ordered for the window meaning I will have to come back again for that.

SCMM Grape Stomp, Julian

Sometime during August I joined the SoCal MINI Maniacs Car Club and signed up to join them on a trip to a grape stomping at one of the Julian wineries.

The trip was a blast, 45 MINIs snaking their way around the country roads was quite a sight and there are some excellent pictures to be found here:

The parking for the event was in a rough field on an incline and there was much clutch burning smells as we waited for our turn to park. My temperature guage had started to rise, I turned off the a/c which helped for a while but eventually I had to turn the engine off until it was our turn to move. Time for another call to Brecht when I get home.