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Southern Spain here we come! #1635996
07/10/2019 07:42
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Hello,

Just on the Eurotunnel starting out on our journey in the coupe to southern Spain smile

Maybe we will spot another Coupe en route smile

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Have a good and safe journey MC and take some iconic coupe pics and post em up smile

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Let us know how it goes- always great to see a Coupe in the sun!

Best regards

MM

Re: Southern Spain here we come! [Re: Merlin_Cat] #1636021
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What an adventure cool

Safe driving and good luck coupe spotting - all the ones I've abroad recently have been abandoned wrecks frown


Thanks again, Photobucket.
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Re: Southern Spain here we come! [Re: Merlin_Cat] #1636031
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In all the years I have been visiting southern Spain I have only ever seen 1 coupe and that one was in use but battered half to death.


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Re: Southern Spain here we come! [Re: Merlin_Cat] #1636086
10/10/2019 19:37
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Cheers for the comments:).

Stayed in Annecy the first night, Collioure the second, Benicassim last night and arrived near to Mojacar today. I think it’s been about 1,650 miles so far. The car has been behaving very well. A few fluid top ups but nothing else. smile

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Unfortunately the first stop overs we were in pedestrian areas so the car was in a car park without a glamorous back drop! Hoping to remedy that on the return journey smile

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Originally Posted by Merlin_Cat
Cheers for the comments:).

Stayed in Annecy the first night, Collioure the second, Benicassim last night and arrived near to Mojacar today. I think it’s been about 1,650 miles so far. The car has been behaving very well. A few fluid top ups but nothing else. smile


Mojar is quite nice. Nice road along the sea front. My in-laws live in Bedar and the road up to is quite a fun road. Would be ideal to be closed and used as a hill climb road smile


Originally Posted by Jonny - After being taken out at Spa
Your car is Usain Bolt with wellies
Re: Southern Spain here we come! [Re: Begbie] #1636179
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I was on Vera Playa today, planning to drive along the front through Garrucha to Mojacar. However, sadly I had a big puddle of antifreeze beneath the car frown. I couldn’t see where it’s coming from from above, and the belly pan is hiding it from below.

Booked into a local garage tomorrow so hopefully when it’s on ramps we can spot an easy fix!

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Fingers firmly crossed for you this end.

Hoping its a minor and easily resolved issue?

Hose needs tightening etc.

Regards

MM

Re: Southern Spain here we come! [Re: Merlin_Cat] #1636205
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Cheers. I’ve driven the car 20 mins back to the house tonight. Leaked coolant but temps ok. I could see sort of where the leak was coming from but too many hoses in the way to get my hands to. Booked in local garage tomorrow:)

Re: Southern Spain here we come! [Re: Merlin_Cat] #1636206
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Good news.

Once they get it on the ramps and whisk off the undertray they'll spot the source. Make sure they put the tray back on securely though, even if with cable ties - very easy to work loose. They may well find some of the bolts seized frown


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Re: Southern Spain here we come! [Re: Merlin_Cat] #1636229
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Originally Posted by Merlin_Cat
Cheers for the comments:).

Stayed in Annecy the first night, Collioure the second, Benicassim last night and arrived near to Mojacar today. I think it’s been about 1,650 miles so far. The car has been behaving very well. A few fluid top ups but nothing else. smile


Annecy is a lovely place, great choice, enjoy your trip


Always seem to have too many 20VT's to count......
Re: Southern Spain here we come! [Re: Merlin_Cat] #1636285
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Originally Posted by Merlin_Cat
Cheers. I’ve driven the car 20 mins back to the house tonight. Leaked coolant but temps ok. I could see sort of where the leak was coming from but too many hoses in the way to get my hands to. Booked in local garage tomorrow:)


Any update MC?

Re: Southern Spain here we come! [Re: Merlin_Cat] #1636320
19/10/2019 21:25
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Mechanic was braver than me at taking off air intake hoses! Once they were off a small jet of coolant was visible. The mechanic made up the split hose from a bit he had. Not original Fiat.
Took it for a spin today and all ok. Starting 1500 m I’lle return journey tomorrow morning so fingers crossed smile

First job back in UK is to change all hose I think!

This was today in Mojacar Playa smile

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Good result - happy motoring!


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Re: Southern Spain here we come! [Re: Edinburgh] #1636356
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Thanks smile

Re: Southern Spain here we come! [Re: Merlin_Cat] #1636357
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Last night in Peniscola and tonight in St Flour France. New coolant hose holding up well, though shock absorber spring a leak today!!

Maybe getting a garage to look tomorrow.


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