I got a phone call from the garage owner on Wednesday afternoon and that’s never a good thing the day before one has an appointment there 🙂 We have a problem he said. Turns out that Peugeot has three different timingblets on the same model of car and that the garage owner must have the motor number to be able to order the right one! Well I didn’t know it and I sure couldn’t find it when looking at the motor and I even had a work friend who has had a garage once to help me look for it.
The garage owner managed to solve the problem in the end, he simply borrowed the different kinds and used the one that my car needed and shipped back the others. Si I was at the garage at 7am and started to walk towards Falköping and an allotment area I always see when driving to Falköping but I’ve never understood how to get in to the place. It really was perfect weather vice because it was slightly cool and cloudy but still rather bright with a weak wind that cooled me down when I got a bit warm. I had brought three cameras with me and brought two when walking towards the allotment area but only old cameras so it’ll take some time until You’ll see any of those photos 🙂
I had been thinking of bringing the dogs but it was a good thing I didn’t because here in the countryside there are now pavements so the cars, even if all drivers really kept the distance, comes a bit too close if having a car crazy dog like Albin walking with me. It was around 8km (5 miles) to the place so it took some time to reach it. I walked close to the railroad tracks and lots of trains passed by which was a bit odd I later realised since a fire south of our capital had stopped almost all train traffic south almost all day. I was thinking of walking by the bigger expressway on my way back because there’s a cycle path all the way back but there’s very little to see to be honest so I took the same way back again and photographed things I had missed before.
I came back to the garage a bit too early so I left the two cameras I had because they just weigh too much. It was the Hasselblad camera which weigh 2kg (4,6 pound) and a smaller Zeiss wich weighs almost 1kg (3,3 pound) 🙂 instead I took the Minolta I have in the car if I find anything interesting while driving to work every morning. This time I walked on the pilgrimage I walked the last time I was at the garage. I didn’t go far though. I hadn’t been annoyed even a single time by flies when walking to the allotment area, now it was quite different 🙂 So I went back to the abbey ruin and took a short break before getting back to the garage. I had been out walking for almost five hours 🙂 and walked around 20km (almost 5 miles).
Turns out that my Peugeot was fairly easy to change the timingbelt on, they only had to remove the right front wheel and the plastic protection stuck to it and a few things in the engine room. Some cars need much more things to be removed even before they can see the place where the timingbelt is 🙂 🙂 Still this is no cheap thing to change but it is cheaper than having to get a new motor just because the belt broke. Now I can drive for 6 years or 120 000km (74 564,54 miles), which one of them that comes first, before I need to have it changed again.
We’ll have mostly cloudy weather today and later on we’ll get some rain too, rather normal weather when we celebrate Midsummer here 🙂 I did see a lot of small kids and new immigrants dance around the midsummer pole yesterday but I didn’t photograph it. Unknown men photographing small children aren’t especially popular here 🙂 🙂 I’ll write something about how we celebrate Midsummer here in tomorrow’s post.
Have a great day!