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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:11 pm 
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Hey.

The wife and I are going on holiday. In july. two weeks. 8-)

In the Saxo :doh:

From North Wales to Lauterbrunnen Switzerland. Switzerland to the german black forest. The german Black forest around the Nurburgring :D Then home.

Its a trip enough for most cars let alone a 10 year old kit kat foil VTS.

A service is a must. anybody else embarked on such a trip? share experiences and reccomendations on what to pack, buy, check?

my list so far includes:

1. A rear beam.
2. A head gasket.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:17 pm 
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:45 pm 
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Chris_ZS wrote:
Coolant
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Powersteering fluid
Screwdrivers
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Jubilee clips



The toolbox then. :lol: I remember onslack got stuck in scotland a few years ago iirc. not good!

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:47 pm 
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I presume a good service and aslong as the car is healthy should be fine.
I'd still take a few tools and the usual top up fluids but aslong as your not leathering it all the way there , there is no reason why a car should fail.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 9:52 pm 
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:lol: just main little things that you'll kick yourself if your stuck in the middle of nowhere with say no power steering fluid and a pipe popped off? All you need is a jubilee and some fluid but you haven't got any! :lol:

Or just get AA Europe wide roadside assistance :)

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 04, 2012 11:39 pm 
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Cable ties, as mentioned should be fine if not leathering it all the way.

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 05, 2012 9:56 am 
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Chris_ZS wrote:
:lol: just main little things that you'll kick yourself if your stuck in the middle of nowhere with say no power steering fluid and a pipe popped off? All you need is a jubilee and some fluid but you haven't got any! :lol:

Or just get AA Europe wide roadside assistance :)


:lol: luckily we was near that industrial estate and i could get those bits though. its still holding nicely :D

As said, just take a few fluids and tools. Also stuff like drinking water, some blankets incase you get stuck out anywhere.

If you think ''nahhh i wont need that, it'll be fine'', take it because that will be the one thing that breaks lol

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take another car :lol:

Op wrote:
I remember onslack got stuck in scotland a few years ago iirc. not good!


you remember correctly :lol:

iirc we were stuck in some shonky garage in the highlands for near on 7hrs while the sourced a clutch cable for a fez, still had the 7-8hr journey home to drive as well :bs:

cunty thing was i had a brand spanking new clutch cable in the boot of my fez which was parked up where i left it and it would of taken a few mins to fit :lolz:


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what about tips for driving abroad?

can brits speed on the autobahn? is france all toll roads?

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Far as I know anyone is allowed to speed on the autobahn.

A lot of french motorway is toll, but going down the back roads takes so much longer!

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