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    At the ring in the Peugeot 306 Rallye, starting to get some good laps under my belt.... when the engine blew up. Nice line of oil up to Galgenkopf. Steve W stopped behind me (thanks mate) and we started flagging for ages. One bill for sand and sweeping later (230 Euros thanks very much!) and a transported car off to ADAC Central. Just waiting for the recovery people back home to phone me back to tell me about getting me home.

    Such is life :angry: :(

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    Bloody bad news, Mark :(

    Hope that you get sorted asap.
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    stupid french clutter - never had a prob with the scooby!

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    Bad news Mark. :huh: At least you were able to flag in time to stop anyone going off on your oil which would have make things far more complicated...

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    very true - keep telling myself that to cheer myself up about it

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    We were very lucky. I could smell the oil before WarrenM realised what had actually happened. Off line fortunately but a lot of oil.

    99% of drivers were great but 1% were complete knobh**ds & did not slow down or went through the oil so they could spread it through to the racing line. :blink: :blink: :blink:

    I found myself shouting at some drivers as I waved the yellow flag. W*****s.
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    Firstly bad luck Mark :( I have a pug and that died very quickly too. It wasn't even on track :angry:

    Secondly, those knobjockeys who refuse to slow may not know what a yellow flag means. Probably because they are max power newbies or just (Oops I said the F word)wits. :angry:

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    Have sent a PM to Steve - if anyone sees him, could they mention this. Also if anyone has his number could they PM me with it, I need to talk to him

    Thanks

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    If i see him i will tell it to him
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    OK panic over, the insurance company is sorting it all out. So far so good with them



    Thanks for all the offers of help

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    Mark, why is an insurance company involved? :unsure: Did you crash too?

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    Im back from Ring but no Steve seen :(
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    european breakdown recovery insurance - I've learnt my lesson before!

    They're getting the car home and flying me and the wife back to Stanstead to then pick up a hire car

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    Suprised they are recovering it for you. It must have been marginal whether it was worth their while to take it home or to a local dealer for you to get it repaired......
    I'm arresting you for murdering my car you dyke digging tosspot

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    Who are you with, Mark? Most European recovery co's do not recover cars back to the UK if the value is considered less than 5K.
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    Sorry to hear this hope you get it all sorted.

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    Yeah we did go through that bit but it was deemed worth it. Im with Europ Assist

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    Good result, Mark. Worth the extra initial outlay for you :thumb:
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    Back home now!

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    Car to follow in a few days? I take it that you will get it fixed and be back?
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    Part of the deal with the ins company is that I get it fixed within 4 weeks. Expecting the car back within 14 working days

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    Why do they care when it gets fixed? :unsure:

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