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Re: Murphy Strikes!

Mark,

Sorry to learn of your predicament. I would be interest to know the technicalities of the failure in due course.

I would love to help you out but I just blew all my cash on two lenses.

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Re: Murphy Strikes!

That sounds scary.

Was it the emergency braking system taking over? That seems to be a regular problem on some cars, with airbags going off too in some cases so I'm told.

I hope you get it fixed soon.
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Re: Murphy Strikes!

Did you try CTRL-ALT-DEL ?
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Re: Murphy Strikes!

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Andrew - When the campervan Co learnt that I'm over 75 they cancelled my booking as their insurance co. won't cover drivers over that age.
I thought that driving campervans was mandatory at that age. it sees so with my friends anyway

Mind you when your camper breaks down it can be just as much hassle as we found out.



here if you want to read it ...
https://landroverkaty.blogspot.co.uk...r-strikes.html

I hope all goes well for you and your masda and you are soon able to start enjoying more of your glorious country

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I like the bit "Limited to 56 miles an hour it was a long way home!".
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I like the bit "Limited to 56 miles an hour it was a long way home!".
Indeed

Under her own power she cruises at a massive 65mph and had been known to make 70 downhill on an empty road (drum brakes at the rear so I don't push it)

Anyway enough about me .. hows Mark ?

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Under her own power she cruises at a massive 65mph and had been known to make 70 downhill on an empty road (drum brakes at the rear so I don't push it)

Anyway enough about me .. hows Mark ?

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I'm hoping his lack of updates means he's on the road without a signal in the bush!
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Re: Murphy Strikes!

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That sounds scary.

Was it the emergency braking system taking over? That seems to be a regular problem on some cars, with airbags going off too in some cases so I'm told.

I hope you get it fixed soon.
Thanks Nigel.

I'm not sure whether it was the emergency braking system that has caused the brakes to lock up but that's what happened.

Mazda is waiting for an ABS module and pads to be shipped from Melbourne, so we are stranded in Darwin until at least next Friday at a crumby hotel.
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I'm hoping his lack of updates means he's on the road without a signal in the bush!
Rest assured Andrew, I am surviving with a lady I met in Darwin this week.

As you can imagine we've been plenty busy exploring the city which is utterly exhausting in 30C heat beneath clear blue skies ... life can be tough at times.
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