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If you can't fix it with a hammer and a roll of duck tape, it's not worth fixing at all, my old mate said minutes before that nasty business with the hammer and a roll of duck tape. Tell us of McGyver-like repairs and whether they were a brilliant success or a health and safety nightmare.

(, Thu 10 Mar 2011, 11:58)
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Me and an old mate....
....were on our way to a final interview for a TV show and we were well late. It was 94 and we we’re racing from Derby to Birmingham in my White XR2i. Proper boy racer....braaap ect. We got to the interview and did our thing. We we’re told there and then we’d be on the next series so we we’re chuffed and set off home. Whilst driving home the oil light came on and we pulled over. This was not a rare thing so I had a few litres of oil in the boot which I poured some into the engine. We set off again only for the oil light to come on again about 10 minutes later. We pulled over to find that I had left the oil cap off the last time we’d stopped and now oil was spread all over the engine. My mate came an ingenious idea of us taking our socks off and stuffing them in the cap-less hole. At the time it seemed the only logical option. Filled up with oil and socks we set off once again. Only moments later smoke plumed from the engine and I pulled over a final time. I opened the bonnet and the car immediately burst into flames. We ran like cowards and dived over an embankment for the car to explode, which in case you are wondering was cool. The car died there and then....the downside being the TV show got cancelled and they never made a 2nd series.
(, Tue 15 Mar 2011, 13:16, 1 reply)
I wish
There were cameraphones back in 'them days'.

XR2i. Yes.
(, Wed 16 Mar 2011, 15:40, closed)

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