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Hi everyone. We had booked to do the Pyrenees 1000 mile rally a few years back but it kept getting pushed out due to Covid 19. The area is north of Spain snd south of France.
We try to do at least one proper road trip every year. This rally is a Time speed & distance which some off you might be familiar already. We have never tried this before. The objective is to cover a set route at a average speed. Arrive too fast get penalties arrive too late get penalties. There are many classes depending on year and engine capacity size.
I have had a problematic year with vehicles,
my 1980 G Wagon has developed fuel leaks, fix one snd another appears.
My 1990 Toyota Landcruiser has had an engine swap to a 1UZ-Fe out of a lexus. Bumped the hose power from diesel 86 bhp to 260bhp. V8 . But I think I am bursting rear axel differential out of it !
Do plan was to bring our Reliable SSR. Got Serviced snd it passed its annual road certification test, it mentioned front brake pads were low psi I thought get them changed. Mike sent on pads to me. This lead me onto front callipers being seized so had a panic getting some new ones in. Thanks to Lee who organised these for me.
then a few days prior to departure Ifound a new issue with oily gunk in water expansion tank.
That stopped me in my tracks with taking the SSR to Europe. Have to figure out when I get home what to do with it. Mike suspects transmission. Cooler has piped a leak into the water coolant.

so took my Daily work driver a BMW X5 M50d.
 

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Best of luck on your trip.

What does the trans fluid look like?

Clean trans fluid does not rule out a trans cooler issue, but if it appears the same, that would be a definite indication of a trans cooler failure.
 

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Arrived in Cherbourg around 12:00 noon after a smooth crossing from Rosslare which is wexford Ireland. Drove on south and made a quick stop at La Rochelle for bite to eat and then drove on for another two hours south to Bordeaux. Stopping here tonight. Smile Face Sky Cloud Daytime
 

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One of the SoCal Nuts
ROTM 1/2016 - 2006 PacBlues 376 & 29
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Arrived in Cherbourg around 12:00 noon after a smooth crossing from Rosslare which is wexford Ireland. Drove on south and made a quick stop at La Rochelle for bite to eat and then drove on for another two hours south to Bordeaux. Stopping here tonight. View attachment 601240
Please be safe and keep us in the loop. Hope your SSR is an easy solution when you get home.
 

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SSR Overseas, Ireland,
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Had a great trip, would have been cool to have brought the SSR alright, but that’s life !
 

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SSR Overseas, Ireland,
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Great cars from 1930 to modern, great people great roads
 

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Very Cool! :cool:
 

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The Susan Lucci of ROTM
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That looked like a once in a lifetime good time!
 
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