Ownership Verified: The horse has bolted. Meet the Pferdchen!

MWF

Now needs wood
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Warning! This movie contains scenes which depict sexual interhorse.
 

Redliner

Y'all got any lamps?
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I don't drive, I fly.
Back in the 90s I was working in a small IT tech company... one day we found a file called horse.avi on a user's desktop...
Right after @MWF posted "interhorse", I thought this is a joke that could be in Bojack Horseman.
This made me read your sentence in the rhythm of the ending song...

 

MWF

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Being driven by 47 wearing a rubber horse's head....
 

loose_unit

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So, a bit of an update!

It has a new battery, the water pump was replaced, and it looked fine. Car hasn't overheated once since being in Slovenia, so it is a suspected stuck thermostat.

A new thermostat was ordered but the wrong one was delivered ... Now waiting on parts.

Additonally it will get new front wheel bearings and front upper tie rods ... As well as a new set of tires.

I am stuck here in New Zealand and I miss it dearly!!!
 

loose_unit

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A parts order is done:


I did not *need* the brake hoses there, but seeing as how the entire system is being bled anyway it is worth it as they are probably original.

So far in parts including the water pump and battery we will be somewhere around €1600 - New summer tires also need to be sourced - So probably a further €800 there.

My dad was laughing and just said "It's an expensive hobby" ... :D

I still love the Pferdchen!
 

public

Volvomies, volvomies
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Looks like normal pricing for a big barge, reasonable even!
 

Adamar

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So, where are we going to after COVID-19? :p
 

loose_unit

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So work continued:

Thermostat replaced





Throttle body ultrasonically cleaned





New left wheel bearing installed:





Left upper control arms done:





Still hovering:




To do, all the soft brake lines, the right hand side control arms and bearings, oil, filters and spark plugs.

Just working out which tires will go on and then it can get a wheel balance and alignment :)
 
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