Posted: 19/02/2014 at 15:50
And anyway Alan, I'll have you know that in my (extreme) youth I was employed at a Hot Rod racing garage, I could change the spark plugs in a Mini engine, and knew how to dry out the points with a hair dryer. I also came up with the bright idea of popping a table tennis ball in the petrol tank of my then boyfriend's mini as his petrol gauge didn't work - the sound of the ball rattling in the tank meant that the petrol level was getting pretty low.
Although I worked in the office, for some reason I was often called upon to climb up into the driving seat of a car when it was on the hoist, to pump the clutch or throttle - not easy to do with decorum in a Mary Quant mini skirt
I was young and naive then ....... old and cynical now
So don't you cast aspersions on my car maintenance prowess - OH doesn't drive and isn't really interested in any part of the car other than the passenger seat and the cd player - although he can change a wheel under supervision