Checked the car tyre pressures yesterday and the drivers front tyre was very low, had a look round and sure enough, a nail head bright and shiny embedded there. This is the second nail puncture in a few months and no idea how or where this happened. Up to Mr Tyre in Louth this afternoon, half an hour and all fixed for £19 including new valve and balancing done. Would recommend them to anyone.
Tuesday, October 28, 2014
Up at 7 this morning, to visit the doctors and have a blood test, got there at 7.40, doors open at 8 and was second in the queue, so only a 5 minute wait before my turn. Done and dusted and back by 8.15.
Just waiting on the gas boiler engineer to turn up now, 11 to 2 appointment, he wont have much to do, as I got fed up waiting for 4 days and sorted the problem myself. Guess he can just check it out while he is here in case anything else is found, but doubt it. Problem down to bad engineering practise in the first place.
Sunday, October 26, 2014
Got back on Saturday evening after a nice day out with the Lightning guys, it was getting a bit chilly, so thought, get the boiler book out, check the fault chart and see if I could locate the problem, this paid off, the fault suggested that an air pressure switch could be at fault, this had all the symptoms of what was causing the gas shut off problem. So off with the boiler covers, located the air pressure switch, checked the neoprene connecting hose connection and found whoever had pushed this hose back on to a connection, had split the hose which is a push fit, by now was nearly falling off. Snipped of the split hose portion, connected it back up properly, refitted the boiler covers, hey presto gas igniting, water heating, job done. Am over the moon at how simple this job was, although not impressed with the engineer who had made the bad connection at some point in routine servicing.
Friday, October 24, 2014
Had a nice day out, weather although windy was pleasant and made it easier to take the jet out for a ground run. Have been having some issues with the No2 starter system, an this caused a few headaches, resulting in not being able to start this one, so further maintenance required over the winter months to get her ready for the next event in May 2016. However the No1 engine run was successfully and performed well, doing a couple of reheat selections as part of the schedule, there was another aviation group in attendance and they appreciated seeing a Lightning doing what only a Lightning can do. Proof that Anti-det runs are essential in keeping the jets as serviceable as possible.