Broken down

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  1. Rayb182

    Rayb182 Funster Life Member

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    Montrose, who's heard of the place, well we've broken down here, travelled all the way back from Portugal then all the way north to break down in Montrose, the back of beyond, something about diesel filter spewing out fuel, now in garage waiting until tomorrow for new seals, oh well could be worse, could be stuck in the highlands miles from anywhere.
    ( I'm sure Montrose is a lovely place really)
     
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  2. Barclaybasher

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    The great thing about breaking down in a MH is that it is really just another (unplanned) stopover.:Smile:
     
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    well Montrose I think it was grab a granny in the stanchion hotel many years ago :Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Hope you get sorted soon Ray, we had 2 people breakdown on the way down to Spain with the same problem. :Doh:

    Still as long as you have water, and some food its not so bad. :BigGrin: Bob.
     
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    It is ! great golf course, good chippies, Glorious sandy beach if you are man enough to get your string vest off. :Laughing:

    And it is in Gods country !!! :thumb:
     
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    Thank you for the warning. I am going to Johnshaven a little north of Montrose in June. It may be some sort of Bermuda triangle effect - so will give Montrose a wide berth.
     
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    I thought from your posts you were a closet twitcher and keen on photography and if so you are going to miss out on birdlife heaven and when the tide is in Montrose basin (when you get there or google maps it you will know what I mean) is very photogenic. I know St Cyrus, Johnshaven, in fact I was brought up in Laurencekirk just over the hill from there so if you want some must visit spots around there, give me a call.
     
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    Many thanks, we are only there for a couple of nights, Murvi Club meeting, but I am looking forward to the trip as the east coast of Scotland is a mystery to me. After Johnshaven we are going to Cruden Bay then Portsoy. Will also try and get to Chanory Point opposite Inverness for the dolphins - having checked the tide times for the best time to go.
     
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    Just sit back and relax Ray and by the way did you get your air suspension fitted and if so what is your verdict
     
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    That happened to me on the way to Spain a few years ago. I presume it's a Fiat problem, but it's really poor.
     
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    The dreaded Fiat non existant fuel filter problem strikes again!!
    But Fiat reckon it's not happening.
     
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    It could be worse. Montrose is a lovely place.

    A good way to see dolphins in that area is to catch the early morning Nigg Ferry, you may see them hunting in the bay.

    I've also seen a lot of dolphins when crossing from Skye to Tarbet with CalMac, the ferry slows down for them.
     
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    Is it still a problem with the X250( or whatever the new engine is called)?

    I thought I read somewhere that plastic filters had been replaced by metal ones but I could be imagining it.
     
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    Ours is metal on a 2012. :thumb: Bob.
     
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    NB... Montrose is NOT in Yorkshire...
     
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    dolphins and seals are protected.Tell that garage to stop using seals immediately or I'll report them!:Rofl1:
     
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    Neither is it in Northumberland!:RollEyes:
     
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    Nothing wrong with the Montrose area, Johnshaven, St Cyrus beach, Lunan Bay and not forgetting Steptoes yard if it's still there for anyone who likes to rummage around thousands of antiques, collectables and rubbish.
     
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    Well new fuel fitted, so off we drive from Montrose, nice place really, nice walks for Suki, booked a campsite at Tarland, at around 20 miles up the road strange sound coming from bonnet, thought it must be something to do with all that diesel all over the place, steadylie getting worse now, by the time we got to campsite, really knocking now, when I excelarate
    or brake it seems to diminish a bit, any ideas.:cry:
     
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    check for mechanic left under bonnet:Rofl1: Sorry could not resist it maybe they have not pushed filter housing into the mounting correctly?
     
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