Monday, March 19, 2007
Ramps broke, again!
I think our 4 poster is reaching the end of it's life if recent experience is anything to go by. The internal chains broke on Friday leaving a Stag high and dry at the top of it's travel. Bearing in mind it was only fixed and serviced a few weeks ago following some bright spark dropping it down on a V8 saloon exhaust system and wrecking one of the corner post bearings (not exactly the ramps fault!). I wouldn't mind but the workshop is fit to burst with a fresh influx of customers cars all requiring the services of a ramp. We have 5 customer cars in at the moment needing servicing, pre MOT, and suspension work. I even had to do the wife's 2.5 saloon front suspension on Saturday with the aid of a trolley jack. All the usual stuff needed attention including a bottom ball joint, a track rod end, and a new set of pads. I seem to be changing ball joints every couple of years on our own cars these days, and Ive had the luxury of new old stock Stanpart items, Ive tried a repro one this time to see if it fairs any better. Oh well seems like I'll have to give the ramp specialists a bell this morning, we are on first name terms now!