Reunited with Oubaas

\o/ YAY! Fukn YAY! \o/

Gotz me little old van back. Better than ever. And no more squealin’ brakes!

And look what my mech did also add to the dashboard:

See that red thingamajig on the left side? It’s a clever device that lets me know if the alternator is charging the battery. When it’s off just like in the pic = everything cool. When the light is on = Uh oh. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ I mean wtf? Alternator and battery both are super duper new and not even from the bargain bin but grossly oversized, tank-like parts. Still the other day the alternator just wasn’t working right … or let’s say test showed it was working fine but the battery – which also tested A-OK – didn’t charge. ๐Ÿ˜ฆ

Typically South Africa, diverse control lamps don’t work, hazard, fan, cabin lights don’t work either. I guess the whole wire loom needs to be rewired thoroughly. But for now I’m just happy to have my old man back.


    • Replacing the totally corroded callipers was more of a necessity than an evolution, Neil. And the mecha was fighting for 3 full weeks, had probs finding spare parts … and it was expensive. But at least it kinda evolved from a squealing death trap into a save vehicle now. According to the mecha Oubaas was breaking on 1.5 calipers out of 4 disc brakes. All the others were corroded stiff. ๐Ÿ˜ฎ

      And it feels so good now to maneuver on the mall’s parking lot without turning heads. ๐Ÿ™‚

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