Sunday, 21 December 2014

One Or Two Small Mods.

Our Alltrack comes with an auxiliary battery to the left of the load area ( I don't know if they all do ) used,as far as I am aware,to run the electronic "extras" so as not to flatten the main battery.

At this time of year I like to give both batteries a charge now and again but the auxiliary battery involves removing the oddments shelf above it,not an arduous job but a slight pain.

I decided to affix a CTek Attachment Lead to it so I can connect my CTek charger without disturbing anything.

 CTek Attachment Lead

Secondly I have often thought that the tailgate edge looks a bit bare compared with the models that have a chrome strip attached so I had one installed by the dealer.

Finally I attached one of these to the spare wheel valve :-

Air To Spare

Makes checking the air pressure in the spare much easier as the wheel does not have to be removed from the vehicle to do it,saves my back.


Wednesday, 10 December 2014


A couple of weeks ago on a dark rainy night,some pillock threw an egg at the car.

The noise when it hit was frightening,I thought the rearvsuspension had collapsed it was so loud.

Anyway I ( wrongly ) thought that it was only an egg and most of it would wash off in the overnight rain.

When I came to clean the car the next day,egg was everywhere,paintwork,glass and also in the window guides from where it took some removing.

Unfortunately it had also pitted the paintwork on the rear offside passenger door,pitted the aluminium on the lower window guide and also pitted the paint on the black strip down the side of the door.

Today it has cost me £170 to have the upper door resprayed,the black upright resprayed and the aluminium window guide replaced ( incidentally the price of the guide is a frightening £50).

So if you are unfortunate enough to get "egged",get it off the car immediately or you will be facing a hefty bill.