And at last it cools down.

After yesterday’s ridiculous 38 degrees (highest temperature I saw on the gauge in the van), today was a markedly cooler 25 degrees. Still very hot, but the occasional spots of rain helped it feel better. Even at half past five it was still 36 degrees out.

After a few days of the jag off the road we’ve found the source of it’s problems too. The radiator expansion tank is made of shit and has split right where a top hose goes in. I suppose it’s good we’ve found it before it emptied the engine and killed it.
I’ve ordered a new water bottle and it’ll be here Wednesday.

A new car

The old Volvo is dying sadly. It was a bit of an emergency purchase as we were stuck between a rock and a hard place. It hasn’t been great.

I got a decent trade in price though, and we’re having one of my favourite makes of car! We get it at the end of the week.

It’s a Jag X-Type. 2.5 V6 engine. Very sweet to drive, rather perky and quick. Beautiful condition inside and out.

Now I’ve got to get rid of the sooty van because this definitely isn’t getting parked on the street!