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Day 23 Wed 16 Mar 11 Gold Coast

News on the Jeep?

sunny 22 °C

A call from Jeep first thing this morning via Reception. Returned the call but Todd was on another call. Is the Jeep fixed? Have they replaced the fuel pump and tested it? Should we be able to leave soon? Anticipation abounds!
The Jeep is fixed and you wont believe the what the problem was! We bought the DP Chip which is a Diesel Performance chip. Basically it is a computer that fools your vehicle computer that it doesn't need as much fuel and then you save on fuel consumotion, only this one wasn't calibrated correctly and the Jeep computer was seeing that the fuel wasn't getting through so was shutting down functions. The service manager Todd Avey, not Anthony as I mentioned the other day!) and the mechanic, Tim, said that there was a real possibilty that the engine could have blown up!! Bloody hell!
All that said, the Jeep is back and all is well in the world. Jim had to take the bus to get there and the dude at the bus company got the bus stop for pickup wrong and Jimmi had to walk for ages before he got to the right pickup spot and then it took 50mins to a place that is 15 mins away!
Later in the afternoon we went for a drive, looking for a spot we could take the boys for a run. We finally found a park on the water but they had a rock levy and the boys couldn't get into the water. Funny to watch them work outwhy they couldn't, running along trying to check it out from all angles. We took them over to the boat ramp and there was a tiny beach that they played in the water, disturbing a couple fishing. Levi was interested in her bait but she wasn't interested in sharing.
Not a huge day. Lots of reading and planning for the next leg - Hervey Bay on Friday! Yippee!

Posted by Jimandtina 04:31 Archived in Australia

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