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Keith D
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Location: Upper Swan, Western Australia

PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 9:42 am    Post subject: Getting rid of the rat! Reply with quote

Last Friday we decided to use the kombi for a weekend run down to my brother's farm in Donnybrook, about 250km away.

The kombi hasn't even been looked at for approaching three months so the first job was to unlock it in my shed and check out the battery. On opening the door I was greeted with a horrible "gamey" smell. The delightful odour of dead or dying livestock! A rat had got himself locked in and had made  a meal of the rubber floor mats! VW floor mats are obviously made of good stuff as they killed him. He crept in behind the fridge to die and was very busy decomposing. I was so lucky because he did not touch the upholstery or cushions or woodwork! I used a toilet de-odourising spray in the car overnight and it's hard to know what is worse, the smell of the dead rat or the de-odouriser!

I charged the battery up and we left for Donnybrook on Saturday morning. That dammed car has never run better! (And I drove the car from the dealer's showroom to my father's home when he bought it new in 1971, so I have known the car all it's life!) It was a nice cool weekend and at 50 - 55 mph (80 - 90 km/h) she just burbled along and loved it! Oil temperature never exceeded 100 degree celcius. Same thing coming home! Didn't seem to notice the hills - just sailed over everything! My thanks certainly go to Gerrykay in Morley who rebuilt the motor some years ago!

I really wish I had a genuine need for this camper as I love driving it so much! By the way, all nasty smells had gone by the time we got home!

Regards - Keith
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 07, 2011 10:10 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry about the rat Sad  but a good run in fresh air would have helped.

Your story about your trip explains exactly why you should keep it. Smile

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