With the weather warmer, a beautiful sunny day and time between events in a chaotic life at the moment, I had time to swap over the winter wheels today.
At least one of the winter tyres had developed a whine, quite loud between 40 - 60mph on smooth surfaces. Was pretty sure it was a tyre rather than a wheel bearing. Some heal and toe (saw tooth) wear on the outer tread blocks. Being directional tyres, couldn't swap to run on opposite sides last winter, to level it off. Fitting the summer tyres, confirmed it was the tyres.
When I took the summer wheels off last year, I was aware the balance was drifting on the front tyres, a little vibration around 65mph. Had them all balanced while off for the winter, at least that is sorted.
Was prepared to change the rear discs and pads, have the Brembo parts ready, but didn't want to get too involved today, if there was enough pad left. About 5mm, so rear brakes for another day.
Now to the issues, I note the underside is starting to...
Apologies to those who may have been expecting pics of our furry feline friends.
Just getting the car ready for the return trip home from BiH.
I haven't got a written check list these days as I've done the trans-Europe road-trip at least twice a year for the last 30 years or more.
But here's a pic of the boot with the emergency kit in place before any luggage or personal stuff goes in.
And no - there is not a kitchen sink hiding in there.