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Outstanding Contributor , Bob's Your Uncle!
83 280 SL- 5 speed-The PIG
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2021 is my first full year of retirement without much to do except relax.

House is pretty much done.

However...with this much time on my hands you'd think I'd be driving The PIG a lot, eh?

Working 80 hour weeks I managed to average about 5000 miles per year.

This year working zero hours....about 500 miles.

I've been spending most of my time on the dock or on the water.

And The PIG has been acting out.

ICM died on a drive.

Windshield washer fluid motor died.

Flat tire....oh what's this?

Rear brake pads.

Monovalve shit the bed.

And today?

Dead battery......ok that was my fault...I left the "city" lights on.
Hood Motor vehicle Car Automotive battery Automotive exterior
Tire Wheel Automotive parking light Automotive side marker light Land vehicle
 

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She is throwing a little temper tantrum and wants your attention back.
Fix her ailments and give her a Spa treatment.
 
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Typical female…. Nothing a few dollars and time can’t cure.
 

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What Carl said. It's obvious, you haven't been giving Piggy the attention that she's used to getting, and she's letting you know.
 

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Heh, to quote from "The Little Prince" - you become responsible for what you have tamed, and your little piggy is giving you a couple of gentle reminders Chris :p
 

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Yes we women need attention, she is just sending you the message is a hard way.
a little time, attention and money will get her up and running as happy as a pig in…well you know the rest.
 
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Outstanding Contributor , Bob's Your Uncle!
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Yes we women need attention, she is just sending you the message is a hard way.
a little time, attention and money will get her up and running as happy as a pig in…well you know the rest.
It's up and running...lol.

But for a car that hasn't broken down....ever....I seem to be on a roll.

Maybe I'll get her some high octane fuel and go for a fall drive....if she let's me. :)
 

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Well, I've heard of personalising inanimate objects and I'll grant that beloved cars can develop a personality (mainly in the eye of the owner) but endowing a car with temper tantrums might be overdoing it just a touch - you think?
 

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didn't you just replace your monovalve a few months ago? Someone did, I remember as it was ridiculously expensive.
 

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didn't you just replace your monovalve a few months ago? Someone did, I remember as it was ridiculously expensive.
That was one of the incidents....yes.
 

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Well, I've heard of personalising inanimate objects and I'll grant that beloved cars can develop a personality (mainly in the eye of the owner) but endowing a car with temper tantrums might be overdoing it just a touch - you think?
The message is....cars enjoy being driven...not ignored.

Much like a woman. :)

(apologies @kawagirl )
 
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