This man is a true genius, honest…..

Since I was a kid I have always been scared of crashed and or damaged cars or bikes. I thought that they were death traps to be avoided at all costs mainly I guess because I had never had anything to do with repairs of any kind except some very simple mechanical stuff. Well overContinue reading “This man is a true genius, honest…..”

So what happened to the poor ol’ Audi????

For the very first time since I bought her more than two years ago the lovely old S4 finally let me down. It must be said that I was VERY lucky indeed because I had already covered some 2600 kms without any problems that weekend so it could have happened anywhere whereas the red lightContinue reading “So what happened to the poor ol’ Audi????”

A brief update on my lovely bikes ….

My lovely garage now consists of 5 motorbikes plus I have another one in the UK. The 5 bikes I have in my garage consist of 3 Yamahas and 2 Hondas they are all great motorbikes with very different characteristics. I love riding them and looking after them. Of course I am only capable ofContinue reading “A brief update on my lovely bikes ….”

WD40 for ever!!!!! Its amazing what a little squirt can do….

That was the punch line to one of their best adverts many years ago and in my opinion it still holds true today. The story of the product is very interesting too, see the company web site or Wikipedia. I first came to know this product when I was a kid and my Dad showedContinue reading “WD40 for ever!!!!! Its amazing what a little squirt can do….”

My lovely garage, plus its contents.

Until three years ago I lived and worked in Roma and as I owned a small lock up garage my bikes were kept happily warm, dry and out of sight. Of the wife. (I always tried to purchase blue Yamahas but even she noticed that the R1 was not an XT660, rats). My car andContinue reading “My lovely garage, plus its contents.”

Car and motorcycle maintenance – suggestions…

As I am now fairly old er experienced with owning and looking after cars and bikes, I thought that a few hints could be useful. Ps instead of reading you can listen to this post on Spotify!!! Many years ago in the UK I worked with a lovely guy called Jack and he owned aContinue reading “Car and motorcycle maintenance – suggestions…”

This car certainly keeps me on my toes..part 2…

Blimey. What a challenge. I love this Audi S4 to death but she is very demanding for sure. Only two months ago I was really enjoying her after the lockdown and the steering suddenly became very heavy indeed, I needed Charles Atlas to help me to turn the wheel. Ah I thought, the hydraulic oilContinue reading “This car certainly keeps me on my toes..part 2…”

I found a car-wash and the S4 starts to looks like the elegant old girl she is….

We have been locked-down at home since early March and it is just starting to be eased some 3 months later. So the old S4 has been locked in the garage gathering dust and looking rather sad and sorry for herself. Finally I have been able to take her out for a drive and wowContinue reading “I found a car-wash and the S4 starts to looks like the elegant old girl she is….”

Some bits and pieces for sale…just a few thousand!

I work part time for a lovely bloke called Luigi Cioffi, at Auto Cioffi Ravello. He is a vehicle bodywork genius, he has been repairing cars and vans for the last 50 years and for the last 45 years in his amazing premises at Pontone near Ravello, which was previously a paper manufacturing factory. ThisContinue reading “Some bits and pieces for sale…just a few thousand!”

One or two jobs done and the old girl starts to feel better….updated!

So during the dreaded lockdown I have been able to make very limited progress with the S4. Firstly I replaced the car battery as I noticed that the one on the car was too small (physically it did not fill the battery space, which is on the front bulkhead, as well as charge wise itContinue reading “One or two jobs done and the old girl starts to feel better….updated!”