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    Just got back from France and boy am I glad I fixed the Aircon. It was between 30 and 36 degree in the Loire and we all had a great time.

    I really enjoyed driving on the other side of the road and had to remind myself to drive on the left when we got off the ferry when we got home.

    The car never missed a beat in both the 12 hours drives, shame the kids weren't so well behaved






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    Looks excellent fella - where abouts were you as its something we are going to try and do next year

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    I need to get the aircon fixed in mine - not happy about 1000 squid for a new pump though...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Steven View Post
    Looks excellent fella - where abouts were you as its something we are going to try and do next year
    A place called Onzain, in between Tours and Blois. I wanted to stay and I'm normally ready to come home after 10 days.

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    I need to get the aircon fixed in mine - not happy about 1000 squid for a new pump though...

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    Found a secondhand one on 'bay for 200 quid, jsut a lot of money to spend then discover it still doesn't work...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Penfold101 View Post
    Found a secondhand one on 'bay for 200 quid, jsut a lot of money to spend then discover it still doesn't work...
    30 notes for a used one for mine...... yet to fit though.. maybe next year or the year after...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caveman_nige View Post
    30 notes for a used one for mine...... yet to fit though.. maybe next year or the year after...
    Typically the V6 engines have a different model of pump - only one I can find anywhere...


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    wish my wife would realise that it would be a nice way to travel around france or europe in general but she wants hotels and hairdryers etc..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Caveman_nige View Post
    wish my wife would realise that it would be a nice way to travel around france or europe in general but she wants hotels and hairdryers etc..
    I know the French are a bit backwards mate, but they do have hotels AND, I believe, electricity...

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    I had to literally laugh out loud!! We've done it a few times now but we head right down south to a place called Cap D'Agde, long old drive but we get to go over the Milau bridge so it's worth it!!

    And I will say I am a woman who likes her luxuries too and the hairdryer and straighteners will be coming to Billing!

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