Well Frank Martin decided to throw a shoe last night, and the drive shaft went leaving me stranded at a set of very busy traffic lights, as usual the british public showed their true spirit and drove around me as i struggled to extricate myself from the precarious position by pushing Frank onto the pavement to assist the arse holes who did not help to get home quicker, you know who you are!!! Well good news the RAC arrived when they said they would and put Frank on a low loader, the guys who sold me Frank promised to repair him today if he got there first thing, The RAC promised to deliver him at 08:30 today. Massive rushing wind sound and fast forward to today, The RAC failed to deliver Frank as promised, in fact they did not know where he was, as they had appointed a subcontractor. The subcontractor then promised they could deliver by 12:30. The garage advised me that by that time they would not be able to strip him and confirm the parts and get a delivery so would be Monday when Frank can get back. So Plan B, Z3 is in the garage partially stripped awaiting new wheel bearings and big brake kit, well i can't go to work today, so may as well completely strip the Z3 and rebuild back up ready to use for work Monday, as wheel bearing kit and the 46mm socket had now been delivered. I spent 3 hours stripping the car, reversed it half out the garage first to get some extra room and not work in the rain, and proceeded to strip. well i got to removing the rear bearing race, using the three leg puller, which the only way is to do is to put behind the rear dust cover and pull, which in doing so destroys the rear dust cover, yes i can hear you say, i see where this is going, and yes you are right, there is no rear dust cover in a z3 wheel bearing kit. So no worries jump on tinternet, get part number obtain from local BMW dealer. Well blow me down with a feather, its an order only part, because its Friday wont get it till Monday, several dealers later same story, Plan B is now totally shot, car is now half in /out of the garage, cannot shut the garage door doh! Right lets check on Frank maybe they can do something with a bit of pressure, well no, the RAC still has not delivered Frank, two phone calls later, they have tracked him down and he is 7 miles away from destination, an hour later Frank arrives just as the Garage is closing, its going to be Tuesday now you can bet your bottom dollar! So now I have a car half in/out the Garage, a Car that won't be available to Tuesday, what do you do? Well i thought, i will put the RAC under some pressure, and i asked for a courtesy car, certainly sir, let me take some details and i will tell you where to collect it from, pardon i say, collect it how will i do that, you have my car, how far away do i need to travel? 30 miles sir. Oh right, can you deliver it? yes sir £25, phone went down with a bang. What do you do? If you remember panatela, then the smoke would have been rising to the tune, I chose Beer. Everything is looking rosy at the moment, but i have formulated Plans E, F & G, and i will have two cars available to me by Tuesday latest (Fingers Crossed), having no car is like having your legs cut off. But i have some good work colleagues who are prepared to pick me up so all good on that front. As a side the missus then did a beef dinner tonight, she opened a 12 pack of Aunt Bessies Yorkshire Puds, and pulled out a 13th arrgh!