How stupid can I get??
I'm half way through replacing the brake pads on my GT. I decided to do the rears first leaving me plenty of time for a trip to Halfords for a wind back tool if my bodged homemade tube device didn't work. (It didn't, don't know why I wasted my time, the Lazer tool did the job in 5 minutes).
Reassembled, adjusted handbrake, went for short test drive to see that all was well. Back home I positioned the car to carry on with the front brakes. Now where's the wheelnut key gone, can't find it anywhere!
How stupid can I get? Stupid enough to drive off with the key nut still on the offside rear wheel!
My test drive had been a round trip of about a mile so I set off on foot scouring the gutters and the pavements and keeping an eye out for dead dogs or pedestrians, shot by a flying key nut. Almost back to the house, wondering how much a replacement key nut costs, when I saw a glint of metal in the gutter about 20 metres from my house.
From now on I will be as methodical as a surgeon ensuring that there are no swabs or scalpels left in the patient!
Front brakes tomorrow, then I'll sort out the air bag warning light that's appeared after disconnecting the cigarette lighter in the ash tray (why?).