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Me and my car - Vauxhall Monaro

Vauxhall Monaro

Haynes Car Manual author, Euan Doig, has a Vauxhall Monaro…


I’ve owned my Monaro for around 18 months and love its V8 burble. It's required a fair bit of fettling in the time that I've had it. I’d recently noticed that the bonnet wasn't supporting itself, so over the Easter weekend I replaced the bonnet struts (barely a 10-minute job).

I also cleaned and polished the bodywork. Sadly, I had to pay particular attention to some light scratches that someone had inflicted on it. Fortunately, a bit of elbow grease did the trick.

Haynes Bike Repair Guide

I’m writing this during the Coronavirus lockdown, when virtually the entire UK population has been ordered to stay indoors, to help take the pressure off the NHS. So I've been working from home and have had plenty of extra time on my hands – time to give my bikes some much-needed attention.

I've been using the Haynes Bike Repair Guide (search the Apple App Store and Google Play for it) and this handy guide, which reminded me that the chain, brakes, hub and seat needed some attention.

Hopefully we'll all be allowed out again soon and I'll be able to give the bikes a proper run.