Diff fix and, erm, an 8,456 mile service

Time to get the worn differential fixed & try improving the heat dissipation from the LS3 engine. And I know just the man for the job, almost just round the corner too! 😎 Well, kind of!

I headed off this morning to drop the Mantis off with Jay at Chariots near Lewes in East Sussex. A mere 260 miles away but hey, we’re in the middle of the hottest summer since ’76 so that should make for a lovely drive… What could possibly go wrong!

Debris on the motorway added a little time but it was the endless bloody 50mph speed restrictions that put another 90 minutes on the journey. 😡 However, I arrived in beautiful sunshine under a clear blue sky so all was well (despite the nearside door mysteriously opening on the A27 roundabout 😯).

Always a pleasure to catch up with Jay, & having talked through the job list (which, strangely, grew as we talked!) we had a quick look at his Mantis before he kindly dropped me off at the station. I will come back down to collect the car in a couple of weeks, & looking forward to seeing some new holes in the bonnet. No, really! Watch this space…


After a round trip via Speke & Silloth (Cumbria… truly beautiful countryside) plus a few stretches on the M6 with nothing to listen to I have had enough & brought the car back to Manchester Car Audio to get the amp power cable sorted. It’s all change here with new staff & no-one involved in the original fit. I guess these places can have a ‘fluid’ staff turnover. I have also asked for an air gap to be created between the amp & the nearside footwell ceiling which it is flush mounted on. Last year in Le Mans the inside top of the footwell was too hot to touch, which cannot have been doing the Amp much good! Finally, a Dashcam wired in, hopefully for some fun driving footage & not tempting fate with an accident. 😯