And the old girl is still chewing 0.8 ;)
I'm using Oerlikon 6013 rods at the moment, but decent brand should be ok, if you look on here the subject of good 6013 is well covered.
I had to turn one down, broke my heart but it wouldn't fit in my workshop. They are a proper massive industrial machine and don't seem to make...
Have you tried decent brand dry rods? I have a box of diy shop special rods that do that, swooped to decent rods and the problem disappears.
Alcohol Slightly Dependant? I suffer too!
Brewing wine and beer, lovely peaceful hobby, the only problem is the number of visitors you suddenly have!
If you took the handle off and taped up the coupling to make it smooth then you could fit a stretch rack gaiter. Something like this...
I had this on a Volvo I owned, I found a high resistance joint on the battery lead.
The fine bits may be toolmakers reamers or engraving cutters, I'd guess the tiny burrs are something similar.
+1 for Stihl kit, quality gear.
The one on my wife's car is the same.
Before you get too involved with the box check the tow socket isn't full of water / corrosion / muck.
I think you're right, that loft has no ventilation, the timbers will rot if it's left like that, a couple of ventilation bricks would be a good...
I'd guess around £150, try asking on Facebook on one of the tools for sale or cars for sale pages.
If you are going to wax under your car on your drive invest in some tarpaulins and old newspaper's, it's a messy job and will drip for hours after...
There should be a bleed resistor across the bank, worth checking whilst you're in there.
I don't know what it is but I want one!
TecArc sell new ones, it looks like you have opened Pandora's box!
Check the capacitor bank, mine failed a few years ago, I put a thread up on here about replacing them.
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