Bye Bye Alternator

The rattling on the van became a lot quieter earlier today.

The rattle, I should explain, has been an abhorrant clatter clatter clatter which started a couple of months ago with just an occasional mechanical metallic thunk and then yesterday became a lot more intense. It was proving very difficult to track down the source of it though.

Today, it revealed itself as whilst I was driving up the A1 the alternator light started to flicker occasionally.

Now it’s on all the time. I’ve got to start the van and get it to Rotherham so I can get it repaired. Can I do it? I think so if I use no electrics at all (or at least minimal just for brakes and indicators). We shall see…