The ever trusty Datsun has gone to the mechanics this morning for her new timing chain fitting. We knew the day would eventually come when it needed replacing, it was already well over the mileage when most become troublesome, in fact some Almera's had issues with the chain from nearly new so it has not done bad to stretch itself out, quite literally, to 143k miles.
It has been a difficult decision to make as to whether to spend the money getting the car fixed or to put that money towards a different car. It isn't the cheapest of repairs, but we have decided that we know the car quite well, well we should do we have had it for going on 13 years, and it has recently had a new clutch, new tyres and new brakes all round. So it was worth it to us to get it fixed.
Hopefully she will be running good as new again in a couple of days time.