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      Off to Lapland and the North Cape.

      Tomorrow morning I will be leaving on another long trip. This time due to the Covid-19 restrictions I will drive in Norway. I will drive to the Northern part of Norway and finally to the North Cape if it does not rain. Up there they don't have normal rainy days but storm and rain and lots of mosquitoes.
      I will be driving alone from home. A friend of mine is waiting with his car at a town 1200 km away. I should be there on Friday evening. From there we drive together to the North Cape in 2 cars. From there it will be a 100 km drive.
      I have done the oil level and tire pressure check and good to go. I will carry a spare regulator and a fan belt plus a couple of fuses.
      Lapland is deserted and it might take a day just to get a tow truck.
      This is what they write about Lapland.
      Lapland: The Last Wilderness of Europe. From cascading waterfalls and mighty mountain peaks, to ancient forests and tundra-like heaths, from green-white glacier melt water to crystal clear rivers, Lapland is home to the last remaining areas of extensive wilderness in Europe.

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      Interesting place.. Keep posting on your progress! all the best!
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      I saw a buldge on my left rear tire and the shop did not have the Hankook of the correct load index in stock. They had 2 Goodyear tyres so I got them. This to keep the grip even on one axle. The other Hankook I mounted on my spare rim.
      I am all ready to go tomorrow morning.






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      Wish you a happy and safe road trip Indian. While we are stuck in lockdown, please entertain with lots of pictures of your road trip, so that we can drool over them and be happy

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      Now I am stuck 400 km away from home. Broken fanbelt. Waiting for a tow truck.




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      Broken fanbelt.
      Just as you suspected? Good that you carried the spare fanbelt!
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      Not that easy. Looks like the tensioner is the problem. In that case I have to be here until Tuesday. That means I will return home and try again in 2 weeks.
      The insurance company has fixed ne up with a hotel room for the night.


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      Off to Lapland and the North Cape.

      End of my trip. The car has to be at the VW dealer until 1. Juli at least. I am waiting for a rental car to get me home. Insurance company is giving me. Toyota Proace until my car is ready.
      The tensioner broke and the belt caused some damage in the engine bay. Some plastics have been chewed up.

      Both red items are damaged and the white I am replacing to keep my warranty in case it happens again.
      This will cost me a small fortune. 1200 euros.



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