Now the head gasket has gone.
I could do without this, but I suppose it is a better time than when I'm busy in the summer.
It has almost done 300,000 miles, it was due a timing belt (and water pump) then anyway, and there a couple of other things that can be done (and I have the parts already) that weren't worth doing on their own.
More original bits wearing out. It will be like my Grandfather's axe.
It had a new handle. Then it had a new blade.
But it is still my Grandfather's axe!