Just got the car back from the garage – the old starter motor was dead beyond repair, but they worked a small miracle and found us another one – it now starts better than it ever did.
It’s still running a bit rough though – probably down to poor quality petrol. Mechanic also said not to drive too fast because the pistons are all worn.
So tomorrow we’re off to the Turkmenistan embassy to get our visas – which actually start tomorrow so we’ll have to push on. We’ve had a great time here in Iran, despite the car problem, the people are VERY VERY friendly, we’ll be back one day.
A BIG thank you goes out to Jafa our taxi driver who not only ferried us to and from the hotel, but also towed us at breakneck speed through the streets of Tehran, and also to Mehdi, who took a day off work to help us get over the language barrier – without these guys we would be on our way home.