A tacky solution

I popped the car around to my friendly, competent mechanic this morning to ask about the possibility of a quick spot welding job on the steering column. I won't bore you with the details but the MR2 is prone to steering play after many years and the quickest solution is 4 or 5 tack welds strategically placed.

No problem. Left the car, went for a coffee at Waterstones bought a book (This Is Your Brain On Music- Understanding a Human Obsession by musician and neuroscientist Daniel Levitin) and a couple of magazines and returned to find the job done and a bill for just £15. Cheaper than a new rack! 

Now the steering is nice and tight and that makes driving more enjoyable. Excellent result.