Today I popped down with my wife to our parking space just to check the water and oil on her car.
I had borrowed the aging Renault Megane several days ago and for some reason suspected the radiator was a little low.
One popped bonnet/ hood later lo and behold the water level was showing a dire need for refill.
The Megane has a nice little plastic reservoir that feeds into the radiator but the cap would not open. I looked at it, the cap was plastic with six large teeth, if I tried to use a wrench it would probably snap off or at least get damaged .. what to do?
Inspiration struck and I whipped off my leather belt, looped it over the cap so that the steel belt buckle locked over one of the teeth and the leather loop provided a nice contra and with very little effort I was able to open the cap and have my wife on her way; all the while whistling the tune to MacGyver.
Feeling suitably pleased with myself I went back upstairs to finish my coffee and start the day.