Well the lag made it back from the south of France and now has 253,000 miles on the clock.
Had to get the aircon regassed while over there (cost 65 euro's in case anyone else has the problem loads of places do it as its damm hot down there) They also topped up the
free of charge. bloody nice bloke
The car ran superbly and on some occasions I actually dropped down to the speed limit just to give it a rest.
The only other problem was the black plastic cover at the top of the tailgate nearly parted company with the rest of the car (the piece that holds the high level brake light) It was only attached by the screen washer tubing (tough stuff that) Its held on with 2 screws and a load of plastic clips that break (all at once) scary moment
If you ever want to get a French driver off your tailgate. try that it really works.
Quick trip to the supermarket for a cheap battery drill and some self tapping screws sorted that out and all was well.
Long live the lag.
ps anyone know the French for self tapping screws
it could save me time if it ever happens again.