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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2021 16:07    Post subject: Mitzi back Reply with quote

Got Mitzi back yesterday with all the work done and a few improvements like the transfer shift lever now moves smoothly between the settings instead of having to be pushed hard.
She pulls better and NO SMOKE!
Just have to put all my usual bits and pieces back in so I can go away without any hassle.
A lot of money spent so it looks like I will be keeping her for a few more years!
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PostPosted: Thu Dec 23, 2021 16:26    Post subject: Reply with quote

Good news! Hopefully see you at a meet/camp some time over the summer.

It is a difficult one, deciding to throw money at an old van that you'll probably never get back - expensive hobby! Mine needs some welding soon. Choice of decent bodyshop welding and paint for ~£2k or MOT pass welding for a couple of hundred. hmmm. I know what I'd prefer and how much I'd spend just before old diesels are outlawed!
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PostPosted: Fri Dec 24, 2021 11:02    Post subject: Reply with quote

Well at least Mitzi doesnít need any welding as yet!!
Have had more than one MOT guy surprised at the good condition of a 28 year old vehicle.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2021 15:37    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hooray! Glad you're keeping her! Although the bloke on one of the FB forums desperate to buy one in good nick with a good history that I had told "I know such a vehicle which may soon be for sale" won't be so pleased! I've offered him a test drive in mine; he's coming this way early in the new year. For my sins, it has convinced two others who subsequently bought a L300! I also warned him that good ones are worth it, but they no longer come cheap.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 28, 2021 20:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

Sorry about that but having invested substantial money in her I want to keep her for a while yet.
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PostPosted: Wed Dec 29, 2021 0:44    Post subject: Reply with quote

I thought you might! A wise decision, IMHO. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2022 13:38    Post subject: Reply with quote

Further to my last have run a tank of fuel through Mitzi and filled her up.
She is worth a lot more now with a full tank £88 worth.
Anyway achieved 23.82mpg on that first tankful around town.
So she should be good on a run as I donít have to put my foot down as far as I used to.
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2022 15:14    Post subject: Reply with quote

£88 for 65L? That's £1.35/L! Has the internet suddenly got extremely slow, or have I been self isolating too long? Last diesel I bought was £1.57/L
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PostPosted: Sat Apr 23, 2022 15:17    Post subject: Reply with quote

PS I hope you have it locked away safely! I'm not in a particular rush to get mine back on the road just yet, and enjoying both convertible and m/bike - both returning around 50mpg (if driven gently! Very Happy)
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PostPosted: Sun Apr 24, 2022 11:54    Post subject: Reply with quote

My tanks hold 75 litres. Actually put 11.04 gallons / 50 litres to fill the tanks. 1.74/litre.
Remember from that trip we had and I thought I was really low on fuel as the gauge read under a quarter?
Well same again, gauge reading just over a quarter so got 11.04 gallons in.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2022 9:50    Post subject: Reply with quote

It's the rate that the needle drops through that last quarter that used to worry me. Then I worry that the reserve light is not working. It has only come on twice, and drove 30 miles before I was able to fill up at non-motorway prices. I invested in 5L of Aldi's finest cooking oil in early March. Still got it, so one of the best investments I ever made! Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 25, 2022 17:09    Post subject: Reply with quote

My reserve light came on that time back then and I put nearly 12 gallons in so still had over four gallons left and needle was right down.
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