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 Post subject: Long drive........
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 3:00 pm 
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Just got back from a looooooong drive to and from Dusseldorf. Just short of 1000 miles all in over the week. Not comfortable in a 2000 Rover Cooper Sport but loads of places to stop on the autobahns. Extremely hot but she did it without any fuss or bother and no heating probs except for driver and wifey who gets overheated at my map reading. Only saw two other mini's. Maroon Clubman in the Holland/Belgium border and another black Finland registered twin-tanked and de-seamed Clubman near the Kennedy Tunnel in Antwerp. A few honks and thumbs-up gestures from presumably other mini fiends - one from a Dutch traffic cop on a motor bike as he whizzed past. It's a bit off-putting as he had been following me for a couple of miles beforehand and looked down and in as he went past. Usually see a couple of 'H' (historic) plated minis in and around Dusseldorf but none this time.....

Added the next day....... a question for the German mini contingent. When I filled up in Neuss, there were THREE variants of lead free!! The standard stuff which I used, a red hose marked SUPER and another red hose marked SUPER* (super with a star). I suddenly thought that I'd filled up with the wrong stuff and asked inside but an Audi driver placated me that it was OK for English made rubbish!!!!!

So what is the difference?


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 Post subject: Re: Long drive........
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 8:35 pm 
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I love a long drive, but one with few towns and even fewer traffic lights and for that matter, even fewer again others on the road. Yeap, the wide open spaces are really enjoyable

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Anything else is just hard work!


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 Post subject: Re: Long drive........
PostPosted: Wed Aug 07, 2019 9:19 pm 
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Hey..., those red laterite dust roads took me back a few years Chris. I can't believe how our Land Rovers stood the punishment. How your mokes take it is beyond me!!!!!!!


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 Post subject: Re: Long drive........
PostPosted: Thu Aug 08, 2019 4:58 am 
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Peter Laidler wrote:
Hey..., those red laterite dust roads took me back a few years Chris. I can't believe how our Land Rovers stood the punishment. How your mokes take it is beyond me!!!!!!!


Looking forward to taking you over them again!

Yeah, our Mokes stand up to it OK, but on this particular run, the two 4WDs that where with us had to turn around and go back after the first 150 km with their tails between their legs,,,, to rough for them and they broke a lot of things,,,,, :lol:


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