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Well due to time constraints this week, then XM is still sitting on the ramp in the workshop. It will receive an oil change tomorrow all being well, and then over the Christmas period it will be called into daily use to give the Range Rover a well earned break as it's been the only car I've had on the road recently. Looking forward to driving it again now!

In saying that, the Range Rover is going down to Ayr on Monday to look at a car and then probably back to Ayr next Saturday with the trailer to bring it home, all being well, anyway! It's a non French car that I'm going to see on Monday too :) Will (KP) is banned from saying anything but it's a V8 with Carburettors I believe!

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Surprising to hear you're using the XM when there's a risk of salt David :shock:
DHallworth wrote: Will (KP) is banned from saying anything but it's a V8 with Carburettors I believe!
Interesting :wink:

Good job petrol is now cheap then :lol:
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CitroJim wrote:Surprising to hear you're using the XM when there's a risk of salt David :shock:
I think he's referring to the "new" XM Jim, not the silver one :wink: :lol:
DHallworth wrote: Will (KP) is banned from saying anything but it's a V8 with Carburettors I believe!
Interesting :wink:

Good job petrol is now cheap then :lol:
I just filled up last night, albeit with 99 Shell VPower, which is 10p more than 95 :evil: (previously it only used to be 8p more)

The new V6 definitely runs better on V Power though, so it wasn't just the silver one where it made a difference. I can even notice a difference dropping back to 97 BP Ultimate which I've had to do a few times when the local Shell was out of V Power...
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Try using Tesco momentum instead Simon :) it's 99ron as well :D
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None of the tesco's around my area sell fuel...
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Ah, I see. The potentially rusty red XM....

I guess a bit more salt won't hurt it....
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It's been very mild up here with a lot of rain rather then cold with salt as well so far this year. We've had maybe two or three nights that they've put salt down but it's been more then washed away by now!

The Silver XM hasn't moved out of the garage other then for access to the ramp since it came back from the XM 25th gathering at Cosford. :D

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Well it's been a great day today. My two sisters live down south, one in Newcastle, the other in the Lake District. Unfortunately the one in the North East was working today (Nurse for the NHS) so wasn't here for Christmas day so we decided as a family we'd do Christmas Day on Boxing Day this year.

That meant today I had a day with nothing to do, no work, no chores and it was a lovely crisp, fresh day up here so I decided I'd give the cars a run and warm them through. Well, I say a run, none of them moved off the drive/out of the garage but they were all run for about 30 - 40 minutes, all warmed through nicely and then put back to bed again until the next time I get a day free to do the same again.

There's something really quite relaxing about just pottering around the driveway, and coming in and out of the shed with nothing to hear but the burble of 4 V6's running on the driveway :D

Merry Christmas everyone!

A Happy New Year also when it comes! Let's hope there's plenty V6 goodness in 2015 as well! :D

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Could the carbed V8 be a Rover ?
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The only better V8's to get with Carbs are yank ones :p
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DHallworth wrote: coming in and out of the shed with nothing to hear but the burble of 4 V6's running on the driveway :D
That is just gorgeous David.. Is there a lovelier sound? A choir of angels :-D

DHallworth wrote:Let's hope there's plenty V6 goodness in 2015 as well! :D
I have every intention to make it so with my fleet.. Two V6s and a half V6....
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It is indeed...

It's a 1989 Range Rover Classic Vogue in Caspian Blue. :D

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Glad that you had a good day with your V6s. Mine got a little run out yesterday before the salt comes out soon, my 2cv being less fortunate as it has been very poorly for a while.
Look forward to seeing the latest addition to your fleet, have a good "official" Christmas and all the best for the New Year.
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Thanks Bill, same to you, Suzi and your family.

How is the 2CV now? Has it had it's repairs done?

Look forward to taking you for a run in the Activa V6 when Spring comes around again.

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KP wrote:The only better V8's to get with Carbs are yank ones :p
Oh, I don't know. A Tatra 603 Air-cooled V8 sounds pretty nice :p