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Re: Carrying Petrol in cars.

Post by NewcastleFalcon » 15 Apr 2015, 18:23

...One more for fun....
.Mecca, who already owned ballrooms and restaurants, opened their first and only service station at Trowell on the M1 in Nottinghamshire, in 1967. They preferred to call it a 'Village'. Mecca combined modern architecture with a fantasy Robin Hood theme. The visitor was greeted by two jousting knights in the foyer. Once inside the 'Village' he or she could dine at the 'Sheriff's Restaurant' or 'Marian's Pantry'...
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Re: Carrying Petrol in cars.

Post by Jodyone » 15 Apr 2015, 21:57

I understand the idea of this much planning for a journey you might repeat regularly, but once?! It's only 600 miles! Can't you just fill up when the car gets low, at the nearest station, regardless of price? It's only a few quid between the cheapest and priciest for a tankful.

My approach to a new journey: drive off; remember I forgot to check exactly where I'm going; check google maps at first traffic lights; stick postcode in satnav at second traffic lights; drive until hungry/low fuel/need wee; fill up (expensively)/empty as required; repeat, etc... must seem very cavalier..!

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Re: Carrying Petrol in cars.

Post by Stickyfinger » 15 Apr 2015, 22:10

Jodyone wrote:I understand the idea of this much planning for a journey you might repeat regularly, but once?! It's only 600 miles! Can't you just fill up when the car gets low, at the nearest station, regardless of price? It's only a few quid between the cheapest and priciest for a tankful.

My approach to a new journey: drive off; remember I forgot to check exactly where I'm going; check google maps at first traffic lights; stick postcode in satnav at second traffic lights; drive until hungry/low fuel/need wee; fill up (expensively)/empty as required; repeat, etc... must seem very cavalier..!
Wild man, just WILD !

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Post by Northern_Mike » 15 Apr 2015, 22:14

Jodyone wrote: My approach to a new journey: drive off; remember I forgot to check exactly where I'm going; check google maps at first traffic lights; stick postcode in satnav at second traffic lights; drive until hungry/low fuel/need wee; fill up (expensively)/empty as required; repeat, etc... must seem very cavalier..!
How dare you start a journey with so little planning!? :evil: :evil: :evil: :evil:

My approach. Look at fuel gauge when I remember. Think "that'll do". Drive off. Ignore fuel light when it comes on, for at least 40 miles, 60 if it's raining hard. Stop, put fuel in, drive on. Probably get a Costa at the same time. KFC If I'm hungry and a long way to go. No chips though. Just chicken and coffee. Protein, some fat, and some caffeine.

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Re: Carrying Petrol in cars.

Post by Jodyone » 15 Apr 2015, 22:29

Stickyfinger wrote:Wild man, just WILD !
Oh, I know. I'm basically Keith Moon. I left the bit about cocaine and hookers out

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Re: Carrying Petrol in cars.

Post by Northern_Mike » 15 Apr 2015, 22:53

Jodyone wrote:
Stickyfinger wrote:Wild man, just WILD !
I left the bit about cocaine and hookers out
I expect the C6 ride makes the usage of both easier..

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Re: Carrying Petrol in cars.

Post by CitroJim » 17 Apr 2015, 12:26

On the contemplation of any journey, even the 6 miles to work, my OCD kicks in with a vengeance :twisted:

Everything checked, double checked and every eventuality catered for... Enough tools carried to do a major overhaul...

Even happens when I go for a ride on my bike...

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Post by Northern_Mike » 17 Apr 2015, 14:12

Do you carry an emergency blanket (one of those foil things), winter biker trousers, sheepskin lined winter boots, very warm coat, hat, scarf, gloves and socks over the winter months like I do on my journey to work?

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Re: Carrying Petrol in cars.

Post by CitroJim » 17 Apr 2015, 14:29

I do carry a blanket Mike!

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Re: Carrying Petrol in cars.

Post by Northern_Mike » 17 Apr 2015, 14:40

I have a "winter kit" that I started carrying 18 years ago when I was a field engineer doing lots of miles. It's a big sportsbag with all that stuff in. Currently in the loft. I've needed it's contents precisely twice!

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Re: Carrying Petrol in cars.

Post by CitroJim » 17 Apr 2015, 18:54

Northern_Mike wrote:I've needed it's contents precisely twice!
Always the way Mike. Had you not carried it you'd have needed it countless times...

I think my in-car toolkit has never been used on my own car but on any number of other cars in distress over the years...

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Re: Carrying Petrol in cars.

Post by Chris570 » 18 Apr 2015, 11:40

CitroJim wrote:
Northern_Mike wrote:I've needed it's contents precisely twice!
Always the way Mike. Had you not carried it you'd have needed it countless times...

I think my in-car toolkit has never been used on my own car but on any number of other cars in distress over the years...
Oh god, I can only imagine what's going to be loaded on tuesday morning for the Paris trip!

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Re: Carrying Petrol in cars.

Post by Stickyfinger » 18 Apr 2015, 15:36

Just watch for the CAMERAS....do a Moon as you go by...http://english.controleradar.org/upper- ... ameras.php

Really, they are having a crack down on Red Triangles and Jackets ATM.....anybody want my French headlights before you go :)

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Re: Carrying Petrol in cars.

Post by CitroJim » 19 Apr 2015, 05:34

Chris570 wrote:
CitroJim wrote:
Northern_Mike wrote:I've needed it's contents precisely twice!
Always the way Mike. Had you not carried it you'd have needed it countless times...

I think my in-car toolkit has never been used on my own car but on any number of other cars in distress over the years...
Oh god, I can only imagine what's going to be loaded on tuesday morning for the Paris trip!
All I can say is I've hired a fork-lift....

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Re: Carrying Petrol in cars.

Post by isisalar » 25 Apr 2015, 13:29

Junction 21A M25, turn left at the roundabout 1/2 mile on there's a Shell station on the next roundabout, back down to M25 and continue the journey. There's a coffee place next to the service station, might be a Costa.