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Old 26 June 2013, 02:24   #31
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Originally Posted by paddlers View Post
Driving on snow is a real skill !!
I used to spend at least four months a year in the Alps in ski resorts as a ski guide and once you get used to it driving in snow isn't difficult - and not all of the roads are as well looked after as you might think over there! Of course it's probably different snow or something!

Originally Posted by Zippy
When a boat looks that good who needs tubes!!!
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Old 27 June 2013, 13:46   #32
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This Mitzy has been a journey!!

Turns out to buy the bits to re-condition is nearly the same price as getting a new engine. Both VERY expensive

After a lot of looking around and even driving A4 Allroads, A6s of all types and even contemplating a Skoda Yeti decision made.

Newer engine being fitted next Monday. Came out of a 2012 with 12K miles. Hardly run in.
Should outlive the car!

After the expense there will be no change of jeep. I'll run her into the ground first (or it will run me!!)

Might change tack and upgrade the better-half's car so it can tow the boat on the flat... haven't broken that to her yet

Now to get the work done in time for lifting the boat from Donegal to get to Dun Laoghaire by the time the guys get over from Carnarvon.

Thanks for all the sound advice guys - - and thanks for the un-sound bits too
Any meaning read into my message is the product of your own mind...
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Old 27 June 2013, 14:16   #33
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Originally Posted by gotchiguy View Post

2500 I think, should be fine for a VM.

Better off with an XC70 IMHO.
Don't know about them XC70 know a couple of people that are having gearbox issues when towing

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