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Ran out of Gas. Had a look at our nearest LPG in stock - 99.9 ppl
Bastards.

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and where are you going to get gas from when Russia turn it off or do you get it else ware? how much of Europe and England get fuels from Russia?

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It's LPG (Propane) which is a waste product from producing petrol so shouldn't be affected (although it will no doubt be used as another excuse to put the price up). It varies in price between 50 and 70% of the petrol price so even when it goes up it's still cheaper than running on petrol. UK only takes 8% of it's natural gas from Russia anyway, pipelines run into mainland Europe but there's a bit of water between us and there.

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More of our diesel comes from Russian sources - around 18% seems to be the figure put about for that and I'm sure we use an awful lot more of that than the gas thats used overall.

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mad-as wrote:

and where are you going to get gas from when Russia turn it off or do you get it else ware? how much of Europe and England get fuels from Russia?

As Gilbert implied, that's natural gas (methane, CNG, LNG) though... As opposed to the LPG we run on.

Been said on LPGforum that recent LPG shortages at forecourts have been due to home heating customers having their home heating bulk storage tanks filled early before price rises, the delivery drivers have been busy filling home heating tanks, suppliers prioritise filling home heating tanks over filling forecourt tanks. But if so many home heating customers filled early then since we are heading into summer when people won't be using as much gas for home heating then home heating customers won't need to refill their tanks again anytime soon so there should be plenty of LPG for forecourts... hopefully!

I filled 3 vehicles with LPG this week so far, had to fill 2 of them at Shell Redbeck near Wakefield because it was later than 8pm and Morrisons kiosk closes at 8pm. Recent price rises at Redbeck for LPG from iIrc 72.9 to 74,9 in a couple of steps. But petrol also went up and is now around £1.65, I also saw a guy taking a pic of the price on the pump when he filled with super diesel, had a look at the price when he'd gone... it was over £1.81 per litre.

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I've just been and filled up at Northmead in Peterborough (and did yesterday, and likely to be doing again tomorrow too!) at 64.9 ppl which I reckon looking at Autogas.app makes it one of the cheapest in the country.

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1.90 for diesel.

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Good, might stop a few people from using the smelly stuff...... Government will be happy as they'll expect rising fuel prices to push people towards EVs. I think it'll more likely push people towards swapping diesel for petrol. Electricity prices are going up too so EV owners are also going to suffer just as much as everyone else.

I've actually done some work on my car today too. New rear brake pads and fixed the rattling disc shield so it no longer clanks when I go over a bump.

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I'd still rather put diesel in mine now and get more power than the V8 ever could ;)

Gas just isn't viable down here anymore, which is a shame.

I have been up to giving my RR a bit of a tarting up... more of a 'what have you done in the last week' than today. Pics when its finished!

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RH front (OSF) fog lamp replaced today. The old one had lots of condensation it it which wouldn’t clear and the reflector had started corroding. When I took the rear cap off it a lot of water just poured out! I assumed the cap had not been fitted properly or the seal has failed but it all looked OK. Impossible to remove the lamp screws in situ as the heads had corroded and one needed drilling out. Took the bumper off which makes the job a lot easier, wrestled the screws out and replaced them with No14 hex head SS screws and captive u nuts - meatier and better.

On examining the old lamp it became obvious that someone at some time had split the plastic lamp housing on the top surface and ‘sealed’ it with some goo that had gone hard and started to flake off which explains the water ingress. I suspect that when I had the bumper repainted some years ago the body shop damaged it when removing it (damage in line with top left hand mounting) and had bodged a repair!

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I am at our place in France at the moment. My 2001 Vogue runs beautifully on E85 (85% bioethanol). Fuel consumption is higher at around 14mpg instead of 17mpg on E10 but as it costs 89.9c/L versus about €2/L for E10 I'm not complaining. E85 was 69.9c/L only a few months ago so there has been a big price rise.

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The drivers door latch has been playing up. It was locked & wouldn't respond to the internal or external handle & the locks 'bounce' when using the fob for central locking. I was getting in the car by the passenger door then clambering across.

It looks like it's the cable from the internal handle that is sticking & preventing the latch from opening. I released the single screw & took the cover round the inner handle off & can see it operates a cable but I couldn't get enough purchase on the cable to operate the lock.

With a torch & one of the wife's knitting needles I was able to release the catch by pressing down on the arm operated by the cable from the interior handle. I put the window down then shone a bright LED torch at the midpoint rearwards & squinting down the slot I could clearly see the end of the cable. Pressing down on the arm at the rear then allowed me to pop the door latch up & open the door.

Unfortunately the lock got stuck again when I re-closed the door but opening the window shining the torch & squinting down the slot again has allowed me to reliably unlock the door. I'm not sure that I'm yet slick enough at the manoeuvre to get in & out of the drivers door at the filling station or shops with just a torch & knitting needle.

I have liberally anointed the latch with WD40 in the hope that whatever has been sticking will be freed up but suspect that it needs the cable replacing. It actually looked clean & rust free but now that I think about it for quite some time I have found both the exterior & interior handles 'sticky' & reluctant to snap back into position when released.

I have been opening the window & using the external handle to open the door & this has been pretty reliable. I only had to resort to the knitting needle a couple of times today

I am so pleased that I didn't have to resort to any of the more extreme methods of getting the door open. I read of people taking the rear door off its hinges to give access to the rear of the striker plate &.even taking off the offside front wing & then undoing the hinges. Not to mention the cold chisel & hammer to smash the lock open.

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and just to add, before anyone suggests that the plastic lever the cable operates is sticking, the latch is a brand new one from Land Rover fitted only a few months ago. I had the very same problem a while ago so was able to tell Nigel what was causing it, only mine was due to a frayed cable.

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iv had a similar issue with the cable that comes from the inside lock , i my case it sheered off without fraying (looked like it had been over crimped and cut when made) they are left and right cables to from memory .

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You get a good view of the latch by opening the window fully then shining a bright torch down the slot towards the rear then squinting down the slot. I'm pretty sure that if it were some other portion of the latch causing problems that you could operate it with some sort of metal hook or some other amateur locksmith tool. When I was Googling 'P38 driver's door locked' I only found quite extreme suggestions as to how to get the door open eg removing the offside front wing to allow you to unbolt the hinges. I'm surprised that the more subtle approach of squinting down inside the door with the aid of a bright torch didn't get mentioned.

A genuine replacement cable from Land Rover costs over £50 https://parts.jaguarlandroverclassic.com/alr6968-cable-front-door-internal-release.html

Even a Britpart cable is around £30 which is pretty pricey for a 30cm Bowden cable. https://www.lrdirect.com/alr6968-cable-door-release-p38-rh

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Filled up yesterday £136.0L will be going up soon

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the cost of oil is under$100 a barrel, so i don't see why it's going up to be honest . it's a bit like Russia are playing in the sand pit with the rubbish we are being fed over here, certainly not what you would expect from a so called super power. so what is the reason it's up so much, o that's right speculation....
PS fuel prices over here are around $2.40L for 91 oc

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Crude oil cost shot up to over $130 a barrel and everyone presumably thought it would stay at that price so put their prices up. But it hasn't and, as you say, it has dropped below the $100 mark again. Rather than drop the pump prices immediately, the excuse is that they don't know if it will go up again or not so are waiting (and making a nice little profit in the meantime).

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Meanwhile, Tesla 3 estimated delivery: Feb 2023