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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 7:26 pm 
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The 9000 has been busy over the last four days.

On Thursday I had it detailed to correct some light swirling after the repaint. Really pleased with how it came up, the black looks blacker and the metallic fleck more obvious.

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Then yesterday I drove it in five different countries and today had it right off the clock a few times. Love this car, such a good all rounder.

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 6:20 pm 
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Just a quick trip update now we’re safely back.

Car performed perfectly apart from the central locking which was a worry sometimes as it controls the fuel flap.

6 countries (inc England)
1809 miles
275 litres of fuel
29mpg average with a tank best of 35.1mpg
150mph top speed
62mph average speed

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I remain impressed with how it pulls above 100mph - hence the poor mpg this time!

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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:51 pm 
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MrMoonyMan wrote:
Car performed perfectly apart from the central locking which was a worry sometimes as it controls the fuel flap.

If you open the the tool-tray in the boot there should be a yellow plastic tag in the shape of an arrow. If you pull that it will unlock the fuel filler flap actuator. If the boot trim has been messed about with and the tab has got lost behind it then you'll need to move the trim to find it, obviously.

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:40 am 
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Looks great, same colour as mine, painted bumpers, door strips and mirrors on mine too (yours is a lot shinier though)
Are you taking yours to Buckmore next month? Will try and bring mine if it's fixed by then - would be nice to get some pics of them together.


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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:53 pm 
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BillJ wrote:
MrMoonyMan wrote:
Car performed perfectly apart from the central locking which was a worry sometimes as it controls the fuel flap.

If you open the the tool-tray in the boot there should be a yellow plastic tag in the shape of an arrow. If you pull that it will unlock the fuel filler flap actuator. If the boot trim has been messed about with and the tab has got lost behind it then you'll need to move the trim to find it, obviously.


Many thanks Bill. I know the thing you mean, from memory it is shaped like an arrow.

I have given it a tug before but don't recall it working very well so would not want to rely on it in an emergency. Good to know it is there though!

Shame you don't sell new ones.. yet :wink:

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PostPosted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 8:56 pm 
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Nelliem wrote:
Looks great, same colour as mine, painted bumpers, door strips and mirrors on mine too (yours is a lot shinier though)
Are you taking yours to Buckmore next month? Will try and bring mine if it's fixed by then - would be nice to get some pics of them together.


Cheers, have been enjoying reading your thread.

I will almost certainly be bringing this down to Buckmore for the main event. Probably not if I just come down for a practice before hand as I have nearly used up its miles for this year. Be good to have them together with Marks if he brings his too.

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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2020 3:20 pm 
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Hopefully I get mine back together then


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