Tale isn't ended yet, I am mentally committed to another year in this car as a minimum.
Now have to decide if I should fit the Mintex discs and pads to the front myself or pay someone.
Then decide what tyres to fit, Kwik Fit have a Nexen tyre for £66 each fitted that is only 68db and B rated in the wet. Or do I pay a half as much again to get Rainsport 3s plus the hassle of awaiting delivery and then having to get them fitted!
At 119,970 miles my MG6 started to misfire quite badly, flashing up the engine warning light. Being dual fuel petrol/LPG I could quickly rule out a fueling issue as the car was as bad on both fuel types.
I already have Magnecor plug leads and a quick inspection showed them to have no obvious fault.
With the spark plug cover removed and someone reving the engine for me I could see sparks arching from the coil pack on the number 3 cylinder.
I expected replacement coil packs for a K series to be readily available, but no! MG garage had none in stock and needed 2 days to get some. Two nearest X-Part dealers had none in stock, with one saying no longer available. Land Rover dealers none in stock. A local Land Rover specialist showed in stock on their website but when I phoned up they explained they had none in stock and the website was indicating they can get them from a supplier WTF?
I had more faith in Brown & Gammons getting them to me for the next day than Rimmer's. £30 each (2 are needed) from Brown & Gammons and true to their word arrived the following day. 10 minutes to fit and all is good in my MG6 world again 🙂.
On my way into work yesterday (yes Sunday!) I called at my usual LPG filling station, Extra Gas in Eccles. I filled the LPG tank and proceeded to work, later that day I travelled from Work to Home. I did a total of 54.2 miles from filling the LPG tank to arriving back home, I then parked up the car and didn't use it again that day. This morning (Monday) I travelled from home to Extra Gas, a total of 53.5 miles. I refilled my LPG tank using the same pump, they only have one, which auto switches off when the tank is full. I needed 12.3 litres of LPG to fill the tank at a cost of 53p per litre.
So Total distance travelled was 107.7 (54.2 + 53.5) miles at a cost of £6.52 (12.3L x £0.53).
The cheapest fuel I can buy close to work is Asda at £1.267 per litre for unleaded, my £6.52 spend on LPG would have bought me 5.146 litres of unleaded from Asda, or 1.132 UK gallons in old money!
My LPG powered MG6 that has now covered 124,000 miles, 104,000 of those on LPG, travelled 107.7 miles at an equivalent cost to using 1.132 Gallons of Asda petrol, an astonishing equivalent to 95.1mpg.
I didn't travel slowly, I drove normally. Typically just over an indicated 70mph on motorway and either at the posted limit or prevailing traffic speeds everywhere else.
With the demonisation of diesel and the expense of Battery electric vehicles could it finally be LPGs turn in the UK, for a short while at least?
I repeated the exact same journey yesterday evening/this morning. When I came to fill up with LPG I needed 13.8 litres. On the way home last night I was stuck in a line of traffic behind a Shell tanker with speeds dropping as low as 20mph on the uphill sections of the Pennines - I am sure this is where I would have used the additional fuel. An additional 1.5 litres is only 80p so I wont loose sleep over it .
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