> In a message dated 97-01-12 15:56:24 EST, you write:
> << I'm sure some of
> you will disagree & will present anecdotal evidence, but the perceptio=
> LBCs are unreliable didn't come out of thin air. >>
> Yes I will disagree. ANY car is reliable to whatever extent the oper=
> maintains it.
> I don't mean full rebuilds every other year. Rather, routine preventi=
> I now own two MG's, the BGT being my daily driver. And I mean that =
> it's permutations. These are the only two cars I own, and as such are =
> only means of transport. (My wife has a H***a A***rd but it don't drive=
> Life is too short to drive boring cars). My B has only stopped on the =
> the road twice since I've owned it, and both time was because I failed =
> something (once was because I failed to push the coil wire home properl=
> Prior to aquiring the B, the 74 Midget was my only transport. I manage=
> put, personally, over 215,000 miles on it so far.
> I would not hesitate to put either one on the road for a long trip =
> more than normal preperation.
> Now, I'm sure I'll be flamed for this, but here goes.
> Cars are reliable; Sometimes owners are not.
> Rick Morrison
I once had a colleague that incessantly moaned about the lack of reliabil=
of British cars, then admitted that he never put any oil in the engine =
red light came on or the rear axle till it whined!
Only the other day two other colleagues were driving a brand-new car up =
motorway at 70 mph when the oil light came on. They decided to press on =
the next services until the engine seized a couple of miles further on. =
Someone had left the oil filler cap off.
I believe in preventative maintenance, but more importantly, in keeping =
and ears open. Investigate anything unusual. Remember, your car talks =
it is up to you to listen.
73 Roadster (HD&H)
75 V8 (DD)