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Ben. View Drop Down
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My step-father worked for Texaco, he was chief engineer on the Texaco Gulf Western,  and it may have been from him that I got the impression that petrol has a "shelf-life" which in turn affects its value.
I don't know if it can be assumed that the cheaper it is, the older it is, and that petrol stations offering cheaper petrol are selling an older product, but it would seem to represent the way markets operate.

I like fresh eggs and old wine. No-one tells me how old the petrol is.
I used to be a subject.
Then a citizen.
Then a consumer.
Presently a punter.
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Hi Ian,
the ES2 is a lovely bike..  I have never owned a Norton, they are getting expensive now but perhaps I should try one...
I hang out with the AJS & Matchless lot here & there's a guy called George who also owns a bike we all covet. It's a green & cream featherbed ES2, around 1960 I think.. He's had it forever & has done huge mileages (eg a trip to Moscow when it was still the USSR) on it. Never let him down.

There was a recent run to Sammy Miller's which I backed out of (MSS clutch started adjusting itself!!) & apparently George got through about 4 plugs in 200 miles. It seems he had filled up at Sainsbury's for a change (there had been rumours about diesel contamination there).. He did get home eventually - you are wise not to use supermarket fuel I suspect....

All the best,

Adrian
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