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  1. BTB 500

    Stocks, investing

    Just got an email mentioning that Costco are now selling gold bullion!
  2. BTB 500

    COVID-19 ... impact on death rates

    As above, for just England & Wales there are roughly 6,000 more under-65s who have died this year in total (compared to the same period last year).
  3. BTB 500

    COVID-19 ... impact on death rates

    The last 6 weekly figures for total deaths in England & Wales have been below the average for the previous 5 years. Consequently the 'extra deaths' total for 2020 compared to 2019 has dropped slightly, but is still running at 61,500 (obviously more for the whole UK). Roughly 10% of those excess...
  4. BTB 500

    Stocks, investing

    My dad is the same ... I'm his executor, and TBH I'm really not looking forward to untangling it all when the time comes.
  5. BTB 500

    Stocks, investing

    That last 15% is stretching 'close family' a bit?!
  6. BTB 500

    Tough Old Things those G-Wagons

    I saw that doing the rounds on Facebook ... definitely looks like animation rather than real life. The motion is just wrong.
  7. BTB 500

    Beirut mystery explosion

    Boys will be boys :D I remember as a little kid taking the 'bang' strips out of Christmas crackers and fixing them with drawing pins to booby trap drawers and cupboard doors in my sister's bedroom. They were significantly more potent back then too.
  8. BTB 500

    Is 'V8 AMG snobbery' a "thing"?

    ... and Black Series owners look down on everyone ;)
  9. BTB 500

    Beirut mystery explosion

    Same here, I did all sorts of stuff as a kid that would have the anti-terrorist squad breaking down your front door in 5 minutes flat nowadays.
  10. BTB 500

    Mercedes Vito W639 a/c issue

    There's another current thread about this - £280 for a new condenser in mine: https://forums.mbclub.co.uk/threads/vito639-air-conditioning.264466/#post-2938996
  11. BTB 500

    14 year old R230 to SW France

    There's a treetop climbing place near my in-laws in southern Germany (think 'Go Ape' on steroids). The various routes are graded, and in a fit of enthusiasm I did the toughest 'black route' (which had various associated restrictions and warnings). Anyway it ended on a tiny platform right up at...
  12. BTB 500

    For caravanners' eyes only - we're getting a new one!!

    We know quite a few people with camper vans & motorhomes (including the in-laws). They're pretty expensive (even quite old ones), so a lot depends on how much you are realistically going to use them - you'll have a lot more money tied up in one than in a caravan so if it's sitting idle for 48...
  13. BTB 500

    Vito front suspension

    Normally people want to lower vans rather than raise them! There is a 4x4 version of the W639 (in LHD only) which does sit higher - wonder if you could find a spring set for that. Like m80 I would be looking to change the bars instead though ... lifting the van will affect the handling to some...
  14. BTB 500

    Is 'V8 AMG snobbery' a "thing"?

    Of course there have been non-V8 AMGs for a long time. The '36' and '32' engines were straight 6 and V6 respectively, and the '30' was a 5 cylinder diesel
  15. BTB 500

    2009 Vito sport x single seat swap

    Don't know these specific seats but wouldn't the controls be on the wrong side then? It might be possible to just swap the covers over. The Sport X was a UK-only special edition - they were built at the factory as a standard V6 Vito, and had the Sport X bits (including the leather seat covers)...
  16. BTB 500

    14 year old R230 to SW France

    Sounds like a great trip! You need to be a bit careful about having a dog in the back though ... the rules in the UK changed a couple of years ago and they have to be "suitably restrained" now, so they can't get into the front to distract the driver or cause injury in a crash. Not sure how...
  17. BTB 500

    Dartford Crossing

    Hmm ... I will have to 'cheque' that out :D It does actually sound pretty useful as our nearest branch was closed last year. Mrs BTB runs a dog training club and does still get cheques from time to time. I guess it's part of the phone app., which neither of us currently use.
  18. BTB 500

    CLK Convertible for towing ?

    Must be - I was surprised it was as much as 100 kg though.
  19. BTB 500

    CLK Convertible for towing ?

    That seems most likely. Interesting to see the difference in weights for our cars!
  20. BTB 500

    CLK Convertible for towing ?

    Interestingly though the VIN plate on my 1997 R129 implies that towing is not permitted, despite the handbook giving a braked trailer weight (1500kg, IIRC):
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