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Got to agree with what's been said already. It would be less risky if it was just due a change based on the mileage - add to the equation that its 2 years overdue for a change and the risk is just too great to chance it.
I would shop around for a hire MPV (or just postpone it for a week) - I know its easier said than done, but can you imagine the family being happy about sitting on the hard shoulder - blaming you (no doubt) for putting them at risk? You'll also be kicking yourself (with both feet) for caving-in and being faced with a huge bill.
Salt being rubbed into the wound doesn't quite go far enough to describe how you would feel....
Its your call at the end of the day - but if it were me - no chance!
This job should never be complete - the day I think I've done it all, is the day I resign.
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2005 FIAT Ducato 2.8JTD LWB Gran Volume, 2000 Kawasaki ZZR 1100 D7 'fullpower' in black + full GIVI & KAPPA luggage, 2007 MB R-Class 320 CDi Sport LWB uprated by Brabus to 300Bhp don't know if there's a 155mph limiter - will be fun finding out! 2004 Mercedes Vaneo 1.7 CDi Ambiente 7-seater