|After leaving Khovd the previous day the Black Box boys found out that they had not sealed up the sump properly on the Panda. This left them leaking oil at an alarming rate (even more than the Mini).
For this reason they'd decided to push on at high speed to try and get to the next city. We hadn't seen them for about 8 hours and were a little worried when we came up from a dry river bed to see Luke, arms stretched out , elated to see us.
They'd covered a lot of distance in a short time, but their oil level got so low they had to stop and wait for us (we had about 4 litres on us).
Our slow pace and lunch stop saw them waiting 3 hours for us to catch up.