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by Mamil
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:18 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Stop start not working
Replies: 207
Views: 21275

Re: Start Stop Battery

My Stop/Start rarely worked when I initially bought the DS and when during its first service the battery was recharged it then only worked for about two weeks. Recently I had it in to my local independent LR specialist for the brake pad wear warning (broken cable to sensor was the issue) and they r...
by Mamil
Tue Feb 12, 2019 10:42 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Stop start not working
Replies: 207
Views: 21275

Re: Start Stop Battery

I've had periodic problems with stop/start since my car was 6 months old. After many visits to the dealer where they basically just charged the battery, this service (two and a half years) they finally replaced the battery. They were at pains to point out it wasn't under warranty, because the warran...
by Mamil
Mon Feb 04, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain
Topic: Service interval
Replies: 3087
Views: 284560

Re: Service interval

If JLR really didn't know then you would expect the DS and XE to match in parameter configuration. IF they don't, JLR definitely knew what was coming... Here's an interesting little nugget from the dealer technical training manual for the Freelander 2, which pre-dates the launch of the DS... NOTE: ...
by Mamil
Mon Feb 04, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain
Topic: Service interval
Replies: 3087
Views: 284560

Re: Service interval

It’s both It regenerates on % full, then if not regenerated in so many miles ( 250 I think) it does one anyway . Yes, it's been posted a couple of times before, but seems worthwhile repeating here, so this is what the workshop manual says about it all... DIESEL PARTICULATE FILTER (DPF) Two processe...
by Mamil
Fri Feb 01, 2019 8:24 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Bizarre catastrophic failure of car!
Replies: 92
Views: 5598

Re: Bizarre catastrophic failure of car!

As a D180 owner, the bit that concerns me most is how do we know that our cars have the correct software that will inform us that the oil has exceeded dilution levels and needs changing? If you're concerned about it then I wouldn't rely on the software anyway as it's an estimate and is only read wh...
by Mamil
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:21 am
Forum: Main Discovery Sport chat
Topic: Fuel economy ds 2.2
Replies: 6
Views: 663

Re: Fuel economy ds 2.2

Me too! I've had an average of 7.7 L/100kms over 56,000kms of mixed driving - urban, country, and occasionally towing a caravan.
by Mamil
Wed Jan 16, 2019 10:16 am
Forum: Main Discovery Sport chat
Topic: Can you really off-road a D180 DS?
Replies: 17
Views: 1116

Re: Can you really off-road a D180 DS?

I wasn't trying to teach you to suck eggs Mamil! I was just giving my thoughts to a new owner. Luckily we don't have much soft sand over here, and I have found the system to work well in mud. Generally, as an occasional off-roader, I prefer the new system over the traditional. Incidentally, my car ...
by Mamil
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Main Discovery Sport chat
Topic: Can you really off-road a D180 DS?
Replies: 17
Views: 1116

Re: Can you really off-road a D180 DS?

The LR system is not like traditional 4WD systems where you rely on difflock and torque to control wheelspin. The DS and earlier FL2 actually need you to accelerate and spin a wheel before the traction control cuts in. Yes, I realise this, and this works well on certain surfaces such as hard but sl...
by Mamil
Wed Jan 16, 2019 9:10 am
Forum: Main Discovery Sport chat
Topic: Can you really off-road a D180 DS?
Replies: 17
Views: 1116

Re: Can you really off-road a D180 DS?

Here in Australia we have greater opportunity to test our vehicles offroad, and quite a few owners of Discovery Sport's including me have done so to a lesser or greater extent. A number have customised their cars with underbody protection, all terrain tyres, and even spring lifts to improve the expe...
by Mamil
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:35 pm
Forum: Interior and Exterior Cosmetics
Topic: Mudflaps / Mudguards : yes or no?
Replies: 65
Views: 7257

Re: Mudflaps / Mudguards : yes or no?

rosec2 wrote:
Tue Jan 15, 2019 12:23 pm
Thanks both. I'm still debating as mine is already filthy and anything that helps even a smidgeon would be good.
My feelings exactly, some protection is better than none....

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