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by Mamil
Sat Oct 20, 2018 3:30 am
Forum: Main Discovery Sport chat
Topic: Towing and "engine lugging"
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Re: Towing and "engine lugging"

Thanks guys, some good suggestions to try out next time I tow the caravan. Also lets not forget that the DS gearbox is 'adaptive' so learns the owner's individual driving style and adapts accordingly. So, maybe it's my own fault for driving like Miss Daisy for so long, and I should instead drive it ...
by Mamil
Fri Oct 19, 2018 1:06 pm
Forum: Main Discovery Sport chat
Topic: Towing and "engine lugging"
Replies: 4
Views: 222

Towing and "engine lugging"

As a result of the fuel dilution fiasco I've been testing my oil every six months for the last two years. What that shows me is that (thankfully) I'm not suffering from oil dilution or the resultant high wear metals, principally because I have the older Ford/PSE 2.2 engine, and not the "new improved...
by Mamil
Fri Oct 19, 2018 10:58 am
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Rusty brake discs & Calipers
Replies: 338
Views: 41780

Re: Rusty brake discs & Calipers

xrg4, in case you need a comparison of what it should look like, here's my rears at two years and 30,000 miles...

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by Mamil
Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:33 pm
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain
Topic: INGENIUM 2.0 DIESEL OIL ANALYSIS RESULTS
Replies: 102
Views: 22021

Re: INGENIUM 2.0 DIESEL OIL ANALYSIS RESULTS

This Shell Helix oil seems to be holding up well with the internal counter - over 1000 miles now driven and distance to oil service remains at 19850. Either this is a better oil, the PCM update fixed the indicator issues, a combination of both, or its faulty! Either way, am watching it every 500 mi...
by Mamil
Sat Oct 06, 2018 12:45 pm
Forum: Faults & Technical
Topic: Rear wheel-arch liner material
Replies: 5
Views: 458

Re: Rear wheel-arch liner material

You are in a mischievous mood tonight Highlander!

Don't worry , they 're all like that, and that fibrous stuff doesn't clog with dirt like you'd expect.
by Mamil
Tue Oct 02, 2018 12:49 pm
Forum: Engine and Drivetrain
Topic: Service interval
Replies: 2760
Views: 220541

Re: INGENIUM 2.0 DIESEL OIL ANALYSIS RESULTS

But agree oil tests on those with the same engine that are not suffering the above oil dilution and increased active regenerations issues would be a good comparison for Iron content in oil. Not the same engine as I have the old 2.2 but nevertheless it may give you a useful comparison. My iron peake...
by Mamil
Fri Sep 07, 2018 2:35 am
Forum: Main Discovery Sport chat
Topic: Beach Recovery Equipment
Replies: 7
Views: 1503

Re: Beach Recovery Equipment

Never mind, have got a reply from CRC now. Two times GVM which means 5 tonnes. Cheers.
by Mamil
Thu Sep 06, 2018 11:19 am
Forum: Main Discovery Sport chat
Topic: Beach Recovery Equipment
Replies: 7
Views: 1503

Re: Beach Recovery Equipment

The manual says that the front recovery point is not for off road recovery, but I have had it confirmed by Landrover that this is basically a disclaimer. It is quite solid and strong enough for snatch recovery. Regarding my MY2017 DS HSE, Landrover Customer Relations advised me as follows in quotes...
by Mamil
Fri Aug 31, 2018 1:37 am
Forum: Main Discovery Sport chat
Topic: Servicing question
Replies: 30
Views: 3252

Re: Servicing question

And I'd just like to add that using higher viscosity oil to start with offers some protection from the viscosity being reduced by fuel dilution ;)
by Mamil
Thu Aug 30, 2018 11:42 pm
Forum: Wheels, Tyres, Suspension
Topic: Winter tyre/alloy combination advice
Replies: 8
Views: 1135

Re: Winter tyre/alloy combination advice

Hi Looking for winter tyres and alloy wheels for the snow/cold season. Would 17” oz racing rally racing graphite wheels and 225/65/17 103S BF Goodrich All-Terrain T/A KO2 All Season look right and perform correctly on such a large car? We live in County Durham in the countryside and very isolated s...

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