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by Troon
Thu Jan 17, 2019 9:45 am
Forum: Main Discovery Sport chat
Topic: Can you really off-road a D180 DS?
Replies: 17
Views: 894

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

If you're worried about torque, note that both engines have more torque than both the 3.9L V8 in old Range Rovers and the Defender Td5 engine, and no-one would argue that you can't off-road in those.

The D180 has more power and torque than a Porsche 924 turbo.
by Troon
Fri Jan 11, 2019 1:16 pm
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Employees at Solihull after job losses play a joke
Replies: 30
Views: 1236

Re: Employees at Solihull after job losses play a joke

Badgerface wrote:
Fri Jan 11, 2019 10:36 am
I won't hold my breath though, given the hysterical reaction to this thread. :roll:
By "hysterical reaction", you mean some people disagreed with you? :roll:
by Troon
Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:46 am
Forum: Main Discovery Sport chat
Topic: Drive .. Park .. EPB .. help :-)
Replies: 14
Views: 736

Re: Drive .. Park .. EPB .. help :-)

Leave in D, hold on footbrake if stopping briefly; put in N with EPB if stopping for longer periods. You will use more fuel stationary in D (assuming stop-start doesn't kick in) and dazzle following traffic, but you won't do any harm. I'd avoid P in traffic: not only is it more hassle and may blink ...
by Troon
Wed Dec 05, 2018 3:50 pm
Forum: Interior and Exterior Cosmetics
Topic: Halogen lights replacement advice
Replies: 33
Views: 2409

Re: Halogen lights replacement advice

The tinted H15 bulbs shift the colour away from yellow because they filter out some proportion of the green and red wavelength light produced by standard halogens - it's exactly what Osram does with the Cool Ice White version of the 64176. They state clearly in the bulb's technical documentation th...
by Troon
Wed Nov 28, 2018 12:58 pm
Forum: Interior and Exterior Cosmetics
Topic: Halogen lights replacement advice
Replies: 33
Views: 2409

Re: Halogen lights replacement advice

It's in the Road Vehicle Lighting Regulations (1989) : Filament lamps 14.—(1) Where a motor vehicle first used on or after 1st April 1986 or any trailer manufactured on or after 1st October 1985 is equipped with any lamp of a type that is required by any Schedule to these Regulations to be marked wi...
by Troon
Tue Nov 27, 2018 1:18 pm
Forum: Interior and Exterior Cosmetics
Topic: Halogen lights replacement advice
Replies: 33
Views: 2409

Re: Halogen lights replacement advice

Not sure what the issue with swap out of the halogens for LEDs is though? Assuming the lux/lumen output is similar (not too much over or under) and the colour temp meets that ‘white’ then what’s the problem? LEDs apparently last longer than both hids and halogen, most other auto lighting has swappe...
by Troon
Sat Sep 08, 2018 9:05 am
Forum: Off-Topic Chat
Topic: Road to Ullapool
Replies: 16
Views: 1002

Re: Road to Ullapool

I stayed with my family at Ardmair back in 1990. I remember the bay was millpond-smooth, and all of the stones on the shore were perfect skimmers.

We also went round to the Coigach, to the Hydroponicum at Achiltibuie. Fabulous area.
by Troon
Mon Jul 02, 2018 11:17 am
Forum: Main Discovery Sport chat
Topic: MY19 Specs
Replies: 8
Views: 1653

Re: MY19 Specs

BFGDSMan wrote:
Mon Jul 02, 2018 9:46 am
the CO2 has gone from 139g to 172g for a TD4 180PS.
To clarify for anyone not up on regulations, this is a difference in the way the numbers are calculated and published, and affects all manufacturers. The actual fuel economy is unchanged.
by Troon
Tue Jun 26, 2018 11:27 am
Forum: Main Discovery Sport chat
Topic: Towing mpg
Replies: 12
Views: 1119

Re: Towing mpg

Hugely dependent on aero and terrain. Our Conway folding camper weighs up to 900kg, but critically, sits mostly out of the airflow. Combined with the lower towing speeds, I get barely worse consumption than solo: usually around 36mpg. Just checked InControl Journeys. This is towing the camper: Scre...
by Troon
Tue Jun 26, 2018 8:59 am
Forum: Main Discovery Sport chat
Topic: Towing mpg
Replies: 12
Views: 1119

Re: Towing mpg

Hugely dependent on aero and terrain. Our Conway folding camper weighs up to 900kg, but critically, sits mostly out of the airflow. Combined with the lower towing speeds, I get barely worse consumption than solo: usually around 36mpg. We had a summer holiday in Austria towing that thing behind a Dis...

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