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22 Nov, 2021 @ 15:15:28 pm
Rudy
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Hi Guys what is it like to tow with a ford courier 3 litre v6 petrol towing a sprite swift

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Rudy

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22 Nov, 2021 @ 18:07:28 pm
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Soos stroop op brood....lol.

 

Al weer oppad iewers heen.
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23 Nov, 2021 @ 06:26:57 am
Grumpy/Hannes
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I towed same size van with a Hilux 2.5 diesel.

Your vehicle should tow without any hassle.

Might be heavy on fuel but thats all

At last !!!!
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23 Nov, 2021 @ 10:27:28 am
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Thanks for the replys I just wanted to know as I can get a1995 model in very good condition and wanted to know what fuel consumption I am looking at per km

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Rudy

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23 Nov, 2021 @ 20:52:22 pm
HM
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My son had one. Never towed with it. You can expect to get not better than10 km/l. I would guess about 5-7 km/l towing.

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25 Nov, 2021 @ 16:43:01 pm
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Towed my Gypsey 4 with the 3.0L V6 in a Sierra Station Wagon, Sapphire and Courier DC. 

Then I decided to  swap my Courier DC 3.0L V6 for a new Courier 3.4L V6  DC.

That was a mistake....... as twice I had to replace heads due to exhaust valves overheating and burning on the cylinders 3 and 6 (back of engine).  I had them replaced with sodium filled valves and the problem solved. 

I now tow the same caravan with a Territory 4.0 AWD for the last 12 years with no issues.

"What a life"
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25 Nov, 2021 @ 16:54:24 pm
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I towed with a 3.0 V6 Courier for a number of years. Fantastic vehicle for towing - but thirsty!! Can't remember consumption as company paid for the fuel. I towed a 1983 Sprite Sport at that time (mid 90's).

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26 Nov, 2021 @ 06:28:10 am
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My gewone 2.2 entry level DC was al duur op diesel....jou beskrywing van kar klink ekstra duur🤣

WAARSKUWING:

Kampeer is aansteeklik en verslawend 😁
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27 Nov, 2021 @ 15:57:37 pm
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Towed my Gypsey 4 with the 3.0L V6 in a Sierra Station Wagon, Sapphire and Courier DC. 

Then I decided to  swap my Courier DC 3.0L V6 for a new Courier 3.4L V6  DC.

That was a mistake....... as twice I had to replace heads due to exhaust valves overheating and burning on the cylinders 3 and 6 (back of engine).  I had them replaced with sodium filled valves and the problem solved. 

I now tow the same caravan with a Territory 4.0 AWD for the last 12 years with no issues.

Rene,

I have the ST. 

How can I contact you w.r.t. the Territory ?

I need some one to look and repair the front suspension as it has a klak-klak sound.

Oppad na die volgende kamp.
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27 Nov, 2021 @ 17:02:03 pm
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Willem sounds like what I had with my Volvo, which did 460 000 kms.

Took chief mechanic for test drive around the block, got out opened bonnet and shone torch on the problem. Top of shock worn/broken.

I think shock had to be replaced.

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27 Nov, 2021 @ 17:24:55 pm
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Richard

The top shock mounting was replace some time back.

Oppad na die volgende kamp.
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27 Nov, 2021 @ 17:33:30 pm
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Had my issue twice. Second time I knew what it was. 

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28 Nov, 2021 @ 09:23:04 am
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Hi Guys what is it like to tow with a ford courier 3 litre v6 petrol towing a sprite swift

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Rudy

is lekker sleep voertuig maar hy het 'n drink probleem.

Kom ons gaan kamp
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28 Nov, 2021 @ 16:53:03 pm
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Willem, 

Front suspension '"klak-klak" sound can be a number of things. If the shocks have been replaced then the strut bearing may be failing or the mounting bolts have come loose. A common problem with the earlier Territories were the upper and lower ball joints. You will notice the sound when driving over a speed bump. CV's are very hardy unless a boot gets damaged and the grease is flung out then a clanking sound is heard when turning left or right. With such a high torque engine the diff rubber bushes take knock over time when towing. There a two bushes on the front diff but when the rubber starts to split it is unlikely they make a noise. The one that does make a noise when the rubber has split apart is the one on the back diff. That one is very audible when pulling away fast. 

Any good mechanic should be able to do the repair. However the front diff bushes maybe a bit tricky.

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28 Nov, 2021 @ 18:42:50 pm
WilSur
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Willem, 

Front suspension '"klak-klak" sound can be a number of things. If the shocks have been replaced then the strut bearing may be failing or the mounting bolts have come loose. A common problem with the earlier Territories were the upper and lower ball joints. You will notice the sound when driving over a speed bump. CV's are very hardy unless a boot gets damaged and the grease is flung out then a clanking sound is heard when turning left or right. With such a high torque engine the diff rubber bushes take knock over time when towing. There a two bushes on the front diff but when the rubber starts to split it is unlikely they make a noise. The one that does make a noise when the rubber has split apart is the one on the back diff. That one is very audible when pulling away fast. 

Any good mechanic should be able to do the repair. However the front diff bushes maybe a bit tricky.

Thanks, will take it to Syd's.

Oppad na die volgende kamp.
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