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Landrover Discovery V8

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04 Jan 2008 @ 19:05:24 pm
Cobus
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My tow vehicle is a Landrover Discovery V8, we went to Scottburgh in Dec. Not sure if there is something wrong with my car but could not manage to get it over 90km per hour. I took it to Landrover Durban no faults found. Coming back 50km per hour coming up towards Pietermaritzburg and even worse on Van Reenen. 4 full tanks of petrol there and back to Johannesburg, and we will not discus the fuel bill now. Spent over 9hours on 600 km. Went today to test drive a Vito 115 with the caravan in tow. What a difference one could literally feel the power of the diesel. An uphill close to where I stay I could only manage 40km with the Disco with the Vito 100km in 4th gear. So not sure if it is a problem on the Landrover but I am defiantly looking at the Vito. Cobus
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06 Jan 2008 @ 08:09:15 am
hermanpaw
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Hi Cobus, met daai V8 engine en gear ratio moet jy nie eers die bulte voel nie. Wat nog te sê so stadig teen hulle uitkruip.
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06 Jan 2008 @ 18:25:24 pm
Philip
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Hallo Cobus, Ek ry self 'n Disco v8 en sleep 'n Exclusive. Ek is die afgelope Desember vakansie na Natal Spa tussen Paul Pietersburg en Vryheid en daarvandaan na Volksrust waar jy deur 'n stewige pas moet gaan. Ek het geen probleme ondervind met my Disco nie en plek, plek tot 'n snelheid van 120km gehaal. My petrol verbruik was gemiddeld 5,2 km per liter. Dit is my 2de v8 Disco en ek verruil dit vir geen ander voertuig om te sleep nie.
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06 Jan 2008 @ 20:15:59 pm
Cobus
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Hi Philip Kan jy me epos asb cobus_pe@mweb.co.za met kontak besonderhede. EK hou baie van my Disco dis net dat ek ook n Exclusive sleep en hou glad nie daarvan as n die voertuig teen 4.5 tot 5 duisend ref moet hou teen n opdraanded nie. Cobus
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07 Jan 2008 @ 08:17:20 am
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As much as I'd love to laugh and point and snigger, that simply is not right. One of the chaps at the Car magazine forum towed a boat packed to the gunwales with holiday stuff down to the Cape, with his Disco3 V8, averaging good speeds, with the fuel "economy" you refer to. Also, my boss used to have one (Disco2 V8), towing the Jurgens Xscape (heavy) without any problems, other than the second mortgage needed to refuel. So to max out at 90 is a huge problem. As is screaming a V8 at high rpm up hills. Big V8s should be lazy torque-laden thumpers. Any chance the problem lies with the caravan, e.g. binding brakes? What is the vehicle like in solo mode? Either way, have this checked out.
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09 Jan 2008 @ 08:03:05 am
Philip
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Hi Cobus, Ek kom nie deur na jou email adres nie. Kontak my by estphil@vodamail.co.za dan kan ek jou my besonderhede gee want ek sal graag met jou wil praat voor jy van jou disco ontslae raak. Groete Philip
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