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Re: Caravan questions....

Post by Stu » Wed Apr 16, 2014 10:30 am

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Re: Caravan questions....

Post by anglefire » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:23 pm

Being serious (For a bit and a change :lol: ) I wonder how much the winch robs the IC of clean air. Must be a fair bit.

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Re: Caravan questions....

Post by DSL » Wed Apr 16, 2014 5:28 pm

Does the IC make much difference in "normal" driving? Mine got changed a few years ago and the car drove exactly the same, but the old IC was a solid brick of various muds from different events.


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Re: Caravan questions....

Post by anglefire » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:11 pm

My IC makes an enormous amount of difference - it makes mid-range in particular very brisk - makes overtaking feel a lot safer as it pulls like a train.

But it does require the turbo to actually spool up, so I doubt you would notice the difference Del :rasp: :shark:


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Re: Caravan questions....

Post by DSL » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:18 pm

I have a turbo?? :shock: :shock: :lol:

I suspect I didn't notice the difference with changing the IC as I also had three or four other issues which meant any attempt at brisk driving put the car into limp home mode. Great fun on the M6, M25, M40, loads of smaller roads and the A4 (French Autoroute, not traffic jam in W London).


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Re: Caravan questions....

Post by xtc » Wed Apr 16, 2014 6:46 pm

Bodsy wrote:6 hours back from Cornwall wasn't too bad. Still, managed 16.8mpg..... :tumbleweed: :tumbleweed:
I rarely, if ever check fuel consumption, no point having a D3/4 if that matters to you... But, I did check when picking up our new folly at the weekend and got 4 mpg more coming back with the van on the back than on the outbound trip! :(
It also happened with a trip to Scotland with the fully loaded box trailer on. Did a recce trip and used whatever, went and did the job with all the kit in the car and trailer and used far less fuel... Think what I'd get if I drove it around empty at 60mph!


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Re: Caravan questions....

Post by anglefire » Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:18 pm

I do keep a record, but more for fault diagnosis - consumption goes south and something is up :thumbright:


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Re: Caravan questions....

Post by Bodsy » Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:24 pm

I don't pay for my fuel, so not bothered about it, I just like to keep track of it.


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Re: Caravan questions....

Post by anglefire » Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:25 pm

Like me, you pay the tax :whistle:


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Re: Caravan questions....

Post by Bodsy » Wed Apr 16, 2014 7:27 pm

Yeah I'm really looking forward to the p60 :cry: :cry: :cry:


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