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Old 22 May 2006, 14:02   #61
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i cant see how the air suspension could cause an accident because the pump acts quite slowly, in fact very slowly

however air suspension can allow you to seriously load up the back of the car and it will still run at the correct level. so perhaps people had their trailers incorrectly loaded

i know the car handles a lot better than without it


That sounds more like it.
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That sounds more like it.
Also agree there - it probably hides all sorts of probs that would be obvious with coil spings.

Lets face it most lorries these days have air suspension - they seem to tow ok!!!
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Lets face it most lorries these days have air suspension - they seem to tow ok!!!
It's not quite the same having a 5th wheel and all the trailer axles at the rear!
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It just goes to show it the driver who is the problem !!!
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funny it should turn out like this .........

changed the engine loom and the loom inside the rocker cover for the injectors, finished around 2 am in the morning sat morning....took a good 4 -6 hours of fiddling and f"$k*"g around in the dark but got it done, landy garage quoted 4 plus hours and usually i reckon on doing it in a similar or less time but this was a fiddly old job

loom was 215 quid for both so worked out inexpensive really in the end compared to garage quote of nearly 700!!

then i noticed the car sitting at 45 degrees, prob with the air suspension up fully one side and down fully on the other side, very odd. worked out it was probably the height sensor and 22 quid later changed the lh one which was raising the suspension to the top and job done....all perfect now

i must say the car is running a lot better and feels slightly less gutless now so perhaps the lack lustre performance was down to a loom full of oil!!!!!

"yes and when you do the next service if you could also change the oil in my loom while you are at it...performance is droping off...thanks"

landies are reasonably unreliable but usually cheap to fix, which is a bonus
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Another great example of quality car building: on my Astra (yes thats the one I crashed) the foglight bulbs were factory repacement only.....

Don't knock the Punto Richard. I pulled Jimbo's RIBtec 585 out of the water with my old 1.1 punto recently.
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Another great example of quality car building:
looks like the landy 3 is not without problems which is a great shame i must admit

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Another great example of quality car building: on my Astra (yes thats the one I crashed) the foglight bulbs were factory repacement only.....

Don't knock the Punto Richard. I pulled Jimbo's RIBtec 585 out of the water with my old 1.1 punto recently.
People always say "your going to need a 4x4 to pull that" in some cases maybe but alot of the time its rubbish. Trailed, launched and recovered a Valiant 520 with a 1.4 306 recently, Can't beat the smell of clutch in the morning
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looks like the landy 3 is not without problems which is a great shame i must admit

chris

ALL new cars seem to have problems. The difference is people seem to love to blame British cars more than the others.

Top Gear's Stigg managed to blow about 3 diffs in 3 laps with a new BMW M5 not long ago.
Also a review in What Car only mentioned in passing the Merc auto they had been driving kept breaking down all the time.
Look how the Elk test with the Merc A class was soon forgotten and also the Audi TT spinning out due to a dodgy back end.

If these probs had been with a British maker they would NEVER let them forget!!!
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RAC 5 star value of car per claim 3 year warranty quotes

paid 250 for a bmw 728 6-7 yrs ago

paid 1200-1300 for a jag xjr 4 yrs ago

paid 250 for a bmw 740 last year

but why the big difference i asked.......told it was because jags are so unreliable, boy did they pay out on that one ......coool ( and that was the newer V8 jag with the mods and changes that ford made which made them a lot more reliable )

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ALL new cars seem to have problems. The difference is people seem to love to blame British cars more than the others.

Top Gear's Stigg managed to blow about 3 diffs in 3 laps with a new BMW M5 not long ago.
Also a review in What Car only mentioned in passing the Merc auto they had been driving kept breaking down all the time.
Look how the Elk test with the Merc A class was soon forgotten and also the Audi TT spinning out due to a dodgy back end.

If these probs had been with a British maker they would NEVER let them forget!!!
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