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Old 08 May 2008, 09:20   #21
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I have always driven autos like a clutchless manual.
More fool you.
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Old 08 May 2008, 10:07   #22
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I have always driven autos like a clutchless manual. When you are driving fast on a roundabout in the wet the last thing you want is the engine to change gear when you don't want it to. Same goes for towing. You just lock the box down a gear or 2 to stop it hunting.

Going down hills again you change down to give some engine braking but it is less than a manual.
I have no problem towing with my Auto & leave it in drive, but do use the gears to slow down & going down hill to save my disk brakes as 3 tones dose tend to get through them faster than most cars!
My average diesel is 23mpg & as low as 12mpg towing!
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Well that doesnt' sound too bad for a V8. My 4 cylinder 2.0 L Kia only manages 25 MPG tops. I haven't done much long haul towing with it but recon that it might be getting about 20 MPG if not a little worse.

So what size fuel tank has a Disco?
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Old 08 May 2008, 13:14   #24
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I think mine is about 80lts.
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I think I'll keep my ratty old Isuzu for a bit longer. I'm getting 28mpg towing the 5.4 on A-roads.
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My Discovery 300tdi will do 26mpg towing 3.5 tons - not bad - I actually seem to use LESS when towing - maybe cos I have to slow down!!!
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So what size fuel tank has a Disco?
Just over 100 with fuel prices they are

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I think I'll keep my ratty old Isuzu for a bit longer. I'm getting 28mpg towing the 5.4 on A-roads.
Thats pretty good for an Isuzu, or is that a 2.8 then ? and not the 3.0 or 3.1's
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Thats pretty good for an Isuzu, or is that a 2.8 then ? and not the 3.0 or 3.1's
It's a 2.8-but one of the last and a Jap import with EGR. Wouldn't touch a 3.1 with someone elses!
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I get about the same out of my 2.8 isuzu landrover, 28-30 towing less when not towing cos i go faster!! its brilliant for towing, its in a different league to a v8, with its big intercooler (retrofitted) it pulls way better than a V8, ultimately maybe not as powerful as a 3.9 but its got it all at 1500rpm where you need it when towing. Thats not an opinion ita a fact! i know cos it had a v8 fitted before the isuzu since then the gearbox has has a good rest! hills that the v8 needed 3rd gear for the isusu engine does in 5th.
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