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Old 22 October 2006, 19:07   #1
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Any one know what is max recommended towing weight for Freelander 2,5 V6 Petrol.

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Any one know what is max recommended towing weight for Freelander 2,5 V6 Petrol.

From what I have heard: half a kilo? i,e 500 grams - "could'nt tow the skin off a rice pudding" they are not my words- but from a well respected member of the 4x4 fraternity.....

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My 1.8 has a max of 1800kgs.
Not sure i'd want to tow more than about 1000kgs though, although i think it would be OK, just slow.

Is OK towing my Searider 5.4 with Yam 90 though!
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Any one know what is max recommended towing weight for Freelander 2,5 V6 Petrol.

From what I have heard: half a kilo? i,e 500 grams - "could'nt tow the skin off a rice pudding" they are not my words- but from a well respected member of the 4x4 fraternity.....

jonathan
The clutch on the Td4s is a massive weak point and will fill the cabin with a gentle scent if towing anything significant. Not sure how the automatic box copes with a lot of extra load though, but I think it would be revvy as hell given the V6 is a very buzzy engine, I think the torque peak is up towards 4000rpm somewhere...
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I've had both a 1.8 and a 2.5 V6 Freelander and both towed well.

The 1.8 towed up to its max of 1800 kgs slowly and with eau de burning clutch wafting through the cabin on occasion and a bit of brake fade, but never had any real problems.

Auto V6 lots better and hardly noticed the Ribcraft at all.

Be very wary of cylinder head problems with both 1.8 and 2.5 K series engines.
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Many thanks for response so far.

Keep the info flowing.

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