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Old 15 December 2013, 19:32   #1
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Hi all

Just curious if any one runs of these as a towing vehicle and if so, what do they think of it?

My poor old 2nd gen 1994 workhorse is soon going to be retired due to ill health... (see first photo) and I'm considering another. (3.2 DI-D AUTO 2004 SWB) I've owned this one since 2000 and it has never let me down..... Not even once. We have cut out and welded in a new side to the chassis rail but as much as I would love for her to go on forever... I have to realistic.

Like the old girl, the new one will be worked quite hard and expected to tow her legal limit on a regular basis (see other pics)

Feedback would be appreciated as to towing ability, economy, and reliability.

I have heard about the problematic top timing chain guide on the 3.2 engines but is there any other negative feedback?

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Old 16 December 2013, 04:03   #2
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Simon , I have had a SWB 2004 3.3 DID from new and it's never let me down . ( I did have to replace an ABS sensor on the front nearside this Autumn as three warning lights came up the dash - all to do do with the one fault ) . It's only done about 65K miles ( one two sets of Yokohamas ) but it does have to work hard with many of those miles towing either a caravan or the Ribcraft to Pembrokeshire or bonny Scotland . Would I have another ? You betcha !
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I had a manual 52 plate LWB 3.2 from almost new and kept it 6 years.

This was after having a 'P' reg LWB 2.8 for @3 years.

It had 132,000m on it when it went and it had been the most reliable car I've ever owned up to @125K

At @125K the Duel mass flywheel broke up, and cost a fortune to replace, at 132K I could feel it going again through the clutch pedal so sold it on quickly.
I'm told the balance shaft can strip it's gears and the DMF takes a hammering without the driver knowing what's wrong.

Would I have another - YES

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Old 16 December 2013, 12:27   #4
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Thanks BH. And Nasher, appreciate the feedback...

All sounds pretty good then.

I have heard about the DMF issue but, from what I understand this only affects manual gearbox vehicles due to that type of flywheel not being fitted to auto's.

The one I'm considering has only covered a mere 61000mls..

Shame the swb is only able to tow 2800kgs though which is a bit disappointing but I'm sure I can adapt to it.

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I have the 3.2 DID SWB and has towed everything I've tried with ease. Same as Bern just had to change an ABS sensor, but everything else has been fine. Very good workhorse and as mine is the warrior model you get all they toys too.

I'm tempted to change for the latest facelift model but struggle to justify it when this one does everything I need.
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