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by Alex Roux
20 Feb 2024 15:54
Forum: 30. Campfire/Kampvuur
Topic: New 76 series
Replies: 30
Views: 900

Re: New 76 series

Those are good consumption figures

That electric arial is a big plus.
by Alex Roux
20 Feb 2024 12:39
Forum: 30. Campfire/Kampvuur
Topic: New 76 series
Replies: 30
Views: 900

Re: New 76 series

Interresting topic. A couple of months ago I would have reacted differently........ I love the DC land Cruiser V8, lovely 4X4 :blonde: I am however not convinced that the 2.8 will be as good as the older V8s, but that is just me. Would I trade my two Patrols for it, NO!!! Would I get a DC Cruiser, ...
by Alex Roux
17 Feb 2024 14:21
Forum: 30. Campfire/Kampvuur
Topic: New 76 series
Replies: 30
Views: 900

Re: New 76 series

Off topic but regarding that 1m km limit. I know the new Chery range offers this. No-one will ever drive a modern Chinese vehicle to that point, and maintain the service history which I am sure is a condition to the warranty. It will be flogged at 250k max. Modern cars are treated as disposable. And...
by Alex Roux
16 Feb 2024 08:07
Forum: 30. Campfire/Kampvuur
Topic: New 76 series
Replies: 30
Views: 900

Re: New 76 series

I don't know what happens under 1200rpm, but at that RPM it has a hell of a lot of torque! Probably 3 times as much as my TD42. But most of my wheeling is done at 6-800rpm, and it's quite possible that the Toy's turbo is also not working yet at that RPM. In terms of durability, temperature is the k...
by Alex Roux
15 Feb 2024 15:01
Forum: 30. Campfire/Kampvuur
Topic: New 76 series
Replies: 30
Views: 900

Re: New 76 series

Toyota don't "squeeze the max out of" anything. Yes, granted, but "squeezing the max" is a relative term. What I mean by it, is that a chip can doom it, whereas it may do nothing on an otherwise overdesigned engine. It is squeezed out to the max within their safety parameters. I...
by Alex Roux
15 Feb 2024 06:35
Forum: 30. Campfire/Kampvuur
Topic: New 76 series
Replies: 30
Views: 900

Re: New 76 series

Correct on the Chip part. As for 500ppm sulpher you really need to research and read a little more on that. It does not do damage to any engine directly, BUT you will have to revert back to much shorter service intervals as the oil will build up sulpher which over time is damaging. If you ringfence...
by Alex Roux
14 Feb 2024 16:37
Forum: 30. Campfire/Kampvuur
Topic: New 76 series
Replies: 30
Views: 900

Re: New 76 series

I'd also like to see what it does in terms of longevity. I am a big fan of the old adage: "there is no replacement for displacement" - especially so on big, heavy vehicles. Same here. They did squeeze everything they can out of that 2.8. Most of them will be used for drives to office, mal...
by Alex Roux
14 Feb 2024 09:15
Forum: 30. Campfire/Kampvuur
Topic: New 76 series
Replies: 30
Views: 900

Re: New 76 series

People say the 2.8 drives away from the V8. That might be so when towing up a hill But I would like to see what it does on rocks. Does it labour the clutch or does it ease over the rocks like a big in-line six? And similar for deep soft sand, does it hunt on the auto (or require you to rev up to mak...
by Alex Roux
02 Feb 2024 11:56
Forum: 10. Drivetrain
Topic: Why Manual Hub
Replies: 7
Views: 368

Re: Why Manual Hub

- Manual hub allows you to go 2x4 in low range. I.e. without the front wheels being driven. It is a slight advantage in slow traffic on tarmac, saves the clutch a bit if you move very slowly. With auto locking hubs you cannot do this unless you are on dirt roads, since then you can damage the drive ...
by Alex Roux
31 Jan 2024 06:55
Forum: 10. Drivetrain
Topic: Y62 Portal Axles
Replies: 12
Views: 6577

Re: Y62 Portal Axles

Portals is just something that I would love to have, but it doesnt make financial sense to me at the moment . Nice to have, but I think our vehicles with big lifts will have to do for now... Till I win the Lotto :rolling: I don't think portal axles ever made financial sense, to anyone, ever! :rolli...

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