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Lets Talk

Postby KJB1000 » Thu Jul 26, 2012 6:42 am

I am thinking this forum needs more 'chat' to get us all coming back!

So i am going to start it!

Petrol or Diesel?

Manual or Auto?

What has everyone got / wish they had?

I have the 3.5 petrol on manual and love it dont love the fuel it drinks but love the panto!
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Re: Lets Talk

Postby rebel_eddie » Sun Sep 23, 2012 4:45 pm

Defiantly Diesel Manual.

Diesel has better low down torque.
Runs with the engine totally submerged in water/mud. (as long as you have a snorkel.)
More grunt at lower Rpm so less likely to break the surface and spin a wheel especially on soft sand.
No electronic ignition system to fail.
No spark plugs to fail
And most importantly as a Cummins engineer I am biast.

Manual gearbox because they are more reliable I find.
But these are my personal opinion, I now wait to be shot down in flames.
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Re: Lets Talk

Postby simeon » Mon Sep 24, 2012 12:04 am

As an ex diesel fitter, I'm biased too. For general green-laning I don't think that a good turbo diesel coupled to a manual box can be beaten. Diesels are just more reliable.

However....... I had a V8 auto Disco 1, and besides the running cost it was a fantastic road vehicle, the sound they make is just awesome!
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Re: Lets Talk

Postby KJB1000 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 7:38 am

What i want is the sound/panto of the V8 with all the diesel pros. As 9mpg adds up :)
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Re: Lets Talk

Postby Rupert Bear » Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:17 pm

Why not put a LPG conversion on the V8 to soften the cost of fuel?

I love the sound of a V8 but is it for posing or for getting down to business off road? I think Rebel Eddie and Simeon both gave convincing reasons why diesels may be better even if they are biased ;)
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Re: Lets Talk

Postby KJB1000 » Mon Sep 24, 2012 6:38 pm

Off road the V8 does everything the diesels do to include water all be it after mods! As for LPG not a fan the heads on the V8 do not love it and as mine is a toy that does under 5000 miles a year I am fine with the fuel. If you want or need to drive it eveyday then diesel is best. But for the smile it puts on my face I LOVE the V8 and like nose V8 lovers won't be swapping mine in anytime soon! :)
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Re: Lets Talk

Postby Dazza the stag » Tue Sep 25, 2012 10:19 pm

Hi all

I am also the proud owner of a 3.0 triumph stag with its original v8 engine and no it doesn't overheat !

So that gives me my fix of the beautiful v8 burble and also the pain at the pumps.

My plan is for a manual diesel Sahara, not sure why but it just seems the obvious option for an off roaded with a little bit of fuel economy.

I think my fear in taking the plunge is finding a decent donor vehicle that's isn't going to need a lot of welding and loads of money spent on it. Only ever seen the Sahara in the flesh at the peterborough show so if there is anyone in Norfolk the. Do get in contact. I also like the Idea of extending the role cage for seats in the back

Great to see a new post on here-it all looked a bit dead from the viewpoint of a newbie.

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Re: Lets Talk

Postby KJB1000 » Wed Sep 26, 2012 7:48 am

Well let's see if we can keep the talking going :) I would like somewhere that's worth clicking on everynight!
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Re: Lets Talk

Postby richardh » Thu Sep 27, 2012 8:40 am

3.5 v8 manual for me, still a work in progress trying to set the carb up so i can actually get it to an mot place. :)
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Re: Lets Talk

Postby KJB1000 » Thu Sep 27, 2012 9:39 am

Richard music to my ears! And yours! :)
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