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Might surprise a few here to see how poor the 3.2 ltr is up against the little 2.0 ltr .
 

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Most of the advantages they found with their tests was less to do with the engines and more to do with the much much better 10 speed gearbox. The older 6 speed is terrible, I always drove it in manual as driving in auto mode is not ideal and choose wrong gears all the time.
 

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Most of the advantages they found with their tests was less to do with the engines and more to do with the much much better 10 speed gearbox. The older 6 speed is terrible, I always drove it in manual as driving in auto mode is not ideal and choose wrong gears all the time.
I read something somewhere about the 10 speed continuously going up and down, as you would expect trying to keep in a more narrow range.
 

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Was looking for above article and found this, don't bother going past the 14 minute mark. I'm not a huge fan of Cadogans but what he says here makes sense.
 

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Also another overlooked factor but seriously important to all these tests results is the diff ratios . They are quite different with the 2L having roughly 3.3 ratio and the 3.2L having 3.8 ratio.

There's so much changed between the two vehicles than just the engine which pretty much making any comparison about the engine on its own quite hard, but for the overall package good
 

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I remember when the Amarok biturbo came out somebody did a test pitting it against the Blandcruiser V8. To their surprise, the Amarok used less fuel even when loaded up (800kg in the tray IIRC).

The other comment was, "The Amarok felt like it was working hard the whole time, and your left arm got tired constantly shifting to keep it on the boil." Whereas the Toymota was just, "Stick it in 5th and chug along."
 

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I remember when the Amarok biturbo came out somebody did a test pitting it against the Blandcruiser V8. To their surprise, the Amarok used less fuel even when loaded up (800kg in the tray IIRC).

The other comment was, "The Amarok felt like it was working hard the whole time, and your left arm got tired constantly shifting to keep it on the boil." Whereas the Toymota was just, "Stick it in 5th and chug along."
If the unthinkable happened and I've "unPatrolled" I'd rather the blandcruiser despite the difference in fe-wl consumption.
I believe Eclipse does something nice for them.
 

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If the unthinkable happened and I've "unPatrolled" I'd rather the blandcruiser despite the difference in fe-wl consumption.
I believe Eclipse does something nice for them.
Yes.....
 

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I thought they had something for the 1VD but I might be wrong. They definitely have FTE stuff though.
Edit: I just checked. I was mistaken. Damn.
I know they've been working on a 1VD turbo for quite some time as they keep posting about it on their facebook page but I don't believe it's ready yet? These are the last pics I saw online from them about it, dual volute design looks great.

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Have seen it on my trips down there, haven't been for a while....
 

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Brother in law just bought one of the 2.0L ones, but with the lockdown hasn't had a chance to give it any decent runs yet. I don't think I'd be brave enough to own something like that once the warranty ran out, I reckon by that time if anything went wrong with that gearbox it would cost more than the vehicle would be worth to fix it.
 

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Because it's there????????
Yes I'm not exactly sure why they were doing this but the guys that posted the photos said they were getting better power and reliability from the CRD ZD and it's easier to work on than the Ranger engine. So there you go I wouldn't have thought anyone with a Ranger would be admitting the ZD30 CRD is better.
 
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