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Newbie from Dorset

Postby Mooies on Sat Jul 23, 2016 7:51 am

Hi guys,

I have just bought a series B 1999 2.2 diesel frontera.

I tried to tow a empty horse trailer yesterday and the car is gutless and going up hills I will be getting 25-30 mph

Am I doing something wrong? Am I meant to be in 4x4 for towing?

I'm all new to this 4x4 stuff but I would have thought it would have towed it a lot better than it did to be honest.
If I had horses in there I prob would have been going backwards lol

Thanks again and Hi :)
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Re: Newbie from Dorset

Postby RatCav on Sat Jul 23, 2016 9:27 am

Wotcha :D

You shouldn't be struggling that much. If I were you I would start a new thread in the 2.2 Diesel section:

viewforum.php?f=18

You will get better responses.
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Re: Newbie from Dorset

Postby rancidrich on Tue Jul 26, 2016 9:16 am

Greetings neighbour :-)
Welcome to the madhouse
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Re: Newbie from Dorset

Postby stretch on Tue Jul 26, 2016 10:00 am

This is like the 5th post about this issue please can you keep it to one. If it's gutless without a trailer it won't be better with one.

DO NOT use 4x4 on tarmac there's lots of threads on here about its use.
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Re: Newbie from Dorset

Postby dave1966 on Tue Jul 26, 2016 7:14 pm

Never run out of diesel.
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My first Frontera (1993 2.4i LWB). viewtopic.php?f=46&t=27691&p=309004#p309004

Comments on my (1993 2.4i LWB). viewtopic.php?f=32&t=41426

My present Frontera (1999 2.2 DTI LWB). viewtopic.php?f=46&t=52970&p=568393#p568393

Comments on my (1999 2.2 DTI LWB). viewtopic.php?f=32&t=52971

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Re: Newbie from Dorset

Postby Mooies on Tue Jul 26, 2016 11:14 pm

Cheers for the advise Dave :)

I'm just glad the car is all legit, went to the tip today and there were police, VOSA, environment health etc etc doing checks on all of the cars :)

All ok my end though thank god
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Re: Newbie from Dorset

Postby dave1966 on Tue Jul 26, 2016 11:34 pm

Nice one. If you run out of diesel, you could end up doing damage to the fuel injection pump which is located under the bonnet.
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My first Frontera (1993 2.4i LWB). viewtopic.php?f=46&t=27691&p=309004#p309004

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My present Frontera (1999 2.2 DTI LWB). viewtopic.php?f=46&t=52970&p=568393#p568393

Comments on my (1999 2.2 DTI LWB). viewtopic.php?f=32&t=52971

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