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Here's a tip you should try. Do all your driving in urban areas in "3" rather than "D". The biggest consumer of fuel is the torque converter being brought into play. Using "3" exclusively in city/urban driving conditions will result in an improvement in fuel economy as well as a very responsive vehicle.
Let's know how you all get on!
 

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I agree, a high-stall torque converter around town isn't economical.

On that thought, is there a way to bypass the lockup signal in a D1/D2 to lock it up earlier? Is the lockup determined internally in this ZF?
 

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It used to work for me before I modified. I still drive in urban areas in third, mainly because of the extra power (on demand) third gives me as well as the thought that I'm saving on gas, which for me is a bit of a contradiction in a way, as I only get 7MPG anyway. The best way to prove it, is do a test over a number of petrol fillups.
 

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I frequently drive in 3 in town and in sport mode. Additionally I will change from D to 3 to power out of bends especially on flyovers coming on to a main road as I can get up to the main raod speed limit faster.

Prefer to drive manual gearboxes anyway and find the Disco auto slow to change down.

The LR3 now has a "tiptronic" type (or whatever they call it now?) and this has to be an advantage.
 

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Disco is right...for those of you who live in south FLA, you know how bad the 826 and 836 get during rush-hour, and that's where i use 3, and when there are accidents when everyone is frozen ill put it in 2 because the most you'll move is anywhere from 6 inches to 5 feet at a time. Pretty much the same around the city, if i know ill be goin over 30 i put it in D. And Searcaigh is right about downshifting into 3, engine brake is so strong you dont need the foot brake before goin into the bend and then when you step on it again you'll feel the pull. Sweet feelin commin out of a Rover.
 

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I agree with the driving in third around town, I don't use D until I'm on the freeway. I'm not sure if it has much of an advantage for saving fuel, but I'd rather have my motor higher in the R's with less load than lugging around in D.
 

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Obviously, if you are lead footed, nothing is going to help, and, if you are worried about the wear and tear aspect of then I suggest that you fit a pre-luber, as your engine wears the most during the first minute or so on start up, before the oil has had a chance to circulate.
 

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How about these ideas??

1.Wrapping the exhaust headers with thermal blankets to take the heat out of the engine compartment.

2. Installing a real cold intake (like a hood scoop or a snorkel) so you get the outside cold air.

3. Checking your tire (tyre) pressure regularly for optimium roll resistance.

4. Use clean gas.

5. Regularly check and clean your air filter.

6. Clear those Check Engine lights and figure out why they are going off.

7. 02 sensors every 60,000 miles.

8. Stop the leadfoot. Use cruise control on the highway.

Ihave run out of gas (duh).

Adam in NYC :drive:
 

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Adam in NYC USA said:
1.Wrapping the exhaust headers with thermal blankets to take the heat out of the engine compartment.

2. Installing a real cold intake (like a hood scoop or a snorkel) so you get the outside cold air.

3. Checking your tire (tyre) pressure regularly for optimium roll resistance.

4. Use clean gas.

5. Regularly check and clean your air filter.

6. Clear those Check Engine lights and figure out why they are going off.

7. 02 sensors every 60,000 miles.

8. Stop the leadfoot. Use cruise control on the highway.

Ihave run out of gas (duh).

Adam in NYC :drive:

how hard is it to change an 02 filter...and where is it
 

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and also...since it's in 3....that means higher rpms......isn't that what burns gas?
 

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the O2 sensors are located aft of the headers but before the cats (correct me if im wrong people, im going by what i usually see on other engines)...If you're driving around in 3, it's because you're in areas where high RPMs aren't going to be reached.
 

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I have been driving in the 3 for the past 3 days....it has burned WAAAAAAAAAAAY more gas than when i was in D. I drive in a city where the speed limit does not exceed 50 km/h. I do not have a lead foot. Am i doing something wrong? My oil was changed last month, i have no leaks, my landy is in tip top shape.
 
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