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Drive Life : January 28th 2011
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JAG5630-SMH/T44 ARTARMON ALTO JAGUAR 393 PACIFIC HIGHWAY ARTARMON (02) 8817 7800 NARELLAN MACARTHUR JAGUAR 8 YARMOUTH PLACE NARELLAN (02) 4636 8400 ALEXANDRIA TRIVETT JAGUAR 75-85 O'RIORDAN STREET ALEXANDRIA (02) 8338 2197 PARRAMATTA TRIVETT JAGUAR 60-64 CHURCH STREET PARRAMATTA (02) 9841 4148 2010 DEMO & NEW VEHICLE RUN OUT » VIRTUAL INSTRUMENT DISPLAY » MEDIA HUB » 3 YEARS SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE BONUS◊ 5YEAR/ 200,000KM WARRANTY† » 375KW 5.0 LITRE V8 SUPERCHARGED ENGINE » 20" ALLOY WHEELS » 3 YEARS SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE BONUS◊ 5YEAR/ 200,000KM WARRANTY† » SATELLITE NAVIGATION / BLUETOOTH » FULL LEATHER INTERIOR » KEYLESS START BONUS◊ 5YEAR/ 200,000KM WARRANTY† EXCHANGE RATE BENEFITS 3YEAR/ 100,000KM SCHEDULED MAINTENANCE^ SECURE AN EXCLUSIVE BONUS OFFER WITH EVERY JAGUAR MODEL IN THE SHOWROOM. » JAGUAR.COM.AU OFFER EXTENDED ENDS 31 ST JANUARY 2011 10 Friday, January 28, 2011 The Sydney Morning Herald ASK THE EXPERTS The Drive team answers your questions Revs warning . . . retuning your GWM ute could void the warranty. I have a new Great Wall Motors V240 dual-cab four-wheel-drive ute and am happy with it, however the motor surges and can be sluggish under load or acceleration. Dealers say it's a detuned Mitsubishi Outlander motor; how do I retune it? Is there a cheap chip to plug in to make it rev out like I know a Mitsubishi 2.4-litre motor can? Anthony We'd advise against getting any modifications done to your vehicle's engine management system as it will simply void warranty on your engine and possibly your complete driveline. Also keep in mind that the GWM engine is a very basic, older- generation Mitsubishi unit with only modest performance. As for the surging, this sounds like a separate issue, possibly a spark plug or lead or coil breaking down under load or potentially a fuel system problem. We'd recommend reproducing the fault for the dealer on a road test and having them sort it out under warranty. I have a 2010 Mazda CX-9 which uses on average between 16 litres and 17 litres per 100 kilometres in conservative urban driving and with light throttle application. I have tried all fuel types and just can't get anywhere near the factory-quoted fuel consumption of 12.2L/100km. Is there a computer upgrade or other method to reduce the fuel consumption? I'm not expecting miracles given the size and weight of the vehicle and have no problem with high fuel use during heavy acceleration bursts but light cruising should not result in such numbers. David The CX-9 underwent a minor update in October that reduced the average claimed fuel use (more on that later) to 11.3L/100km. Changes included more efficient tyres and tweaks to the engine, transmission and differential. They're all changes that can't really be made to your current car. There are also many places that modify engine computers (ECUs) but we'd recommend against that as it can void your warranty; besides, most try to get more power, often resulting in increased fuel use. Back to the official fuel figures: they're meant as a comparative guide and most drivers will usually use more than the claim. Car makers are also getting smarter at making their cars perform well in the test. Remember, too, that those official "combined" fuel figures involve a mix of city and country driving (skewed more towards country). The official city fuel figure for the current CX-9 is 15.4L/100km and for your car it's 17L/100km. So it sounds as if you're achieving close to what is expected. The only real solution to cutting your fuel bills is to get a smaller car or one with less power. DriveLIFE GEAR AUTO BLACKBOX YOU'VE no doubt heard of black boxes for planes but Auto BlackBox's range of products act like a CCTV system for your car --- recording video and audio and saving the data to a Micro SD card. The system can record accidents as they happen and even keep an eye on your car at the shopping centre. In-built cameras and G-sensors pick up movements and impacts and there's a GPS version to pinpoint where an incident occurred. If things get more serious, the recorded info can be used as evidence by the police or your insurer. From $199, see autoblackbox.com.au. JARGON BUSTER DAYTIME RUNNING LIGHTS These lights, popular on luxury German cars, might look more like a fashion statement but most safety experts agree they have the potential to reduce the number of daytime collisions, particularly between cars and pedestrians. The lights are brighter than standard low-beam headlights and illuminate as soon as the car is started. They stay on for the duration of the trip. Audi uses LED (light-emitting diode) lamps, which are more efficient and last longer than traditional headlights. The European Union has made the technology mandatory for new cars from next month.
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