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Drive Life : February 4th 2011
1HERSA1 F010 FREELANDER 2 TD4 $47,990 Driveaway* $150 per week* Free navigation & 18" alloy wheels New 2.2L Turbo diesel engine DEMONSTRATOR CLEARANCE Latest model demonstrators Low mileage executive vehicles Balance of new vehicle 3 year/100,000 km warranty DEFENDER 90 $39,990 Driveaway† Save over $9,000 for a limited time Legendary all round performance 6-speed, dual range transmission LAND ROVER WWW.LANDROVER.COM.AU *Finance provided by Land Rover Financial Services which is a brand name of Jaguar Land Rover Australia Pty Ltd ABN 84 004 352 238, Capital Finance Australia Ltd ACN 069 663 136 is the credit provider. Finance is available to approved consumer customers on a secured loan product. Fees and charges apply. Offer expires on 28 February 2011. Total cost of the vehicle is $47,990. Metallic paint $1,800 extra. Interest rate is 8.99% over a term of 60 months with a $4,799 deposit and one off final payment $19,196. The comparison rate for secured motor vehicle loans which most closely represents the amount of credit and terms offered in this advertisement is as follows: Loan amount $30,000 term 5 years annual percentage rate 8.99% comparison rate 9.97%. 'WARNING: This comparison rate is true only for the example given and may not include all fees and charges. Different terms, fees or other loan amounts might result in a different comparison rate.' †Saving of $9,000 based on Defender 90 recommended retail driveaway price from $48,990. Metallic paint $900 extra. Land Rover Australia reserve the right to extend or withdraw any offer contained above without notice. Offer applies to vehicles ordered and delivered between 1 January - 28 February 2011. LR7710/SMH/2101 Alto Land Rover 387 Pacific Highway, Artarmon. Telephone: 9439 587 7 MD15789 Trivett Land Rover Parramatta 60-64 Church Street, Parramatta. Telephone: 9841 4146 MD14839 Purnell Land Rover 990 King Georges Road, Blakehurst. Telephone: 8558 7000 DL520 Macarthur Land Rover 8 Yarmouth Place, Narellan. Telephone: 4636 8888 ND5514 Trivett Land Rover Alexandria 75-85 O'Riordan Street, Alexandria. Telephone: 8338 2117 MD16132 THE MAIN EVENT NEW YEAR SALE Choice of 3 engines/6 models Navigation & bluetooth standard Autobiography options RANGE ROVER SPORT FINANCIAL INCENTIVES TM 10 Friday, February 4, 2011 The Sydney Morning Herald ASK THE EXPERTS The Drive team answers your questions Oil be back . . . the 318ti burns a fair bit of oil so the right product is crucial. I drive a 2002 model BMW 318ti with 168,000 kilometres on it. I noticed excessive oil consumption of about a litre of oil every 200 kilometres to 300 kilometres. My mechanic replaced a faulty PCV (positive crankcase ventilation) valve and also replaced a leaking vacuum pump on the rear of the cylinder head. These two replacements have slowed down the oil consumption but it's still using a litre every 600 kilometres or so. I don't believe the piston rings are a problem since there's no blue smoke from the exhaust. Should I use thicker oil, such as 20W-50? I am currently using 10W-40 oil. Nathan High oil usage is not uncommon with these engines; the manufacturer suggests oil usage of 0.9 litres in 1000 kilometres is acceptable, so your case does sound high. These engines can have issues with sludging or gumming up in Australia if you don't use the recommended full synthetic oils and premium fuels. Your best bet is to have a mechanic remove the rocker cover and inspect it for sludging. When an engine suffers from bad sludging, it's a good bet the piston rings will get clogged up, which can allow oil to pass by them and be burnt in the combustion chamber, sometimes with little evidence of smoke from the exhaust. If that is the problem, your mechanic should able to remove the rocker cover, sump and oil pick-up and have them chemically cleaned, then put an engine flush through to free up the rings. But the ideal fix is to pull the engine down and repair as necessary. If the engine is sludged up, it's very important not to just put an engine flush through, as this can make matters much worse; the flush will soften the sludge and it can move through the engine, blocking oil pumps and galleries, which would leave you with a full engine rebuild. I have a three-year-old Corolla Ascent sedan. I made the mistake of not getting cruise control when new and when I asked how much it would cost to get one fitted by the dealer, the quote was about $1200. Is there a reliable, integrated --- and cheaper --- alternative to the Toyota genuine article? If so, where can I get one? Joachim There are some good aftermarket cruise-control systems available these days. With the sophisticated wiring systems in cars, the aftermarket suppliers have followed with units that can monitor all the vitals on a vehicle just as a factory-fitted unit can. Make sure you do some homework and choose a reputable company. Also, make sure you get it installed by an authorised fitter and that the system has a warranty that covers workmanship and the system itself. If the price is the same or close to genuine Toyota, it's best to go genuine, especially for resale purposes, as a non-genuine system may deter a buyer. DriveLIFE GEAR ASTON MARTIN ONE-77 MINIATURE MODEL ASTON Martin has just released its ultra-exclusive One-77 sportscar, which is tipped to become the most expensive new car in the world. The problem? The brand that made Bond a little bit sexier is only building 77 of them. The good news? Even if you don't have a (reported) lazy $4 million lying around, you can own a One- 77 for a fraction of the venerable British marque's asking price. Bongo's Basement has a highly detailed 1:18 scale diecast model of the car for just $69.90 plus postage. See bongosbasement.com.au for more information. JARGON BUSTER DIRECT INJECTION DIRECT injection is a more efficient way of injecting fuel into the cylinders. It refers to the process of squirting fuel directly into the combustion chamber of an engine instead of first mixing the fuel with air in the inlet manifold. Direct- injection technology was originally popularised in diesel engines but is becoming more common in petrol engines as car companies aim to produce more power using less fuel.
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