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Old 26th September 2019, 16:47   #11
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Holes behind................................. Still not as quick as the Jaguar or the Porsche,............................... so all in all, I am a happy bunny.
You never really believed that in any case, did you. If you did, I have some prime property I would be interested in selling!!!
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Old 26th September 2019, 18:54   #12
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I thought it might be as brisk as my 3.2 litre, 1,800kg, XJ-8 - it is not.
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Old 26th September 2019, 19:09   #13
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No - it certainly is not.!
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Old 16th November 2019, 20:30   #14
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The old Rover is a whole lot more brisk than it once was, I suspect that slack in the accelerator linkage was the culprit.
So time now for another question, this time concerning torque convertor lock up which doesn't happen until IRO 65 mph which seems a little fast to me.
Talking to various folk, I am led to believe that it should lock up nearer to 50 mph. Is it possible to 'reset' the gearbox like the Jaaaag, where one would just disconnect the battery for 20 minutes or so, or is it more involved than that, or impossible?

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Old 16th November 2019, 21:47   #15
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lock up on my V6 is around 65mph
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Old 16th November 2019, 22:16   #16
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I can’t remember speeds at which box locks up, but I think (mine) locks up sooner, at lower speeds, when warmed up.



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Old 16th November 2019, 22:46   #17
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I can’t remember speeds at which box locks up, but I think (mine) locks up sooner, at lower speeds, when warmed up.



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Lockup is a lot lower in the diesels.

Your petrol auto sounds like it acts normally?

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Old 17th November 2019, 00:13   #18
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Hi all,

My V6 also locked up at 64/65 mph. My current CDTi Auto locks up a lot lower, around 50.
Its change up pattern is also a lot sooner which i put down to the programming to get the best economy from the diesels torque.
If i select the 'sport' mode, the diesel comes to life quicker than the V6 did and is a lot more drivable due to more available torque in the lower rev range.
It also locks out 5th and TC lock up for quite a while until the right foot is pulled back somewhat.
Very happy with mine and only 17bhp lower than the V6 with much better fuel economy.
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So 65 in the V6 & 50 in the oil burners.

Many thanks, looks like I've been talking to the wrong people.
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So 65 in the V6 & 50 in the oil burners.

Many thanks, looks like I've been talking to the wrong people.
My V6 2 litre locks up from shade under 60 or over, on light throttle application as you hit a flat or slightly downhill section. It also seems to do it at speeds less than that also but is less noticeable.
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