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60mph top speed

Discussion in 'Defender 90 / 110 / 130' started by 08mckerp, May 31, 2009.

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  1. 08mckerp

    08mckerp New Member

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    Just a quick question. Ive got a defender 90 truck cab with a 2.5 turbo engine in it which has a top speed of about 60mph :S is this normal or is ther somthing wrong? thanks
     
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    60 thats fast
     
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    i drive mine at 65 with a 200tdi. my missus told me the other day she has it up to 90! i nearly fell over. i dread to think the damage she is doing!
     
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    Is it all standard equipment, transmission wheels & tyres?
     
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    my 300 is happy to go to 70 but no more
     
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    Erm What engine? If it is a TD that is normal, TDI something is wrong, TD5 something is wrong big time :p
     
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    08mckerp New Member

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    has mud tires on it but other than that is all standard as far as im aware.
    yer bt at least urs can get up2 90! :D
    60 is the max, its comfortable at 50
     
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    Pikey Dummy Ejection Facilitator..

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    Had an indicated 72 out of mine running 225/70/16's Roadtyres, I was on the A303 on Saturday But that was downhill and The speedo reads at least 5mph faster than the Satnav did, Before some bastid nicked it on Wednesday Night. :mad:
     
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    Bout right gfor a TD - stick a TDi lump in and yer'll get 80+!
     
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    we get 85, in are 300tdi disco more than that and its scary
     
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    My 110 with a td in would do 70 on the flat easy enough. Didn't like hills though.
     
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    That aint right, I have small tyres and defender t-box and I can get mine to 90 np... Not saying it should be done but it will do it np.

    Search on here for 300tdi maintenance like manifold etc... I cleaned my manifold and the difference was night and day.
     
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    yer well im planning on stickin a 200tdi in it during the summer.
     
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    Mine sits nicely at about 55, 60 is starting to push it, but thats on Insa Spec Tracks...Noisy! :p
    (those are Speedo indicated - I have a satnav to compare the speeds, but not done it yet)
     
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    TD5 90 with Overdrive runs at circa 95 :D
     
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    My 2.5td managed 87mph the day i got it.... since then its got considerably slower... woops!
     
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    how much mud is on the underside :p
     
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    hmm.. my 2.5na which I gather is pretty much like the TD, but without the T, does 70 easily, and I'm absolutely sure she'd go faster, but I don't really do faster than 55 or 60 max usually if I'm on the open road. I think going faster might increase the wear on everything. If you get a more powerful engine or different transmission that will do 90mph, I don't know if the bearings are happy to go that fast, or tyres/suspension/gearbox/transmission etc.. let alone the engine hehe
     
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    hmmm my 1992 200tdi struggles to go faster than 55-60mph? is there something wrong then i thought that was normal for that engine cos a friend of mines 200tdi does exactly the same thing? does this mean they are both broken lol?

    My 200tdi has large a/t bf goodrich tyres and a snorkel other than that it has no mods. what should i do?
    Also im only getting 17-22 mpg
    cheers max
     
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    Have a word with CharlseY he's a bit of an expert in the injection dept. (watch for that to appear on sig somewhere) Sounds like somethings up with that fuel economy. I drive my TD5 fairly hard over B roads every day and get get at least 30 mpg out of it. I know a TD5 is a more modern engine, but that's basicly 40% less fuel consumption, which sounds too big a difference and a 200tdi is meant to last 250k miles.
     
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