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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-16-05, 02:01 PM
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110 Advice please

Hi All
I have a 110 1997 300TDi van ex National Grid my questions are:-
1 Where should the coolant level be in the reservoir, its a black unit, so
there are no external marks. Do I fill it up to the centre seam half way up
or where?
2 It has BF Goodrich Mud Terrain tyres fitted LT 265/7.5 R16 What should
the pressures be? I some times tow a large trailer 3.5 ton but mostly its
motorway driving and short local runs.
I would appreciate your comments as I am off on a booze cruise tomorrow with
lots of motorway driving
Look forward to your comments
Regards
Thos


 
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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-16-05, 03:01 PM
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Re: 110 Advice please

On or around Tue, 16 Aug 2005 19:35:51 GMT, "Thos" <thos@blueyonder.co.uk>
enlightened us thusly:

>Hi All
>I have a 110 1997 300TDi van ex National Grid my questions are:-
>1 Where should the coolant level be in the reservoir, its a black unit, so
>there are no external marks. Do I fill it up to the centre seam half way up
>or where?


near enough. If you peer inside, there's a post sticking up which is the
water level, but it's near enough half way up as makes no odds.

>2 It has BF Goodrich Mud Terrain tyres fitted LT 265/7.5 R16 What should
>the pressures be? I some times tow a large trailer 3.5 ton but mostly its
>motorway driving and short local runs.


Try about 34 all round running light, see how it goes, and up the rear
pressure to about 38 if carrying weight or transferring weight from the
trailer.

that worked OK in similar sized tyres on my 110. Mine were 31x10.5R15, which
if you work it out is about the same width.

running the fronts softer will give you a softer ride, but tends to make
them wear unevenly, IME.
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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-17-05, 03:01 AM
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Re: 110 Advice please

In message <rerMe.19319$P.2506@fe3.news.blueyonder.co.uk>
"Thos" <thos@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:

> Hi All
> I have a 110 1997 300TDi van ex National Grid my questions are:-
> 1 Where should the coolant level be in the reservoir, its a black unit, so
> there are no external marks. Do I fill it up to the centre seam half way up
> or where?


As Austin says, that is near enough.

> 2 It has BF Goodrich Mud Terrain tyres fitted LT 265/7.5 R16 What should
> the pressures be? I some times tow a large trailer 3.5 ton but mostly its
> motorway driving and short local runs.
> I would appreciate your comments as I am off on a booze cruise tomorrow with
> lots of motorway driving


If it has not been tarted up I'd expect to find a sticker somewhere
giving the tyre pressures - the Utilities are into that sort of thing.

> Look forward to your comments
> Regards
> Thos
>
>


Richard

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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-17-05, 04:01 AM
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Re: 110 Advice please

On or around Wed, 17 Aug 2005 08:05:44 +0000 (UTC), beamendsltd
<beamendsltd@btconnect.com> enlightened us thusly:

>In message <rerMe.19319$P.2506@fe3.news.blueyonder.co.uk>
> "Thos" <thos@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
>
>> Hi All
>> I have a 110 1997 300TDi van ex National Grid my questions are:-
>> 1 Where should the coolant level be in the reservoir, its a black unit, so
>> there are no external marks. Do I fill it up to the centre seam half way up
>> or where?

>
>As Austin says, that is near enough.
>
>> 2 It has BF Goodrich Mud Terrain tyres fitted LT 265/7.5 R16 What should
>> the pressures be? I some times tow a large trailer 3.5 ton but mostly its
>> motorway driving and short local runs.
>> I would appreciate your comments as I am off on a booze cruise tomorrow with
>> lots of motorway driving

>
>If it has not been tarted up I'd expect to find a sticker somewhere
>giving the tyre pressures - the Utilities are into that sort of thing.


true, but then again, look at how much weight the 'leccy boys carry in 'em.
They'll be running the rears at about 48 lb...
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Re: 110 Advice please

In message <6e06g1hsmcd5o2c38i94gcejen6ig0dcaq@4ax.com>
Austin Shackles <austinNOSPAM@ddol-las.net> wrote:

> On or around Wed, 17 Aug 2005 08:05:44 +0000 (UTC), beamendsltd
> <beamendsltd@btconnect.com> enlightened us thusly:
>
> >In message <rerMe.19319$P.2506@fe3.news.blueyonder.co.uk>
> > "Thos" <thos@blueyonder.co.uk> wrote:
> >
> >> Hi All
> >> I have a 110 1997 300TDi van ex National Grid my questions are:-
> >> 1 Where should the coolant level be in the reservoir, its a black unit, so
> >> there are no external marks. Do I fill it up to the centre seam half way up
> >> or where?

> >
> >As Austin says, that is near enough.
> >
> >> 2 It has BF Goodrich Mud Terrain tyres fitted LT 265/7.5 R16 What should
> >> the pressures be? I some times tow a large trailer 3.5 ton but mostly its
> >> motorway driving and short local runs.
> >> I would appreciate your comments as I am off on a booze cruise tomorrow with
> >> lots of motorway driving

> >
> >If it has not been tarted up I'd expect to find a sticker somewhere
> >giving the tyre pressures - the Utilities are into that sort of thing.

>
> true, but then again, look at how much weight the 'leccy boys carry in 'em.
> They'll be running the rears at about 48 lb...


Which is correct for high speed and/or high load - I run mine
at 48 all the time wich gives very good handling and wear.

Richard
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post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-17-05, 06:01 AM
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Re: 110 Advice please

On or around Wed, 17 Aug 2005 10:58:35 +0000 (UTC), beamendsltd
<beamendsltd@btconnect.com> enlightened us thusly:

>In message <6e06g1hsmcd5o2c38i94gcejen6ig0dcaq@4ax.com>
> Austin Shackles <austinNOSPAM@ddol-las.net> wrote:
>
>> true, but then again, look at how much weight the 'leccy boys carry in 'em.
>> They'll be running the rears at about 48 lb...

>
>Which is correct for high speed and/or high load - I run mine
>at 48 all the time wich gives very good handling and wear.
>

horses for courses, innit. I'd expect you to get centre-tread wear at those
pressures if running mostly unladen.

Depending partly on what size tyres, too.
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In message <8o76g11va8706o1ilhe481vc4m2gisso1g@4ax.com>
Austin Shackles <austinNOSPAM@ddol-las.net> wrote:

> On or around Wed, 17 Aug 2005 10:58:35 +0000 (UTC), beamendsltd
> <beamendsltd@btconnect.com> enlightened us thusly:
>
> >In message <6e06g1hsmcd5o2c38i94gcejen6ig0dcaq@4ax.com>
> > Austin Shackles <austinNOSPAM@ddol-las.net> wrote:
> >
> >> true, but then again, look at how much weight the 'leccy boys carry in 'em.
> >> They'll be running the rears at about 48 lb...

> >
> >Which is correct for high speed and/or high load - I run mine
> >at 48 all the time wich gives very good handling and wear.
> >

> horses for courses, innit. I'd expect you to get centre-tread wear at those
> pressures if running mostly unladen.
>


Non at all

> Depending partly on what size tyres, too.


Doesn't make a whole lot of odds, though that is far to high for a 90.

Richard

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post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-17-05, 10:03 AM
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On Wed, 17 Aug 2005 12:04:26 +0000 (UTC), beamendsltd
>
>> Depending partly on what size tyres, too.

>
>Doesn't make a whole lot of odds, though that is far to high for a 90.
>
>Richard



Slightly OT but what should pressures be for a largely unlaiden 90 on
235 x 85 x R16 (BFG AT's).

I tend to run at about 30 to 32 all round, any higher and it corners
like its on rails, until it lets go...quickly! Not sure if I am
getting outside edge wear on the fronts though, or if it needs
tracking up again!


Thanks
Jon

 
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In message <8sk6g11cpjka9mig3pv3f6olocfcmo09od@4ax.com>
Jon <nospam@nospam.com> wrote:

> On Wed, 17 Aug 2005 12:04:26 +0000 (UTC), beamendsltd
> >
> >> Depending partly on what size tyres, too.

> >
> >Doesn't make a whole lot of odds, though that is far to high for a 90.
> >
> >Richard

>
>
> Slightly OT but what should pressures be for a largely unlaiden 90 on
> 235 x 85 x R16 (BFG AT's).
>
> I tend to run at about 30 to 32 all round, any higher and it corners
> like its on rails, until it lets go...quickly! Not sure if I am
> getting outside edge wear on the fronts though, or if it needs
> tracking up again!
>
>
> Thanks
> Jon
>


I used 30 all round for my 90 on 235's - but they were Michelin OR's,
so any pressure couldn't help them.....

Richard

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post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-18-05, 01:01 AM
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>>
>> Slightly OT but what should pressures be for a largely unlaiden 90 on
>> 235 x 85 x R16 (BFG AT's).
>>
>> I tend to run at about 30 to 32 all round, any higher and it corners
>> like its on rails, until it lets go...quickly! Not sure if I am
>> getting outside edge wear on the fronts though, or if it needs
>> tracking up again!
>>
>>
>> Thanks
>> Jon
>>

>
>I used 30 all round for my 90 on 235's - but they were Michelin OR's,
>so any pressure couldn't help them.....
>
>Richard


looks as though Im about right then...

thanks
jon

 
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