Re: Lightweight Series 3
> In message <beydnT7905W24l3fRVnyjA@eclipse.net.uk>
> "mpeel" <email@example.com> wrote:
>>Can anyone tell me if you can get an overdrive unit for this vehicle.and if
>>it will help with fuel consumption?
> Yes you can - available again new at vast expense, or second hand
> (make sure you get *all* the bits) - its just the "standard" Series
> Will it help with fuel consumption? I'd say the jury is well and
> truly out on that, but they can certainly reduce wear and tear on
> the engine and box if you are a steady driver and can make longer
> journeys a lot more pleasant (relatively speaking of course!).
Can be more pleasant to drive and the intermediate gear ratios are
helpful when towing. As for improved fuel consumption - forget it.