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Old 07-09-2012, 10:05 PM   #57
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Did you guys know that the Ford Transit Connect is rated to haul nada, nothing, not one pound. The owners manual states that you can't tow anything with this van. Now that doesn't mean they couldn't change it in the future, but I find it amazing that it can't tow anything.

There is no gas engine in UK but 1.8 TDCi diesel towing limit is only 1760 lb / 800kg. So I am not surprise that with The Superior, Mighty Clean, Not Smelly, Super Shmooth, Uber Powerfull gas engine it can tow a zilch.
I forgot to add this:
http://www.anchorvans.co.uk/ford-specifications.php

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Old 07-09-2012, 10:31 PM   #58
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Yow! Zero tow rating for the Connect? Did not know that, but I guess considering the size of it......

Wonder what the "Full Size" Transit will be rated for when it hits N Am? Apparently Dorf is planning on calling them the "I-series" as in I-150, I-250, and I-350 replacing the E-250 etc series.
Dunno, I read recently that Ford had copyrighted the T series names, "T-150" and so on. Seems like a shoo-in for the Transits.

The article I read also stated that many fleets and businesses are currently motivated to replace aging vans with more fuel efficient ones. Plenty of companies need the space of a van but don't need to haul or tow heavy loads. Think delivery vans, contractor's vans, that sort of thing.
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btw....after researching again, I found out that the CRV's after 2001 had a timing chain. I'm not certain on that year, but believe I am within a year or two. My Bad.



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Everything I read says that the US car makers will continue with the Hybrid technology. I also would love to have a Honda or Suby with a Diesel.
I get sick every time I think about our 1977 Honda Civic CVCC 5sp hatchback that got 54 mpg 47 city. Nope, no air bags, and I could not use it for towing, but the kids sure slept good in the back of it during vacations.
BTW...Honda timing belts are to be changed between 60,000 up to 110,000 or so. They last a long, long time even if not changed, but your taking a chance not doing the replacement. My son left his go on a 2000 Taco with 215,000 miles on it, before I got it. I had my mechanic change it and the water pump at the same time and he said the belt was ready to break at any moment (tons of cracks and dry). My Honda Element (2009) has a chain.
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Mazda CX5

I was told by a local Mazda dealer that Mazda CX5 will likely be coming by April 2013 and towing could be increased even to 3500lb from the gas model. Time will tell. This diesel is not using urea to clean up the engine exhaust. So, this Mazda with Trillium Outback is on the list of my options.

Mazda's SKYACTIV®-D 2.2L Twin-Turbo Diesel Engine | Mazda USA - YouTube

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Impressive! A diseasel that can run at 14:1!!! I've built engines (gasoline) that run higher compression than that!
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Seems comparable to my 1.9 L Jetta TDI wagon get 38.5 miles per gallon as a hostess.
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Seems comparable to my 1.9 L Jetta TDI wagon get 38.5 miles per gallon as a hostess.
Humm, voice recognition isn't always so good. I tried to say, I'm getting 38.5 miles per gallon as I post this.
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Humm, voice recognition isn't always so good. I tried to say, I'm getting 38.5 miles per gallon as I post this.
Now that is funny!
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.... as a hostess.
You are obligated to wear your party dress then, you know.
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I have it on already!
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I have it on already!
Now this is getting scary !!

Regarding the marketing video up there by Mazda....this will be interesting to follow as it comes out. It sounds to me like they are building an engine with all the disadvantages of a diesel, and none of the advantages !

LOL....and not just ONE turbo to fail....but TWO ! We shall see. Color me skeptical. I'm from the "Show-Me" state......

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I just shake my head when the Gov't mandates 54 mpg CAFE standards. Despite all the hype, mileage has NOT improved all that much.
Fuel economy for many vehicles has actually gone down due to emissions controls.

Anyone that drove the pre-EGR, UREA and DPF diesels knows what I'm talking about.
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Dunno, I read recently that Ford had copyrighted the T series names, "T-150" and so on. Seems like a shoo-in for the Transits.

The article I read also stated that many fleets and businesses are currently motivated to replace aging vans with more fuel efficient ones. Plenty of companies need the space of a van but don't need to haul or tow heavy loads. Think delivery vans, contractor's vans, that sort of thing.
My insurance company wanted me to use one as a rental instead of my usual 1 ton truck.

Too small and delicate for anything but the lightest work.
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Now this is getting scary !!


LOL....and not just ONE turbo to fail....but TWO ! We shall see. Color me skeptical. I'm from the "Show-Me" state......

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Twin turbos have been around a while on diesels with pretty reliable results.
CAT Acert, Detroit 8v and DD, Navistar MaxxForce, etc.
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