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removing my p38s front propshaft
« on: October 24, 2010, 00:35:58 »
someone has told me that removing my front prop on my 2.5 TD p38 will make it more fuel efficient? is this true or false?

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Re: removing my p38s front propshaft
« Reply #1 on: October 27, 2010, 19:10:05 »
complete horse doo doo, it will however shorten the life of your viscous unit in the t-case considerably
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Re: removing my p38s front propshaft
« Reply #2 on: October 28, 2010, 19:19:24 »
as i thought cheers mate

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Re: removing my p38s front propshaft
« Reply #3 on: October 29, 2010, 10:02:22 »
... and make the handling verging on dangerous!
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Re: removing my p38s front propshaft
« Reply #4 on: October 30, 2010, 22:19:03 »
It's probably based on the belief that riunning freewheeling hubs on a seires helps fuel economy.  if you remove the spinning buts in the front axle then you will have less weight to get spinning, thus making it accelerate quicker and use less fuel.

You will harldy notcie any saving and as said it won't compensate you for the cost of getting towed out of a ditch, if you don't smash the rear diff or transfer box first.
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Re: removing my p38s front propshaft
« Reply #5 on: October 31, 2010, 16:52:35 »
It is however fun... had to do it on one of my old motors when the front uj gave up. Easiest way to improve fuel economy on a 2.5 dt is to get it chipped and fit a decent intercooler.

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