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Find an identical car to what you had and advise the insurers of the whereabouts. Tell them to match it through their network or buy it. Be warned of accepting supply of any vehicle you can not confirm as "on the ground". My insurer found a better deal than the car I advised them of... but it was six weeks away. The dealer then tried the ol' switcheroony for a car nearer to delivery. After a decent rant or two, they bought the car I had found.

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Doesn't "new for old" mean a 2013 Limited gets replaced by a 2015 Limited with same options?

Be careful they dont find a 2014 thats been sitting in a yard - I would at least argue that a 2014 is not new. But that might be a rather picky argument.
Guess if a 2013 is replaced by a 2014 you are at least in same if not better position that before the incident so you cant really object.
Negotiate with the insurance company if you want to upgrade to a higher spec model. They should be buying at a good price ( possibly from CJA direct ) and the upgrade should not be at full retail difference.


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Hi Guys, thought I would give some info about my recent towing experience.
We went from Perth to South Australia, 10000km and about 5000km towing.
I have a 2014 WK2 Laredo diesel. We towed a Jayco Outback - caravan weighed in at 2799kg.
Towing at about 95km/h I got the following economy. tail wind ~14-15 l/100km, no wind about 16-17 and headwind about 20.
The jeep is a fantastic tow vehicle. I left it in Drive with Eco on. Generally, at 95km/h it chose 7th gear keeping the engine at 2000rpm. Hottest oil temperature was 126C which was towing up the South East expressway out of Adelaide at 100km/h. the temperature gauge went up a little but not as far as three quarters. The engine certainly never derated or did anything else to protect the engine from overheating.
Nowadays, there's quite a few WKs out there towing heavy loads.
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updating fuel economy.
recently had arb suspension, winch and bullbar added. i had hoped that by raising the Jeep it would decrease the fuel used. Much to my delight at 100km/h I used 17litres/100km. This compares with 20litres/100km before the suspension raise.
On road the suspension is firmer and a little harsher over slow speed bumps.at higher speeds there isn't much difference. off road there is an amazing difference. The extra clearance (50mm front and rear) transforms the vehicle offroad. The suspension is much more supple overlarge bumps. The only disappointment was that the front drops into holes and tends to bottom out. I had the work done at ARB in Osborne Park (WA.). I was happy with the work although it did take 3 1/2 days. apparently it was more complicated than expected. It was the first bullbar and winch they had done.
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Old 04-13-2015, 01:48 AM
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Cant see how raising the suspension and adding extra weight is going to get you better fuel economy
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Read the manual you are suppose to tow in Sport mode. Also I believe your fuel consumption figures are all based on towing 2.8 ton van... You stated 16/17 and after lift 17.????
What am I missing?

Ok so your full cut replacement bull bar weighs in at 130kgs approx if it's the steel three hoop version. So less aerodynamics and more weight but still doing roughly the same mileage, whilst towing the van.?
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You can tow in any mode that you feel like!!
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Oldtimers must be setting in.... Coulda swore I read that towing should be done in sports mode.
With max payload, towing camper trailer fully loaded sports mode seemed logical and less labouring for the engine from what I could determine.
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Re: WK2 DownUnder

I've swapped back and forth and can hardly pick the difference with 2.5T behind. It's certainly obvious without the load on, but with the added drag of the trailer doesn't seem to be so noticeable. I find it's more apparent when decelerating to be honest.

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Cant see how raising the suspension and adding extra weight is going to get you better fuel economy
My post was a bit confusing.. pre suspension at 100kph was 20 and post-suspension raise at 100kph was 17. My theory is that the air route under the Jeep and caravan is straighter-the caravan has high clearance. also less of The caravan front is exposed to the airstream because the car roof is higher. The extra weight would make virtually no difference at steady speed on a level road.
As far as I could tell all the other variables were the same.
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Hi.
Is there a trick to keeping the jeep wk2 8 speed in 1st gear in low range?
When giving it some in tricky spots where you want it to rev it will change into 2nd and loose momentum a little.
I select 1st with the paddles but it will change everytime and wint hold the gear.
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Re: WK2 DownUnder

I believe that Sand seems to have the highest point for the kickdown threshold I've found so far, but that wasn't from particularly scientific testing.

I've got to admit that I've never read the manual...

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I had a look through the manual and couldnt see anything about it.
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