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  1. ie- covering up it's past life.
  2. My thought as well. And not really living up to their advertising
  3. Well I maybe in the market for another Yeti for my Wife. Came across this at a local well known supermarket. Can't beat rust, mud, scratches and a sludgy interior to show a car at it's best.
  4. A dieselgate map or dealer upgrade alters the checksum but that information is known by the manufacturer against the VIN. On Modern ECU's like the last two generations of BOSCH the service engineer doesn't even have to go looking. The ECU will flag up a mismatched checksum as soon as it's plugged into the dealers machine. Here's a quote from the largest VAG tuner in the UK but the later Ford ECU's do the same. Volkswagen Audi Group TD1 Code VAG online dealer tools have the ability to see software on any modified vehicle. When a modified vehicle is plugged into an online main dealer system it performs numerous checks automatically. TD1 is the VW Audi Group warranty ‘flag’ for a vehicle that has been modified. This is something you should consider before tuning or visiting the main dealer. Since the change in the main dealer on-line diagnostic tools, performance software can and will be seen when a vehicle is plugged into online at the main dealer. This is the case even if it’s switched to ‘stock’ mode and can also be manually flagged if the dealer can visibly see modifications.
  5. I've been involved with remapping for decades. I've not come across any yet that are not detectable. Even OBD maps change the checksum value so it's easy to see the map is not standard. Modern ECU's actually flag this when a manufacturers scanner is plugged in.
  6. Depends on the Vehicle when looking at brakes. Manufacturers usually only have a couple of different brake specs in a model range so it depends where the specific vehicle fits. For instance a 2.2D Jaguar XF has the same brakes as the 3.0D V6 twin turbo. And in some models like the Mk3 Mondeo the entire model range had the same brakes from the 100PS 1.6 petrol to the ST220 2.0V6 with 226PS. Not if it was a 2.0 ecoboost petrol. Maximum torque 340NM from 1800 to 4000rpm The diesel 2.0 140 Maximum torque 320NM from 1750-2400rpm So the petrol has more torque over a much wider and flatter rpm band even before a remap.
  7. I have 7 on site, all re-certified in July. The largest error over 44000kg was 20kg.
  8. Perhaps a decade or more ago that would be true. Today modern turbo petrols produce maximum torque well below 2000rpm and maintain that over a much wider rpm band than diesel and hence have a higher power output. The wider spread of torque allows the petrol to have shorter gearing meaning more torque at the wheels in each gear. Example 2.0 Diesel Single Turbo BMW 190PS and 400NM @1750rpm to 2500rpm 2.0 Petrol Single Turbo BMW 258PS and 400NM @1550rpm to 4400rpm The petrol has 25% shorter gearing as well.
  9. You need to check the weight plate on your car as many sites are listing a max tow weight of 1405kg for the 1.6. 110PS isn't a lot for that weight of car and caravan.
  10. There is always driving without due care, dangerous driving, defective vehicle etc, etc. But there are no specific laws for caravans and weights only the plated weights. That's why the little Yeti with 4WD can legally pull 2100kg at max GVW. Legal yes, safe with a caravan no. Some insurers may impose specific restrictions. But it' s very rare for Police to attempt prosecution outside of plated weights. I wish that was not so but it is where we are. https://www.gov.uk/guidance/tow-a-trailer-with-a-car-safety-checks
  11. So the OP is asking if it's legal and the answer is yes. Then opinions from actual owners and experienced caravanners. That's me and my opinion. Every car handles and tows differently, 110% maybe OK on some cars and 90% may not be OK on another. In my actual experience with a Yeti then approaching 100% is where it's limits are for me. I know how tow cars handle, I know how much they move about in crosswinds, downhill sections, larger vehicles overtaking. I know when they are approaching the uncomfortable side of safety. My Passat was a bigger car, lower, taughter handling but similar weight as the little Yeti. The Passat was far more stable with the same caravan. Weight is not the be all and end all of stable towing.
  12. I've had a 2wd petrol and 4x4 diesel. Firstly you can't change the recommended ratio by adding weight to the vehicle as others have already stated. There are other factors that make a stable towcar, wheelbase, track, suspension, rear overhang, weight distribution etc, etc. The Yeti is a great car as I said but it also has the same footprint as a Mk5 Golf a small hatchback but with a higher centre of gravity. Towing my 1460kg caravan my Passat at the time was far more stable on the road. Towing over 100% with the Yeti would not be something I'd consider. I prefer a wider margin of safety.
  13. I've had two Yeti's, they are great cars and good towcars. They are basically a tall Mk5 Golf with the option of 4x4. Will your model be legal with 1645kg on the back? Yes. Would I as a previous owner of two Yeti's and a caravaner of 32 years tow 1645kg on the back of a 1565kg Yeti? No not a chance. Lee
  14. Prando Just had a little time to look at your options and appreciate your concerns. And I'll try not to get technical. It's not as easy as Petrol Vs Diesel though as different manufacturers are in different stages of development and the outputs and choices differ greatly. Take the 1.6 petrol in the i35 There are two 1.6 petrols available one without a turbo (Normally Aspirated) and one with. The normally aspirated 1.6 has 135PS which is OK but only has 164NM of torque and that maximum is produced at 4850rpm. To get that torque (Pull) you'd need a lot of revs in every gear, it wouldn't be a relaxing drive and not economical. The turbo version has 177PS so significantly more power and performance and more critically for relaxed towing has 265NM of torque and that torque is available anywhere between 1500rpm and 4500rpm. So buy the non turbo version and try and accelerate away under 2000rpm and you will have perhaps 100NM to play with, in the turbo version you will have 265NM. And that's the difference turbo charging makes without comparing fuel types. There are petrol engines now with staggering performance and torque You can buy 2.0 litre petrols with 420PS and 500NM. Or at the other end of the scale a little 1.0 Fiesta with 155PS and 240NM And lets remember where we are coming from, go back a couple of generations of diesels and your run of the mill Passat/Mondeo 1.9/2.0 diesel would be running 115PS to 130PS and 280NM to 320NM. None of which anyone would tell you were bad towcars. So the answer is modern Petrols can make good towcars but as with any purchase be very careful with the choice as technology and outputs differ greatly.
  15. But the OP has a 1275kg caravan.
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