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Old 27-09-2011   #1
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Panda 4x4 climbing

Hi guys, picked up my climbing today. Have been reading up on it, and about the 4wd drive system and how it only activates the rear diff when the fronts start to lose traction. So imagine my surprise to see a permenant four wheel drive sticker on the door. I take it someone has stuck one on for a laugh ?

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It is a permanent 4WD system, in that it cannot be turned off by the driver and 4WD is permanently available when required.
Drive to the prop shaft to the rear wheels is always engaged. When the front wheels start to lose traction, a viscous coupling engages and drive is provided from the prop shaft to the rear diff.
The alternative is a selectable 4WD system where the driver selects drive to, normally, the rear wheels, in addition to the normal drive to the front wheels. This can be achieved mechanically by an additional gear lever operating a transfer box or through various electronically switched systems.
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cheers for that.

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Re: Panda 4x4 climbing

Get some pics up then. We love pics!!
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Will do its a bit dark just now
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Likewise - I picked up a 16k miles 55 reg. Climbing Panda with tow pack and a/c 3 weeks ago (or PandRover as its affectionately called at home now as its replaced our 20 year old Discovery - I know, quite a different animal). I find it fun and different and am quite fond of it already. I've had a Fiat Bronze service and check over and all they found were the exhaust has a few weeks until it starts blowing, and the front disks are corroded (so I've ordered a new set of discs and pads I will fit myself at the w/e), and will change the exhaust for 115 new one at Formula 1 Autocentre they quoted me, when it needs it). Oh and I will probably do the timing belt for piece of mind in the next few weeks/month. enjoy yours

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16k ! 82k for me ! Also the exhuast is knocking on something so will have to have a look at that. I know what you mean about a different animal, im coming from a lancer evo. I think I should do the timing belt also.
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Likewise - I picked up a 16k miles 55 reg. Climbing Panda with tow pack and a/c 3 weeks ago (or PandRover as its affectionately called at home now as its replaced our 20 year old Discovery - I know, quite a different animal). I find it fun and different and am quite fond of it already. I've had a Fiat Bronze service and check over and all they found were the exhaust has a few weeks until it starts blowing, and the front disks are corroded (so I've ordered a new set of discs and pads I will fit myself at the w/e), and will change the exhaust for 115 new one at Formula 1 Autocentre they quoted me, when it needs it). Oh and I will probably do the timing belt for piece of mind in the next few weeks/month. enjoy yours

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I assume that it's a sunroof and a TOW missile launcher mounted on the roof.

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Very Funny - Tow pack was the Fiat supplied Westfalia removable bar - that I was lucky was fitted from new but not used - it will come in handy for towing my box and bike trailers in future (although I'm not sure if the Pandy will be quote upto launching and recovering the boat - but I will report back on that if it is in future)
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Tow pack - Disco Owners speak. Order your new Land Rover with a Tow Pack.

What MPG are you getting from your 4x4?
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Re: Panda 4x4 climbing

Ah, i remember that car. It was the one that jonnyboiy was selling in the classifieds last year.

Did a nice job of fixing the roof after he rolled it on the beach!!


I am of course only joking.
Apologies if there is actually a member on here called jonnyboi.

The car looks lovely.

I've been wanting a 4x4 for the last 4 years and never taken the plunge.
Should have bought one 3 years ago when they were cheap.

One day a 4x4 will be mine!!
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Had me worried there !!!!!

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had me worried there !!!!!

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