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Is it harmful if I chose to drive 2WD mode for my 4WD Renault Duster specifically when I am driving in the city?

Use 2wd unless conditions need 4wd. Check the user manual as that will probably say the same. Driving the extra drivetrain is wasteful on fuel, which is why many (often older) 4wd have autolock hubs ...
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My (manual) transmission won't engage any gear 1 day after escaping bog

I've narrowed it down to the most likely possibilities: You may have burned out your transmission, or cracked the casing and lost all your fluid, in which case you're going to have to replace the ...
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Is it harmful if I chose to drive 2WD mode for my 4WD Renault Duster specifically when I am driving in the city?

Don't use "Lock (4WD)" mode unless on soft terrain. You will get increased wear of tyres and transmission, worse directional stability and higher fuel consumption for nothing in return. ...
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Is it harmful if I chose to drive 2WD mode for my 4WD Renault Duster specifically when I am driving in the city?

i do 2WD inside the city roads + 4WD when i am out side the city, i do not do off roading You'll get better performance and efficiency in 2WD mode, especially on faster roads outside the city. You ...
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Is it harmful if I chose to drive 2WD mode for my 4WD Renault Duster specifically when I am driving in the city?

I will offer a counter-point to all of the current answers which indicate using 2WD "except when you need 4WD". In general, I will agree that 4WD isn't necessary and the 2WD (front wheels ...
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Is it harmful if I chose to drive 2WD mode for my 4WD Renault Duster specifically when I am driving in the city?

The Renault/Dacia Duster uses the same 4x4 system as Nissan The Duster is offered with two-wheel drive or four-wheel-drive. The 4x4 variants make use of Nissan's all-wheel drive system,[10] which ...
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My AWD car has a FWD option. Why/When would/should I use FWD?

Typically part time 4WD is not the same as AWD. Part time 4WD will actually lock the front and rear axles together, not providing a differential between them to handle the speed differences between ...
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What are the advantages/disadvantages of the CRV 2WD over the 4WD

A car with the possbility of 4WD next to 2WD will certainly be heavier, resulting in higher taxes, higher fuel consumption etc. 4WD itself is also more fuel consuming. On the other hand, you'll have ...
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Will downsize from 215/65R16 to 205/60R16 cause any issues?

Useful resource here on tire sizes: Tire Size Calculator But the smaller tires are only slightly narrower and less than 1" smaller radius. So I very much doubt that is the source of your vibration. ...
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Is it harmful if I chose to drive 2WD mode for my 4WD Renault Duster specifically when I am driving in the city?

Those gears and all gears should be used once in awhile. My opinion is, if something isn’t used for a long period of time it or they can go to hell! Like gaskets or! On automatic transmissions the ...
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Is it harmful if I chose to drive 2WD mode for my 4WD Renault Duster specifically when I am driving in the city?

Many people just don't get it... There are only two positions you should be using for the way you described your driving, 2WD and AUTO. 2WD will save gas mileage and wear and tear on the driveline. ...
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Is it harmful if I chose to drive 2WD mode for my 4WD Renault Duster specifically when I am driving in the city?

In a traditional 4x4 vehicle like this 4wd will only benefit you in gaining traction on a loose surface. Use 4wd when youre stuck or there's wheel slip otherwise it just extra fuel youre using. Find ...
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What are the advantages/disadvantages of the CRV 2WD over the 4WD

2WD get better gas mileage 4WD handles better in slippery situations - heavy rain, snow If your someplace that regularly gets snow, go with the 4WD model. I believe the CRV has AWD, not 4WD.
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Z71 package details for old body style, late 1990s, GMC Sierra

As explained here, lots of people add aftermarket Z71 stickers to their truck to artificially increase the value. If the truck truly is a Z71, it would be listed on the RPO ("regular production ...
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My AWD car has a FWD option. Why/When would/should I use FWD?

When comparing FWD to RWD, they each have their separate advantages: RWD is better off the line (as you've testified to), and FWD is better while maneuvering in and out of places with horrible ...
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