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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 either original spec or aftermarket. Just to be clear, there are hub locks which can be auto or manual and are fitted at the wheel end of the front axle, which ...


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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. There is an automatic function that disables "lock" at high speeds, but it is only a safety measure and not a replacement for a reasonable driver choice. ...


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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 should leave it in 2WD unless there is ice or snow on the road. If you live in a country where roads outside the city are mostly slow bumpy gravel or loose-dirt ...


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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 driven) mode is sufficient, as is attested by the fact that the majority of vehicles built today are front-wheel drive. However, "when you need" 4WD ...


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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 allows the driver to choose from three different driving modes: Auto, in which the rear-wheel drive is engaged automatically in case the front wheels lose grip, ...


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Likely the cracks started at the weld HAZ ( heat affected zone) , a common problem with steels. But auto sheet metal is normally low carbon so this should not be a problem. The fact that the cracks run through the base metal shows that there have been high stresses , likely higher than the design planned. Other than repair welding , apparently it needs all ...


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Rust on these parts is rarely a concern. They are not a sheet metal to be perforated by the rust and the rust cannot make them weak enough to fail before the warranty expires (and in the general case, they are one of the last to need replacement). That's why they leave them unpainted. p.s. painting them is not really going to help. These are made of cast ...


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Just removing the propshaft to the front will remove the 4x4. But is the noise severe? If so then unless there are locking front hubs that can be disengaged the internals will still rotate and that may also lead to failure. Removing the differential may be the way forward, but then the shafts to either hub have to be removed and that will depend on the ...


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The chain in the transfer case can take a lot more abuse than 10 miles, even with a few sharp turns. Nothing popped, which means everything is fine. Just pay attention next time. 4HI or 4LO modes are only to be used in slippery conditions (snow, gravel, etc.), and you definitely don't want to drive high speed on firm pavement with transfer case and no center ...


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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 fluid is ran through the system better when you use the gears. Just like checking your automatic trans. You Change gears as the engine is running so the fluid will ...


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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. Auto sets the driveline into all wheel drive. This is meant for better control on road and for inclement weather, such as wet pavement and snow. Lock should never ...


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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 a safe place to try it out. The low range gives you more torque which is helpful when climbing a steep grade or when the snow/mud/sand is thick enough that ...


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Its light rust on components that were not painted from the factory, this is normal for unpainted parts.


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“Only city use”... and only used at weekends... never raced or rallied... anyway, rivets won’t be good enough unless they are the old type that are inserted glowing red and hammered down. You need to drill out the old spot welds then weld them together otherwise it will fail.


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It depends on several things: Is there a centre differential? If so then you get no drive to the rear unless it is a limited slip diff. Can the rear drive train take the torque loading? Seen people do the same thing and snap the rear half-shafts due to sudden high torque - when in 4x4 and hubs are locked all four shafts share the loading. Having said ...


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