engine upgrade

Discussion in 'The Beginner' started by worky, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. worky

    worky Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2008
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    worcester
    hya just joined forum and was expecting delivery of new Starburst on 16 Mar, just been told mix up at factory and won't get it til earlyish April. Part of deal was upgrade to 3ltr 157bhp engine but in view of possible increases in tax for large engines was wondering if I should have stuck to 2.2 120bhp and would fuel economy be affected. anybody any thoughts? Ta
     
  2. keith

    keith Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 25, 2007
    Messages:
    3,258
    Likes Received:
    1,612
    Location:
    Ecclefechan
    worky
    I have a Starseeker with a 3 ltr engine & I am glad I chose this as the difference in performance is amazing. My previous motorhomes have had smaller engines but none match up to this one. :BigGrin:
    I don't hang about driving over long distances & find this engine can take it all without any strain, & with cruise control it's easy driving. :thumb:
    Don't regret it enjoy the experience............... as Keith (kands) says "There are no pockets in a shroud" :Sad:
     
  3. Geo

    Geo Trader - Funster

    Joined:
    Jul 29, 2007
    Messages:
    9,517
    Likes Received:
    5,571
    Location:
    Mansfield,Notts
    Hi worky
    in my opinion its a no brainer, the big engine is the way to go.
    Power to weight ratio would suggest and is often the case, that you may get better!!! MPG with the big lump than the 2,2 screaming to pull the MHome
    Geo
     
  4. American Dream

    American Dream Read Only Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 20, 2007
    Messages:
    6,489
    Likes Received:
    154
    Location:
    Lincoln
    Been there and done it.

    I totally agree.Just watch the driving technique and the weight on the right foot and it'll pay dividends.:thumb:

    The theory being the larger motor has a more flexible torque range needing less thrashing to get anywhere.
     
  5. worky

    worky Funster

    Joined:
    Mar 6, 2008
    Messages:
    41
    Likes Received:
    16
    Location:
    worcester
    thanks for the confirmation - its ok its just me being a nervous newbie having shelled out a large chunk of me hard!! earned savings
    :thumb:
     
Loading...

Share This Page