clutch..reknowned 4 it..they don't like 4 wd..even new clutch i found they didn't like to be in 4wd
I should have mentioned that mine in an auto.
I will change the transfer case oil next week when I have some time and see what the oil looks like. Hoping it is just low on oil and that I don't find metal shaving in it =/
I don't think the smoke is steam either, it was a dry day, hadn't rained in a while, and definitely smelled like hot engine oil.. Is it possible that engaging 4wd is causing oil to leak from the transfer case (or somewhere else) on to the exhaust manifold, when it doesn't seem to leak at all in 2wd?
Another aside with this vehicle. I'm getting absolutely terrible fuel economy, like 20l/100km (city driving, but still). I've changed the oil (full synthetic, 5w30), air filter, checked tyre pressure (tyres are road tyres, not all terrains), given the engine a treatment with intake and valve cleaner, still doesn't seem to have helped much. I drive fairly conservatively, not full grandma but not a leadfoot either.
Is it possible that there are issues with the transfer case that would cause bad fuel economy?
I've read some places that these vehicles can try to automatically engage 4wd due to faults in sensors or issues with the transfer case, which might mean the car is actually sometimes running in 4wd mode if this is happening (although the light doesn't come on).
Does the EST version of the BL Sorento do this, or only the TOD?
I've heard that disconnecting the fuse for the transfer case can disable all 4wd capability, rendering it a 2wd only vehicle, but that might help identify any issues going on with the 4wd system. Thoughts?
Thanks for all your advice everyone =)