11th Sep 2013, 00:36
I have a 2003 L200 in Mallorca, Spain. I have had it from new and I do remember it slowing down to 15 mph, and if I recall it was due to the gear box oil level being low. I had the oil changed and it was fine. I think it was if I had been on a steep hill or off road, and there may be a sensor which gets told the level is low. I just turned off the engine and let it settle, and it was then OK. Changed the oil just to be sure.
I have always serviced the engine myself, and have never had one problem with it ever. Just about to change the cam belt and water pump myself, as it has done over 200,000 km and never been changed.
Fantastic truck, but I never hammer it.
17th Sep 2018, 11:32
Have had my L200 for 17 years now. The odd things have gone wrong with it. It's done 157,000 now. Like you it only will do 5 to 10mph, belching out white/black smoke. She will be going this time.