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Old 30th August 2007, 21:25   #166
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Go below 80 kmph and less than 3000 RPM
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Go below 80 kmph and less than 3000 RPM
A little off-topic: Whats with the bumper on the SX4 in your display pic? Photoshop work?
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man. the SX4 is filled with the X-Factor
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Old 31st August 2007, 03:32   #169
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Planning for a highway trip, what is the Max speed that I can safely go for, my SX4 has completed 800 km. so I think I should limit the RPMs to 3000 or is it 2500 ?
As Gopi said 3000 rpm, but in 5th you'll probably reach 100. So that should be okat.

Once you're through with 960, you can probably go faster. (I did)

Also, please ensure that you do not run in one rpm band for more than ten minutes. That's something that some of the experts I met have advised.

Also do not lug the machine. ie., run it at very low rpms so that it starts giving vibrations.

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hey i read someone mentioned 4 hrs=200kms. sounds interesting any theory to back it up??
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A little off-topic: Whats with the bumper on the SX4 in your display pic? Photoshop work?
Are you talking about the reverse sensor (4 black spots) or some other thing ?
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Are you talking about the reverse sensor (4 black spots) or some other thing ?

Naa... I think he is talking of the smiley in your avatar picture
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oh, that one, the smiley & blue eyes, I got that from the internet
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As Gopi said 3000 rpm, but in 5th you'll probably reach 100. So that should be okat.

Once you're through with 960, you can probably go faster. (I did)

Also, please ensure that you do not run in one rpm band for more than ten minutes. That's something that some of the experts I met have advised.

Also do not lug the machine. ie., run it at very low rpms so that it starts giving vibrations.

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There is no mention of any limiting speeds for run-ins (960 Kms) in my manual too. There is just a mention that you shouldn't go at very high RPMs - that does not mean 'speeds'. The thing to watch out is: You shouldn't go beyond 20 Kmph in first gear, 35-40 in 2nd gear etc.

In the first 1000 Kms, I tried keeping the vehicle at below 2.5K RPM throughout, which means that I've went a little beyond 100 Kmph in the 5th gear. As soon as I crossed 1000 Kms, I've taken it to 120s etc in 3rd gear (once in a while though) and beyond 140s in 4th gear.

I think the Maruti dealers give the same advice they gave for 800s and Zens - not to go beyond a 'certain speed'. But the fact is you shouldn't go beyond certain RPMs. I remember seeing the 'maximum speed' mention in M800 for run-ins when I bought it. SX4 has no such menton. I, for one, can't wait to do 100s till I cross 2000 Kms, let alone 5000 Kms!!
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I have a good news to share on FE.

This time my city mileage is best ever at 12.75 Kmpl (100% AC on) and highway mileage at 16 Kmpl (90% AC on) .
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I have a good news to share on FE.

This time my city mileage is best ever at 12.75 Kmpl (100% AC on) and highway mileage at 16 Kmpl (90% AC on) .
This must be the best mileage reported so far for SX4, cool , how do you manage to extract 12+, last time I filled up, I got approx approx 10.5 I think.
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This must be the best mileage reported so far for SX4, cool , how do you manage to extract 12+, last time I filled up, I got approx approx 10.5 I think.
Last few times (3-5) I am getting 12.xx and this is the time it gave max 12.75. I am still wondering what I did this time to get this whopping figure. Guess onething could be that I came office early and left late some days due to hectic work, so less traffic would have influenced it, probably. I will watch out again to see if I get the similar one.

BTW, difference between city & mileage is just 3.25, I expected at least 4 kmpl. So, I think 12.75 is max, I may not get always.
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Have anyone tried to split up the Fuel meter to get an approximate litres spent. Though there are 9 points between the Full and End, it is difficult to split them into equal parts because when we full the tank the needle goes beyond the Full mark. Any ideas ?
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Have anyone tried to split up the Fuel meter to get an approximate litres spent. Though there are 9 points between the Full and End, it is difficult to split them into equal parts because when we full the tank the needle goes beyond the Full mark. Any ideas ?
In fact there are 10 divisions in total and each accounts to 5 lrs. Earlier it used to match with actual lrs spent (2 divisions passed means approx 10 lrs spent), but nowadays it goes faster than actual.
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In fact there are 10 divisions in total and each accounts to 5 lrs. Earlier it used to match with actual lrs spent (2 divisions passed means approx 10 lrs spent), but nowadays it goes faster than actual.
If each division is 5 litres, then it would come to 60 litres (but total capacity is 50 lts) because you have to consider 5 litres above the 'F' mark and 5 litres below the 'E' mark. When I did a full tank-tank, it was 10 litres spent when the needle was in 'F' Mark + 1 division. So it means there is 5 litres above 'F' mark. This makes us difficult to split them into equal distance.
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