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Old 1st January 2008, 22:49   #46
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My gear change mostly is between 1500-2000 RPM, so ideally if I change it when 1500 RPM has just crossed, it will be:
2nd to 3rd => 20-25 Kmph
3rd to 4th => 30-35 Kmph
4th to 5th => 40-45 Kmph
try these shifts and let us know how it goes.

1st to 2nd ->50kmph
2nd to 3rd ->90kmph
3rd to 4th -> 140kmph
4th to 5th -> forget it don't bother

This should help the engine and gearbox.

What say Vikram, Riju?
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Old 1st January 2008, 23:00   #47
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Vid, I think you could try 100+ for the 2nd to 3rd and 155+ for 3rd to 4th. I find this has beneficial properties, especially wrt linking ester chains in the oil to form better lubricant molecules.
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<< hint hint >>
Ok... nice laugh at sathya's expense
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My gear change mostly is between 1500-2000 RPM, so ideally if I change it when 1500 RPM has just crossed, it will be:
2nd to 3rd => 20-25 Kmph
3rd to 4th => 30-35 Kmph
4th to 5th => 40-45 Kmph
Seriously, why do you want to drive at such low rpms on GQ roads? Are you trying to extract maximum FE out of the car?
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Old 2nd January 2008, 08:39   #49
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Switching to higher gears at 1500-2000 RPM is something I normally do. Lets hear these numbers from others as well.

Guys, you are all suggesting good shifts which will screw up engine n gearbox !
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Vid, I think you could try 100+ for the 2nd to 3rd and 155+ for 3rd to 4th. I find this has beneficial properties, especially wrt linking ester chains in the oil to form better lubricant molecules.
I agree, take the man's advice than trying to do 70kmph in 4th gear. Come on you are driving the so called "Man" treat it like one .
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Screw up engine & gearbox - care to explain this further?
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Old 2nd January 2008, 10:04   #52
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Wow you really did 70+ in fourth gear? Better get the gearbox checked once for any damage.
I also do it many time. Once I too forgot to change gear to 5th and kept 80kmph in 4th gear. Only issue is more rpm for the same speed.

Gear transmission ratio for 4th gear is 1 (i.e 1:1), and for 5th is 0.78.
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Wow you really did 70+ in fourth gear? Better get the gearbox checked once for any damage.

Not only that, the possibility of an engine rebuild should be considered as well. You never know if some pistons might have got damaged.
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  • In many places, water clogged in roads, while I was going in 100+, suddenly speed was reduced due to this, but not much of issues like skidding or so. I should say, MAN has handled it well !! I am sure, wider tyres, high GC, etc have helped greatly.
Buddy, thats a car, not a boat. Maybe you should be more careful during these wet patches that you come across. What if you would need to brake suddenly?

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  • I could effortlessly overtake big guys like Accord, Scorpio, Octavia, etc. Especially Accord fellow tried to cross me after I overtook him, but for 2-3 kms stretch, he couldn't. Finally toll booth came in and I could come out of it before him and went fast, I never saw him then.
Accord and Octavia beater? Looks like they were 'Just Cruisin... ' listening to Will Smith.
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Switching to higher gears at 1500-2000 RPM is something I normally do. Lets hear these numbers from others as well.
2000 should be ok in city traffic. But why on a GQ???

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Guys, you are all suggesting good shifts which will screw up engine n gearbox !
What do you mean by good shift?

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I also do it many time. Once I too forgot to change gear to 5th and kept 80kmph in 4th gear. Only issue is more rpm for the same speed.

Gear transmission ratio for 4th gear is 1 (i.e 1:1), and for 5th is 0.78.
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I thought i was the only one to miss the sarcasm in vikram's post!!

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Old 2nd January 2008, 13:14   #56
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[/list]Buddy, thats a car, not a boat. Maybe you should be more careful during these wet patches that you come across. What if you would need to brake suddenly?
Agreed, unfortunately the Blore-Chennai highway stretch makes you push at higher speeds.

Guys, I am out of 'gear shift topic', got beaten up enough !
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Hey we're not beating you up. Just having some fun at your expense.

On a more serious note though, it is perfectly safe to go 70+ and more on the fourth gear. You dont have to worry about any engine or gearbox damage.

You should maybe accompany us for one of our next track days and see how we drive on track.
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Hey we're not beating you up. Just having some fun at your expense.

On a more serious note though, it is perfectly safe to go 70+ and more on the fourth gear. You dont have to worry about any engine or gearbox damage.

You should maybe accompany us for one of our next track days and see how we drive on track.
Not a problem. What I actually meant in my original post was: normally many of us (let me be safe, I won't say all of us ) try to be on highest possible gear in any speed, I too do the same - but I didn't realize to shift to 5th gear when I overtook that time.
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In highway driving situation it is always better and safer to first complete the overtaking and then think about shifting gears. I would personally not recommend changing gears during overtaking.
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Hey we're not beating you up. Just having some fun at your expense.
Is that akin to "Birthday" sometimes being known as "Day of Birth" ?!
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