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Old 3rd February 2008, 13:25   #16
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2. Great Mileage (I have always got above 18 KMPL in city and above 20 KMPL on highway driving with AC on 50% of the time in city and 100% on Highway).
Man! How do you get such amazing figures? I never get more than 13.5 in Bangalore city and never more than 18 on the highway(50% AC)
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But the recommended pressure is 36 & 34. I drive with 34 and 32 feel reasonably comfortable.
That explains the amazing mileage figures that Swift Diesels get. Don't take Maruti's recommended tyre pressures as the gospel truth. Maruti is a master at understanding the Indian customers mind. They know that Indian customers will accept a bumpy, harsh ride but will never forgive a 0.5kmpl lesser economy. Besides, at those pressures your suspension is soaking up all the jerks which will result in faster suspension wear. Doesn't Maruti know this? Of course they do. But the Indian car buyer doesn't know this and wouldn't mind spending money on suspension overhaul because Maruti has 'bad roads' to blame suspension overhaul on.

Maruti recommeds 32psi on the SX4. Ridiculously high IMO. I keep it at 28psi and the car feels much better to drive and be driven in. Fiat recommends 29psi in the Palio. I keep it at 26psi.
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Folks,

I have seen quite a few suggestions on going low on the tyre pressure than what is recommended by Maruti. Other than lower mileage is there any other disadvantage with lesser air pressure in the tyres as compared to manufacturer recommended pressure. One major disadvantage I see is on long drives tyres will get heated up fast with less pressure. How long is this long drive? I drive about 25 to 30km at a stretch each day.
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Man! How do you get such amazing figures? I never get more than 13.5 in Bangalore city and never more than 18 on the highway(50% AC)
I have a long commute daily in Bangalore and mostly on ring roads. High mileage is due to -

1. Lesser number of ignition starts per km. I do not switch off in signals if the wait time is <60 sec.
2. Lesser traffic on ring roads and lesser traffic jams.
3. Going to 5th gear at the earliest opportunity and staying less than 2000 rpm most of the time.
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One major disadvantage I see is on long drives tyres will get heated up fast with less pressure. How long is this long drive? I drive about 25 to 30km at a stretch each day.
If tyres get heated up - the pressure should increase right ? I am guessing but it should go up by 1-2 psi.

So if you keep your pressure 28 psi when cold - it should reach 30 psi when the tyres are running and at higher temperature.

tyre gurus ? your feed back ?
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am getting 17+ these days in bangalore city, car has crossed 15k kms, yes AC is limited to 30-40% otherwise same ol choc o bloc traffice, 34-32 PSI reading on tyres.
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@Jaggu - You too a 34-32 guy? 17 is amazing man... I get 15-16 with 100% a/c, some traffic.
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If tyres get heated up - the pressure should increase right ? I am guessing but it should go up by 1-2 psi.

So if you keep your pressure 28 psi when cold - it should reach 30 psi when the tyres are running and at higher temperature.

tyre gurus ? your feed back ?
Tyres heating up is a bigger issue. Brakes would also heat up and make them ineffective. Overall it would be dangerous to drive a car with superheated tyres and brakes.

Amazing FE - This fill I got an FE of 20 + KMPL. Quite amazing for driving only in town (Hossur Road, Ring Road) with minimal AC(10% of the time maybe).

Last evening I had a usual encounter with an Auto who came straight in front of my car on my side of the road. I had to brake hard. Auto guy had the cheek to say that I should be driving slowly (I was doing just over 50). Driving Slowly with a Swift D.
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Very naish report. More miles of smiles to you bro
phamilyman, you did not run spell check before your posting...else it would have been 'bheri naish report'

dieselfan, this is a great report. Keep enjoying the Swift as much as you can. I know it is a great car.
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For my viva crdi, it is 30psi recommended for all 4 tyres and i generally keep 32psi and i really feel the surge in acceleration from standstill which is not similar if its 30psi and purely for this reason, i keep 32psi, also there is no marked difference in ride as i ride 80% of the time all alone.

For highway drives i keep 32psi and always got more than 18kmpl
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@Diesalfan - Nice report. Your VDi is into its 2nd year while mine is in the 2nd month !!

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am getting 17+ these days in bangalore city
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Thats pretty good mileage most of you are getting. My swift gives me 15.5kmpl in bumber to bumper traffic (Old Madras Road to Koramangla) and and about 20 kmpl on highways. I don't use the AC much though, maybe 20%.
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Thats pretty good mileage most of you are getting. My swift gives me 15.5kmpl in bumber to bumper traffic (Old Madras Road to Koramangla) and and about 20 kmpl on highways. I don't use the AC much though, maybe 20%.
Thats pretty neat too! My FE has been :

453.5 / 25 = 18.14 kmpl (50% highway / 50% city)
303.4 / 21 = 14.44 kmpl (100% city)
300.0 / 21 = 14.28 kmpl (100% city)

At an average of 15 kmpl I really couldnt complain
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For my viva crdi, it is 30psi recommended for all 4 tyres and i generally keep 32psi and i really feel the surge in acceleration from standstill which is not similar if its 30psi and purely for this reason, i keep 32psi, also there is no marked difference in ride as i ride 80% of the time all alone.

For highway drives i keep 32psi and always got more than 18kmpl
We had a visitor who an accent crdi in our building recently. I guessed it was a diesel because of the diesel pitter patter . I have to admit that even thought the sound was a tad higher as compared to my swift , it has an amazingly refined sound !Any comment mobike ?
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