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Old 25th May 2016, 16:32   #10081
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I normally Drive my car (Diesel Eco) between 2500-3500 RPM, just wanted to know, will this lead to an increased wear and tear ?
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I normally Drive my car (Diesel Eco) between 2500-3500 RPM, just wanted to know, will this lead to an increased wear and tear ?
Do you drive between 2500-3500 rpm on the highway? This would translate to speeds of 120-150 kmph in 5th gear. Not only are these speeds unsafe in India but will also lower the fuel economy drastically. Engine should be revved to higher rpm's during overtaking or in short bursts of enthusiastic driving. An engine at higher rpm's will produce more heat and will require more lubrication. The forces acting on various parts of the engine will increase with an rpm increase. Consider a bearing which has a life of say 20 lakh revolutions , if you drive at an average rpm of 3000 as opposed to 2000, then you will reduce its life by a third.So driving consistently at higher rpm's will definately cause more wear and tear. Lugging the engine at very low rpm's can be bad as well. In the long run a cruising rpm of 1800-2200 would be best from the fuel economy point of view.

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Do you drive between 2500-3500 rpm on the highway? This would translate to speeds of 120-150 kmph in 5th gear.
No, generally the 2500 - 3500 Range is for 2nd and third gear, for overtaking and for handling the ghat sections on mountains. I take a lot of trips to the himalayas, and this RPM range is what I maintain there. Also, 3500 is a bit over projecting, but yes, on normal Highway drives I change the gear at around 3000 RPM.

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I normally Drive my car (Diesel Eco) between 2500-3500 RPM, just wanted to know, will this lead to an increased wear and tear ?
To answer this question better I think it is important to know what road terrain and Conditions are you driving the car. In daily city traffic a more sedate driving is better since that will give better fuel efficiency and will give you smoother drive. On highways under the assumption that you don't drive at unnecessarily fast speeds and you are not lazy with gear changes I dont think the rpms are an issue.

All mechanical parts will go through wear n tear. Please go through the post on how to take care of your car in tbhp for detailed inputs on increasing the life of your car
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I generally maintain 1800-2500 rpm range in my swift diesel on ghat roads and I regularly use the fourth gear, rev match downshift to lower gear just before the corner. Rpm's can go a lot higher if I feel like driving enthusiastically or while overtaking. The TDCI engine has much lesser turbo lag and it is possible drive at lower rpm's on ghat roads. In most good UK or HP roads I believe the ecosport will be in 3rd gear for 70-80 percent of the time with speeds ranging from 35 -70 kmph and rpm's ranging from 1400-2800(rough estimate).

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Guys just got a ecosport AT.

It's got 30kms on the odo. I have to take to my workplace town which is 300 kms away.

1. Is it fine to drive a new engine for such a long drive in the beginning days?

2. Should I keep the car speed and engine rpm below a particular level?

3. How often should I stop in the 300 kms journey to cool the new engine/gearbox combo?

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Guys just got a ecosport AT.

It's got 30kms on the odo. I have to take to my workplace town which is 300 kms away.

1. Is it fine to drive a new engine for such a long drive in the beginning days?

2. Should I keep the car speed and engine rpm below a particular level?

3. How often should I stop in the 300 kms journey to cool the new engine/gearbox combo?

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Congratulations on your purchase. It is usually recommended to desist from long highway travel and bumper to bumper traffic during the running in phase of the engine. So then where are we supposed to drive. This should'nt deter you from using your new car. Engines today though are quite rugged and I am sure you will be fine if you take your car. Please do keep these things in mind
1) No sudden acceleration, do not unnecessarily burden the engine.
2) Keep rpm's below 2000 for diesel engines and 2500 for petrol engines for he first 1500 kms.
3) Vary the rpm's frequently, just try to raise and lower your speeds when the opportunity allows even on highway speed. It is vital that your engine be subjected to a wide range of rpm's.
4) The brakes and tyres are need to "bed in", be gentle on them.

There is absolutely no need to stop to cool your car. There is absolutely no reason why a new car would overheat.

I have a new figo diesel with 900 kms on the odo that I am planning to take to rajasthan next week. Its going to be a 1200 km trip for me.

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2) Keep rpm's below 2000 for diesel engines and 2500 for petrol engines for he first 1500 kms.
3) Vary the rpm's frequently, just try to raise and lower your speeds when the opportunity allows even on highway speed. It is vital that your engine be subjected to a wide range of rpm's.
I got delivery of my ES Petrol MT yesterday.

The sales guy told me maintain <3000rpm, and speeds <100kmph till 2500kms.

Couldn't find mention of either in the manual. It just says sedate driving, avoid sudden braking & speeding up till 1500kms.

Now I'm confused..
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I got delivery of my ES Petrol MT yesterday.

The sales guy told me maintain <3000rpm, and speeds <100kmph till 2500kms.

Couldn't find mention of either in the manual. It just says sedate driving, avoid sudden braking & speeding up till 1500kms.

Now I'm confused..
Follow the manual. More often than not the sales guys give these advice without knowing what exactly the company recommends.
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I got delivery of my ES Petrol MT yesterday.

The sales guy told me maintain <3000rpm, and speeds <100kmph till 2500kms.

Couldn't find mention of either in the manual. It just says sedate driving, avoid sudden braking & speeding up till 1500kms.

Now I'm confused..
Follow the official team bhp guide to running in your new engine.
https://www.team-bhp.com/advice/how-run-your-new-car
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Automaker Ford India is recalling 48,700 units of its compact sports utility vehicle EcoSport to rectify faulty fuel and brake lines as well as rear seat backrest. "Ford India is issuing two voluntary safety recalls to correct potential concerns with certain Ford EcoSport vehicles," Ford India said in a statement. The first recall covers around 48,000 EcoSport diesel vehicles, made between April 2013 and June 2014, to install a new bundle clip on the fuel and brake lines, it said. The clip is being installed to hold the fuel and brake lines together for enhanced safety. The company said it is also writing to customers of around 700 EcoSport vehicles, made between January 2016 and February 2016, and fitted with a 60/40 rear folding seat. "On certain vehicles, the 40 per cent rear seat backrest might have been assembled with bolts that do not meet Ford's material specification, potentially causing the bolts to break," it added.

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Have got this installed in Ecosport today. A plastic clip is already present, they added another one. The part costs about 60 bucks and does not take much time to install. While it sounds like a silly part, its a critical one, given that it holds ABS/brake lines, diesel lines.
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Have got this installed in Ecosport today. A plastic clip is already present, they added another one. The part costs about 60 bucks and does not take much time to install. While it sounds like a silly part, its a critical one, given that it holds ABS/brake lines, diesel lines.
I am planning to visit Mody Ford , tomorrow.
Do you have the picture of the item/clip which was replaced/added?
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Has any one seen the new Black edition in flesh. Particularly keen on knowing how the interiors look like in this version. Would be great if any one can source detailed pictures of the interiors and the blacked out headlamps.



Ford official site doesn't give away too many details.
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I normally Drive my car (Diesel Eco) between 2500-3500 RPM, just wanted to know, will this lead to an increased wear and tear ?
Interesting discussion going on about the RPM. I wanted to know from other Ecoboost owners about the ideal RPM to change into upper gear. I usually gear up at about 2000 RPM. This keeps me in the turbo range (1600+ RPM) as I shift into the upper gear. In the 5th gear, I hardly get a chance to go above 2500 RPM in the city.
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This is the third time a tailgating biker bumped into the rear of my ecosport.

Damages: number plate partial crack, and has to be screwed back in. Bumper is safe.

All the 3 times the tail gate / sparewheel bore the brunt. The attaching mechanism is solid, no additional squeak heard. Door shuts as usual.

The 'Heavy is good, heavy is reliable' dialogue from the movie snatch ran in the background.
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