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Old 18th July 2011, 19:05   #3511
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Whats the RPM in 5th gear for respective speeds

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90\Km\hr
100Km\hr

I Td'ed A GP today,and the car was doing 80 At 2.5K RPM 90 Around 3K and 100 around 3.5K RPM,which in my opinion is pretty high
My Accent Petrol does 100 at 2650RPM,and i expected Lower from GP.
Also drove a figo and it was doing 100 around 2400-2500 RPM.
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My MJD Punto does 100@2500 rpm. Might be a car specific issue
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My MJD Punto does 100@2500 rpm. Might be a car specific issue
Even i felt so,3500 for 100 in 5th Gear felt toooo high.
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I Td'ed A GP today,and the car was doing 80 At 2.5K RPM 90 Around 3K and 100 around 3.5K RPM,which in my opinion is pretty high
Its way too high! My car does 100 around 2.5K, and by 3.5K I'd be at 130~140kmph. Looks like its some issue with the specific car.
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The only possible issue is either a speedo or a tacho display error, that is either the rpm or the speed that you are seeing is not the actual one. You were TDing the diesel and not the petrol I hope.
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Does it matter? I guess NOT. The engine revs up pretty high for a diesel
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Whats the RPM in 5th gear for respective speeds

80Km\hr
90\Km\hr
100Km\hr

I Td'ed A GP today,and the car was doing 80 At 2.5K RPM 90 Around 3K and 100 around 3.5K RPM,which in my opinion is pretty high
My Accent Petrol does 100 at 2650RPM,and i expected Lower from GP.
Also drove a figo and it was doing 100 around 2400-2500 RPM.
Was that a petrol? My GP 1.2 does 100kmph at 3500rpm while all the GP 1.3 MJDs I have seen do 100kmph at 2500rpm.?
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Was that a petrol? My GP 1.2 does 100kmph at 3500rpm while all the GP 1.3 MJDs I have seen do 100kmph at 2500rpm.?
Yes,it was a MJD,and may be something was wrong with it,and it does matter to me,since i was testing it as prospective buyer,and i came out disappointed.
I will take another TD on a different car.
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Whats the RPM in 5th gear for respective speeds

80Km\hr
90\Km\hr
100Km\hr
My Punto MJD does 80Km/hr @ 2000RPM and 100Km/hr @ 2500RPM. There is something wrong with the TD car, ask for a different car.
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The engine revs up pretty high for a diesel
Are you sure? To my knowledge, its the other way round. Diesels are not rev-friendly, and its petrol engines that rev very high.
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Yes the revs are wrong here.
Punto@3500 does 120+.

Even that rev is too high i believe. Blame it on the missing 6th gear.
Get a TD in a different car.
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Yes,it was a MJD,and may be something was wrong with it,and it does matter to me,since i was testing it as prospective buyer,and i came out disappointed.
I will take another TD on a different car.
Most probably a slipping clutch. It does 100 at just under 2500rpm if I remember correctly. Tops out at 155 or so, and is very strained after that.

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Are you sure? To my knowledge, its the other way round. Diesels are not rev-friendly, and its petrol engines that rev very high.
But hes said it revs high for a diesel. There is no mention or comparison to petrol.
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We just had the alternator replaced under warranty. The engine was a tad too noisy. I was kind of relieved as the part cost was around INR 12000 after taxes. The noise level has drastically reduced and I am happy with Malik cars' service. The bill amount was zero including washing and cleaning.
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Most probably a slipping clutch. It does 100 at just under 2500rpm if I remember correctly. Tops out at 155 or so, and is very strained after that.
A clutch slipping so bad as to cause a loss of a good 1000rpms would not be in very good condition at all. I doubt the TD car would be in that bad shape.
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A clutch slipping so bad as to cause a loss of a good 1000rpms would not be in very good condition at all. I doubt the TD car would be in that bad shape.
I can't think of anything else that would cause a 1000rpm rise.
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