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Old 5th November 2016, 13:20   #2941
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My cousin bought this machine, TJet around 6 months ago and enjoying every bit of it.

One question on the gear upshift.
He has been upshifting around 1500+ RPM while the service advisor suggested him to do the upshifting at 2500 RPM because of turbo-kickin is around 2500+.
He was also suggested upshifting at 2500+ RPM would yield him better mileage. I don't understand how this is related.
As of today, he is getting around 8.5 KMPL in bumper to bumper Chennai City traffic which I think its less than normal.

So, is there an optimal RPM that upshifting to be done on Petrol turbo Or in this specific machine?

My principle - If you are not in a hurry, upshift as soon as you can and make sure NOT to lug the engine.

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8.5 km/l in bumper to bumper traffic is good. Regarding the upshifts, the turbo starts kicks in at 1700 rpm and would be spooling full at 2100 rpm. Hence the info by the service advisor may not be correct and your cousins practice is good. I generally upshifts around 1500 rpm.
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Old 5th November 2016, 14:18   #2942
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8.5 km/l in bumper to bumper traffic is good. Regarding the upshifts, the turbo starts kicks in at 1700 rpm and would be spooling full at 2100 rpm. Hence the info by the service advisor may not be correct and your cousins practice is good. I generally upshifts around 1500 rpm.
Thank you, will pass it on.
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Old 5th November 2016, 18:49   #2943
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I went ahead and did the remap (Wolf moto) a month ago. All that initial sluggishness is now completely gone and I am super happy with the outcome so far.
I completely agree, and it's surprising since Rajiv says he hasn't done anything to tweak bottom end response.

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The only minor irritant is the low engine oil pressure warning that comes up every time when I turn the ignition on. But this car is behaving like a gem now.
I have learnt to crank the engine before the warning appears, and that happens just after the fuel pump cuts out.
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I have learnt to crank the engine before the warning appears, and that happens just after the fuel pump cuts out.
That is interesting. Is it important to crank before the warning appears? Typically, I give the car atleast 10 to 15 seconds before cranking the engine after turning on the ignition.
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That is interesting. Is it important to crank before the warning appears? Typically, I give the car atleast 10 to 15 seconds before cranking the engine after turning on the ignition.
I just wait for the fuel pump to prime and then crank. It's just to avoid the error message, and I have been doing this since the remap about 2 1/2 years ago and never had a problem. No need to wait 10-15 seconds.
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I just wait for the fuel pump to prime and then crank. It's just to avoid the error message, and I have been doing this since the remap about 2 1/2 years ago and never had a problem. No need to wait 10-15 seconds.
Rajiv says he is yet to implement the Tacho indicating the map and going back to zero. That way the oil pressure sensor triggered message wont come up.

Also, have you noticed. The ACC fan speed also goes up depending on whether you are using the maps vs. stock mode (i.e., before starting the car)
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Also, have you noticed. The ACC fan speed also goes up depending on whether you are using the maps vs. stock mode (i.e., before starting the car)
Not noticed that, but if you mean the AC blower, I always switch it on only with the engine running so haven't really noticed. Have been on Map 2 for so long, have forgotten how stock feels. Touch wood, the car is running like a dream and no issues post the 2+ year old remap.
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Old 29th November 2016, 12:53   #2948
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Well fellas,

It has been quite some time since I posted an update. The jet recently completed 13000 km in about 1.5 years of ownership.

The recent 6 months have been action packed with me moving to Bangalore and then back to Delhi. The jet accompanied me to Bangalore and is back in Delhi now.

In Bangalore undertook a small 3 day highway trip to Wayanad and a day long trip to Halebedu + Sarvanabelagola.

Some impressions:

1. Jet is a pleasure to drive on the highway. Cruising around 90 - 100 is for the me the best band to drive the Jet in. Around 120 types the engine becomes a little coarse for my liking.

2. Gee, I am able to squeeze an average of 10 - 11 kmpl only on highways. In Delhi, I could average about 10.5kmpl . Bangalore was worse at 8.5 - 9.

3. I had got the car serviced at Vecto motors in Bangalore. It was good to see so many Fiats at one place - in Delhi, not so many Fiats are there and hence, even the service stations are not so packed. Vecto did a good job though I had to wait 2 extra hours.

Niggles:

1. The battery died once more (the third time in last 1.5 years). This was almost 4 days after the second highway ride in Bangalore. Fiat Customer Care is unresponsive. I was supposed to move back to Delhi soon - so I got the battery checked at Kashyap Fiat, Okhla only when I was back in Delhi. They say the battery is fine - apparently, they had taken the battery to Exide who also certified the battery as fine.

I am continuously writing to Fiat CRM to replace the battery but they are behaving like typical Fiat. Please help me with ids of some senior folks at Fiat - the least they owe is an explanation.

Apart from this, the car is running fine (touchwood !!).

Had a small knock by a bus in Bangalore which has resulted in a small dent in the back but nothing serous.

I just had the opportunity to drive a friend's Rapid (petrol) gee, now I know why the Jet is such a special beast . I mean, I floored the accelerator, and the car would not fly the way the Jet would but, yes, the interiors did feel better than Jet's.

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Well fellas,

2. Gee, I am able to squeeze an average of 10 - 11 kmpl only on highways. In Delhi, I could average about 10.5kmpl . Bangalore was worse at 8.5 - 9.
With speeds of 90 kmph constant, my 2011 T-Jet has always given me 16-17 kmpl on Highways and without A/C 11-12 Kmpl , with AC, 9-10 Kmp. The new Lineas are probably giving out lower average, though not sure about the same.
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With speeds of 90 kmph constant, my 2011 T-Jet has always given me 16-17 kmpl on Highways and without A/C 11-12 Kmpl , with AC, 9-10 Kmp. The new Lineas are probably giving out lower average, though not sure about the same.
I have a 2015 TJet and my mileage figures are exactly the same as yours... So New Lineas being more thirsty isn't exactly right, in my opinion.
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Old 3rd December 2016, 11:29   #2951
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Well fellas,

1. Jet is a pleasure to drive on the highway. Cruising around 90 - 100 is for the me the best band to drive the Jet in. Around 120 types the engine becomes a little coarse for my liking.
May have to clarify, other wise the Tjet may lose its character. I feel the jet cruises comfortably 130 to 140 range. 150 easily attainable, beyond that it could struggle.

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