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Old 11th October 2011, 12:02   #3211
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Thanks guys. Another question:When the car is in still and in neutral gear but the engine is running , the RPM is shown as 1000. My foots off the accelator and nothing is pressing it down (re: the 3D mats fiasco someone went through). Is this normal?
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Thanks guys. Another question:When the car is in still and in neutral gear but the engine is running , the RPM is shown as 1000. My foots off the accelator and nothing is pressing it down (re: the 3D mats fiasco someone went through). Is this normal?
I think this is a universal thing, not really a Vento specific. When you crank the engine, the RPM meter has to move to some basic reading. Although, this base RPM reading can vary, it has to show something. It cant be zero. Techies can correct me if i am wrong.

P.S. Here is some tech info I found somewhere
'There is also an unmarked minimum point on the tachometer, below which the engine will quit, or stall. In most cars, this point is between 750 and 1,000 RPM's. When you release the gas pedal, the engine will automatically attempt to settle into this range, which is called the idle speed of the engine. "

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^^ @anand - my vento idling rpm stays at 900. Had put a similar query - got answers that most Ventos are having idle rpm around that range only. So not an issue.
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My car also idles at 900 rpm. But I noticed that when I was in Ooty for a weekend, the rpm was higher at about 1000rpm. Not sure about the reason for that. Maybe the air is more rareified there?
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Oh no, 100 was hypothetical figure! Just to explain the logic, dont take it too seriously.

By the way, I wasnt aware maximum is 85 kmpl, thanks for the information.

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Bala , in my car the max is 85 kmpl - has VW shortchanged my pleasure by 15 kmpl and deprived me of the 3 fig magic
Can you please confirm ?
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My car also idles at 900 rpm. But I noticed that when I was in Ooty for a weekend, the rpm was higher at about 1000rpm. Not sure about the reason for that. Maybe the air is more rareified there?
Thats interesting Nilesh , have to lookup the reason ! Was the idle at standstill or when rolling ?
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BTW , I got a sink feeling that the Skoda Rapid is Vento pre-breeze / refresh!
It looks so similar to the Vento and the lack of steering controls , etc makes it eeriely similar to our pre-refresh Vento
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Add to that fact that the rumoured price difference is going to be around 30k. It is pre- refresh vento with a skoda badge, nothing more, nothing less.

Seriously, skoda should have atleast changed the interiors. Its very disappointing.

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BTW , I got a sink feeling that the Skoda Rapid is Vento pre-breeze / refresh!
It looks so similar to the Vento and the lack of steering controls , etc makes it eeriely similar to our pre-refresh Vento
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i bought my car in april, that model does that model have digital speed option.
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i bought my car in april, that model does that model have digital speed option.
@easterncar. I am sure it should have it. just flick through the MID options.
I remember having seen it in my car. I booked mine in April and received it in May. So being around the same time, and I rem having seen it.
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i bought my car in april, that model does that model have digital speed option.
I got mine in March 11, I have the digital speedo.
Like ventolute mentioned, just flipping MID should get you that.

Also I heard this is only available in HL.
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Digital speedo is there from Day 1.

Just flip through the MID options by using the button on the side of the wiper stalk. It is there somwhere between total distance covered and instantaneous fuel consumption.

It is a simple digital display with km/hr next to it. If there is a phi symbol it is average (for the trip), else it is instantaneous.

I hardly use it since the needle display is pretty awesome. But used it once to check my door autolock speed (happened between 13 and 18, so assume it is 15 kmph!)

Edit: am referring to Highline only, not sre how much functionality the TL MID has (maybe Mikon can confirm)

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Thats interesting Nilesh , have to lookup the reason ! Was the idle at standstill or when rolling ?
This was at idle, both at cold start as well as standstill after a long run. When I came back to Bangalore, it came down to 900 rpm.
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You are absolutely right. This is due to the difference in the atmospheric pressure as the altitude increases.

If you have noticed the idle RPM with and without A/C will also be different due to the increased load on the engine.

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This was at idle, both at cold start as well as standstill after a long run. When I came back to Bangalore, it came down to 900 rpm.
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Got a call today from VW stating that VW has introduced another 2+2+2 warranty, that is 2 yrs standard warranty + 2 yrs extended warranty + another 2 yrs extended warranty.
The another 2 yrs extended warranty is for the same cost as the 2 yrs extended warranty that is Rs. 11,xxx.
So now VW Vento can have 6 yrs of warranty period. So who all intend to purchase another 2 yrs? I'm contemplating whether get another 2 yrs warranty so my Vento would have 6 yrs of warranty, a piece of mind for a German car.
What do you all say?
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