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Old 23rd April 2007, 13:21   #16
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guys this is the same old 62 bhp indigo ... il upload the snaps soon ... and guys there was no decline .... and by the way my odometer is showing somwhere around 35000 kms done , but actually had refreshed the odometer reading when it was around 83k , so this car has actually done an excess of 1.2 lakh kms ... the engine was decarbonised once , and the TURBO was cleaned .... may be that did the trick ... but that was also when i had refreshed the odometer ...
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guys this is the same old 62 bhp indigo ... il upload the snaps soon ... and guys there was no decline .... and by the way my odometer is showing somwhere around 35000 kms done , but actually had refreshed the odometer reading when it was around 83k , so this car has actually done an excess of 1.2 lakh kms ... .... may be that did the trick ... but that was also when i had refreshed the odometer ...
Well..that DID the trick..once a meter is opened..it looses it accuracy!!

Sorry karan561, but now i'd really doubt the genuine speed of a TATA INDIGO.. no offense..i too own one and definitely know the limitations of the vehicle..maybe a 5% variation is acceptable..

And there is nothing to clean in a Turbocharger!!
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Well..that DID the trick..once a meter is opened..it looses it accuracy!!

Sorry karan561, but now i'd really doubt the genuine speed of a TATA INDIGO.. no offense..i too own one and definitely know the limitations of the vehicle..maybe a 5% variation is acceptable..
Could be speedo error, as you point out. But there is a long sloping stretch after the Kamshet-II tunnel (on the way to Pune) in which even my 1-lit, 55 BHP Santro has hit 160 kmph (see my Avatar; this was with worn-out tubed tyres and a leaky silencer). With tubeless tyres and a new silencer fitted, I can now do 155 kmph or so in that stretch, so it is not surprising that Indigo can do more (assuming this is where karan561 hit his top speed). The funny thing about that downward stretch is that my Santro does 140+ upon just touching the throttle. Floor the pedal and the car grunts and groans to 155 kmph. Not worth it, simply leads to fuel wastage.
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On a downhill stretch I once crossed 160+(speedo ends at 160 in indica) while going to Madurai from Bangalore.
It was on the Bangalore chennai GQ highway.
So on a light downhill the indigo can hit 170.
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Old 23rd April 2007, 14:19   #20
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I once touched 150km/h in my Fiat Uno Diesel, and was literally standing on the accelerator. It was a scary moment and I was on my way to manesar near gurgaon. I am sure it must have been an odo error but it gives a certain high. Seeing ur beloved touching these figures.
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well going "downwards" and with a tail wind I can accelerte at 9.81 m/s and I dont need no car to do that either. :-)
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if the meter was opened the accuracy may have come down.
taking into consideration the speedo errors on indian cars is around 8-10%, you were probably doing around 155 true.. which the indigo can very much achieve
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You must have ridden in the slipstream of a passing Skoda RS/Baleno
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everyone knows theres a speed error ... the actual top speed of an indigo is 155 km/h , and there is approx. 5 % speedo error anyway in almost all vehicles , in my laura also ive clocked approx. 205 km/h , where as its actual speed is 185 km/h ....
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okay so heres a snap of the car ;

theres no K&N fitted , its just a decal ...
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everyone knows theres a speed error ... the actual top speed of an indigo is 155 km/h , and there is approx. 5 % speedo error
Quite possible. But the specified top speed is on level ground. On a downhill stretch and with a tailwind you can exceed this speed by up to 20 kmph even without any speedo error. By the way, I read that when you shift to new tyres from a completely worn-out one, the difference in tread height can cause a change in speedo reading of 1-2% (the reading will be lower with new tyres).

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You must have ridden in the slipstream of a passing Skoda RS/Baleno
Sure did .... elantra , accent , innova these cars were on me , but after some time i switched on my parking (indicator) lights and reduced my speed to a mere 80 km/h and gave them side ... it was fun . It sure gave them a complex when i gave them side it made them realise they werent able to over take its just that i let them pass .... lolz Well a few Accords and a Merc zoomed pass , i think they were doing 180 + , that time i would have loved to be in my corolla but then too , this was UNREAL .
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By the way, I read that when you shift to new tyres from a completely worn-out one, the difference in tread height can cause a change in speedo reading of 1-2% (the reading will be lower with new tyres).
yes as the tyre worns out, error increases (as in, speedo shows more)
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By the way, I read that when you shift to new tyres from a completely worn-out one, the difference in tread height can cause a change in speedo reading of 1-2% (the reading will be lower with new tyres).
hmmm .... quite possible .... but i had changed my tyres some 45k kms back ... (only the front ones)
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well going "downwards" and with a tail wind I can accelerte at 9.81 m/s and I dont need no car to do that either. :-)
Do you do that on a regular basis Navin??!!
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