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Old 5th June 2006, 00:10   #1
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Exclamation Indigo's Turbo Doubt ..!!!

Indigo's Turbo is charged at about 2000 RPM.
in the 5th gear .......... when u r at 80Km/hr, then u touch 2000RPM.
i need to knw is................
......... i drive at 80 Km/hr(almost normal speed at highways today)
at this speed the Turbo will be in a starting Point to Charge or will already charge.
Drivign at this speed for long will make Turbo in a ON n OFF position.
i.e slightly charged n then stopped.
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1. Will this cause any damage of any kind to the Turbo Charger..???
2. is it Good enough to Drive at this SPEED(80)..???
3. or maybe we Try to avoid this situation..???

4. What should be done to Prevent Turbo Lag??

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With a turbocharger, comes lag. Its physics, its inertia. When your push the throttle the turbine spins giving you boost. Lag would not damage the turbocharger. Atleast I dont know about any such problem.

Its not the turbo which is OFF or ON. Its the lag that prevents the turbine to spin quickly.
Secondly, you actually cannot to anything to prevent turbo lag. Rally cars usually have a ALS which is a anti lag device.

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The turbo is never in a on-off position. It's like a fan; the speed increases/decreases. The turbo (in the Indigo) attains sufficient boost to aid the engine only after 2500 r.p.m.

1) No. The turbo will not be harmed in any way. Just be sure to make the engine idle for 30 seconds after starting and before shutting off the engine.

2) It's perfectly okay to drive at that, or ANY speed. In fact, you'll be getting the most F.E from your engine around 80kmph in 5th gear too.

3) No need.

4) Keep the engine revs above 2500 in all gears. Note that this is not ALWAYS possible. Turbo lag cannot be AVOIDED completely. It can, however, be DECREASED to a certain extent by various methods...
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Thanx for the information.


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With a turbocharger, comes lag. Its physics, its inertia. When your push the throttle the turbine spins giving you boost. Lag would not damage the turbocharger. Atleast I dont know about any such problem.

Its not the turbo which is OFF or ON. Its the lag that prevents the turbine to spin quickly.
Secondly, you actually cannot to anything to prevent turbo lag. Rally cars usually have a ALS which is a anti lag device.
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Default indigo's Turbo

thanx Bro.
That was a nice piece of information i needed.

on more thing i m concerneed about is:
i like Diesel Power. n a bigger engine leads a long life than a small engine.
indigo got a small 1400cc engine n it definately needs a overhaul at about
1,00,000kms.
n we r aware of Tata's Quality n Refinement.
i have seen indica's n Ingigo's been driven at high RPM n as the time goes
on, they become Noisy.
my Cars Engine's r always well maintained.
so with my Indigo i dont cross 2500RPM. At 2500 i change the gear.

i hope this dont lead the car being under a LOAD.??

Driving a Petrol Car is like Pulling Something.
n Driving a Diesel is PUSHING.

m i Pushing my CAr well....... ????
or i need to get a bit more Harsh???


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The turbo is never in a on-off position. It's like a fan; the speed increases/decreases. The turbo (in the Indigo) attains sufficient boost to aid the engine only after 2500 r.p.m.

1) No. The turbo will not be harmed in any way. Just be sure to make the engine idle for 30 seconds after starting and before shutting off the engine.

2) It's perfectly okay to drive at that, or ANY speed. In fact, you'll be getting the most F.E from your engine around 80kmph in 5th gear too.

3) No need.

4) Keep the engine revs above 2500 in all gears. Note that this is not ALWAYS possible. Turbo lag cannot be AVOIDED completely. It can, however, be DECREASED to a certain extent by various methods...
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Cant say about Indigo's Turbo engine, but Indica NA engine runs fine for over 1.5 lakh kilometers and that too in taxi cabs. With periodic regular maitenance it shud last more than 2 lakh kilometers. Indigo's motor shud be as reliable if not more.
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Thanx for the information.
WEll....... Lets hope the indigo's Engine Lasts Longer.
Coz that is what counts.


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Cant say about Indigo's Turbo engine, but Indica NA engine runs fine for over 1.5 lakh kilometers and that too in taxi cabs. With periodic regular maitenance it shud last more than 2 lakh kilometers. Indigo's motor shud be as reliable if not more.
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