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Old 22nd May 2007, 14:55   #1
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Unhappy Help! Indigo .. does not go

I took delivery of Indigo LS (diesel) last week for my uncle. The problem I am facing is, With full(max - blower) AC ON and 4 people inside the vehicle do not pickup from second gear after you slow down. Example: I slow down for a speed breaker and I expect it to pickup from second gear, but it is very very very slow. Needs me to shift to first gear.

I have palio D and never faced this problem. Does indigo generally behave like this or is it this particular car. please let me know.
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Old 22nd May 2007, 15:40   #2
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Yup Pach, the Indigo TDi does not pickup from the 2nd gear (like you would expect a diesel engine too). Among other reasons, the turbo-lag only makes this worse.

Its best to shift up to 1st and thats the only way to go about it. However, you will see a massive improvement once the engine crosses the 5000 km mark. It performs much better then.
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Old 22nd May 2007, 15:51   #3
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Yeah, that was my impression too the first time i test drove the indigo. There was no taking off in the higher gears like we always expect to from a diesel. However i have not driven the run in indigos.
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Pach you are talking about the trbo lag in the indigo diesel,the turbo lag is felt below 2000rpm in tata indigo and indica turbo,the only solution to the problem is to downshift and try to keep the revs above 2000rpm.
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Actually this is the only place a DICOR scores over the regular indigo. The TDI is lifeless below 1800rpm, above that its whoosh.
So you need to adapt your driving style from a NA car to a TD car.
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Old 22nd May 2007, 16:05   #6
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I also face the same problem and normally I do not change it back to first gear. It takes time to pick up and and everybody at the back are shouting but they have to wait, until my car picks up the speed.
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you will have to get use to it .... thats all i have to say ....
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Thank you all for your replies. I feel better now.
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Like everyone said, you just have to change your driving style to suit the engine characteristics. I moved from a petrol to an Indica and felt very frustrated for the first few months because it refused to move below 2000 rpm. And with the AC on, it seemed like I could push the car faster. Changing to first gear is your only option.
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It takes time to pick up and and everybody at the back are shouting but they have to wait, until my car picks up the speed.

i love that statement. LOL
But you guys have to make that small adjustment of moving over to the left side & letting other guys pass through. would be greatly appreciated by everyone.
cheers
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...I feel better now.
You'd have felt a lot better if it were the Dicor
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ofcourse the option to go flat out on the speedbreaker exists..an the indigo comes with a rather decent suspension setup..

Also..the Palio D is a large 1.9 litre engine which is NA..hence low end pulling power is great.
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