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Old 10th February 2009, 08:15   #196
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You change gears at higher speeds.
1st gear should be 0-10kmph not 20-25 as you mentioned. 5th gear at 40+.

Check with that. you should get higher mileage.

BTW, you mileage is not that bad. No need to worry about the car.

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bachcheki jaan lega kya?
aur kitna fe chayiye?


well,
those are the words from mr. akroy about alto's fe in some other thread.

regarding fe, you are getting normal fe and this is not frightening figure.
fe depends upon driving style and road conditions.
forget about city fe as conditions change at times,
at highway, you are getting good fe of 20 km which is normal to all altos.
so, don't worry about fe and enjoy your ride.
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Old 10th February 2009, 09:54   #198
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I drive an Alto Lxi, almost driven about 16K kms, I get a constant average of 16.382 kmpl (city) and 20+ highways to be precise
As akroy said, start shifting gears at the right speed/RPM and you will see a marked difference in the FE. You can shift as follows-1 to 2 at 15kmph, 2 to 3 at 25 kmph, 3 to 4 at 35 kmph and 4 to 5 at 45 kmph.

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You mileage is good. Do not see any reason for you to be concerned of. Go ahead and enjoy your driving.

Having said that, would suggest that you give your car a push once a while, will do more good that just keep it all too soft all the time.
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would suggest that you give your car a push once a while, will do more good that just keep it all too soft all the time.
HW,

Pushing your car once in a while brings about a perceptible difference in the way the engine sounds and responds to your right foot. I have noticed this several times.

But as you said, doing this as a one off instance will nto hamper your FE to a large extent.

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@911, thats a pretty good mileage that your getting from an Alto. I doubt if you can extract more but apart from shifting into 1st and 5th gear early, you should also ensure your tyre pressure are optimal. Also, check them when cold to get accurate PSI result.

Try that and let us know if you could manage 25kmpl+
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You change gears at higher speeds.
1st gear should be 0-10kmph not 20-25 as you mentioned. 5th gear at 40+.
I follow this religiously unless I am in a hurry and get a mileage figures of 13+ in dense traffic.
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i have recently fitted a tacho and now i interact with the engine in a better way.
my new mileage is 16.66 kms/litre in city stop and go traffic with 20% AC and 10-20% heavy revving.
i shift at 2000 rpm and at 2500rpm with AC.
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I follow this religiously unless I am in a hurry and get a mileage figures of 13+ in dense traffic.
Ajo, This dense traffic is the FE killer here.

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I get between 17 and 18 during winter (when AC is very minimally used) in the city run (city is Noida so not much of driving in gears 1/2. Noida has good roads and not much traffic but there are too many traffic lights and I, being a good Samaritan, always follow traffic rules). In the Delhi summers I get no more than 14-15 with AC ON 100% of the time. I use normal petrol from HP/IOC. Earlier I used Extra Premium fuel but have felt no difference in FE/power between normal petrol or Extra Premium so why spend the extra 2 rupees a liter!

On my highway jaunts (mainly Delhi-Agra highway) I have squeezed 22-24 KMPL (with AC ON 80-100% of the time, speeds in 60-100 range, mostly cruising at 80-90kmph.)
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Is there any problem in shifting to 5th at 60 KM/H ? I always shift at 5th at 60 KM/H since I've felt that gear knocking at speeds below in Alto LX.

And, I don't have any problems with FE...
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Is there any problem in shifting to 5th at 60 KM/H ? I always shift at 5th at 60 KM/H since I've felt that gear knocking at speeds below in Alto LX...
Knocking at 5th below 60kmph? Mmmm... on my careful driving, I shift to 5th by 40kmph and never had knocking.

But then, since there are no issues with the car, I will say enjoy your ride. Do not fix it if it ain't broken.
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Is there any problem in shifting to 5th at 60 KM/H ? I always shift at 5th at 60 KM/H since I've felt that gear knocking at speeds below in Alto LX.
Knocking above 45 km/hr is not common. I like to rev to 60km/hr on the highways before shifting to 5th.

Better to shift to 5th after 40km/hr and accelerate slowly to desired speed.
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Thanks Guyz, it will definitely try these tips will post my figures next time when I get a top up. My main worry concern is, as right now its winters out here in chandigarh so 0% AC usage, I'm worried aout summers where I use 100% AC.

BTW, I always use normal unleaded petrol, will using power or Xtra Premium makes any difference ???? Heard they have some good additives which keep the injectors clean which is good for the engine..

Also, my fourth service will be due in next 1-2K kms. Is it necessary to go to the dealer to get the service, as they cut very deep into your pockets. Dealer say that it will cost somewhere around Rs 4500.

They say " Engine Oil, Brake Oil, Coolant, Brake Oil, Spark Plugs etc. etc needs to be changed". Is it nessary to change everything except the engine oil and oil filter. My driving is 98% city driving 2% highways.

Please advise guyz..
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Hello 911Turbo,

With and without A/c (100%) you will get a difference of max of 3kmpl. So, do not get too worried about it.

Premium fuel - I am not a big fan of them. I use them once a while since these additives will help in cleaning, but this is just once in say 10 fills. I stick to regular. Just my opinion.

4th service ... mmm... do tell us what is the KM's run and when was the last service done? Check you user manual and you will know what needs to be done when. Anything above this, question your SA. For Alto, Rs.4500 is a major service, not sure if your car is due for that. After my free services, I used to give my car every 5,000kms even though the recommended one was every 10,000kms.

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Thanks Guyz, it will definitely try these tips will post my figures next time when I get a top up. My main worry concern is, as right now its winters out here in chandigarh so 0% AC usage, I'm worried aout summers where I use 100% AC.

BTW, I always use normal unleaded petrol, will using power or Xtra Premium makes any difference ???? Heard they have some good additives which keep the injectors clean which is good for the engine..

Also, my fourth service will be due in next 1-2K kms. Is it necessary to go to the dealer to get the service, as they cut very deep into your pockets. Dealer say that it will cost somewhere around Rs 4500.

They say " Engine Oil, Brake Oil, Coolant, Brake Oil, Spark Plugs etc. etc needs to be changed". Is it nessary to change everything except the engine oil and oil filter. My driving is 98% city driving 2% highways.

Please advise guyz..
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