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Old 24th September 2007, 12:35   #1
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Default How do I drive my new diesel CAR (Ex - Swift VDI)??

Hi All,

I have got my first CAR (Swift VDI) and new to the car driving..

Its 2-3 month, i have been driving the one according to my concerns..

People been saying driving Pertol and Diesel Vehicles makes diff.. which inturn results in condition and life of the vehicle..

Pls could come up with some TIPS and TRICKS on : How to drive a new diesel CAR?

I would Thank and Regards to all suggestions....
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Old 24th September 2007, 16:39   #2
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for the first 1000kms dont accelerate hard and brake hard. dont maintain the same speed for a long time. otherwise in diesels you can shift your gears at a much lower rpm than petrol.
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Please read the article on how to run in your car and follow the steps indicated in the same. Link given below -

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Especially in the Swift Vdi, the low end torque is enough to get the vehicle moving, so you can let off the clutch completely(slowly - don't dump it) and then use accelerator. Can catch you off guard in traffic, though, as the car can jump to kiss the rear of the vehicle in front. You will get used to it, in time.

Do not overrev the engine, 2k-3k rpm is where all the fun is. Keep changing gears to keep rpm in this band and you will enjoy the car most. Of course, 2k rpm in 5th translates to 90 kph, so in city you can keep her gently purring at 1500-2k rpms.

Do not down-shift gears suddenly(i.e use engine braking too much), it can be harmful to the drive-shafts, make sure you are in the right speed band for the gear you select.
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after the run in period, drive it like you stole it!
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if you get time, visit my long term ownership report, thats what i did with my swift vdi and she is smooth as silk now.
one advice just read you manual and try following the run in mentioned in it, thats all.
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Default Lot more to learn... :)

Cool suggestions... Still long way to go and lot more to learn...

Changing off bit by bit in my driving style...

Thanks for the Tips and Tricks...
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