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Old 23rd June 2008, 17:37   #1
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What is the tyre pressure for the Palio Stile 1.6 with GPS2 tyre. I normally keep 28PSI as the manual suggests for medium load. I mostly do city driving and get a FE of 8KMPL. Can i increase the tyre pressure to increase the FE if yes then what PSI?
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Make it 30 for a slightly better mileage
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I maintain 32 for front and 30 for back tires!
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I run all four of my tires on my Palio GTX at 35 psi. This is for high speed stability and performance. It gives a bit harsh ride, so I may drop it down to 32 or so.
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I always keep 30 on both front and rears, not because of FE considerations but because I never know when there might be a joyride coming up with a couple of friends . The ride is decent and so is the stability.
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28 psi on nitrogen is simply brilliant with both comfort & grip...

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30 psi on Nitrogen!

Superb high spreed handling and comfortable ride quality.
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Thanks for that peice of information. So what FE can i expect from this "Beauty & the Beast". With 6000Kms done and all 3 free service just completed. I had put fully synthetic oil,K&N stock replacement, Iridium IX sparks. Currently i get 8KMPL with full time A/C on.
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Thanks for that peice of information. So what FE can i expect from this "Beauty & the Beast". With 6000Kms done and all 3 free service just completed. I had put fully synthetic oil,K&N stock replacement, Iridium IX sparks. Currently i get 8KMPL with full time A/C on.

I am getting similar fuel consumption (I think). Odometer is non-functional, but my guess is around 8 KMPL. My A/C is also always on. I also have full synthetic K&N replacement, but have not installed my Iridium IX plugs.

Regarding the NGK Iridiums, I purchased a set of BKR6EIX . The correct replacement is supposed to be xxx5EIX, which is a hotter plug, but the Delhi distributor does not import the "5", and says the "6" is just one step colder, so should work o.k.. Hope he is correct.

Is this what you are running? If so how well do they work and what are your comments on the performance gains.

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With the GPS2, you are safe with 28 PSI. However, with softer tyres (e.g Michelin XM1 and MXV8, you need at least 32 PSI *cold* pressure to protect the rims. If you cannot refill air on cold tires, add about 3-4 PSI when filling.

On the KPL front, I am getting 10-10.5 KPL in summer (100% A/C), and 12.5 in winter owing to input fuel density being much more in winter, and A/C usage being low. Shift up points have a major impact on the Palio 1.6's fuel efficiency.
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Yeah ever i have installed the BKR6EIX. Not much on the performance front can be realised. But the power delivery is very smooth and no misfires. Yeah a 10-15% increase in fuel efficieny though.

I think you should go on with the '6' they are not too cold so should do the job neatly.
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