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Old 11th October 2008, 10:08   #16
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Nice and informative thread.
I always find the info by Users better than Mags so carry on with the effort guys
Problem is there's always over zealous posters skewing the curve with...erm lets call it 'enthusiastic' reports.
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Bangalore City - 15-16.5 KMPL (AC 100-40%)
Highway -18-24 KMPL (100% AC, speed 140- 120 - 85 kmph)

Nowadays i really dont check often, coz its fill it shut it and forget it for 2 weeks, when the 3/4 mark top up is due
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Nowadays i really dont check often, coz its fill it shut it and forget it for 2 weeks, when the 3/4 mark top up is due
Man! Thats eye-watering. Would you mind your car being stolen by me?
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Old 12th October 2008, 03:54   #19
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Swift VDI - 14000 kms

City - 15 - 17.5 kmpl (40-60% AC)
Highway - 19 - 22 kmpl (20-40% AC)
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Wow! thats an very impressive city drive FE.
Just curious.. which part of the city do you drive? Outer Ring Road?

Indira Nagar -Houser Road-electronic city
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Palio MJD SDE April 2008, 10,000 kms on odo

City (80% AC)- 15-16 kmpl (Really Bad, crawling traffic, short runs, engine running at Traffic Lights, 60 secs idle after starting and before shut off)
Highways in good conditions (NH-8, NH-2) - 19 kmpl (driving between 80-10 kph)
Highways + Steep Hill Roads (recent Nainital trip) - 16.5 kmpl
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Palio MJD SDE April 2008, 10,000 kms on odo

City (80% AC)- 15-16 kmpl (Really Bad, crawling traffic, short runs, engine running at Traffic Lights, 60 secs idle after starting and before shut off)
Highways in good conditions (NH-8, NH-2) - 19 kmpl (driving between 80-10 kph)
Highways + Steep Hill Roads (recent Nainital trip) - 16.5 kmpl
Is the 60 sec idling required after starting? Manual says its not required and you have to drive off slowly.
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Palio MJD SDX 4 months old-

City- 17.5kmpl roughly 10% a/c
Highway - 21kmpl roughly 25%a/c
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Is the 60 sec idling required after starting? Manual says its not required and you have to drive off slowly.
I Too Do It, but not 60 sec max-25-30 sec.I have already shared the Reason in my post as to my its needed.
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The manual asks you to "idle for a while to let the engine to catch its breath after a taxing drive" or words to that effect. Italians need to be taught to be objective about things!!

The 60 secs comes from discussions on this forum, exp technical section thread on turbos. The starting up 60 secs is my practice since Pulsar / Alto days and I tend to stick to it. If it is wasteful, so be it.

IIRC, some members like GTO (please correct me If I am wrong) follow the practice of driving for a short distance without revving following start up on the their turbodiesels.

Another thing, different manufacturers have prescribed different oil change intervals for the same engine.

I have been advised to change engine oil every 5000 kms instead of 7500 kms prescribed by Fiat for Multijet, apparently because of excess deposits on the engine parts due to Indian conditions.

This practice has been followed by a gentleman on his Petra 1.9D and Palio 1.9D and both these cars have run for 1,00,000+ kms without some of the typical problems that the old diesel engine faces (except the calibration of FIP, the bane of 1.9D engine). He is continuing the practice on his MJD. Any comments on that one?
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I have been advised to change engine oil every 5000 kms instead of 7500 kms prescribed by Fiat for Multijet, apparently because of excess deposits on the engine parts due to Indian conditions.

This practice has been followed by a gentleman on his Petra 1.9D and Palio 1.9D and both these cars have run for 1,00,000+ kms without some of the typical problems that the old diesel engine faces (except the calibration of FIP, the bane of 1.9D engine). He is continuing the practice on his MJD. Any comments on that one?
Wow Man You just rock,thanks for this update from all the rest.
My comments is dost I am not sure,but I was advised not to change engine oil until 2nd service or 7500 km & I think it did worked out for me very well , I am too happy with my jet ,touch wood getting best of FE and love the silent engine .
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Thanks @Architech & @ Jazzy_2cool

Noted the points and the reasons behind. Was a petrol head till now and in the process of evolution now

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Sorry for hijacking it.
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my swift ddis has clocked 13k kms
city use with a/c -16 kms
highway with a/c -17.5 kms mileage
i think with stock wheels i would get a +2 kms ,currently i am runnin on 205/60r15 on yoko ES100
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Swift DDiS:

City: 16kmpl (100% AC)
Highway: 19kmpl (100% AC)
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Swift VDi ABS, fuel efficiency in city @ 15kmpl, not much aircon, I just can't stand it unless the traffic is polluting my innards. Full clip on the highways ,it gives me around 21kmpl...it's mindblowing , and with that kind of torque !
Car rattles big time, flimsy gauge metal and dash , overall plastics are pathetic too. Initially planned the Skoda Laura DSG, thank God better sense prevailed, have heard enough horror stories on the upkeep and service.
The engine oil has turned black, the service engineer asked me not to worry till it reaches the 10,000 kms mark ( it's currently 8500).
But I don't buy his advice as I maintain big Boeing airplanes and know a thing or two.
Any suggestions..I intend to force him to change his mind..the dork !
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