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Old 18th February 2009, 19:24   #1
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Scorpio non crde 2.6 2004 SUV

I was just wondering if this was normal. My scorpio pulls strongly to about 3500RPM from there the power disapears quite fast and the governor seems to hold it at 4100RPM. Is there a way to adjust the governor as I would like to have full power up to 4000RPM, or is this normal behaviour. I used to drive a TDI jeta before that would easily rev to 5000RPM.
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I think that is a tad abnormal. But what gears are we talking about? On the 5th it definitely does not rev beyond 4200, but in lower gears. hmmm
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I think that is a tad abnormal. But what gears are we talking about? On the 5th it definitely does not rev beyond 4200, but in lower gears. hmmm
5th gear and 4200rpm, aren't we talking diesel here.
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Hi

Thanks for the replies.

Its like that in all the gears. The governor holds the rpm at 4100 in every single gear, but I can feel its effect from about 3500 rpm as it starts holding the rpm's back. I hope there is a way to adjust this as I would really love to have full power to 4000RPM, I use the vehicle for towing so I need all the power I can get.

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Old 19th February 2009, 16:56   #5
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With most diesels (common-rail, DI or old IDI):

1. It is pointless to take the revvs up to the redline. In fact, the only time I do this is when holding onto a particular gear is absolutely essential (mid-corner or overtaking for instance).

2. Shift up early! You got your torque right there at the bottom.

3. Use the mid-range!

4. Diesels redline much lower than petrols, hence the wear & tear @ 4,000 rpms in an Indigo TDi is higher than in a Vtec @ 6,000 rpms. Diesels are meant to be long-termers, preserve the revvs when you can (again, redlining is pointless in a diesel) and maximise your engine life.
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My 2003 non-crde scorpio does 120kmph at 3000 ish rpm (at 3100 to 3200 rpm to be accurate) in 5th gear.

And as GTO said, i shift up early. Stand still to movement -1st gear, movement to 30ish kmph - 2nd gear, 30ish kmph to 40 or 45 kmph - 3rd gear, 40 or 45kmph to 60 or 65 kmph - 4th, above 60 or 65kmph - 5th.
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