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Old 20th June 2005, 10:24   #1
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My swift has done 150 kms. Just need your tips on things that needs to be followed for the new car

Example: Not accelerating the car beyond x kms

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Old 20th June 2005, 11:15   #2
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keep the revs low try not to exceed 2000rpm ...
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Old 20th June 2005, 11:23   #3
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My swift has done 150 kms. Just need your tips on things that needs to be followed for the new car

Example: Not accelerating the car beyond x kms

Please help

read your car manual thoroughly.it will have all the instructions .
still avoid sudden braking in the first 300kms,try not to exceed 2000-3000 rpm in each gear.and keep varying your speeds on the highways for the first 1000kms.
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read your car manual thoroughly.it will have all the instructions .
still avoid sudden braking in the first 300kms,try not to exceed 2000-3000 rpm in each gear.and keep varying your speeds on the highways for the first 1000kms.

Our Alto VXi's manual had no information on speed limits & no mention of any running in period.
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Our Alto VXi's manual had no information on speed limits & no mention of any running in period.

dunno abt the alto, but my zen manual had some info about precautions to be taken .

maybe your alto was already run in by the dealer or maybe because it did not have a new engine ,there was no information about it.
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Do cars these days REEEAALLLY need a "running in" period? i guess they dont...they pretty much undergo sum serious testing(from wat i hear) before they come at our disposal...
@turbo lover: 2000 revs?! i guess we can do more than that rite...i'd say...dont rev limit it for the 1st 1000Ks or dont cross 4500 revs...

by the by, congrats on ur new buy...awesome ride...

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I am not sure about this run in period. When i bought my first car, a santro i was very new to driving. I had not driven any other car before. So normally i was always driving slow for the first 1000 kms. Once my friend took it to 120+ but i asked him not to do so.

Later i have touched upto 140kms as top speed. My FE figures are like 13kmpl with AC in the city and 15-16kmpl on the highway with AC. I feel my car is slow in 1-3 gears and shows good pick up in 4,5. If i get a straight stretch of road after pushing a bit it easily goes to 120-130 range.

One of my friend's santro has good pull in 3rd gear but it doesnt have enough acceleration in 4,5 as my santro. His car doesnt go past 120 at all. Dont know how he handled it during the run in.

any idea?

btw Santro suspension is horrrrrrrrrrible!
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LOL Speedy

But on a serious note, all teh current bikes' manual states the speed during the runing period but i didnt find any such info in both Lx & Vx variants of Alto. Besides even the dealer said that there's no need for runin, this was told again to my uncle by Resham motors in mumbai.

I am not talking about precautions as they are there in any manual what i am saying is the absence on any information relevant to the initial x kms for a car.

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Well Suprise. Congo on you purchase. Firstly dont take the car above 200RPM. Max take her till 3000RPM. Dont brake suddenly and dont take her above speed of 70-80KMPH. Though the engine may be pre-run its vital to run the car slow for the intial 1000kms as the parts in the car are new so that they settle in well.

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Hey Guys,

I am sorry but I would beg to differ. The days of the old Ambi and Fiats are gone. All the new cars use state of the art manufacturing technology and the engines are well run in. It would be playing safe to not redline the car (not because it will cause any harm) but as a thumb rule.

You can comfortably rev to 6k in any gear. There is no evidence or info from anyone who says that it is unsafe/harmful to rev the engine of the new MPFI(petrol) cars.

There is bound to be a difference of opinion and this is my 2 bits.

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I too agree with you Viper
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all the way with u viper..stated the same thing previously...
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6k in anygear...what abt in a diesel?? The redline on my skoda is 5k, so i guess 3000-3500rpm won't cause much harm, or can i push it a lil bit further??
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And abt the tips, my dealer told me not to rev the car too much. Top speed isn't much of a problem as long as the rpm in kept low
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The main thing is to make sure you don't keep the engine at the same RPM for a long time.

Meaning you shouldn't cruise at a particular speed. It doesn't happen much in india, except for the expressways anyways.

Other than that, just drive the way you usually do. Don't mollycoddle it.
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