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Old 13th April 2009, 23:17   #46
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Hey dude, Check this post out for a few driving tips

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post1213102

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thanx a lot guyz for your advice
will surely stay away from them.

iam for now maintaining speeds of 70-80kmph and going to 100kmph on rare occassions.is this the best way to run-in?
i make sure that the turbo is engaged from 2nd gear onwards just a little

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guyz..

made a 200 kms drive yesterday.around 30% city and 70% highway.
i must say when i compare the swift to my petra the handling of the swift around corners is great.inspires a lot of confidence to go harder
the suspension is a bit bumpy though.petra was more comfortable on rough roads at speeds excess of 40kmph.

i have to really restrain my right foor so as to keep the speedo les than 100kmph.the car is really quick maan.all it needs is a empty stretch to spread its wings.

approximate F.E that i calculated was around 13.5km/lit.
it should increase to 14.5-15 km/lit after the 1st service is done.

no rattles as of yet but i must add here that the interior plastics are not so great.the area you hold to close the driver side door is already shaking a bit and threatening to come out any moment.
iam missing the loud THUNK of my petra doors too but the double digit F.E figures more than make up for it
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Old 14th April 2009, 13:41   #48
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Nice! Its always great to see someone enjoying a new car drive just make sure you do that tyre upgrade before taking it on the highway.
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Congrats Shanty! Enjoy the ride!
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thanx a lot finney..!
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Old 16th April 2009, 13:10   #52
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completed 500kms today.
just checked the F.e and it turned out to be 14.2 kms/lit.
so..things are going as per plan
this time around it was 50% city and 50% highway.
awaiting a week end trip to nasik and back which should be purely highway fun and which should complete 1000kms.
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Old 16th April 2009, 13:35   #53
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Hey man, while I appreciate your enthusiasm, I don't think its a great idea to give a car which hasn't done its first service too much highway time. Many will agree
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Hey man, while I appreciate your enthusiasm, I don't think its a great idea to give a car which hasn't done its first service too much highway time. Many will agree

why what difference will this make,i did a 1000km journey when i took the delivery of my car.
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why what difference will this make,i did a 1000km journey when i took the delivery of my car.
Well that's because highways allow for running gears constantly meaning continiously in the 4th or 5th gear. During run in period running one gear constantly is never recommended, you need to keep shifting and keep excercising different gears. Can't do that on a highway, you hit the 100 mark and its constant running.

You can still do it, its just not very recommended
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Well that's because highways allow for running gears constantly meaning continiously in the 4th or 5th gear. During run in period running one gear constantly is never recommended, you need to keep shifting and keep excercising different gears. Can't do that on a highway, you hit the 100 mark and its constant running.

You can still do it, its just not very recommended
appreciate your concern zahir..

maybe you do have a point there about running at one speed which is not recommended.

but really dude i dont have any other option.just one car in the family.my sis has her own NHC but they are out of india any ways right now.so i have no other option but to take my car out on the high way.will try to drive it at 70-80km/hr and take it to 100km/hr every now and then.
that way the speed will keep varying.
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Sure, good luck have fun on your drive
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Congrats shanty! The black 'A' pillar and B pillar looks good!
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guyz..

my week end drive of around 400kms has given me a f.e of 23km/lit with 100% a/c.
here i must tell all that the roads were in excellent condition and the car was constantly doing speeds between 70-100kmph.

but i must say the tyres are crappy maan.
i had to brake hard once courtesy a stupid biker and the car was threatening to get out of control and skidded left and right.fortunately since i was at 80kmph only i could control it.

buttt the turbo kick baught a smile on my face and i just forgot about the incident and continued to enjoy my drive.

as all know there is a bit of turbo lag present but on a few occassions i couldnt feel any turbo lag and on those occassions i couldnt feel any turbo kick either.the car behaved like a petrol one on these occassions.
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guyz..

my week end drive of around 400kms has given me a f.e of 23km/lit with 100% a/c.

but i must say the tyres are crappy maan.
i
that a pretty good fe you got there,but 23kmpl with 100% AC is too much never heard any one getting so much from a swift diesel.others can confirm.

change them as fast as possible.

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