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Old 27th December 2009, 15:26   #211
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Since the petrol pump is located at 1 km from home, I consider the tyres in a state between cold and warm. So, I maintain 36 psi in all the tyres and the ride is very smooth and not bumpy at all [when fully loaded, I mean].
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Old 27th December 2009, 23:32   #212
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Default confused ! what is the recommended air pressure for Linea ?

Ravi, i think you are over inflating the tyres. I checked with the service advisor. He was surprised that i was asking him after 6 months of ownership.

He said 30 for all tyres (normal air).

I pointed him the service manual and he was shocked !!!!

Most of the Linea ownership review points to 33 and 30 for front and rear wheels.

>>> Dear Lineans, pls share your experience on this pls.
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I found the service advisors ignorant of many features of Fiat Linea. Even the owner's handbook is silent about few features. I follow the owner's handbook and am comfortable with the ride.
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Is it possible that all this confusion about air pressure to be maintained could be due to various wheel size options? I have been using 33 front and 30 rear (air) and found it to be okay.
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As per Fiat Linea owner's handbook, the cold tyre pressure specified [for fully loaded] is 2.3 bars + 0.3 bar for warm tyres. 1 bar = 14.50326 psi.
2.6 bars = 37.7 psi
2.3 bars = 33.4 psi
That is correct. i always fill 38 and 34 in front and rear respectively as mostly the tyres are warm from driving a considerable distance before I reach the filling centre. And I noticed this long time back that a lot of owners are under inflating their tyres but I never brought it up. My ignorance, sorry for that. I have never noticed any drop in ride after filling the recommended pressure. Also according to Fiat when the car is loaded the pressures are same for the rear tyres as well. In fact its the same with a lot of other cars as well.
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@firstguri - Are you talking about Nitrogen or air? The place from where I fill air is not a long drive, so I maintain 33 and 30.
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Very strange !!
some use as low as 27 and few use as high as 38.

Everyone feels the same smooth ride. Does this not sound strange ?

Guys, i am thoroughly confused now. I am using 30 for all tyres (nitrogen). Is this right or wrong ?
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Very strange !!
some use as low as 27 and few use as high as 38.

Everyone feels the same smooth ride. Does this not sound strange ?

Guys, i am thoroughly confused now. I am using 30 for all tyres (nitrogen). Is this right or wrong ?
IMO,30 psi Nitrogen in all tyres for fully loaded is right and comfortable.
I use 30 psi and 27 psi in Front and Rear for city use.
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I use 30psi on all tyres of nitrogen , since i usually travell with 4 people.

If you travel only with 2-3 persons i would recommend what karthik does!!
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I read today in the Autocar India forum that air pressure of 35-36 (normal air) helps in increasing the GC a little bit without compromising the ride quality.

I too felt that after filling nitrogen (30 psi) the underbody has scrapped many a times than while i was on normal air (33 psi)

I am planning to increase the pressure to 33 psi (nitrogen) and let me see if it helps in increasing the GC a little bit.

It hurts when the underbody scraps on uneven/bumpy roads and speed brakers
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Do keep us posted on your research !!. I havent tried anything away from manual. may be you can do a thing. Get air pressure meter and check the airpressure early in morning before you drive . Fiat mentions measuring airpressure when the tyre is cold !! and may be you can get a nitrogen pump too and fill the tyre with nitrogen in your tyre too when cold and see.

PS: If you get both these equipments do let me know as i might need a free filling every 3 months!!
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Talking Excellent millage petrol Linea

I used 36 PSI for front and 34 PSI for rear tires in my 1.4 FIRE and results is...
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The result is not because of the tyres man . it is because of the way you have driven your car. i have got 22.8kmpl in my 1.4 FIRE keeping 30 on all tyres ( nitrogen). check my thread pg42.
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I have written a mail to FIAT technical team seeking clarification on the recommended air pressure and effect of ground clearance incase of higher psi.
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And tell them too that they have not stuck any stickers for recommended air pressure in our cars and ask them to send us one each as soon as possible.

and also tell them to do a research on nitrogen usage on Fiat cars !!


This is going to be too much for them haha !!
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