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1.3 MJD-pickup 'issue'-driving guidelines

Discussion in 'Technical' started by CarJoker, May 24, 2014.

  1. CarJoker

    CarJoker Amatore

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    Bengaluru
    Hi all,
    I bought 1.3 MJD emotion in Feb(1200KM till now).i am interested in driving guidelines/your advice as this is my first car and not much experience in driving Maruti/Santro or any other.Any link regarding this will also be useful.
    1) Pickup during first and second gear shift- I found I had to apply accelerator more than expected. From net and from here, i came to know pickup is an issue for Punto.Not sure its true. When we drive through traffic jams-with mostly first/second gear, this causes problem. I do gear shift generally when rpm reaches 2000 to 2500. Is this normal for gear shift?
    2) When i lower the gear from 3rd to 2nd, many times i experience car jerks. This happens if i don't release the clutch gradually and very slowly. Do you also experience this?During lowering the gear, do we need to release the clutch very slowly? I i gently apply brakes, while releasing clutch, jerks are minimal.
    Again this may not be a problem with Punto engine. It could be because car is new ? or i need to improve on driving.
  2. Dilip patel

    Dilip patel Amatore

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    ahmedabad
    Gear shifting after 2000 is ok but when you reduce gear check your race with cluch even you release cluch fast there is no issue ,
    Practice for lower gear shifting
    Also increase accelerator slowly and then shift gear at 2500
    And reduce gear after 1750

    I love Fiat
  3. Dilip patel

    Dilip patel Amatore

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    190
    ahmedabad
    I have swfari 2.2 dicor vtt and classic plus 1.3 mjd

    I love Fiat
  4. CarJoker

    CarJoker Amatore

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    66
    Bengaluru
    Thanks. I am now trying to change gears(1-->2-->3) quickly-between 1500 to 2000RPM. This doesn't give jerks and able to adjust with traffic.
  5. bhai

    bhai Esperto

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    1,183
    Ahmednagar
    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    @Carjoker

    Multijet produces its max.torque at very low RPM.
    In 75 HP @1750 RPM & in 90 HP @2000 RPM.

    So while driving MJD you don't have to go upto 1750/2000 RPM in 1st and 2nd gear.

    Gear ratio of MJD is kept in such a way that you get wonderful driveability in city.
    So in MJD 1st & 2nd gear is only for moving a car.
    MJD gives pleasant acceleration from 3rd gear on words.

    Many people expect maniac acceleration like Maruti DDiS from MJD and misunderstand that FIAT cars are under powered.
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  6. Dilip patel

    Dilip patel Amatore

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    ahmedabad
    Bhai
    You are right
    Just start car
    Switch 1 to 2 to 3
    Then feel power
    And change 4 and 5

    I love Fiat

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