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ideal Gear:RPM ratio

Discussion in 'Technical' started by AmeyKhedekar, Jan 2, 2015.

  1. AmeyKhedekar

    AmeyKhedekar Amatore

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    MH 02
    Mumbai
    Linea Classic
    dear sir(s)

    i get 8.2kmpl in my Fiat linea classic FIRE petrol engine in city travel at peak hours travel,
    the power in FIRE petrol engine pumps up when the RPM needle reaches 3000rpm mark.

    can you help me in what should be ideal speed according to the rpm ?

    this is how i drive:
    gear: speed
    1st : 10kph
    2nd: 20kph
    3rd: till 60kph
    4th post 60kph

    is this correct practice?

    do you recommend something else?
  2. rajeev_pillai

    rajeev_pillai Regolare

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    Mumbai
    Kochi, Kerala
    Grande Punto 1.2
    Hi @AmeyKhedekar,
    No need to address as sir, we are your brothers. :)
    I suggest you to use the 'Instantaneous Consumption' option in MID and drive for a while.
    The driving style can be changed accordingly.

    regards,
    Rajeev
  3. Saket Sidana

    Saket Sidana Regolare

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    Delhi NCR
    Linea T-Jet
    Try moving to 4th gear at 50 kmph.
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  4. mangeshtendulkar

    mangeshtendulkar Amatore

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    Pune
    @AmeyKhedekar From speeds you mentioned it is clear you adhere to correct guidelines. Also as mentioned by Saket, correct speed range to use 4th gear is 30-40 kmph and its general recommendation to use 4th till 50 kmph and then shift up to 5th. All said, avoid undue acceleration coz even if you switch gears at recommended speeds still unnecessary acceleration will increase fuel consumption. As Rajeev mentioned, you can use Instantaneous Consumption info on MID to judge your driving style and make subtle changes as per observations.
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  5. AmeyKhedekar

    AmeyKhedekar Amatore

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    MH 02
    Mumbai
    Linea Classic
    whoa! 4th gear at 50 kmph with less than 50 percent acceleration?
    i drive with the clutch pedal fully depressed.
    and shift down the gear when i see cars ahead slowing down, about 15m ahead.
    normally i use 100percent acceleration and it varies in percentage according to the cars ahead.
    there is no harm driving accelerator pedal fully down for lot of time? i guss i am noit asking something dumb here ?

    my car has digital display and not MID.

    is there any eco lamp like gadget to install, the one which we find on Honda cars, which glows green indicating perfection ??
  6. rajeev_pillai

    rajeev_pillai Regolare

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    Mumbai
    Kochi, Kerala
    Grande Punto 1.2
    @AmeyKhedekar , don't involve too much mathematics into driving, it will spoil the feel.
    Just feel engine and do whatever needed for a pleasant and smooth drive.

    Rajeev
  7. Yogesh Agarwal

    Yogesh Agarwal Timido

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    Bangalore
    Punto Evo 1.3 90 HP
    What is recommended driving RPM for 1st Gear, 2nd, 3rd and 4th? (When should i shift and when should i let it run)

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