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1.6 Hdi 92: least revs without labouring engine
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I'm still getting used to driving a diesel, and in particular the 1.6 HDi 92 engine in my Mk 2 Berlingo.

What surprises me is how highly the vehicle is geared. It seems to me that it really needs to be up to about 45 mph to get into 5th - or, to put it another way, the minimum number of revs for driving in 5th is about 1500. But then I don't really know much about driving a diesel.

Those of you who drive the 1.6 HDi 92 - what is the fewest revs you can drive at in 5th gear without labouring the engine?

(I don't know if the answer depends on whether one drives a Mk2 or Mk3 Berlingo.)
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id say 1500 is the least you should go, and change up at 2500 - 3000
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I can go into 5th at 30mph dont have to use much diesel then. Is this a bad thing then?
Lliam

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I believe you are right!

We had an astra 1.9cdti courtesy van (very fast and very comfortable may i say!) and it had 6 gears, and we found our fuel economy improved quite significantly compared to the berlingo (sitting in 6th at 70mph)

When we asked the dealer why the berl didnt have the same 6 gears (even as an option), he said it was because the van was geared higher anyway.
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(06-04-2011, 09:19 PM)Northman Wrote:  I'm still getting used to driving a diesel, and in particular the 1.6 HDi 92 engine in my Mk 2 Berlingo.

What surprises me is how highly the vehicle is geared. It seems to me that it really needs to be up to about 45 mph to get into 5th - or, to put it another way, the minimum number of revs for driving in 5th is about 1500. But then I don't really know much about driving a diesel.

Those of you who drive the 1.6 HDi 92 - what is the fewest revs you can drive at in 5th gear without labouring the engine?

(I don't know if the answer depends on whether one drives a Mk2 or Mk3 Berlingo.)

On the level 1200 RPM is OK.It will drive without labouring 40 MPH on gentle inclines,& 50 mph up a wall.For hard acceleration I drop to 4th(not very often).'57 1.6 HDI 92.
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I rarely go over 2500 through the box or sat in 5th.
The lag at about 1900 (30mph in 3rd) is a pita.

YB :wave:
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(27-05-2011, 08:49 PM)Yorkshire Bling Wrote:  I rarely go over 2500 through the box or sat in 5th.
The lag at about 1900 (30mph in 3rd) is a pita.

YB :wave:

Is that a 2.0 HDI thing?My 1.6 HDI has no lag problems at all under any throttle conditions.
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