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castaway

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Is it really necessary to run a diesel SUV with turbo to run in idle for a minute at least before starting the journey and at the end before switching the ignition off...
 

SilentSoul

Well-Known Member
Can we use chains on tyres of cars ? like they use in buses and trucks ? I have read many blogs where people found it almost impossible to climb on high passes specially during snow ?

Are chains available for cars ? if yes why no one uses them in Himalayas ?
 

rajk

Member
Is it really necessary to run a diesel SUV with turbo to run in idle for a minute at least before starting the journey and at the end before switching the ignition off...
its an absolute must ,atleast 30 seconds before starting and 60 secconds before stopping.give longevity to the turbo,also its utmost necessary in turbo petrol engine as they are more revving in nature then diesel engines..

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Can we use chains on tyres of cars ? like they use in buses and trucks ? I have read many blogs where people found it almost impossible to climb on high passes specially during snow ?

Are chains available for cars ? if yes why no one uses them in Himalayas ?
yes ,it can be used.also these are easily available.they helps when it snows..if peoples are certain that they will not need that then oly they are not using it...
 
Is it really necessary to run a diesel SUV with turbo to run in idle for a minute at least before starting the journey and at the end before switching the ignition off...
Dear Castaway,

It is required to idle before stopping only if you have been ripping off the car before stoppping, ripping would mean crossing 3.5K RPM, for an Diesel car. Normally,it is required to cool the intercooler as when turbo kicks in it revs at very high RPMS to push the circulated exhaust gases. so to subside it is recommended to idle car before stopping. If you have been doing a sedate drive before stopping like upto 1500 RPMs or so, the turbo would not have kicked in so you can normally shut it down.

Regarding Idling on start, I would recommend to idle any car for atleast 30 Secs or so be a Petrol OR Diesel if you are starting it after a gap of more that 5-6 Hrs, like after office and early mornings.

Turbo vehicles needs to be idled more, as the engine becomes warm and the exhaust gases are then forced in to kick in the turbo.

Hope it helps.

Cheers !!

SG
 

svj700

Super User
I have observed one problem with Ritz VDI during my recent visit to Ladakh.

When driving at steep roads with pot holes near top of some of the passes. Engine was stopping even in the first gear below 1500 RPMs. As you have to drive slowly engine RPM was also slowing down to 1000 RPM and was stopping suddenly. It was only when maintaining engine RPM beyond 1800 RPM and using partially pressed clutch and pressing accelerator, those parts could be negotiated.

My query is :- It it due to lack of sufficient torque in first gear or something else?

Any expert advise?
 
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jk.lautrey

New Member
I want to go shimla to manali via kalpa kaza with alto k10 . when is the best time. Any problem with alto k10.
Dear Deepak
All modern cars are reliable but it needs thoughtful driving on long drives and your Alto is no exception , plan your journey during May end or beginning of June , asses the total weight you may carry as your car may not carry load in excess of 300 kg in addition to fuel and kerb weight, weight therefore is very important on hilly roads.
All the best and God bless you.
 

sunupvk

Member
Friends, I need your valuable suggestion. I'm on the lookout for an automatic car and have already given 5k as token advance and booked the NextGen Nano XTA. It would cost be approx 3.63 lakhs on-road here in Bangalore. Now I've come across a Mruti true value AStar Automatic for around 3.5Lakhs. It's 2011 make and done arnd 32K odd kms, single owner. Am in a dilemma now, which one to go for. Astar is discontinued but then Maruti support would be there till 2024 I think. Which one should I go for? Please advice.
 

IJS

The Ghost Who Walks
Friends, I need your valuable suggestion. I'm on the lookout for an automatic car and have already given 5k as token advance and booked the NextGen Nano XTA. It would cost be approx 3.63 lakhs on-road here in Bangalore. Now I've come across a Mruti true value AStar Automatic for around 3.5Lakhs. It's 2011 make and done arnd 32K odd kms, single owner. Am in a dilemma now, which one to go for. Astar is discontinued but then Maruti support would be there till 2024 I think. Which one should I go for? Please advice.
stick with Nano AMT it is a new improve car and AMT's are better in terms of fe when compare with full auto box.
A- Star is also not a very popular model of maruti and why buy a old car with no good resale if u can buy a new one with the same amount.
For me No to A-satr yes to Nano Amt.
 
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