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    Anyone know what the tick over should be on the 3.0 Signum Diesel engine please? Thanks.

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    I think mines about 800 rpm
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Mine sits around the 750rpm mark.

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    Cheers lads!

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    Mines a bit higher when first starting but then settles to same as the other guys.

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    mine is about 800 when cold, then 560rpm when warmed up

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    Talking of warming up, is it me or do these 3 litre diesels take a fair while to do just that, warm up? My 2.2 petrol Vectra didn't take long at all but this machine seems to take a while, is that normal?

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    Yeah its normal for all diesels. The blocks are cast iron so take a fair bit of heat to get them warm. Petrols are much quicker as most have ally blocks or at least alloy heads. HTH
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by MRLUBBERLUBBER View Post
    Talking of warming up, is it me or do these 3 litre diesels take a fair while to do just that, warm up? My 2.2 petrol Vectra didn't take long at all but this machine seems to take a while, is that normal?
    Oh, yes. Especially this morning! The quicker you go, the faster they warm up. My journey to work is a slow trek through town, which means it's a good 15 minutes before the heat comes through. The journey home is literally straight onto the A1, so it takes about 10 mins.

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