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    Default Looking after the CDTI engine

    It's very tempting to put your foot down all the time in my SRI CDTI 150, but I wonder how the engine will handle this over time?

    Perhaps some obvious questions, but do you think a lot of fast acceleration all the time can damage the engine, and if so in what way? Should I be limiting my revs?

    I need to control my temptations

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    It's a Fiat, it's designed to be doing 4500rpm from startup 'till shutdown.

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    As long as you let it fully warm up before giving it beans and then let it cool down a bit at the end before switching off, by idling for a short while, then you should be fine. The cooling down is mainly for the turbo, you don't want a very hot turbo heat soaking when shut down with no oil flow. No blipping throttle at shutdown...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazzy View Post
    It's very tempting to put your foot down all the time in my SRI CDTI 150, but I wonder how the engine will handle this over time?

    Perhaps some obvious questions, but do you think a lot of fast acceleration all the time can damage the engine, and if so in what way? Should I be limiting my revs?

    I need to control my temptations
    Its good to give the engine a good run 4.5k every now and again keeps it from getting clogged up.
    But only when its warmed up dont do it if it has not warmed up

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    I shall remember that - give it at least 10 mins of normal driving before I give it the beans

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not a homesick chav or anything, but one of the main reasons I bought this car (apart from knowing I wanted a Vectra!) was the power!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mazzy View Post
    I shall remember that - give it at least 10 mins of normal driving before I give it the beans

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not a homesick chav or anything, but one of the main reasons I bought this car (apart from knowing I wanted a Vectra!) was the power!
    but you have something even better and it does not require you to thrash the engine all the time,it is called torque,and it is available from 2000rpm

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    Solo - quite right! The nice thing about this car, is that the acceleration lasts substantially longer than any other diesel I've driven.

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    Quote Originally Posted by solorider View Post
    but you have something even better and it does not require you to thrash the engine all the time,it is called torque,and it is available from 2000rpm

    As high as that?? Gosh a 3.0 CDTI hits its' maximum torque at 1,700 RPM - And stays there throughout the entire range

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    Quote Originally Posted by CorsaVan View Post
    As high as that?? Gosh a 3.0 CDTI hits its' maximum torque at 1,700 RPM - And stays there throughout the entire range
    Just for the record the 3.0 hits max torque at 1900 rpm through to 2700 rpm and the 1.9 at 2000 rpm to 2750 rpm, however the 3.0 has a lot more of it.

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    You can't thrash the 1.9 from cold anyway, the management limits it's output until the engine is up to running temperature. It just feels like a rev limiter coming in early until it's warm.

    Not that I found this out at 6am this morning when going to PX the car

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