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I'm often up and down the motorway and usually do stretches at around 3000rpm for some miles(30 or so) depending on the traffic, am i straining the engine quite a bit or do most of you drive yours at that rpm? (TDCI 03)

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no problem with that at all
 

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No, but I suspect that you are speeding :)
 

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urs a 6 speed though isnt it? i think his might be 5 speed and mine
 

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[quote name=TDCi 160+]3It'll do that all day long without complaining one bit.[/quote]

I think you have your wires crossed there... he has a Ford.

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Get a Vauxhall and it'll do it all YEAR long...

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Its fine to change at 5K too :innocent:
 

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i tried to kill mine and it wouldnt let me, it hasnt been serviced now for well over a year and its still running fine (watch it break down with the wife now)
 

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my mk1 gets the thrashing of it's life every time I drive it and it still runs sweet. Afterall, a good tanking clears the lungs (the cars, not mine) :D :D
 

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Careanla said:
TDCi 160+ said:
3It'll do that all day long without complaining one bit.
I think you have your wires crossed there... he has a Ford.

:whistling:

Get a Vauxhall and it'll do it all YEAR long...

:whistling: :whistling:
Wash your mouth out!! Ive seen quite a few poxhalls round warrington with blue smoke pouring out of the exhaust, or even parked up waiting to be recovered, but i aint never seen any Fords recently with similar probs!! Reliability used to be an issue with the earlier Escorts mainly (CVH sh1te), but not with the more modern ones. I had a Mk2 Verona for nearly 4 years before my current car, and that got pasted almost every day going to work etc. Never missed a beat. Even sounded as sweet the day i sold it, than it did the day i bought it with 50,000 miles less! Now a lad i work with has a Vectra (shudder) and has only had it for a month and a half. Already the headgaskets given up, and his gearlinkage is shoddy! My first car was a Cavalier, and was one of the two most expensive cars to maintain ive ever had!! (the other being a Mk4 Escort!) To be fair though, all the Vauxhalls ive seen smoking from the exhaust (about 5 of them), or parked up (two of them), they have all been the older (mk1?) Vectra or the last shape Astra.

(awaits backlash from Vauxhall owners!)
 

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Having just p/x'ed my mk4 astra I can safely say that it was possibly the worst car I have ever had.

I've been jealous of my missus's new fiesta ever since she had it and now I've finally ditched the pox and got a FORD!!!! :D
 

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My Golf generally sit's at 3000rpm (70mph), 100 miles a day, 5 days a week. If I was to do 80mph at about 3500rpm, it feels like it runs smoother, but drinks the juice. So for a modern day diesel I'd say thats absolutely fine.
 

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By my reckoning 3k is about 95mph on the 5-speed box and yes, it will cruise comfortably at that for 200+ odd miles ;) It'll also stand up surprisingly well to a day on the track :D

Oh and even with all that, 36mpg average for the tank :}

Chris
 
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