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      New Dzire Turbo lag

      I am using a diesel variant of the new Dzire.
      I am finding it hard to drive in the city traffic due to turbo lag.
      Any suggestion to change my driving pattern?
      I was using a petrol car before and this is something new to me and I find it really annoying in the low gears.
      Once I shift to 3rd gear or hit the 2k RPM the drive is really smooth.
      There were many instances in traffic where I had to frequently shift gears or lower it to 1st or 2nd whereas my petrol car would do fine in 3rd in the same situation. Should I avoid rushing and adapt to a more relaxed driving pattern?

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      Quote Originally Posted by Raviganesh View Post
      I am finding it hard to drive in the city traffic due to turbo lag.
      Do you need turbo power to drive in city traffic? Think about your double mass flywheel. You will kill it in no time.

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      Diesels are driven in a different pattern than petrol.
      I do not have any extensive experience with swift,but you should learn to ride the torque of a Diesel. 3rd is a too high of a gear for bumper to bumper traffic.
      Slot into 1st or 2nd and idle up/Creep up. No need to press the A pedal. Just release clutch and go. Let the torque do the work. Do not lug the engine in 3rd. Lugging is a very effective way to destroy a diesel.

      If you need more power, you should come in optimum turbo zone. This is usually from 1800 RPM to 2500 RPM.

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      Must read thread for you :Driving a Diesel- Things to remember

      When I switched from 3-pot petrol Eon to this monster, it was a massive jump for me. I wasn't sure what is wrong with me and why am I not able to drive such a powerful car properly. It takes some time getting used to it.

      1. Lower gear change, do it at higher RPM, after 1600-1700
      2. No racing the red-light, can't win it, lets everyone go. You can catch up in 3rd.
      3. Learn to build the spool and live through the lag.

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      Quote Originally Posted by bhvm View Post
      Slot into 1st or 2nd and idle up/Creep up. No need to press the A pedal. Just release clutch and go.
      Yeah. That's how I have been driving and it was completely different than my previous petrol car. I was not sure if that's the right way to drive. I use the accelerator very rarely.
      Thanks for clarifying.

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      Had the same feeling. Petrol is like dancing in a party and Diesel is like doing yoga

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      Quote Originally Posted by rksingh1 View Post
      No racing the red-light, can't win it, lets everyone go. You can catch up in 3rd.
      I did this once. A woman was revving the engine at a traffic light waiting to race me. As soon as the light turned green, her car jumped and stalled and I won.

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      I like petrol but the torque in diesel turbo definitely helps. I have done little bit of diesel too like VW Polo and Mahindra KUV100, Honda City as rental cars in Pune. KUV is obviously the worse and City had best driveability. Polo shifter looks elegant and tiny but for some reason I had problem in shifting gear. Its reverse gear is pretty unique as well. For me biggest challenge was the heavy clutch in diesels. NVH level also take time to get used too. But otherwise I did not have any trouble.

      As mentioned do not shift early like petrol cars. Its 1-2 gears are pretty good with torque and just be in that range

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