Over revving?

Asked by Apr 25, 2016 at 08:52 AM

Question type: General

I am a new driver so could be over cautious but I am driving a 65 plate 1.2 Fiat Panda Pop and only really use the motorway for work. It seems as though when I am getting to around 70mph my revs are up to around 4500 - is this too high or about right for my size of engine?

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Normally it should be at about 3,500 to 3,200 RPM's your about 1,000 on the high side. You may need to adjust throttle cable...

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This is normal- the engine is a 1200 cc engine- correct? this is the same size as a motorcycle engine- Fiat has geared its cars low because you want to have some acceleration at low speeds- if you want to go 70 and above, get a BMW 7 series-

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It is only designed for short bursts at those engine speeds, sustained speeds as that will dramatically reduce engine life. That is basically a city car, not meant for the expressway. I suggest you read the owners manual, it will tell you almost all the information you need about engine rpms, gearing etc.

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