Sounds about right, is that rpm from cold or warmed up? I would of expected a range of between 900-1000 rpm at tickover TBH.belknap said:my tickover seems very high around 1000rpm at rest is this normal for this engine? i have had a honda civic 1.0ltr 3 cylinder previous and that ticked over around 8000 ...be grateful for any input on my query ...thanks
No issues there, don't forget it is a small capacity three cylinder 1 litre, so off boost has low torque and power, hence higher tickover. At the same time being a lower size/CC engine it will be using less fuel on tickover.belknap said:that's warmed up 1000rpm ...yes on cold slightly higher ...thanks
It is a good engine but agree also not the best, better than the Ford and Vauxahll 3 cylinder but the Honda and slightly larger PSA 1.2, 3 cylinder (we have the PSA 130 in our Grandland X - very impressed so far) do seem to be better performance wise. I think the biggest element is that max torque is not reached until 2000 rpm where similar engines are 1500 rpm.belknap said:many thanks ..that's reassuring .i love the car not as quick as the honda three cylinder but a much better car all round
I questioned your figure in thisCyberbob said:I think the biggest element is that max torque is not reached until 2000 rpm where similar engines are 1500 rpm.
I never take offence or gate for that matter as that would be theft :lol:Dunkelmann said:I questioned your figure in thisCyberbob said:I think the biggest element is that max torque is not reached until 2000 rpm where similar engines are 1500 rpm.
Arona max torque.
SEAT figures indicate max torque is more likely around 2700 r.p.m.
Cyberbob, where are you getting this figure of 2000 r.p.m. you keep wrongly stating? SEAT say this is the low end of the max torque range. Perhaps you are not familiar with torque curves (then see the reference in the post referred to above). Also where is the information regarding max torque for "similar engines"?
Sorry if I come across as a little confrontational but on car forums you do get a lot of hearsay or conjecture pushed as fact. People need to be able to back up their figures or they will be challenged by fellow enthusiasts.
Thanks for the link - really interesting :mrgreen:Dunkelmann said:OK, Nigel and Bob, I get it now. It is the turbo that makes the difference in that it forces a constant mix over a rev range, unlike normally aspirated engines. This constant mix determines the torque.
There is a lot more detail here.
On my daughter's Fabia the turbo does seem to kick in at lawer revs.