If you want to avoid breakdowns and that your engine will suffer, don’t drive a petrol like a diesel

Although they share car, the diesel engines and the petrol engines have performances very different. Diesels deliver their maximum torque at a regime less, and your driving at low speed it is grateful, though at times come well revolucionarlos a little more or driving long distances to take care of their systems, anti-pollution. This article focuses on the petrol engines, and a bad habit that many seem to have acquired: lead as if it was a diesel you were, causing problems and unnecessary stress to its components.

higher Gears and low rpm does not always equate to less consumption

Each engine is a world, but all they both vibrate excessively and “will die” if the regime is too low.

it is important to emphasize at this point – before we go into the flour – that each engine is a world and they all have a “different personality”. But if you ride your bike at low speed, all of us say clearly the point at which they are to taste. Strong vibrations, rattling and a bad power delivery indicate to us that we must introduce a lower gear urgently. Normally, it is issued the general recommendation that in a gasoline engine should not change gear at less than 2,000 rpm and 2,500 rpm, but this must be clarified.

averias-cambio-manual-6Today, the small turbocharged engines of gasoline and if they are prepared to move to a regime more under, thanks to a high torque and available from a regime low, sometimes lower than 2,000 rpm. However, an atmospheric petrol has a completely different behavior, delivering its maximum torque to a regime much higher. Again, each engine is a world – factors such as displacement, number of cylinders, power delivery – but all they will protest if their regime is too low.

If you have to tread thoroughly, reduces a gear (or two), and your engine will thank you in the long run.

we Just have to listen to them, to give them the attention they deserve and understand that we may cause a malfunction. Another concept that should be clarified before we continue is the load. The engine load is simplifying, the acceleration that we’re demanding from the engine, how much we are stepping on the accelerator. A high load at low spins is very detrimental to an engine. In other words, if you step to the background in fifth while it circulates at 1,500 rpm, your engine is suffering from so cute. It may not bring you the acceleration you ask for with this development and you’ll be consuming much more fuel you would use in a development shorter.

volkswagen-golf-tsi-bluemotion-2015-09-1440pxIf you don’t believe me, try looking at the consumption indicator instant of your car. However, if we do it at 2,500 rpm, your engine is not stressed and consume less fuel – is one of the paradoxes of the efficient driving, a smaller regime does not always equate to greater savings. We must also downshift when climbing steep grades or mountain passes: we demand more power to the engine, with a load much higher than when we drive in llano. This is not to say that it is forbidden to drive at low speed and taking advantage of the long marches, whenever we do at the point of a gas, and in areas without inclines.

If you need to accelerate quickly, or to increase your speed, downshifting.

What may occur in the long run if circle with a petrol as if it were diesel?

to Refer to an engine at a high load to a very low regime implies a increased fuel consumption, in the first place. The forces that submit to the piston and crankshaft increases to a great extent, and we can cause in the long run problems in the cylinder head and segments. Needless to say how expensive and problematic it is to open an engine and subject it to a complete reconstruction. Although the gasoline modern only emit carbon, will generate more waste in the combustion, and shortens the life of the catalyst. Replacing it is not cheap.

My partner David Clavero also offers you more tips, demystifying the magic-saving circular on long marches. Also I have been told that it is more appropriate to revolutionize a diesel engine modern in an urban environment.