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    Gear change RPM

    Hi All..I just purchased a micra "S" 5 speed manual..I have had many 5 speed cars in the past and never go above 3000 rpm..I was told by a friend I'm driving wrong and should be going to 5000 rpm while going through the gears..Is he correct.???..Thanks



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    Going up to 3k is a normal driving. I get mine up to 6500 when i am on a ramp to get on the highway. I kind of like that since i put a short ram intake and can hear this little engine scream.
    One thing to know is if you get up to 5000 + it will get your oil darker sooner and need to change your oil before the 10000km like they say

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    Is your friend Italian by any chance?



    If you're accelerating hard (very short on-ramp), or climbing a steep hill, or have a fully loaded car, more RPM between shifts is better.

    But in normal driving I rarely go over 3k.

    Bonus: the lower your RPM, the better your fuel economy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MetroMPG View Post

    But in normal driving I rarely go over 3k.

    Bonus: the lower your RPM, the better your fuel economy.

    Same here, in most case theres no need to rev the engine any higher.
    My only wish was for a taller 5th gear or even a 6th gear for highway driving.

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    Just f*ckin redline it buddy, give 'er!

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    Remember when you go in for clutch, engine, tranny service the computer will squeal on you as to your rpms.

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    I've been shifting around 3,500 rpm, but only because I'm still breaking the car in. If I read correctly, we're supposed to keep shifts under 4k until the odo hits 2,000 kilometres. As soon as it does I'll be winding that baby up!
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    I went up to 3k until i hit 1350km i cant wait any longer. So i floor it. Its a fun little car tto drive. I cant wait to see the handling after a lowered suspension and some good tire

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    3000 RPM in 5th gear isn't near fast enough for the highways in Ontario...



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