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Do You Use Your Rev Counter? (if You Have One)

Wed Jul 06, 2005 3:37 pm

Apart for redline-shifting  Silly and clutchless shifting, what's the use of a rev counter ? and do you actually use yours for normal, mundane driving ?

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RE: Do You Use Your Rev Counter? (if You Have One)

Wed Jul 06, 2005 3:51 pm

I do occasionally...In my car, I know that in second gear and at exactly 2000 RPM, I go exactly 30 km/h...very handy for school zones.

Like almost every car, my power band does not reach all the way to redline. When I am aiming for maximum performance, I generally keep it between torque peak at 3000 RPM and peak HP at 5500 RPM. Anything below and the car is obviously very sluggish, and anything above and you can really feel the power fall off, more so than other cars.

BTW, I currently drive a modded Mk.2 GTi...215 hp at the wheels.
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RE: Do You Use Your Rev Counter? (if You Have One)

Wed Jul 06, 2005 3:59 pm

Tachometers are not essential in a vehicle with a manual transmission, but can prove to be very useful. That's why even automatics have them. Example: your vehicle is running rough. If you look at your tach and notice that the needle is bouncing slightly, it is a strong indicator that your engine is misfiring (missing). This tells you to replace your rotor and cap, and spark plugs. Doing this yourself before going to the shop is a hell of a lot cheaper, and if that doesn't fix the problem you can return the parts. And if you have a car in which you need to monitor the red line, then you know how to change these parts.  Wink

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RE: Do You Use Your Rev Counter? (if You Have One)

Wed Jul 06, 2005 4:13 pm

Sometimes it is the only way I know if my car is running.. Like if I am doing a rolling start in the driveway, that is how I verify the car did in fact start, because I cannot hear the engine over the radio. I could tell by vibration but the tach being at idle is a faster indication

I also use it to know when to shift when I am going down the highway at 70mph I have no air conditioning and while I can usually shift by feel or by knowing what my speed is I like having it there.

I also use the tach to keep an eye on engine health.. If things are idling nice and smooth all is well.. If it can't hold a steady idle, somthing might be wrong. It hasn't been a problem yet but sometimes someone with a lousy sounding car pulls up next to me at the light and I like knowing it isn't my car with a case of the farts.
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RE: Do You Use Your Rev Counter? (if You Have One)

Wed Jul 06, 2005 4:16 pm

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Thread starter):
Apart for redline-shifting Silly and clutchless shifting, what's the use of a rev counter ? and do you actually use yours for normal, mundane driving ?

I have to admit I do not use the rev counter. When I clutchless shift, I do that 'by the ear' - much more efficient for me, as it takes me more concentration to check the rev counter while doing that, while I can pinpoint the right time more precisely by the ear. But to each his own.

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RE: Do You Use Your Rev Counter? (if You Have One)

Wed Jul 06, 2005 4:20 pm

I have one, but my car is automatic, so it does all that gear changing for me. The car gets serviced every 10k, so it should be running well between services. It looks nice going up and down, but would be more use in a manual car.
 
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RE: Do You Use Your Rev Counter? (if You Have One)

Wed Jul 06, 2005 4:25 pm

I drive a stick and I don't even have a tach...
 
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RE: Do You Use Your Rev Counter? (if You Have One)

Wed Jul 06, 2005 4:43 pm

Quoting 707CMF (Reply 4):
When I clutchless shift, I do that 'by the ear'

I understand now why the Astrhaa's gearbox and clutch are such in a sorry state ! Rhaa ! so not buying your foolish Megane when she hits 200K.

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RE: Do You Use Your Rev Counter? (if You Have One)

Wed Jul 06, 2005 4:45 pm

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Reply 7):

I understand now why the Astrhaa's gearbox and clutch are such in a sorry state ! Rhaa ! so not buying your foolish Megane when she hits 200K.

I do not clutchless shift on my cars when I intend to keep them.

And as for the Astrhaa, you got what you paid for...

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RE: Do You Use Your Rev Counter? (if You Have One)

Wed Jul 06, 2005 4:49 pm

I have clutchless shift on my car. Although it makes a very funny noise when I go from D ("Driving") to R ("Racing") when I'm overtaking.
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RE: Do You Use Your Rev Counter? (if You Have One)

Wed Jul 06, 2005 4:49 pm

Quoting 707CMF (Reply 8):
And as for the Astrhaa, you got what you paid for...

A bit more actually, I also got a free cellphone, sweet wrappers, loose change and a statue of the Virgin.

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RE: Do You Use Your Rev Counter? (if You Have One)

Wed Jul 06, 2005 5:06 pm

I do. It's awesome to see the rev counter go up when I accelerate in 1st gear (I have a manual). It's digital in my car though.
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RE: Do You Use Your Rev Counter? (if You Have One)

Wed Jul 06, 2005 5:10 pm

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 9):
Although it makes a very funny noise when I go from D ("Driving") to R ("Racing") when I'm overtaking.

I wonder what you can overtake on the corniche roads with an automatic Tillie  Wink. Kirkie's blown Nova perhaps ?

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RE: Do You Use Your Rev Counter? (if You Have One)

Wed Jul 06, 2005 5:17 pm

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Reply 12):
I wonder what you can overtake on the corniche roads with an automatic Tillie . Kirkie's blown Nova perhaps ?

Or maybe your Astrhaaa  Wink
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RE: Do You Use Your Rev Counter? (if You Have One)

Wed Jul 06, 2005 5:32 pm

Quoting Springbok747 (Reply 13):
Or maybe your Astrhaaa

Not a chance, I'm in the left seat  Wink

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RE: Do You Use Your Rev Counter? (if You Have One)

Wed Jul 06, 2005 5:41 pm

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 9):
I have clutchless shift on my car. Although it makes a very funny noise when I go from D ("Driving") to R ("Racing") when I'm overtaking.

Overtaking ? Does that not cause the bouffant to move out of place though JGP??

As for me - I use my ear and feel rather than look at the rev counter when changing between all six gears....
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RE: Do You Use Your Rev Counter? (if You Have One)

Wed Jul 06, 2005 5:47 pm

Quoting Cornish (Reply 15):
As for me - I use my ear and feel rather than look at the rev counter when changing between all six gears....

Your A3 uses the stuff we put in frying pans  Wink ? Beuaarrk !

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RE: Do You Use Your Rev Counter? (if You Have One)

Wed Jul 06, 2005 6:00 pm

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Reply 12):
I wonder what you can overtake on the corniche roads with an automatic Tillie . Kirkie's blown Nova perhaps ?

Just about everyone ! Everyone living between NCE and MCM is at least 90 years old and drives a Rover 214 - even Kirkíe's Nova could take them out.

Quoting Cornish (Reply 15):
Overtaking ? Does that not cause the bouffant to move out of place though JGP??

That's what the Grace Kelly-style scarf is for ! You're so unsophisticated...
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RE: Do You Use Your Rev Counter? (if You Have One)

Wed Jul 06, 2005 6:07 pm

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 17):
Just about everyone ! Everyone living between NCE and MCM is at least 90 years old and drives a Rover 214 - even Kirkíe's Nova could take them out.

Ah but everyone knows Rovers are impossible to overtake as they drive in second gear down the middle of the road - mind you I guess the roads are wider over there so you can undertake.

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 17):
You're so unsophisticated...

Well I am Cornish......

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Reply 16):
Your A3 uses the stuff we put in frying pans ? Beuaarrk !

You're just jealous - ha!
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RE: Do You Use Your Rev Counter? (if You Have One)

Wed Jul 06, 2005 8:45 pm

I do on my bike because it accelerates very quickly and reaches the 14,000rpm redline in a flash if you don't keep an eye on it.

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Thread starter):
and do you actually use yours for normal, mundane driving

I drive a BMW so mundane driving is unknown to me LOL

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RE: Do You Use Your Rev Counter? (if You Have One)

Wed Jul 06, 2005 9:00 pm

Quoting MrChips (Reply 1):
I know that in second gear and at exactly 2000 RPM, I go exactly 30 km/h...very handy for school zones.

Sorry to be picky but don't you have a speedometer?  Smile

Mine's automatic but well sound proofed so it's useful for seeing what gear it's in, e.g. I might need to blip the accellerator to just tip it into top gear at 20-25 mph.
 
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RE: Do You Use Your Rev Counter? (if You Have One)

Wed Jul 06, 2005 10:14 pm

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 9):
I have clutchless shift on my car. Although it makes a very funny noise when I go from D ("Driving") to R ("Racing") when I'm overtaking.

So go get a real car with a real manual transmission.

BTW, I use the tach constantly. I much prefer it to sound shifting.
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RE: Do You Use Your Rev Counter? (if You Have One)

Wed Jul 06, 2005 10:28 pm

Rarely,

The only time I do is when I'm pushing it, as much fun as it is i'd like to stay out of the redline.. Occasionally I glance down to see at what revs I shift (generally around 3000rpm) but thats it. I do like having a rev counter though, my brothers old car didn't have one and it was boring.
 
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RE: Do You Use Your Rev Counter? (if You Have One)

Wed Jul 06, 2005 11:24 pm

Yes, all the time, it's the only instrument I look at while driving.
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RE: Do You Use Your Rev Counter? (if You Have One)

Wed Jul 06, 2005 11:32 pm

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Reply 10):
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RE: Do You Use Your Rev Counter? (if You Have One)

Wed Jul 06, 2005 11:39 pm

Quoting N1120A (Reply 21):
So go get a real car with a real manual transmission.

Changing gear manually ? How retro. Do you talk long-distance by semaphore as well ? Move with the times...
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RE: Do You Use Your Rev Counter? (if You Have One)

Wed Jul 06, 2005 11:47 pm

I use the tacho to avoid going over 3,000 rpm - no point in an A3 2.0 TDi (is there Cornish?!) as peak torque is around this level.
 
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RE: Do You Use Your Rev Counter? (if You Have One)

Thu Jul 07, 2005 12:08 am

My Vw is chipped so it has NO limiter, I use the tach to avoid going over 7000rpm, it would kill the engine....
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RE: Do You Use Your Rev Counter? (if You Have One)

Thu Jul 07, 2005 1:13 am

I only use my ears as a rev counter  Wink
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RE: Do You Use Your Rev Counter? (if You Have One)

Thu Jul 07, 2005 1:29 am

Is it called a "rev counter" in Europe?

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RE: Do You Use Your Rev Counter? (if You Have One)

Thu Jul 07, 2005 1:39 am

I use my tachometer (rev counter) all the time when I'm driving, that way I know exactly when the engine is primed for overtaking, peak torque being produced at about 2000rpm in my Polo. I use it to tell me exactly when to put my clutch in as well, say if I'm stopping at a set of red lights in 5th gear. That way, I avoid coasting!

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RE: Do You Use Your Rev Counter? (if You Have One)

Thu Jul 07, 2005 1:44 am

Quoting BaylorAirBear (Reply 29):
Is it called a "rev counter" in Europe?

In common usage, it's called a rev counter in the UK. And the speedometer is known colloquially as the gozat dial.
 
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RE: Do You Use Your Rev Counter? (if You Have One)

Thu Jul 07, 2005 7:43 am

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 25):
Move with the times...

Sorry if we like to have fun and aren't lazy. Plus, we get MUCH better gas mileage than the same car in automatic.

As to the question at hand, yes, I constantly use the Tach, especially when I'm driving a different car than the one I'm used to. I use it when I'm pushing the car so I can shift right after the Max horsepower, and I use it in casual driving so I can shift at 3,000 so I can get the best gas mileage.

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RE: Do You Use Your Rev Counter? (if You Have One)

Thu Jul 07, 2005 8:31 am

I use mine all the time especially on the motorway. I don't usually go over 5,500 rpm on the motorway which is usually around 85-90mph.

As I drive a cabriolet, the roof creates a huge amount of drag which puts alot of strain on the engine as I have found out twice in the past (I'm now on the 3rd engine and only just done over 100,000 miles) so I use the RPM to check that I'm not over doing it.

I also use it when I'm flooring it to make sure I don't go over 6,600 rpm when going through the gears.

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RE: Do You Use Your Rev Counter? (if You Have One)

Thu Jul 07, 2005 9:12 am

I use mine to see whether i need to be in 5th or 6th gear while im cruising on the highway.... if my revs are too low, I shift down to 5th, to keep them between 2-3,000. Above and below that, gas mileage suffers.

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Fri Jul 08, 2005 6:18 am

Sometimes, when I'm going about 30 mph, I'll look and see my RPMs up past 4500, and it makes me think, hmm ... I should really be in 2nd gear now.

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 25):
Changing gear manually ? How retro. Do you talk long-distance by semaphore as well ? Move with the times...

While automatic transmissions may be convenient for people with a below-average IQ  biggrin , manual transmissions are far superior in performance as well as fun. Except for yesterday when my seat fell back, foot fell off the clutch and I lurched into my step-dad's Mercedes, that was when I wished I had an automatic for one fleeting instance.
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RE: Do You Use Your Rev Counter? (if You Have One)

Fri Jul 08, 2005 6:24 am

I need to either have an automatic or a cupholder.. A manual with no cupholder is a recipe for disaster.

An automatic also makes it easier to answer the damn phone while driving... but the manual gives me a great excuse to hang up after 30 seconds... which I would try to do anyway.
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RE: Do You Use Your Rev Counter? (if You Have One)

Fri Jul 08, 2005 6:36 am

Quoting UTA_flyinghigh (Thread starter):
Apart for redline-shifting and clutchless shifting, what's the use of a rev counter ? and do you actually use yours for normal, mundane driving ?

I use it when I am listening to my music really loud in the car since I am not able to hear the sound of the engine in that case. It's a good indication of when I need to switch gears when all you hear is the soundsystem Big grin
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Fri Jul 08, 2005 7:53 am

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 25):
Changing gear manually ? How retro. Do you talk long-distance by semaphore as well ? Move with the times...

I do move with the times. I move much quicker than you since I drive a true manual
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Fri Jul 08, 2005 12:01 pm

Quoting SLC1 (Reply 35):
While automatic transmissions may be convenient for people with a below-average IQ   , manual transmissions are far superior in performance as well as fun. Except for yesterday when my seat fell back, foot fell off the clutch and I lurched into my step-dad's Mercedes, that was when I wished I had an automatic for one fleeting instance.

seems to me you havent driven a DSG transmision....too bad keep rowing
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RE: Do You Use Your Rev Counter? (if You Have One)

Fri Jul 08, 2005 1:54 pm

It increases driver awareness of what the car is doing, which is a good thing. Not forcing a 16-year-old Toyo Cressida to 6900 rpm just to find out what the rev limiter really is...well, that's stupid (and it sounded stressed), but you get my point. When I'm driving our Grand Caravan on trips, it really shows how 70 is much more efficient than 80, since at 80 the automatic torque converter will lock and unlock frequently (at least, that's what seems to be the small rpm jump that both our 97 Grand CAravan and 95 Camry seemed to exhibit).

Keep it, and the tach and speedo should both be the same size, please. None of this Honda crap or 3-instrument binnacle junk.
 
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Fri Jul 08, 2005 3:12 pm

Actually, in my rather ancient honda the Tach and the Speedo are about the same size.
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Fri Jul 08, 2005 3:18 pm

Quoting N1120A (Reply 38):
I do move with the times. I move much quicker than you since I drive a true manual

You reckon ? It is possible to drive fast in an automatic too, believe it or not. I do it every day.
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Fri Jul 08, 2005 3:24 pm

Yes, I use it more than I do my speedo. An Alfa has to have a tacho, whether it's selespeed steering wheel shifting or not.... You can look after the car better if you pay attention to it.
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Fri Jul 08, 2005 3:25 pm

I always hated not knowing when an automatic is going to downshift.. I can corner faster in my car because i can go down a gear when I need to, not when some magic box decides to.

I am also smoother with a manual for exactly that reason.. never know when the automatic is going to downshift and make my girlfriend wake up or something.
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Fri Jul 08, 2005 6:09 pm

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 42):
You reckon ? It is possible to drive fast in an automatic too, believe it or not. I do it every day.

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Fri Jul 08, 2005 6:23 pm

I drive a 6 speed manual with the VW 1.8 Turbo 20 valve engine, slightly tuned to roughly 250bhp. I always look at the rev counter for up changes.
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Fri Jul 08, 2005 6:24 pm

Quoting Cornish (Reply 45):
Yes - nothing gets to a MacDonalds Drivethru quicker than a hungry JGP

I have obtained secret CCTV photos of what happened when Cornish tried to parallel-park his "A3" (actually a Smart Car) in Staines High Street. Warning - it ain't pretty.

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Fri Jul 08, 2005 7:31 pm

Quoting JGPH1A (Reply 47):
(actually a Smart Car) in Staines High Street. Warning - it ain't pretty.

A smart car ?  yuck  Hmm I don't think so - driving around with my partner, a basket of shopping and a small dog in one of those things (gay car of the year UK 4 years running!)- that's just so not me.

Anyway JGP, I meant to say - I encountered a fair bit of turbulence over the French Med coast yesterday morning as I flew back to the UK. Well I thought it was turbulence, but I suggest perhaps it could have been your stomach rumbling for its daily dose of a MacLardy Breakfast that caused the aircraft to shake in that part of the world? Big grin
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Fri Jul 08, 2005 8:17 pm

Quoting Cornish (Reply 48):
A smart car ? Hmm I don't think so - driving around with my partner, a basket of shopping and a small dog in one of those things (gay car of the year UK 4 years running!)- that's just so not me.

Come now - nobody believes you about your rah-rah A3. This is what he really drives, folks.



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I encountered a fair bit of turbulence over the French Med coast yesterday morning as I flew back to the UK.

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