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Old 01-12-2011, 03:16 PM   #11 (permalink)
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must check max pressure of the tires....

But there is another problem that here in Croatia, not only, also in Slovenia, Bosnia, Italy roads in the cities are bumpy, highways are perfectly flat! With high tire pressure is not very comfortable to be in the car with bumpy road

Also in 90% cases i must park my vehicle on the sidewalk, that means that in 1 year i must climbe with 2 o 4 tires 300 times on the sidewalk high around 20 - 25cm ...


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Old 01-12-2011, 04:13 PM   #12 (permalink)
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to 3,5??? In Corolla manual its said that pressure need to be 2,4.
And that's probably too low

Officially, it's 2,3 to 2,5 on my car.
I'm using 3.2 bar (45psi).

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With higher pressure you are gambling with trackion and security!!!!
You lose comfort, but I've never noticed worse handling.
Actually, I started increasing the tyre pressure to improve the car's handling long before joining ecomodder !

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Also the consumption of tire is faster!?
Not really.
(Far) Too high pressure means the centre of the tyre will wear faster, so keep an eye out for such wear.

My tyres wore out on the shoulders @ the manufacturer's intended pressure. Increasing the pressure actually reduced the wear and spread it out better over the entire tyre.

Even at 3 bar and above, the shoulders still wear faster than the centre - it's just not as bad as it was.


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Old 01-12-2011, 04:33 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Long ago, they were fashionable on cars
I know, in the 80s & 90s my dad was driving Citroen GS
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Welcome to EcoModder, Sounds like you're doing well with your vehicle already, how prevalent is diesel in croatia?
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cant say exactly...
Statistics says that there are much more gasoline vehicle...
5 years ago many people were buying gasoline cars and then they installed GAS, LPG.
Approximately in 2005 price of GAS was 2,8 $/gallon, diesel 5,6 $/gallon and gasoline 5,9 $/gallon

Today (01.2001) the prices are: Gas = 4,2 $/gallon, diesel = 6,9 $/gallon and gasolina = 7,5 $/gallon.

So no one anymore, or very little % of gasoline drivers, install gas in their cars, diesel is again IN after 1 decade (10 years).

Why? Because with diesel you can make more MPG and maintenance is cheaper than vehicle vith gas, LPG. There are no major to the repairs 150.000km (routine maintenance).

I'm driving Toyota with very good turbines, "Bosch" pumps, must do 500.000km. VW, Audi, BMW, Mercedes etc. are using Bosh pumps that are no more good quality.

Conclusion, from year to year ratio changes of diesel/gasoline vehicles.

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