The belt tension check is as per the workshop manual.
The refrigerant gas pressure tip is from experience over last 15 years with
various cars, and is accepted as a good way of reducing AC compressor
loading on the engine.
My mileage figures (city driving with AC usage 50 %) with other cars that I
have used over time :
Fiat 1100 - 1986 to 1992 - 37,000 kms - 16 kmpl.
Maruti 800 Dlx - 1988 to 1990 - 40,200 kms - 21 kmpl.
Maruti 800 Dlx - 1990 to 1992 - 45,300 kms - 21.5 kmpl.
Maruti 800 Dlx - 1992 to 1999 - 1,28,000 kms - 20 kmpl.
Esteem Lx - 1996 to 1997 - 52,000 kms - 18kmpl.
Esteem Lx - 2nd ver. - 1997 to 2005 - 1.53,000 kms - 17.8 kmpl.
Matiz SD - Dec 1999 to Jul 2005 - 57,000 kms - 19 kmpl.
Indica DLE - Mar 2005 to Jul 2005 - 9604 kms - 20.2 kmpl.
None of the above cars had power steering, and throughout I followed the
same methods as mentioned in the mileage file uploaded by Deepak Umrankar.
The Fuel Pump is covered under the 3 yr. warranty.
DLE, Mar 2005, 9604 kms, 20.2 kmpl city.
----- Original Message -----
From: bobvad <bobvad@...>
Sent: Saturday, July 02, 2005 1:29 AM
Subject: [indica-users] Re: AC when on.
> Hi Achin
> Is this technically proved and approved by the Telco personnel
> Is it due to this you are getting 20 km/lt?
> One more thing you had suggested that i take the vehicle directly to
> Lucas showroom. I have a 3 year warranty and is coming to an end by
> this NOV. Do you think the pump would be covered under warrranty, if
> any problems are found ....
> --- In email@example.com, "Achin Juneja"
> <achinjuneja@y...> wrote:
> > Hi,
> > Yes, this is true for all models of the Indica.
> > A small tip :
> > To increase pickup and mileage when AC is on, get AC compressor
> belt tension
> > adjusted for play of 5 to 7 mm with finger pressure. Also make
> sure the
> > refrigerant gas pressure is a little below the maximum. This can
> be done at
> > your next service.
> > Drive safe,
> > Achin Juneja
> > DLE, Delhi, Mar 2005, 9115 kms, 20.1 kmpl city (AC 70 %).
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