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Im probably deaf by now as my old car was a 1.1 106 and that really did sounds like a rocket blasting off above 70mph, and only 4 gears to boot!
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Im probably deaf by now as my old car was a 1.1 106 and that really did sounds like a rocket blasting off above 70mph, and only 4 gears to boot!
4 gears god it has been along time from i had a car with only 4 gears,it would of been Seat Ibiza ,my friend years back had the 106 Rally it was a fun car,cheers Donald
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Originally Posted by dephanix View Post

My Laguna RTi 2.0 '97 runs at around / just over 3.5 on the rev speedo at 70mph in 5th gear. Is it supposed to be this high? I swear on my 1.6 Escort, it was about 2.5

Something you need to consider is that Ford speedos are notorious for over-reading (usually by at least 10%, sometimes more), so your indicated 2.5k @70mph (which seems very low, since my Scorpio 24v is geared for 28mph/1k rpm - according to the handbook), your Escort may actually only be travelling at 63mph whilst showing 2.5k rpm.


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