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post #6 of (permalink) Old 13th July 2006
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Horatio is right - driving at or below 2500 rpm may well give you economical driving but wont give you rapid acceleration.

Originally Posted by Horatio
but it's certainly worth taking the needle to between 4000 and 4500 before changing up if you want the best acceleration.
For towing maybe. But for normal driving I disagree, or do you mean 3000-3500 rpm? 4500 rpm is the equivalent of "screaming the t1t$ off a petrol engine " for a modern turbo diesel engine for driving without towing. You only need to get the revs up to about 3000 ish to get quick progress.

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