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PostPosted: Sun Jan 06, 2019 11:54 am 
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does anyone fitted a revcounter on a MK 2 c1, Aygo or 108 .in one off these that don't have one originaly??

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 28, 2019 2:11 pm 
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Why do you want to fit one? My Vibe doesn't have one, so I just used a Bluetooth unit (ELM327 Bluetooth scanner) in the diagnostics port and the Torque Pro app on my Android phone to get a feel for the speed and gear change points. It's a bit more scientific than listening to the engine. I try to keep the revs up, so first to 20mph, second to 30mph, third to 40mph, fourth to 50mph and fifth thereafter. Following this routine you are revving to approx 3,000 revs and then dropping back to 2,000 revs as you change. These little three pot motors really don't like being laboured! The ELM327 is a really useful investment and gives you lots of information (temp, vacuum, fault codes etc) that you otherwise would have to go to a garage for. One of the coils failed on my son's C1 (cue limp mode) and it allowed us to nail down the cause in about ten minutes (showed as a misfire on cylinder one). Flip onto eBay and pick up three second hand coils for £30 including post and he was rolling again for £10 and we have two spare coils.


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PostPosted: Tue Jan 29, 2019 3:13 am 
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Does not work an iPhone?


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 12:25 pm 
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Hi I have used one of these diagnostic Bluetooth/Wifi units- not for use as a rev counter but for diagnostics. They are well under £20 on EBay and all you need is a suitable app as mentioned, I used Car Scanner which is really good and it’s free! The developer asks for a payment if you want to and I thought it was worth paying for so I did purchase the ‘Pro’ version but it’s not necessary. I have used various iPhones , once plugged in you just find it under WiFi and connect, there are plenty of other apps to choose from but I found this the best,only diagnoses engine faults but can clear them as well. Lots of info and no doubt revs will be available. Check out the App Store.


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 2:30 pm 
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For those with rev counter (I've one) what's the maximum RPM you use anyway? That engine in our bug makes quite a sound above 4000 RPM, but i've seen videos on youtube where people accelerate above 6000 RPM. The rev limiter seems to be around 6500 (which is actually exactly the red mark on the rev counter).


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PostPosted: Wed Feb 13, 2019 5:42 pm 
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I normally change up no later than 5000rpm, above that the engine seems to run out of breathing so there's no point.

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PostPosted: Thu Feb 14, 2019 5:01 pm 
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I have the 1.2 and have had a look at rev/shift lights. Shift light appears to be at about 2500 /2700 rpm when under light load, ie not going up a hill or straining and to be honest the low down power surprised me as I thought it would need to be reved hard to make it go, obviously if you were overtaking it would need to be reved harder to get going quickly.


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PostPosted: Fri Feb 15, 2019 11:05 am 
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yeah, normally I change up around 2500 RPM, and when going up a highway around 4000 RPM I guess. But after seeing the videos where people are changing gear at 6k RPM, I've tried to shift around 5500RPM, and I must say: the little beast goes fast as hell


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