Posted 22 June 2004 - 09:33 PM
Posted 23 June 2004 - 12:02 AM
Posted 23 June 2004 - 08:19 AM
i just receive yr comment, so the 'reading' of the oil grade have to
select 15w-40 for berlingo engine, can i use the 10w-40 and what is the
meaning for xxw-xx reading. currently, what type of car u drive now? Do u
feel tat the berlingo consider under power car (coz use 1.4 only)and
maybe need to do some performance modification, what portion of modify
can we try as improve the car power. thank u very much!!
Posted 23 June 2004 - 09:30 AM
take a drive in one for what was it... a week... and it was real nice...
of course i was driving one with 15" rims on it ler... but then again...
why in the world would you buy a berlingo for performance modifications?
if you wanted performance buy the ZX... or Xsara coupe... or wait for the
C2... all that is for performance... why a berlingo?
Posted 23 June 2004 - 09:46 AM
still can speed up and corner with wheels screeching. No need modifying.
Like vonnig say, Berlingo not for fast driving, center of gravity higher
than sedan car.
Posted 23 June 2004 - 10:31 AM
Yup it's still being sold for 62K.
===2003 or 2004 model ? TQ
Posted 23 June 2004 - 03:04 PM
and change to belingo and have no regrets at all. ZX was good but only for highway driving at
high speeds. In town, its is a bit rough and comsumption was too high for me (Full tank - $60
only 250-300 km) Now I get 400-450 km for full tank (town driving) and power very good. It has
very good torque but not very good at high speeds. I can go to 130 km/hr easyly but beyond that
noisy and engine feels like dragging. Its a very good family car for those who like space and fuel
economy. U will love driving it becoz of the higher, upright position and the almost panaromic
view u get with almost no blind spots. Nowadays, I find it difficult to drive other cars as they feel
small and I can't see the surroundings that well. Cheers!
Posted 24 June 2004 - 09:52 AM
i think u misunderstood i mean, i just want to know how to improve the
car performance, such as adding the micro-compressor, or changing the
better spark plug, by using the high quality of engine oil. not to
explain tat the 1.4cc engine is bad. hope u all know i mean, by sharing
the opinion and experience to improve among knowledge. i realize tat the
berlingo is really low consumption car compare to another. the interior
design is very great and useful. but only when driving the clutch hav got
bit heavy and not smoother than other manual car. thanks alot!!!
Posted 24 June 2004 - 03:46 PM
bitten many times and finally I have learned my lesson. Let me share some of my adventures. 1) I
changed my air filter to K&N in my zx. I did it at speed works and cost me a bom. I thought the
performance was better but I was wrong. The consumption went up and the benefits better air
flow were counter acted by the hot air it was bringing in from the engine compartment. The
standard air in let system is the best as it brings in cool air from outside the engine compartment
and as it's place right in front, the cool air is brought in fast. If you are thinking the change the
filter, try to find one that will fit the standard filter without removing the air inlet manifold. 2) I
changed the spark plugs in my xsara to the iridium tip ones and found that the pick up was
better but when I wanted to put them in my belingo, my mechanic strongly adviced me against it
as the spark plugs for citroen are special already. Plugs other than the standard will not fit well,
hence leak and there will be lost of performance. 3) I changed my xsara's exzos system to a
sports syatem made from stainless steel. this was the biggest mistake of all. The car became very
noisy, there was constant vibration at the back ( which used to be felt by the rear seat
passengers) and the car became rough. Therefore, believe it or not original is the best!!!!!!! If you
want more power, you must be ready to sacrifice comfort, smoothness and fuel economy. As for
the engine oil, belingo already uses fully synthetic oil, so it may not be neccesary or beneficial to
change it to some thing else. I do admit that the clutch of my belingo feels a bit heavy at times
and at low gears it can be rough some times. I overcome this by streching the 1st and 2nd gears
more before changing to the 3rd gear - it feels smoother and you get more torque by doing that.
I hope this information has helped you. Cheers.
Posted 25 June 2004 - 10:18 AM
else will affect it's fuel consumption... my guess is that you bought it
because firstly you needed the space to transport and it looked really
nice... secondly would be the economy... and increase in performance comes
hand-in-hand with a increase in fuel consumption...
and all those after market crap, surbo, microcompressor and stuff are pure
crap... don't waste your money... save it for you regular servicing and
maintenance... it's more worth while... or better sound system?
in the mean time... enjoy your drive... because NOTHING MOVES YOU LIKE A