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    Should I worry about high RPM ?

    (Sorry for newb question, I'm far from being mechanic or experienced driver)

    Recently I bought 2006 Golf Plus S, 1.4 petrol, 55kW, 93000 Miles, 5 gears. Everything seems sound right with car and no complains. The only thing bugs me out is higher RPM than i would like it. Basically on 50Mph i have 3000 RPM, and when I drove (for test reasons) 80Mph i had 4000 RPM. I did diagnostics but there were no codes related to engine or other parts (apart of power steering).

    Can somebody advice me if this is normal for this type of car or should I worry about it ? Is there any official chart where I can check/compare what RPM is expected ?
    Thank you
    Last edited by Frost; 13-05-19 at 23:08.

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    That is the gearing, tiny engine big car and needs low gears to make it go, a BCA 75 BHP unit was a bad choice of engine in that car for whoever ordered it new. I don't think a six speed conversion would work.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Frost View Post
    (Sorry for newb question
    First posts normally go in introductions else you could get a free fix and we never see you again!!!
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