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elninochino

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Low idle / quiet engine
« on: May 31, 2018, 08:28:41 PM »
Hello all,

Iím about to pick up a Jazz at the weekend. Itís an EX model and 2012. Happy to be joining the Jazz family! ;D

One thing Iíve noticed is the car idles at 500 rpm, and appears quite quiet. Iím not sure if itís because I moved from a diesel which usually sounds like a tractor. The seller did meet me halfway so the car has been driven 30 minutes to me.

Should I be concerned or am I overthinking it? Other than two new tyres and new brake discs, the car appears mint. Obviously, used it to my advantage to get the price down a tad.

Thanks in advance.

Jocko

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Re: Low idle / quiet engine
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2018, 09:35:38 PM »
My 2006 has 104,000 miles on the clock. It ticks over at 700 rpm, and sometimes it is so quiet I think it has cut out. Jazz engine is bulletproof. Enjoy yours, and forget about smelly diesel!

John Ratsey

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Re: Low idle / quiet engine
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2018, 10:01:01 PM »
You will have to get used to looking at the tachometer to find out if the engine is running. :o

plasma

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Re: Low idle / quiet engine
« Reply #3 on: June 01, 2018, 09:37:26 AM »
You will have to get used to looking at the tachometer to find out if the engine is running. :o


+1, yes I have to do that.


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Ralph

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Re: Low idle / quiet engine
« Reply #4 on: June 01, 2018, 10:09:17 AM »
I donít know the idle stop is working until the engine starts up again!

TopDown

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Re: Low idle / quiet engine
« Reply #5 on: June 01, 2018, 05:43:10 PM »
Same here. Couple of embarrassing graunches early on in ownership when I tried to start an already running car.  :o

I now do the same as others here. Blip the throttle and look at the tachometer to see if the revs rise. If they do the engine's running  :D

Jocko

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Re: Low idle / quiet engine
« Reply #6 on: June 01, 2018, 06:38:36 PM »
Couple of embarrassing graunches early on in ownership when I tried to start an already running car.
Me too.

123Drive!

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Re: Low idle / quiet engine
« Reply #7 on: June 01, 2018, 07:47:34 PM »
It just shows how well engineered the Jazz is. My other car is a Seat Ibiza 1.4 petrol same year and mileage. Only when you compare the two you appreciate the difference. The Ibiza sounds like a diesel!

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