This is a shout out to anyone who either owns a 156 V6 or knows alot about them.
Can someone tell me the ideal amount of revs to have before I change into each gear? The reason I ask this is because I was on the M5 a few days ago and wanted to test the car's so-called top speed of 143MPH. (The M5 is what I call my local abandoned airfield strip... Or it is if Mr. Policeman asks)
Now, I near enough redlined in every gear whilst doing this, until that is when I got to 5th gear. I had just redlined 4th and stuck it into 5th, now then, after a few seconds or so there I am doing 120MPH, the rev's are at just over 6000, and we all know the limit is 7000.
There I am doing 120MPH and revving at about 6000 and... Nothing. The car's speed stuck at around the 120MPH marker inching closely up, I got to about 122MPH before having to slow down. There just wasn't anything left in the girl.
This annoyed me slightly as I thought that time had eventually gotten the better of my Alfa and it's top speed had been reduced over the years.
So, the following day I test the theory again. There I am in 5th gear, doing 120MPH with the revs just over the 6000 marker, this is when I changed into 6th...
The revs dropped down to around the 4000 marker and slowly began to increase propelling me to 130MPH, this time I had to slow down because stuff was coming up on me way to fast, lol.
Do fellow V6'ers find they have to change earlier in 5th, as opposed to taking it to the redline?
And if anyone knows the supposed 'Ideal' gear changes could you please tell me just for future reference. I am almost positive I now know them, but just wanted to check in with fellow V6'ers to find if you have to do the same. Or if my car is 'Special', lol.
(Special is what we should from now on refer to Alfa Romeo's with problems, lol)
Any help would be great!