Average cruising RPM for 360 GLT

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Average cruising RPM for 360 GLT

Post by williswoody » 12 Feb 2013 02:49 am

Hey,

Just wondering what highway cruising speeds for a 360 usually is. I have the 1984 model, and it seems to rev at 3000 at 100km/h (the speed limit over here).

Is this pretty high? I haven't taken my car on any long journeys yet cos I'm worried the engine might blow or something.

Am I being a bit too cautious, or would it be right for a 3-4 hour drive?

Thanks
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Re: Average cruising RPM for 360 GLT

Post by Logan360 » 12 Feb 2013 02:57 am

Seems a bit high i think? my truck hundy rpm was around 2 5 i think in 5th.
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Re: Average cruising RPM for 360 GLT

Post by williswoody » 12 Feb 2013 03:12 am

Ohh righteo. But at 3000, do you reckon it would be right to drive for extended periods of time?

I've driven it for about 40 minutes at those revs without many problems... hmmm.
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Re: Average cruising RPM for 360 GLT

Post by Logan360 » 12 Feb 2013 05:04 am

Just saw my typo in the last one lol truck. if it sounds like its labouring too much then its probably not ok. keep an eye on the temp gauge too. How long you had it? km's? last oil change etc? does it have egr?
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92 960S
96 Volvo 854R
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96 855 T5 -2x 95 960, 97 960
94 940TIC -91 Mitsi GTO TT
16x 360 (1 GL, 2 GLS, 13 GLT)
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Re: Average cruising RPM for 360 GLT

Post by classicswede » 12 Feb 2013 11:22 am

You could drive it all day long at 6000rpm. It does sound like you are fairly low geared. What size tyres are you running?
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Re: Average cruising RPM for 360 GLT

Post by SteveP » 12 Feb 2013 01:06 pm

All of my 360's have sat at pretty much bang on 3000rpm at a speedo indicated 70mph
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Re: Average cruising RPM for 360 GLT

Post by Fuse » 14 Feb 2013 03:57 am

My GLT is about the same with 3,64 diff and 185/60/R14 tires.

Our GL with 185/65/R14 and 3,27 diff had about ~2600rpm @ 100km/h.



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Re: Average cruising RPM for 360 GLT

Post by Logan360 » 14 Feb 2013 05:05 am

Yea i was always running 185-65 -14's. can't wait to see how she goes on 195-45-16's
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94 940TIC -91 Mitsi GTO TT
16x 360 (1 GL, 2 GLS, 13 GLT)
89 toyota corolla
92 R32 nissan skyline
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Re: Average cruising RPM for 360 GLT

Post by williswoody » 19 Feb 2013 02:39 am

Oh, so 3000 is normal? haha I drove in my mates old Corolla the other day, and his was going 3000 so I presume it should be right.

I'm not sure of the wheel sizes sorry :(
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Re: Average cruising RPM for 360 GLT

Post by José_Manuel » 19 Feb 2013 10:51 am

williswoody wrote:Hey,

Just wondering what highway cruising speeds for a 360 usually is. I have the 1984 model, and it seems to rev at 3000 at 100km/h (the speed limit over here).

Is this pretty high? I haven't taken my car on any long journeys yet cos I'm worried the engine might blow or something.

Am I being a bit too cautious, or would it be right for a 3-4 hour drive?

Thanks
Man, here in Spain, limit is 120km/h and radars are calibrated to catch you at 132 km/h (trust me, I'm an engineer! xD). When I lived in Valencia, I used to travel at 125-130km/h four hours every week from my hometown at more than 3500 rpm and got no problems!

And... you'll probably don't know that in Valencia people must be a little crazy and they use to drive at 140 km/h or more and even at this speed, my 89' 360 GLE has always worked with no problems at all (except for my pocket!)

So no pain, man!
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Re: Average cruising RPM for 360 GLT

Post by Logan360 » 19 Feb 2013 04:18 pm

Agree with the reliability thing. i can leave my project or 7 or 8 weeks without starting. if its got power and gas it'll fire quicker than either my 850's a sit there purring away for twenty odd min. even after getting her off the clock once i cruised home let her idle and not a miss.
Own:
86, 87 360GLT
97 S90
92 960S
96 Volvo 854R
Mazda Familia

Owned
02 S60T
94 850lpt -00 AU Falcon
96 855 T5 -2x 95 960, 97 960
94 940TIC -91 Mitsi GTO TT
16x 360 (1 GL, 2 GLS, 13 GLT)
89 toyota corolla
92 R32 nissan skyline
84 Toyota corona

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