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Old 7th March 2006, 20:32   #31
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also will k&n air filter boost fe (will help) and performance (which i dont need much)?

will it void the warrenty?

i got my car from sundaram.. will they fix k&n?.. how much approx would it cost

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also will k&n air filter boost fe (will help) and performance (which i dont need much)?

will it void the warrenty?

i got my car from sundaram.. will they fix k&n?.. how much approx would it cost

thanks for the replies
Dude you bought a car for 9 lakhs and are now cribbing over 8-9 kmpl avg you are getting to 10-11 kmpl avg you want. Why did you opt for optra if you cant bear the cost of running? You could have gone for City imo, it would have met your expectations.
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also will k&n air filter boost fe (will help) and performance (which i dont need much)?

will it void the warrenty?

i got my car from sundaram.. will they fix k&n?.. how much approx would it cost

thanks for the replies
Stock replacement filter wont affect the warranty.

It will cost around 4 k n marginal increase in fe and power.
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Dude you bought a car for 9 lakhs and are now cribbing over 8-9 kmpl avg you are getting to 10-11 kmpl avg you want. Why did you opt for optra if you cant bear the cost of running? You could have gone for City imo, it would have met your expectations.
or maybe the Octavia TDi
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thanks guys.. ill find out about k&n from sundaram

the thing is i have to fill fuel from my pocket money! (my dad got me the car)
so im tryin any and all ways to increase fe
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i have an optra 1.6 royale and it has gone through 3 servicings already and the f.e hasnt increased too much.during run in period it used to give 7,now after the services it gives 8kmpl.(either get ur pocket money increased or put in a cng kit).
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i.(either get ur pocket money increased or put in a cng kit).


no there is one more option ---change your driving ...hehe just kidding .
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either get ur pocket money increased or put in a cng kit).
Please do not do that to a new car and that too something costing 9L.
It might save you some money, but then it screws the fun out of driving and you are killing a nice car. I did it to my M800 and that remains the stupidest thing I ever did in my life to-date. The car that was a dream to drive, turned into something like a dud.
I am not an expert on engine-tuning and related stuff. But, I guess it should be possible to tune the engine for FE (instead of performance) and once your pocket money increases or you start earning, get it re-tuned to normal settings. Don't know how it works with the cars of today.

Frankly, I am surprised that you went ahead and bought a car without doing some basic homework like knowing what your needs are, your limitations etc. What are all the guys here at TBHP for ? All you needed to do was ask, buddy ?

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no there is one more option ---change your driving ...hehe just kidding .
You are not entirely wrong, satya. Changing the driving style could surely improve the FE. Being light-footed, avoiding jack rabbit starts and sudden braking, anticipating braking, switching off the engine if wait time is going to be more than 1 minute etc can go a long way in improving the FE.
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