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Old 8th November 2013, 15:26   #181
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Thank you buddy. I do drive a lot (110 - 130 kms a day)

Will be going in for Bridgestone S248 (165/80 R14). Will be replacing all five tyres .

Will do it this weekend or by Tuesday.

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I suggest a 185/70 R14 profile. Your 14" rims should easily take it and offer better grip too, may be a bit less FE.
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I suggest a 185/70 R14 profile. Your 14" rims should easily take it and offer better grip too, may be a bit less FE.
NO upgrades buddy.

I keep the car stock. Absolutely stock!

The set of tires that I got with the car lasted till 60K and the second set (165/80 R14) now is at 1.04 L kms.

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Was just curious as to how long it takes for the diesel engine to warm up in the winter season.

Just tried small experiment today.

Used Torque App for know the engine coolant temperature. When I just switched ON the ignition the temperature was 20 deg C. The optimum operating temperature for the engine set by the app was 70 deg C. I wanted to know how much time and distance is needed to attain the optimum temperature. This experiment was being done dome at 07:00 am and the weather was pretty cool.

The below screen shot was before starting the engine.
My Blue Boomerang, Maruti Ritz VDi. 100,000 kms up! EDIT: Now sold-screenshot_20131118073819.png

This is the screen shot when the engine reaches optimum temperature.
My Blue Boomerang, Maruti Ritz VDi. 100,000 kms up! EDIT: Now sold-screenshot_20131118074619.png

The distance the car's needed to reach the optimum temperature
My Blue Boomerang, Maruti Ritz VDi. 100,000 kms up! EDIT: Now sold-20131118_074641.jpg

All that I did was 45 seconds idling (closing the gates, switching ON the music player, seat belt all this in 45 sec). Started driving without spooling the turbo much.Kept the car between 60-65 kmph and up shift at 1600-1700 RPM.

The time taken at these speeds was 8 minutes and 4.6 kms distance.

So I can conclude hat the initial 5-6 kms of the day (first drive after a long stop) should not be driven high speed and turbo to be kept cool and low. Have been following this since I got the car.

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Was just curious as to how long it takes for the diesel engine to warm up in the winter season. Just tried small experiment today. Used Torque App for know the engine coolant temperature. When I just switched ON the ignition the temperature was 20 deg C. The optimum operating temperature for the engine set by the app was 70 deg C. I wanted to know how much time and distance is needed to attain the optimum temperature. This experiment was being done dome at 07:00 am and the weather was pretty cool. The below screen shot was before starting the engine. This is the screen shot when the engine reaches optimum temperature. The distance the car's needed to reach the optimum temperature All that I did was 45 seconds idling (closing the gates, switching ON the music player, seat belt all this in 45 sec). Started driving without spooling the turbo much.Kept the car between 60-65 kmph and up shift at 1600-1700 RPM. The time taken at these speeds was 8 minutes and 4.6 kms distance. So I can conclude hat the initial 5-6 kms of the day (first drive after a long stop) should not be driven high speed and turbo to be kept cool and low. Have been following this since I got the car. Cheers, Anurag.
I think this is pretty correct. However, I have a Scan Gauge II fitted in my Ritz Vdi and it shows the optimum operating temp is 84 deg C. In that case the distance would little more approx 7 km with no traffic. Once I back from my vacations will try this and let you know.
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I think this is pretty correct. However, I have a Scan Gauge II fitted in my Ritz Vdi and it shows the optimum operating temp is 84 deg C. In that case the distance would little more approx 7 km with no traffic. Once I back from my vacations will try this and let you know.
Same here about 82 degrees. However, the distance traveled, I think it is much shorter than 7 kms.
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I think this is pretty correct. However, I have a Scan Gauge II fitted in my Ritz Vdi and it shows the optimum operating temp is 84 deg C. In that case the distance would little more approx 7 km with no traffic. Once I back from my vacations will try this and let you know.
It depends on the atmosphere prevailing, driving style.

I shall wait for the results. Will try and see if I can change the temperature from 70 deg C to 80 deg C.

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Same here about 82 degrees. However, the distance traveled, I think it is much shorter than 7 kms.
It depends on how you drive and how the air intake + surrounding temperature is. If the air is warmer the engine will warm up faster and vice-versa. Best is to keep the turbo at low psi as much as possible.

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105000 kms in approx 2 months! Feels nice to see it.

My Blue Boomerang, Maruti Ritz VDi. 100,000 kms up! EDIT: Now sold-20131119_201455.jpg

No great updates but just keeping the thread and my urge to drive further alive.

Had to upload this picture yesterday itself but forgot to add it. Now the car is at 105211 kms.

Other than rattles from front passenger seat and left door panel no problems in the car.

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105000 kms in approx 2 months! Feels nice to see it.
No great updates but just keeping the thread and my urge to drive further alive.
2 months?

Apart from your urge, guys like me would be waiting for some or other post by you, in this thread.

Came back from Sabari trip and should meet you for a very long feed back.

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Been three beautiful, peaceful years since I started owning this understated car from the Maruti stable.

The car has a been a breeze to live with and I can vouch for this car and the reliability that this machine has given.

Odometer now reads 1,07,510 kms at the end of the day.

My Blue Boomerang, Maruti Ritz VDi. 100,000 kms up! EDIT: Now sold-forumrunner_20131216_214826.png

Live to Drive and I Drive to Live.

Thank you Ritz and Maruti for such a gem for our Indian Market and Thanks to my dad for buying it

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Good show, Anurag! how is your plans for the swift coming along?
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Good show, Anurag! how is your plans for the swift coming along?
Thanks Bro.

Just waiting for its launch in March. Once it does well just pounce on my dealer for the car.

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My wife too has a Ritz VDI - ABS. It is a very practical car. We live ooty now and my wife prefers a smaller petrol car in the hills. We got her an A-star and Ritz hardly gets used at all.
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My wife too has a Ritz VDI - ABS. It is a very practical car. We live ooty now and my wife prefers a smaller petrol car in the hills. We got her an A-star and Ritz hardly gets used at all.
Oh that's nice. I love diesel endives more for their torque and effortless driving which is a plus point for ladies too. Clutch riding is least in diesel engines than in petrol ones.

Wish I too had for the ABS model for mine but the waiting period in Oct-Dec 2010 was going upto 3 months (any colour) but non-ABS model any colour delivery same day.

Had to choose for the non-ABS one. Did a mistake this (for the Ritz) timebut not in my next car. It will be a top end Swift D.

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A VERY BIG UPDATE for this thread and Car.

I have SOLD it at 1,07,959 kms. I mean I have plunged in bought the Swift ZDi as exchange with the Ritz VDi.

Got the delivery of the Swift yesterday so the Ritzie is gone.....

Got a very attractive discount so went for the Exchange.

Here are the teaser pictures:

My Blue Boomerang, Maruti Ritz VDi. 100,000 kms up! EDIT: Now sold-20131219_134932.jpg

My Blue Boomerang, Maruti Ritz VDi. 100,000 kms up! EDIT: Now sold-20131219_131139.jpg

Anurag.

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Got the delivery of the Swift yesterday so the Ritzie is gone.....

Got a very attractive discount so went for the Exchange.

Here are the teaser pictures:

Anurag.
Thats quite a news indeed!!!
Congrats on the Swift Anurag!

Wish you lots n lots of happy miles with her!
She looks gorgeous in this torque blue shade!
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