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Old 22nd November 2012, 10:36   #76
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That's good news. Also as you've specified the brake bite is absolutely fine. So hopefully it's just the shoes which are towards the end of their life. Lasting 5-6K kms is good sign after which you've got to change it. Also at the next service do check with the mechanics on the life of the wheel bearings.

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Also at the next service do check with the mechanics on the life of the wheel bearings.

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I have already changed the wheel bearings at 60K service.

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That was very prudent on your part. People like you can care so much for your car which I being a student can't do. Also most people in these parts of Kolkata think of a car being a load lugger and until and unless something very serious happens which really hampers the performance or running capacity of the car,they happily ignore the niggling problems which later grow into huge troubles like my car which has slighly dragging brake with a worn down defective clutch plate which nobody is ready to get rectified. :-(
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That was very prudent on your part. People like you can care so much for your car which I being a student can't do.

like my car which has slightly dragging brake with a worn down defective clutch plate which nobody is ready to get rectified. :-(
Thanks for your kind appreciation buddy! Since I have such high mileage driving everyday I need reliability so double check everything as I should not have an headache en-route work where there are no service centers.

Why don't you ask your dad to get the part changed and tell him the problems it would lead if not changed.

Had a small incident today with the car.

I started for work from home and drove for a kilometer and stopped by the side of the highway as I got a call. Switched OFF the engine and spoke for 10 min. After finished the call, I turned the key to START position and the car just cranked once and stopped. Engine could not start. The whole instrumentation console was flickering, Locks were opening and closing continuously. Power windows not working and just idle. Tried cranking after 5 min but no use. Not enough juice in the battery to crank the engine.

Just opened the bonnet and looked at it in shock and mind is blank. Cooled myself and thought it could be battery problem. Just touched both the terminals and checked for any loose contacts or any indications.

After a min shook the terminals again and found the problem. It was a loose contact with the Positive terminal. Had cutting pliers in the car so tightened and tried cranking the engine and ALL was fine and normal.

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Thank you anurag for your concern. Since semester exams are near I've not been able to convince my dad to get the car upto some attention. Once the exams are over I'll definitely make sure that my car gets the better part of my attention which means it might get a clutch change brake overhaul and maybe some minor suspension or steering repair. Steering has become a lot vague these days. As always drive safe buddy.

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Hi Anurag, I'd like to ask you about the ease of driving Ritz diesel car compared to Wagon R. For someone who is physically weak and gets tired while driving Wagon R for more than 1-2 hours, is Ritz a better option? Please describe the ease of using clutch and the driving comfort in long drives compared to the old Wagon R.
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Hi Anurag, I'd like to ask you about the ease of driving Ritz diesel car compared to Wagon R. For someone who is physically weak and gets tired while driving Wagon R for more than 1-2 hours, is Ritz a better option? Please describe the ease of using clutch and the driving comfort in long drives compared to the old Wagon R.
I hope Anurag doesn't mind ,me answering to this .
The clutch of Ritz diesel is hard not doubts about it .
But i guess you will get used to it , also from driving point of view within the city limits you can ride the torque .
I learnt dirving in my Ritz only and mark my words, i found it really easy to drive, firstly because you dont need to press on the gas to get the car moving, just slot into the 1st gear and slowly let go the clutch the car moves smoothly. You can even change gears upto 3rd without the pressing the gas.
So that makes driving in the city so easy( at least for me ) .

In long driving you dont need to change gears that much, so that also should not be an issue .

But yes compared to a clutch of pertol car, it is surely hard.
I will suggest, take a test drive of the same and check it out yourself.

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For someone who is physically weak and gets tired while driving Wagon R for more than 1-2 hours, is Ritz a better option? .
Getting tired could be because of the sitting position.
Also don't worry, after driving a diesel car you will have strong calf muscles

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Hi Anurag, I'd like to ask you about the ease of driving Ritz diesel car compared to Wagon R. For someone who is physically weak and gets tired while driving Wagon R for more than 1-2 hours, is Ritz a better option? Please describe the ease of using clutch and the driving comfort in long drives compared to the old Wagon R.
No problem buddy at all.

I have migrated from a WagonR (2000 and 2008 model) to a Ritz DDiS. Just loved the change in all aspects. I didn't find the clutch to be that hard to be alarming.

In the initial times when the car is new, when you release the clutch the car moves without any jerk, it is a plus point for learners. You will never regret a diesel engine IF you have a higher travel a month to compensate for the premium paid for diesel cars.

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Hello All,

Completed 80K kms on my Ritz few days back.

Got the car serviced and was shocked to see the bill of 11K.

But as far as the service goes the car is smoother and runs silent.

To be honest this car is a real peace of mind.

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Wow Anurag.
Looks like you are flying rather than driving the car with the kind of mileage you are clocking .
So how is the Synthetic Oil making difference to the car's performance.
Wanted to check , after from the regular service, is there any particular stuff that you have got serviced or fixed during this 80k like egr etc.
I saw from your xls that you got the injectors cleaned during the 70k service, so wanted to check on that .

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Completed 80K kms on my Ritz few days back.
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Wow Anurag.
Looks like you are flying rather than driving the car with the kind of mileage you are clocking .
+1 to SC.. 80K in 2 years Where all did you drive?
Looks like you clock a lot around the city. Ritz is an awesome car and I love the way it can munch miles very easily.
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Completed 80K kms on my Ritz few days back.
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+1 to SC.. 80K in 2 years Where all did you drive?
Looks like you clock a lot around the city. Ritz is an awesome car and I love the way it can munch miles very easily.
The 80K is only comprised of Home to work and back. The daily travel is 53kms one way so it is 116kms a day.

A very comfortable car and relaxed seating with good all round visibility.

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Wow Anurag.
Looks like you are flying rather than driving the car with the kind of mileage you are clocking .
So how is the Synthetic Oil making difference to the car's performance.
Wanted to check , after from the regular service, is there any particular stuff that you have got serviced or fixed during this 80k like egr etc.
I saw from your xls that you got the injectors cleaned during the 70k service, so wanted to check on that .

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No special things done. Just gave the car and told them to do the regular service. They had charged me 2000 for carbon cleaning (Large) including labour but I refused to pay.

I am still in doubt of its work on performance! Any idea whether this is really needed or not?

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The 80K is only comprised of Home to work and back. The daily travel is 53kms one way so it is 116kms a day.

A very comfortable car and relaxed seating with good all round visibility.

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No special things done. Just gave the car and told them to do the regular service. They had charged me 2000 for carbon cleaning (Large) including labour but I refused to pay.

I am still in doubt of its work on performance! Any idea whether this is really needed or not?

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The A.S.S asked me to pay 1350 for engine de carbonisation or something like that, i declined it politely.

I think it is a money making trick.
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The A.S.S asked me to pay 1350 for engine de carbonisation or something like that, i declined it politely.

I think it is a money making trick.
This trick is played every time I go for the service.

If given a serious thought at what stage of the engine running is this de carbonization required?! The SA say every 50000 kms but I have to once cross check with the manual whether it states any such cleaning.

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MODS: Can the title of this thread be updated to 80000 kms clocked!

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