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Old 13th December 2015, 22:22   #541
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My colleague had a $5 coupon lying with him and wasn't using it to buy anything so I went ahead and got two small items for myself.

1) A Netted carrying bag (1 pair) - $1.39;

A simple design for the smaller items like mobile phone etc. I am using it for keeping my purse and mobile phone during charging.

The carrying bag
The story of a Blue Streak a.k.a Maruti Swift ZDi (Torque Blue). EDIT: 1,00,000 km up!-img_20151212_202408.jpg

Stuck to the central console beside the gear lever
The story of a Blue Streak a.k.a Maruti Swift ZDi (Torque Blue). EDIT: 1,00,000 km up!-img_20151213_174233.jpg

SOURCE: 1 Pair Carrying bag
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2) Digital Tyre depth gauge - $2.60 -- Neat, small packing that does its job well.

Tyres: Michelin XM2 (195/60 R15)

Odo during tyre change: 60,220 kms

Current Odo: 63,415 kms

Distance covered till now: ~3,200 kms

The packaging
The story of a Blue Streak a.k.a Maruti Swift ZDi (Torque Blue). EDIT: 1,00,000 km up!-1.-thread-depth-gauge.jpg

Measurement Units (Either in millimetres or Inches)
The story of a Blue Streak a.k.a Maruti Swift ZDi (Torque Blue). EDIT: 1,00,000 km up!-3.-measurement-units-cm-.jpg

Front Right - Outer Groove
The story of a Blue Streak a.k.a Maruti Swift ZDi (Torque Blue). EDIT: 1,00,000 km up!-1.-front-right.jpg

Front Right - Center Groove
The story of a Blue Streak a.k.a Maruti Swift ZDi (Torque Blue). EDIT: 1,00,000 km up!-2.-front-right.jpg

Rear Right - Outer Groove
The story of a Blue Streak a.k.a Maruti Swift ZDi (Torque Blue). EDIT: 1,00,000 km up!-3.-rear-right.jpg

Rear Right - Center Groove
The story of a Blue Streak a.k.a Maruti Swift ZDi (Torque Blue). EDIT: 1,00,000 km up!-4.-rear-right.jpg

Rear Left - Outside Groove
The story of a Blue Streak a.k.a Maruti Swift ZDi (Torque Blue). EDIT: 1,00,000 km up!-5.-rear-left.jpg

Rear Left - Center Groove
The story of a Blue Streak a.k.a Maruti Swift ZDi (Torque Blue). EDIT: 1,00,000 km up!-6.-rear-left.jpg

Front Left - Outside Groove
The story of a Blue Streak a.k.a Maruti Swift ZDi (Torque Blue). EDIT: 1,00,000 km up!-7.-front-left.jpg

Front Left - Center Groove
The story of a Blue Streak a.k.a Maruti Swift ZDi (Torque Blue). EDIT: 1,00,000 km up!-8.-front-left.jpg

Just put the above images reading in excel format for easier understanding
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I'll be tracking the depth every 5,000 kms when I go for my routine Wheel Alignment, Wheel Balancing and Tyre Rotation.

SOURCE: Digital Tyre Depth Gauge
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Old 16th December 2015, 21:50   #542
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Have bought the plastic clips from MGP and will be fixing the same by tomorrow morning.

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Have finally fixed that plastic cover today using good quality SS nuts and bolts rather than those plastic clips.

It is silent and peaceful to drive now.
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An year that just passed - 19.12.2014 to 19.12.2015

The list of events and it is now 2 years old and 64,000 kms run!

19.12.2013 ---- Blue Streak enters my life;

31.12.2013 ---- 3M visit for Paint sealant treatment;

01.01.2014 ---- Review goes live;

29.12.2013 ---- 1,000 kms up in 10 days;

12.01.2014 ---- PPF Done for doors and handle cups;

17.02.2014 ---- First nick damaging the Right ORVM indicator;

21.02.2014 ---- 5,000 kms up in 48 days;

17.03.2014 ---- Rear bumper damaged by a biker;

08.04.2014 ---- Changed from Stock headlamps to Philips Xtreme Vision (60/55W);

11.04.2014 ---- Star 3D Mats added and Fuel filler neck replacement recall;

12.04.2014 ---- 10,000 kms up in 4 months;

09.06.2014 ---- 15,000 kms in 5.4 months;

24.07.2014 ---- Seat covers installed;

03.08.2014 ---- 20,000 kms in 7.5 months;

14.09.2014 ---- Accident on ORR damaging the FR fender;

30.10.2014 ---- 25,000 kms up in 10 months and 11 days;

25.11.2014 ---- FR Fender replaced and repainted

29.11.2014 ---- 30,000 kms up in 11 months and 10 days;

19.12.2014 ---- Happy 1st Birthday to the Blue Streak.

31.03.2015 ---- 40,000 kms in 15 months;

13.07.2015 ---- 50,000 kms in 19 months;

13.09.2015 ---- Upgraded from MRF ZVTV to MRF Z.L.O's;

03.11.2015 ---- Humming Noise Update on the Z.L.O's;

06.11.2015 ---- 60,000 kms in 23 months;

19.12.2015 ---- Happy 2nd Birthday to the Blue Streak.
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Scratches accumulated over the 2 years:

The story of a Blue Streak a.k.a Maruti Swift ZDi (Torque Blue). EDIT: 1,00,000 km up!-img_20151126_191146.jpg

The story of a Blue Streak a.k.a Maruti Swift ZDi (Torque Blue). EDIT: 1,00,000 km up!-img_20151207_165903.jpg

The story of a Blue Streak a.k.a Maruti Swift ZDi (Torque Blue). EDIT: 1,00,000 km up!-img_20151207_170006.jpg

The story of a Blue Streak a.k.a Maruti Swift ZDi (Torque Blue). EDIT: 1,00,000 km up!-img_20151207_170035.jpg

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What all done on my car:

1) Upgrade to 100/90W setup
Upgrade to 100/90W setup

2) Clutch set changed for the Judder problem:
Clutch Judder Issue - Solved!

3) Tyre swapping from MRF ZVTV to Z.L.O's
ZVTV to ZLO's

4) Iftex's System D:
Iftex System D

5) Humming Issue - ZLO's:
Humming noise Update on ZLO's

6) Tyre swapping from MRF Z.L.O's to Michelin XM2:
Michelin XM2 in!

7) 60K Service done at Home by Autofin Maruti
60K service @ Home

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D.I.Y's Done:

1) MAF Cleaning:
MAF Cleaning

2) Cabin light changed to LED:
Cabin light swapped to LED (DIY Install: LED cabin lights for the Maruti Swift)

3) Repair: Windshield chipping & Crack:
Chiping & Crack repair (DIY Repair: Windshield Chip & Crack)

4) Auto-Dimming IRVM & Anti-Glare ORVMs
Auto-dimming IRVM & no glare ORVM added (DIY Install: Auto-Dimming IRVM & Anti-Glare ORVMs)

5) Armrest Installation:
Installation of Armrest (DIY: Armrest installation in the Maruti Swift!)

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Odometer at morning when I set off for work!

The story of a Blue Streak a.k.a Maruti Swift ZDi (Torque Blue). EDIT: 1,00,000 km up!-img_20151219_171404.jpg

How does she look now:

The story of a Blue Streak a.k.a Maruti Swift ZDi (Torque Blue). EDIT: 1,00,000 km up!-img_20151207_165938.jpg

The story of a Blue Streak a.k.a Maruti Swift ZDi (Torque Blue). EDIT: 1,00,000 km up!-img_20151207_165956.jpg

The story of a Blue Streak a.k.a Maruti Swift ZDi (Torque Blue). EDIT: 1,00,000 km up!-img_20151207_165846.jpg

As of now the odometer is 64,112 kms. She is as reliable as ever and rattle free. Just loving every moment with the car and just feels like new even today!

One of the best products from the Maruti Suzuki Stable! I'm loving it!
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Wow 64k in 2 years is a lot of kms. As for the scratches its nearly impossible to keep a car scratch free in India unless you lock it in a garage and never use it. BTW did you name the car Blue Streak after the movie with same name

Wish you more happy motoring miles.
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Wow 64k in 2 years is a lot of kms. BTW did you name the car Blue Streak after the movie with same name.
Thank you Sumeet. 64K is less actually. My earlier car, Ritz did 70K IIRC.

Regarding the naming of my car, it was put by a BHPian friend.
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Had a tube of Displex Polish lying at home which is when I though of using it to get rid of some scratches the ICE HU has accumulated over the 2 years. Had got this Displex Tube for $8 a pair.

Here are the pictures:

Displex Tube
The story of a Blue Streak a.k.a Maruti Swift ZDi (Torque Blue). EDIT: 1,00,000 km up!-1.-displex-tube.jpg

Scratches on the HU
The story of a Blue Streak a.k.a Maruti Swift ZDi (Torque Blue). EDIT: 1,00,000 km up!-2.-scratches.jpg

Before and After for comparison
The story of a Blue Streak a.k.a Maruti Swift ZDi (Torque Blue). EDIT: 1,00,000 km up!-4.-before-after.jpg

A day time shot
The story of a Blue Streak a.k.a Maruti Swift ZDi (Torque Blue). EDIT: 1,00,000 km up!-5.-after-polish-daytime.jpg

Though there are some left overs one but never mind, results are more than satisfactory! I didn't go much into detail of making the sides etc as this was just a trial. I'll be masking the sides and then re-polish for better results also the same for the other bits too.
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UPDATE: Boot Light LED Upgrade


After upgrading the cabin light to LED, next in line was the boot light that was too dim for being of any use.
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I was contemplating of doing a little more extensive DIY on the same lines for my Swift VDi which involves cutting the marked dead slot for this light, purchasing spare light from MASS and fitting it. However, I am unsure if Maruti have provided the slot/wiring option on VDi for the same. The big question is whether wiring harness in Vdi vs ZDi model is different or not. If it is the same, its would be a very easy plug and play task. Else, I might not be interested in altering the stock wiring.

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Thanks Anurag.

Anyone added boot light to their Swift VDi ?

There is a already a slot with removable plastic cap in place of light.

The only thing I want to know if the wiring has been provided by MSIL or do I need to pull a wire from the cabin light ?
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Anyone added boot light to their Swift VDi ?
There is a already a slot with removable plastic cap in place of light.
Well, I am yet to take the plunge. Last time I checked(though I might be wrong here), my car had hard molded plastic on the slot and not removable plastic cap. Though I need to recheck.

I'll be happy if there is a removable plastic cap. I am pretty hopeful that Maruti won't be using a separate wiring harness for VDi and ZDi (for simplifying inventory and reducing complexity).

Other than adding the boot lamp, I am also interested in adding the temperature display on console (an idea beamed by Mr.Sachania for his Ertiga Vdi, but yet to be done).

Anyways, for this light, lets exchange notes and plan a DIY
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Anyways, for this light, lets exchange notes and plan a DIY
I am trying to get hold of someone who has a VDi or VXi so that I can check on this and try to get a quicker solution.

Shall try and update you guys soon.
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Last time I checked(though I might be wrong here), my car had hard molded plastic on the slot and not removable plastic cap.

I'll be happy if there is a removable plastic cap. I am pretty hopeful that Maruti won't be using a separate wiring harness for VDi and ZDi (for simplifying inventory and reducing complexity).
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I am trying to get hold of someone who has a VDi or VXi so that I can check on this and try to get a quicker solution.
So, I bought the light and it is very cheap (Rs.105/- only including bulb). God knows how much Maruti Suzuki saved by not providing it in lower variants.

I could not see any connector behind the removable cover in the evening. I will check it later (myself or at an accessory shop).
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So, I bought the light and it is very cheap (Rs.105/- only including bulb). God knows how much Maruti Suzuki saved by not providing it in lower variants.

I could not see any connector behind the removable cover in the evening. I will check it later (myself or at an accessory shop).

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I am trying to get hold of someone who has a VDi or VXi so that I can check on this and try to get a quicker solution.

Shall try and update you guys soon.
Wanted to do this in my VXi but when I asked at the service centre, they said there is no wiring leading to that slot. I will probably build a light with its own power source for this application. A boot light is really quite essential. Don't know why manufacturers do such silly cost cutting.
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Wanted to do this in my VXi but when I asked at the service centre, they said there is no wiring leading to that slot. I will probably build a light with its own power source for this application. A boot light is really quite essential. Don't know why manufacturers do such silly cost cutting.
There are many things that are possible but refused by service centers. Don't take their words as ultimate truth.
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I am pretty hopeful that Maruti won't be using a separate wiring harness for VDi and ZDi (for simplifying inventory and reducing complexity).
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I could not see any connector behind the removable cover in the evening.
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Wanted to do this in my VXi but when I asked at the service centre, they said there is no wiring leading to that slot.
Not sure how helpful but here is the wiring diagram from the Supplementary Service Manual of Swift/Dzire!

The story of a Blue Streak a.k.a Maruti Swift ZDi (Torque Blue). EDIT: 1,00,000 km up!-img_20160107_233838.jpg

Looking at the diagram, I guess the lighting is connected somehow to the dome light.

Will study further and see what I get out of this.
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Not sure how helpful but here is the wiring diagram from the Supplementary Service Manual of Swift/Dzire!
Thanks Anurag.

Please tell me if the boot light is auto on like cabin light when we unlock the car or open the doors.

Or you have to turn on the light with switch (on the light) ?
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Please tell me if the boot light is auto on like cabin light when we unlock the car or open the doors.

Or you have to turn on the light with switch (on the light) ?
The boot light isn't Auto like the cabin lamp.

It has an On/Off switch.
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