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Old 26th June 2014, 17:02   #121
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Hey guys,

Apologies for the long silence. Work has been keeping me busy.

Anyway, I am still getting a mileage of around 12kmpl in the city. I guess there is nothing much I can do now, and I will have to live with it. I am driving to chennai this weekend and I will check the mileage I get on the highway and report!


Back to low FE is it again?

Have you felt any changes in the driving characteristics or issues? Surprised on this update actually.

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Well, I had complained about low FE on my swift Vdi few pages back.
I have been filling at one fuel station since 7 years and no matter what i would fill it in that station only if im in bangalore.

As an emergency i had to fill once in st marks road (beside koshys) and i got a FE of 17 (which never happened in last 30k kms). Subsequent fill ups from the same gas station is returning ~21 in city limits with 100% AC.

All this while (7 years) i was duped
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Back to low FE is it again?

Have you felt any changes in the driving characteristics or issues? Surprised on this update actually.

Anurag.
Yeah back to low FE again

I haven't noticed any issues or changes in the driving characteristics, apart from the car becoming super smooth and being a dream to drive again. The sudden surge of power when you hit the 2000 rpm mark is back and honestly, driving it feels almost like it was when it was new! Unfortunately mileage hasn't let up.

Like I said before, one of the SA from Surakshaa drove the car with me on the highway and we got a FE of 21+kmpl! I noticed his driving style was very similar to mine. I myself have noticed that the FE is pretty good whenever I have gone on long distance trips, even if I have driven with a heavy foot.

Anyway, I'll check the highway FE during this weekend Chennai drive.

Cheers!
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Yeah back to low FE again

I haven't noticed any issues or changes in the driving characteristics, apart from the car becoming super smooth and being a dream to drive again. The sudden surge of power when you hit the 2000 rpm mark is back and honestly, driving it feels almost like it was when it was new! Unfortunately mileage hasn't let up.

Like I said before, one of the SA from Surakshaa drove the car with me on the highway and we got a FE of 21+kmpl! I noticed his driving style was very similar to mine. I myself have noticed that the FE is pretty good whenever I have gone on long distance trips, even if I have driven with a heavy foot.

Anyway, I'll check the highway FE during this weekend Chennai drive.

Cheers!
May be you are enjoying the smoothness and turbo kick a bit more hence low FE.

Do you follow tank full method for FE calculation?

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Well, I had complained about low FE on my swift Vdi few pages back.
I have been filling at one fuel station since 7 years and no matter what i would fill it in that station only if im in bangalore.

As an emergency i had to fill once in st marks road (beside koshys) and i got a FE of 17 (which never happened in last 30k kms). Subsequent fill ups from the same gas station is returning ~21 in city limits with 100% AC.

All this while (7 years) i was duped
Whoa! I should try this station next time! Worth a shot, considering everything else has failed.

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May be you are enjoying the smoothness and turbo kick a bit more hence low FE.

Do you follow tank full method for FE calculation?

Anurag.
Hehe, yeah I am enjoying the smoothness, but I'm not revving hard during my daily drives.

And yes, I follow full tank method for FE calculations. I track ALL my fuel ups with an android app, 'FuelLog' and the average is around 12kmpl. Its only during highway trips that the FE goes above 15kmpl.

I'll check the highway FE this time, I'm leaving to Chennai tomorrow morning
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...Like I said before, one of the SA from Surakshaa drove the car with me on the highway and we got a FE of 21+kmpl! I noticed his driving style was very similar to mine...
To be honest, if you drive smooth, Swift D can deliver much more on highways (depending on the load) with 100% A/C. But this is till a decent bench mark to start with; I suggest you look at a 15-16 kmpl in City as a bench mark to achieve.
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To be honest, if you drive smooth, Swift D can deliver much more on highways (depending on the load) with 100% A/C. But this is till a decent bench mark to start with; I suggest you look at a 15-16 kmpl in City as a bench mark to achieve.
Haha true that!

Well, report after chennai drive :
Distance covered highway = 733
Distance covered city = 68
Total distance covered = 801
Total fuel : 33.29 + 16.56 = 49.85

Average Mileage = 16.07 kmpl

Majority of the highway drive was done at triple digit speeds (awesome mind boggling 6 lane super highway with no traffic!!) and my engine rpm was usually around 3k constantly in 5th gear. Considering this, I am really happy with the figures.

Will post a detailed travelogue over the weekend with pics!

Trying to see how far the car will go on a full tank if I drive very very carefully, without the rpm crossing 2k! It is difficult to restrain the rpm to these limits, especially when the engine is as free-revving as it has ever been, thanks to the service from suraksha and synthetic oil. I would be really happy if I can extract around 15kmpl with this kind of driving.
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Anyone read February's edition of Autocar? Turn to page 128...!
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Anyone read February's edition of Autocar? Turn to page 128...!
If you have the copy of the magazine can you post the snapshot of it?! I am Chris to read!
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If you have the copy of the magazine can you post the snapshot of it?! I am Chris to read!
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/shifti...-car-2123.html (Team-BHP Stickers are here! Post sightings & pics of them on your car)


Thanks to mukeshgoel!

The pictures are a quite blurred out, will attach another screenshot tomorrow !

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Finally! The time has come.
When the baby swift becomes...
The LEGENDARY swift. The stuff of legends.
I want to savor this moment. This moment of great pride.
As the legend crosses ONE LAKH kilometers!


I don't think I've ever savored three kms more than I have these three kms!!
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Finally! The time has come.
I don't think I've ever savored three kms more than I have these three kms!!
An awesome milestone to achieve!

The swift can easily do another lakh before it needs any work done on it. My uncle's 2007 swift had run 193k kms before he had to part with it, not that he wanted to but a tree fell on the car when it was parked about 3 months back. The same uncle also had a 2010 Dzire that he used for 120k kms before upgrading to a SX4 diesel about four months back.

The 1.3 Fiat mill is a wonderful engine. The swift had a Clutch and suspension replacement and Dzire did not have anything done to it its whole life except regular maintenance as per manufacture recommended schedule.

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  • Just take that bottle of additive and add it to the tank when it is nearing empty/before you fill-in diesel;
  • Go to the bunk and do a full tank, drive around normally,
  • Once the tank is empty, fill in diesel again. Things will get a bit better.
The additive is advised to be used after run-in i.e 10K. I'll be using it after clocking 20K kms (Currently at 15K)

The additive should be used with two full tanks.

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Technically, is there any difference from filling in this just after having filled a tankful of diesel?
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Technically, is there any difference from filling in this just after having filled a tankful of diesel?
What I do now is, I stop before the filling station, add 35ml of the additive and then proceed to fill up the tank.

If I do it after filling, the additive is mostly coated in the fuel filter pipe and doesn't fully reach the fuel in the tank.

Hence I do it before the full tank.

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Finally! The time has come.
When the baby swift becomes...
The LEGENDARY swift. The stuff of legends.
I want to savor this moment. This moment of great pride.
As the legend crosses ONE LAKH kilometers!


I don't think I've ever savored three kms more than I have these three kms!!
Congratulations for the wonderful feat. The Fiat 1.3 diesel engine is surely one of the best mile crunchers available in Indian marker at present.
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