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Old 20th February 2017, 18:12   #166
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Good news!!
Wow!!

There is a hell of perceivable difference in engine noise levels with Liqui Moly addition buddy. It is easily heard and not some camera gimmick. I am stunned honestly and would definitely want to try it for my Swift when it goes in for the 1,10,000 kms service (Diesel engine compatible).

I need the NVH levels to be lowered more than you.
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Wow!!

There is a hell of perceivable difference in engine noise levels with Liqui Moly addition buddy. It is easily heard and not some camera gimmick. I am stunned honestly and would definitely want to try it for my Swift when it goes in for the 1,10,000 kms service (Diesel engine compatible).

I need the NVH levels to be lowered more than you.
Is the service lined up anytime soon? I want to see how the multijet responds to liqui moly oils. FGT 1.3 seems to be a bit noisier compared to the VGT 1.3.
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Is the service lined up anytime soon?
Yes sir, car is 1,07,000 kms now. Another 3000 kms to go which is a month time.

I'll update the thread as soon as I get the service done.
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Wow this thread suddenly became an advertisement for Liqui Moly. Bought the fuel injector cleaner today. Going to try it out on my Honda City. Do you think I should spread the bottle across 2 tankfuls or consume the whole thing in 1 tankful? Thanks.
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Wow this thread suddenly became an advertisement for Liqui Moly.
I agree. People have forgotten my 800.

Coming to Liqui moly, there is nothing wrong IMO to appreciate a good product. Specially since we have zillion products which promise the world to us, but deliver nothing.

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Bought the fuel injector cleaner today. Going to try it out on my Honda City.
Is your car suffering from any issues like erratic idle or something else?? Or is it purely for prevention??

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Do you think I should spread the bottle across 2 tankfuls or consume the whole thing in 1 tankful? Thanks.
One bottle per tankful should be better IMO. The concentration is written on the bottle, please follow that for best results.

And the best time to add it is when your tank is nearly empty, and you are about to refill. Just before tanking it up, add the contents of the bottle to your fuel tank.

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I agree. People have forgotten my 800.
Trust me no one will forget your 800 so easily! It is truly one of a kind.
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Is your car suffering from any issues like erratic idle or something else?? Or is it purely for prevention??
No issues as of now, it's a 2015 model, done less than 8000 km. Sounds like less but since it's in Mumbai suburbs it's like 45 min to 1 hour to cover every 10 Km here. Already done with 4 services based on the 6 month service interval of Honda. In my next service I'm planning on trying Honda fully synthetic oil and switching to a 10-12 month service interval post that. According to some of the forum users Honda has reduced the price of fully synthetic oil at the SA so will try that out next time.
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One bottle per tankful should be better IMO. The concentration is written on the bottle, please follow that for best results.

And the best time to add it is when your tank is nearly empty, and you are about to refill. Just before tanking it up, add the contents of the bottle to your fuel tank.
Thank you sir for your advice. I look always enjoy reading your posts and look forward to the updates on your 800.
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Trust me no one will forget your 800 so easily! It is truly one of a kind.
Thanks buddy.

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No issues as of now, it's a 2015 model, done less than 8000 km. Sounds like less but since it's in Mumbai suburbs it's like 45 min to 1 hour to cover every 10 Km here.
I don't think the injector cleaner will make any significant difference. Your City is still as good as a new car.

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Already done with 4 services based on the 6 month service interval of Honda.
6 months service interval?? That's weird!!

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According to some of the forum users Honda has reduced the price of fully synthetic oil at the SA so will try that out next time.
Yes I have also read about it, its priced around 1800 rupees for fully synth, which is terrific VFM.

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I have no idea on how to start this post properly. Let me begin saying that I have been in love with Maruti 800s since I can remember. When my family finally had the fortune to buy a car, father was hell bent on buying a Maruti DZire, rather than an Alto K10 (which I was absolutely in love with).

Fast forward to 2017, my brother (team-bhp handle nightfury) finally turned 18. Initially, the plan was to buy him a scooter, until both of us interrupted the conversation and suggested going for a Maruti 800. But we were not okay with any Maruti 800. It had to be a Type-I or Type-II 5 Speed (As most of you reading this can guess, the 5 speed mania was started by my dear friend who goes by the handle LeoShashi). If a suitable 5 speed was not found, we would fall back to a nicely maintained Type-I. We were okay with a six month period for the search because, it had to meet certain criteria. On top of being one of the above two mentioned models, it had to be properly maintained, company serviced, oil changed at regular intervals, not enthusiastically driven and not modified. We set the conditions, and both of us went back to our daily chores.

I have the problem of wasting my time on OLX, searching for cars that I love. Once the search began, the time spent on OLX increased many fold. On of those searches, I found a green Maruti 800 5 Speed, which passed the 15 years test and was still mostly in it's original paint. The seller claimed that the car was company serviced, and only 31000 km run. A message to seller showing our interest was sent without a delay, and the call was made within 15 minutes. I bombarded him with all my questions, relating to the condition of the vehicle and the interval at which the vehicle was serviced. And he answered all those questions satisfactorily. I then arranged a meeting with him the next Friday evening and said I would come to him and inspect the car personally.

One thing I must make clear to all of you is that, I am not an expert when it comes to cars and most of my knowledge is theoretical in nature. I have never owned an 800 nor my friends, let alone a 5-Speed. So I was apprehensive of my abilities to judge the car. Luckily, I had a solution in mind. I pulled up dozens of webpages on identifying cars that are in a bad condition. Then I messaged LeoShashi himself for some solid advice, and I was relieved to get an instant reply on the things that I should worry about. Combined with the knowledge selflessly shared by Shashi and the World Wide Web, I created the following checklist of things that to look out for when inspecting the car.
  • Odometer alignment
  • Modifications
  • Interior wear
  • Footwell
  • Engine bay
  • Battery condition
  • VIN, Engine and chase No
  • Cowl rust
  • Body seal
  • Mid cross member
  • Rear cross member
  • Underbody rust
  • Suspension leaks
  • A pillar condition
  • Antenna hole rust
  • Glass panels and frame
  • Body
  • Paint consistency
  • Wheels
  • Tyre wear consistency
  • Cold start blue smoke
  • Idle speed variation
  • Engine noise
  • Shifting quality
  • AC
  • Straight line braking
  • Pulling
  • Body rattle
  • Suspension
  • Steering wheel vibration
  • Spare wheel condition

Once the list was made, I started visiting several second hand dealerships around Trivandrum to judge the general quality of second hand Maruti 800s, which were up for sale. The trips provided me with fun and confidence I never felt in several years. Some of the dealerships were clueless about what Type I and Type II were. None had 5 speed models in stock, and the 4 Speed carburetor and fuel injected models that were shown to me were in terrible condition. The engine bay and interiors looked like people held slush and grime fests inside them. The under-bodies were literally rusting to pieces. I was so shocked by the condition of these cars that I forgot to take pics. Fantastically enough, one SA was very eager to sell me a battered 80,000 km run 4 speed Maruti 800 for Rs. 80K, all this without even a test drive.

After several lengthy days, "The" Day came and I went down to see the vehicle. After all that negative experience with those dealerships, when I finally saw the car, I was pleasantly surprised to say the least. With a lot of help from Shashi (for which I can never thank him enough), I bought the car the very next week.

Without further ado, Let me present you with the pictures
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Gentlemen, am trying to source the perfect fit rubber mats for our M800'99. Shashi, could you please let me know if this thing is available in MGA/P catalogue? If not, any other leads? Apparently most of the accessories stockists in Pune do not have this item due to "0" demand. Do not wish to go for generic mats.
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Gentlemen, am trying to source the perfect fit rubber mats for our M800'99. Shashi, could you please let me know if this thing is available in MGA/P catalogue? If not, any other leads? Apparently most of the accessories stockists in Pune do not have this item due to "0" demand. Do not wish to go for generic mats.
I'll definitely help you. First kindly tell me which type of mat do you need?? Full floor mat or separate mat for every passenger. The second one won't cover the carpet on the central tunnel.

Both are available.
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I'll definitely help you. First kindly tell me which type of mat do you need?? Full floor mat or separate mat for every passenger. The second one won't cover the carpet on the central tunnel.

Both are available.
Thanks for the prompt reply Shashi. I think second one will make more sense. Thanks in advance for providing me the SKU # alongwith approximate price.
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I think second one will make more sense.
Separate rubber mats MGA for M800

Part number-99000M99213
Price-Rs. 550
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Posting details of other types of mats which I have bought from MGA/MGP for M800

Full floor rubber mat(Black)
Part number-990J0M844A2-010
Price-Rs. 990

Boot mat rubber(Black)
Part number-990J0M844A3-010
Price-Rs. 195

Picture(LHS is full floor mat set, RHS is boot mat)
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Some other types of mats which are available in MGP

Full floor PVC mat(transparent)
Part number-990J0M844A2-040
Price-Rs. 1090

Boot mat(transparent)
Part number-990J0844A3-040
Price-Rs. 195

Fancy MGA's(including stuff from limited edition 800s)

99000M99287-OBB / Carpet Footmat ( Black & Blue ) / Rs. 708
99000M99287-OBM / Carpet Footmat ( Black & Maroon ) / Rs. 708
99000M99287-OGG / Carpet Footmat ( Grey & Green ) / Rs. 708
99000M99287-OGW / Carpet Footmat ( Grey & White ) / Rs.708
75022M84000-010 / Floor Mat ( Riviera Red) / Rs. 808.3
75022M84000-020 / Floor Mat ( Laguna Blue) / Rs. 808.3
75022M84000-030 / Floor Mat ( Cool Silver) / Rs. 808.3

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Thats wonderful Shashi. Simply impeccable turnaround-time. Any idea if the full floor mat can be installed via DIY route? I mean removing the front seats suffices the purpose or do we need to dismantle some more bits prior installation.

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Thats wonderful Shashi. Simply impeccable turnaround-time. Any idea if the full floor mat can be installed via DIY route? I mean removing the front seats suffices the purpose or do we need to dis-mental some more bits prior installation.
The full floor mat comes in two pieces. One for the front side and one for the rear. I can easily install them myself without removal of seats. Sliding the seats front and back is sufficient to install them. The only thing which comes in my way is the gear console. Most 800s don't have them, so its even easier in that case.

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Dear Shashi, Mission partially accomplished, Thanks a lot once again!

Freshly Baked!
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Rear 2 Pieces
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Front 2 Pieces
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On the other hand, May I request you to check the availability of full floor mat with your dealer, a dealer in Pune told me that they have been discontinued.
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