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Old 22nd November 2016, 15:59   #61
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I have done oil change along with all filters. I went with Shell Helix Ultra 5W 40 fully synthetic oil. I had got this for a good price on Amazon. Car feels smoother and engine is revving better now. Black smoke has also decreased. Remember, my car is running on a very aggressive map from TOT .

And the V box graph is here :
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The car has run more than 1.2 lakh KM. Recently, there is an issue. I am not able to slot into 1 st gear from higher gears while moving. But there is no issue to slot into 1 st gear when the car is not in motion. Maruti service guys advised me to change lower gear synchronisers and clutch. I am still thinking over it, as I do not find the issue very irritating. I hardly get to use 1 st gear on highways.
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Not Happy Times For SX4

1. Gearbox issues :
I am not able to slot into 1 st and 2 nd gears now. Maruti has suggested to open the gearbox and change synchronisers.

2. Rear Bumper gets a dent :
A boy on scooter managed to make a dent on rear bumper and just fled away.
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Update : 5000 KM Post Tune O Tronics Remap :

As I mentioned before the performance is very good and I guess this is the fastest car with 1.3 MJD documented online in India (10.85 seconds on V Box). But, there is lot of black smoke under wide open throttle. Also, I had to change lower gear synchronisers within 5000 KM post remap. I am not saying remap is the culprit, but there is a chance. Since, I had issues with TOT regarding my S-Cross remap, I do not expect lifetime support anymore and I have decided to go back to Wolf. I have asked Rajiv to work on switchable maps and flash the same. My car was running on Wolf map before TOT and there was some issue (turbo over boost).. But Rajiv was out of country to rectify it. As per Rajiv, we were running higher boost than stock. I think the turbo was not able to handle the additional boost after driving thousands of kms. I have logged the turbo boost values in both wolf and TOT remaps.. TOT remap has lesser boost and no over boost error. I will post more details after Rajiv works on my car

Baleno 1.2 and SX4 are ready to get Wolfed in my garage
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Update : 5000 KM Post Tune O Tronics Remap :

But, there is lot of black smoke under wide open throttle.
I think the black smoke is common with all diesel cars right ? Under heavy acceleration, there will be lot of un burnt diesel.
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I think the black smoke is common with all diesel cars right ? Under heavy acceleration, there will be lot of un burnt diesel.
Short bursts of black smoke is common with diesel cars under heavy acceleration. But, continuous black smoke should not be there. The car is running very rich.

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Update : Repairs done

What was done?

1. Lower gear synchroniser rings are replaced

2. Oil sump packing leakage fixed by bonding

3. Rear bumper dent removal and painting

4. New gear knob from Ciaz

Total bill was 10,500 Rs.

7300 for lower gear synchroniser rings, oil sump leak closure, Ciaz gear knob

3200 for rear bumper dental removal and full painting

No report is complete with pics

Ready for works (Love this look, very hot)
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Gearbox opened
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Old rings : scratch marks were there
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New lower gear synchroniser rings installed
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Engine oil leak was observed
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The source of leak : oil sump packing
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After dent removal and painting : good job
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Ciaz gear knob (just 330 Rs)
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1. Lower gear synchroniser issue is very common with all Maruti cars with 90 hp Multijet as per service manager. It has nothing to do with Tune O Tronics remap

2. The gear shifts are very smooth now and the issue is rectified

There is no point selling this car now as the resale value is very bad. I will try to keep him (Yes it's him, Men amongst cars haha) as long as possible.

Cheers!

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The car had undergone some repairs / replacements as detailed on the previous post. Service guys had told me that the clutch is still good. But, dad has informed me that the clutch is slipping now. This started after the repair work. The dealer is suspecting some issues in adjustment / seating.

The car is with dad and I am planning to swap my S-Cross with SX4 soon
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I got to drive the car after long time. Dad had reported that clutch was slipping. But I did not notice it during 200 km drive. SA told me that there would have been some oil and got dried on it's own.

The car is running with Tune O Tronics remap. The performance is very good and this is one of the fastest 1.3 MJD I have ever come across . I did some logging and timing. The car is faster than stock 1.6 S-Cross till 120 kmph. 0-100 and 80-120 timing is more than a second faster than stock 1.6 S-Cross. The biggest disadvantage with TOT map is heavy smoke. The car smokes too much under WOT and I have named it as smoke monster haha. TOT had told me that they can reduce the smoke and power will go down. I have given my S-Cross to dad and got SX4 now.

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Smoke level check (The car is running with new air filter)
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Dad had come to Mysore today in SX4. It was raining and the driver side wiper blade came out and he lost it on the way. It was late evening when he reached here and there was no way to source new blades. He had to drive to Bangalore with family.

I remembered that I had stock S-Cross wiper blades with me. SX4 and S-Cross wiper blades are of same size. I had changed S-Cross stock blades with 3M but did not dispose the old blades. I am happy that it was of use

Driver side wiper blade missing :
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Installed S-Cross wiper blades : Happy dad
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Dad was using the car all these days. There are no new issues : All good!! Except the black smoke under full throttle.. TOT remap is doing brilliant in this car.

AES projector setup which I had installed from local accessory shop is giving troubles every now and then. Moisture / fogging during rain, solenoid getting stuck etc. Also the brightness has reduced by big margin. I have decided that there is no point spending any money on local Chinese projector or even the so called premium projectors from Xenon Planet. I would stick to Morimoto for all my future lighting upgrades
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Confusion : Should I retune the car from Wolf Moto?
The car is running fine with TOT remap. Only issue is lot of black smoke. I got to follow the car yesterday and it looks very bad on road. I had expressed my concerns about black smoke to TOT long back and they assured me that it can be corrected at the expense of reduced power. But, I really liked more power (who doesn't haha) and had decided to live with it. Due to many reasons including their pathetic support for my S-Cross 1.6.. I have decided not to go back to TOT.

I spoke to Rajiv few days back and asked if he could retune my car. My target is same kind of power with lesser smoke. Rajiv said he would look into it and try his best . I was actually running with Wolf remap before. Rajiv had given little more turbo boost in my SX4 than he usually does. After driving for many months, my car started to over boost and go into limp mode. Rajiv was out of country then and Wolf team were not able to help me out. But the things are much better now and Rajiv has trained few guys to offer the support here when he is out of country. Since I was driving my car daily, I got it retuned from TOT. They gave me more power (say more fuel) and the turbo boost was lesser than Wolf map when I logged it. I feel so stupid for taking a hasty decision and spending on multiple remaps . I would be meeting Rajiv soon and retune the car. If I am not happy with the tune, I will continue with TOT map.

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I was all excited about retuning the car from Wolf Moto. It looks like the plan has to be postponed. I drove the car for around 100 km today and the lower gear synchroniser ring issue is back. It's been only 4 months /2000 km since I changed it . I could not slot from 3rd to 2nd gear. I have to stop the car and put it into first. Hyundai provides 6 months / 10k kms warranty for replaced parts. I need to find out if Maruti does the same.

The performance is too good though. New Innova Crysta had tough time keeping up with me .
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Hyundai provides 6 months / 10k kms warranty for replaced parts. I need to find out if Maruti does the same.
While I have never seen it in writing, one of the dealer workshops had once replaced the starter motor for free when it conked off within a month of replacement. IIRC, they do provide a 90 days warranty on new replaced spares.

Regarding this synchro issue, I have been told that more torque of the DDIS 200 engine is responsible for the synchro failure, as the synchros used in diesel Maruti aren't that robust. Also laid back drivers extract longer life than aggressive drivers. Pedal to the metal style of driving is what I have been told is responsible for this. No offense please, just my two cents.

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Regarding this synchro issue, I have been told that more torque of the DDIS 200 engine is responsible for the synchro failure, as the synchros used in diesel Maruti aren't that robust. Also laid back drivers extract longer life than aggressive drivers. Pedal to the metal style of driving is what I have been told is responsible for this. No offense please, just my two cents.
I think you are right . My car is running with very aggressive remap too and my driving is pedal to metal most of the times. 0-100 on V box is just 10.8 seconds haha. Lower gear synchroniser ring has failed 2 times post this remap (just 8000 km).

I am planning to source the parts and get it done at FNG this time. Post that I will get the retune done by Wolf.. May be little lesser torque
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