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Old 7th February 2018, 01:13   #76
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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.
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Hello Team,
I have run 1.01 lakhs now. There was oil leak in left front and rear shock absorbers. Today I changed all 4 shock absorbers. I had bought TRW shocks online. I got it installed from MASS. Car feels more stiffer now and handling is slightly improved with little compromise on low speed ride quality.

Also I noticed very minor wheel bearing noise. It turned out to be rear left bearing. To my shock, bearing is integrated with hub and ABS sensors which comes as an unit and costs 13k. I have postponed wheel bearing replacement for now.

Rear wheel bearing assembly
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Hi DrNaren, I have been following your ownership for quite a while now. Now I need your guidance.
I have an SX4 ZDI 2011 that I purchased in 2016. Car now needing front suspension overhaul and car has run about 80K. I could see oil leakage in one shock only for now.

If I choose Talbros arms and TRE shocks. Should it suffice well as SGP arm is way to expensive. 6K. ? How was your experience with the above set-up. Should I stick to change the whole set-up for smooth feel or change only 01 shock for now ?

Also, can I go for Swift lower arms and SX4 MGP shocks that could be economical affair.

Please enlighten on spring set change also.

I like the idea of CIAZ gearknob. Will get it done soon.


Car was lifted few days back at MASS they mentioned slight crack in engine mount toward the underbody ?

Twice MGP has fixed my gear box seepage but it’s back again. Any advise on this front ?

Front Seat-belts are not retracting back completely. Any suggestions on increasing the lubrication.

There is slight rust building on spare tyre box in the boot. Car’s underbodyhas been done recently with 3 coats.

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I have an SX4 ZDI 2011 that I purchased in 2016. Car now needing front suspension overhaul and car has run about 80K. I could see oil leakage in one shock only for now.
Please change the shock which is leaking. Go with OE shock itself. I think they are Gabriel make.

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If I choose Talbros arms and TRE shocks. Should it suffice well as SGP arm is way to expensive. 6K. ? How was your experience with the above set-up. Should I stick to change the whole set-up for smooth feel or change only 01 shock for now ?
SGP lower arm for SX4 is too expensive. I have installed Talbros and happy with it. But I am not happy with TRW shocks, they started leaking within 10k kms. I would say stick to OE shocks.

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I like the idea of CIAZ gearknob. Will get it done soon.
Nice. It's an easy fit.

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Twice MGP has fixed my gear box seepage but itís back again. Any advise on this front ?
I too have leak from gearbox. It has been fixed temporarily by applying M seal.
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Can swift lower arms be fitted on sx4? I am not very sure as they do look visually different, if someone has done this and can confirm then it would be best and economical way.
I have also replaced my gear-knob with the one that comes in ciaz, during syncro ring change the knob got cracked while trying to open and was not in stock so it was replaced with ciaz knob and it looks great too.
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For the boot rust if its not too much the best would be to scrape and repaint, or you can use rust converter directly and paint over it. Recently i opened the plastic housing near the wipers and i found a lot of debris and rust, due to limited access, i have applied two coats of rust converter, then sprayed it with red oxide, and finally sprayed black paint.I used can type spray paints as the place was having limited access and with the pressure in the can i could cover entire portion well.I would suggest you look in to this area as well as it is prone to rust. I would follow the same route for the spare wheel boot area this weekend.
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Thanks for the wonderful updates Naren! I am planning to buy a second hand SX4, probably a 2010 ZXi model with 69k on the odo. My mechanic is advising me against it since in his opinion, apart from the spares being expensive, they aren't readily available and need to be ordered at times.

I've always felt that Maruti spares, no matter the sales of the car, have always been made available. I wanted to get your opinion on the ready availability of spares and whether they are relatively expensive to comparably models or not.

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I am planning to buy a second hand SX4, probably a 2010 ZXi model with 69k on the odo. My mechanic is advising me against it since in his opinion, apart from the spares being expensive, they aren't readily available and need to be ordered at times.
Spares availability is not an issue in Maruti. Few parts in SX4 are SGP, those might take some time and are expensive.
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The car was not at all driven since last few months. I did not get time to fix lower gear synchronizer rings. I believe that toque is too much (pushed beyond safety limits in remap). When I get time, I would revert to stock map and get the gearbox fixed.

As of now, SX4 has got new alloys (swapped from S-Cross)
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Out of all 7 cars in my garage, I love the front of SX4 the most
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I got to drive SX4 after long time. It was around 150 km drive. As mentioned before there is synchroniser ring problem. I have observed that it is impossible to slot into 2nd gear from higher gears, but I can slot into 1st and then to 2nd. Using this method I did not face any problem during the entire drive.

Tyre noise, steering feel, ride comfort, braking, grip and everything are much better with Continental MC5 tyres. The car is also pretty fast with remap. My remapped SX4 1.3 could beat stock S-Cross 1.6 easily till 120 KMPH .

I would be shifting to Manipal for next 3 years. Hope to fix all the issues by this month end.

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I would be shifting to Manipal for next 3 years. Hope to fix all the issues by this month end.
Congratulations. Which subject you have picked up? I might be in Manipal in September for a couple of days. Can catch up then.
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