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Old 13th June 2007, 17:07   #16
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Mine certainly does. In fact, I'm not sharp about putting my foot back on the gas after a change to third it has markedly slowed down again.
You must not be in the turbo band then, once the turbo kicks in there is no engine braking.

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I didn't even notice lack of engine braking on my 2003 Tata Indica diesel --- and it lacked most things!
Your Indica diesel does not have a turbo.
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I agree benny, the fords do have much better build quality than others. A friend's fiesta still feels brand new at 17000kms.

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Old 13th June 2007, 17:37   #18
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I got my Swift delivered from the first lot & nearing 30k mark. Right from the day 1, rattling exist in one or other form. It's frustating to drive in poor roads. But its not increasing every day. As someone mentioned the later lots are much much better.

Other remaining fronts, I dont face any issue's with the car.
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I am done 34,000 KM on my Swift, faced rattling problems initially but that was sorted out during my 20k service. I had clutch shudder starting at 20k now its relatively non-existent at 34k on the odo. I have not faced any other problems till date.
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Oh ya the clutch has almost given away too.
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Maybe you just made a wrong choice then (with the Swift-D), Busa.

Apart from the engine, the rest of the stuff's going to be the same as the petrol, I guess.
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Maybe you just made a wrong choice then (with the Swift-D), Busa.
Well the new batch Swift's have the problems rectified i guess. No other diesel car in that range.

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Apart from the engine, the rest of the stuff's going to be the same as the petrol, I guess.
The springs are stiffer, wiring is fatter and clutch, gearbox are different too.
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The car does move, unlike what i though the petrol was a sissy, revv her hard and it goes like zooooooom, revved her till 7000RPM in first when the ECU cut in.
I do hope the dealer doesnt do the same thing with ur car, once he gets the oil seal and goes for a test drive !!
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At cold start the car idles between 1200-1800RPM



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nothing wrong with high rpm during cold start.

the high rpm is maintained by temperature sensor to warm up the engine.

very normal
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Good News is that MUL is launching the M16A engine the very next month for the Swift petrol, this news is what Navnit Motors told my friend who has booked a VXi and is waiting for a month for the new engine to arrive.
Hi, can someone please confirm/verify that the Swift Petrol is indeed getting the the M16A engine replacement next month or very soon.
I was about to book a swift Vxi for myself, but I had this doubt in my mind that Maruti would eventually upgrade the current engines to the M16A. But I thought that maruti declared that the'll do that by 2009. But if they actually plan to do the upgrade right now, I would be more than happy to wait for a month and get the new engine!

Would really appreciate if someone could update us with any knowledge/info abt the same.

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You must not be in the turbo band then, once the turbo kicks in there is no engine braking.
I'll watch out for that. Driving it gently while its new!

Indeed the old Indica did not have a turbo*, and I'm entirely new to turbos.

*I wondered if it had an engine, sometimes!
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I wondered if it had an engine, sometimes!
Well the noise should have cleared your doubts

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nothing wrong with high rpm during cold start.

the high rpm is maintained by temperature sensor to warm up the engine.

very normal
I have to disagree with this statement. Most expert suggest to limit the RPM to 2000-2500 while the engine is still cold. RPM can increase till Red line when the engine is sufficiently warmed up to a steady state temp.
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diesel fan, high rpm what eflanker referring to is the idle advance to get the engine up to running temp fast, this is there in almost all new gen petrol engined cars.

and it will be somewhere around 1000 to 1200 rpm, 1800 rpm on firing up then will settle down slowly
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