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Old 8th June 2009, 13:59   #991
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got a welcome call asking me to come to a free 80-point check up camp next week. was wondering how much more i want to burn in terms of money to repair the dent and for 25k service when suddenly freebies look welcoming in recessionary times

free oil and coolant top ups, and a good wash also included. i still have to go to sai iyengar, front right tyre seems going low on pressure every now and then.
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Default My VDi: Heavy clutch, Too much noise, Terrible ride quality

My VDi is about 2 yrs old and the clutch is just too heavy (30500 on the ODO) Driving in Bangalore traffic during peak hours is a real pain. My left knee hurts real bad. Infact, the clutch seems to be like this from the beginning. It was not this bad of course. My sister bought a DZire VDi very recently and the clutch feels like heaven.

Also, the noise; too much grunting. Perhaps, its the noise sealing that is bad in my car. Anyone who sits in the car immediately asks me....Oh this is a diesel car and hence the noise . Noise can be countered with atleast loud music, but what do i do about the heavy clutch. I am seriously thinking of selling this car. My wife cant even drive with such a heavy clutch.

Rattling...Should I say anything about this ?

Also the ride quality has become so bad, I just cant imagine that a 6L hatchback gets to this level in under 2 yrs.

Guys, can someone help me ? or selling is the only option left. Need a small car and hence may opt for the i10 Automatic.
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My VDi is about 2 yrs old and the clutch is just too heavy (30500 on the ODO) Driving in Bangalore traffic during peak hours is a real pain. My left knee hurts real bad. Infact, the clutch seems to be like this from the beginning. It was not this bad of course. My sister bought a DZire VDi very recently and the clutch feels like heaven.

Also, the noise; too much grunting. Perhaps, its the noise sealing that is bad in my car. Anyone who sits in the car immediately asks me....Oh this is a diesel car and hence the noise . Noise can be countered with atleast loud music, but what do i do about the heavy clutch. I am seriously thinking of selling this car. My wife cant even drive with such a heavy clutch.

Rattling...Should I say anything about this ?

Also the ride quality has become so bad, I just cant imagine that a 6L hatchback gets to this level in under 2 yrs.

Guys, can someone help me ? or selling is the only option left. Need a small car and hence may opt for the i10 Automatic.
Brother, If the clutch was this hard from the beginning why did u not complain as I did ? clutch is not usually 'very' heavy! Of course with use i ll not remain super smooth too!
After i changed my clutch plate/ pressure plate the clutch has become super light!

Change the clutch plate /pressure plate/flywheel along with the tit bits !

Thats the only option if bleeding does not work which since you dont have a juddering problem does not seem to be the problem !
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Brother, If the clutch was this hard from the beginning why did u not complain as I did ? clutch is not usually 'very' heavy! Of course with use i ll not remain super smooth too!
After i changed my clutch plate/ pressure plate the clutch has become super light!

Change the clutch plate /pressure plate/flywheel along with the tit bits !

Thats the only option if bleeding does not work which since you dont have a juddering problem does not seem to be the problem !

How much did you pay for the entire job ?
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Nothing! All under warranty ! I complained to Maruti after the dealer said ' its normal' !
My car is only 12 thousand km old! when i got this done my car was 9 nd half thousand km !
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Change the clutch plate /pressure plate/flywheel along with the tit bits !
Ok. Thanks for the advice. I will try consulting Mondovi/Kalyani and explain my situation. Hopefully, I too will get it covered under warranty.
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Default 2nd anniversary celebration :-(

completed 25k kms, and 2 yrs with car, washed, cleaned and did everything to keep the swift stand by its name. and then this morning this happens:

i had parked the car in a public car park, facing a wall, and by the time i finish my business and am back, a hyundai i10 has reversed from a distance of atleast 20 feet, straight onto my car. husband was outside car, wife drove the car by pressing accelerator in reverse gear instead of brake. of course these are eyewitness accounts. today's been a bad day for me. over and over again. i am just recuperating at home now.

estimated charges with insurance to repair is 10k, without insurance is 50-60k. police complaint filed, notice another accent next to mine is also damaged due to impact. you can imagine how horrendous the driving would ve been for that short duration. eyewitnesses also say hubby tried saving the car from hitting mine. wife goes paranoid, starts crying and they drive away. wonderful. i must thank my stars for such a day.

leave you with pics. car will take 15 days to come back. planning to cool my heels in a bmtc public transport until then.

sorry guys, but i am feeling very uneasy about this. i loved my car like never before. i loved it as much as i loved my son. and i cant see this happen to it.
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Ouch, that hurts. Its painful to see such a sight. I am sure she will be back soon and will be good as ever.

Just trying to figure out what speed the lady was doing while reversing her car. What was the damage to her car?
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I really wish I knew. Will be going to the RTO to find out using RTI, who this belongs to. I Can also call up Hyundai for this and find out.
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Geeksrik,

This looks horrible man. I really sympathize you. Such a thing has happened with no fault of yours. please claim everything from the guy who has done this to you. do not leave him.

What happened to i10 by the way? Any pictures of the same./
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Guy got away with his wife after five mins. Only the public helped me for this by noting his number. good soul someone could atleast record the number. I think government laws and law enforcement authorities are archaic. Hopefully i must be able to locate this car easily within 3 days. I have to file an RTI request for information on this car.
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File a Hit and run case in the police station. The guy will come running to you.
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Really painful to see this. Especially when the accident is for no fault of ours. Hope to see your car back in mint condition soon.
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I think you should go and file a FIR, against the unknown person driving the i10 with the registration number given to you by the witnesses. Do it asap and then try to hunt down the car.

did you note down the name, number and the address of the witness?, I think it canbe helpful.
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Guy got away with his wife after five mins. Only the public helped me for this by noting his number. good soul someone could atleast record the number. I think government laws and law enforcement authorities are archaic. Hopefully i must be able to locate this car easily within 3 days. I have to file an RTI request for information on this car.
Apart from a hit and run at the police station. Call up all the hyundai service centres and ask if that car number has come for any repairs.

Don't tell them why you want to know. Just say it is my friends car. Once you know the service centre, I would suggest landing there personally and getting his contact details showing the FIR. You can then proceed further.
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