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Old 23rd July 2007, 15:58   #1
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Default Reborn at 75000 kms- my wagonR

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here is the picture of the car in Question before the work being carried out. Will update the album soon.

My wagonR has done more than 75000 kilometers. Covered Gujarat, Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra in the process. Won the WagonR Mileedge challenge. Saved my life and then some more.

It arrived on one fine day in 2000. One of the first wagonR's in the country.

A VX model (yes its without powersteering. )

It had served us this long and the time came when other car started overshadwing this angel.

As a second car which didnt do much running, we werent sure on what to do. Conversations also brought up replacing it with a new car.

With a blind eye on the maintainence side the car's health was sure deteriorating.

And then one fine day it happened. we decided on keeping the angel that served us so well.

The total cost of the project came up to about 25000 Rs.

1. The tyres on the car were stock. Yes I ran the tyres for close to 7-8 years. I agree to my mistake. the hard tyres also had an impact on the suspension in the long run. The old tyres were replaced at Maniar Tyres by JK Ultima tube type rubber. I opted in for tube type because this car isnt going to do much running and will only be puttering in the city. I upsized the tyres to 145/70 R13.

2. I didnt opt for synthetic oil because the parts store guy advised otherwise.

2. Here's the list of parts and consumables invovled in the rebirth of the angel.

1. Front Strut for Wagon R X2 Rs. 1742 each
2. Steering Assembly Wagon-R Rs. 2537.78
3. Castrol GTX3 oil 3 ltrs Rs. 495.65
4. PI- 4174 Oil filer Rs. 53.33
5. Veedol Coolant 1 LTR Rs. 142.22
6. Balance rod bush set Rs. 71.11
7. Lower Arm Rs. 364.44
8. Distilled water 2ltrs Rs. 26.67
9. 500ml Brake oil TVS Rs. 88.89
10. 4PK710 Belt for wagonR Rs. 100.96
11. 3PK750 Belt for wagonR Rs. 105.77
12. Booster with TMC Rs. 3257.78
13. RR Jumper Rs. 404.44
14. Nulon 350ml Oil Rs. 364.44
15. Hose Pipe set Rs. 225.00
16. 15" blade Rs. 92.00
17. 18" Blade Rs. 130.00
18. Fuel Filter Rs. 120.00
19. Air Filter Rs. 105.00

All the parts were bought original from the store. The whole rebirth process of the angel took 3 days. Some other work involved.

1. Tyres balancing and alignment.
2. Silencer pipe welding and fitment
3. central lock motor replacement.
4. A/C service.
5. Dent repairs

The car now runs much better. The last Fuel fill gave average 13Kmpl with a/c. I hope to see the FE rise with this time around.

The steering assembly had taken a bad hit due to an accident 3 years back. Had got it repaired temperarily and it had become real bad. The steering wheel play has been restored. It still feels a bit hard when moving to the right.

The new tyres have made the car very comfortable and quiet and more composed on the road.

the rear lights have developed cracks due to the effect of weather. But we are not looking to replace them anytime soon. they will probably last 2 years more easily.

The Kenwood Stereo cassette deck is still in a bad shape and needs repairs. Will post update on this soon.

The A/C service is still pending and will probably get it done this wednesday.



The Lancer is about to finish 50K and it is next and in for a more thorough tune up. . The tyres as many would know have already been upped to michelin XM1 energy tubeless and I recently changed the old thorn security system to xs-2000. Rest in the separate thread.

For now I am loving my wagonR and how it drives.

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Thats Nice buddy but i dont know whats the point of this thread.

I have an esteem thats 96 model and has done about 1.2 laks/km and haven't even changed my suspension yet. It still great and gives 11 to 12 km/ltr. Have only change the drive shaft 2 times. All i do is fill the gas and keep going on and on.

Now if thats not a big deal, we have an Ambi back home thats approximately done 30lakh/km since 1965 and still has the old steering column but had its engine replaced couple of times. But the dam thing never needed tinkering or body work. Apart from the engine and the bearings I dont see much change.

So your point is sort of vague but glad your enjoying th car.
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I upsized the tyres to 145/70 R13.
Upsized? Isn't 145/70- 13 the stock size?

VXi versions come with 155/65-13 (Not sure about earlier VX though)
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Thats Nice buddy but i dont know whats the point of this thread.

I have an esteem thats 96 model and has done about 1.2 laks/km and haven't even changed my suspension yet. It still great and gives 11 to 12 km/ltr. Have only change the drive shaft 2 times. All i do is fill the gas and keep going on and on.

Now if thats not a big deal, we have an Ambi back home thats approximately done 30lakh/km since 1965 and still has the old steering column but had its engine replaced couple of times. But the dam thing never needed tinkering or body work. Apart from the engine and the bearings I dont see much change.

So your point is sort of vague but glad your enjoying th car.

The point here is not about how the cars running even though she's old now. There are lacs of padmini's in Mumbai which are double the age and still running.

The point is getting to keep the beauty and appreciate it after being close to loosing it. We got it repaired for a new lease of life. That's what the thread is all about.




@Crazydriver: I had 145/65 R13 before.
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