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Old 27th February 2009, 11:16   #91
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Not really required. IMO
Why so dear? Lemme know... Well, its not am unhappy with S Drives.. it serves me well... but still thinking of better ones.. juz for the sake of experiencing it.

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Arrre, how come absolutely no scratches even after 70k ?
he hee... Abuse and Pamper.. thatz the MANTRA!
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Old 27th February 2009, 11:19   #92
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he hee... Abuse and Pamper.. thatz the MANTRA!


But seriously, you've got a recent paint job ? Else, which wax, polish etc ?
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Wow! Great going, nikki! It is good to know the car is this healthy even after 70K kms. You are the one guy who I know, who really explores the limits of the car without actually abusing it. Really good news on the clutch!

Yes, for you, the Neovas may not be overkill, heh heh.

Could you tell me how much the Dinitrol job came to? Is there any reduction in road noise after the treatment?
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Old 27th February 2009, 17:07   #94
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But seriously, you've got a recent paint job ? Else, which wax, polish etc ?
Yes.. minor paint touchup jobs and 3M treatment. Thatz it!

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Could you tell me how much the Dinitrol job came to? Is there any reduction in road noise after the treatment?
Thanks dude!
Costed me Rs.1700/- including the 3 yr warranty card. Neatly done. Checked the underbody thoroughly before taking delivery.
Noise reduction is negligible. Doesn't make MUCH differance.
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Old 5th April 2009, 12:20   #95
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Exclamation Engine Check Light

Yesterday, while I was ripping back home for lunch, suddenly felt a 'boost' of power while overatking a bus. Pulled to side of the road, there it is....Engine check light is glowing!!!! Idling is highly erractic from 1000 to 3000 rpm!!! Checked the engine side for abnormal sounds, over heating, compression leaks etc etc... everything normal!

Drove it straight to MSM. Connected the OBD Tool. It shows "Speed Sensor Malfunction"!!!!! Checked the sensor and its connections. The magnetic sensing portion was full of sediments of Gear oil. Cleaned it and put back. Error code GONE!!

STILL the idling is erratic and CEL is glowing!!!
After lots of dicussions and brain storming sessions, decided to check IAC(Idle Air Control) sensor and drive motor. So removed the throttle body, dismatled for thorough cleaning. Findings were Shocking.
IAC sensor was covered with thick layer of carbon. Stepper Motor was almost stuck due to excessive carbon deposit around it. Cleaned both thoroughly and put back the throttle body. SOLVED!

Guess this will help other Swift-ers in future.

Mods, A quick search in the Technical Section didn't pointed me to any suitable thread to post this. Kinldy merge suitably if there is a specific thread for SWIFT(P) - CHECK ENGINE LIGHT.

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Old 8th April 2009, 15:45   #96
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Default Good old "Swift" days

Hey, you remind me of my good old days with my Swift in Bangalore. Unfortunately had to sell it short since i had got on an onsite. Now that i am back, planning to pick up from where i left off. Another Swift coming soon.
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Old 11th June 2009, 09:42   #97
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Cool 3rd set of tyres at 77777 kms.

Yes.. time for a new set of tyres for my baby! This car always amazed me with its performance abilities. So thought of going for some exotic set of tyres this time.

WHAT WENT OUT?!
YOKOHAMA S-Drives of size 205/55/R15. This set did worked for a good distance of 37,000 + kms. Thatz some serious miles for that tyre eh! huh.. anyways.. am tooo happy that they served me very very well.

WHAT GOES IN?!
YOKOHAMA ADVAN NEOVAS - AD 07. of size 205/55/R15. (on Nitrogen)
First lemme salute "adiyta86" who helped me get the tyres thru this close contacts. That was an yummy yummy deal dude... THANKS AGAIN! Tyres came to me @ 7.3k per tyre.

Well... The initial experience with Neovas are really interesting. I never experienced this much of road holding characteretics with any car... and so the feel of rolling resistance is all new to me!
Secondly, the suspension system gone tight and precise! But suspension works beautifully as the link rods and bushes have been replaced at 70k service.
Thirdly, am keeping a close watch on FE from now onwards. I really feel that there will be a good pinch on those figures.
Loss in top speed and cornering abilities are yet to put on test. Will do that once it is run-in properlly.
Will update later...

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Wow Neovas at 77777kms, Great going !!!

Now u can't do 360 degrees
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Wow Neovas at 77777kms, Great going !!!

Now u can't do 360 degrees
he he heeee... but believe me dude.... I did a minor wheel spin today!!!!!!!

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Awesome stuff!! Welcome to the AD07 club

You will experience road holding of the kind never felt before. You will feel like you are bending the laws of physics!
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Awesome stuff!! Welcome to the AD07 club

You will experience road holding of the kind never felt before. You will feel like you are bending the laws of physics!
TBHPians at Cochin be warned!

Would love to know more about the 3M treatment.

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Congrats, Nikki! Your car deserved nothing less, right from the time you started driving it.

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YOKOHAMA S-Drives of size 205/55/R15. This set did worked for a good distance of 37,000 + kms. Thatz some serious miles for that tyre eh! huh.. anyways.. am tooo happy that they served me very very well.
37000 kms is an achievement for those tyres more so because you are behind the wheel At this rate, I guess I am certain of getting 45K or so from my set heh, heh.
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Awesome stuff!! Welcome to the AD07 club
Thanks dude. So yours is 14 inchers right?

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Would love to know more about the 3M treatment.
Bullshit man! Dont go for such stuffs. The normal 'Teflon' work is more than enough!!!
But I love the Dinitron underbody treatment. Underbody looks neat and fresh after every underbody wash.

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Congrats, Nikki! Your car deserved nothing less, right from the time you started driving it.

Thanks mate! So any plans as your next set?




37000 kms is an achievement for those tyres more so because you are behind the wheel At this rate, I guess I am certain of getting 45K or so from my set heh, heh.
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Nikki -- Yes. The NHC has 195/60 R14.
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Nikki -- Yes. The NHC has 195/60 R14.
Okie. Howz the ride in NHC with Neovas? My DAD's NHC is with XM1 of same size as of yours. Ride is too good and performance is far better than the stock size tyres.
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