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Old 14th April 2010, 03:20   #286
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My main focus now is to ensure that the car runs till 1.5 lakh kms. Any pointers as to what steps to take now or in the near future to make sure it lasts ?

Nice thread there, kinda explains the detailed Excel you've been maintaining for the FE and overall analysis...work of a true consultant!

72K in 2.5 yrs... whoaaaaa...! I dont know if I should appreciate this for a fact, considering its only made your car and engine age faster than expected.

Considering we go to the same office everyday, I suggest that you ferry me to the office everyday (that ought to add another 10 Kms to your 80 kms/ day routine) and I guarantee you, we will reach 150 K kms much before your EMI ends !


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PS : How was your experience at Driven, have you checked out GYRO ?

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Old 19th April 2010, 15:01   #287
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Guys,

Had two strange experiences recently, at both times the same issue. As the car accelerated mildly the engine cuts off i.e. dead with all warning lights on. I have to just recrank the car and it is fine and Dandy. I thought there could be an electrical glitch but theses instances happened 2 weeks apart but in both cases the car was in a state of mild acceleration.

it has completed 29.7k kms and is due for a 30k service soon.

Any ideas as to what could have been the problem??
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Car battery is showing signs of ageing after 83,000 kms. I will replace it before it turns down on me sometime...

Exide or Amaron ? Prices ?
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I recommend a Amaron battery over Exide anyday. Remember Batteries have good margins, so negotiate a good deal for yourself. Posting directions to a dealer where i was able to negotiate to get a good deal.

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Amaron any day! I haven't seen an Exide battery for years now & I'm quite happy

Btw, 72k kms in 2.5 years, stop this aimless driving around Eddy !!!
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Thanks guys. Will check out the Amaron.

Suman Da: Wait for the 3 year figures
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...showing signs of ageing...
What signs Eddy? Wrinkles? White hair?
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Old 11th September 2010, 12:05   #293
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Tiredness actually. Takes more time to get up and moving
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^^^ You mean the engine is refusing to wake up and get moving? Sure that's the battery's fault and not the engine's? Maybe the battery's just a little dehydrated?
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Car battery is showing signs of ageing after 83,000 kms. I will replace it before it turns down on me sometime...

Exide or Amaron ? Prices ?
Please go for Amaron,it is any day better than exide in terms of product and service too.

Cost here is around 9k
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Took a gamble with Base Terminal. Got the DIN66 for Rs 4500 after exchange. 2 + 2 years warranty. The price was attractive considering Amaron costed 7000 approx.
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Took a gamble with Base Terminal. Got the DIN66 for Rs 4500 after exchange. 2 + 2 years warranty. The price was attractive considering Amaron costed 7000 approx.
That was one cool deal ! how did you manage to negotiate so hard
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Thanks a tonne for the contact. I actually did not negotiate hard, maybe a couple of 100 bucks.
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Hi

My cousin booked the new model diesel Maruti Swift which is going to get released next year. Now the problem is every year continously for 3 months he will be in the UK. During that time, the car will not be used or may be used hardly for 300 kilometres. Now he is worried because generally we say diesel engine needs to be used regularly otherwise maintenance will be high. Is this the case even with the new generation diesel engines these days ?

Gurus, please help as I would like to get expert opinion on this matter as I couldn't find any previous thread in Team BHP discussing this one.

Thanks & regards
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I don't think there is any problem in leaving any car for three months. Perhaps there is no thread because nobody has thought it a problem!

mind you: I am not an expert!
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