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Old 31st March 2008, 10:44   #166
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thanks Diesel fan i shall check in IBP.

@abhilash: Do keep us posted on the service and the cost.
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Old 31st March 2008, 10:59   #167
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But that gave me a good chance to do some hooligan jumps while criss crossing from service lane (now main road) to highway (now the service lane) lol.

Trick is to have good momentum and just fly CAUTION!
Been there, done that and boy ... it's fun . But I agree Jaggu, Caution is the word, it's easy to get carried away with all that excitement.
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Old 31st March 2008, 20:01   #168
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Back from Indus Motors. 20000 kms service completed.
There is no much difference felt in driving though.
The invoice total is Rs. 4320 only.
Both complaints that I raised has been fixed. The rear seat fixed properly with new clips. The bonnet is aligned properly now (before, the gap at one side was more, which was like that from purchase itself). In addition, they found a leak in the differential oil seal and changed it under warranty. Also they did a few paint touch ups in the bumper. SA said that the Transmission oil is fine and they have not changed it.

Invoice details is as follows:
Element, Air Cleaner - Rs. 230
Exchange Filter - Rs. 843 (service adviser said this is the Fuel Filter)
Oil Filter - Rs. 334
Diff. Oil Seal (changed under warranty)
Hook, Rear seat cushion - Rs. 10
Coolant - Rs. 209
Engine Oil - (3.1L) - Rs. 507
Gear Oil - Rs. 749
VAT on all of the above - Rs. 360
Km service - Rs. 625
Brake cleaning - Rs. 280
Consumables - Rs. 60
Total : Rs.4320.
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Hi abhilash,

>SA said that the Transmission oil is fine and they have not changed it.
> Gear Oil - Rs. 749

The two statements above are contradictory.
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Hi abhilash,

>SA said that the Transmission oil is fine and they have not changed it.
> Gear Oil - Rs. 749

The two statements above are contradictory.
Oh sorry. It is the brake fluid, which was ok and not changed.
As per the manual, Transmission oil and Brake Fluid was those missing from the invoice. SA said Trns oil is same as Gear oil. While typing the message, I don't know how I typed Transmission oil.
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Thanks a lot Abhilash. Now we got some idea about the fuel filter cost

It is not mandatory to change the brake fluid. Would help if you replace by 35-40 k kms or at 2 years of purchase, just to remove any moisture content that got into the fluid.
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Hi abhilash,

> It is the brake fluid, which was ok and not changed.

OK. Then it is OK. No harm in changing it also. As Jaggu has mentioned once in two years is fine, but we do have humidity and the brake fluids do tend to absorb moisture.

> SA said Trns oil is same as Gear oil.

Indeed they are!
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Hi Guys, just wanted to check if any one faced similar issue and cure for it.

There is this rattle/creeking sound coming from the back, I think it is rear bench backrest. This is from the time I got the car. The service guys where not able to fix it, they said they taped the hinges. But it is still coming. I found that when I press the backrest from boot in the middle of the seat the same noise comes. One more thing I found is that when there are people sitting in the back, the sound is muted. Can anyone suggest what the problem is?

Other than that everything seems to be fine. I got my second service done at 5500KM. There were no charges as no oil change was done.

I reduced the air pressure to 32 for all tyres(185/70 G3's) on recommendation of you guys. The ride is much improved now though the pickup feels a bit suggish.

I'm always thrilled by the fuel economies you guys report. I never got more than 18Kmpl on highway. With reduced air pressure I got 17(100% AC). I usually do 100-120Kmh on highway. The city figure are vary between 14-16 (50% AC).
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It might be a silly case of the rear seat belt buckle touching the body of the car. Happened with me.
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Or it can the the bench part of the rear seat, it has two clips try taping them and see. Hope its not the doors themselves as was the case in my car, fixed by adjusting the door locks/hinges setting.
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Since I believe you are in the south of bglr, the bunk near Jal bhavan on bannerghatta road has stocks of System D. (Going from dairy circle, after the Sagar apollo hospital crossing, bunk comes on the right)

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I'm always thrilled by the fuel economies you guys report. I never got more than 18Kmpl on highway. With reduced air pressure I got 17(100% AC). I usually do 100-120Kmh on highway. The city figure are vary between 14-16 (50% AC).
The(My) trick is to upshift early, somewhere around the 2k-2.3k rpm mark - this way you dont feel too slow. Build up speed gradually and use 5th gear for anything above 60kph. If you have the wherewithal to keep your right foot in check( I never thought I had it in me), it is eminently possible.

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I will be taking the delivery of my new SWIFT LDI today. Kindly advise me about which quality of diesel should I use.
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I will be taking the delivery of my new SWIFT LDI today. Kindly advise me about which quality of diesel should I use.
Indian Oil Corporation Regular Diesel !
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I'm always thrilled by the fuel economies you guys report. I never got more than 18Kmpl on highway. With reduced air pressure I got 17(100% AC). I usually do 100-120Kmh on highway. The city figure are vary between 14-16 (50% AC).
Lower the tyre pressure, lesser the mileage is my experience.

The FE of my gaadi has actually declined after the first service but there is a number of factors but I think tyre pressure would be the most significant one. From running 34 that the Maruti guys pumped I dropped to 28 and back to 32/30 etc.

Since Im running 205s the car is even more sluggish in the initial(only) But then it makes up for the cornering Hopefully a filter will sort out the sluggish initial and also boost the mileage nominally.

Got an avergae of 18 with City-Highway 50-50. Otherwise it has always hovered around 14.5kmpl in 100% city A/C use.

Recently been getting 14 and 13.5 occasionally(though I had a puncture that I hadnt realised so tyre pressure was skewed.)

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Or it can the the bench part of the rear seat, it has two clips try taping them and see.
Worked for me!
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