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Old 22nd March 2011, 16:12   #1786
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What tyre size are you using @Naveen? I filled nitrogen once but didn't feel any difference in ride. It lasts long though. Agree with you on the WA/WB part. I too get it done every 5k.
A bit OT, SA at indus is suggeting to use Synthetic oil next time. As it costs almost twice as compared to regular oil, I am sceptical. Is it worth it?
I use 205/50/R15. Since it's a low profile tyre, i tried nitrogen and works well. I havent received any comments from them yet. Might be next time I step in for service. My Fiesta used synthetic oil. I didnt bother to check the difference since that's mostly used by my dad. But, the car managed to clcok 80k without any problems though.

Here's my last service report. 20k

Air Cleaner - 229.97
Exchange Filter - 1069.03
Oil Filter - 333.85
Gasket, Oil Drain - 7.99
Coolant (SG) Non Amine - 208.66
Brake Fluid GC 1500AA (250ML Pack) - 137.62
Screen Wash (50ML Sachet) - 13.32
MGDO (15W40) Shell - 186.46
Gear Oil 75W90 - 311.65
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Old 24th March 2011, 22:12   #1787
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Which synthetic oil are they recommending? Ensure that you invest in a diesel specific oil like mobil delvac 1 and NOT the regular mobil 1.

Strut overhaul already has been explained, though in my case, regreasing and a rubber lining to the first 2 coils of the spring was done and no bush replacement was involved. Charged only labor of around 160 bucks per strut IIRC.
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Glove Box stuck - Help

Guys a little help needed, the Glove Box on my swift has got stuck in the lock position and the handle on the same has become free. Any help and ideas to get it open before i can trudge to the service centre.

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Glove Box stuck - Help

Guys a little help needed, the Glove Box on my swift has got stuck in the lock position and the handle on the same has become free. Any help and ideas to get it open before i can trudge to the service centre.

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Try the old school method. Insert a thin metal scale or some metal spoke (bent) and try to budge the lock. Dont try this too hard though.
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Which synthetic oil are they recommending? Ensure that you invest in a diesel specific oil like mobil delvac 1 and NOT the regular mobil 1.

Strut overhaul already has been explained, though in my case, regreasing and a rubber lining to the first 2 coils of the spring was done and no bush replacement was involved. Charged only labor of around 160 bucks per strut IIRC.
I need to check on the spec of the oil they are suggesting. Will get back on that one.
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Old 28th March 2011, 21:26   #1791
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I felt the car is very bouncy and hard while hitting potholes at speed though tyre pressure is kept at 34/32.


Isn't this normal?? i mean hitting a pothole at speed is always a very hard and bouncy affair in the Swift.

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@shibu
Yes. Ride is hard and bouncy in Swift. But in my case it was very hard even with a low tyre pressure. I was also getting some "tak tak" sound while hitting potholes at moderate speeds (though I ignored it as another rattle ). Can feel a noticeable difference after the bush replacement.

But in any case, this is not a great car for rear passengers.
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Yes. Ride is hard and bouncy in Swift. But in my case it was very hard even with a low tyre pressure. I was also getting some "tak tak" sound while hitting potholes at moderate speeds (though I ignored it as another rattle ). Can feel a noticeable difference after the bush replacement.

But in any case, this is not a great car for rear passengers.
True. Had experienced the same feeling when I got the car. Now, since it's running on low profile tires, I can feel it directly striking my spine.

My tires definitely not recommended for our kind of roads.
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@DieselLover, @Naveen

Thanks - you had me worried for a second. Now a days if my ride becomes too much of a good thing over bad roads i immediately suspect a puncture. And that is usually the case.

No need of a tyre pressure in the Swift. The ride is it!!

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@DieselLover, @Naveen

Thanks - you had me worried for a second. Now a days if my ride becomes too much of a good thing over bad roads i immediately suspect a puncture. And that is usually the case.

No need of a tyre pressure in the Swift. The ride is it!!

Drive on,
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I sense punctures in my swift when the steering becomes noticeably harder to turn to either sides. I have driven the car with puncture couple of time for over 15-20 kms without even checking the tire pressure. I always felt that tubeless is good in that sense - we dont get stuck on road - have been lucky not to have any bent rims.
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Did 45k service two days back.Changed to DELVAC MX. The overall cost was 1700 rs w/o oil(I bought it ). I think Maruti has increased labour charges and I think swift diesel is now not that easy on pocket as far as maintanance goes. Just see their billing...
Paid service 800.00
Consumables 104.00
brakes overhaul 390.00
oil filter 376.00
Caliper assy grease 54.00
Total Labour charges 1291.00
materials 431.00
Total 1722.00 Rs.
Mind you this is not for their recommended service. Also The SA,whom I had known for a very long time ,asked me to clean the EGR . When I told I had already done it at 30K kms, he told that Maruti has not prescribed specific time intervals for it and its bestto do it every 10k kms. Also suggested an engine flush which I promptly refused. It was overall weird. I doubt they are trying to fleece the customer unnecessarily. Overall not very much satisfied...
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guys
Did 45k service two days back.Changed to DELVAC MX. The overall cost was 1700 rs w/o oil(I bought it ). I think Maruti has increased labour charges and I think swift diesel is now not that easy on pocket as far as maintanance goes. Just see their billing...
Paid service 800.00
Consumables 104.00
brakes overhaul 390.00
oil filter 376.00
Caliper assy grease 54.00
Total Labour charges 1291.00
materials 431.00
Total 1722.00 Rs.
Mind you this is not for their recommended service. Also The SA,whom I had known for a very long time ,asked me to clean the EGR . When I told I had already done it at 30K kms, he told that Maruti has not prescribed specific time intervals for it and its bestto do it every 10k kms. Also suggested an engine flush which I promptly refused. It was overall weird. I doubt they are trying to fleece the customer unnecessarily. Overall not very much satisfied...
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Thanks for the info. Maruti suggests one and the SA another. This is whatis happening in Cochin dealerships. Everytime I go there, the SA suggests me to service every 5k kms, the last being at 20k.

Yes, they have increased the labor charges. I was charged 7k during the 20k service. That was a shocker for me.
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Thanks for the info. Maruti suggests one and the SA another. This is whatis happening in Cochin dealerships. Everytime I go there, the SA suggests me to service every 5k kms, the last being at 20k.

Yes, they have increased the labor charges. I was charged 7k during the 20k service. That was a shocker for me.
@Naveen,@Dilip,
I agree with you guys. Swift service is getting costlier. 20k service cost me 6.2k and every minor service at 5k intervels is costing 1.5-2k
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@Naveen,@Dilip,
I agree with you guys. Swift service is getting costlier. 20k service cost me 6.2k and every minor service at 5k intervels is costing 1.5-2k
True. Am planning to check my car in two weeks since am planning a long drive later this month. Will update if I run into service.
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Guys . . My swifty is nearing 85k mark, off late i have been noticing very small drops of oil drip when parked at home. It does not keep falling. It just drips once engine is stalled after parking at home and never after that till next time it is stalled.

I dont see any change in oil level too. What might be the prob?

Also have been noticing black smoke coming during high rpm drives. Please suggest me something.
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