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Old 6th May 2011, 14:16   #1861
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Planning to get all 4 shockers for the swift changed day after at 1,00,000 kms.

Anything else that needs attention at this mileage, apart from the normal fluids and filter changes ?
Engine mounts? Do we have to check that too after a certain time period/kms?
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Old 6th May 2011, 17:28   #1862
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Anything else that needs attention at this mileage, apart from the normal fluids and filter changes ?
Along with that may be shock absorber mountings?. And may be check the drive shaft boot for any cracks, if so replace as a preventive measure.
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Engine mounts? Do we have to check that too after a certain time period/kms?
Oh yes! You jogged my memory...

I had an exhaust replaced. The replacement came with full guarantee. Within a couple of weeks it had severed at the manifold.

After examination, I was told that the cause was a failed engine mount: the exhaust was not able to take the resultant movement from the engine.

The company was very decent: they honoured the guarantee, although nothing was wrong with the exhaust they fitted, because they had not noticed the mounting fault during the installation.

The car was thirteen years old --- and the company was in London.
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Engine, all rubber parts like hoses, drive shaft boots and belts etc can be inspected and if needed replaced. @ Eddy
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My car's battery in on it's last legs these days, sometimes the car just refuses to start and warning lights come up on the dashboard. The original battery lasted 3.5+ yrs/61000 kms.

I just got these approx quotes from battery dealers through Sulekha, and the battery will be delivered at my place. These are after discount and old battery exchange price:

Amaron Pro 74 DIN: Rs.7600/-
Base Terminal 74 DIN: Rs.5500/-
Excide 74 DIN: Rs.7800/-

So which one of these is best to go for?
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My car's battery in on it's last legs these days, sometimes the car just refuses to start and warning lights come up on the dashboard. The original battery lasted 3.5+ yrs/61000 kms.

I just got these approx quotes from battery dealers through Sulekha, and the battery will be delivered at my place. These are after discount and old battery exchange price:

Amaron Pro 74 DIN: Rs.7600/-
Base Terminal 74 DIN: Rs.5500/-
Excide 74 DIN: Rs.7800/-

So which one of these is best to go for?
Hello Asethi,

I got the Exide 74DIN for my Vdi. Think it was 8.2k when i bought mine. 7.8k seems like a good price . Its that fully sealed maintenance free type.
Happy with it.
My original battery conked off in 1.5 years !

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Go with Base if you are on a budget or plan to sell the car in a year or two. Otherwise Amaron, i somehow lost trust with Exide's.
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Old 11th May 2011, 12:30   #1868
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I got the Exide 74DIN for my Vdi. Think it was 8.2k when i bought mine. 7.8k seems like a good price . Its that fully sealed maintenance free type.
Happy with it.
My original battery conked off in 1.5 years !
Price varies with the dealer, this person whom I got quote from only sells Exide.
And 1.5 years is too less time, but the OE battery must be under warranty by then, right?

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Go with Base if you are on a budget or plan to sell the car in a year or two. Otherwise Amaron, i somehow lost trust with Exide's.
I don't plan to sell the car as of now, so Amaron seems to be the one to go for. Will call the dealer on weekend for installation.
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I am facing a problem with uneven tyre wear. Outside wall of the front left tyre is wearing out fast. I do Wheel balancing/alignment/rotation every 5k.
The tyre (185/70/R14 Bridgestone Turanza ER60) has done just over 14k only.
I took it to MASS yesterday and they are insisting on everything OK and it could be due to under inflation. I keep it at 34/32 and they say its not enough. They are recommending to keep it at 36/33 which is uncomfortable and ride is bouncy.

What should I do?
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Have you checked alignment from another machine? check for all the readings, camber, caster etc. If its only one side and and only on on the outer wall its definitely not air pressure.
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Have you checked alignment from another machine? check for all the readings, camber, caster etc. If its only one side and and only on on the outer wall its definitely not air pressure.

No. I will get it checked tomorrow. MASS says they have checked everything (hope it includes camber & caster). It is only one side and on the outer wall.
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I am facing a problem with uneven tyre wear. Outside wall of the front left tyre is wearing out fast. I do Wheel balancing/alignment/rotation every 5k.
The tyre (185/70/R14 Bridgestone Turanza ER60) has done just over 14k only.
I took it to MASS yesterday and they are insisting on everything OK and it could be due to under inflation. I keep it at 34/32 and they say its not enough. They are recommending to keep it at 36/33 which is uncomfortable and ride is bouncy.

What should I do?
Did you check the alignment at MASS? If so, i would suggest you to check it outside. Keeping the psi to 36 is not recommended. 30 or max 32 psi would be sufficient.
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Did you check the alignment at MASS? If so, i would suggest you to check it outside. Keeping the psi to 36 is not recommended. 30 or max 32 psi would be sufficient.
Hi Naveen,

Unfortunately, Yes. When I took the car for 25k check up they offered WB/WA free of cost and I took the offer
Keeping the psi at 36 is very uncomfortable. It gives a very bouncy drive.
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Hi Naveen,

Unfortunately, Yes. When I took the car for 25k check up they offered WB/WA free of cost and I took the offer
Keeping the psi at 36 is very uncomfortable. It gives a very bouncy drive.
God. I'm planing to give my car for 25k check up next week. Keep it at 32 psi. Anything above that is not recommended.
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^^Maruti recommended pressure for the VDi for the stock 185/65/14 tyre is 36 for the front and 33/34 for the rear.
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