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Old 14th May 2011, 18:14   #1876
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... and the steering gets noticably heavy as the pressure falls.
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Old 15th May 2011, 00:46   #1877
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Got Amaron Pro DIN 74 fitted in my Swift today. The guy came to my home and replaced the battery. It cost me Rs.7500/- total after discount and exchange, price looks good and I didn't bargain much.
After the replacement, the crank is quite quick, and the horn sounds more powerful than before! :-)
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... Outside wall of the front left tyre is wearing out fast. ...
Hey diesellover, If there is uneven wear in one wheel then the bushes of lower arm or ball joints could be the culprit. I doubt if only bushes of lower arm can be replaced.

EDIT: Got the perfect link for you - http://www.procarcare.com/includes/c...dtirewear.html

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Thanks everyone for the advice and inputs. Got the Wheel balacing/alignment done yesterday (not at MASS). They say alignment was off by a long way and tyre would not have lasted another 2k in the current condition. Affected tyre is rotated to the rear. Hope the problem is fixed now.

Hi Dhanush,
Not sure about bushes or ball joints. Shall I take it to MASS again for a complete checkup?
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....They say alignment was off by a long way and tyre would not have lasted another 2k in the current condition....

.... Not sure about bushes or ball joints. Shall I take it to MASS again for a complete checkup?
Well, if the alignment was way off, then I guess correcting it should take care of the problem.

Also, you should have been hearing screeching noise from the tires on cornering?
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Well, if the alignment was way off, then I guess correcting it should take care of the problem.

Also, you should have been hearing screeching noise from the tires on cornering?
I do not remember any unusual noise while cornering. Does it happen only under hard cornering?

Is it wise to continue with the tyre which has uneven wear. It's outer wall has considerable wear as compared to inner wall and other 3 tyres.
Though the tyre is rotated to the rear left I am a little worried on continuing with it. I do cruise at 90-100kph on the highway and touches 110-120 once in a while on open roads.

The 5th tyre is still stock (165/80 JK). I was thinking whether to exchange it for another Bridgestone Turanza 185/70 and keep the affected tyre as 5th one. But some of my friends adviced that tyres should be bought/replaced in pairs. Is this true?
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Old 16th May 2011, 14:52   #1882
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First fix the wear issue, then buy 2 new and put them in front. Move the older 185 as stepney and proceed with normal tyre rotation after 5-7 k kms with 5 tyres.
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Friends,

Has anyone of you gone for EGR cleaning at 30K kms?
The Surakshaa guy is saying is some issue with EGR cleaning. He said, he will do at 40K kms. Also, got a call from Quality officer from Maruti about EGR cleaning after that no response.

Mine is now 35K kms run. The car has become sluggish recently.
When there is an upward road, the car hardly pulls with no torque left.
Is it do with the clutch or accelaration?

My mileage has been reduced to 14.5-15kmpl from 15.5 to 16kmpl in the last 5000kms.

Please advice.
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First fix the wear issue, then buy 2 new and put them in front. Move the older 185 as stepney and proceed with normal tyre rotation after 5-7 k kms with 5 tyres.
Thanks Jaggu. I hope the wear issue will be fixed after the wheel alignment done yesterday. Need to observe for another 1k-2k to confirm this.
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Jaggu, any advice on tyre changes. I am currently running stocks that completed 40K. Planning to change them after the 40K service. Should i go for a little wider profile for better braking and control?

What profile tyres are you running now

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Friends,

Has anyone of you gone for EGR cleaning at 30K kms?
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My mileage has been reduced to 14.5-15kmpl from 15.5 to 16kmpl in the last 5000kms.

Please advice.
Its a painful process which most MASS would want to avoid, though in my car they faced an issue while putting it back thanks to a leaking clamp or something.

Have you tried cleaning/replacing the air filter recently? Makes a bit of difference wrt acceleration and FE.

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Thanks Jaggu. I hope the wear issue will be fixed after the wheel alignment done yesterday. Need to observe for another 1k-2k to confirm this.
So what was there any difference in the reading? Where did you get the alignment done?

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What profile tyres are you running now
Go with 185/70/14 they work well, better road holding and braking characteristics. I use 195/65/14 Yokohama A drives to be specific, but for this size you need to upgrade to an alloy rim. Stock steel rims are not size for 195, 185 fits well
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Alignment was off mark. Got it done at Pitstop on saturday.
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Got Amaron Pro DIN 74 fitted in my Swift today. The guy came to my home and replaced the battery. It cost me Rs.7500/- total after discount and exchange, price looks good and I didn't bargain much.
After the replacement, the crank is quite quick, and the horn sounds more powerful than before! :-)
Here in Ahmedabad 2 Amaron Delaer quoted me 9300/- For DIN 74 and 6300/- for DIN 65. and for my old exide battery they are giving me 600/-
And they dont have DIN 74 in stock.
Whats the main difference between DIN 65 and 74 ? I guess ampere(A).
certainly i dont want to go for DIN 65 because i am running car-pc and AMP.
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Din 65 is the right AMP rating but you will have to move the grounding wire to front member connection to fit it.
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I face knee pain on long drives, on swift VDi. Could we fix a foot rest/pedal extensions next to the gas pedal? Is there one available in the market? Please advice.

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