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Old 5th July 2011, 17:51   #2026
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Ok since they cleaned up the whole area it will be easy for you to notice any issues. Keep an eye for next 2-3 weeks and then you can go back to normal DDiS ing And yes plan to do some pampering for Snowie soon, its just that am so god damn stuck at work also!
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Guys,

some advice and info, lately i have noticed the clutch slipping a bit to much when i accelerate in the 4th and 5th gear and there is a bit of judder when i start off in 1st . While i know that i have done 54k and the clutch is weak but not weak enough for a replacement i had a few Queries :0

1. What is the life some of the clutch other Vdi's have seen?
2. How long do you guys think i should continue before i fork out for a change?
3. what are the damages to the wallet for the clutch replacement?

Also on some cold mornings i noticed slight squeaking from the engine (fanbelt perhaps) but it went away with some rev. This has happened once or twice. Any idea what it may be?

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Old 6th July 2011, 10:49   #2028
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1) Am at almost same kms and though slip is not there, i have a feeling its around the corner.

2) If slip has started dont delay it, if it breaks down it will be a pain.

3) 5-6k at MASS.
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Guys,

some advice and info, lately i have noticed the clutch slipping a bit to much when i accelerate in the 4th and 5th gear and there is a bit of judder when i start off in 1st . While i know that i have done 54k and the clutch is weak but not weak enough for a replacement i had a few Queries :0

1. What is the life some of the clutch other Vdi's have seen?
2. How long do you guys think i should continue before i fork out for a change?
3. what are the damages to the wallet for the clutch replacement?

Also on some cold mornings i noticed slight squeaking from the engine (fanbelt perhaps) but it went away with some rev. This has happened once or twice. Any idea what it may be?

Cheers
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1) Am at almost same kms and though slip is not there, i have a feeling its around the corner.

2) If slip has started dont delay it, if it breaks down it will be a pain.

3) 5-6k at MASS.
Hmmm... My car is at 42K and is already slipping a little in 4th and 5th. No judder in first gear though. Was wondering whether driving in bumper-bumper stop-go traffic (atleast 95% of my driving is in that scenario) to be blamed in my case as I don't ride the clutch one bit.

Jaggu: 5-6K is for the clutch only or for the whole set? MASS recommends that we change the complete assembly including pressure plate and flywheel with the clutch.

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Whole set, and yes replace as complete set coz opening the box for a small part later on will be a pain.
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1) Am at almost same kms and though slip is not there, i have a feeling its around the corner.

2) If slip has started dont delay it, if it breaks down it will be a pain.

3) 5-6k at MASS.
I think it is our great mumbai start-stop traffic to blame. My clutch is not even hard as some of the other burnt clutch swifts i have driven.

the slip is especially noticeable when under hard acceleration. In-fact if we do a normal up shifting with gentle throttle, there is none. Of course the judder can be reduced by increasing throttle.

My MASS mentioned around 10-11 K for the entire clutch job .

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I think it is our great mumbai start-stop traffic to blame. My clutch is not even hard as some of the other burnt clutch swifts i have driven.

the slip is especially noticeable when under hard acceleration. In-fact if we do a normal up shifting with gentle throttle, there is none. Of course the judder can be reduced by increasing throttle.

My MASS mentioned around 10-11 K for the entire clutch job .

Exactly the same scenario with me. Under gentle driving, there is absolutely no slippage. It happens only when I do pedal to the metal

BTW which MASS quoted that amount?
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Exactly the same scenario with me. Under gentle driving, there is absolutely no slippage. It happens only when I do pedal to the metal

BTW which MASS quoted that amount?
The Vitesse Prahadevi guys. I may have clubbed it with some other expense when i went for my 50k service in April. Will have to double check on that.

On a side note any good denting and painting guys that you are aware of? I had a fender bender that needs both denting and painting and i dont want to give it to the vitesse guys as they are both expensive and they are not good at it too.
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Guys,

some advice and info, lately i have noticed the clutch slipping a bit to much when i accelerate in the 4th and 5th gear and there is a bit of judder when i start off in 1st . While i know that i have done 54k and the clutch is weak but not weak enough for a replacement i had a few Queries :0

1. What is the life some of the clutch other Vdi's have seen?

Cheers
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Mine is 62K+, and still don't see any problem with the clutch, and Bangalore start/stop traffic is mad too. Looking at some responses, maybe I've been lucky so far!
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The Vitesse Prahadevi guys. I may have clubbed it with some other expense when i went for my 50k service in April. Will have to double check on that.

On a side note any good denting and painting guys that you are aware of? I had a fender bender that needs both denting and painting and i dont want to give it to the vitesse guys as they are both expensive and they are not good at it too.
I too go to Vitesse-Prabhadevi.
I believe they are a bit expensive compared to others in the labor department and hence wont be surprised if they quoted 10-11K for the whole hog.

Regarding painting/denting, I am sorry, I don't have much of a clue on good painters. Are you planning on doing the same thru Insurance or funding it yourself?
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I too go to Vitesse-Prabhadevi.
I believe they are a bit expensive compared to others in the labor department and hence wont be surprised if they quoted 10-11K for the whole hog.

Regarding painting/denting, I am sorry, I don't have much of a clue on good painters. Are you planning on doing the same thru Insurance or funding it yourself?
Self funding, the two and a half year Mumbai traffic and BMC parking have taken a toll and with this fender bender i am planning to get all the small nicks and dents done along with the bumpers. My last paint job done with vitesse was not at all good, poor paint matching and even mild rusting in some areas. While they are really good in regular servicing, they just dont have a good body shop person. hence i am on the look out for a good outside garage.
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My VDi clutch at 80k still seems as good as new. Or I might have got used to it.

BTW, I realized yesterday that my AC was not cooling even at 10% of its capacity when I was stuck in a traffic signal for more than 2 mins. Thought it must be a compressor problem. Then when I again started to move and was curising at 40 kmph it started cooling well. Any ideas?

Have not had an AC maintenance in the last 3.5 years (80k kms). Drive 90% with AC on. Also since I read that Swift VDi's AC capacity increases / decreases with RPM, I checked the AC cooling by driving the car in 5th gear at 40kmph in low rpm (1200 RPM) and the AC still cooled perfectly.

Can the problem be related to a loose AC fan belt or low gas?
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^^Most probably low gas or may be accumulated dirt. Get it serviced.
If you want to do it outside MASS, one of the best option in Kolkata is Daga Automobiles, Near Exide crossing.
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Exactly the same scenario with me. Under gentle driving, there is absolutely no slippage. It happens only when I do pedal to the metal

BTW which MASS quoted that amount?

Hi F1 fan,can you tell me what exactly you feel when you say clucth slippage?Does the vehicle not move as expected or is there sluggishness?In other words,how to feel whether clutch is slipping or not?
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Hi F1 fan,can you tell me what exactly you feel when you say clucth slippage?Does the vehicle not move as expected or is there sluggishness?In other words,how to feel whether clutch is slipping or not?
See this:
How to Diagnose a Slipping Clutch in Your Car | eHow.com
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