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Old 14th July 2011, 14:38   #2041
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Gurus, help needed
i own a swift vid which is 2.5yr old and clocked 35k kms. i have a strange problem since a week, the right turn blinker stays on when i shut down the engine and close the doors with autocop remote. generally after activating the autocop the blinkers use to blink once, but now the right blinker stays on. what could be the problem?
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^^Get your door switches checked by Autocop people. Your Autocop must be in warranty. Call them - they will check it. Autocop service is very good.
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Could be just your remote requiring a battery change. Wont rule out that option
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Completed the 30k service today. Attaching a brief summary:

Engine oil and oil filter: 953/-
Brakes overhaul : 420/-
Turbo charger cleaning: 400/-
Caliper pin greasing: 60/-
Consummables: 100/-
Paid service: 725/-
Steering rack plunger(replaced under warranty): 0.00/-

Total: 2950/- (including VAT, Cess and service tax)
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Completed the 30k service today. Attaching a brief summary:

Engine oil and oil filter: 953/-
Brakes overhaul : 420/-
Turbo charger cleaning: 400/-
Caliper pin greasing: 60/-
Consummables: 100/-
Paid service: 725/-
Steering rack plunger(replaced under warranty): 0.00/-

Total: 2950/- (including VAT, Cess and service tax)
That's interesting. Total cost is relatively good for a 30k service. Indus motors? How was the experience? Am planning to give it AutoTeam (Kakkanad) next time. Any reviews?
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That's interesting. Total cost is relatively good for a 30k service. Indus motors? How was the experience? Am planning to give it AutoTeam (Kakkanad) next time. Any reviews?
Hi Naveen,
Yes, it was at Indus. Even I was surprised when the final bill matched the estimate given to me while giving the vehicle

For the first time, it was a neat job and I am happy with the service. But I won't recommend anyone as they lack consistency.

As for AutoTeam, my BIL and few friends are their regular customers. They are fairly happy with AutoTeam but don't expect any drastic improvement. In their opinion service costs are lower when comparing with Indus. But I cannot verify this as these guys are owning Petrol cars.
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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?
I also had a similar problem with my swift vdi 2008 model, covered 69000km, ac used to become ineffective in stop-go traffic, but it cooled well on the highway drives, the ac compressor would not switch on, (the idling rpm rises from 900 to around 980 when the compressor switches on) and when i took it to the A.S.S. it was diagnosed to be a problem of the radiator fan, which has two speeds. Slow speed when cooling is required only for the ac, -i-e- the engine temperature is lower. High speed, when the engine is hot and the fan needs to cool the ac condenser as well as the engine via the radiator. It was replaced under warrenty (extended). And the ac was as good as new.
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Hello Guys, Logged into TBHP after a very long time. Need help with my VDI. What best than posting it on Jaggu's thread?

It has done 38K now. Bought in 2007 end, did most of it running in the initial 2 year and then a break for it for 2 years as I was out of country. Dad used it sparingly during this time.

After I came back, I notice that the car does not have same acceleration as before. This feeling was exaggerated when I drove my brothers car about the same age and a new swift of a friend.

Things I notice as against other swift are below:
1) Poor acceleration, mostly as turbo wakes up only after 2.2K rpm. No issues faced on highway. But very frustrating in B2B Bangalore traffic.
2) Increase engine sound, mostly compared with new swift. Can something be done for insulation or actually reduce of the engine noise.
3) Poor ride quality, could be the tires are to blame for as I use Bridgestone potenza G3's 185/70. They are nearing end of their life. Even the steering is heavy due to this. The cushioning effect noticed in new car with stock tires is missing.

Due to all the above the car has lost its nimble feel which I so much like in my car. Recently have got it serviced at RNS hosur road. Based on their suggestion went ahead with 40K service at 37K itself as car was standing still for long time. Cost came to 9K.

No changes even after the service. Engine decarb was done on suggestion at the service.

I suspect the clutch is very week as it shudders in frst gear and gear's have become harder to shift. Is this the reason for acceleration issues? The RNS guy suggests to change the clutch during next service. Cost would be around 6K.

Apart from this no one in RNS hosur able to diagnose the issue and sort it out. Experts, please suggest a what the porblem is and where should I take it to, so that some good mechanic or Engineer can diagnose it. If any fellow TBHPian can drive my car and pin point what to get corrected, I would be grateful. I stay in Bommanahalli.

All suggestions welcome.

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shuddering in first? just today... as I was moving off, in traffic, from almost stationary, in first gear without even touching the accelerator, I thought, "I'd find a petrol car really tough to drive after this Swift!" It really sound like something is wrong with the power production of your engine
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Hey Jaggu, new job takes me near Electronic city, any suggestions for good place to service cars that side??
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I suspect the clutch is very week as it shudders in frst gear and gear's have become harder to shift. Is this the reason for acceleration issues? The RNS guy suggests to change the clutch during next service. Cost would be around 6K.
You should try bleeding the clutch to see if the shuddering reduces. My car used to shudder in the first gear in the mornings and this was solved on bleeding the clutch. Regarding acceleration, I found a slight improvement once the EGR was cleaned along with the intercooler as well. You can also try to reset the ECU by disconnecting the battery and reconnecting it for some time.
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Hey Jaggu, new job takes me near Electronic city, any suggestions for good place to service cars that side??
Suraksha in EC is a good option! My friend has a Swift VDi and was regular at Suraksha till he worked in EC, very much satisfied.
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If the car was not driven for a long time you did the right thing by doing the 40 thousand service at 37 thousand itself.

Now drive it around, also a highway drive if you can, the power you used to get before should be back.
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@mtnrajdeep: Yes, Clutch bleeding was done in the service. There is only a slight improvement regarding shuddering. I'll check about EGR and intercooler cleaning with the service centre. Thanks.
@humyum: Yes, will give it sometime for it to settle down. Thanks.

Guys: Any suggestion on best service centre around Hosur road?

Also needed suggestion on Tire replacement. I was thinking of going back to original 165/80. Is it a good idea? Also which are the best 165/80 tires? Do we have anything from Bridgestone or Michelin in this size?

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RNS and Suraksha are one of the better service center this side. Otherwise Mandovi in JP Nagar is also decent.
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