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Old 12th November 2011, 23:47   #2131
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Jaggu & Other Swift D Gurus, please check the bill break up of my 60K service [in the link below] and let me know you comments on the charges. I see quite a spike in the charges and want to take the issue with the company. So I would like to get the approximate charges you have paid for similar jobs.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-t...ml#post2576114

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35k service Update:

Paid Service
Brake Overhaul
Intercooler cleaning
Air filter replacement

Total: 2150/-
Which A$$ did you get your work done & could you post the break up for the jobs?
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Engine oil - Change
Engine oil filter - Replace
Fuel Filter - Replace [ Last replaced at 9100 kms, endured a prolonged rainy season in PUNE] Is this required ?
Check suspension noise from front, it creeks over speed huge breakers similar to a old cot/bed.
Will get the wheel alignment done from outside.
Diesel filter if you are not getting the water in diesel light wait for 20k kms.

Suspension try doing a strut overhaul, sometimes a thorough underbody wash especially the strut well will set it fine.

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Jaggu & Other Swift D Gurus, please check the bill break up of my 60K service [in the link below] and let me know you comments on the charges. I see quite a spike in the charges and want to take the issue with the company. So I would like to get the approximate charges you have paid for similar jobs.
Will reply in your thread but
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Jaggu & Other Swift D Gurus, please check the bill break up of my 60K service [in the link below] and let me know you comments on the charges. I see quite a spike in the charges and want to take the issue with the company. So I would like to get the approximate charges you have paid for similar jobs.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-t...ml#post2576114



Which A$$ did you get your work done & could you post the break up for the jobs?
I take it to Indus for regular service. I lost the bill for 35k service. However, I can list down the approx. charges:
Paid service: 725/-
Brake o/h - 400/-
Intercooler cleaning - 300/-
Air filter - 300/-

There were some other minor charges and VAT. Charges for Intercooler cleaning and Airfilter may be slighly different.
Horrified by your 60k update
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I take it to Indus for regular service.

Brake o/h - 400/-
Intercooler cleaning - 300/-

There were some other minor charges and VAT. Charges for Intercooler cleaning and Airfilter may be slighly different.
I had a talk with one of the Indus service head yesterday. As per him,

Brake O/H = 500/- [AVG = 700/-]
Inter-cooler cleaning = 1000/- [AVG = 750/-]

We bash Hyundai for rising labour costs! Now what about Maruti??

Doesn't Maruti follow a global rate across dealerships for labour? Is there a point in taking this issue to the customer care?
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I had a talk with one of the Indus service head yesterday. As per him,

Brake O/H = 500/- [AVG = 700/-]
Inter-cooler cleaning = 1000/- [AVG = 750/-]

We bash Hyundai for rising labour costs! Now what about Maruti??

Doesn't Maruti follow a global rate across dealerships for labour? Is there a point in taking this issue to the customer care?
Did they increase the rates recently?
I am sure I did not pay 1000/- for intercooler cleaning and 500/- for brake o/h. My service charge would have been much higher if I did.
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Did 60000km service last weel. The total charges 11520/-. They changed to Mobil 1 0W-30 without my consent..(3K..). Maintaining swift seems a costly affair.
I feel the engine has become slightly rough. They apologised and agreed to do free oil change next time..
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They changed to Mobil 1 0W-30 without my consent..(3K..).
Thats the latest scam by many MASS outlets. The one I serviced on, FORCED me to put Castrol Edge in my 11 year old wagonR again 3k.
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I remember now, the SA was hell bend on using some engine flush before the oil change. I said no need for it and he was not convinced. He was mumbling that it's a normal procedure. As far as I know, engine flush is done when a brand of oil is changed or when changing from mineral to semi-synthetic, synthetic etc?

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Did they increase the rates recently?
No idea since I service my car in AVG motors. The previous car we had was never serviced properly in Indus - so I am not so keen. I am satisfied with AVG though.

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Did 60000km service last weel. The total charges 11520/-. They changed to Mobil 1 0W-30 without my consent..(3K..). Maintaining swift seems a costly affair.
I feel the engine has become slightly rough. They apologised and agreed to do free oil change next time..
Do you have the total break up? I guess even after discounting the amount for the engine oil, it still comes upto 8K which is quite high for a 60K service. And if they have changed the engine oil to synthetic [assuming since the charges are in 3K range], then you ought to be using Synthetic for future. A downgrade from synthetic to mineral oil is not recommended as far as I know. Also have you got the free oil change thing in a written format?

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My understanding: Engine flush is a normal and required procedure. Last time I took my Swift in, I interrogated the guy to make sure that they would do it! Otherwise, you are pouring clean, new oil into an engine with dirty, old residues
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My understanding: Engine flush is a normal and required procedure. Last time I took my Swift in, I interrogated the guy to make sure that they would do it! Otherwise, you are pouring clean, new oil into an engine with dirty, old residues
Engine flush is generally NOT required if you are following prescribed oil change intervals, source Car Bibles : The Engine Oil Bible and it is not mentioned in the user manual.
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Interesting, goandude. Perhaps I'm out of date on this one. Thanks for the link.
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There is no harm in doing engine flush every 20k kms even if you replace the oil regularly. It will help you remove some of the more stubborn gunk that does not move out with regular oil change.
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Folks,

on topic of engine flush - which is the best engine flush in the market with max sludge removal and minimum impact on the engine parts?

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I had a talk with one of the Indus service head yesterday. As per him,

Brake O/H = 500/- [AVG = 700/-]
Inter-cooler cleaning = 1000/- [AVG = 750/-]
There is a rise in rates in AVG. I have been their customer in for quite some years now. The brake overhauling charges used to be 250/- per end (front/back) - now it is 350 per end. Similarly paid service used to be 650/- but now it is 750/-. I cannot say I am surprised given the inflation and the way it affects business. As far as I am concerned if they maintain the car properly and do not BS a reasonable premium is fine.

Things have been decent so far - however when you regular SA changes or shifts location it takes time to train the new guy as I am doing now!!

Drive on,
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Did 60000km service last weel. The total charges 11520/-. They changed to Mobil 1 0W-30 without my consent..(3K..). Maintaining swift seems a costly affair.
I feel the engine has become slightly rough. They apologised and agreed to do free oil change next time..
Cheers
Dilip Kumar
Whoa 10w30that too in hot running condition,isn't the recommended grade 15w40 for turbo diesels?No wonder your engine feels sluggish.

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