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Old 15th May 2012, 11:44   #2341
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I upgraded to 185/70 from the stock 165 this weekend.
Any suggestions on tyre pressure for the new set?

I used to stick to the recommended 36/33 front/back for the stock size. Do we need to change that with the new size?
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34/32 is perfectly ok even 32/30 would work fine for city use. Just keep a look out for any tire wear (not likely to happen though).


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Hey Jaggu,

i need a small detail from you. Can you write back with the economy that your car is giving please.
I get anything between 15-17 in BLR heavy traffic, to 20-24 in longer highway drive's depending on traffic and speed. What i have observed is with a light foot and decent longer runs on city main road (ORR in BLR), car would give 18-20 in city also.

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Today gave my car for 70K service to Kalyani Motor's new service center @ Brookfields. List of specific jobs to be carried out, other than regular service tasks:
  1. EGR cleaning, not done till now
  2. Refit dislocated rear bumper
  3. Left front door handle gets jammed - needs lubrication
  4. Check body rattles
  5. Paint touch-ups
  6. Check suspension noise - was very evident during my last highway trip
  7. Check hand brake - least effective while parking on slope
  8. Engine oil & filter replacement

Maruti has increased the labour cost of Swift service, and now even 70K basic service costs 1050!

I was quoted 650 bucks for EGR + Turbo + Intercooler cleaning. Plus some repair work had to be carried out (replacement of cracked front windshield under insurance).

Total estimate given to me is around 6000+taxes for service & repair bills.
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Any suggestions on tyre pressure for the new set?
30 psi all-around is a good balance between handling and economy.
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30 psi all-around is a good balance between handling and economy.
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34/32 is perfectly ok even 32/30 would work fine for city use. Just keep a look out for any tire wear (not likely to happen though).
thanks.

Just curious, is there any conversion formula to say x psi on 165 mm tyre is equivalent to y psi on 185 mm? I just used these numbers as example, but may be generic across various sizes.
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thanks.

Just curious, is there any conversion formula to say x psi on 165 mm tyre is equivalent to y psi on 185 mm? I just used these numbers as example, but may be generic across various sizes.
Refer to petrol swift manual, there is a difference for Zxi when compared to Lxi and Vxi pressures. Thats the base of my theory
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My swift has got a peculiar problem. The car tends to shake between 75 and 80kmph. First I thought it is because of incorrect wheel balancing. But I had done alignment and balancing last week after changing the tyres. The tyre shop guy says it may be due to problem in wheel hub or rod. What might be the problem guys?
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Where do you think the shake is originating from? Is it felt on the steering as a wobble?
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No jaggu, the whole body seems to shake. Not felt in steering. Is the drive shaft at fault?
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Hi jaggu
My dzire vdi has done 109000 kms and completed 40 months. Car is in excellent condition. Battery has been replaced a month back and car is running on 2nd set of yoko A drives 185-70 r 14. I want to sell the car and go for new dzire.What price can i expect?

Posted this query in used car price check thread, but so far no response.
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No jaggu, the whole body seems to shake. Not felt in steering. Is the drive shaft at fault?
Cheers
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Start at the wheels, tyres/rims/hubs/brake disc and then move on to the shaft.

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My dzire vdi has done 109000 kms and completed 40 months.

==== go for new dzire.What price can i expect?
Posted this query in used car price check thread, but so far no response.
You should get decent value thanks to fuel price hikes. Do an evaluation at sites like carwale to get an idea. I dont have much info about the second hand market
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Hi Jaggu,

Would be great if you could let me know what all needs to be done for the 90K service other than the usual stuffs like oil/filter changes.

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Check suspension, brakes, steering. Plus all fluids change if you have not done that at 80k. Plus egr and intercooler cleaning, again if not done recently.
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I upgraded to 185/70 from the stock 165 this weekend.
Any suggestions on tyre pressure for the new set?

I used to stick to the recommended 36/33 front/back for the stock size. Do we need to change that with the new size?
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thanks.

Just curious, is there any conversion formula to say x psi on 165 mm tyre is equivalent to y psi on 185 mm? I just used these numbers as example, but may be generic across various sizes.
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Refer to petrol swift manual, there is a difference for Zxi when compared to Lxi and Vxi pressures. Thats the base of my theory
Tire pressure is inversly proportional to tire width and directly proportional to laden weight of the vehicle.

If tire is upgraded from 165mm to 185mm then the tire pressure should be lesser than the recommended tire pressure for 165mm.

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Jaggu, what's the average 40k kms service rate? I was given an estimate of 8k. I feel that's way too much for a diesel Swift.

Any thoughts guys? Will get to know the exact rate in the evening when I get the car back.
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