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Old 13th August 2008, 23:07   #256
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Muck no but water yes. There were patches where 3-4+ inch of flooding.
Nope, not what i was suspecting. Difficult to give an opinion.

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My Wagon R had the same problem and it went off after they tightened the fan & AC belt. It is a 5 min job nothing to worry.
Hope the belts are not slipping, but i dont think that will be the case with such low kms on the odo. Maybe a good idea to pop the hood and listen when cold, just to over rule belt or any pulley bearing sound.
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Hope the belts are not slipping, but i dont think that will be the case with such low kms on the odo. Maybe a good idea to pop the hood and listen when cold, just to over rule belt or any pulley bearing sound.
My problem happened after the first paid service (abt 8K km on the odo at that time) & as you said only during cold starts - it used to disappear after a minute or two. Mandovi did not handle it properly and finally got it done in Girimaji (it is near Humsemara bus stop, off Jayanagar 8th block). Since then have had no problems. I even saw it being done, the guy just used a spanner to tighten it from below the car. No need to open the hood also!
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My problem happened after the first paid service (abt 8K km on the odo at that time) & as you said only during cold starts - it used to disappear after a minute or two. Mandovi did not handle it properly and finally got it done in Girimaji (it is near Humsemara bus stop, off Jayanagar 8th block). Since then have had no problems. I even saw it being done, the guy just used a spanner to tighten it from below the car. No need to open the hood also!
Yup belt screeches if its loose, esp when cold. Tightening is relatively easy job by accessing the tensioner bolt from below.

What i meant was to ensure that "loose belt" is ruled out first, before proceeding further.
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Do any of you SWIFT diesel owners face the problem of putting the reverse gear. I at times face this problem and the gear won't simply shift to reverse. I have to try 2 to 3 times.

The car has run 2700 km and the first servicing is over

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Do any of you SWIFT diesel owners face the problem of putting the reverse gear. I at times face this problem and the gear won't simply shift to reverse. I have to try 2 to 3 times.

The car has run 2700 km and the first servicing is over
Gautam, move your car little bit ahead and then try engaging reverse. Should work.
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Do any of you SWIFT diesel owners face the problem of putting the reverse gear. I at times face this problem and the gear won't simply shift to reverse. I have to try 2 to 3 times...
This is something that is experience in most of maruti's cars. Sometime you might have to engage 1st gear and then the reverse gear.

I do not think this is an issue.
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Just do a complete drain and refill, no flushing required.

Drain plug off, filler plug off and wait for 5 mts, for oil to completely drain out, before you put back the drain plug and refill.
The drain plug has a magnet on its oil chamber facing side, after the screw threads. This magnet attracts tiny pieces of metal mixed in the gear oil within the gearbox, which get stuck to it like a leech.During every drain these metal pieces (mostly powder-like or as fine grains) should be scrapped off from the drain plug magnet, to expose the magnet with clean surface.
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Yes the magnetic drain plugs are very useful and maruti replace them at oil change, it comes with unique bolts which requires a special tool to remove (a diff version of allen keys).
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Wiper blade: 234 + 184 (Each side cost differs)
Jaggu,
I wanted to change the right wiper and went to Garuda at Kanakapura road. They quoted 210+270 and they were adament that they will change both not single one. I did not want to change the one which is in good shape also so I decided to check with other MASS.

Today I went to Kalyani at Mysore road, they were intially insisted that changing both later on agreed to change the right side one as per my wish.

The Bill has come to 155Rs for the right side wiper. No labour cost.

I am wondering why 3 MASSs in Bangalore have 3 different pricing.

Any idea?
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Nope no idea, only reason i can come up with would be diff batches, earlier batches would have been more costly. Are all these dealership within city limits???

Am also clueless.
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Are all these dealership within city limits???
Yes.
Garuda is in Kanakapura road before Metro.
Kalyani is in Mysore road/Inner Ring road jn, Nayandahalli
RNS is in Yeshwanthpur
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I second that. Grip levels in the wet is outstanding with the venturas.!!
Cheers!!

[ Goodyear Eagle Ventura though outdated is brilliant in grip, especially in wet braking and over broken patches. 3 cheers to this understated tyre.|
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Jaggu: Has you car felt sluggish anytime ?
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not really, but if air filter is dirty car can loose it's peppy pull. Also kuttappan once reported sluggishness which was rectified with the throttle/pedal sensor clean up.
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sluggishness which was rectified with the throttle/pedal sensor clean up.
That was where I was coming from. What exactly is this and how is it done ?
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