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Old 28th December 2009, 11:03   #1081
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Try out with a different battery and you can rule out if its battery issue.

I guess 74 is higher wattage, but will it fit the bay? If so its ok, might be slightly more expensive.
MASS guys used another battery and car started with no issues. But then I too don't have this issue all the time, 8/10 times I am able to start the car with no problems. Anyways have decided to replace the battery.


Yes DIN74 is a 74 ampere battery, it fits in exactly with no modifications to the bracket. My only concern was about the alternator able to charge this battery. Have zeroed in on Amaron with 5 years guarantee, cost about 7800 after exchange of old battery.

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But No harm in getting water drained anyways, there is a nut at the bottom of the fuel filter to drain +get the fuel sedimenter drained.

If the vehicle keeps cranking, battery is the least suspect, again just get the battery also checked from a battery guy.
Yep dadu, fuel filter was drained.

Does anyone know if the car will die out if the battery has low charge once it starts? Last night I started the car and as soon as i switched on the lights the car engine went off. I waited a while and cranked again and the car started. I revved the engine a bit and all seemed to be ok. Will see what is the status after battery change.

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Old 28th December 2009, 12:19   #1082
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Yes modern day ecu engines can switch off if the battery conks off. Meanwhile have you checked all other electricals, including alternator charging, voltage etc?
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Old 28th December 2009, 12:22   #1083
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Yes modern day ecu engines can switch off if the battery conks off. Meanwhile have you checked all other electricals, including alternator charging, voltage etc?
Service guys claim that they have checked that as well and zeroed in to a week battery. I had the battery checked from a battery shop and he said battery was dropping charge and is weak but does not require immediate replacement.
Can alternator charging be checked at the battery dealer?

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Old 28th December 2009, 12:30   #1084
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Yup and if one of the cells are shorted then battery might not give out the required current or voltage causing this random shut down.
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Old 28th December 2009, 12:33   #1085
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This could be it, I had faced this issue some time back but was sorted out by itself.Battery went almost dead, had this issue for about a week and then started working as usual.

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Hello Guys,

Now my question is, can a weak battery cause the engine to go dead after starting?
Yes it can. In fact this happened to me around 57K kms. One fine morning the car started only on the 3rd crank. At the same time the "water in fuel filter" light and the "Service" light lit. When I switched off and then restarted, the Service lit remained lit unless the engine is started. That means the error code is registered. Took it to MASS, and they said it may be because of poor battery. They said I can manage for few more weeks like this, but it is safe to change. They cleared the error code.

I tried to manage 3-4 days more, but found that every morning, it takes 3-4 cranks to start and the error comes in. Took the car to the AMARON dealer and changed the battery. Got Rs 500 for the old exide. Everything is ok now. I even came to realise that off late I was holding the key in start position a little bit more to get the car started. As soon as the new battery came, the crank felt as if in the initial days.
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If you regularly do underbody wash then struts dont need maintenance, otherwise it is definitely a good idea. Trust my experience with this
+1, recently after my ooty stint with all the mud and other stuff, I used to get a creaky sound. A nice underbody was and greasing did the trick.

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1. I find that the throw of the headlights has a very limited range in the low beam setting - even with the level set to 0. On the highways I am forced to use the high beam almost all the time as I can't see more than say 20 feet in front with the low beam. Can I ask the service center to raise the beam a little bit or is this the intended design, and hence a bad idea to change it?

2. Has anyone explored the option of adding a remote boot opener for the times when your arms are full of groceries?
Regarding point 1, I too feel in my swift (zxi, not DDIs ). Is it worth upgrading to 95/100W.

Point 2, Zxi has a soft touch button which opens the boot. There is no keyhole at the boot nor boot opener knob inside. Don't know if maruti is overconfident with the soft touch button. if it conks off there is no way to open the boot. I was contemplating some methods of simulating that switch to make it as a remote opening stuff.


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And regarding battery, I too once had an issue of the car going dead, and cranking issues. Took to MASS and found that my +battery terminal had a lot of chemical reactions and some powdery stuff accumulation. Cleaned it and applied that jelly stuff, and things are fine.

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Old 29th December 2009, 12:22   #1088
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At the same time the "water in fuel filter" light and the "Service" light lit. When I switched off and then restarted, the Service lit remained lit unless the engine is started.
Aa! this the exact same problem I am facing, so it is indeed the battery. I am placing an order right away.

Thanks a million

Battery replaced with DIN74 Amaron Pro. I haven't had issues for last two days so it looks like the battery was the culprit. However the SVS light now stays on and only goes off once the engine is started. I also notice that the power steering light now goes off faster than before, this too could be linked to a weak battery.

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Thanks Lalu for the comments

Anshu: Get the error codes cleared using a scanner, it will be back to normal with the tell tale lights.
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Regarding point 1, I too feel in my swift (zxi, not DDIs ). Is it worth upgrading to 95/100W.
Yes the difference with 100/90 is significant. http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post1534855 as can be seen from these before and after pics
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Jaggu

In this thread you had good things to say about this tyre shop.

Can you share the details of the location as it is time for me to go ahead and perform rotation, alignment for my car and would love to try this vendor

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Sateesh: Approximate location is the Green Arrow, hope this helps.

Basically under the flyover, there is a small traffic triangle just before the signal and when you look to the Left you can see the shop.

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Hey Jaggu,

I'll be in Bangalore sometime during the 1st week of Feb, was thinking of getting a 3M job done on the exterior and interior of my car. How long does this process usually take? and where in Bangalore do these guys have their workshops?

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Sateesh: Approximate location is the Green Arrow, hope this helps.

Basically under the flyover, there is a small traffic triangle just before the signal and when you look to the Left you can see the shop.
Thanks a lot. This is the shop at Langford road and double road intersection I guess. Thanks to Condor I got some names too.

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Hey Jaggu,

I'll be in Bangalore sometime during the 1st week of Feb, was thinking of getting a 3M job done on the exterior and interior of my car. How long does this process usually take? and where in Bangalore do these guys have their workshops?

Thanks,
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You can get it done at most of the dealers, which gives better pricing also. It will take half a day for both the jobs put together. If you are driving back to Goa i would suggest getting this done in Goa after the drive.
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