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Old 27th August 2010, 21:22   #1456
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Yes wheel balancing is also a good idea with 5 wheel rotation so that you can get max out of the tires.
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Old 28th August 2010, 17:20   #1457
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Hi All,

Can you guys let me know whats the average life for swift VDi's stock tyre's? Mine is JK i guess.

Also there seems to be a problem with my car battery.i bought the car in oct 2008 and have warranty till oct2010 so it shoul not be of worry i think.

Any feed back on the exide battery??

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Old 28th August 2010, 17:44   #1458
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the tires will last you around 35 to 40 thousand kilometers approximately.
mine had jks as well they gave up their ghost at 36k kilometers.
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Also there seems to be a problem with my car battery.i bought the car in oct 2008 and have warranty till oct2010 so it shoul not be of worry i think.

Any feed back on the exide battery??
Here is something on Exide Battery (Oh No! Exide battery woes again).

And, for the kind of car the Swift DDiS is, you are better off getting rid of the JK's ASAP (that is, if you are a sporty driver)

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Hi! guys, I came back from a short trip to delhi - chandighar on my new swift Ldi. So here is a short update. Now the doubts about turbo not kicking have been laid to rest. It really becomes rocket on highways after the speed of 80km/hr. Just pushes ahead of anything that comes it way.

But I am a bit concerned with the handling of this car. The engine is so good that it can do 160+ speeds easily for hours but I did not feel confident to take her beyond 120km/hr. It did not give a feeling of solid car grounded to roads after that speed. I am running currently on stock MRF tyres.

I got an avg. of 23km/ltr on 525km return trip. Max speed touched was 140km for 30 secs may be because of not much free roads and lack of my confident in this cars handling in very high speeds.

I don't know what is missing to make ride more sturdy, the weight of car is not less either its 1065kg for diesel swift and its in segment near to punto which is 1130kg.

What do you guys feel that this car is real handler on high speeds above 120+ on Indian freeways.
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I did not feel confident to take her beyond 120km/hr. It did not give a feeling of solid car grounded to roads after that speed. I am running currently on stock MRF tyres.

I got an avg. of 23km/ltr on 525km return trip. Max speed touched was 140km for 30 secs may be because of not much free roads and lack of my confident in this cars handling in very high speeds.

I don't know what is missing to make ride more sturdy, the weight of car is not less either its 1065kg for diesel swift and its in segment near to punto which is 1130kg.

What do you guys feel that this car is real handler on high speeds above 120+ on Indian freeways.
Get fatter rubber. 185/70 on softer compound like Michelin XM1 or yoko A drives would be nice and reassuring.
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Old 30th August 2010, 19:14   #1462
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Yes the stock tyres are absolutely inadequate for the Swift. Try upgrading to 185 or 195, will tremendously improve the handling and braking.

Meanwhile Snowhite has inched to 46,000 kms. Time for some pampering, so first step a complete service and oil change. After Maggie's rave review i have decided to try Mandovi JP Nagar this time and the list of things i plan to do at the A.S.S.


45,000 kms service
Engine flush
Engine Oil / oil filter change, oil supplied Delvac MX
Replace air filter, was replaced at 35k kms
Drain diesel filter
EGR valve cleaning only, NO decarb
Brake overhaul
Suspension check/Tightening. NO wheel rotation, alignment, balancing etc
Fix engine guard left hand side
Fix all mud flap clips
Fix all rattles, especially dicky door trim
Interior dry shampoo cleaning
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Fix all rattles, especially dicky door trim

Nice Jaggu, all the best and hope she comes out sparkling. Hey please let me know more about the engine flush. Another thing is the ratles in the dickey, I have tried it a number of times but no use. Let me know if they manage to fix it. The guys in Goa are not able to take care of it :(
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Engine flush is nothing but using a flushing agent and running the engine before draining the old engine oil out.

My dickey door trim has a slight rattle, which if pressed with hand disappears. Some sponge inside on the edge should do the trick.
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Get fatter rubber. 185/70 on softer compound like Michelin XM1 or yoko A drives would be nice and reassuring.
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Yes the stock tyres are absolutely inadequate for the Swift. Try upgrading to 185 or 195, will tremendously improve the handling and braking.
Thanks for suggestions. I know tires could do its bit but was overall not satisfied with a high speed handling with stock tires. Will update the tires as and when I get some spare money. Would it be fine if i upgrade to 15'' tire on the steel rims and not an alloy wheel. Would a 15" steel rim give better handling? Its coz I dont want to spend 12k on alloys!!
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Where would you get 15" steel rims with 100PCD? Corollas?
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Thanks for suggestions. I know tires could do its bit but was overall not satisfied with a high speed handling with stock tires. Will update the tires as and when I get some spare money. Would it be fine if i upgrade to 15'' tire on the steel rims and not an alloy wheel. Would a 15" steel rim give better handling? Its coz I dont want to spend 12k on alloys!!
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I recently (in July 2010) got my battery replaced, I had a similar issue service light & water sediementor light used to sometime remain on even after a successful start, took the car to MASS, they said that the battery is going to die, for a second check took the car to Amaron Pit Stop, they confirmed the battery issue after checking the specific gravity of the acid (which was low), I got the battery replaced and everything was back to normal...I think you too can follow the same steps to confirm
Thanks for your Advise Rajat. I will have this checked with Battery experts. Which battery did you put in 75 DIN or 65 DIN ? Please advise on prices if you could

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Red face 45,000 service update @ 46,000 kms.

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45,000 kms service
Engine flush
Engine Oil / oil filter change, oil supplied Delvac MX
Replace air filter, was replaced at 35k kms
Drain diesel filter
EGR valve cleaning only, NO decarb
Brake overhaul
Suspension check/Tightening. NO wheel rotation, alignment, balancing etc
Fix engine guard left hand side
Fix all mud flap clips
Fix all rattles, especially dicky door trim
Interior dry shampoo cleaning
So i checked in Snowhite with the print out of the above @ Mandovi JP Nagar yesterday. The SA was very friendly and cheerful person. He took down the list but a small communication gap meant he left out the diesel filter draining in the job card. I had specifically asked him to do the EGR cleaning since this has not be done till date. Last time at RNS also this was left out, inspite of specific instructions.

As usual i had asked them to take more time if required coz i wanted the work to be done proper.

Promised time was 3 pm and at exactly at 3 i get a call informing vehicle is ready. I double checked if the EGR cleaning was done, which the SA assured was and said since i was first time customer they will not charge me. This made me suspicious and i checked the job sheet and unfortunately this is not mentioned there.

Anyways i proceeded to take delivery. Bill was within estimate and only the engine guard which was out of stock left out. I told him to order the same and keep me informed. SA wanted me to go for a test drive, but since it was peak hour and i had to return to office i declined. But informed him i will call and if there is anything i will come back to trouble him.

I took the car and she felt ok, usual rejuvenated feeling after oil change, new filter etc. But then i had a feeling in the back of my mind that EGR cleaning was not done. Drove a lil further and that irritating krr sound from the rear dicky door! I didn't bother since i had to go back after sometime for the engine guard thingie.

Got back to office and i checked the engine bay, and i was quite sure EGR was not touched. So i called up the SA and gave the feedback, though he didn't agree to it. He offered to do it again, in front of me next time. So i left it at that.

One thing, whatever they did, they have done it well. Cleaning also is very good, no smudge marks etc. Bill reasonable for a dealer and they didn't do all the silly things like nitrogen in tyre etc.

Overall am happy! why coz i didn't expect much from a dealer on my first visit. I believe that a relation has to be worked out and then expectations slowly sets in and then only it works.

So thats it for 46,000 kms update.
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I believe that a relation has to be worked out and then expectations slowly sets in and then only it works.
Give it some time, and things should settle down. I suppose Maggie & you would be talking to the same SA. Helps drive home the point that you are not single customers, but things can add up either way.
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Give it some time, and things should settle down. I suppose Maggie & you would be talking to the same SA. Helps drive home the point that you are not single customers, but things can add up either way.
For me it is, Subodh Shetty, the SA @ Mandovi, JP Nagar. So far so good. All my service from the days of alto to the present swift is done here.

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