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Old 20th July 2012, 11:33   #421
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Quite surprising to hear that. I thought the GV had the most SGP parts in it than any other Maruti.
It has only SGP parts, remember it is a CBU.

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Can you give the individual cost of suspension spares that you changed.
Suspension parts: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-t...ml#post2400262

Service cost without oil change: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-t...ml#post2589423

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Also what is the on road price of GV now ?
Around 21L in Karnataka I think.
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Nice price.
Congrats.

This is a 2L one or the 2.4L?
Its a 2 litre one and I think there was no 2.4 litre during 2007. Moreover I think that the 2 litre engine gives better milage than the 2.4 litre engine and its good for me.

Thanks everyone for your valuable comments and for sharing your knowledge. I am feeling more confident now which I was not earlier.

Presently the small dents all over the body of the car which is a common thing for the cars running in Bangalore are getting fixed and my friend who owns a garage Crazy Cars just by the side of Hebbal flyover is getting everything done for me and he is not making any profits from me. Many thanks to him for his kind help and one may wonder that I never saw the car before buying it and he is the one who did all the needful for me.

Probably the vehicle will be ready by the coming Wednesday as per the latest update from my friend and I should be in Bangalore to pick it. I am getting very impatient to get my hands on the car.

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Can anyone please give me suggestions regarding improvement of mileage in the Grand Vitara 2007 2.0L. I have been consistently getting 10kmpl on highways and about 7kmpl in city driving.

I have presently switched to K & N air filter and not tried the mileage with the regular paper filter. I believe that the K & N air filter should give same mileage as the regular air filter if not better. I have been driving the GV very light footedly and no hard revving. So please give me suggestions to improve the mileage.
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HI Samurai

Thought post pics of MODDED GV saw parked in our office
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Those tyres are really jutting out, not very responsible. I don't want to be behind this guy in rain or on gravelly road. Any idea about the mods on this one?
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Those tyres are really jutting out, not very responsible. I don't want to be behind this guy in rain or on gravelly road. Any idea about the mods on this one?
Looks like Singapore going by the flag behind so you can forget about gravel road and rain only makes the cleaner in Singapore. Even the spray from the car in front is clean water!!!
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Those tyres are really jutting out, not very responsible. I don't want to be behind this guy in rain or on gravelly road. Any idea about the mods on this one?
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Looks like Singapore going by the flag behind so you can forget about gravel road and rain only makes the cleaner in Singapore. Even the spray from the car in front is clean water!!!
OT: The OAG (Offroad Adventure Group) sticker indicates that the car could be a regular in those offroad trails (normally done in neighbouring Malaysia, Thailand). I have seen quite a few heavily modified GVs here in Singapore, probably the most popular choice for the offroading enthusiasts here.

You can see quite a bit of these in their facebook page
http://www.facebook.com/OAG.sg

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Can anyone please give me suggestions regarding improvement of mileage in the Grand Vitara 2007 2.0L. I have been consistently getting 10kmpl on highways and about 7kmpl in city driving.
Well, it depends on what kind of highway and city traffic. It doesn't look too far from the norm. Make sure the cold tyre pressure is 32psi. Get the throttle body cleanup done.

Today I drove 400kms of mixed roads. That included about 180kms of highly winding 2-lane road including climbing the Shiradi ghats, 120kms of straighter 2-lane road with reasonable traffic, 95kms of 4-lane highway and 15kms of heavy Bangalore traffic.

This is the result:

The First Grand Vitara on Team-BHP [113000 KMs & 9 Years]-img_20120804_170256.jpg

But I have a larger tyre than OE size. If I compensate for that 1.9% lesser value, the actual reading is 11.11kmpl on this stretch, which is not bad.

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Well can anyone tell me as to how to use the 4wd system on the grand vitara? When to use what mode and what mode to use for a regular drive on normal roads? Though its a repetation of the same question how to improve mileage apart from monitoring tyre pressure and getting throttle body cleaning? any petrol additives to be used or any tuning box will be helpful or should I go for a free flow exhaust? please give me suggestions. Thanks in advance.
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Well can anyone tell me as to how to use the 4wd system on the grand vitara? When to use what mode and what mode to use for a regular drive on normal roads?
See here: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-te...ml#post1450245 (Center Differential and LSD in SUVs)


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any petrol additives to be used or any tuning box will be helpful or should I go for a free flow exhaust? please give me suggestions. Thanks in advance.
I doubt any of that improves FE.
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Dear Samurai in my Grand Vitara I have tried using the N mode while driving and as you mentioned in the other thread the wheels should stop getting engine power and should become free but I have noticed that the vehicle keeps getting torque and as I accelerate the vehicle speed picks up but the 4wd malfunction light flashes. If in N mode all the wheels get disengaged from the transfer case then how can the car pick speed with acceleration. Please clarify. Is there any fault in my 4wd system.
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Driving in N mode? Did you engage N mode while on the move?

You are supposed to shift to N mode only when you are not moving. The gear shift should be in neutral, and brake & clutch should be fully depressed before engaging N mode. No wonder it didn't move to N mode.

Please read the owner's manual before playing around with 4WD modes.
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Driving in N mode? Did you engage N mode while on the move?

You are supposed to shift to N mode only when you are not moving. The gear shift should be in neutral, and brake & clutch should be fully depressed before engaging N mode. No wonder it didn't move to N mode.

Please read the owner's manual before playing around with 4WD modes.
What I meant to say was the car was moving in N mode on engine power. Thats why I want to know if there is any problem with the 4wd system. What I understood from your earlier posts in this thread and other threads is that in N mode the connection to the wheels is cut of from the transfer case if so how could my GV run in N mode on engine power and it actually accelerated when I pressed the accelerator.
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First, please describe how you engaged N mode. Were you standing or moving, were you in neutral gear or any other gear, is your GV automatic or manual?
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First, please describe how you engaged N mode. Were you standing or moving, were you in neutral gear or any other gear, is your GV automatic or manual?
My car was moving when I shifted to N from H mode, the car was in second gear, and its a manual one. So when I shifted to N from H mode in the above mentined circumstances the vehicle kept moving on engine power and I could accelerate and change gears also. But after some time when the 4wd malfunction light started flashing I switched it back to H mode while the vehicle was moving, the gear was engaged. However I am not facing any issues even after that and I did not hear anything disturbing at the time of shifting from N to H or H to N mode.
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