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Old 15th January 2010, 13:18   #106
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Where can i get a good set of Wipers for my swift? The current wiper is terrible and does not work properly at all.
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Old 15th January 2010, 13:43   #107
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I got my wipers changed at MASS and they are working fine. Also you may have to look at the windshield and clean the same properly for an effective wiper blade operation.
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Old 2nd September 2010, 12:46   #109
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My Apologies folks. Got busy. reviving the thread again.

Mods - Please change the title of the thread to 65K update.

I have completed 60K service. Here I just changed Engine Oil, Oil Filter, Gear oil, and air filter. I skipped the Fuel Filter change, the coolant change and brake oil change for now. Will be done in the next service at 70K. Bill without Engine oil came to 2400 rs.


One fine day EGR Gave up. km reading 63000 km.

Symptoms - Similar to Oil in intercooler - very limited turbo effect and takes hell a lot of time to accelerate from 30-80.

EGR was filled with both solid and liquid Soot. It took a while to remove and clean the same and fit the same back on to the car. total money spent - 1100 Rs.

Next update as I face the next milestone or have any issue with the car. At this point in time no problems faced except for Rattles coming from the rear left door or the boot door that I need to get it fixed during the next round of servicing.

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I skipped the Fuel Filter change, the coolant change and brake oil change for now.
Why are you not doing the changes, did you do this anytime in between the 40-60k kms?
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Why are you not doing the changes, did you do this anytime in between the 40-60k kms?
On the advice of the senior service adviser I have pushed the changes to next service. Reason given -
1. Coolant looks good and needs change once every 2 years only.
2. Brake oil - Same reason
3. Fuel filter - looks fine can be changed next time.
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Ok but one honest opinion, looks cant determine the condition of these lubricants and parts. It's always better to be safe than sorry with modern engines which are very finicky, especially in our indian conditions.

At the best you have saved 2000 bucks with this.
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Got my Swift VDI (Sep 2007 model) serviced two weeks ago. 55K Kms service
Things changed
1. Engine oil (Gulf 15W-40), cost Rs. 225 per litre.
Lasts for 16000 kms in stop and go traffic. Bought in Metro, Bangalore.
2. Coolant - Castrol - All weather protection
3. Gear Oil - Castrol 90 - For turbo charged vehicles
4. Changed air filter to K&N. Didn't reset. Haven't observed any change in performance.
Cost Rs. 5,490
5. Brake fluid replaced.
6. Diesel filter replaced. Costs Rs. 1300.

Wipers - Replaced with Bosch wipers about a year back.
Again bought in Metro, Bangalore

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update on 70K servicing. handed over the car Sunday morning and got the same back yesterday evening. following works were done on the car -

1. Engine oil+Filter change
2. Fuel filter change (This was not done at 60K servicing. SA showed me the removed part and said it was ina decent shape and could take another 10k kms. So I have been using decent fuel :-))
3. Changed Air filter (This was changed in 60k service but the SA felt that the filter was very dirty and changed the same)
4. Changed Coolant and Brake/clutch fluid. Even this was not done in 60K Kms servicing.
5. Clutch overhaul (I was running on original clutch and had become very heavy and the vibration on first and second gears when clutch release was very much there. on removal of clutch I saw the clutchplate was totally worn out till the screws and almost time for replacement.
6. Front brake pads change
7. Left Drive shaft was damaged (Not because of the rubber boot tear as most of the cases are but because of impact to that in the past is what the SA tells me) which was also changed.
8. Got the headlight relay and bulbs changed to 90/100 Philips.
9. Got the AC duct cleaned.
10. Got the rattling of rear door fixed.
11. Horn (Skoda one that I had fixed earlier ) was not working properly. Got it fixed. He told me that the Horn had water in it. I remember it stopped working after the carnation car wash. So Horn removed Dried and fixed back and is working fine now.

Total Damage - Rs. 15871/- (With me providing engine oil - Mobile delvac MX). Most expensive jobs were clutch overhaul, Drive shaft replaement and front Brake pad changes.

This was the most expensive service of mine so far.
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6. Front brake pads change

10. Got the rattling of rear door fixed.
9. Can you please post image of replaced pads?, just to get a feeling and decide when to replace. (Approx how long it will last though it vary depends on driving)

10. I too recently noticed a snake over there, do you know where exactly in your case and how that has been fixed?
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9. Can you please post image of replaced pads?, just to get a feeling and decide when to replace. (Approx how long it will last though it vary depends on driving)

10. I too recently noticed a snake over there, do you know where exactly in your case and how that has been fixed?
I do not have images of repalced pads but when the groove on the pads (which is made to remove rubber powder from brake pads) disappear you can repalce the same.

They have tightened the door panel and added the door rubber pads that prevent doors from rattling.
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How much did the drive shaft cost ?
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Where can i get a good set of Wipers for my swift? The current wiper is terrible and does not work properly at all.
I have an after market Bosch wipers that i picked up for less than 500 a set i think. Works fantastic. Only weak point is that it doesnt have the lock mechanism that comes with your stock wipers. Fits well and works very well.

Before the change, news papers were my best alternate wipers
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How much did the drive shaft cost ?
3600+tax for part and 240 labour.
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update on 70K servicing. handed over the car Sunday morning and got the same back yesterday evening. following works were done on the car -
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This was the most expensive service of mine so far.
Can anybody tell me whether any of you have faced a problem of water pump after 50000kms?

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