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Old 31st January 2009, 11:53   #166
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14kmpl is very good figure! Does it have anything to do with your driving style? How is your style?
Frankly, I just drive without worrying about how much I should get

Upward shift would be once I reach 3K in tacho. Thats all.

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Mate, just 8KM in 3.5 years!

(Yeah, we know; you forgot the "k" after 8. Grinnn.... )
Thanks buddy. Just corrected.

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Congrats for doing 10k and sorry about the bumper, i can imagine how bad it feels

All the best for the rest of the ownership.
Thanks mate.
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mjothi,
Sorry to see the bumper shape. Yeah, badly needs a replacement.
I am totally agree with your comment on rattling, i have covered more than 15K, no rattling other than seat belt hook sound.
A small query, during 15K service they asked me to replace AC air filter. I haven't done that, just cleaned that once again.
Any idea how frequently we need to replace this(i know it depends on the usage), but considering about Bangalore pollution and my usage is 90% AC with change in fresh and circulation mode?
Otherwise no issues.
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mjothi,
Sorry to see the bumper shape. Yeah, badly needs a replacement.
I am totally agree with your comment on rattling, i have covered more than 15K, no rattling other than seat belt hook sound.
A small query, during 15K service they asked me to replace AC air filter. I haven't done that, just cleaned that once again.
Any idea how frequently we need to replace this(i know it depends on the usage), but considering about Bangalore pollution and my usage is 90% AC with change in fresh and circulation mode?
Otherwise no issues.
Actually, the Air filter is changed during the 10K kms service, if needed to be. In my case, they have changed the filter. As per schedule the next period is 30K kms.

I guess have you have not changed it during the 10K Kms right? May be thats why they recommend to do it now.
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mjothi : .. the Air filter is changed during the 10K kms service, if needed to be. In my case, they have changed the filter. As per schedule the next period is 30K kms.
Some points, in no specific order :

1. 1st replacement at 10k. 2nd at 30k. A little off-kilter ?
2. " if needed to be ". What would be the qualifying criteria for this ?
3. Did you check the filter before you gave it for service ? (You could have known if it really needs a replacement / or just cleaning )
4. Do you check & clean your filter regularly ? (can fuel-efficiency on an on-going basis, and increase life of the filter).

(Note: it's only an air filter, not an oil / fuel filter. You can do the checks without the A.S.C getting too finiky about it.)

If you do #4 above, you can tell the A.S.C to replace / not replace as required.


Mahesh, suggest you get a little more (inter)active with the air filter. It's easy, too.
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Some points, in no specific order :

1. 1st replacement at 10k. 2nd at 30k. A little off-kilter ?
2. " if needed to be ". What would be the qualifying criteria for this ?
3. Did you check the filter before you gave it for service ? (You could have known if it really needs a replacement / or just cleaning )
4. Do you check & clean your filter regularly ? (can fuel-efficiency on an on-going basis, and increase life of the filter).

(Note: it's only an air filter, not an oil / fuel filter. You can do the checks without the A.S.C getting too finiky about it.)

If you do #4 above, you can tell the A.S.C to replace / not replace as required.


Mahesh, suggest you get a little more (inter)active with the air filter. It's easy, too.
1. Yes. 10K its just a checkup. And if its too bad, it will be repalced as per cashless ownership manual.
2. Criteria? Umm, I guess how bad the filter has become. Dont ask me how bad is defined
3. No, I dont. Infact I dont even know it was replaced until I opened the boot yesterday. I found the old filter kept in the box.
4. No.

The only reason I open the Hood is to fill water for the viper. Nothing else

Seems I need to get involved more. Let me see...

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mjothi : No, I dont. Infact I dont even know it was replaced until I opened the boot yesterday.
Not convinced it was necessary. Even if replaced under the cashless scheme, and at no cost to you. But someone is footing the bill, right ?
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mjothi : The only reason I open the Hood is to fill water for the viper. Nothing else
Bad, brother.

I guess we should have a new kind of TBHP-ian : the Guest-BHPian, or something like that.

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Mahesh, suggest you get a little more (inter)active with the air filter. It's easy, too.
I used to replace the air filter of my zen on my own every 6 months as it cost just 100 bucks.

But I read somewhere on this forum that the sensor to the ECU needs to be disconnected prior to opening the air filter. I think its for Swift.
Is this true? And is it for the Vista too?

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The only reason I open the Hood is to fill water for the viper. Nothing else
Good you didn't buy a diesel car (Joking ofcourse)

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The only reason I open the Hood is to fill water for the viper. Nothing else
Mahesh, Next time try filling milk for the viper. It may like it better than the water.
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That bumper can be repaired locally for sure. Don't see why you must go in for a new one!
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Thanks guys for your detailed comments.
Will do a checkup this weekend and replace the filter if necessary.
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revhappy : But I read somewhere on this forum that the sensor to the ECU needs to be disconnected prior to opening the air filter. I think its for Swift.
Are you convinced with that statement ? And what would be the logic behind that ? Is there a logic ?

A passive component, which doesnot come into play at anytime the engine itself is not running, should not require that, right ?
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The only reason I open the Hood is to fill water for the viper. Nothing else
Wiper - unless you have a tuner in your bonnet

Out of curiosity: Why is it bad to open the hood just to fill water? That can mean everything is working as intended.

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Out of curiosity: Why is it bad to open the hood just to fill water? That can mean everything is working as intended.
Not bad at all.

Infact thats what I wanted, peace of mind and I am happy for my decision.
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Hey, whats with the bumper? did you get it replaced or got the same one fixed? How much did it cost you?
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Hey, whats with the bumper? did you get it replaced or got the same one fixed? How much did it cost you?
No, it was not replaced. They managed to fix it with the screws. not perfect, but ok. We can notice the difference, but still. Zero cost.
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