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Old 30th July 2008, 15:36   #16
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Taking the car to Bimal was a blunder !! There are a few very good service station which does the same job cheaper and faster

I had no choice man, since i wanted quality job, i trusted the Authorised service centre.

There's always a second chance, After 6 months i've noticed my right fender is becoming dull and seems out of shape, and again the car has received some beating.

Need to have it overcoated once again.
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Old 30th July 2008, 15:40   #17
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I had no choice man, since i wanted quality job, i trusted the Authorised service centre.
I am talking of Authorised Service station only. Next time pls take it Surakshaa, trust me you will be happy. If you want more details kindly PM me.

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I am talking of Authorised Service station only. Next time pls take it Surakshaa, trust me you will be happy. If you want more details kindly PM me.

Abhi
Hey thanks buddy.

My painter is back in town now, i cant trust anyone apart from him for a great paint job.

I faltered last time since he was out of town for over 4 months.

Right now he's working on my VW, once its finished my M-800 will be treated.
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Hey nice write up.I have a 800 too,it's 11 years old (may 97) carb model.I want to keep it as long as it can last,reading your long term review makes me happy to know that maruti's can last upto 2 lakh km's. :-)

Any special tips you want to share on how to keep the car maintained for such a long
running mileage.
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Hey nice to know one more 800 fan. and great choice of words. I happen to own a 99 carb. and clocked 1.86. Don't know about you but will be keeping it till the end of time.
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You deserve praise for maintaining m-800 so that it has been able to go for 2 lakh, and still going. I sold my M-800 (my first car so I was green then) in 1999 after 74K and in pretty ragged condition.
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You deserve praise for maintaining m-800 so that it has been able to go for 2 lakh, and still going. I sold my M-800 (my first car so I was green then) in 1999 after 74K and in pretty ragged condition.
Thank you guys,

I am not selling the car anyways and probably the car may outlast me

Maintenance is simple

1) Change oil every 5000 kms
2) change clutch every 30000kms
3) Use a high quality plugs
4) Maintain fuel up at a particular good station
5) Dont race, the car is meant only for your transportation, Treat it like an 800cc
6) Regularly check air pressure.
7) wash and wax it as regularly as possible.
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Hey PAVAN ,

Great going dude. I too have a M800 and believe me it's the most economical car I've ever heard.
Mine is same colour as yours and revised model, done 1.27 on the odo and still gives me 16kmpl in the city ( 20.4 kmpl on the BLR-MYSR road using xtra premium with A/C on ). I take good care of her with regular checks of tyre pressure, coolant, using good fuel, and regular oil change. Earlier I had severe jerks with the engine, but sorted it out at the Mondovi (@wilson garden) by replacing the condenser and spark plugs. The only thing which bothers me is the braking efficiency. Even I press hard it takes some time to reach stationery. I've asked for bleeding job twice but of no use and also replaced the brake pads even when they can do few thousands. On the whole its truely an efficient car. Who services your car in Bangalore ? And did you see any change after switching to K&N Filter, adding mufler and tubeless tyres effect on the mileage and performance. Thanks for the sharing your experiences anyway.
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Nice to know that you care so much for your car.

Well as far as your brakes are concerned get a kbx brake booster kit worth around Rs 2800/-, its a direct bolt on kit, bleed and you have a great brakes on your car.

My earlier mileage with stock settings were at 18.50 kmpl but since my overhaul afer 1.50 lacs kms i've gone ahead and added FFE,Bosch Platina plugs,Alloys with tubeless low profile tyres with the K&N filter, the mileage has dropped to an average of 17.4 kmpl. Which i feel is pretty good after all the modifications.

I have a real passionate carmaniac mechanic who comes home and maintains the car along with the other cars at home. It saves the trouble of high bills and even i can keep tab on quality spares used for the car since i procure them.


PM me if you want any help in gettting the power brakes for your car, i've been using them since 5 yrs and they are really effective.
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Thank you guys,
1) Change oil every 5000 kms
2) change clutch every 30000kms
3) Use a high quality plugs
4) Maintain fuel up at a particular good station
5) Dont race, the car is meant only for your transportation, Treat it like an 800cc
6) Regularly check air pressure.
7) wash and wax it as regularly as possible.
Nice set of list PAVAN. I enjoyed watching you Beetle also during recent grapes farm meet. Even I have 2003 model 800 AC MPFI model. You said change engine oil every 5000 Kms. But manufacturer says change it every 10000 Kms.

I am also having one concern. 800 is mostly for city ride and occasionally long distance ride. For most of the owners it may not be possible to cloak 5000/10000 Kms in 6/12 months or so. Is the duration of oil in engine also affects engine?

For most of 800 owners 10000 kms take 18 - 24 months. So, which is advisable to change oil on mileage or on time ?

Also, why change clutch every 30000 Kms?

I also want to change brakes of my 800 with some brake booster. I am getting mixed respose in braking so little hesitant in changing brakes. Could you please give more information regarding KBX brake booster kit? What modiifcation would be required in MPFI engive for fitting brake booster?
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Interesting reading. We still have our 1988 model which my dad bought brand new and 20 years later, he is still using it. I would guess it's probably one of few M800 that have been with the same owner for 20 years. I remember driving it for the first time and man, I thought it was a sports car. Dad had a diesel amby and a Jeep CJ before that so you can imagine the difference in pick up from the outdated diesels and the M800.
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Very good review Pavan quite nostalgic. M800 is indeed the best VFM car across all categories. And I am sure it is the first car for many on the forum even today and everyone would cherish the same.

Keep going and all the best for the years ahead.
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I'm Very Glad to hear that one more 800 fan... Congrats!!!
Even i'm owning a 1993 800 DX, we purchased it on 1995...
But i restored my engine @ 1,30000 kms and 6 months back we update her Fitness certification (15 years over)...
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So guys, today just as the car touched 2.25 lac kms overall while at 1.35 lac kms engine was re-done, but totally forgot about the poor fella -Gearbox.

The gearbox had not been touched since 1997 and all through 2.25 lac km long journey. Poor thing had to bear all the brunt of not being taken care of properly apart from honest 40000 kms oil change every time.

Today as i was driving towards office, i hear a big Mooooaaaaaaannnnnnn from the gearbox, i did feel a bit different in the way the gearing was since last evening, but pushed it further feeling it might subside. Alas, 10 kms away from home the 4th gear gave way and packed up :( i continue in the 3rd gear at lower rpms in a bid to reach home atleast, few distances even the 2nd gear gives way.

Finally it dawned to me that nothing can be done, i needed a gearbox change

I go to our famous gujri , negotiate on 2 gearboxes and get them home. One is a 2001 5-speed M-800 gearbox, and the other from a 1985 SS-80.

Next 2 days just counting......
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NOTE: MODS Please change the title of the thread to 2.25 lac kms on my 1997 M-800.



Guys,

pls find the link to the modification thread carried out on the M-800 in 2008

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...uti-800-a.html (FFE on Maruti-800)
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