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Old 21st September 2009, 22:47   #106
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Sunday sound OK? You'll have to excuse me on Saturday since I'll be ensuring one Altis owner is bound and gagged firmly in the boot of his Altis till after the shoot is over.
I'll be there Sunday for the shoot, no problemo.
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Mag ,the Fully synthetic 75w90 gear box oil costs 2240 per liter according to website ,so you paid close to 5k for 2.2 liter gear box oil ? , just to confirm .

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If I remember right, it was a 3-liter can.
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Extremely well written review theMAG. I admire you for the way you treat your car... We need more people like you
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Extremely well written review theMAG. I admire you for the way you treat your car... We need more people like you
Hey mag, great looking car there.
Could you please break down (approximately) the effect of mods on your swift percentage wise.For example, say, oil switch makes a 10% improvement on a stock swift. That should help guys with limited budget to select what could be appropriate for them.Just a request.

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Hey mag, great looking car there.
Could you please break down (approximately) the effect of mods on your swift percentage wise.
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Interesting way of qualifying mods. Here's an attempt, from my PoV, for all the mods done on my Swift:

K&N stock replacement filter: 5%
Oil change from mineral to fully synthetic at 10000 kms: 20% improvement
Well-designed Free-flow exhaust for midrange 2000-5000 rpm: 30% improvement
Porting/polishing/head shaving: 25%
Factory-enlarged Mikuni throttle body: 20%


But do keep in mind that most of these mods are complimentary to each other and work best in tandem for full performance, and not necessarily by themselves.
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Is that a % of the total improvement felt on the car?
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Is that a % of the total improvement felt on the car?
lol. I hope not else his car would be putting out 170bhp by now.
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The car and its shining is the reply to those who are worried about maintaining of Black colour. Those who are still having doubt, see this car - and you will realize how beautiful the black colour is?
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Interesting way of qualifying mods. Here's an attempt, from my PoV, for all the mods done on my Swift:

K&N stock replacement filter: 5%
Oil change from mineral to fully synthetic at 10000 kms: 20% improvement
Well-designed Free-flow exhaust for midrange 2000-5000 rpm: 30% improvement
Porting/polishing/head shaving: 25%
Factory-enlarged Mikuni throttle body: 20%
Item 2, and 3 making most sense to me now. Will try them one by one, need to check my pocket.
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Item 2, and 3 making most sense to me now. Will try them one by one, need to check my pocket.
And how much does these two changes affect FE.
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And how much does these two changes affect FE.
It could improve your FE if you seldom red-line. The whole idea behind a street spec header is to improve drivability in lower gears(Read even 2nd and 3rd).Imagine crawling thru city traffic in the 2nd gear. IMO it would be best if you could get a replacement air filter with the headers and the synthetic oil.
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Some updates.

Had given the Swift to Sai Colorium for her usual body-care job. What can I say - I never saw her more beautiful when I got her back. She's looking blacker than black.

Also got a Holux GPS device as the latest and much needed accessorization just-in-time for a rather long drive I'm doing for the NY weekend. It came with MioMap (hope I got the spelling right). Very nifty combination. It tracks anywhere between 10-12 satellites and locks on to atleast 8 at any time. Also, the GPS speedo told me that the Swift speedo has an error. I'll log this in detail over the long drive.

Also, left her with Vasu couple weeks ago for a checkup towards the long drive's preparation. She's an absolute bliss to drive.

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Minor updates after a while. She's now running on Aceleres - had them put on before my Turtle Bay drive in December.

Her 50K kms service (47K actually) coming up. Planning on looking at Shell Ultra Helix if Mobil 1 turns out to be exorbitant - like it has been over the past few services.

Did a small getaway to Mysore over the past month. This is how she looks now, shot in front of KRS Dam:
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Did you wash it before taking the pic? The shine is just amazing!
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