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Old 27th May 2011, 12:51   #151
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Always enjoy reading your thread, Sajo! Nice updates!

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Everytime a few ponies try to rise, the ECU decides they have no business being here, and shoos them away.
Sounds like a Engine Remap could do the trick, if more power is what you want!

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Old 27th May 2011, 15:06   #152
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Your reviews do define your love for your car!
21kmpl is excellent!! Never heard of any petrol car giving so much. what speed were you driving at when you got that kind of figure.
Well, the road is flat, and good in some stretches (marvelously tarmac'ed). I drive at a steady 80kmph , unless needed to overtake someone on that single carriageway.
Also, my tank up yesterday revealed 16.84 kmpl (465 kms in 27.6 L of Shell). Mixed cycle of 1st gear crawls + some highway runs.

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Always enjoy reading your thread, Sajo! Nice updates!



Sounds like a Engine Remap could do the trick, if more power is what you want!
Thank you Anekho. Appreciate the kind words.
I am not sure if I "need" more power right now. (Want is a different thing) Hence an ECU remap is not on the cards.
Although I do hope MUL gets VVT on the new Swift, whenever its coming. Some people are now saying it wont be coming before Nov-Dec :( . This is one car actually which literally begged for the 1.6 Engine from the SX4. Too bad Maruti never contemplated launching a limited edition one.
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I have the G series engine too an I get 12-13 kmpl in Pune. Drove ti in Mumbai for a week or so and got 11-12. If your daily commute is bumper-to-bumper you can expect that kind ofnumber else it's too low. Please get it checked.

Though honestly I have never got close to 21 even on highways. Best is 17-18.
Noopster,

Our Swift K series too gave 19.7 on the hilly roads of western ghats.

Sajo,

Nice to see the thread updated after a break! Our car has completed a shade above 7K now. Running is expected to remain low as dad doesn't take it to office these days. Got the 3rd service done as per schedule. Decided to try out the 3M polishing at the dealership. Was least impressed with the work. We will get it done from elsewhere next time! The car felt slightly rough after the service but normalised after a couple of weeks. I think the ECU must have been reset during the service & must have lost its "learning" leading to the difference in behaviour.

The only thing I dislike about the car is rattles & plastic quality. I can live with the stiff suspension, but rattles are something that irritate me no end! I do not find the dashboard bland either & I am perfectly ok with the rear legroom. If there were no rattles rattles and plastic quality had been better, I would have declared Swift as the best hatch without hesitation!

Attaching some pics of the beauty from the Konkan trip.
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Hey Akmar! Superb pics.. My knees still go weak when I see this gorgeous colour on the Swift. Too bad I had to change my original booking from this colour to red because it was what Maruti shipped.
Sorry to hear about your less than perfect service experience. Did you receive a feedback form from Maruti ? How did you/your dad rate them then?
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[quote=sajo;2368161]Well, the road is flat, and good in some stretches (marvelously tarmac'ed). I drive at a steady 80kmph , unless needed to overtake someone on that single carriageway.
Also, my tank up yesterday revealed 16.84 kmpl (465 kms in 27.6 L of Shell). Mixed cycle of 1st gear crawls + some highway runs.



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Thats real good buddy!
Even my DDiS doesnt give that much
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Well I realised two things yesterday :

- This car just may be the most expensive toy I have bought. Its just too much fun to be classified under commuting tools.
- Do not put seat covers on the stock upholstery of the seats, because the best in class contours are not retained.

I realised this after I put Autoform slip on type covers on my car after more than a year of using them without any.

I got these because the mild grey/silver of the seats go well with the silver tidbits in the car itself.

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Note to self : Clean mats more frequently. Monsoons are not helping things along.

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The silver black combo of the door and the Seats.

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Nice looking seat covers which are well matched with the interiors. How much did it cost you?

Did you add extra under-thigh padding for the rear seats? If not, please do so if the rear seats are used often. Will add to the rear passengers comfort.
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Nice looking seat covers which are well matched with the interiors. How much did it cost you?

Did you add extra under-thigh padding for the rear seats? If not, please do so if the rear seats are used often. Will add to the rear passengers comfort.
Thanks krish. I paid a shade under 4k for these slip on Autoforms.
Actually, my mom really found some criss-cross pattern black covers with red stitching great. They were in the region of 11k. I didnt mind the cost, however, it was the fact that I would have to discard my factory upholstery which got to me.
And no, havent added any extra padding for the rear bench. The covers do provide some amount of (a few mm) extra cushioning, but I think thats it.
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I have a suggestion for Maruti :

Please start offering 4 fat men as a Maruti Genuine Accessory for the Swift. I would be happy to present myself as the role model for this too.

Allow me to explain. With a full load of passengers (built just like me), there is a remarkable transformation in the on road behaviour of the softened Swift.
The ride becomes suprisingly very mature. It no longer thunks and thwacks on road undulations. Yet, it never manages to bottom out. Never feels unsettled.
And joy of joys, it doesnt rattle.

Why hasnt anybody at MUL thought of this before ?
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Thanks krish. I paid a shade under 4k for these slip on Autoforms.
Actually, my mom really found some criss-cross pattern black covers with red stitching great. They were in the region of 11k. I didnt mind the cost, however, it was the fact that I would have to discard my factory upholstery which got to me.
And no, havent added any extra padding for the rear bench. The covers do provide some amount of (a few mm) extra cushioning, but I think thats it.
Hey Sajo was planning to put seat covers & sun film on my new Swift when i come to Pune this weekend. Is Phadke still the place to go for both?
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Hey Sajo was planning to put seat covers & sun film on my new Swift when i come to Pune this weekend. Is Phadke still the place to go for both?
Sorry for the late reply AvinashV. Actually, there are other shops too, but I went there because its the closest to my home, and not that expensive.
You can try Durga at Law College Road circle too.
Did you visit them this weekend ?

Regards the car, it runs great, save for the rattles. I need to find some specialist in this because MUL cant seem to fix them for good.
The main areas are :
- Driver door pad.
- Seat belt assembly.
- Dashboard.
- Tailgate.
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Sorry for the late reply AvinashV. Actually, there are other shops too, but I went there because its the closest to my home, and not that expensive.
You can try Durga at Law College Road circle too.
Did you visit them this weekend ?

Regards the car, it runs great, save for the rattles. I need to find some specialist in this because MUL cant seem to fix them for good.
The main areas are :
- Driver door pad.
- Seat belt assembly.
- Dashboard.
- Tailgate.
No I am leaving for Pune tomorrow (Sat). Was looking for seat covers for a budget of 5k. Will check both places. Cheaper the better , but want the fitting to be perfect like how it is in yours
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I had my 2 year service done this Saturday. The experience was usual. SA allotted , job card prepared, estimate given, and I am outta there in about half an hour.

The total bill for all fluid replacements (engine oil, coolant, gearbox, windshield washer etc) , door padding (for rattles) , wheel alignment and balancing came to a bit over 4k with taxes and labour.

The car continues to run brilliantly. The engine has become even more smooth and has opened up nicely now. The gearbox slots surely inside, and a pseudo 3rd gear lockout problem that I sporadically experienced a few months ago. It disappeared just as suddenly as it appeared. The odo stands at 13.7k after 2 years of usage.

Since June last year, I have almost completely stopped regular use of the car for commuting purposes. Given the nature of fuel prices as of today, looks like there is no way I can go back to my previous pattern.
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Hi Sajo! You must have clocked some major kilometers on your k-series swift by now. How does the engine feel? Btw, how much do the paid services cost, especially the major ones at 20k intervals?
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Hi Sajo! You must have clocked some major kilometers on your k-series swift by now. How does the engine feel? Btw, how much do the paid services cost, especially the major ones at 20k intervals?

Unfortunately , I have not clocked much on the ODO in the past 1 year. It stands only at 19k KMs as of today, just short of its third anniversary with me. I alternate the car usage with bike usage on weekends , since its not raining and I can use two wheels to potter around town.
But I can take comfort in the fact that it sits there, like an ever faithful puppy , ready to assist me in my time of need.
For example , a few months ago, happened to receive some unfortunate news from another town, so on a short, very short notice (15-20 mins) had to make a mad 240 KMs dash down the dreadful NH9. Due to the nature of our travel , I did not even do the preliminary checks of air, oil, coolant, petrol or even windshield fluid. The road was littered with huge undulations , potholes and mad people , yet the car coped beautifully, at times reaching very close to its published top speed.
Even when driven hard on potholes at excessive speeds, and that happened quite a few times due the mental state all the occupants were in , apart from a tiny bit of unsettlement in the cabin, nothing else untoward happened.

Even in this case, with very hard and bordering on indecent, driving the car returned a very decent 19.xx kilometers to a liter of highway swill.

It now has a few dinks on it, a large one thanks to a hit (Hinjewadi Traffic Issues)by a Safari driven by political goons.

My three year service is up , and I am contemplating about my choice of service centers. Sai Service Hinjewadi (which is walking distance from my workplace) and Chowgule (Other end of the town , but I bought my car from them).
Average service cost for the 2 yr/20k service was in the region of Rs4k , I am expecting it to be up by ~10% this year.

The engine , though smooth, now does need an oil change. Rattles are ever present , and I have stopped thinking or bothering about them. They dont go away and service centers cant fix them.

Fuel efficiency varies between 14 and 16 kmpl , depending upon what part of town I am driving in, with AC on all the time.
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