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Old 16th May 2013, 11:59   #61
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Default Re: My Maruti WagonR CNG. EDIT : 50,000 kms up!

Hello SYRAVI,

Awesome thread!! I was glued till end and gone through all your experiences.
I bought WagonR CNG in April 2013 - The New Gen. I have done 2100Kms and first service was done at 1000kms.

So far I am getting CNG filling around 7.8 to 8.4Kgs at 200 cm pressure. I am getting 26-27Kms as city average with 100% AC and start on Petrol. I do not run vehicle on Petrol unless I am with Empty CNG Tank.
I did a long drive to Mumbai on Expressways where I drove at 80-90KM/H at stretch , there I got 30Km/Kg from Pune to Mumbai and 29Km/Kg from Mumbai to Pune. This calculation is purely on CNG TankFul to Tank Empty(once the indicator on Dash glows) .
I have not calculated average on Petrol Yet. This weekend i am going to Kolhapur where CNG pumps are not available. I will do a Tankful for CNG and also Petrol so that on a 500-600kms weekend trip I can check average of CNG and Petrol both .
I am very much happy after buying this car. After first M800(sold) and then Swift Dezire Diesel , this is my 3rd Maruti car. In between I built a 4X4 jeep as well .This is specially for my wife but she is still in learning Car driving so I am using it. Good for "Run In " period.

I like to preserve and maintain Cars well even though I drive a lot. M800 -145K Kms in 7 Years, Dezire 75K Kms in 2.5 Yrs.
I am planning to change Engg.Oil, Oil Filter,Air Filter and may be Gear Oil in second Service even though Maruti service manual do not recommend it. I had done it for Dezire and M800 and these Cars remained in Top class condition always. I was getting very good average from them - M800-19Km and Dezire 20Kms with 100% AC ON. What is your suggestion?

Few suggestions in your thread are really good for us. Keep updating us .

Thanks.
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Old 25th May 2013, 15:09   #62
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Hello SYRAVI,

Awesome thread!! I was glued till end and gone through all your experiences.
I bought WagonR CNG in April 2013 - The New Gen. I have done 2100Kms and first service was done at 1000kms.

So far I am getting CNG filling around 7.8 to 8.4Kgs at 200 cm pressure. I am getting 26-27Kms as city average with 100% AC and start on Petrol. I do not run vehicle on Petrol unless I am with Empty CNG Tank.
I did a long drive to Mumbai on Expressways where I drove at 80-90KM/H at stretch , there I got 30Km/Kg from Pune to Mumbai and 29Km/Kg from Mumbai to Pune. This calculation is purely on CNG TankFul to Tank Empty(once the indicator on Dash glows) .
I have not calculated average on Petrol Yet. This weekend i am going to Kolhapur where CNG pumps are not available. I will do a Tankful for CNG and also Petrol so that on a 500-600kms weekend trip I can check average of CNG and Petrol both .
I am very much happy after buying this car. After first M800(sold) and then Swift Dezire Diesel , this is my 3rd Maruti car. In between I built a 4X4 jeep as well .This is specially for my wife but she is still in learning Car driving so I am using it. Good for "Run In " period.

I like to preserve and maintain Cars well even though I drive a lot. M800 -145K Kms in 7 Years, Dezire 75K Kms in 2.5 Yrs.
I am planning to change Engg.Oil, Oil Filter,Air Filter and may be Gear Oil in second Service even though Maruti service manual do not recommend it. I had done it for Dezire and M800 and these Cars remained in Top class condition always. I was getting very good average from them - M800-19Km and Dezire 20Kms with 100% AC ON. What is your suggestion?

Few suggestions in your thread are really good for us. Keep updating us .

Thanks.
Ricky, I really dont feel you should go for the oil, filter changes etc. Just go by the manual. The technical guys know their world better than us. You are probably a maintenance freak like me! And I am sure it is the way you handle the car that is making all the difference (no hard braking, no quick turns, no zero to 100s in 10 seconds, driving at optimum speeds of 70 kmph - it is these things that add to mileage). But the one advice that y ou should follow is clean the air filter regularly. Replace this after 10,000 and earlier if it has become very dirty. You should also change the spark plugs after ever 20,000 kms. If you read my experience on fuel injectors, you must drive at least 3 kms on petrol every day to prevent them from clogging. Just stop and start at CNG was a practice that landed me with all three injectors choked. Also make sure you have 4 years warranty with you. It is a must to protect your interest.

Wish you happy driving!
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Hi Folks,

Here's a renewed 80,000 service update on my Wagon R CNG LXI. It is over 3 years and 3.5 months since I bought the car and it continues to give me great service and I feel is worth the investment.

To summarize, here are the problems and replacements I faced till date:

All three injectors failed at 40,000 and were replaced free of cost
The AC blower resistance failed at 40,000 and consequently the blower worked only at speeds of 3 and 4. This was replaced free of cost
Rubber component and a shocker arm of the front suspension was changed free of cost at 40,000
Front two tyres were replaced by me as they were worn out. Changed them at 70,000 at Rs. 10,000
The rear two tyres are just OK and will have to be changed before the onset of summer. So maybe they will have run 90,000 kms by then

So I had quite a bit of small niggling problems that were changed free of cost and much to my delight.

At 80,000 I was exiting from the 4 year or 80,000 warranty and so I decided to give the car a thorough check in the hope that if anything was wrong, I would be serviced free of cost. Also the resistance of the blower had fused again. The clutch was beginning to feel very hard during the rush hour.

I checked in at the Maruti Company Owned Workshop at Naraina. They gave a detailed check up and this is what they suggested:

Clutch needs to be repaired - Estimated cost Rs. 7000. Chargeable fully as it is not covered by warranty. I refused to get it replaced because I felt there is still 20-30,000 life left in it. Asked at MAS and they told me they would replace it for Rs. 4000 (nearly half the cost).

Front suspension weak, needs rework. Estimated cost Rs. 15000. Chargeable as this warranty is only given till 60,000 kms. Post which only the engine and gear box are covered till 80,000. Refused the suggestion becuause I felt it can go another 20-30000 as it was not even making a noise over bumpy tracks.

Front right bearing making a sound, needs to be replaced. Cost Rs. 1500, chargeable. Didnt feel the sound was loud enough to go for a change. Deferred it and will get it changed along with suspension.

Right axle boot oil and seal rupture, got it replaced for Rs 1500 as it would have affected the axle.

AC blower resistance changed for Rs. 500 (not covered in warranty after 60,000 kms). The same resistance can be changed by an MAS for Rs 250.

I paid Rs 8,850 for the following things:
  • Throttle body cleaning
  • Engine oil replacement
  • Oil and air filter replacement
  • Coolant replacement along with radiator rinse and cleaning
  • Brake check
  • Car wash
  • One rear bulb replace
  • Right axle boot changed along with gear oil top up
  • Car wash
  • AC resistance replaced
  • Wheel alignment and balancing
  • Pollution check
  • Spark Plugs (3) replaced

I refused:
  • Suspension overhaul
  • Front right bearing
  • Clutch replacement
Please note that all the three above are not in perfect condition which is why I went for a thorough check up. But they might have another 20,000-30,000 kms left in them.

My observation:
Maruti Company Owned showroom charges double of what MASS people charge.
The car warranty is practically useless after 60,000 kms and expires at 4 years whichever is less. So I did not gain anything for my 4th year cover because it expired 9 months before it was due. Only if you are unlucky enough to have a gear problem or an engine bust would you gain, but I would still go for it if I were given a choice because my 3rd year driving was nearly at 100 kms a day on an average which led to the kms running out long before expected.

At Rs. 50.50 the CNG looked periliously close to Petrol on paper but because of the mileage difference and the cost difference it was still 50% cheaper to run. With the roll back Rs. 35.50 it is now approx 70% cheaper than petrol. This roll back is temporary. Post April there is an expected price rise of about Rs. 10. So fuel prices will keep fluctuating.

Despite these costs that I will incur in maintenance, I would still say Wagon R is worth every penny. And with more and more cars going with the cosmetic SUV look, this original SUV, albeit paper tiger of an SUV looks grand with its great clearance and high stance looks. And my luggage carrier gives it the added ferocity of the SUV!

Cheers! More as and when I complete more milestones.

Below are some of the personal milestones I completed with this car
  • I bought it, changed two jobs, got a good raise
  • Sent both my kids to France for their exchange program
  • Engaged both my Kids
  • Married both my kids and you can guess -all the shopping, venue finalizing, and buying and the madness that goes with it was done on this car
  • Got my novel The Quest of the Sparrows published from India's leading publication house Rupa Publication. I co-wrote it with my Son.

Happy driving!
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Hi everyone who read this blog. All those who have a Wagon R CNG should definitely read my blog on CNG Maintenance and my experiences to get better performance from their car and save their car from possible damage. If you find it worth it, you could share the knowledge I gained by reinventing the wheel, to others.

The article has been published in Team Bhp here;
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...intenance.html
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