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Old 12th December 2013, 11:39   #121
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Michelin's are utmost one for all but as a choice I think Bridgestone is also avaliable.
Yes, BS are available as a choice (155 65 13) and they were the second set for my WagonR too. Third was XM1+ and 4th one (current) are XM2.

Bridgestones are definitely the ones which will last longest, take a lot of abuse but may not fare exactly the same was their Michelin equivalent in terms of ride comfort (relatively softer sidewall), Grip levels and noise.

On concrete roads (specially on various sections of NH4), BS on my car was absolutely noisy too.

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Yes, BS are available as a choice (155 65 13) and they were the second set for my WagonR too. Third was XM1+ and 4th one (current) are XM2.

Bridgestones are definitely the ones which will last longest, take a lot of abuse but may not fare exactly the same was their Michelin equivalent in terms of ride comfort (relatively softer sidewall), Grip levels and noise.

On concrete roads (specially on various sections of NH4), BS on my car was absolutely noisy too.
Agreed!

The BS does wear out slower than the Michelin and is harder and would be in bad shape after 2-3 years. Michelin is soft and delicate but silent ride.

The BS does take abide well which is not the case with Michelin's.

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Old 30th December 2013, 21:30   #123
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Checked fuel efficiency after the first service by full tank to empty method. WagonR clocked 450 KMs on one full tank in intercity commuting this month so this results in FE of ~13KMPL. I am sure highway driving would have resulted in ~15KMPL. Today WagonR also completed 45,000 KMs milestone!

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Did a photo session of my WagonR sometime back when one of my friend bought a Dzire VXi.

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WagonR update (Current ODO - 46500 KMs, Mileage 12~13KMPL)

1) My WagonR's Air conditioner was not cooling as it did in the past, so thought of getting it checked from DD Motors and found that expansion valve had a leak. Total cost of part replacement + Gas recharge + AC service = Rs. 6400. Now the AC is just chilling! Got the brakes cleaned as service adviser suggested to keep them till next service @54k as they still have lots of life left.

2) Got the tyres replaced. Chose MRF ZVTS stock size tyre and now things have improved in terms of road noise, ride quality, braking, mileage and handling. Each tyre cost me Rs. 2600 and final bill was Rs. 10,500 (including additional weights for wheel balancing). All other four old worn out tyres were sold for Rs. 300. I kept one of the old tyres which was in good shape among others for stepney.

Last week I observed one of the rear tail lamp and low beam LHS headlight is not working so need to get them replaced also as soon as possible.
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It's almost 1500 KMS up with the new tyres and there has been improvement in terms of mileage, cabin noise control and ride quality. It's quite hot in Delhi these days so keeping the air pressure around 31-32psi.

While I still intend to keep WagonR for some more time i.e. at least couple of years more, the urge to upgrade has started somewhere in the back of my mind. Duster or EcoSport or Mobilio seems to be probable successors of WagonR

Looks like I should start test driving some cars out in market

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@ Parag/Bluevolt

Being veterans in managing and maintaining Wagon Rs, a few quries:

My Wagon R CNG is at 63,XXX kms.

As per the schedule, the timing belt replacement is at 1,00,000 kms.
However, the AC Belt and probably Water pump belts may be replaced.

1) What is the price of a) Timing Belt (b) Water Pump (c) AC Belt

What is the labour cost involved and will it make better sense to have them fixed through a FNG?

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As per the schedule, the timing belt replacement is at 1,00,000 kms.
I have so far replaced timing belt on 2 occasions. First one was around 80k and second one was near 1.9 lac kms IIRC.

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However, the AC Belt and probably Water pump belts may be replaced.
Better to replace these belts (AC/Alternator and Water Pump) at this age of the ODO.
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1) What is the price of a) Timing Belt (b) Water Pump (c) AC Belt
I don't recall exactly but none of them will cost more than 500 INR. In fact, the water Pump belt may cost between 300-400.

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What is the labour cost involved and will it make better sense to have them fixed through a FNG?
The Labor for replacement of timing belt would be easily around 500-800 as the job is a bit tedious and time consuming given the fact that one needs to remove the bumper, left hand side headlight assembly, loosen the engine mounts (And perhaps remove), open the belt case and replace the Belt.
Note that you will have to replace the Timing Belt and the pre-tensioner at the same time.

Replacing the Water Pump and Alternator/AC Belt is less time consuming and fairly easy.

Ensure that the tension of AC Belt ts between 6-7mm and Water Pump belt is 8-9mm.
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1) What is the price of a) Timing Belt (b) Water Pump (c) AC Belt

What is the labour cost involved and will it make better sense to have them fixed through a FNG?
Not a WagonR owner, but having a similar segment Maruti (Jelly bean Zen). I got some of those stuff changed an year ago, hence I can give you indicative prices. Please note that I do not have the bill, hence prices will be an approximation but be assured, they will be close.

1. Timing belt price: Rs. 775/-,
2. Tensioner pulley (replaced simultaneously with the timing belt): Rs 616/-
3. Labour charges for both: Approx 700/-
4. Water belt/ AC rubber belts: Approx Rs. 350/- each
5. Labour Charges for replacing these 2 belts: Approx Rs. 150/-

PS: All prices for Zen. WagonR's should be very close to it.

Trust that will help.

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@ Parag/Bluevolt

Being veterans in managing and maintaining Wagon Rs, a few quries:

My Wagon R CNG is at 63,XXX kms.

As per the schedule, the timing belt replacement is at 1,00,000 kms.
However, the AC Belt and probably Water pump belts may be replaced.

1) What is the price of a) Timing Belt (b) Water Pump (c) AC Belt

What is the labour cost involved and will it make better sense to have them fixed through a FNG?

Thanks
Arnab
My WagonR's water pump belt and AC fan belt were replaced in May 2011 for Rs 735, including labour charges. The car had done 59000 kms by then.

When it went for its most recent service with the odo around 71200 kms, I asked regarding timing belt changed. The S.A. asked me to wait till 100000 kms. He also said there would be no damage if the belt snaps, unlike other cars. The only issue would be that the car would not start.

Based on his advice, I have deferred that change.
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I noticed 'Battery' indicator glowing in the meter console while driving today. During that time horn was also sounding feeble. But after driving for 4-5 kms, the battery indicator light went off and horn also started sounding louder as usual.

There was no starting trouble though, fired the engine with single crank in the morning. I have noticed horn to be feeble couple of times before also but battery indicator turned on for the first time today. Rest there was no problem during entire 60 km long driving.

Battery is Amaron, installed after stock amaron battery conking off in May 2012.

What could be the problem?

PS - I started & used the car after a week. Delhi winter affect?
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I noticed 'Battery' indicator glowing in the meter console while driving today. What could be the problem?

PS - I started & used the car after a week. Delhi winter affect?
Could be something faulty with the battery charging system.

If cranking is fine and happens in the first crank then the battery is fine IMO.

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Battery is Amaron, installed after stock amaron battery conking off in May 2012.

What could be the problem?
May 2012 - Dec 2014 = 2.6 Years and I suppose doesn't hint at the end of battery life or may be yes, because....

based on your usage pattern, it could well be a case that the battery is unable to charge itself to the maximum (While driving, the Voltage at terminals is between 13-14 volts easily). The moment the battery thinks its charging, you park your car and the next crank eats whatever charge was left too!

Since you have given clear hints that the horn went feeble and the low voltage at the terminal Indicator lights coming on, I suggest you first check the distill water levels and then if possible, hand over your battery to a good battery mechanic for proper charging.

If not, take the car for a spin covering few good kilometers (after ascertaining the levels) and that should charge the battery.

After driving for 60 kms, you mention that everything was back to normal and that is an indicator that the alternator is doing its job of charging the battery by producing right current.

You may want to hook the voltmeter terminals to the battery and check the Battery voltage on- Crank, Idle and Revving speeds to determine most of the things listed here.

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What could be the problem?

PS - I started & used the car after a week. Delhi winter affect?
Measure the voltage across the battery terminals when the car is running. If its between 14.6~14.8 V, your alternator is good for now.

Based on the issue described, it could be a bad relay.
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Thanks guys for quick response. I was just wondering if my battery conks off completely while driving like alternator not charging it and battery charge dropping to zero, can my car stop mid way? I mean fuel pump and all must be getting power from battery only.

I will get it checked asap anyhow.
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Thanks guys for quick response. I was just wondering if my battery conks off completely while driving like alternator not charging it and battery charge dropping to zero, can my car stop mid way? I mean fuel pump and all must be getting power from battery only.

I will get it checked asap anyhow.
Apart from this a lot of sensors related to the Throttle, Ignition, Plugs, Exhaust work on DC Voltage. A bad charge/Battery will make things go haywire but not drastically.

So yes, go get the Battery checked ASAP.
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