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Old 13th April 2015, 12:28   #4846
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I meant the ODO reading at 55k kms. Changed only 4 tyres 4 tyres cost me 35k
Ha OK! Thought the other way! I am pretty much in the same zone. 50K+ now. But tyres look good for another 10K. Rs 35K /- for 4 of Yoko Geolanders ATS looks good. Equivalent Michelins were in the 11K range. How is the noise level with Yoko?

EDIT: I remember seeing no 215/65 R16 in Yoko. Did you upsize 255/65 R16?

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Ha OK! Thought the other way! I am pretty much in the same zone. 50K+ now. But tyres look good for another 10K. Rs 35K /- for 4 of Yoko Geolanders ATS looks good. Equivalent Michelins were in the 11K range. How is the noise level with Yoko?

EDIT: I remember seeing no 215/65 R16 in Yoko. Did you upsize 255/65 R16?
How good are these tyres? I have suggested this to a friend recently but later on noticed A review thread on TBHP which talks about weak side wall of Geolanders AT. Anyone here have any long term experience with Geo ATs on duster?
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How good are these tyres? I have suggested this to a friend recently but later on noticed A review thread on TBHP which talks about weak side wall of Geolanders AT. Anyone here have any long term experience with Geo ATs on duster?
I have no idea. Thats why I was asking @thalavoy. He was the one who got it replaced.
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I have no idea. Thats why I was asking @thalavoy. He was the one who got it replaced.
Sorry. It was not directed to you. I just quoted the last post on the same topic.
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Whats the review of AC service done by Renault?

At my 10k service I did not feel any dip in cooling so I asked them not to perform
any top-ups.
I am due to get 20k service this month and I do feel a dip in AC performance. The problem is that this is subjective.
I have not measured the temperature at the vent, I don't have a thermometer. Not that I know what the expected temperature is.

Should I go to some dedicated car AC expert, or will it be okay if I get this fixed from Renault?
I don't want Renault to fix non-issues and charge me.

Does anyone know what is the refrigerant used in Duster?

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Goto a dedicated AC expert. Even if you were to give it to Renault, they would give it to an AC expert themselves! AC maintenance jobs are almost always outsourced by automotive companies.

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Whats the review of AC service done by Renault?

At my 10k service I did not feel any dip in cooling so I asked them not to perform
any topups.
I am due to get by 20k service this month, and I do feel a dip in AC performance.

Should I go to some dedicated car AC expert, or will it be okay if I get this fixed from Renault?
I see no reason for you to seek help from an external AC expert as long as your Duster is under warranty. Also, why pay for something when you can get it for free from the authorized people. Till 80,000 km or 4 years, whichever comes earlier, I would't let anyone but the authorized people do stuff like this in my car. If I'm not happy with the services provided by one authorized service center, I'd gladly take my car to another.

A clogged up cabin filter could be a reason for the dip in performance. Cabin filter will be changed in the 20,000 km regular service. I haven't faced any performance issues with my AC so far, mine is nearing 26,000 km now.

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For F.E and drivability in city, the winner is 85 ps hands down any day over 110ps.
Agree to disagree on that one friend. I own a 110ps.
Please refer to the attachment. The ecosport doesn't stand a chance.
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Agree to disagree on that one friend. I own a 110ps.
Please refer to the attachment. The ecosport doesn't stand a chance.
This is amazing FE for 110. How did you manage this? I never got more than 20 in 85 ps
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Has anyone used Shell diesel and also normal diesel sold by public sector corporations? Would like to know was there significant improvement in mileage in Dusters?
Btw any idea what is Euro IV standard of Shell diesel ?
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Has anyone used Shell diesel and also normal diesel sold by public sector corporations? Would like to know was there significant improvement in mileage in Dusters?
Btw any idea what is Euro IV standard of Shell diesel ?
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I would say there is a slight improvement with Shell diesel.
The Euro IV standard specifies a maximum of 50 parts per million of sulfur in petrol and diesel. Euro-III fuel specifications call for a maximum of 350 parts per million of sulfur. Basically Euro IV diesel is a significantly cleaner diesel compared to earlier standards.
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This is amazing FE for 110. How did you manage this? I never got more than 20 in 85 ps
Was driving my way back from Pune to Mumbai, the expressway. Pushed it into 6th and maintained a speed of 80kph.
But I guess it has got to do more with the 6th gear. Gives you an excellent FE.
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My Duster is almost due for its second service (9300 on the odo) and I've started feeling some extra bounciness with the car. There is also a distinct 'thak' noise from the rear left side when the car goes through pot-holes.

On inspecting the under-carriage I noticed that the left side strut always remains wet as if leaking oil.

I checked this over a couple of days and its the same every day - right side dry, left wet.

Could this indicate a damaged strut? And is replacement required immediately?

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Left side

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So I got my duster in for its 2nd service and the oil leak from the rear suspension has been confirmed. It would be replaced under warranty but unfortunately they don't have the part and it would have to be sourced from Chennai which would take around 15 days. So I'll have to make a trip again to the service center. :(
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Guys need you help again! I think i have been cheated while buying my Duster.
I booked my 85 PS Duster RxL option Navigation edition on 22nd March at the base Ex Showroom price of Rs 13,66,000/- (Rs11,46,816 exshowroom+ Rs2,19,404/- road tax/registration/+other items (insurance etc)=total Rs 14,36,870-70,000/- discount)
I got the delivery of the vehicle on 2nd April. All was fine but i needed a stamped Price list for RTO registration and went to the showrrom on 16th april to collect the same. Didnt have a second look at the pricelist then but when i was waiting on 17th at the RTO office to hand it over i was shocked to read the new price list effective 1st April 2015! The Ex-showroom Price of the same car was Rs 10,69,000/-! a difference of Rs 77298/-!! the difference after road taxes and insurance would be around Rs 90,000/! before any discount! Even with out any discount on the new price i think i have been charged in excess of Rs 23,000/-! To tell i was shocked would be understatement!. This has taken the joy out of the purchase of my new car!
I called up the dealership a few times but they are giving me vague answers that they shall check and there cant be a price differential , they are busy for Akshya Tritiya deliveries etc etc. Initially they told me that the invoice price will be considered and that since the car was invoiced in march those prices are applicable! (i checked the sale certificate is on 2nd April 2015 and so are all the documents!). Even their price list states that the prices at delivery are applicable!
What should i do?77k to 1 lakh rupee difference is a big amount! should i write to Renault? or should i approach the consumer courts? your advice shall be highly appreciated forum members!
Got the price list photocopied as no scanner was available. The original is in the RTO office. The dealership concerned is Nagshanti Renault Hubli. I stay 200kms away at Chitradurga, so its very tough communicating!
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EDIT: I remember seeing no 215/65 R16 in Yoko. Did you upsize 255/65 R16?

Ampere, I checked a few days back in one of the Yokohama dealer in Frazer town, and he showed me the price list of 215/65 R16. He quoted around 7800/- per tyre.
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