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Old 23rd April 2015, 11:38   #4861
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Anybody did a service recently?

Our (85 PS) Duster is at the service station (Goregaon).

Since We have done ~30K with stock brake pads - I have asked for the pad thickness & estimate on life.
If that's < 2000 kms, I will get it changed in this service.
Else, I can take care of that after a 5-6 of months.

Thanks Hillman for sharing your experience on brake-pad failure.

Here is the primary estimate:
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I have asked him to remove the add-on items:
- A/C disinfection - 875 INR
- 3m interior cleaning - 2050 INR

Need your help on these:

1. The service guy says that the washing, cleaning & servicing charges are 1286 INR.
I haven't seen such Labor charges in any of the bills uploaded here (@ 30K mark).

Service guy claims it has all internal checks - suspension, doors, chassis, etc.
The ECU diagnostic charges are separate entry in CLIP tool (labor section).

2. That Ser plus (260+140) is told to be insulation check & battery maintenance.


3. The "accessories pack" in parts section, is "engine flushing & cleaning".
-1196 INR
I have asked him to remove this as well.

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Initial estimate was 11869 INR (after taxes) !!
After our suggestions it is down to 7135 INR*

* I still think, that this is not the "best" estimate.

Any more inputs appreciated.

Lot of thanks to Neil Roy, CMS, Hillman, & others for sharing service updates & bill details. You guys are surely getting a treat from my side - if you happen to come here to Pune (or I am in your respective towns)
You guys helped me save 3.7K right away (which most people miss / fail to challenge)

Cheers,

Ace.

P.S.
I am going to get wheel balancing+rotation done when car comes back to Pune.
Car will also get some interior treatment once it's here.

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Old 23rd April 2015, 12:47   #4862
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Anybody did a service recently?
I gave my 85 PS Duster for the 20K service today. The only extra item pushed onto me was that washer fluid. I was prepared for that one after studying my 10K service bill. I asked them to remove that.

Apart from that, all other items were essential replacements and estimate given was ~7K. The service adviser told me he'll give me a call after checking the brake pads.

I always go to MRF outlet for all tyre maintenance activities. So that is not included in the above estimate.

I'll share the final bill once I get my hands on it.
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Old 27th April 2015, 16:14   #4863
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Hi folks,

A question on aftermarket full wheel caps for Duster with steel rims.
I always thought that due to the typical design of the steel rims, it is not possible to have any aftermarket full wheel covers fitted. I checked with multiple dealers here in Bangalore and it stood validated.

However, I recently came across this link on Amazon store:
http://www.amazon.in/Vheelocity-15-i...0130641&sr=1-6

It lists multiple designs for Duster full wheel cap from Vheelocity. Pricing is also quite tempting - however, I am skeptical given above context.

Can anyone guide? Has anyone tried these caps?

Thanks in advance!
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Old 28th April 2015, 13:18   #4864
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As promised, here is the bill for my 20K service. My 85PS Duster had an odo reading of 19961 KM.

- air Filter and cabin Filter was returned to me, I only found them when I reached home (they were kept in the boot)
- brake pads did not need replacement (was told they are good for another 5K)
- no work on the tyres (cost ~700 at MRF outlet last time)
- total cost of service was just over 5K

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why are there two line items for air filters, i.e. number 4 & 7?
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Recently my wife had a Flat tyre in my Duster. Her Driver tried to change the spare wheel and while opening the Wheel studs, 2 broke. He wasn't aware that there are spare Wheel Studs kept in the car. Next day I took the car to the service centre to remove the broken Studs and to replace with the spare ones.

Surprise! Those are not spare Wheel Studs. It was meant for Spare Steel Wheels. For Alloy Wheels, the Studs are different. Divine Autotech did not have the stock of Studs for Alloy Wheels. Therefore got the broken ones removed and just for safety, fitted the steel wheel studs.

Waited for 10 days and got call that stocks have arrived. Finally got the studs changed.

There is a slight difference in the taper between 2 different studs. But, Surprising!!. Is there anywhere written in the Manual that Studs for alloys and steel wheels are different?
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why are there two line items for air filters, i.e. number 4 & 7?
272773223R is the cabin air filter. The Cabin Air Filter filters the air inside of your car. It's there to make the air you breathe cleaner.

8200989933 is the engine air filter. The Engine Air Filter keeps the air going to your engine cleaner.
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My bird.
7000km+. 5 months. One long trip pending before second service.
Ac seems to be losing the battle with this summer.
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I just installed the stock K&N Air Filter for Renault Duster (Same as Logan Diesel filter) and there is good improvement in low end performance as well.
Hi rudra, could you pl update the performance post installation of K&N filter. Is yours 85 or 110? How much did the filter cost?

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Had a long trip from Trichur to Chengalpet (TN) and back. It was a real pleasure driving Duster in those beautiful 4 lane roads from Coimbatore to Chengalpet. My Duster gave a mileage of 19.8 kmpl with air condition on for most of the journey. Had only one stop for our breakfast at Saravana Bhavan, Salem.
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My Duster gave a mileage of 19.8 kmpl with air condition on for most of the journey.


Those are splendid figures indeed! Are you driving the 110 PS?
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Those are splendid figures indeed! Are you driving the 110 PS?
No 85 ps. It was a continuous drive at a steady speed all the way, that is the reason I suppose.
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Some more pictures of my Beast on the prowl, in the wild...
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The service adviser told me that the brake pad replacement will cost close to 4K. That sounds very expensive.
Can someone share the bill or details (breakup) of brake pad replacement
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After my fourth service and running around 42.5K Km, the SA told me that the tyres are still good for another 10K city ride, but I've a little long road drive planned which is starting this friday, so I went out for look of tyres and short-listed two tyres

1. Pirelli (Sorry forgot the tyre name)
2. Michelin Latitude Tour HP

And after talking to SA he also suggested me to go with Michelin tyres.

Is there anyone who has any experience with Michelin tyres, please let me know. I'll be going to tyre shop in HSR Layout who are the main dealers for these tyres today evening. The deadline is a little short, so kindly excuse.
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