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Old 29th September 2016, 18:08   #181
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Thanks @PraNeel, the issue with some shops in JC road is, auto-electrician they have sometimes doesn't do a clean job, I have seen some of their shady jobs in my friend's cars and they have created lot of damage, but not all shops are like that and finding those genuine shop is again a big task, but will definitely check out them, if you know any specific shop, please let me know.
In my experience one should clearly communicate the requirements beforehand and then only commence the work. If not satisfied with the initial discussion try another shop / person.

I have one reference of Salman (9740513395) for you to try. I found him to be OK.
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In my experience one should clearly communicate the requirements beforehand and then only commence the work. If not satisfied with the initial discussion try another shop / person.

I have one reference of Salman (9740513395) for you to try. I found him to be OK.
Thanks for the reference, i will call him next week, as i got a call from Mandovi that my vehicle delivery will now be on Saturday.
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I booked Alto 800 LXI.
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I am not buying accessories from maruti
Any accessory from Maruthi is expensive. Buy only those such as speaker covers, rear parcel tray and socket.

Ask the accessory sales manager if he can arrange to fit the remote lock in front your eyes without cutting any wires? If he guarantees that, then proceed and be vigilant.

Remember, an accessory that comes fitted from factory is always rated high than the ones you get fitted outside even if it is MASS.

It has been 4 months since I purchased my Alto800. Lack of time and funds put me off from installing the accessories. I am installing the autocop remote from outside next month. Will keep you informed.

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Any accessory from Maruthi is expensive. Buy only those such as speaker covers, rear parcel tray and socket.

Ask the accessory sales manager if he can arrange to fit the remote lock in front your eyes without cutting any wires? If he guarantees that, then proceed and be vigilant.

Remember, an accessory that comes fitted from factory is always rated high than the ones you get fitted outside even if it is MASS.

It has been 4 months since I purchased my Alto800. Lack of time and funds put me off from installing the accessories. I am installing the autocop remote from outside next month. Will keep you informed.
Thanks, let me know how autocop works once you have it installed. I will talk to them regarding wire cut tomorrow,lets see what they say, last time they said there won't be any cuts, will update you soon.
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Thanks for the suggestions, I will remember them in my next drive.
I will implement them over the next few weeks, measure a few tank-tank averages and update you if there is any interesting observations from side!
Hello Hybridpetrol!

It's quite some time since you mentioned the issues related to mileage you were getting on highways. So, how is the car performing now? Is there any difference in mileage observed by you or it's still the same story ?

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Hello Hybridpetrol!

It's quite some time since you mentioned the issues related to mileage you were getting on highways. So, how is the car performing now? Is there any difference in mileage observed by you or it's still the same story ?
Hello Aakarsh!

Thanks for asking.
Well, I have actually stopped measuring the mileage figures since then. The last I measured was 15.6 kmpl for daily office commute which includes bumper to bumper traffic for nearly 10 km and 18.7 for highway driving.

A question. How do you handle A/C during bumper to bumper traffic? I let the engine running to get the A/C working continuously, which is probably one reason why the city mileage is so less - The engine idles too much.

Next time when I hit the highway, I will make note to measure full tank to full tank to see if there is any change.
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Hello Aakarsh!

Thanks for asking.
Well, I have actually stopped measuring the mileage figures since then. The last I measured was 15.6 kmpl for daily office commute which includes bumper to bumper traffic for nearly 10 km and 18.7 for highway driving.

A question. How do you handle A/C during bumper to bumper traffic? I let the engine running to get the A/C working continuously, which is probably one reason why the city mileage is so less - The engine idles too much.

Next time when I hit the highway, I will make note to measure full tank to full tank to see if there is any change.
The city in which I live is not that hot all the time. So when there is a need of A/C, I switch it on and when it cools the cabin completely then I turn it off for a while. I keep the blower running though.

Waiting for your next highway trip so that I get to know the mileage you are getting.

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Hi Guys,

I need a quick help.

My Alto LX is at service station now with a loose gear lever. It happened when one of my friend was driving the car. I'm not in city to check exactly what has happened. What my friend told is, he heard a cracking sound and the gear lever became loose without slotting into any gear. Now the concern is, the service center guy is quoting 6.5K for the repair. I spoke to him over phone and he is saying he has to open the gear box and replace some broken component. I'm not clear from his description what exactly is broken and why it happened. Anybody has any previous similar experience or any idea what this issue is?

Kindly help.

Thanks in advance.
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What my friend told is, he heard a cracking sound and the gear lever became loose without slotting into any gear. Now the concern is, the service center guy is quoting 6.5K for the repair. .
From the explaination of yours, I do not think it requires opening up gear box.

I am unable to recollect the part name, but it should be a ~600 rs or so part. I faced this issue couple of years back in my Alto and had got it replaced. Will try to find the bill and let know the part details.
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