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Old 23rd November 2016, 12:16   #6166
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I have this issue on my 1.3 Zeta as well. Please do update in case you find a solution to this, so will I.
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2) There's a pungent odour coming from the car aircon. Whenever it is in the "fan mode" with AC off, there's this pungent odour that's quite uncomfortable to the passengers inside the car. As soon as, I switch the AC ON, it goes away. So I would like to know what's causing it as well. My AC is generally set to recirculation mode. Although I did try setting it to the fresh air mode to see if the odour goes away but It didn't work.

Would be great to have your inputs on my two queries
It could be a problem of fungi inside the AC vents. I suggest you to run in fan mode with blower at the maximum speed and at higher temperature setting for a few mins before switching on AC everyday, so that the heat wave can kill the fungis and like.

Also clean your AC vents with a disinfectant like Tufkote/3M/Abro ones. You can go through this thread for more details:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...ac-vent-9.html (Cleaning the Dusthouse - AC VENT)

Also, you can see my comment in this post:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...ml#post4057246 (Cleaning the Dusthouse - AC VENT)

Its been 4 months I treated with the disinfectant and now I don't face this problem in my car, and offcourse, I follow what I have mentioned above (of running in fan mode) every couple of days.

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Old 23rd November 2016, 12:39   #6167
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Wise decision. I don't know to say if it would be an upgrade if you had gone for New City since Honda has compromised on quality. S-Cross 1.3 Zeta is very VFM and pretty loaded. I too had booked 1.3 Zeta and later ended up getting 1.6 Alpha .
Well Dr.Naren my decision to get 1.6 hinged primarily upon two things. Firstly a powerful car with adequate safety features was first and foremost requirement. Secondly i strongly believe when we are investing for 5-7 years its worthwhile to opt for a better product which promises to raise adrenaline levels. For example when in 2011, i chose Alto K10 over Swift Vdi for thrifty reason, i did regret this decision for entire period of Alto K10 ownership. This is inspite of Alto K10 being good VFM.
Now I have no such problem rather happy with my decision to stretch my budget for 1.6 and based upon this I can say its better to go for 1.6 if possible notwithstanding the brilliance of 1.3 S-Cross. I also believe that only way to find any shortcoming in 1.3 is to TD 1.6 !
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At 30, shift into second, blip the throttle for a second to let the RPM rise to ~1700-2000 RPM and then let out the clutch immediately. See how smooth the shift is. And spend the next few weeks perfecting this move
Oh! Rev-Matching? I do that on my sx4 while downshifting sometimes but I haven't been able to perfect it on the S-Cross. The SX4 needs just a slight blip on the throttle whereas when I do that on the S-Cross, it doesn't make any difference. Need to press the A-pedal a bit more, I guess. Will try it. Thanks

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I have this issue on my 1.3 Zeta as well. Please do update in case you find a solution to this, so will I.
I am planning to take the car to the service station for this. I also need to get my SmartPlay system upgraded for Apple Carplay. Will ask them to take a look at the Aircon as well

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It could be a problem of fungi inside the AC vents. I suggest you to run in fan mode with blower at the maximum speed and at higher temperature setting for a few mins before switching on AC everyday, so that the heat wave can kill the fungis and like.
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Will try this on my car. Thanks for the tip
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Old 23rd November 2016, 18:21   #6169
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I am planning to take the car to the service station for this. I also need to get my SmartPlay system upgraded for Apple Carplay. Will ask them to take a look at the Aircon as well
I already know what your SA would suggest for your aircon problem. He will charge 1000 bucks for disinfecting Aircon and vents with some fancy name for it.

I have heard that even they do the same sort of cleaning using the disinfectant cleaner and also clean AC filter.

Also do check the condition of AC filter once.

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Where is the aicon filter located in 1.3 S-Cross and how it can be removed for cleaning?
Would appreciate if any photos can be shown for the removal of this filter.
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Where is the aicon filter located in 1.3 S-Cross and how it can be removed for cleaning?
Would appreciate if any photos can be shown for the removal of this filter.
Remove the glove box/compartment. I think its pushfit. And you will see the aircon airfilter.

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Where is the aicon filter located in 1.3 S-Cross and how it can be removed for cleaning?
Would appreciate if any photos can be shown for the removal of this filter.
Located right behind the glove box. Check owner's manual Page 7-38 for the procedure.
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I have this issue on my 1.3 Zeta as well. Please do update in case you find a solution to this, so will I.
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It could be a problem of fungi inside the AC vents. I suggest you to run in fan mode with blower at the maximum speed and at higher temperature setting for a few mins before switching on AC everyday, so that the heat wave can kill the fungis and like...
There are 3 solutions as I know (suggested / tried).

1. I think keeping the blower in the "fresh air" mode may work. The problem with this is, it can bring in dust (this may be lesser for the vehicles with aircon filter, but will clog the filter slightly more). I was once advised not to keep the blower in fresh air mode as the blower picked up a lot of dust and was very ineffective.

2. So, I personally will go with the second option here, which is to run the AC in hot air setting. Instead of running it every morning, I'd do this EOD - reason, when you set this, you might start sweating due to the heat and immediately switching to cool air may cause some discomfort (like headache).

But, End Of the Day (EOD), you don't mind sweating a bit or you can stay outside the car (you have all the time in the world) and there is no need to cool the car down yourself; it'll take it's own time to cool down without any effort, over the night.

3. Using anti-fungal treatment. It is definitely the most expensive proposition (of all) and I have not used it.

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I had raised a complaint by calling Nexa customer care. The response was really good. Immediately got a call from service advisor. The service advisor and workshop manager met me. We went for a test drive and I pointed out the way, the car was dragging to the right and the inability to slot sixth gear smoothly. They agreed the car had the complaints. I had also pointed out the poor quality of products used. The leather steering wheel cover was getting torn and the tyres were having cracks and chipping away after just 10,000 kms. They took the car and assured me the issues would be solved. Today got a call from service advisor. Apparently the issues have been sorted out. The leather steering wheel cover has been replaced and they've informed JK tyres. JK tyres have agreed to upgrade the tyres, but I would have to pay the difference in price which is around 5000 rupees. I was confused and asked him to let me know the exact amount. Would likely agree to it if it's less than 6000 rupees. Do you feel I should take the offer? The new tyres aren't JK Elanzo, but the next variant I suppose.
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Do you feel I should take the offer? The new tyres aren't JK Elanzo, but the next variant I suppose.
Since the current tyres have travelled 10,000 kms and you are getting a new set of tyres from J K. Right?

What I suggest is get those tyres and exchange it for something else like Michelin /Yokohama in case you are ready to absorb the financial impact.
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Since the current tyres have travelled 10,000 kms and you are getting a new set of tyres from J K. Right?
Yes, I'll get new tyres after I pay some amount and it won't be Elanzo series, but a better series.
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Yes, I'll get new tyres after I pay some amount and it won't be Elanzo series, but a better series.
If it's JK Tyres I doubt the next series would be much better. Talk to JK for replacement of same tyres without additional cost and immediately trade those for Michellin/Yoko/Pirelli tyres. I believe it is better to spend additional cost on these tyres instead of investing in another JK product.
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2) There's a pungent odour coming from the car aircon. Whenever it is in the "fan mode" with AC off, there's this pungent odour that's quite uncomfortable to the passengers inside the car. As soon as, I switch the AC ON, it goes away. So I would like to know what's causing it as well. My AC is generally set to recirculation mode. Although I did try setting it to the fresh air mode to see if the odour goes away but It didn't work.

Would be great to have your inputs on my two queries
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3. Using anti-fungal treatment. It is definitely the most expensive proposition (of all) and I have not used it.
Dear members,
Kindly use Liqui Moly's Klima Fresh for disinfecting the evaporator coil, which is the main source of foul smell. I have used it two months back, and am happy to report that it works as advertised.

More details-

Click to open (Cleaning the Dusthouse - AC VENT)

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I think the 1.6 stock will only get exhausted by end of 2016. So they aren't importing anything as of now.

Total import - 6000
Total sale till date - 4000
Left stock 2000

Assuming sale of 350 units per month.
Stock should last 5 - 6 months.
The new 1.6s might be from the new lot I suppose. Also the alloys are new for all cars or the one in the last few pages was a customization.
Thanks.
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The new 1.6s might be from the new lot I suppose. Also the alloys are new for all cars or the one in the last few pages was a customization.
Thanks.
My S-Cross is April 2016 manufactured, but various tags on engine compartment indicate that engine was produced in early 2015. Maruti has got fresh imports recently, but what I have observed is Maruti doesn't get the recently produced engines imported from Italy.

The owner has confirmed that those alloys are from factory and not an accessory.
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