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Old 30th August 2006, 11:43   #1
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I have a Santro XIng (August 2005 ) ..run 7000 kms... I am due for third service tomorrow. I would like any pointers to check after/before the service.. ( i used the search facilty and coudnt get anythign comprehensive) ... have absolutely almost no idea abt anythign under the hood...so any tips wud be great....

Some problems ive been having:
1.Car sems sluggish
2. AC is less effective

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Old 30th August 2006, 11:53   #2
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Sk yaar 7000kms and 3rd Service ? anyways nothing to check on the third service, just make sure u get the service manager to write ur list of problems.
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Old 30th August 2006, 12:05   #3
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I have a few friends with Santro Xings purchased around the same time as you picked up yours... it seems that this lot of Xings had some minor defect with the thermostat / thermostatic valve and Hyundai has asked the dealerships to replace this part when the cars come in for a service... so find out whether your Xing was from the affected lot and whether they will be replacing this part for your car.

It seems to take care of the sluggishness and overheating problem (although, in your case, 1/2 way mark on the temp gauge is normal).

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Old 30th August 2006, 12:07   #4
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Do get your tyres rotated if you havent already done that...
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Sk yaar 7000kms and 3rd Service ? anyways nothing to check on the third service, just make sure u get the service manager to write ur list of problems.
hey AZA .. I was abroad for almost 6 mths this year..so car was under covers for msot of the time...
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Do get your tyres rotated if you havent already done that...
what is a tyre rotate?? is it part of the free service or do we need to pay for it extra...
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what is a tyre rotate?? is it part of the free service or do we need to pay for it extra...
See all tyres of the car dont wear out exactly in the same way... So after say about 5000 km its better to ROTATE them... check this...http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/iipcache/39542.jpg
And yes it is free and ensure all 5 are rotated..

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I am also getting low milaege- about 11 with AC on city driving ...
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Though i dont drive a xing, i think with AC it will give around 11-12kmpl only....
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i get 13 with AC under any city circumstances ... highway/expressway runs mean 15-16+ kmpl.

SK : i think u should get ur tyres rotated, and list all your problems to the service manager. Before taking the delivery make sure u check the AC cooling or probably take a test drive. Also if engine oil replacement is on the cards, then i'll suggest u go in for Engine flush first then Castrol Magnatec. I'm using Magnatec + STPI treatment on my car for the last 5000kms and the engine is smoooooooth. Anyway my 4th service (The paid one) is due in a week or so too...

Btw where do u get it serviced ? Hyundai Motor plaza on mathura road ? if yes then how do u find the chappies?
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ya i get it done by hyndai motor plaza on mathura road... well for me..they would all be the same..as i sjut give my car and colect it int he evening... Do not have much interaction with the service station guys regarding specs.. as I am totally alien to anythign under the hood..... as u can see i do not have any car /car logo on my display image... im a ICE man..basically..well not even ICE..an audio freak you can say......

Will i need to pay extra for an engine flush + Castrol magnetac ..From what I read in the service manual oil chhange is free in the free services...
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