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Old 9th October 2007, 19:03   #106
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@Scary- I too have this shuddering you have mentioned. But for me it appears only after the car has gone through one cooling period in the day i.e once i start in the morn it is smooth and once i travel 10 kms and stop for say 1 hr and then start the vehicle the shuddering starts. does this happen to you too? or is it there from the start?
Observed this.
Car jerks less after its been given a proper warmup. And rarely so when it properly warmed up and cruising around the city.
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Old 9th October 2007, 20:21   #107
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Hi Scary,

I saw in some other thread here (link given below) on TBHP about the same problem, but the complaint was about the swift behaving this way. The shuddering seems to be affecting the maruti Swift as well as Alto. Dont know why this is happening, also wonder if Swift and Alto share the same clutch manufacturer.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...tml#post586557 (Does the Maruti Swift have a weak clutch)

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Old 10th October 2007, 09:05   #108
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I have driven the Swift extensively. It sometimes gives more efficiency under same city driving conditions as my Alto.
Yes there is shuddering present in it also but hardly 10% of Alto.
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Old 10th October 2007, 10:37   #109
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Post 12kmpl

I too get 12 to 13.5 kmpl in my alto 2004lxi. I drive 100% ac and in moderate traffic. I too experience the shudder in the mornings. Started after about one year of ownership.
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Wanted to know if a loose clutch increases fuel comsumption? I asked to tighten my clutch in the last service and need to check the FE now. It was 12kms (Dropped from 15kms 3 months back) in heavy traffic with full AC.
Any one has feedback on this?
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Old 12th October 2007, 21:48   #111
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Does someone know how the service center guys check the FE of MPFI cars? You cannot use the old school method where the fuel lines are removed and connected to a container. I was told there is a equipment (not tech2) which when connected and driven, gives the FE of the car.

This equipment is available only at Maruti service masters in chennai.(company owned service outlet). An appointment needs to be taken for it.

Any idea how this works?
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If the clutch is adjusted properly i.e. play is less there will be lesser slippage and the action of engaging will be smooth without the need to increase the revs. The clutch will slip less allowing the full power to be transferred and saving on fuel.


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Any one has feedback on this?
I get exactly 13kmpl now. I have stopped bothering about the mileage and now regularly cross 80km/hr in second gear. Also found out that the rev limiter cuts in very violently at 85km/hr in second gear.
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Old 13th October 2007, 13:27   #113
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your 13kmpl is with this kind of redline driving??
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your 13kmpl is with this kind of redline driving??
Not always redlining. Only sometimes. But I'm on the faster side and extremely rev happy. It never goes below 12kmpl and never above 13kmpl.Once I got close to 14kmpl but that was cause i was driving back from work everynight at 2am.

I tried to see how much I could get out of it but no matter how i drove it never crossed 13kmpl so now I just drive how i feel like without seeing the mileage.

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I am having Alto for last years with running of 95K. In Mumbai I used to get milage of 13 to 14. After coming to Pune with bit more highway run on my way to office, I am getting average between 14 to 15. But never more than this except if it is total highway run.
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Serviced my car and corrected the loose clutch and still only 13kms/litre with 90% AC......

I am getting fustrated because even my friend's Swift get 12kms. My driving style, route, and petrol bunk hasnt changed from the time I used to get 15kms/litre. What could be wrong?

Does someone know how the service center guys check the FE of MPFI cars? I heard there is an equipment for this. Any idea??
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try a different petrol station and also ensure your plugs/air filter etc are in shape, and hopefully the gas job hasnt changed any other setting?
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try a different petrol station and also ensure your plugs/air filter etc are in shape, and hopefully the gas job hasnt changed any other setting?
Will try a different bunk for sure. But I used to get 15kms consistently filling from this bunk and even after gas conversion.

Jaggu, Any idea on the FE checking equipment?
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nope am not very sure of FE equipment for the FI cars, i havent bothered with FE since the ol zen in 1996, reason being i could manage 18 to 19 kms within city with AC with a bottle of petrol but never went beyond 13 kmpl with tank full of petrol

so now whatever measuring done by me is through couple of tank to tank full fills.
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Was using a friend's Swift last week. 17" rims with 205 section tyres.
No change in driving style or A/C usage.
Mileage -> 10kmpl.

And my puny 796cc with 155section tyres--> 12kmpl. WOW.
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