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Old 17th June 2006, 11:49   #16
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yea i got a 1500kms 4 week old swift and i noticed the acceleration bit too. but i usually go up to higher rpms and dont really notice the problem. can't wait to floor the engine!! lol
the skinny tires werent really confidence inspiring so replaced them with 195's.
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Old 17th June 2006, 12:15   #17
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But that's where the problem lies. You can hardly ever reach those speeds in-city.

I'm lucky if I can even touch 40 on a good day.
last time I tested a Swift, it did 100kmph in second gear. 40kmph in Tvm? comeon you can do more.
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Old 17th June 2006, 12:43   #18
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My daily commute takes me to the Cosmopolitan area, and the areas around East Fort and Thampanoor. Sometimes I really feel I had better just get out and walk.

But there are days when I get to drive much faster .

And the airport road is about as close to heaven as you can get in TVM.
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Hey, My Swift Vxi has done aboput 3800 kms and as I just drove it for a long period I realised the clutch setting as very strange .. It engages after just half an inch of depression ... taking it to the workshop on Mopnday but wanted to know is this setting standard in all swifts or what ????

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Old 17th June 2006, 14:05   #20
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but MUL claims to have "flat" torque for most of its cars... look at this
http://www.marutiswift.com/html/FeaturesALTech32.asp
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Old 17th June 2006, 23:19   #21
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That explains the sluggish lower end. Torque only becomes usable around about 1.5-2K.
Therefore the best driving range for that engine would be 2-4.5K rpm.

Stay there and you're good.

But that would mean staying one gear short when driving slow.

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Old 18th June 2006, 00:55   #22
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The graph is showing about 75+ % of max torque being available even at 1.5k rpm (which I don't think should be considered bad). If the car can be called "fast" at high rpm then I don't think it should have felt as sluggish below 2k as many people have expressed here. Thats why I could not digest it so easily...
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i think that graph in the prev. link is skewed!
i noticed that until about 2000rpm it feels sluggish!
hmmm max power is at 5800rpm...interesting! can anyone verify that?
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Well, there is no clear marking on the X axis. I think it starts at 1k and ends at 7k (exactly) and if we split the range into 6 equal segments, then what I see is that the power peak spreads across 5.7-6k range, also torque peak is around 4.5k. Both seem to be in sync with specs, right?
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Old 21st June 2006, 14:36   #25
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My swift is 7 months old, and has done 9200 Kms. I got that burning smell once when it was one month old, but that was due to racing the engine with the clutch engaged. I never ever felt any power drops, but ya, in lower rpms it is a bit sluggish to accelerate. But that is just for a second or two, and the car flies as soon as it nears that 2k on the rpm meter.
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Well, that seems to be about it, then. The car (now just past 3000 km) has started snatching heavily when accelerating in second and third gears. particularly if the speed is at the lower end of the gear's range, and there is a heavy smell of paper burning. This started this evening.

I need to check on this more thoroughly tomorrow, but I am sure it is not bad fuel, as the engine revs freely in neutral, with the clutch off.

Acceleration is also real sluggish.

I think I need to have Indus have a look at it, and see what they say.

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Old 9th August 2006, 06:26   #27
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my swift is 4 months old and did 9000 Km...i did nt feel any sort of sluggishness...usual shifts are 1st 30-35,2nd - 45-55,3rd -70 - 80 ,4th -90 ,5th - 100....and i dont feel any lag...actually i love the 2nd and 3rd shifts...they are so good...i did nt try to rip much...but ...did go up to 80 in the 2nd and 110 in the 3rd...
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Guys dont worry about the smell or anything else, you will see the smell vanishing by the time you get to 5k, and this smell is not a concern.

I have done close to 20k KM on my Swift, yes its sluggish below the 2000 rpm, well Swift is meant to be driven above the 2k rpm to get it to move being a heavy car. Try to change gears on the following speeds for satisfactory results.

1st 20kmph, 2nd 45kmph, 3rd 55kmph, 4th 60kmph, 5th 65kmph, you can feel the difference well u can redline the swift to take you to 60 kmph in first gear, 100 kmph on the second and third all the way to 155 kmph and top wack of 185kmph. Drive safe and avoid using the clutch for anytime other than changing gears
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Well, took it out to test this morning. Went to Indus to show it to them, and no problems at all, car was behaving absolutely normally. Dropped off the Indus guy, and what do you know, I am in trouble 15 minutes later .

So I went for a longish drive (beach and back, about 20 KM), and the car is snatching (jerking) at all speeds, in all gears.

The jerking is pretty severe, and shakes the whole car. This happens both just after shifting up, and when accelerating in gear.

Also the car accelerates very slowly and the rpm is higher than it would normally be (eg. should be just above 2K at 80 in 5th, but is now around 2.5K).

Will have the guy pick it up this afternoon and fix whatever it is.

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1st 20kmph, 2nd 45kmph, 3rd 55kmph, 4th 60kmph, 5th 65kmph
Those are almost exactly my shift speeds, and my foot is off the clutch immediately I have shifted. No riding, half-clutching, ever.

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P. S.: Is there a jinx with the Swift at around 3000 km? I seem to remember someone else on this forum having clutch issues at about that mileage.

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It is also the tall gearing of the Swift, that leads you to experience lag in higher gears?
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