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Old 15th November 2007, 12:33   #1
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Few days back I was going through this forum and found a thread on Ascent CRDI engine breaking down after 80 K Km. Being new Swift VDI New owner, I am really worried about this vehicle after 80 K Km this is because both CRDI and DDiS is the same technology.

If any one has clue about this in European market (where punto is there for long time) please share.

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The car's engine had to be opened due to damage which occured due to overheating. This has nothing to do with crdi or petrol. If your engine overheats, your engine will be toast.
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No modern engine irrespective of being petrol or diesel, would leave you high and dry, if you take proper care of your baby. Just follow the manufacturers recommended servicing schedule, add a lill bit of TLC, and your car will last you life time.

Happy swifting with your baby. :-)
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Few days back I was going through this forum and found a thread on Ascent CRDI engine breaking down after 80 K Km. Being new Swift VDI New owner, I am really worried about this vehicle after 80 K Km this is because both CRDI and DDiS is the same technology.
Oh boy! why are you worried now? What is your odo reading as of now? Do you intend to keep this car soooo long? If yes, then your worry is worth it. It's simple man...Murphy's law (see below signature)
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[COLOR=black]Itís just a month old and 1500 KM on odo. I agree with you, to some extent, that is the reason I took extended warranty for 3rd and 4th year / 80 K KM which ever is earlier for Rs.4995/-. I think its worth going for it because the vehicle is new in the market and yet to be proven for long term durability.[/COLOR]
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Itís just a month old and 1500 KM on odo. I agree with you, to some
extent, that is the reason I took extended warranty for 3rd and 4th year / 80 K KM which ever is earlier for Rs.4995/-.

I think its worth going for it because the vehicle is new in the market and yet to be proven for long term durability.
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the engine is running in europe for a while so dont worry, it aint dooms day yet. any mechanical part can fail, if proper care and mainatanence is not given. so stick to regular service and your car will run for years

again Crdi engines are sensitive to fuel quality, so be choosy with the brew you use.

i have seen different manufacturer's engine fail under 20-30 k kms due to abuse, so it has got lot do with usage.
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JTD 1.3 has a claimed lifespan of 2,50,000 KMs, before requiring the first overhaul. Even if one assumes that Indian operating conditions are harsher, one can expect a lifespan of 200K KMs.

Check this and live without worries man!

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Thanks a lot , gr8 link. Infact I trusted Fiat more than Maruthi while buying this beauty
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One point to note is the oil change requirements are 30K KMs in the JTD 1.3 engines of Swift DDIS. even if we reduce the same to consider Indian harsh conditions we can change the oil at 20K kms. Maruti is taking a more safer risk free approach in recommending oil change even 10K kms. people in this forum have changed it at 5K km intervals (Which is definitely an overkill).
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I would still change oil at 5k, keeping in mind the paltry cost of oil.
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An experienced Maruti authorised SS technician well known to me once told me that after the introduction of MPFI in cars like Esteem and Zen, cars were requiring engine overhauling at shorter intervals than before. He attributed this to the fact that with the introduction of MPFI engines, Maruti had increased the recommended service interval from 5000 KMs to 10,000 KMs.

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Swift being a cross breed, which one to consider , fiat or maruthi ? Change oil at every 10 K Km or 30 K KM ?
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