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Old 11th August 2016, 00:31   #346
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Timing belt changes need a certain level of expertise. I've seen camshafts broken because of faulty TB fitment.
i would agree. Depending on the car/engine, you need a lot of expertise, proper instruction and in certain cases special tools.

a lot of the instruction can be found on the internet these days, but I would be careful when it comes to timing belts. You get it slightly wrong you could destroy the engine. So you better know what you are doing

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What you'll have to do is, raise the car using jack stands;

At the base of the radiator you'll find a plug like thing. Pull it out to drain all the coolant during this time keep the coolant reservoir cap open so the flow is continuous.

I think the ratio of water : coolant is 1:1.
Thank you, Anurag.
So Swift VDi doesn't have any radiator cab like other cars, it is only Coolant tank Cap? I am asking this question because i am planning to flush the radiator using running tap water into the radiator while engine is idle.
Can you please put the steps to flush the radiator on my Swift Vdi.
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Post Car Maintenance schedules?

I have a 10 year old Santro xing and I am regular about service schedules with the company dealership. After reading through some of the threads here, I feel the service guys do only the basic things needed. For example, transmission fluid to be changed every 2 years or clutch oil to be changed every year is not looked into.

I tried using the search function, but was not able to find a list of car maintenance that needs to be done along with the frequency. Can someone point to such a list specifically for Indian driving conditions?

I do mostly urban driving on this car.
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I have a 10 year old Santro xing and I am regular about service schedules with the company dealership. After reading through some of the threads here, I feel the service guys do only the basic things needed. For example, transmission fluid to be changed every 2 years or clutch oil to be changed every year is not looked into.

I tried using the search function, but was not able to find a list of car maintenance that needs to be done along with the frequency. Can someone point to such a list specifically for Indian driving conditions?

I do mostly urban driving on this car.
Thanks Mods for merging the question with an awesome thread from GTO! From the list, I see that it it vital that we go with the same service centre to ensure that they do the additional things in defined intervals.

I have to look at the last 4-6 receipts to check what was covered by the regular services.
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I have a 10 year old Santro xing and I am regular about service schedules with the company dealership. After reading through some of the threads here, I feel the service guys do only the basic things needed. For example, transmission fluid to be changed every 2 years or clutch oil to be changed every year is not looked into.

I tried using the search function, but was not able to find a list of car maintenance that needs to be done along with the frequency. Can someone point to such a list specifically for Indian driving conditions?

I do mostly urban driving on this car.
I have no idea of Santro, but for all the Maruti cars, the Owner's Manual has a table of routine service. The schedule has both the elapsed time as well as the running milage. Check the Santro owner's manual, the chart should be there.
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