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Old 21st May 2008, 16:42   #16
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Ok burning smell definitely means clutch.
Something else could be a simple fuel delivery issue
Thanks for confirming my doubt...what do you think would be the expense to get a new set ? and what all needs to be changed ?
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Dont think it is a fuel delivery issue when you can revv upto 5k rpm without any problems.
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Dont think it is a fuel delivery issue when you can revv upto 5k rpm without any problems.

I will get the clutch done. Any suggestions ? how much shud it cost ? any precautions ?
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I will get the clutch done. Any suggestions ? how much shud it cost ? any precautions ?
Esteem clutch plate/pressure plate should cost you somewhere near 1500 Rs and add some labour and i think in all 2000 should be the cost.
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I will get the clutch done. Any suggestions ? how much shud it cost ? any precautions ?

Entire clutch replacement costs around 5-6k, replacing only the essentials might work out a little less.

Regarding FE, driving at 80kmph at 5th gear will fetch you 15-18 kmpl on the highway, anything over will make it 12 or lesser.
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But the main question is, has any Esteem climbed the Jakhu hill?
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Shimla in my 97 Carb Esteem, it did very well, on hills and plains both.

However when I wanted to visit Jakhu Temple, then it refused to climb even on the first gear. Infact all those Altos and Indicas were merrily chugging along.
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But the main question is, has any Esteem climbed the Jakhu hill?
I wrote Indicas and Altos were Chugging along and Esteem even at this age is lot more powerful that these two cars...
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Could fried brakes temporarily 'sticking' to the shoes/discs add to the problem?
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Could fried brakes temporarily 'sticking' to the shoes/discs add to the problem?
What do you mean by fried brakes ? If it means heated up or something, then no, I had just started driving the car, and had driven hardly for 20 minutes..
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If you had burning smell, its clutch. Replace it and see the what happens.
More over also check/clean/overhaul and service the carb.
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More over also check/clean/overhaul and service the carb.
was done recently...approx 2.5 k km back..
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i think the problem is as others mentioned, it could be a worn out clutch.
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Ok burning smell definitely means clutch.
Something else could be a simple fuel delivery issue
Most probably clutch. I am also thinking whether the burning smell could be from tyres failing to grip the road, which is possible on a dirt track or if tyres are worn out. Some tricks one can try is to move diagonally instead of straight up and try to maintain some speed on the sharp inclines (not always feasible).
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Was your car running with low tire preasure and more than 5 heavy adults

In that case your car would suffer during climbing.

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Shashank, your Esteem might not be suffering from a damaged clutch plate.
Before you do that, you could have the timing altered (possibly advanced).
The problem is: How would you test whether this has 'solved' the problem?
You'd have to go to Shimla again (Oh what a wonderful idea!).

If your car is working fine here, my advice would be to do nothing yet.
In the hills it is best to ask a local mechanic to check your vehicle. They know best what tuning settings work best in the hills. I assure you the timing advance is set quite differently by them, compared with what a Delhi mechanic considers 'normal'.
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