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Old 13th October 2013, 17:41   #166
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The mixture could be running rich so the smoke and a drop in fuel efficiency.

More fuel is getting added but able to combust fully. Try getting the optimum setting for the carb, if you have not done yet.

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To this I would add - check the air filter. If it is choked then the mixture will be extremely rich.

If no work has been done on the carburetor ever, then with time the jets would have corroded and the holes enlarged. A set of new jets should restore the air-fuel ratio.
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The mixture could be running rich so the smoke and a drop in fuel efficiency.

More fuel is getting added but able to combust fully. Try getting the optimum setting for the carb, if you have not done yet.

Anurag.

The carb was tuned but nothing much changed. Do you think we should get the carb overhauled?

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Running a brand new air filter (Stock) no change.

No major work was ever done on the carb, Anyone know a good carb tuner in Bangalore?
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The carb was tuned but nothing much changed. Do you think we should get the carb overhauled?

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Running a brand new air filter (Stock) no change.

No major work was ever done on the carb, Anyone know a good carb tuner in Bangalore?
Since the carb has not being touched since long why don't you get it overhauled once and try and see if it helps or no!

Try and check for mechanic who specialise in the carb equipped vehicles or go to MASS and get it done.

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As you have said the carb has not been touched, so get it overhauled :-
. Dismantle the carb
. Clean every piece
. Change the jets
. Clean the throttle body
. Assemble the carb
. Tune it for correct air-fuel mixture
. Set the idling speed

While at it, please check the distributor points (change them if pitted and adjust the gap) and the Dwell angle. Incorrect ignition will also contribute to smoke and low FE.

You will need to find an old school mechanic who is knowledgeable in carburetor and distributor repairs. Modern MPFI engines have no carb and in most cases the distributor is electronic hence lack of knowledge amongst modern mechanics.
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My esteem (well its M1000) back after full dent paint job. Mechanicals were in top shape but the body was falling apart. I could not part with this car due to old memories attached to it so decided to get it fixed instead of selling in scrap.

What got changed:
Both Apron
Running board
Cross
Exhaust muffler
Front glass
Bumpers
Interior, power window and wiring from an accidental esteem
New paint job

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My esteem (well its M1000) back after full dent paint job. Mechanicals were in top shape but the body was falling apart. I could not part with this car due to old memories attached to it so decided to get it fixed instead of selling in scrap.

What got changed:
Both Apron
Running board
Cross
Exhaust muffler
Front glass
Bumpers
Interior, power window and wiring from an accidental esteem
New paint job
Car looks great and yes, it's very difficult to part with your old car. I can very well understand your feelings. :-)

Btw, how much did it cost for the compete denting painting work and how much kms has your M1000 covered?

And please post some more pictures including some interior pics also.
Thanks.
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Old 2nd November 2013, 00:39   #172
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Thanks Sherlocked,
Total expense was around 60k in which denting cost was 8k and painting 15k. Car has covered about 80k kms but engine still sounds sweet and is in good shape, no oil consumption and starts in half self Its a smooth rev happy engine.

I will take interior shots and post very soon.
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Total expense was around 60k in which denting cost was 8k and painting 15k. Car has covered about 80k kms but engine still sounds sweet and is in good shape, no oil consumption and starts in half self. Its a smooth rev happy engine.
Wow man, the car looks fabulous and that 60 K expenses is justified once you see the car back in shape.

Can you post pictures like before and after the work.

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My esteem (well its M1000) back after full dent paint job.
I had seen your thread - "Maruti 1000 - keep or sell" a long time before I became a member. I really liked that dirty muddy car in those pics.

Anyways, your car looks very nice now. Do put that Maruti "M" logo back on the hood. The front somehow looks incomplete without it.
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I had seen your thread - "Maruti 1000 - keep or sell" a long time before I became a member. I really liked that dirty muddy car in those pics.

Anyways, your car looks very nice now. Do put that Maruti "M" logo back on the hood. The front somehow looks incomplete without it.
Thanks.. I too liked it that way when it was all bad and muddy, it was like a workhorse but it got injured and went for body repairs.

I have bought that old Maruti logo for hood, I'll put it. I was just letting it plain to see if it looks good without it but I agree now that it looks incomplete without it.
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Thanks.. I too liked it that way when it was all bad and muddy, it was like a workhorse but it got injured and went for body repairs.

I have bought that old Maruti logo for hood, I'll put it. I was just letting it plain to see if it looks good without it but I agree now that it looks incomplete without it.
Hi Hashim,
Your car has come out really well. I too saw your thread long time back, The one in which u had asked keep the 1000 or buy Gypsy. I am glad you got the car restored and did not go for Gypsy. As you can see from my signature i have both and its really hard to live with Gypsy's hard suspension everyday. And specially on Aligarh roads. I visit your place every 2-3 months. About me i have a 97 esteem and i have got the apron changed twice but the left side tyre wears out every 4-5K KMs. i am also planning a full restoration but that will take some time.

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My Esteem is 8 years old now. Pushing 1 lakh 26k km now. Touch wood, it's still going strong. I had gone on a Rajasthan trip from Calcutta when it was 90k kilometers old. No issues whatsoever.
Body is giving way in certain areas, as the car is parked out in the open during the day on office days. The engine is super smooth though.
Its only issue, and it has been the issue since day one, is that the front power windows give you a lot of problems. The service guys fix it but it's soon back to square one. I have learnt to live with it now.
I have always been the only driver and there is just one mechanic (and his team) who has worked on the car since the first service. He says Maruti will soon stop spare parts support for Esteem. Maintaining the car will then become a headache, at least in the authorised garage. But I suppose I shall cross the bridge when I come to it.
Long live my daily steed.
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Its only issue, and it has been the issue since day one, is that the front power windows give you a lot of problems.
My mechanic suggested me to change the rubber channel through which the glass run. There are fibres on that rubber which wear off with time and then glass starts sticking instead of sliding over it.

Temp. solution to the problem is brake oil as suggested by my mechanic. He says brake oil does not corrode rubber so it won't harm the beadings.
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hi,
I have a 2003 mpfi esteem vxi for which i want to get the clutch set changed.
1)which one is the best-i have seen excedy(formerly ceekay diakin),valeo and phc clutch sets.
2)should i get the clutch cable changed.


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hi all,
have got a new clutch of excedy brand (rs.2250)and mgp clutch cable.the clutch is butter soft now,more so as my left leg has grown stronger using the hard clutch for the past few months..
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