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Old 12th July 2009, 23:16   #16
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Softest of the lot - Punto.
I can second that. Not that the swift's clutch is hard by any stretch of imagination, but the Punto's clutch is like smearing honey into Keira Knightley, to borrow one of JC's expressions.


But I still prefer the swift's clutch. For it's feel. It might be a little bit harder, but sure gives a great feedback when it's engaging. And that makes it a bit easier to pilot in the city.
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My Swift's clutch is a very gentle thing
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i have always wondered, why is the clutch play longer in diesel cars compared to petrol for example Linea MJD and T-jet respectively.
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I can second that. Not that the swift's clutch is hard by any stretch of imagination, but the Punto's clutch is like smearing honey into Keira Knightley, to borrow one of JC's expressions.


But I still prefer the swift's clutch. For it's feel. It might be a little bit harder, but sure gives a great feedback when it's engaging. And that makes it a bit easier to pilot in the city.
Punto is sure soft, by the play is very long. On my vista its hard for sure, but it doesnt travel all the way
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i had both petrol and crdi accent's. the diesel's clutch was way too heavy compared to the petrol ones.
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The clutch of Indica Vista Quadrajet is hydraulic. The specified cars have the same FIAT Multijet diesel engine mated to Fiat's gearbox. Hence the clutch is soft. With the mechanical clutches, it will be very hard.
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The clutch of Indica Vista Quadrajet is hydraulic. The specified cars have the same FIAT Multijet diesel engine mated to Fiat's gearbox. Hence the clutch is soft. With the mechanical clutches, it will be very hard.
Please correct me if I am wrong. I thought Swift DDiS uses Maruti's gearbox that is mated to the MJD. It is not the case?
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This may sound odd but you have to try it to believe me. Drive around 10 kms in the morning barefooted. Remove any shoes or slippers. There is always a difference in vibration levels when you drive barefooted. Driving with shoes will surely make the vibrations/harmonics transferred from the engine to your body less. Has anyone tried it out or is it just psychological phenomena? I always change my engine oil after every 7500 kms when more harmonics reach my foot. Is it really a veritable test to decide the car's condition? Driving barefooted.

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Please correct me if I am wrong. I thought Swift DDiS uses Maruti's gearbox that is mated to the MJD. It is not the case?
Hi pacman,
Actually the Swift DDIS uses the maruti's gearbox mated to the DDIS/MJD. But the fiat engine feels the best when mated to a fiat gearbox. The punto is a world class vehicle miles ahead of the swift in terms of build quality. The punto gearbox is very good with longer throws. The ritz diesel has a very comfortable gear lever placement. But the short throws sap all the fun that a spirited driver crazes for. The swift gear box is perfect though not the best. And clutch fluid used by maruti is quite hygroscopic. It is easily contaminated by moisture. After 2 years the feel is not very encouraging. Also when you rev the car to higher rpms the clutch feel is quite rough.

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Default Re: How come Swift DDiS and Indica Vista have such soft clutch?

Went through the thread.
Now, can I put Vista Quadrajet Clutch Kit to Punto MJD. I heard from some technicians that the Quadrajet Clutches are good and last longer. My Punto MJD clutch is already giving some gear shifting issues at 51000kms. Please advice.

Also the cost of quadrajet clutch kit is 3650 and punto mjd clutch kit is 5700 as per 99rpm.
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Went through the thread.
Now, can I put Vista Quadrajet Clutch Kit to Punto MJD. I heard from some technicians that the Quadrajet Clutches are good and last longer. My Punto MJD clutch is already giving some gear shifting issues at 51000kms. Please advice.

Also the cost of quadrajet clutch kit is 3650 and punto mjd clutch kit is 5700 as per 99rpm.
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My Punto MJD clutch is already giving some gear shifting issues at 51000kms. Please advice.

Also the cost of quadrajet clutch kit is 3650 and punto mjd clutch kit is 5700 as per 99rpm.
Check what all are there in the kit for the probe difference you find.

Generally during a clutch change, all 3 critical parts are changed at one go for better reliability.

1) Clutch plate,
2) Pressure plate,
3) Clutch release bearing.

May be the quadrajet kit doesn't contain the clutch release bearings whereas the one on 99rpm contains. Hence the difference.

On an average these should be the costs of the individual parts:

-- Clutch plate: ₹1600
-- Pressure Plate: ₹1097
-- Clutch release bearing: ₹3100
-- Transmission oil : ₹900 for 2.6 ltrs.

Above are prices for clutch kit for Swift DDiS from MGP retail outlet.

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