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Old 17th September 2009, 14:42   #46
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problem resolved of my Swift today !!!

I took my car to my good old trusted mechanic instead of MASS. He finished his work in 2 hours flat. He did following

1. Changed oil (Castrol mineral 20W40, 3.5 liter @ 750 Rs).
When I asked him about engine flush using flush oil, he told me that
"saab, gadi naya hai to iska jarurat nahi hai. engine flush se compression mar khayega aur leak problem bhi ho sakta hai"

Later I did some search on team-bhp and it seems that it makes sense. This old man knows better for sure.

2. He tightened some belt below front right tyre (sorry dont know what it is called) for the noise that was coming when my swift ran over a huge speedbraker.

3. Cleaned spark plugs, air filter and replaced oil filter
4. He also greased steering column. In the morning I used to get some faint noise for first 5 minutes.

5. He also tightened caliper assembly and checked bushing etc.

When I asked him about installing K&N filter, he said "ye sub amir logo ke khel hai. Maruti ne jo diya hai woh gadi ke hisab se achha hi hai. Bus regularly badalte rehna............."

When I asked him about regular or speed petrol, he said
"saab ye muze kuch pata nahi kya farak padega. dono dalke aap hi dekh lo gadi kis petrol pe smooth hai...."

My Swift is now super smooth, literally no noise in the cabin....almost like a butter.
I am in love with her again :-)

-Abhay

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So what did point #2 entails is a mystery. All other were not connected to your problem and your problem is intermittent. How come after a smallish service you feel that the problem is gone and it is not an intemittent gone away stage??

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Great respect for experienced mechanics but "uska chela ban kar" you also need to know what was it that removed the problem. AFAIK there is no belt in the area described as below front right tyre but inside yes. After removing the tyre you see the fan belt, a/c belt and if you remove those and the pulleys and the cover you will access the cam-belt.

So which of these was the probelem? For the first two it would be possible to check from the open bonnet if they were loose and tighten them without removing the tyre. But these would not hive given rise to symptoms described. At worst a slipping fan belt would have menat elevated engine temparatures leading to radiator blow. That has not been felt.

BUT if it was the last then yes tyre has to be removed and here the culprit is either the idler pulley or the "toothed" timing belt. For a three year old car either could have be a problem.

Curious to know the final reason.
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Hello Abhay,
Can you pls share the contact details for this mechanic (assuming to be in Pune)? I agree on the MASS vs road side mechanic. I just believe that at MASS, the stress might be bit more on 'turn over' that building relationships.

Also, pls share the total spare+labour costs

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Hello Abhay,
Can you pls share the contact details for this mechanic (assuming to be in Pune)? I agree on the MASS vs road side mechanic. I just believe that at MASS, the stress might be bit more on 'turn over' that building relationships.

Also, pls share the total spare+labour costs

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Naren, it is at Chinchwad near to Birla hospital. Ask for lucky garage. It is just besides the bridge on the river.
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problem resolved of my Swift today !!!

I took my car to my good old trusted mechanic instead of MASS. He finished his work in 2 hours flat. He did following

1. Changed oil (Castrol mineral 20W40, 3.5 liter @ 750 Rs).
When I asked him about engine flush using flush oil, he told me that
"saab, gadi naya hai to iska jarurat nahi hai. engine flush se compression mar khayega aur leak problem bhi ho sakta hai"

Later I did some search on team-bhp and it seems that it makes sense. This old man knows better for sure.

2. He tightened some belt below front right tyre (sorry dont know what it is called) for the noise that was coming when my swift ran over a huge speedbraker.

3. Cleaned spark plugs, air filter and replaced oil filter
4. He also greased steering column. In the morning I used to get some faint noise for first 5 minutes.

5. He also tightened caliper assembly and checked bushing etc.

When I asked him about installing K&N filter, he said "ye sub amir logo ke khel hai. Maruti ne jo diya hai woh gadi ke hisab se achha hi hai. Bus regularly badalte rehna............."

When I asked him about regular or speed petrol, he said
"saab ye muze kuch pata nahi kya farak padega. dono dalke aap hi dekh lo gadi kis petrol pe smooth hai...."

My Swift is now super smooth, literally no noise in the cabin....almost like a butter.
I am in love with her again :-)

-Abhay

Are you talking about the Alternator or the AC Compressor belt? Did anyone figure out?
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Are you talking about the Alternator or the AC Compressor belt? Did anyone figure out?
Yes he seems to be talking about the belts being tightened.
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