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Old 11th September 2015, 23:56   #31
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. I hope it is not based on friendly "advice" from the "friendly SA".

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Not really. I will check it out personally when they open it up when in for service and then take a call.

Being an AT the usage of brake is much much more than a manual and hence the wear out at this mileage (if any).

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dear PTG friend, good to hear about the update. Cant expect any less from the H, can we ?

But I am a little surprised by the need to change brake pads & disks so early. I hope it is not based on friendly "advice" from the "friendly SA".

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Amaze diesel and petrol CVT requires a brake pad change almost every 15k kms. Some members have also replaced disks at the 30k mark. This has been reported in the Amaze and city threads.

One example below, quoted by member speedsatya-

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brake pads wearing out as early as 8K kms. Honda was replacing this free for cars coming for brake replacements before 15 K kms. Mine was replaced at 18K kms and I was charged for this

Brake discs needed skimming at 18 K kms. New pads resulted in vibrating brake pedal. Dealer says the pads need skimming!!! Second set of pads replaced at 31K kms
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offici...ml#post3606071 (Honda Amaze : Official Review)

Another discussion here -
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offici...ml#post3454771 (Honda Amaze : Official Review)

I think they might get it replaced under warranty for the first time, as few members have got it done.

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The stop and go traffic in Bangalore must be taking its toll on the brake pads and disks,
What is the engine braking like on the auto?

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What is the engine braking like on the auto?

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Definitely not like in a manual GB.

But you do feel the downshift especially on slower speeds. You get a feel of the downshift happening unlike in a CVT.

In mode 2 you can feel it much more pronounced than in D. 1 as you know is of course the load gear.

Brake kind of initiates the down shifts so to say.

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11 Months since I got my automatic and touch-wood so far so good. Mileage hovers around 13.5 in city traffic and around 16 on the highway during the three 600km trips done. Brake noise on the left side, when releasing the brake after a stop in the D mode was an irritant but sort of reduced now.
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Amaze diesel and petrol CVT requires a brake pad change almost every 15k kms. Some members have also replaced disks at the 30k mark. This has been reported in the Amaze and city threads.
I think they might get it replaced under warranty for the first time, as few members have got it done.
My old Santro At needed new brake pads every 20,000km or so. I was cribbing and the a parts dealer who has an MT said it was the same for him. Once upon a time ATs used to have beefier brake systems that MTs.

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What is the engine braking like on the auto?
Zilch!! It freewheels and is designed to do that. D3,2,1 do retain a modicum of engine braking.
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Zilch!! It freewheels and is designed to do that. D3,2,1 do retain a modicum of engine braking.
Is this comment on a CVT or an AT ? I would maintain that AT does offer a degree of engine braking in spite of the freewheeling that happens. I agree with you fully if we are talking about the CVT.

Some links which explains the difference between AT & CVT (not intended for you sgiitk )

http://www.biggerschevy.com/the-diff...a-brief-guide/

http://www.whyhighend.com/cvt.html

https://www.quora.com/Whats-the-diff...omatic-and-CVT

https://uk.answers.yahoo.com/questio...3102439AACTeR9

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