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Old 21st October 2013, 10:37   #61
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Hi Kalinga,

Last weekend, even I took my ZXI on the Bangalore NICE road (between PESIT and Hosur Road). With 6 people (2 in each row of seats), I was able to comfortable reach 110 KMPH. The car was steady and instills confidence.

Next week, I will be visiting Sringeri, it will be a good test on the ghats and also the Nelamangala-Hassan Road highway.

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Old 21st October 2013, 10:43   #62
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Ertiga has very good stability at speed.
On the ghat road with load one should not try more than 60 -70 KMPH.
I frequently travel on the Mumbai - Pune expressway at speed 50 - 70 KMPH on ghat road.
I did not feel like I am driving an MUV. Just car like feel.

The power in petrol model is enough for the car. Even with AC on I never feel the shortage of power.

Drive safe & enjoy the ride.

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Old 29th October 2013, 19:08   #63
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A new addition to my Ertiga Care bucket.

I got this from Snap Deal today only. I will update once i use it this weekend.
BTW The tar remover worked very good on my car.
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Old 6th November 2013, 13:36   #64
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UPDATE :

I have upgraded my headlight bulb to Philips EV in same wattage.
The pair cost me Rs.1200 in Pune.

Yes, the improvement is 50% more light than stock bulbs.
With low beam mode + fog lamp I can manage to drive now.
It was not possible with stock bulb.

The high beam has also good now.

But the light is not good as 100/90 bulb upgrade.

Next upgrade will be the fog light bulb. Philips will be the brand.

Or any other ideas to upgrade my fog light.
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Old 20th November 2013, 12:26   #65
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UPDATE :

Completed 5000 KM & 2nd Free service.
Also installed AC filter. Cost Rs 350.

No issue as of now except some rattle sound from 2nd row or 3rd row seat.
These will fix in 3rd free service.

My last KMPL was 12 kmpl in city and 14-15 kmpl in highway .
Both are with 100% AC on.

I have calculated with low fuel warning to the low fuel warning method.

Any idea for VFM upgrade of fog lamp / bulb ?
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Old 24th November 2013, 22:45   #66
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Awesome result with this glass cleaner.
It is slightly pricey but i am happy with the result.
Even after 3-4 days still my front glass is clear.
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Old 25th November 2013, 21:07   #67
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Facing the same seat rattle issues.. Esp during startup (Diesel shake) Will check that during 20k kms service.

Pretty good FE for a Zxi! I guess the low fuel light glows for the last 8-10 liters of fuel..
I upgraded to 100/80 bulbs with a Hella relay. No problems so far. Cost for both around 1 k..
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Facing the same seat rattle issues.. Esp during startup (Diesel shake) Will check that during 20k kms service.

Pretty good FE for a Zxi! I guess the low fuel light glows for the last 8-10 liters of fuel..
I upgraded to 100/80 bulbs with a Hella relay. No problems so far. Cost for both around 1 k..
Yes...the FE is good. I generally pushed heard so the FE is little less. In sedate driving style the FE in city is 13 KMPL.

i have upgraded to Philips EV for head lamp.

performance is good.

looking for a VFM upgrade for fog lamp.
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Old 29th April 2014, 10:52   #69
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Update :

The 3rd Free Service has done for my Ertiga at 10,000 KM.

My LUV has some sound from rear suspension beam assy and I have complained it during the service. MASS has changed the parts in warranty.

The parts cost was around 13 k. I got the information from the SE that Maruti has given them instruction to change the parts if any owner complains about the beam assy.

Note: @ LUV owners : if you found any Tin..Tin sound from rear wheel/suspension on uneven road then please contact the MASS for a free replacement.

I choose the synthetic oil and also done the wheel balancing & tyre rotation.

The total bill was Rs. 4,796 (All inclusive).

Now the car is smoother to drive.

Current ODO : 11000 KM.
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Note: @ LUV owners : if you found any Tin..Tin sound from rear wheel/suspension on uneven road then please contact the MASS for a free replacement
Thanks for the update Kalinga! After the rear beam replacement, has the sound vanished? I get a loud 'Thud' sound when I go over a speed breaker at 2 km/hr. Did you encounter such sound before?
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Thanks for the update Kalinga! After the rear beam replacement, has the sound vanished? I get a loud 'Thud' sound when I go over a speed breaker at 2 km/hr. Did you encounter such sound before?
The sound has vanished after the beam change.
The "Thud" sound may be some other issue.
But it is good to check your LUV at Maruti service.

I did not encounter any sound as of now after the beam change.
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UPDATE :

ODO reading : 11500

At last i have upgraded my head lamp to 100/90 setup with all PHILIPS set up.
Relay & Bulbs both are from Philips. Bulbs are Philips Essential vision variant.
Ignore the bulb inside this cover. These are Philips Extreme Vision.
I kept them in these covers for future use.

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Now the output is just amazing. The visibility has improved a lot during night.
The total cost was Rs.2200 only.

Only Low Beam :

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Low Beam + Fog Lamp :

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Only High Beam :

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High Beam + Fog Lamp :

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The beam color is almost the same as 4300K HID beam.

Also added MINDA Trumpet horn (AUDI / SKODA type) to my car. Price was Rs. 800.
I feel this type of horn is a must for Indian highways.

The cyclewala, Bikewala & pedestrian just ignore the less sound horns (My personal experience).

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UPDATE:

I have already installed a front Armrest in my LUV.

I got this from eBay.

http://www.ebay.in/itm/181256296164?...84.m1497.l2649

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The fit & Finish is just OK.
Some loose stitching on the front side of arm rest.
But packaging was good and i think itís VFM.

The Armrest is very comfortable during long drives.

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Encountered a bad sandstorm in Mumbai last weekend (18th may).
Just before the Express highway entry point (Near MacD).

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Need to wax / detailing my car before the monsoon hit.
So I have updated my stock.
I have procured a Meguiar's White Wax for my car.

http://www.walmart.com/ip/Meguiar-s-White-Wax/22083706

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Hi

Thanks for all the updates. Very well done. I see you really love your car.

A couple of clarifications -

Did you take white bulb for the headlamp? On the picture I read white.

And the armrest - How different is the color from the rest of the interior?

Also, are you looking for additional lights/aux lights?

Good updates and keep them coming.

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