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Old 6th July 2017, 16:34   #61
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Congratulations ashis89 on getting married. It's a very well documented thread & I really enjoyed reading it.
If I am right the service interval for Wagon R is 10000 kms. But I have been seeing you getting it serviced much before that which is not required.
Hope you enjoy your return journey to Hyderabad.
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Congratulations ashis89 on getting married. It's a very well documented thread & I really enjoyed reading it.

If I am right the service interval for Wagon R is 10000 kms. But I have been seeing you getting it serviced much before that which is not required.

Hope you enjoy your return journey to Hyderabad.

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Thank you Visky. Yes, the service intervals are 10k kms but I get it done at around 8k+ kms each time as I tend to rev the engine a lot and feel a premature oil change might be better.

We started from Bhubaneswar on 26th June, stopped for the day at Rajahmundry and finally reached Hyderabad the following evening, the 27th. The RoadRunner breached the 49k km mark enroute. Encountered a lot of rains on the first day but RoadRunner didn't disappoint at any point in time.

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Packed to the brim, all luggage secure
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Lunch break somewhere on the road
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Parked over at Hotel Anand Regency
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After crossing Rajahmundry
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Mud coated

We reached my apartment around 5:30pm. My apartment's watchman gave a disapproving at my car and insisted to wash it immediately
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Ready for a wash by the watchman of my apartment
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After the wash with Motomax shampoo, RoadRunner was gleaming
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The odo after the complete run


I flew to Indore on 4th and returned the same day. Drove to the airport and parked RoadRunner from 4am to 11pm at the airport. The charges were 300 bucks and the experience was hassle free.
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Hello Ashish, congratulations for getting married, pardon me for hijacking this thread. I have replaced my 2009 Alto (96k kms) about a month back with a new Wagon R Vxi(O).

I have been facing a few problems with the correct tyre pressure. According to the tyre placard near the drivers door, the cold tyre pressure is 36/36psi (front/rear). But I observed a lot of vertical movement in the car even at speeds below 80kmph. The bounciness did not reduce even after dropping the pressure by 3-4psi. Just wanted to know if excessive vertical movement and lateral movement on uneven roads is common to all Wagon R's. The car is on stock Apollo 3G's 155/65 R14.

Also, does the neck cushions help to cut down the excessive lateral movement of the neck. I commute for 70-80km/day, used to suffer from mild lower back pain in the Alto after a long drive, but it appears the pain moved northwards towards the neck due to the excessive vertical movement and lateral movement of the tallboy on uneven roads.
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Hello Ashish, congratulations for getting married, pardon me for hijacking this thread. I have replaced my 2009 Alto (96k kms) about a month back with a new Wagon R Vxi(O).
Thank you. Congratulations on your purchase and wish you many happy miles in it. I am glad you went in for the option pack as I myself feel the need of ABS in this car.

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I have been facing a few problems with the correct tyre pressure. According to the tyre placard near the drivers door, the cold tyre pressure is 36/36psi (front/rear). But I observed a lot of vertical movement in the car even at speeds below 80kmph. The bounciness did not reduce even after dropping the pressure by 3-4psi. Just wanted to know if excessive vertical movement and lateral movement on uneven roads is common to all Wagon R's. The car is on stock Apollo 3G's 155/65 R14.
WagonR is known to be bouncy at speed and rolls quite a bit. Maybe I have grown accustomed to the car but I don't feel uncomfortable at speeds upto 120ish on uneven roads like Hyderabad ORR. Must mention that I get to drive a Baleno quite frequently and for long distances. I don't feel very odd when I return to the WagonR thereafter. On the other hand, due to my experience with WagonR, driving the Thar in Hyderabad also doesn't feel vast different from the dynamics point of view.

Please maintain 31/32 psi for city use and 32/33 for highways. This is the best balance for comfort and gives good FE. I upgraded the tyres to 165/65 R14 Earth 1s and it has been a very good decision. You might think about doing this upgrade.

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Also, does the neck cushions help to cut down the excessive lateral movement of the neck. I commute for 70-80km/day, used to suffer from mild lower back pain in the Alto after a long drive, but it appears the pain moved northwards towards the neck due to the excessive vertical movement and lateral movement of the tallboy on uneven roads.
Neck cushion has been helpful to a certain extent and gives some support to the neck during long drives. Try to find the most relaxing driving posture for yourself and see if it makes any difference. For me, the driver seat is pushed back to its limit (I am 6ft tall) and the seat is slightly more reclined. I have done more than 100 kms of in-city driving on multiple occasions and I was satisfied by the experience.

Even I get lower back pain when I drive an Alto or my friend's Baleno for long distances due to the low seating but haven't faced neck pain in my car. This is something as I have a tendency of neck pain when I ride a two-wheeler.

If you still have doubt, you can drive another WagonR to see how it behaves on similar roads. You can try my car if you like.

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My Wagon R VXI is also on stock size Apollo Amazer 155/65 R14.

But as far as I remember, according to stickered placard in my car, recommended cold tyre pressure is 33/33psi (front/rear).
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My Wagon R VXI is also on stock size Apollo Amazer 155/65 R14.

But as far as I remember, according to stickered placard in my car, recommended cold tyre pressure is 33/33psi (front/rear).
Even I vaguely remember seeing 33/33 as the recommended pressure in my 2011 WagonR. Could it have been revised upwards in the latest models? Since mechanically the car is near identical since 2011, I think it could another FE increasing trick. A similar discussion is going on in the following thread:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...-pressure.html (Rationale behind the 'recommended' Tyre Pressure?)

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Congratulations on your purchase and wish you many happy miles in it.
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If you still have doubt, you can drive another WagonR to see how it behaves on similar roads. You can try my car if you like.
Thanks. IMHO, since you have more experience of a Wagon R, it would be better if you drive my vehicle. Will let you know if the issue persists beyond bearable limits, so that you can TD my vehicle.

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My Wagon R VXI is also on stock size Apollo Amazer 155/65 R14.
But as far as I remember, according to stickered placard in my car, recommended cold tyre pressure is 33/33psi (front/rear).
Please see the tyre placard on the new Wagon R. Pardon me for the poor quality snap.
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The odo is on the verge of crossing the 50k mark. RoadRunner ran more than 3.5k kms in June of which 3k kms were highways. I figured out the FE was lower in my home-town than what I am getting here, for 100% city use. The reason is RoadRunner is able to stretch its legs frequently, even though it is for short distances. Early morning or late evening runs plus the relatively low traffic density in my locality (Nallagandla) during the day, aid in improving FE by 1 KMPL.

I realized that the tyres hadn't been rotated since they were installed, 14k kms ago. Long due. Got them balanced, rotated and aligned yesterday. I can hear a thunk from the front left(?) shock absorber. Will get those checked when I give the car for a wash.

Another item due is insurance, by end of July. Will get it renewed from Iffco Tokio online as I found that the premium was not much different from others.
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After 6 years of running on the road, RoadRunner crossed the 50k mark on 22nd July, 2017 and stands at 50150 as of today. In the first 51 months, the running was 22k kms. Sometimes the running was as low as a 100 odd kms per month and used to serve beautifully as a 100% city run about.

Last 21 months have been different story altogether. RoadRunner has seen rare few leisure days; maybe 50 days at max when he could rest in peace. On all other days, he had to run distances from 1 km/day to as high as 1200+ kms/day. No complaints so far. Work commitments mean the highway trips are not very frequent. But he does get to stretch his legs on the Hyd ORR once every couple of weeks at least.

Couple of issues that I can foresee - a clunky noise from the front left suspension and a clutch which is slowly becoming harder (slightly harder, not an issue yet).

On Sunday, while on the ORR, I realized that the engine is much more lively in the 4th gear and pulls well past the ton mark very happily. Till date, I was conservative and used to shift to fifth around 70-90 kmph mark. The tyre balancing/alignment work is also flawless.

Before embarking on my long trip in June, I had filled a bottle of Abro fuel injector cleaner into the tank. I did get better FE but no other remarkable difference. However, I observed that the response in the 2nd gear had improved a lot and the RoadRunner pulled away in 2nd in places where I thought 1st would be required. Now, after returning back (2.5k kms later), I feel the 2nd gear response has dulled to a significant extent. Maybe it's time for another bottle.

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Last time I complained about a slightly hard clutch and since then, I feel the clutch has become much softer and easier on the leg. The gearshifts are still hard on most days but are magically smooth shifting on rare few days. These are ordinary days with same driving condition on the same route and yet the change is significant. Maybe RoadRunner has a mood of its own.

I replaced the interior front roof lamp bulb with an LED one. The rear lamp bulb is much longer and hence, a LED bulb didn't fit in there. So I have got a spare bulb now.

I found the headlight intensity was also a bit inadequate when I faced oncoming traffic. The RoadRunner was managed just fine during the all night drive to Bhubaneswar. The stock bulbs are Philips 60/55W bulbs which were amazing and I had never upgraded to keep the reflectors safe.

Headlamps lose their shine due to lack of proper cleaning and exposure to sun. I have been observing a slight dullness in the headlamp outer covers. So I decided to put the old reflectors at risk by upgrading the headlamp bulbs. I always prefer bright yellow light to the beautiful looking white light from halogens/projectors/LEDs. I wanted to try XENCN bulbs in 2300k temp range but finally stuck to Philips Rally 100/90W along with Philips relay. The results are very good.

On both the old bulbs, I could see fogging on the bulb glass near the high beam filament (which is used 90% of the time).

The last tankful returned 15.3 kmpl, 95% AC and 100 city use. The current odo reading stands at 5096x kms.
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The last tankful returned 15.3 kmpl, 95% AC and 100 city use. The current odo reading stands at 5096x kms.
Hi Ashish,

You have diligently updated your thread. I own a 2012 WagonR Vxi and am a couple of 100 Kms short of 40000. My car is used mainly in Bombay city. Very recently the Government has started work on a Metro railway construction on my daily office route leading to huge traffic snarls and My FE has dropped to 12 KMPL. Initially I used to get 13-14 KMPL on the same road. Could you please elaborate on the city traffic conditions that you drive through ?

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Hi Ashish,

You have diligently updated your thread. I own a 2012 WagonR Vxi and am a couple of 100 Kms short of 40000. My car is used mainly in Bombay city. Very recently the Government has started work on a Metro railway construction on my daily office route leading to huge traffic snarls and My FE has dropped to 12 KMPL. Initially I used to get 13-14 KMPL on the same road. Could you please elaborate on the city traffic conditions that you drive through ?

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Hi,

My daily commute is 10.5 kms one way. It takes me 30-70 minutes to cover this journey in morning (more on rainy days). It takes 20-40 mins for the return journey as I tend to leave early. I get short stretches of ~2-3 kms where I can do 60-80 kmph. This constitutes ~70% of the run in each tankful. Rest is covered in short errands of 3-5 kms on relatively empty roads or airport runs on outer ring road (6 lanes of fast moving traffic, speeds of +/- 100 kmph maintained throughout). Monthly running is roughly 1k kms.

Some pointers:

- The car and the AC keep running while waiting in jams or signals.
- Gear changes done between 2-4k rpms, 3k being the favorite spot.
- I leave early for office and home to avoid traffic as much as possible.
- The car returns 1 kmpl in my home town which doesn't have traffic jams as such but the traffic is slower moving.

Hope this helps in some way.

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