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Old 16th May 2016, 18:18   #106
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Hey sudeep,
I am having an issue with the remap
It might be part of the tuning. Once I floor the pedal in 4th for overtakes the engine rpm zooms past 2000 to 2500 rpm and that excessively revvs the engine, settling back to 2200 rpm. It is like slipping the clutch even if i am off the clutch, something like a rubberband effect on CVT gear boxes. Have you experienced it.
I have been flooring the car often and this makes me a bit nervous. Have you noticed it ? Should I contact code 6 for better tuning?
I don't have that issue and I am not sure if its the tune or a mechanical problem. I'd first ask Code6 since they are an independent garage.
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Hey sudeep,
I am having an issue with the remap
It might be part of the tuning. Once I floor the pedal in 4th for overtakes the engine rpm zooms past 2000 to 2500 rpm and that excessively revvs the engine, settling back to 2200 rpm. It is like slipping the clutch even if i am off the clutch, something like a rubberband effect on CVT gear boxes. Have you experienced it.
I have been flooring the car often and this makes me a bit nervous. Have you noticed it ? Should I contact code 6 for better tuning?
I suggest you to check clutch pressure plate, release bearing and cylinder checked at MASS. It's too early for clutch wear though.
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Old 26th May 2016, 20:11   #108
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My car clocked almost 16200 Kms today and the service was due. Booked appointment yesterday using Pratham motors android app - It was a breeze. Got a confirmation call too.

Dropped the car off at 10:30 AM in the morning.

I asked for a oil change. Service advisor said that the engine oil filled previously was normal and not synthetic. He also said the engine oil need not be changed until 20K. Kms. I was surprised that he thought it is not synthetic with a longer change interval. Anyways, since the remap, I always insist on oil change every 5K Kms.

I asked about the recall for brake problems and he said it will be done if needed. He didn't tell me about it until I asked. I didn't quite like it to be honest.

Got the car at 5:45 PM.

Work done.
  • Engine Oil, Filter and Drain plug replaced.
  • Brakes cleaned.
  • Brake recall work done. Master Cylinder and a flexible hose was changed. Rear caliper assembly and service done under warranty. Result: The brakes are a bit spongy now. The bite is not felt when you hit the pedal. Honda City brakes were amazing, you could feel them, pedal was light and reassuring.
  • ICE firmware updated to support apple car play. I haven't tested it but it seems its being provided for S-Cross.
  • Suspension nuts and bolts retorqued

Total Cost: 5280 INR

I am a bit miffed that the RM didn't bother to call and tell us about the recall. Anyways, since we have T-BHP here, I guess I don't have to worry too much at all, but this whole premium offering isn't going anywhere well for me in my ownership experience so far.
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Hey Sudeep

I have not seen such an elaborate and detailed review from a customer. This truly shows passion. I am on the verge of deciding about whether to go for the S Cross 1.3 Alpha. I could have stretched for the 1.6 but have not felt the need to spend another 2lacs since I am not a regular long distance traveller.

Hope to hear how the on road experience has been so far.

I also heard that Maruti is replacing all JK tires with Pirelli ones.

I need to make a choice by Monday or i stick with the breeza.

Pressure..

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Hey Sudeep

I have not seen such an elaborate and detailed review from a customer. This truly shows passion. I am on the verge of deciding about whether to go for the S Cross 1.3 Alpha. I could have stretched for the 1.6 but have not felt the need to spend another 2lacs since I am not a regular long distance traveller.
Toms,

Thank you for the words of appreciation. My advise is this

If you are an absolutely need the power, then 1.6 is your choice. If you are like me who enjoy steady cruising and some occasional power bursts (decent), you can stick to 1.3, but must do a re-map. 1.3 without a remap is just difficult to drive especially during overtaking on highway. The stock engine is just not tuned well for highway overtakes, but does well in the city. Since you said you are not a highway traveller, 1.3 will make perfect sense to you. if you venture out into highways later, you can always remap.

If you want to experience the remap, you can drive a stock car and then drive mine for a feel of what the remap does to 1.3. 1.6 with a remap is another beast.
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Hi

Thank you for the advice.

When do you recommend a remap, cause normally if you touch the engine then all warranties tend to cease? It's like fiddling with the stock settings.

Also how much would it cost for the same? Any recommended place so that I can enquire.

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Hi

Thank you for the advice.

When do you recommend a remap, cause normally if you touch the engine then all warranties tend to cease? It's like fiddling with the stock settings.

Also how much would it cost for the same? Any recommended place so that I can enquire.

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Yes, if you remap you are on your own. So you need to know what you are getting into. My experience with Code6 has been very good. You can always revert the map because you take a snapshot of the map before you apply a new one.

For cost - Please contact code6 either using their facebook page or their website.
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Hi Sudeepg,

A nice detailed review helps prospective customers like me a lot. I have the S-Cross 1.3 Zeta and Ford Ecosport TDCi in my shortlist. My driving is primarily on highways and I make a Mumbai-Pune trip every weekend. How does the S-Cross tackle the ghats? Is it constrained for power? How would you the rate the overall highway performance especially while overtaking at speeds. I normally maintain speed in the 110 km/hr vicinity.
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Hi Sudeep,
I just saw the classified section and your blue S-Cross DDiS200 is listed for sale.

. If you do not mind, please let me know the reason for sale of this car within an year.

Sorry. Got the reason there itself. I missed that point of relocation.

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