Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Team-BHP Reviews > Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 19th July 2008, 10:58   #16
Senior - BHPian
 
lohithrao's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Kudla/Mangaluru
Posts: 3,125
Thanked: 163 Times
Default

Congrats! good color, white goes very well with swift!
lohithrao is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th July 2008, 11:09   #17
BHPian
 
maverick555's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Haryana
Posts: 78
Thanked: 4 Times
Default

Thanks Dadu and lohithrao

Service guy told that dont drive above 60 for first 2K kms as it will allow engine to settle down.The engine will perform better and will return good FE
Is it true??
maverick555 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th July 2008, 11:46   #18
Awaiting Email Confirmation
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Mumbai/Pune
Posts: 20
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Congrats on your new ride........

Looks awesome....... Enjoy it.... and Drive Safe....
Sandy!!!! is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th July 2008, 15:20   #19
Senior - BHPian
 
lohithrao's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Kudla/Mangaluru
Posts: 3,125
Thanked: 163 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by maverick555 View Post
Thanks Dadu and lohithrao

Service guy told that dont drive above 60 for first 2K kms as it will allow engine to settle down.The engine will perform better and will return good FE
Is it true??
Yup, be easy with the car for about 5k kms.
lohithrao is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th July 2008, 15:41   #20
Senior - BHPian
 
snaronikar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bengaluru
Posts: 2,845
Thanked: 23 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by maverick555 View Post
Service guy told that dont drive above 60 for first 2K kms as it will allow engine to settle down.The engine will perform better and will return good FE
Is it true??
First congrats on your new addition. Delivery within 15 days is excellent with the kind of waiting period the car has....

Yes, the showroom service person is true. Just drive her carefully well within 2.5k rpm for first 1000 kms. Then the engine will settle down and will give you much higher returns. Just my 2 cents.
snaronikar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th July 2008, 16:07   #21
Senior - BHPian
 
snaronikar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Bengaluru
Posts: 2,845
Thanked: 23 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by lohithrao View Post
Yup, be easy with the car for about 5k kms.
IMO, 5K is too much. Just drive within 2500 rpm for 1000 kms will suffice for getting maximum return from its heart.
snaronikar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th July 2008, 16:57   #22
TOR
BHPian
 
TOR's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: Trivandrum
Posts: 263
Thanked: 20 Times
Default

maverick its more to do with the 'adaptive learning ECM' than with the engine components that this advice of 'running in' holds true. Other than the main bearings almost all other parts are made together and the tolerances are quite minimal. So be gentle with the car and you will have a real gem.IMHO please dont 'pussy foot' it !
TOR is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th July 2008, 18:30   #23
BHPian
 
maverick555's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Haryana
Posts: 78
Thanked: 4 Times
Default

yea ill try to be gentle on the snow white but the multijet heart is so responsive ,that its too hard to keep below 60
maverick555 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 19th July 2008, 20:38   #24
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: PNQ-HKG-SZX
Posts: 1,238
Thanked: 18 Times
Default

Yea as snaronikar had stated 5K is too much and first 1000Kms be soft on the engine and dont revv it beyond 2500 rpm for the engine to settle down and to return good FE.
VJ_MAVRICK is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th July 2008, 00:35   #25
Senior - BHPian
 
Fountainheader's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2008
Location: Silicon Valley
Posts: 1,502
Thanked: 8 Times
Default

Congrats on the new ride. Swift in white looks really neat.

OT: Can we fit the rear washer/wiper from the Zxi on the VDi ?
Fountainheader is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th July 2008, 11:30   #26
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Chandigarh
Posts: 29
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

HI friends ,

I also bought a silky silver swift vdi last Monday and have done around 55o kms and have a few observations. Firstly the pickup of the car is not that great (specially in third gear) and the FE that i got till now is only 17kms/ltr agaist the 21 kms i used to get on my previous vdi. Please advice me how mush time more the engine will take to settle down and would installation of pete's tuning box help get engine smoother
mohitmanaktala is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th July 2008, 14:43   #27
BHPian
 
maverick555's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Haryana
Posts: 78
Thanked: 4 Times
Default

Hi mohit

The engine will get better after first service.what i was told by service guy was please feed the engine properly(with normal diesel) and don't look at FE for first 5000Kms.Do take care of the engine by not revving it too hard and Im sure you will hit the 21km/lt mar again
maverick555 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th July 2008, 20:27   #28
BHPian
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Chandigarh
Posts: 29
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

hi maverick thanks for your valuable inputs. I have changed my stock tyres to michllin 185/70/R14 ( hope the tyre size is correct) I would be obliged if u try putting your car in 5th gear at speed of 50kms/hr without any engine knocking or any other trouble. I would really appreciate if we talk in person my number is 9814112255.
mohitmanaktala is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 20th July 2008, 21:53   #29
BHPian
 
mtnrajdeep's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 648
Thanked: 88 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by theMAG View Post
What was the waiting period?
Hi Mag

I am waiting for the VDi ABS version booked through Leaseplan for the last 3 months and the dealer (Mandovi) still says 1 more month is required! VDi without ABS is delivered in about 2 months in Bangalore.
mtnrajdeep is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 15th August 2008, 14:14   #30
BHPian
 
maverick555's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2008
Location: Haryana
Posts: 78
Thanked: 4 Times
Default First Service update:ODO now 1245kms

got my Swift VDi first free service done after complete 1000Km on ODO.

getting around 14-15kms in city with 100%Ac on,dnt know when it will reach 18km/lt + mark .Any swift D owner pls update on same

Currently trying not to rev it hard ,keeping RPM below 2K mark,though its very hard to do so


The engine feels quiter now,not able to make out its a diesel sitting inside LOL

AC is superb chills out the cabin very fast.

Here is the breakup of amount paid for first service

1. gasket OIL Drain ---------------------8.00 Rs
2. Screen wash concentrate -----------11.84 Rs
3. Mobil Devlac Super 1300(15W40) ---554.67 Rs

Vat@ 12.5% 74.13 Rs

Total Amount paid ----667(rounded)Rs


Maverick
maverick555 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
White Pearl - My 2011 Maruti Swift manjot1912 Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 28 29th June 2012 19:17
What Color in swift VDi?Metallic Sunlight Copper or Pearl Metallic Arctic White. Poll SumitBahl Hatchbacks 54 4th May 2009 14:26
My new Pearl White Safari VX 4x4 DukeSan27 Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports 26 29th September 2008 00:47


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 05:41.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks