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Old 10th March 2009, 22:27   #76
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Nice report TOR.
As you know I am been following on your foot steps. My dZire would be completing 5K by this weekend and would go for the second service next week.
BTW nice to hear that she is getting better with age.
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Old 19th June 2009, 10:05   #77
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F1 fan , how is your dzire post 2nd service? awaiting a long term report.
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Thats a great review. Where do you stay in tvm? and which COCO pump do you fill fuel from?
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Old 16th November 2009, 19:03   #79
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hi

I have been experiencing problems with my dzire especially on the electrical front. The windscreen washers stopped working and the head lamps which i replaced with 90 W ones are blowing the fuses off inspite of a ceramic relay...Took it to a local electrician who said there s no power in the washer motor and i might have to replace it. Takin her to the dealer now...
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hi tor,
good report.
yesterday, i drove my friend's dezire for @300km on all types of road. its 4 month old car with just 6000km on odo.
i felt gear shift is really notchy.
as you mentioned in 6 month report, gearbox has loosened. i wonder after same running of 6000km on my friend's car, it is still very notchy.
have you done anything extra to loosen the gears?
Mines 3000 km on the odo and the gear shift is notchy but much better than the vague gear swish in my wagon r. Hope it ll loosen up...No where close to the honda city slick though...
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Old 27th October 2010, 07:47   #81
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Guys sorry for lack of updates! The car has done 30K kms now(2 years 2 months) and will soon put in a detailed long term update after the 30K service.

Am facing a problem and would like to get some advice. There is dust collecting inside the left headlight unit-yes the bulb was replaced once(on both sides) but the right unit is fine. There is no problem with the function of the unit.

What can/should be done? TIA
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Old 29th July 2011, 20:29   #82
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Well Team i guess its time for an update(long overdue):

Status:

-40,000kms done.
-4 the service done(paid)
-3 years old, next month.
-all four tyres(Michelin XM1+) are begging to be replaced.

Problems/Niggles:

-left headlight collected dust(note post above)-had to be replaced.
-right front brake caliper pin came loose while on the highway-was a 500/- fix and a cause for heartburn-because of the sound!
-trim from engine bay came loose and scraped the road while driving-but did not need replacing and was screwed back.
-battery replaced with a Amco 74DIN unit-5500/- after discount.
-right brake light went kaput at 36,000kms-cost was 60/- including labor.

Observations:

-FE consistent at 19kmpl(100% AC -70% highway, 30% dense city traffic).
-the turbo still sings happily at 2K RPM.
-the engine and drive-train have married and now live a wonderful zesty life.
-the trunk is surprisingly spacious.
-the trunk lid shows no sign of wear-as was doubted at the time of launch of the car.
-the turn indicators cancel a little bit early for my liking.
-the service experience has been exceptional-kudos to Maruti-Indus/Sarathy.
-trim rattles are almost nil-i contribute this to the Michelin XM1+.
-average service cost has been in the region of 2750-3500/-(over the past 3 paid services).
-i change the oil and oil filter every 5000kms-cost here is 900/- inclusive of 3L Mobile Delvac and filter.
-air filter has been changed 3 times and has been a DIY job-easy.

Summary:

The car still is 'dzirable', bought it to cater to a growing family and it has been a reliable and efficient no nonsense tool to that end. The real icing on the ownership experience is the short 'turbo time' i get to enjoy every day on my twisty 40km commute !

p.s:

tyre change experience in the coming post and i promise photos then.
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Well Team i guess its time for an update(long overdue):


The car still is 'dzirable', bought it to cater to a growing family and it has been a reliable and efficient no nonsense tool to that end. The real icing on the ownership experience is the short 'turbo time' i get to enjoy every day on my twisty 40km commute !
TOR, Just went through your thread and its a nice review on your ride.
I have a question, mine is a ZDI model and I am supposed give it for third servicing in couple of days, do you have any specific suggestion that needs to be taken care during the third servicing.

Its 4 months and 10 days old with 9750KMs done.
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Nothing in particular. Don't do any sort of suggested ' extra' work like turbo cleaning, intercooler cleaning, or for that matter any oil or fuel additives, they are all unnecessary. Check on the brand of engine oil and check the battery electrolyte levels. Good luck!
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-trim from engine bay came loose and scraped the road while driving-but did not need replacing and was screwed back.
I really didnt understand this. Trim in engine bay is on the underside of the hood (bonnet). If it came loose how would it get to the road?
What tyre brand are you contemplating?
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Nothing in particular. Don't do any sort of suggested ' extra' work like turbo cleaning, intercooler cleaning, or for that matter any oil or fuel additives, they are all unnecessary. Check on the brand of engine oil and check the battery electrolyte levels. Good luck!
Thanks TOR. When should I go for turbo cleaning and intercooler cleaning?
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Nice Review TOR, My DZIRE VDI is nearing its 4 th service at 30k. The car is completely stock with no major niggles so far. I really love it in all aspects except for a thinking that i should had gone for ZDI for ABS and Airbags.
I am planning to upgrade its shoes to A-Drives or XM1, also hunting for a descent set of alloys.
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I really didnt understand this. Trim in engine bay is on the underside of the hood (bonnet). If it came loose how would it get to the road?
What tyre brand are you contemplating?
The trim was part of the firewall/front sturt and not the sound deadening under the bonnet.It was held up with one screw, on which the piece rotated and touched the road.
Planning to go for Yoko A-drives

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Thanks TOR. When should I go for turbo cleaning and intercooler cleaning?
60K kms seems to be the most consistent answer i got from most senior service executives.

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Nice Review TOR, My DZIRE VDI is nearing its 4 th service at 30k. The car is completely stock with no major niggles so far. I really love it in all aspects except for a thinking that i should had gone for ZDI for ABS and Airbags.
I am planning to upgrade its shoes to A-Drives or XM1, also hunting for a descent set of alloys.
15" with 195 section tyres would be great. The latest deep dish alloy designs are really nice.
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Of all the Dzire owners on TBHP, I think mine has run the least. 14.5k clicks in 19 months. Awaiting another 400 km to do Oil change,express check up, wheel balancing+alignment+tire rotation. Hmm, maybe time for a update on my thread too,,
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60K kms seems to be the most consistent answer i got from most senior service executives.
Hi

MY SA advised to go for it , my car is 30k KM old. AND he is asking an obscene Rs.1400/- for it!

Though I dont mind paying anything upto 500 for a labour intensive job, 1400 seems to be on the higher side!

Whats your take on this?
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