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Old 26th January 2010, 00:39   #16
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congratulations gaddiwale!

Just curious, exactly why you need a ODB-II scan gauge?
you want to monitor any specific parameters?
Thanks recshenoy. Interesting question!

ScanGauge II is not just a OBD II scanner, with the help of this little gadget one can get handfull on info about what's going on under the bonnet -
Trip Computer -
Automatically tracks four sets of trip data - Each with 11 individually stored parameters.
  • Maximum Speed
  • Average Speed
  • Maximum Coolant Temperature
  • Maximum RPM
  • Driving Time
  • Driving Distance
  • Fuel Used
  • Trip Fuel Economy
  • Distance to Empty
  • Time to Empty
  • Fuel to Empty
Digital Gauge -
Display 4 gauges at a time from the 12 built-in digital gauges. the information is presented in Real-time!
  • Fuel Economy
  • Fuel Rate
  • Battery Voltage
  • Coolant Temperature - as Ritz does not have a temp gauge
  • Intake Air Temperature
  • Engine Speed (RPM)
  • Vehicle speed (MPH)
  • Manifold Pressure (not available on some vehicles)
  • Engine Load
  • Throttle Position
  • Ignition Timing
  • Open/Closed Loop
The Scan Tool -
The ScanGaugeII allows you to troubleshoot your own car, read error codes, and the conditions present when the error occurred. You can also turn off the “Check Engine” light and avoid those costly trips to the mechanic.


Lastly its a cool gadget to showoff.
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An update -
So far driven 3500 km with absolute no problem. Car constantly returns a FE of little above 20 kmpl with 70% Mumbai city and 30% Highway driving. I felt the OE Philips 60/55 W headlamps were not adequate for highway driving. Today I have changed the headlamps to Mico-Bosch H4 Halogen Bulbs P43t 12V 100/90W with Lumex relay kit with ceramic mountings and two fuses. This upgradation cost me 800 buks. Hope this will give better beam and illumination, will check this out tonight.
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.As suggested in the TBHP forum distributed sweet among all the showroom persons and gave a Rs. 500/- note to the person helped in puja, cleaning the car as a token of appreciation.
Better still, take the Sales person and his manager out for a dinner. I have made so many friends this way and built such a great rapport with them that they invite me and arrange for a test drive of all their new launches.

Congrats on your new possession. An awesome beauty. Wishing you miles and miles of thrilling and safe driving.

BTW, I own the step-brother, Ritz zxi.

God bless.....

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Better still, take the Sales person and his manager out for a dinner. I have made so many friends this way and built such a great rapport with them that they invite me and arrange for a test drive of all their new launches.
I believe maintaining a car in good shape matters than just owning a car thus, good and timely support from service team is of utmost importance. This is my second car form the same dealership, to keep a strong rapport, that was a small step forward. Now when I go to the showroom or service centre the people there give extra attention. It's all about how you treat people...

Thanks for your wishes. Reciprocate you too the same.

All the best.
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An update -
So far driven 3500 km with absolute no problem. Car constantly returns a FE of little above 20 kmpl with 70% Mumbai city and 30% Highway driving. I felt the OE Philips 60/55 W headlamps were not adequate for highway driving. Today I have changed the headlamps to Mico-Bosch H4 Halogen Bulbs P43t 12V 100/90W with Lumex relay kit with ceramic mountings and two fuses. This upgradation cost me 800 buks. Hope this will give better beam and illumination, will check this out tonight.
The color looks great and congrats on your new car ! Is there a recommended run in period for a new car, like the first 5000 kms where its best not to exceed a certain RPM even with the new generation engines?
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The color looks great and congrats on your new car ! Is there a recommended run in period for a new car, like the first 5000 kms where its best not to exceed a certain RPM even with the new generation engines?
Thanks buddy. Is there is a recommended running-in period of first 960 km/600 miles according to Maruti -

1. After starting, do not race the engine. Warm it up gradually.
2. Avoid prolonged vehicle operation at a constant speed. Moving parts will break in better if you vary your speed.
3. Start off from a stop slowly. Avoid full throttle start.
4. Avoid hard breaking, especially during the first 320 km/200 miles of driving.
5. Do not drive slowly with the transmission in a high gear.
6. Drive the vehicle at moderate engine speed.

During my cars running-in perior I never crossed 2000 rpm (in 5th gear speed is about 80 kmph). My car has done ~4400 km I never crossed 3000 rpm mark (not even required in Indian road). At about 2600 rpm in 5th gear car moves at around 100-110 kmph. This diesel engine provide max. torque @ 2000 rpm, and turbo also starts at 2000 rpm. This is the rpm where one can obtain best FE.
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At about 2600 rpm in 5th gear car moves at around 100-110 kmph. This diesel engine provide max. torque @ 2000 rpm, and turbo also starts at 2000 rpm. This is the rpm where one can obtain best FE.
+1. I have never crossed 2200 RPM so far and have achieved best FE of 21.6 KMPL with my Ritz ZXi .
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+1. I have never crossed 2200 RPM so far and have achieved best FE of 21.6 KMPL with my Ritz ZXi .
That's really good FE for perol version. So far I got best of 23.12 kmpl in my Ritz VDi and always getting 20 kmpl or above. My average running cost (not considered service costs) is ~ Rs. 1.83/km. Happy with the cars performance so far.

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+1. I have never crossed 2200 RPM so far and have achieved best FE of 21.6 KMPL with my Ritz ZXi .
Hey, you are a real Gandhi. Is your car running on roller skates. Boy, thats an unbelievable FE. As time goes by and the car's put some more miles your FE is only bound to improve further. Congrats, Your "GOLU" is an excellent piece.

Ritz is not meant to be driven like that. You need to feel its raw power, besides you also have the ABS. Common man.... enjoy.

I am a dark contrast to your driving style. All my shift are at above 3000 rpm. My FE is a mere 12 Kmpl. in Bangalore city with all-time AC. No regrets for that and with each passing day my admiration is increasing not only for the car but also for the people who worked on it to make it such a Marvel.

If it were for some other manufacturer I would have called it "Serendipity"

God Bless.....

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Hey, you are a real Gandhi. Is your car running on roller skates. Boy, thats an unbelievable FE. As time goes by and the car's put some more miles your FE is only bound to improve further. Congrats, Your "GOLU" is an excellent piece.
That's my style of driving, soccer. I don't think I'd push him even after running-in is over. Here's what I follow, quoting from my ownership thread -

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A lot depends on driving style actually. You can classify me as one of the most sedate drivers. Here's what I try to follow (listed in no particular order) -

1) Always use Shell normal petrol
2) Never push or pull the engine
3) Be in right gear and right RPM at right speed - I change gears at around 1900 RPM
4) Use the clutch only for changing gears - I mean it
5) Accelerate slowly and decelerate slowly
6) Predict potential braking spots and decelerate in advance to avoid sudden braking (I call this technique "Predictive braking with momentum driving" ) - There are two advantages to this. I am using every bit out of the momentum that has been gained by accelerating. Avoid sudden braking. If I am not going to use the momentum, I don't accelerate that much. To visualize, I start decelerating around 100-200 meters before I have to brake (as I know potential braking spots - traffic signals, speed breakers, traffic jams), then apply the brake softly when I have to stop.
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OT:I want to know how comfortable is the rear door arm rest in the Swift/ Ritz.
I feel its difficult to operate P.windows button in both the models.

Had faced this problem recently, imagine when three people sitting at the back, to roll down the glass is a curse. I request the driver to do it for me.

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OT:I want to know how comfortable is the rear door arm rest in the Swift/ Ritz.
I feel its difficult to operate P.windows button in both the models.

Had faced this problem recently, imagine when three people sitting at the back, to roll down the glass is a curse. I request the driver to do it for me.

No idea man, as majority of times only driver travels in the car, that is your truely .

Car so far has done 4700 km, thinking of going for 2nd servicing on this saturday.
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Recently I check ScanGauge II OBD scanner in my car and it got connected and worked. Looking for the same in India as LinearLogic, USA could not ship the product to India. If anybody knows any source to get ScanGauge II here please let me know.
Scangauge II worked in your Ritz VDI? (I had PMed you about it yesterday) My friend hooked up a Scangauge II to his Swift VDI and it didn't work. Only scanner that works in his car is the OBD scanner that M.A.S.S use.
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Scangauge II worked in your Ritz VDI? (I had PMed you about it yesterday) My friend hooked up a Scangauge II to his Swift VDI and it didn't work. Only scanner that works in his car is the OBD scanner that M.A.S.S use.
Hi Sankar, on 19th Jan we had a Mumbai-Pune meet at Lonavala, there I met our fellow BHPian Rohitrk, who has a ScanGauge fitted in his Sonota Embera CRDi. Rohit tested the same in my car and it worked, where as we tried in couple of other cars too like Santro - it didn't work only showed connecting... I was so glad that I contacted LinerLogic, but they are not shipping the product to India. Few days back in ebay i got a seller from Australia who ship the product to India. I booked it on 15.02.2010, costs me Au$ 169 + Au$ 22 for postage (total Rs. 9003/-). The seller has despatched the ScanGauge II on 23.02.2010 by AirMail. Now eagerly waiting for my ScanGauge II to come, let you know the details once I get the stuff.

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Its really great to know that SG2 worked in your BS4 Ritz. Swift VDi my friend tested SG2 was a BS3 model. This could mean that BS4 cars from Maruti, including the new K series motor, must be OBD2 compliant and its good news.

Please do update this thread once you get have the SG2 in hand.

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