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Old 12th August 2011, 22:31   #16
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Maruti claims a FE of 20+, that's a diff story altogether.
My friend owns a Ritz and maintain a healthier FE of 17+.
I guess Bangy traffic has to be blamed for that figure.
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I usually trip my kms every time the lower bar on digital fuel indicator starts blinking. After it starts blinking, I have usually driven the car over 150kms at times before I top up again as I always assumed that the tank is minimum 10 ltrs after blink signal.
I guess the reserve should be a max of 5 litres. How many bars are there when you top it up completely? Going by the number of bars in my dad's Wagon R, I assume that the reserve is close to 3-4 litres [35L full capacity & 10 bars on full top up]. Ritz is 43L full tank ??

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He immediately reckoned that the car "must have caught air" when i tried to crank it on empty tank. So he called up a mechanic who took almost 4 hrs to remove the gas bubbles (manually removing the fuel from engines side - putting it back in from the fuel lid, did this till all bubbles were gone).
Very typical of a diesel engine. My friend told me that if you loosen a nut somewhere [fuel pump?], then the air will just move out and engine will crank as usual.

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How come the Ritz does not have a RED FUEL indicator like in all other cars that starts blinking (reserve) and gives a 3-5 ltr heads up ?
I guess the low FE indicator is available for ZXi. Talk about cost cutting in lower variants.

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How come the fuel got empty at 110km approx when I usually cross it beyond 190-200 at times, is there any place I need to check for leakage, pilferage etc ?
The guage can be deceiving at times based on the slope at which the car is going and some other factors [may be the fuel moving inside the tank as well] and make sure you fill with atleast 2-3 litres still left.

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Maruti claims a FE of 20+, that's a diff story altogether.
My friend owns a Ritz and maintain a healthier FE of 17+.
I guess Bangy traffic has to be blamed for that figure.
In City you should get anything between 15-16 with A/C. If you drive on highways between 100-120, you should easily achieve 22-23 kmpl.

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18,000 kms update:
As usual did it at Powai Auto (Maruti Authorized Service Centre). The bill was a whopping 11.5K, parts replaced and services procured were :

Was I ripped ?
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Pretty much YES i guess ! Its too high for a MJD. How much did the brake pads cost ? And a change at 20K is just so surprising. I heard the Swifts' brake pads are good for a 35K kms and I changed it then with another 5K life on it.

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Maruti claims a FE of 20+, that's a diff story altogether.
My friend owns a Ritz and maintain a healthier FE of 17+.
I guess Bangy traffic has to be blamed for that figure.
I travel in Mumbai traffic, the 15kmpl is with AC always on and with my erratic driving style of quick accelration and sudden brakings (which explains the early wearing out of brake pads as well)

I have taken a lesson for sure, I fuel up as soon as the indicator starts blinking these days.
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In City you should get anything between 15-16 with A/C. If you drive on highways between 100-120, you should easily achieve 22-23 kmpl.

To get 20+kmpl, you need to stay in 70-90kmph band, I doubt you could get such frugal kmpl as you go to 3 digit speeds.
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To get 20+kmpl, you need to stay in 70-90kmph band, I doubt you could get such frugal kmpl as you go to 3 digit speeds.
I get a constant 23 kmpl in my Swift D while travelling mostly at 100-120 & occasional 140 kmph. If I drive at 80-90 kmph, I get 25 kmpl, both efficiencies with A/C on for atleast 80% of the drive. Since Ritz also comes with the same engine, I guess it is possible.
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I get a constant 23 kmpl in my Swift D while travelling mostly at 100-120 & occasional 140 kmph. If I drive at 80-90 kmph, I get 25 kmpl, both efficiencies with A/C on for atleast 80% of the drive. Since Ritz also comes with the same engine, I guess it is possible.
+1 to this, I get similar figures for my VDi between 100-120. Never tried 80-90 speeds.
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15 in mumbai city bumber to bumper with AC and 22 on the highway at 90-100 kmph is what I get for my 3 month old Ritz Vdi.
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15 in mumbai city bumber to bumper with AC and 22 on the highway at 90-100 kmph is what I get for my 3 month old Ritz Vdi.
15 is understandable, but i never get anything beyond 17 even on highways. I usually drive at very high rpm's on the highway, for good acceleration and overtaking - is that the culprit ?
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Why is that service cost so high? I was not aware it would in that range.
Also the list looks like regular items. Any thing different?

Is the labour cost high?
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15 is understandable, but i never get anything beyond 17 even on highways. I usually drive at very high rpm's on the highway, for good acceleration and overtaking - is that the culprit ?
Take it again for a highway run with a light foot on gas and see if the figures vary. I believe it can easily manage 20+ there.
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Why is that service cost so high? I was not aware it would in that range.
Also the list looks like regular items. Any thing different?

Is the labour cost high?
Yes the labor cost is high, the product list bill was around 6.5k and rest was services, labor and taxes !

The regular bill for 4th service (20,000kms) is around 8-9k, i had to pay extra for brake pads and carbon cleaning.
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I get a constant 23 kmpl in my Swift D while travelling mostly at 100-120 & occasional 140 kmph. If I drive at 80-90 kmph, I get 25 kmpl, both efficiencies with A/C on for atleast 80% of the drive. Since Ritz also comes with the same engine, I guess it is possible.
25kmpl with AC on? You ain't kidding me,are you?


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+1 to this, I get similar figures for my VDi between 100-120. Never tried 80-90 speeds.

IIRC, you own a Dzire, you too get such figures? As I stated earlier, the best I have managed is 20.5 without AC and on a recent trip 18.5kmpl with 100% AC,fan at 3.

I think the city travel eats away whatever fuel is saved on the highway run. I would be happy if I can add a kmpl or two for the existing figures.

What are other DDIS folks getting?

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25kmpl with AC on? You ain't kidding me,are you?
Should be easily achievable in Swift. My Punto gives around 23 if i keep it around 60-80. And that's with 100% ac
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You guys are really scaring me. Not that I am unhappy with my FE,but when others with the same engine can manage much better than mine, I definitely would like to know. I know driving style determines the FE, but will it affect so much that a difference of 4kmpl is seen? My driving is sedate and moderately aggressive.
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15 is understandable, but i never get anything beyond 17 even on highways. I usually drive at very high rpm's on the highway, for good acceleration and overtaking - is that the culprit ?
Very high RPMs means are you always above 3-3.5k rpm? if it is so, then it is not very good for good mileage. I say above 3-3.5k, coz at around 100-120 kmph the car is around 3-3.5k on the tacho while 2k is around 80+ kmph. 100-120 kmph on a Ritz will easily give you 20 kmpl if not more.

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