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Old 10th January 2013, 12:46   #46
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6th Service Update @ 40,000kms

Completed my second major service after the 20,000km one last year.
Total Damage : Rs.14,335
(includes carbon cleaning, oil / oil filter change, front single fog light replacement, etc)

Can anyone else on the forum using a Ritz tell me how much they paid during their 40k service as I am feeling mine was a bit steep ?

Also replaced my battery from batterybhai.com - excellent service and price, total VFM. It took me just 3 hours from the time I put my request online and the local vendor coming and replacing my car's battery at my door step. Bought the cheapest option for Ritz diesel - Amaron Black-565102059 --> rs. 4900 including fitment and door step delivery.

Still working on changing the tyres on my ritz, as the older ones are doing pretty well. Will probably upgrade in the coming quarter.
The bills depends on the work that you ask the service center to carry out .
The normal 20,40,60k service bills should be around 6-7k max and rest will all other stuff which you wish or need to fix.
For my car, i had the suspension and the steering fixed and bill came to around 10.5k .
Could you please give a break up of the bill, also what exactly is this "carbon cleaning" .

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Could you please give a break up of the bill, also what exactly is this "carbon cleaning" .

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Glad you asked, here it goes:

Products:
- Nut, RR, axle - 467.56
- Element, Air Cleaner - 230.22
- Exchange Filter - 1175.11
- Oil Filter - 334.22
- Plug assembly, oil Drain - 70.22
- Front Fog Lamp - 996.21
- Joint Comp, PR Stabil - 809.30
- Pad assy set - 1407.11
- Coolant (SB) non amine - 417.78
- Brake Fluid - 412.34
- Grease Satchet, PR caliper slidi - 44.36
- Engine Oil 15w40-10c - 756.40
- Gear Oil - 80w90 10c - 620.00
- Engine Flush - 312.00
- Carbon Cleaning - 711.12
- Polish Paper - 10.00

Labour & Service Charges:
- Paid Service - 960
- Engine Oild & Filter Repl - 0
- Engine System flushing - 0
- Radiator flushing / coolant - 125
- Gear Box oil change - 125
- Brake Cleaning / setting / check - 550
- Caliper pin greasing - 175
- Brake pad renew/cleaning - 0
- Brake disc cutting - 850
- Brake Bleeding - 275
- Air Filter replace - 0
- Diesel Filter replace - 275
- Front fog lamp unit fitting - 175
- Balance rod link - 450
- Carbon Cleaning - 850
- Electrical Checkup - 0

Can you tell me which of these are essential for a 20k denominator service, and which can be avoided ?


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Old 11th January 2013, 22:26   #48
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- Element, Air Cleaner - 230.22
- Exchange Filter - 1175.11
- Oil Filter - 334.22
- Coolant (SB) non amine - 417.78
- Brake Fluid - 412.34
- Engine Oil 15w40-10c - 756.40
- Gear Oil - 80w90 10c - 620.00


Can you tell me which of these are essential for a 20k denominator service, and which can be avoided ?
These are the stuff that a 20k denominator service will include , and rest all depends on the state of the car and what all needs to be fixed, like in your car the brake pads, fog lamps etc were changed .

These are major service , so it better to get all things checked/fixed .

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Labour & Service Charges:
- Brake Cleaning / setting / check - 550
- Brake pad renew/cleaning - 0
- Brake disc cutting - 850
- Brake Bleeding - 275
- Diesel Filter replace - 275
- Front fog lamp unit fitting - 175
- Balance rod link - 450
- Carbon Cleaning - 850
I feel your A.S.S has charged you for no reason for these as listed below

1. If the brake pads were replaced then why did they charge for brake cleaning and brake bleeding.
2. Brake disc cutting --- not sure what exactly was done in this

So i feel you can surely crosscheck on these .

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Finally got my Ritz's shoes upgraded last month. I used the stock Tornados for about 43000kms and they still seemed to have another 5k left on them.

I got 5 new MRF ZLO's - 185/70/14, on the same old stock rims. Costed me 5050 per tyre at Bombay Tyres (compared to around 5400 at company outlets and online portals).

The change in grip and cushioning on bumps is phenomenal - albeit with a drop of 1-2kmpl on mileage. But I strictly recommend the 185's to all Ritz owners - being a tallboy, these wider shoes help the car stick better to the road, especially in tight corners on high speeds.

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Exchange Filter - 1175.11
Can someone tell what this filter is?

What does it exchange?

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Can someone tell what this filter is?

What does it exchange?

Anurag.
I think this the diesel filter .If I am not wrong this needs replacement every during every 20 k service.
Bdw, when I got the ZLO for my car I was charged 4.6k per tyre for 195/60/15 and looks like the price have gone up really high.
Specially for a diesel ritz/ swift tyre upgrade is a must
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I think this the diesel filter .If I am not wrong this needs replacement every during every 20 k service.
Bdw, when I got the ZLO for my car I was charged 4.6k per tyre for 195/60/15 and looks like the price have gone up really high.
Specially for a diesel ritz/ swift tyre upgrade is a must
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Ok. So its a fuel filter with a posh name.

Tire upgrade yes its needed but i am still stock. Do feel a need of ABS in some situations. May be next buy will be a top end car.

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Ok. So its a fuel filter with a posh name.

Tire upgrade yes its needed but i am still stock. Do feel a need of ABS in some situations. May be next buy will be a top end car.

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Bhai , if you get to think about using a different set to tyre in your Ritz, please try 185/195 section tyre, you will see there will be huge improvement in braking also along with handling
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Bhai , if you get to think about using a different set to tyre in your Ritz, please try 185/195 section tyre, you will see there will be huge improvement in braking also along with handling
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195 section are recommended for the Ritz is it? Isn't it overboard?!

I am getting tempted to do the change over but the set that is currently running has only done 20000 kms. Not a vfm to change the tyre now. Will change to the ZDi model tyre and alloys.

Moreover had a front right tyre burst on the ORR at 100 kmph. Controlled it somehow. Missed the ABS.

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195 section are recommended for the Ritz is it? Isn't it overboard?!

I am getting tempted to do the change over but the set that is currently running has only done 20000 kms. Not a vfm to change the tyre now. Will change to the ZDi model tyre and alloys.

Moreover had a front right tyre burst on the ORR at 100 kmph. Controlled it somehow. Missed the ABS.

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For the kind of power the ddis engine can generate , I feel if you do highway runs then please go for 195 , otherwise 185 should do .
Tyre burst , omg . How did it happen ?
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Will change to the ZDi model tyre and alloys.
Forgot to add one more thing in my earlier post, if you are going for alloys then why not 15" ones .

If you plan to stick to 185/70/14 then why go for alloys , when you can use the same with the stock rims .

Just my 2 cents

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For the kind of power the ddis engine can generate , I feel if you do highway runs then please go for 195 , otherwise 185 should do .
Tyre burst , omg . How did it happen ?
A truck filled with stones was travelling ahead and the stones were dropping all over so to avoid them I swerved left and went a large stone causing the side wall to crack. Kept the throttle and with my left leg used the brakes light to slow the car down.

Do the 15" rims touch the wheel arches on heavy cornering? Mileage will drop and steering will be heavier right?

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A truck filled with stones was travelling ahead and the stones were dropping all over so to avoid them I swerved left and went a large stone causing the side wall to crack. Kept the throttle and with my left leg used the brakes light to slow the car down.

Do the 15" rims touch the wheel arches on heavy cornering? Mileage will drop and steering will be heavier right?

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Oh boy , good that you didn't panic.
No the wheel doesn't touch under any circumstances .
Yes the mileage will drop for sure, but i don't think there was any change in the steering feel.
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Oh boy , good that you didn't panic.
No the wheel doesn't touch under any circumstances .
Yes the mileage will drop for sure, but i don't think there was any change in the steering feel.
It will buddy as the area of contact is higher so the force needed to turn would be higher than the stock setup.

When Will I get a TD if your rocket Ritz?

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It will buddy as the area of contact is higher so the force needed to turn would be higher than the stock setup.

When Will I get a TD if your rocket Ritz?

Anurag.
I don't think so there was a huge difference as these are all power steering , but on the highways the steering becomes rock solid for sure .

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