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Old 4th June 2015, 10:01   #661
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The dash indicator can be misleading ; it calculates an approx. FE based on speed and engine rpm.

If you are on 235/70R16 tyres , your odo will show 2%less distance covered .So please add 2% to your calculated FE (OE tyres are 225/70R16)

The lows are HIDs and better left untouched.You could try Xtreme vision bulbs on the highs - but replacement is a little tricky, especially on the left headlamp assembly where you will find very little room to twist and put the new bulb back.
I am running on standard 225/70 R16 tyres.
I am going to get the throttle body cleaned during the steering parts replacement. Let me see if there is any improvement.
Other than that the only simple change would be to go in for a K&N filter in place of the standard one. Will do that next and see if there is any improvement.
The basic reason for low consumption is the insufficient torque upto 2000 rpm. Due to this the AT box keeps in lower gear affecting consumption. For my sedate driving style turbo charging will not work as the benefits start after 2000 rpm. Supercharging would be too costly. So possibly I will try a piggy back ecu or something. Have ordered a OBD2 bluetooth scanner to start with. Will start a separate thread to record my experiences.

The low beam bulb is Halogen. It is a low beam only projector system.
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One 2.4L GV has come up in our classifieds.

http://classifieds.team-bhp.com/buy-...d-Vitara.html/
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Wow, and he has priced it reasonably unlike the ridiculous prices I see for Fortuner of the same vintage. Keep in mind it costs almost as Fortuner for a new one.

I hope someone who knows the true value of Grand Vitara 2.4L gets to own it, assuming it has a clean record and is well maintained.

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Hi Guys,
Can anyone advice me on how to fix the rattle of parcel tray on top of the boot in the Grand Vitara.
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Can anyone advice me on how to fix the rattle of parcel tray on top of the boot in the Grand Vitara.
Never heard of this before... why does it rattle, it is secured pretty well.
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Never heard of this before... why does it rattle, it is secured pretty well.
The locks are worn out and with every jump such as a pot hole or a speed breaker it makes noise as it jumps with the car. I hope I could explain it properly.
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The locks are worn out and with every jump such as a pot hole or a speed breaker it makes noise as it jumps with the car. I hope I could explain it properly.
In my car the clips fall off from the u-hooks whenever the rear seat is reclined.
A Juggad fix would be as follows:-
Use insulation tape and wind on the hook till the play reduces. However you will not be able to use the parcel tray frequently. Same can be done for where the tray side lugs fit into the trim recesses.

@Samurai,

I am planning to upgrade to the MapmyIndia head unit. I am planning to install component speakers, with passive crossover, in the front.

I find that there is a subwoofer unit under the front passenger seat. But the service manual does not show any separate wiring for the same. Are you able to separately control the subwoofer volume? Did you change any speakers?

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I am planning to upgrade to the MapmyIndia head unit. I am planning to install component speakers, with passive crossover, in the front.
Keep in mind the software is very buggy, while it looks very neat.

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I find that there is a subwoofer unit under the front passenger seat. But the service manual does not show any separate wiring for the same. Are you able to separately control the subwoofer volume? Did you change any speakers?
I am not really into ICE, I have't tried to change speakers or other components.
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Keep in mind the software is very buggy, while it looks very neat.

I am not really into ICE, I have't tried to change speakers or other components.
Is it the navigation software or the overall unit that is buggy?

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Is it the navigation software or the overall unit that is buggy?
The navigation software is Okish, but the rest is worse. It does hang once in while. The MP3 player has a mind of its own, be happy it at least plays.

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I was advised to change the clutch plates, clutch cover and releaser bearing by the A.S.S. The costs are as follows;

Clutch plates 7200.
Clutch cover 7500.
Releaser bearing 15000.
Service charges approx 2000, total about 25k.
I just drove this Grand Vitara. There is nothing wrong with the clutch pedal or the clutch. I could accelerate quickly on level roads in 5th, climb flyovers in 4th, etc. The clutch pedal feels just like it does on any other Vitara. But I agree not everybody can be happy with that. But there is a way out.

Behind the pedal, look for the following components and remove them. It will make clutch pedal operation much easier. Do this at your own risk, I don't know the long term affect of this surgery.

The First Grand Vitara on Team-BHP-img20150531wa0001.jpg

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Behind the pedal, look for the following components and remove them. It will make clutch pedal operation much easier. Do this at your own risk, I don't know the long term affect of this surgery.

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That is the clutch pedal return spring. GV has hydrolic or cable system for clutch?

If you don't rest your foot on the clutch pedal while driving, removing the spring should not cause an issue. But if you do you will slip the clutch and won't even realize it.
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That is the clutch pedal return spring. GV has hydrolic or cable system for clutch?
It is a hydraulic clutch, and Sachin has removed these parts from his Vitara clutch pedal and he is doing fine without it.
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It is a hydraulic clutch, and Sachin has removed these parts from his Vitara clutch pedal and he is doing fine without it.
As i said earlier, it should be fine as long as one does not rest foot on the pedal. The pedal weight by itself would not move the clutch (without any force applied) i guess.
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@Samurai,

I am planning to upgrade to the MapmyIndia head unit. I am planning to install component speakers, with passive crossover, in the front.
I have seen many pics of the Pioneer Touchscreen HUs installed on the GV. I would however admit that the MMI unit looks perfect though on the GV Console. Since you want to add Comps etc dont you think a Pioneer, Alpine, JBL, Sony etc would make sense rather than the MMI unit. And i think even these units can be teamed up with the Steering Controls easily.

http://pioneer-india.in/product-cate...nt/head-units/

I have been eyeing these for some time now. Just waiting to get a GV first

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The navigation software is Okish, but the rest is worse. It does hang once in while. The MP3 player has a mind of its own, be happy it at least plays.
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I have seen many pics of the Pioneer Touchscreen HUs installed on the GV. I would however admit that the MMI unit looks perfect though on the GV Console. Since you want to add Comps etc dont you think a Pioneer, Alpine, JBL, Sony etc would make sense rather than the MMI unit. And i think even these units can be teamed up with the Steering Controls easily.
http://pioneer-india.in/product-cate...nt/head-units/
I have been eyeing these for some time now. Just waiting to get a GV first
Thanks for the inputs. Will look at the established brands also.

@Desmosedici - best of luck in your search. If you get a good piece just grab it. A bit of premium paid would be definitely worth it as the Grand Vitara is an excellent vehicle.
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