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Old 2nd January 2011, 15:35   #721
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Is the flywheel of the old Zen(non-Estilo) petrol compatible with the 800cc Alto?

A relative of mine plucked the installed lightweight flywheel in his car before selling it to True Value. I want to know if it'll work in the Alto engine without any big modification.
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^^ Thanks mate. However, my plans of changing the steering wheel have been put on hold. The reason being that mine is the older Alto (the first generation) & in this model, the hazard light switch is on the steering assembly only & it pops out from the plastic part under the steering that covers the steering rod etc. Look at the picture below (courtesy: TBhp K10 review thread).
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Now, I had thought of changing the steering wheel along with those plastic covers from the K10, but since mine has the hazard switch in area marked by green colour, the change is not possible. And just changing the steering wheel looks ugly in my opinion.

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Hi all,

Just for the information of all, as per what I have come to know, the K10's steering wheel is not compatible with the old 800cc Alto. The linkages are a little different between the two models as explained to me by some mechanics & confirmed by a Bhpian as well who is in the trade of such spare parts.

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@JustCause: Are you looking at installing the Zen's flywheel? And is it lighter than the stock flywheel of the Alto 800cc? If yes, what are the gains you are looking forward to with this modification?

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Ritz RPM meter for my 800cc Alto was installed at Suraksha Bommanahalli. Was working well for couple of days and observed delay while cranking in the mornings. Cranking time had increased considerably. After getting diagnosed, came know the delay is due to heavy load on Ignition coil. Replacement of ignition coils was suggested, where I refused as the same problem may crop-up after sometime. Looking for a better wattage one. Maruti Omni coil was suggested as it has high duty one.
Is it true? Need some suggestions.
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Ritz RPM meter for my 800cc Alto was installed at Suraksha Bommanahalli. Was working well for couple of days and observed delay while cranking in the mornings. Cranking time had increased considerably. After getting diagnosed, came know the delay is due to heavy load on Ignition coil. Replacement of ignition coils was suggested, where I refused as the same problem may crop-up after sometime. Looking for a better wattage one. Maruti Omni coil was suggested as it has high duty one.
Is it true? Need some suggestions.
Please correct me if I am understanding wrongly, but is the heavy load due to the rpm meter which you have installed?

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@JustCause: Are you looking at installing the Zen's flywheel? ..modification?

It is MUCH lighter than the Alto's flywheel. A lighter flywheel substantially increases engine response with the downside of greater engine braking if you let go of the throttle.

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I will install it if someone could verify this info for me.

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Please correct me if I am understanding wrongly, but is the heavy load due to the rpm meter which you have installed?

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Yes. That was confirmed by guys at Suraksha.

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got an 2009 Alto

I Want to put new spoiler for it, any recommended place for getting it in Chennai.

and if you guys can give an approximate pricing it will be helpful
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Hey guys, i was surfing the internet and came across this modified Alto, this is the best modded alto i have seen till date

specially the rear lights and ORVMs..amazing
The owner says he has spent around $8000 in its modification

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Is the single wiper also a mod. Is this LHD Alto from gulf region/
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Do we get alloys for the stock tyre size of Alto? 145/80R12 IIRC.
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@rajeev: might be possible

@dry ice: you mean 12"alloys?? yes, they are available in market..i have a zen with 12" tires..155/70/12..
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@dry ice: you mean 12"alloys?? yes, they are available in market..i have a zen with 12" tires..155/70/12..
Yup.

I haven't come across many examples though, choice must be limited. How much did you get it for?
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Old 23rd May 2011, 17:29   #733
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@dry ice: it was way back in 2007 end, may be 15k for 4 piece good year tires (155/70/12) and 12" HR Alloy wheels..You now many some decent choices available in 12"..you stay in Hyd or Delhi ?
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The single wiper is done by removing on wiper arm and putting the driver side arm to the place of the second arm . Also the bonnet is of the type 1 alto and the headlights of type II . So the overhang of the type 1 bonnet onto tht top of the headlights just slightly.This I learnt when I front ended my type 1 alto and wanted to converted to type 2 and had to change the headlights , bumper and also the bonnet to type 2 which is just slightly different than type 1.
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@dry ice: it was way back in 2007 end, may be 15k for 4 piece good year tires (155/70/12) and 12" HR Alloy wheels..You now many some decent choices available in 12"..you stay in Hyd or Delhi ?
Ok. Thanks for the info nick. I stay in Hyd, but the car in question is in Delhi.
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