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Old 6th August 2022, 14:31   #9451
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Gave my S-Cross 1.3 for 1 Lakh KM service today (2015). Things turning out to be very costly for S Cross.
Clutch assembly replacement ~16K
Rear brake pads ~7K
Front suspension ~3K

And with all other normal service associated with 1 Lakh KM, It is coming out to 40K. Really costly affair.
Next service, the timing chain needs replacement. I think hat will also be costly.
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Gave my S-Cross 1.3 for 1 Lakh KM service today (2015). Things turning out to be very costly for S Cross.
You can get Baleno RS rear brake pads. They perfectly fit and are 1/3rd the price at 2k. Rear pads of S-cross is imported and hence costly. Clutch and Suspension i find it decently priced for 1.3.
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Clutch assembly replacement ~16K
Rear brake pads ~7K
Front suspension ~3K
The front suspension at 3.k per piece is decent. However, in my experience, it is the rear suspension that goes out first, rather than the front.

For rear, like crosslife mentioned, get baleno RS pads.

What are the parts in clutch replacement apart from the actual clutch?
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I faced a peculiar event. I went to mall and parked my Scross 2015 1.3 .When I came back, clutch was totally free and no sign of gear engagement. I saw oil leak on the floor. Called the local mechanic and he said clutch oil leaked. For the time he filled clutch oil and removed air bubbles and asked to show at service centre. I came home around 8 km without issue. Since next day I had to travel so did not go to service centre. After 1 week of my from official work, I first went to see the car. I didn't notice any leak. Car was in parking position since 1 week of the above event. As coming week (August 15 ) week i have to travel to Goa, so I took my car to Fortpoint Raay Road Mumbai. SA informed that this may happen again and the clutch assembly has to be replaced. Cost is around 14-15 k.
I would like to know from fellow BHPian , about this.
I have never faced this issue . Car has clocked 70k km. As my Goa trip is planned I don't want to take chances , however interested in more information from all

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Gave my S-Cross 1.3 for 1 Lakh KM service today (2015). Things turning out to be very costly for S Cross.
Clutch assembly replacement ~16K
Rear brake pads ~7K
Front suspension ~3K

And with all other normal service associated with 1 Lakh KM, It is coming out to 40K. Really costly affair.
Next service, the timing chain needs replacement. I think hat will also be costly.
Is the first time clutch assembly being replaced in 1.3 lac km?

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I faced a peculiar event. I went to mall and parked my Scross 2015 1.3 .When I came back, clutch was totally free and no sign of gear engagement. I saw oil leak on the floor. Called the local mechanic and he said clutch oil leaked. For the time he filled clutch oil and removed air bubbles and asked to show at service centre. I came home around 8 km without issue. Since next day I had to travel so did not go to service centre. After 1 week of my from official work, I first went to see the car. I didn't notice any leak. Car was in parking position since 1 week of the above event. As coming week (August 15 ) week i have to travel to Goa, so I took my car to Fortpoint Raay Road Mumbai. SA informed that this may happen again and the clutch assembly has to be replaced. Cost is around 14-15 k.
I would like to know from fellow BHPian , about this.
I have never faced this issue . Car has clocked 70k km. As my Goa trip is planned I don't want to take chances , however interested in more information from all
This was the image .SA informed that there is leakage from bearing. So whether full assembly needs to be replaced or only bearing.
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This was the image .SA informed that there is leakage from bearing. So whether full assembly needs to be replaced or only bearing.
Since you have already covered 70K kms, it is better to replace the full assembly since the labour costs for replacing just the bearing or the full assembly is the same. Go for full overhaul. I guess labour is around 4K!
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Since you have already covered 70K kms, it is better to replace the full assembly since the labour costs for replacing just the bearing or the full assembly is the same. Go for full overhaul. I guess labour is around 4K!
Your guess is correct. labor cost was 3800/-. However, I did go with bearing replacement only. Yes it was late decision, but due to shifting nearby office my daily run down has decreased from ~48km to `8-10 km only.
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What are the parts in clutch replacement apart from the actual clutch?
If I'm correct pressure plate and release bearing.
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Gave my S-Cross 1.3 for 1 Lakh KM service today (2015). Things turning out to be very costly for S Cross.
Clutch assembly replacement ~16K
Rear brake pads ~7K
Front suspension ~3K

And with all other normal service associated with 1 Lakh KM, It is coming out to 40K. Really costly affair.
Next service, the timing chain needs replacement. I think hat will also be costly.
Hi Sree73,

These are expected and in my opinion, these are required changes for another 1 Lakh KMs. Unless you are willing to spend a lot of money acquiring a new car, I feel these expenses will keep the S-cross running for a long more time to come & cheaper than purchasing a new car.

I have factored in a maintenance cost of Rs 1.5 to 2 per KM and these expenses should fall within that cost.
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Clutch assembly replacement ~16K
Rear brake pads ~7K
Front suspension ~3K

And with all other normal service associated with 1 Lakh KM, It is coming out to 40K. Really costly affair.
Next service, the timing chain needs replacement. I think hat will also be costly.
What all are included in 3k?

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Hi Sree73,
These are expected and in my opinion, these are required changes for another 1 Lakh KMs. Unless you are willing to spend a lot of money acquiring a new car, I feel these expenses will keep the S-cross running for a long more time to come & cheaper than purchasing a new car.
I'm currently nearing 80K KMS and considering replacing the suspension and proactively replacing the timing chain, water pump & accessory belt.

I'm also considering getting aftermarket suspension rather than MGP and getting it done at an FNG. Any suggestions for suspension that does not lower the car and make the ride stiff? I think the OEM susension components will cost ~20k without labour. Something that is not too expensive (like bilsteins that would cost 50k) would be helpful.

For timing chain and routine service I think MASS is better. I'm also expecting a 40 to 50k bill for all of these put together.
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Gave my S-Cross 1.3 for 1 Lakh KM service today (2015). Things turning out to be very costly for S Cross.
I'd be doing the same (minus the brake pads) at the upcoming 90K service. My school of thought is similar to Sudeep's.

Frankly there is no successor south 20L, even that wouldn't be as frugal as the 1.3. Would rather spend 40K once in 100K kms than spend 30K on EMI every month

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Next service, the timing chain needs replacement.
Are you going for a proactive timing chain replacement? The manual doesn't mention interval for timing chain.
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Are you going for a proactive timing chain replacement? The manual doesn't mention interval for timing chain.
The service person notified me about the timing chain replacement has to be done with next service.

I agree regarding the replacement of items. 1Lakh KM is a major service milestone.
Frankly, after the clutch assembly replacement, it became butter smooth.
I realize that I was handling a hard clutch for sometime now.
My yearly run was ~20K KM but, after the break out of Covid, the car usage drastically got reduced.

Anyway, now the car feels much smoother. Not much of an issue
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So, it was eventful month of July & August for my S-cross 1.6.
I got the suspension overhaul done at Agera motors, Coimbatore.
Things changed,
1. Aftermarket Gabriel Front strut assemblies
2. Monroe rear shock absorbers
3. Rear springs. They are cheap.
4. Bushes & seats

In addition, i also changed front brake pads to TVS hiper. Ride is much better now. And braking is better than Maruti stock pads. Most of the parts were bought from Gomechanic spares and I got good discounts.

Overhaul cost including brake pads and labour came close to 22k. Work was neatly done by Agera Motors.

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And one fine day a few days back, just 1km away from my home, when i was about to start a long journey, car refused to start. Initially i thought it was the starting signal fuse which gave up since the battery was fine. I called Maruti RSA and the technician diagnosed it to be the starter motor which gave up. That immediately reminded me that i had a few long cranks and a few failed cranking very recently. Car was towed to Aadhi Maruti Coimbatore. Starter motor was overhauled. Labour was expensive and including RSA and towing charges final bill came to 7.1k. New motor is 13k. Workmanship is top notch and car starts like butter now.

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Old 17th August 2022, 17:13   #9465
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My S-Cross 1.3 2015 70K km on the odometer left me in a horrible situation. I was cruising around 90 km/hr (going to Goa from Mumbai). The moving vehicle suddenly stopped while I was at the right most lane (between Kolhapur and Belgaum). The steering was jammed, and some how, I managed to park by the side.

On starting, the check engine light came on. The vehicle started and after 1/2 km, stopped suddenly. The same thing happened thrice before I went to a local mechanic. With nothing to identify, he checked the error codes and it was related to the Fuel Pressure Regulator Performance. The vehicle now was not starting at all.

I waited for 1 hr with my family while calling Nexa roadside service but there was no help. I finally sent my family to our hotel in Goa via a cab. I then called Sai Service and they asked me to open and close the fuel cap. Did that, and the vehicle started; I some how reached Sai Service centre. They checked as well but nothing was found conclusive. The Check Engine Light was always ON. They convinced me to slowly drive towards Goa. In Goa, I went to Sai Service and gave the vehicle for thorough inspection. Their suggestion is as attached. The part was not available but the cost is around 35k plus other. Please review and advise. The repair cost is going to be really hard on the pocket with the car at 70k kms on ODO.

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