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  1. I have Suzuki Fiero which was bought in June 2000. The bike has covered 61,000+kms. Still the Engine is Strong enough. The Fuel Efficiency is around 55kpl. Now i have given the bike to a person in our office. He uses the bike without much fuss. Only the Timing Chain is making noise. otherwise the bike is Good in Pickup and Mileage.


    You can go ahead and buy the Suzuki GS150. It has Digital Instruments unlike Unicorn. Suzuki Bikes are Highly Reliable. You can take the example of my Fiero.


    As for After Sales Service, it depends on the Courtesy of Service Outlet/Dealer.
    sudeepd2009-10-13 07:45:39

  2. First we had Maruti Omni Sky Blue Colour (around 1987) , Sold that and bought Cream Colour Omni (around 1989). Sold that and Then Navy Blue Colour Omni in 1991. Then bought Omni E (8 Seater) in Sept 1998. Sold that and Then our Last and Final Omni E was bought in 2002. Then Sold that and bought Tata Indigo LS in May 2004. It has covered 1,73,000+kms and still going Strong (No Engine Overhaul done yet. Touchwood. Only Clutch Plate Assembly, Fuel Pump Calibration was carried). Out of these, the Fuel Pump Calibration did not make any difference. That was waste of Rs.5850/-. It included replacement of internal parts of Rs.5050/- and Labur of Rs.800/-.

    Anyways that incident taught me a good lesson that don't rely more on ASS.


    Coming back to Topic,

     Then we bought Tata indigo XL Grand DiCOR in May 2007 which has covered around 90,000kms. For Problems in XL, you can search on this forum. There is good 6 pages detailed history.
    sudeepd2009-10-12 15:08:18

  3. But mostly they are troublesome- poor resale is an indicator for this
    Please use the Quote button properly. I did not post the matter written in above quotes. Other members can search for the same in this thread. Bala is trying to CREATE Misunderstanding about me. I did not say that But mostly they are troublesome- poor resale is an indicator for this

    I said--
    I have a Pulsar 180 DTSi with LCD Speedometer (Feb 2007) which has done 14' date='100+ kms. Yet no problem with Clutch Plates. Touchwood.[/quote']

    Bala Please Post with Refreshed Mind. So that you will post correctly.
    sudeepd2009-10-12 13:15:59

  4. I don't think I changed Pressure Plates at the time of Clutch Plates Replacement.

    Get the Clutch cable lubricated with Oil.

    Navneet, I forgot to ask one thing-- Did you observe the Condition of the Old Clutch Plates? Was the Friction Area completely worn out? Can you please post some pics of old clutch plates for us to see?

    Or at least Email me the pics so that I would be to tell you further suggestions.

  5. The best example of VFM Vehicle with not very promising look is Tata Indica especially the Diesel version.tata_indica.jpg


    Example of Cars Whose Petrols and Diesels look same externally in India-->

    Chevrolet Optra Magnum, Fiat Linea, Fiat Palio, Fiat Punto, Ford Fiesta, Ford Fusion, Hyundai i20 (one difference for CRDi that it gets all-around Discs as Standard even on Base Variant unlike its Petrol Variant), Hyundai Elantra, Hyundai Sonata, Hyundai Verna, Maruti Esteem, Maruti Dzire, Maruti Ritz, Maruti Swift, Maruti Zen, Skoda Fabia, Tata Indica, Tata Indigo (CS, Normal, XL), Toyota Innova, Volkwagen Jetta.

    (I would have added more if I missed some but I don't have ACI Issue in front of me since I am in Office currently.)

    HENCEFORTH DON'T JOKE LIKE A NUT. smiley36.gifsudeepd2009-10-11 15:21:16

  6. Sorry Cyrus,

            I saw this thread now.

    My Blood Group is A Positive. I would have been Very Glad to BE OF SOME HELP TO OTHERS.

    In fact there should be a thread on the Blood Group of the Members. This Thread should be Freezed (Sticky Topic) so that it will not move downwards even if New Topics are created or Posts are added to other Topics.

  7. So the Words of our very Respectful Member Durango Dude have COME TRUE. See the below post Posted by Durango Dude on 02 Apr 2009 at 8:23pm

    @ Coolboy: As said earlier' date=' we are 'awestruck' by the interior's and the 'thump' of the door and solid build. But there's only that much you can do with a 1240kg car with 90 bhp and 11.7 kg torque. Believe me a few month's down the line Petrol Linea owner's will be starting thread's like:"How to increase power and driveability of the Linea". Hope you understand that the i20 has 80 bhp and 11.2 kg torque and is 100 kg's lighter and many are calling it underpowered. What I'm coming to suggest is one would be better of with a Diesel Linea than a petrol.[/quote'] Just the Difference is that DD said "Petrol Linea Owners would Start Thread on Performance Upgrading and here Diesel Linea Owner has started a Performance Upgrade Thread.

  8. @rki2007

        Minimize the usage of brakes. Anticipate the road and traffic conditions ahead and keep the required speed. If you know (or see) there is a Speed breaker or bad road ahead reduce the acelerator immediately. You should drive with high speed while approaching a bad patch of road or speedbreaker and then suddenly Braking Hard.

    Get the Carb adjusted by a good mechanic and follow the advice I gave you on page 1.

  9. I replaced the Clutch Plates of my Suzuki Fiero (2000) in 2005 at 35KKms. Now I dont remember whether I replaced the Pressure plates at that time. now the Reading is 62Kkms. No Engine Overhaul yet. Touchwood.

    Of late' date=' Bajaj bikes esp Pulsars & Avenger starts to give loads of troble after 2 yrs[/quote']

    I have a Pulsar 180 DTSi with LCD Speedometer (Feb 2007) which has done 14,100+ kms. Yet no problem with Clutch Plates. Touchwood.

    sudeepd2009-10-11 14:09:18

  10. Sorry dude' date=' cars cant be push started.

    This is because they have Fuel Injection.

    Only machines with Carburetor can be push started.

    Fuel Injected machines CAN NOT be push started.

    So an FZ may be push started but? R15 CAN NOT be push started.Hope the point is clear.[/quote']

    I have Push-Started our Indigo LS many times due to Faulty Solenoid Switch, Low Battery.

  11. i own a cbz 02 model' date=' 36000 km.often checked the engine wld reduce 100ml or more after i run 200km.thn i went a xpert mech..he adviced me to do engine work i mean new piston,crank,shaft,bearring,clutch plates etc etc. Can u plz recommend me some good engine oil and some other suggestions....from which i can make my cbz smoother.....smiley9.gifrgrds.....[/quote']

    Hi there,

    Since the oil level is dropping drastically, I would advise you change the Piston+Rings (This is available as a Complete Set). Dont change Crankshaft and bearing unless necessary. Also you have mentioned that Gears are not smooth. So Change the Clutch Plates as well.

    As for Engine Oil, use Castrol Activ SAE 20W40 or Castrol Activ Xtra SAE 20W50 (there is only Rs.20-30/- difference between the two). Replace the Engine Oil and Oil Filter (if your bike is equipped with Paper-Type Oil Filter) every 3,000kms.

    Also follow the advice given in my Very First Post to rki2007. If any problem, you can Private Message me for further clarifications.

    And yes Only Buy the Genuine Hero Honda CBZ Piston, Rings, Clutch Plates (Even if they Cost More to assure Reliability). And buy the Castrol Products from Reliable Source to avoid Fakes.



  12. at first he wrote something in all cap form' date=' later taking mods advice, he changed to small letters and also changed contents[/quote']

    Sorry, was unable to see the initial post of the poster since it was edited by Cyrus and I logged in on 21st Sept. So thought you made mistake by printing other matter.sudeepd2009-09-24 08:23:36

  13. I have seen and been in Scorpios which have covered more than 2lakh Kms a year (Test Mules) and there has never been a Turbo Failure in any of them.
    Whats the Reason behind Tata and Maruti Suzuki Recommending to idle the engine for 30 seconds and 1 minute, respectively for their Indigo Diesels and Swift/Dzire Diesels?

    I have seen the Owner's Manual of Dzire DDis. It also recommends to idle for 1 minute.

    So why only Mahindra Diesels with MH dont need to idle?

    Cyrus do you think M&M Diesels are so Technologically Advanced and Tata & Fiat Diesels lack in that area?