Hell's Angel - Suzuki Zen Estilo LXi - Midnight Black


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March 2016:
Took insurance. Paid ₹ 3,465.00, via Maruti.

Hill Run.
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June 2016:

AC packed up. Overhauled at Cochin Supercoolers.

Cooling Coil - ₹ 3,500.00
Leak Testing + Cooling Coil Replacement + Flushing + Pressure Testing + Evacuation and Gas Filling - ₹ 3,000.00
Total - ₹ 6,500.00

Changed air filter. MAHLE/Purolator - ₹ 150.00 (MRP ₹ 164.00)
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August 2016:

Coolant looked very rusty and dropped in level. Flushed and refilled.
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Mumma's vineger [lol]. Poor man's radiator flush.
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Valvoline SuperKool Xtra Coolant Concentrate - ₹200.00
It was 1:7 ratio for regular and 1:4 for heavy duty use. Other brands tried were 1:3. Valvoline don't mind mixing with tap water, mixed in distilled water though.
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Bought used Lancer rims 5J, wider than stock 4J. New ones cost north of 2k per piece. First scrap dealer quoted 1k per piece. Final guy offered 700 per piece, final price of 550 without bargain when we took 4 rims. Total damage - ₹2200.00
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September 2016:

Clutch packs up. Overhauled at Sri Hari Automobiles. Changed brake pads. I don't remember changing rear brake liners, ever.


Clutch Assembly - ₹ 2,170.00
Clutch Release Bearing - ₹ 740.00
Flywheel Bearing - ₹ 160.00
Brake Pad - ₹ 506.00 (Pair)

Clutch Overhaul - ₹ 1,050.00
Brake Pad Replacement - ₹ 300.00

Total Damage - ₹ 4,900.00





October 2016:

Oil change time. Bought parts from MGP and oil from Kaikkara, Pongummoodu.

Oil Filter - 16510M68K10 - ₹ 90.00
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Drain Bolt Gasket - ₹ 6.00. Forgets everytime.
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Shell Rimula R3x 15W40 - ₹ 290.00/litre. Bought 2 litres. Had some left from last oil change. It's a diesel oil [;)]
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In the nick of the time, old jack starts slippping. Bought new one. One for Omni, claims to have more loading capacity. Comes with lever (now I have a couple of levers all around here [frustration]).
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DIY as usual.
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Drain bolt location.
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Oil filter location. Old one was Lumax make.
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Why Lancer rims. Tyre up-sized?. It was already 13inch right?
I am planing to change tires, probably up sizing to 13 inches. Planned for A Star rims, is this better?. How much does it costed for the Omni Jack?
 
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New tyres. Nankang N729 165/65R13 Tubeless - ₹ 10,000.00 for set of 4. From The Tire Club. Supposed to get 4 new tubeless valves free, but 2 rims were rusted and they were not confident in removing old ones, so only gave 2 and used the old ones. Alignment and balancing free.

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New vs old 145 section spare vs current spare Goodyear 165. Was running on a pair of MRF and a pair of Goodyear 165. MRF was in terrible shape. Ran 42k on MRF and 37k km on Goodyear.
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Primered and painted. Matt black.
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OE hub cap wont fit. Cut 2 locks and it fits fine.
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Looks
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Bought a pair of Minda Frameless. Paid ₹ 380.00. From Car Automobiles.
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November 2016:

Bought fuel filter assembly. Yet to fit. Paid ₹ 320.00. Brought from MGP. Part # 15410M79F10

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Air Leak:
Air was leaking from the 2 rims with old valves. One was replaced once, still persisted. Paid ₹ 50.00 for that.

Took to our regular guy. He removed the valves, sanded the rims, put new metal valves (which I asked the original installer to fix, but they did not). Issue resolved. ₹ 200.00 for 2 valves and ₹ 100.00 labor.

why lancer rims. Tyre up-sized?. It was already 13inch right?
I am planing to change tires, probably up sizing to 13 inches. Planned for a star rims, is this better?. How much does it costed for the omni jack?
Time for new tyres. Old rims were not fit for tubeless. Wanted wider rims as 165 was tight fit on 4J rims.

A-Star rims does not look greater. Estilo/F10D Wagon-R/Old K-10 rims are better. For wider rims, there is Baleno rims, but costs double.

Paid ₹ 900.00 for jack.
 
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2017:

Turned 10

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And crossed 75k km.

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Finally changed fuel filter.

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Mount bolt hindered by brake hoses.

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Removed from clamp.

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Mounted on old clamp.

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New side marker. Bigger 5730 LEDs this times, same ones coming in household LED bulbs.

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Park

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Turn

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Classic signs of a dying battery. Amaron died at 4.4 years.

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For a change wanted to try something different. Saw Hitachi 40B19L at battery shop. ₹ 3,400.00 (MRP ₹ 3,900.00 minus ₹ 500.00 for old battery)

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Made in Thailand and OEM for Mitsubishi.

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Maintenance Free.

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Battery condition.

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Always put in a paper or cover between battery clamp. This prevents oxidation caused by conduction leak in case electrolytes coming in contact with clamp (and also prevents current leak through clamp). Our clamp was severely oxidized because of this.

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New gear knob. Third one in 10 years. This time bought Swift's. This one was significantly heavier than Estilo and Alto K10 knobs. Hope this will last. Costs ₹ 378.00 compared to ₹ 97.00 for Estilo one.

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This time also did not get adapter. Salvaged old knob and used the old adaptor.

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Fixed DIY

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Incidentally noted a cracked breather hose. Cut/paste job for the time being.

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Insurance renewed via Maruti. Paid ₹ 3,633.00. IDV ₹ 90,000.00. Maybe the last time they give full cover since car is 10 years old.
 
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Hello im prasad from trivandrum itself i saw this deville so many times in between vellayambalam and vattiyoorkavu my vehicle is also a estilo 2008 LXI one problem i faced is that the headlight is not so bright compared to other vehicles (Alto has more visiblity than estilo) when i upgrade the bulb wattage what about the life of headlight
 
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Hello im prasad from trivandrum itself i saw this deville so many times in between vellayambalam and vattiyoorkavu my vehicle is also a estilo 2008 LXI one problem i faced is that the headlight is not so bright compared to other vehicles (Alto has more visiblity than estilo) when i upgrade the bulb wattage what about the life of headlight
Happens to live around there [;)]

Estilo earlier batch headlights turned yellow even without higher wattage bulb. Ours one is still stock and other is newer, 4-5 years old. Old one is yellow and other is still clear. Been running on 100/90 for some years. Now 60/55 in new one and 100/90 in old. Yellow color makes it dimmer than the other lower wattage one. With new wiring kit and some Bosch 60/55, I see tremendous improvement in lighting.

Did you get the knob from MGP store in killipalam?
I'm too looking for a replacement for my Zen and doesn't want to go with the stock knob.
Got from Swaraj. Don't forget the adaptor.
 
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Hello Brother
I m serching for a pair of fog lamps the swaraj motors guys told that around 1800 for a pair(and also the product is out of stock) i think the price is slightly higher do you know any shop in trivandrum
 
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Hello Brother
I m serching for a pair of fog lamps the swaraj motors guys told that around 1800 for a pair(and also the product is out of stock) i think the price is slightly higher do you know any shop in trivandrum
Bought from there only, was 800 INR then. For 1800, you can get genuine MGP ones, but have to order. Check Kakkasseri, nearby Swaraj.
 
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