Its lying in accident thread too also a owner ship report is there.
The car when i had it
After a 1.5 years in dealer its running now again. The dealer was caught up in corruption , so the delay , still the dealer is closed no maruti showroom in pondicherry. Atlast got the car. they sold that one. There was rattling sound. Apart from that , it was fine.
Hell's Angel developed steering play 2-3 days back. Gave it for steering column overhaul and rack and pinion found to be worn out. Got them replaced and front suspension also reworked and lubed. Had to do wheel alignment again, which was done only 238 km back [:(].
Total bill 2464 INR.
Its like a slight movement to left and right but no response to wheels. After that point there will be exact response to the wheels
It must be present in manual steering , but in power steering it must not be there.
In Eps steering , there motor function will cut of at 50kmph , so at that speed you will have some play , even in hydraulic power steering , but not as much in normal.
Over play must be reduced. Play do help in driving. Esp at high speeds
Even in ESP there can be play. Play got nothing to do with motor in my case. My Rack and Pinion worn out and also suspension was misaligned. Even at standstill there was play, but was not at all noticable as the motor kicked in assiting the steering.
My frnd had a play in Matiz and he quickly noticed it, else it would have been never noticed as I won't be driving the car often.
Bought two more tyres today. Now the upsizing is complete. Now all 4 are 165/65. MRF ZTX was unavailable this time and all dealers were charging similar/higher price for crappy MRF than Bridgestone, Michelin and Goodyear. Settled for Goodyear Duro-Miller, pattern looked class higher. Now MRF in rear and Goodyear in front. Soon will be swapping them.
Very much stable. Tried a only 60 in a bend, which it managed well without any screech or roll. Braking too improved. It's really stopping now :P
Tyre name was actually Duraco Hi-Miler