To my surprise, the Maruti service centre in the village had the super rare SGP strut mounts for S-Cross in stock.
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90k km service done
I had driven close to 25k km with lowering springs and loved the experience. But, the condition of roads which I frequently travel on became worse after the monsoon. It was difficult to judge the depth of potholes filled with water.
The front right fender lining got damaged due to a hit and came off.
I removed it and put it in the car.
I ordered a new part from GoMechanic. It was delivered within a week.
Price: Rs. 835
The replacement fender lining from Maruti doesn’t come with a cushion / foam piece as seen on the old part.
ODO was nearing 90k km, so decided to get the service done. I had the following parts with me.
- Motul X-Cess 5W40 Engine oil
- Liqui Moly Ceratec
- Purolator oil filter
- Purolator fuel filter
- Rowe Dot 5.1 brake fluid
- Zic 75W-85 gear oil
- Liqui Moly gear oil additive
I also decided to install the OE springs back, thanks to the road work near my area in Kasaragod.
I went to Maruti for service this time. The mechanic noticed that the strut mounts are worn. To my surprise, Maruti service centre in a village had the super rare SGP strut mounts for S-Cross in stock.
PMS charge for 90k km service was 2500 + tax, thanks to Tier 3 city. If you are getting it done in Nexa service at Bangalore, it is 4400 + tax. Labour charge is really high in tier 1 cities.
Bye-bye lowered stance
I have driven more than 1000 km post service. The engine feels nice and smooth post fresh oil + Ceratec. The brake pedal feel is good with Rowe Dot 5.1 brake fluid. I was expecting smoother shifts with Zic gear oil + Liqui Moly additive. But, I haven’t found any difference. I was expecting a significant change in handling post fitting the OE springs, but didn’t find a major difference on normal driving. It was raining heavily during my drive to Bangalore from Kasaragod. I need to experience it when I get to test the car properly someday.
Quick visit to Engineering Exponents, Bangalore
HPI filter clamp was broken. They fixed it with a new clamp and also added an additional clamp. Hope it doesn’t break again.
I need to change the clutch set and release bearing soon. There is a mild sound from the clutch release bearing. I have the parts with me, will get it done at Engineering Exponents.
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