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    Default Need Advise of Experts on Mileage Issue with Suzuki Margallah

    Dear Experts,

    I am stating the problem below along with relevant details. Need your expert advise to resolve the issue at hand.

    Car Details:

    Suzuki Margallah with stock G13B Carby Engine Driven 260K KM. No issues with the performance. Maintained on Fully Synthetic 10-40 Oil (suits with better idle and improved mobility experience). Proper regular maintenance at every 5K KM.

    Had been using LUCAS 4 TIP plugs and was getting at least 11.5-12 KM/L until May 2014 (sometimes even better).

    Issue:

    Car's milage has dropped to 9.5-10.5 KM/L for no apparent reason since last 4 months.

    Fixes applied:

    Plugs have been cleaned (seems irrelevant since there is no starting or performance issue any way).
    A loose hose pipe (for vaccum) has been replaced on carburator, was making shan-shan noise.
    A loose fuel pipe has been replaced.
    Fuel system cleaner from STP has been poured.
    Carburator cleaner from STP has been poured several times (does improve idle and smoothes the drive). Used once a month any way.
    Gear Oil has been changed with Caltex Thuban SAE 90.
    Car Alignment has been re done (believe me it does improve the milage of the car - as per my previous experience).

    A sympton of some issue that i had been observing is a strong petrol smell (for about 20-30 sec) once there is less fuel in the tank and i turn off the engine. Mechanic says that he couldn't find any blockage in the exhaust of fuel tank.

    Result:

    Haven't seen any improvement in milage it is still between 9.5-10.5 KM/L.

    Way Ahead:

    Currently using LUCAS 4 TIP plugs which are in good nick, no issues with starting or idle or acceleration. They are being used for at least 30-40K KMs. Previous Bosch 4 TIP plugs worked 100K KMs without any issue.

    Does changing these plugs with NGK platinum (single tip) be of any use and will improve the milage?

    Using OEM plug wires came with the car in 1998, should i change these to any good 8 MM or 10 MM wires?

    Orignal cylincer came with car Made by Sanki Japan is making small noises like chan chan, should i change it now (since mechanic suggested no need since no apparent issue). I believe if exhaust system is in precise condition it does improve the milage as well.

    I will really appreciate your feed back.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thinking View Post
    i think and feel that the things on the road become clearer in Xtreme Vision, even tough the light illumination may be same, but because of polarized light the clarity is more.
    and i think that my car can give similar results once the alternator is repaired, at 14.6 volts, i see no reason for stock osram bilux to disappoint
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    i think you should change the alternator. what is the issue with it?

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    it is already a replacement, problem is that it doesn't maintain 14 volts, you can hardly call it a problem. but it is enough to dim the lights and decrease battery life. i will have an electrician open it for me, test everything with a meter, replace problem parts and re install, that way i can be sure that the problem is gone for good
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    gonna install new radiator in Margallah.

    no heating issue however radiator has started reducing water frequently. i think it has come of age after 16years of use.

    will share the pics of the new one.

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    You bought it already?
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    Need Advise of Experts on Mileage Issue with Suzuki Margallah -1526478Need Advise of Experts on Mileage Issue with Suzuki Margallah -1526479Need Advise of Experts on Mileage Issue with Suzuki Margallah -1526480Need Advise of Experts on Mileage Issue with Suzuki Margallah -1526483Need Advise of Experts on Mileage Issue with Suzuki Margallah -1526484Got new radiator fixed, Japanese dual channel.

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    Need Advise of Experts on Mileage Issue with Suzuki Margallah -1526491this is what came out.

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    costed me 5K.

    new radiator has pressure release button on its cap.

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    Should never compromise on cooling components brake system and suspension of car, always buy new and OEM products. Old parts can fail any time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ahmedraja1996 View Post
    Should never compromise on cooling components brake system and suspension of car, always buy new and OEM products. Old parts can fail any time.
    Dear Agreed, however i am like quite certain that this one out performs the new chinese/pakistani radiator.

    but thats just me.

    regards

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    if there was an option for a new japanese i would have got it. however this one was scrutenized and was in very reasonable condition. so installed it.

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    a friend got a brand new radiator for 5.4k, no fan or cap. but it is brand new, made by loads pakistan, which is now suzuki oem. imo that would have been better
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    Yes loads makes for Suzuki, its pretty decent if you use it properly with coolant and thermostat.

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    @margallar

    Dear the fan and cap both are better than my orignal radiator. fan has more wings and faster speed and lesser noise.

    cap has a special button for releasing gases when hot and i intend to open it.

    radiator was also near to new, without any rusting or anything (i couldnt take its pictures at that time).

    so i think its a reasonable deal. since i didnt pay anything for the replacement either.

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    Well, you have already bought it, so lets stop the debate.

    Just replace the cap with one made by SNA, it is Pakistani. But oem quality

    Is it copper or aluminum core?
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    how to check aluminium core or copper core thing?

    I think its aluminium but thats just an idea (because of white color of the core).

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    remove cap, look inside
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    ok will look at it and let u know. will try to take a pic too.

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    I changed the radiator recently (just as a precautionary measure) coz water level was reducing in my radiator for a year now, tough no heating issues at all ALHAMD U LILLAH.

    Car is margallah G13B.

    Installed a Japanese replacement radiator and filled it with water just to verify that there was no reduction in water level.

    After repeated checking i have seen that the water level drops (next morning) about 2 inches whenever i top it up in the radiator, however no reduction in the resevoir bottle.

    Also there is no further reduction in the water level. i have stopped topping it up. no heating issue or any thing.

    please confirm that its the normal water level in the radiator? Also the cap of my new radiator is with steam removal button.

    i intend to change the water with a coolent in this week. probably will be shifting to either toyota or zic coolant. I believe suzuki oem coolant is no good.

    please confirm regarding lower water level in the radiator consistently (with or without topping it up).

    Also the color of water in the new radiator has changed a bit to brownish but not too rusty tough. I have been running the new radiator with tap water for a month now.

    urgent help would be helpful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Thinking View Post
    I changed the radiator recently (just as a precautionary measure) coz water level was reducing in my radiator for a year now, tough no heating issues at all ALHAMD U LILLAH.

    Car is margallah G13B.

    Installed a Japanese replacement radiator and filled it with water just to verify that there was no reduction in water level.

    After repeated checking i have seen that the water level drops (next morning) about 2 inches whenever i top it up in the radiator, however no reduction in the resevoir bottle.

    Also there is no further reduction in the water level. i have stopped topping it up. no heating issue or any thing.

    please confirm that its the normal water level in the radiator? Also the cap of my new radiator is with steam removal button.

    i intend to change the water with a coolent in this week. probably will be shifting to either toyota or zic coolant. I believe suzuki oem coolant is no good.

    please confirm regarding lower water level in the radiator consistently (with or without topping it up).

    Also the color of water in the new radiator has changed a bit to brownish but not too rusty tough. I have been running the new radiator with tap water for a month now.

    urgent help would be helpful.
    any body. Margallar or xulfiqar guys please provide your input.

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