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Hi friends , i need advice... i am having a Maruti 800, 1993 model. the car is getting frequent engine repair, I am thinking to replace the engine with new one. because when ever i visit the service station, they tell to repair engine.. even after repair its again get prob after some time... engine get heat, some different kind of sounds come out, pickup gets down, low mileage, electrical prob.. this kind of problem gets frequently.... so plz suggest some advice urgently....
  • 2560 day(s) ago by Shirish
Under: Maruti 800 #Engine-related
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The increase in maintennace frequency is due to time bound wear and tear.The better solution lies in selling the same and going for a good conditioned used car.
 

Posted: 2560 day(s) ago


Mantra
Hyundai
i20
Owner
an engine changing cost would be around 50k :D, and no reliability again, your car becomes illeagel.
hence sell it and buy another.
 

Posted: 2560 day(s) ago


Shirish
Maruti
800
Owner
Oh... 50K is too much.... is there any other option... like half engine change, or something like that.. wht will be the price of half engine....
 

Posted: 2559 day(s) ago


Shailesh Gadiya
Better to change the vehicle.
 

Posted: 2559 day(s) ago


Vijay
1993 model.......????
Sell it to some scarp dealer...add some bucks and buy a good bicycle......you will save much more in fuel and maintenance......when savings are enough.....buy a new four wheeler.
 

Posted: 2559 day(s) ago


Anil
Maruti
Zen
Owner
Go to a used car show room. Excahange it with a newer model maruti within your budget.
 

Posted: 2559 day(s) ago


Sasi Menon
Chevrolet
Spark
Owner
For the amount of money that you would have spent on maintaining it, by now you could have got a good used (maybe even new) Maruti 800 at least. Just sell it and buy a new one. If its of sentimental value, store it away somewhere and buy another one. Just doesn't make sense to keep repairing something which is past its time.
 

Posted: 2559 day(s) ago


Ashwin
Maruti
Zen
Owner
Sell it and buy a maruti zen.Very nice car with 20-25 milage.
 

Posted: 2559 day(s) ago


Rajiv
Tata
Safari
Owner
as suggested by many either sell off the car or get the engine overhauled properly making sure the mechanic uses maruti genuine parts ,an engine has a minimum life and i dont believe that it can trouble u frequently if engine oil and coolant is checked and maintained.instead of changing the engine first change ur mechanic.
 

Posted: 2559 day(s) ago


Prashant Morparia
Tata
Indica
Owner
Owning a car that is 18-19 years old can be quite a liability in terms of not only repair costs, but in terms of the time spent behind it and the emergency situation that a break-down creates for the user. In addition to this, there will be an issue of getting spare parts easily, since the M800 model has undergone 3 - 4 upgradations after 1993 and a lot of components would have changed. It would be more logical to dispose off the car and buy a new one. Your old car would serve as the down payment for a new car. In case the car has sentimental value, you could keep it and buy a new one. The advantages - 1.better fuel efficiency 2.ease of usage 3.no repair headache and 4.most important - car will not break down when you really want to use it. All the Best.
 

Posted: 2559 day(s) ago


Venkateshwaran
Maruti
Baleno
Owner
A half engine costs around 15000 and will work like new. And for Vijay who has written so rude comment I am sure he is eating Baap ka paisa - Bigada baap ka bigada beta. Thu kya jaaney paisoon ka value.
 

Posted: 2559 day(s) ago


Shirish
Maruti
800
Owner
Thank you friends for giving the valuable advice.... anyway i decided to keep the vehicle aside( sentiment) and going to plan for Alto.
 

Posted: 2559 day(s) ago


Kapil Kanwar
Tata
Indica
Owner
sell it immediately,it's life is almost over. n buy fuel efficient n maintenance free new car, depending upon your budget.
 

Posted: 2558 day(s) ago


Vijay
@Venkateshwaran,
I have few points to correct your hasty interpretations:
1. As a matter of fact my dad has been a hard earner, and he has made me earn every single penny I spent since I was 18 (off course except my college fees).
2. My comments may seem rude to you but I take proud to say that I have rode bicycle for 4 years after college, while on job, to save for my sedan.
3. If you cannot digest sense of humor then use hajmola while surfing.
4. Check your spellings and do not spit while you talk.
5. Think many times before pointing finger on someone and his dad, and
6. Don't jump to conclusions so fast when dealing with persons; you r free to make it with machines of your own.

@Shirish
1. My congratulations for your new choice. Its a good choice for a 800 owner owing to similar riding experience. In fact the new k10 is perfect blend of v.f.m., style, dexterity and features.
2. I believe you took my suggestion sportingly. This is the first time I came across 'sentimental' value of old car; may down the line I will face similar situation.
3. My best wishes for long life of your new car.
 

Posted: 2558 day(s) ago


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