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Old 25th August 2011, 19:34   #106
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I have been using the very same appliance on Hariya for the past one year and I must say I ve been fully satisfied with its performance, sturdiness and quality.

What did it cost you now?
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I have been using the very same appliance on Hariya for the past one year and I must say I ve been fully satisfied with its performance, sturdiness and quality.

What did it cost you now?
Thank you n.devdath. Like I mentioned in my preceding post-
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Costed me 1274/= after using RCOMLB1 discount coupon.
The site and product links are also given above.
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So I received this contraption today
Hi dkaile,
Got the very same stuff from Croma during my Bangalore visit 6 months ago - for Rs.1500. Showed the same on Admiral's thread.
Not very sure whether I am happy with it or not.
Reason ? A major point - never had the chance of using it yet !!!
So till then...
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Not very sure whether I am happy with it or not.
Reason ? A major point - never had the chance of using it yet !!!
So till then...
Witty as ever General Sahab. Sometimes we do go overboard procuring stuff which we might never need. But a tyre inflator is quite an essential thing for the Falcon and I need it ASAP and I need your help to procure it, if the report of the one you have is good. Maybe a inflator which also doubles as a small compressor to clean the car's innards and the air filter, would be most invaluable...

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1. But a tyre inflator is quite an essential thing for the Falcon and I need it ASAP and I need your help to procure it, if the report of the one you have is good.

2. Maybe a inflator which also doubles as a small compressor to clean the car's innards and the air filter, would be most invaluable...
Hi dkaile,
Well the Q you try to answer when you buy these gizmos - what disaster would befall you if you don't but it ?!! Not where or when on earth would you use it !

1. Sending you a PM on the tyre inflator. Try and check if the guy has a rep office/shop in Meerut or nearby. If not we'll try something else to send it across.

2. Not very sure whether that kind of a thingamajig you'll find anywhere. That's possible only with those large AC driven compressors not these teeny weeny 12V battery driven motors.
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But a tyre inflator is quite an essential thing for the Falcon and I need it ASAP and I need your help to procure it, if the report of the one you have is good. Maybe a inflator which also doubles as a small compressor to clean the car's innards and the air filter, would be most invaluable...
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1. Sending you a PM on the tyre inflator. Try and check if the guy has a rep office/shop in Meerut or nearby. If not we'll try something else to send it across.
General/dkaile let me know if you want me to check it out at the mfg's office in Pune. I would be going for my Vista servicing in that direction and can do a quick and short detour.
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General/dkaile let me know if you want me to check it out at the mfg's office in Pune. I would be going for my Vista servicing in that direction and can do a quick and short detour.
That would be just wonderful Amit ji; I just received an email from him and he quoted me discounted price Rs. 2450/- (due to Harish ji) (MRP 2950/-) including courier to Meerut and with 1 year warranty and he says that all the parts of this inflator are serviceable. I was about to drop a cheque in his a/c today and it would be great to get your feedback on this matter too. Even though chinese inflators are available from 500 to 1500 Rs. range easily, I think it would be better to take a tried and tested product with better warranty and serviceability. I would have liked though if it could double as a small compressor to clean the air filter/interiors, otherwise my (in the closet) vaccum/blower will do that job. Link to his product is here - Link Image Makers (India) Pvt. Ltd.

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General/dkaile let me know if you want me to check it out at the mfg's office in Pune. I would be going for my Vista servicing in that direction and can do a quick and short detour.
Ahhh...there you are Amit. Got you ! You've been missing from the Admiral's thread - especially after having undertaken to come up with the index list etc. Do report back for duties ASAP !
And no - nothing from my side as far as the tyre inflator is concerned. Thanks for asking.

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That would be just wonderful Amit
The best testimony for that Indian made inflator from Amit is that Amit too has the same piece !
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That would be just wonderful Amit ji; I just received an email from him and he quoted me discounted price Rs. 2450/- (due to Harish ji) (MRP 2950/-) including courier to Meerut and with 1 year warranty and he says that all the parts of this inflator are serviceable. I was about to drop a cheque in his a/c today and it would be great to get your feedback on this matter too.
Well i myself was introduced to this product by the General in his thread and since the company office was in Pune went there and picked it up. I suspect General is moonlighting with this company But i thank him for this.

You have got a good deal considering that it also includes the courier charges. I have been using it for the last 4-5 months and have no complaints. Only issue is that the long wire for connecting it to the 12V supply takes some effort in putting back. But that i guess would be an issue with any product.

Unfortunately it does not have any blower. But a emergency lamp which i think you must have seen on the product site.
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Operation MUFFLER CUTTER

The Odo was still at 800; The itch was growing; Couldn't wait 200kms more; Friday's Alvida Juma - Banks closed - business half closed; So decided to trek down to the bye-pass to meet the Grand Toyota's GM (Service). I phoned him first and he ensured that the Muffler Cutter was available and if I would be coming today, I would also be getting a FREE body wash (not mine, the Falcon's). So that settled it. We flighted down to the AS-S and here's what ensued -

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The Muffler Cutter Box

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The label says "Made in Thailand"

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The MRP label. Actual total cost paid was Rs. 1010/- (including installation and complimentary car wash)

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THE Muffler Cutter - Ta daa

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Side view - For the General's interest - how far is it inserted into the exhaust pipe

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Attached with the 2 allan bolts; also note the small drip hole to remove any exhaust fluids

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With the muffler cutter attached

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The Falcon's back has a shiny new feather...

Service Station Experience -

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Undergoing its first (after PDI, I Suppose) pressure wash; Didn't like lack of dress code of the washer, though the mechanics were properly dressed.

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Notice the clean wheel bay's (shining silver) after the pressure wash

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3M products being used at the service station

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Fortuner's Maintenance Schedule's costs, quite economical wouldn't you say!

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Toyota vehicle's parts costs!! Notice the Front discs are cheaper than the Altis; Also note the Clutch Disc costs just Rs. 7,961/=!!! Now I would be obliged if our Skoda and BMW Owners TBhp friends, could inquire and post this part's cost of the Yeti and X1 respectively. Just for information.

Now look what I finally found in my closet!!!

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My 20 years old Eureka Forbes Vaccum Cleaner compete with all accessories. And it started with the first push of the red button. Air Cleaner Cleaning and Vacuuming solution, in-house has now been found.

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The "Made in India" logo on the vacuum cleaner's spray bottle. Made me proud that we too can build, built to last products, if we so wish...

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Hi dkaile,
Very nice indeed !
That Muffler Cutter looks nice with most of the chrome tucked away and the tail pipe showing a hint of a muscle from the rear and other angle. May be I may just...or may be not...
The snaps of the rate charts are helpful. Saving them. Let's see if the rates are same in Mumbai.

Just a suggestion - why don't you get a compact carvac for Falcon ? A Black and Decker 1205V would do very well. That and the inflator would keep your accessories itch 'Betnovated' for some time !

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Hi dkaile,
Nice job with the muffler cutter!
Looks neat and classy.

A few posts ago you were talking about the SMILE service package offered by Toyota.
During my Truck's servicing last week, I happened to discuss the same with the SA there.

Got the details uploaded here (pardon me for the bad scans, my office scanner is not a flat bed.)

IMO the SMILE package is most useful when a particular Fortuner has crossed the 10K on the Odo.
I think Guderian saab will be most benefitting from the SMILE - your comments sir.

I've also attached the new Synthetic OIL by Toyota. Not sure if its any better than SHELL or Mobil 1.
What do you think?
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May be I may just...or may be not...
Thank you General; You should go ahead. It's a 2 minute do-it-yourself installation/uninstallation job. Just a proper L-Key is needed. The part is SS as I had told you. The heat dissipates all water from any crevices. Though I could see some black soot/water from the silencer in the Cutter.

The story to attach the cutter in my case, has a history going back to my Corolla. What happened at that time (2004), was that the Sales Advisor Girl who sold me my Corolla had promised me the Cutter to be attached for free. At the time of the delivery she back-tracked for what so ever reason, and left a sour taste in the mouth. In it's first free service I wanted it attached at a cost, but somehow it was out of stock. So after that, it never materialized... lolz. So that was one accessory I wanted from Corolla days. I had decided, free or not, I will attach it to the Falcon. In the end, it turned out to be a nice decision.

Will look in the portable B&D you suggested. I was also looking at Home Pressure washers from B&D, Bosch and one from a Noida company. All in 6-8K range. Have been to the official TBhp washer topic too for details.
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Nice job with the muffler cutter!
Looks neat and classy.
A few posts ago you were talking about the SMILE service package offered by Toyota.
I've also attached the new Synthetic OIL by Toyota. Not sure if its any better than SHELL or Mobil 1.
What do you think?
Thank you Monaro. And Thanks for the scans. I feel that the smiles program is only for people having high overall mileage (at least 10-20K+ per year) otherwise you wont be able to recover the additional cost.
I inquired from the GM (Service) about the Synthetic oil issue and was told that he had confirmed from Bangalore that the frequency to change it is double from normal oil i.e. 20K kms. As I have read on many other posts, it is advisable to be used only after the vehicle has fully broken in i.e. after at least 10-15K kms. It's cost is about 3-4 times that of normal engine oil that Toyota uses.
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Well the Q you try to answer when you buy these gizmos - what disaster would befall you if you don't but it ?!! Not where or when on earth would you use it !

1. Sending you a PM on the tyre inflator. Try and check if the guy has a rep office/shop in Meerut or nearby. If not we'll try something else to send it across.

2. Not very sure whether that kind of a thingamajig you'll find anywhere. That's possible only with those large AC driven compressors not these teeny weeny 12V battery driven motors.
Hello General and dkaile,

Today in SPAR Bangalore I found this product. http://www.coido.com/english/01_prod...1&SID=2&ID=140. Are you referring to the same thing?

P.S. I am a consumer of these products and not their agent
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Today in SPAR Bangalore I found this product. COIDO CORPORATION Manufacturer of Automotive / Bicycle Accessories, Taiwan & China. Are you referring to the same thing?

P.S. I am a consumer of these products and not their agent
Thank you prabhuferrari for your inputs. We are indeed referring to the tyre inflator that you are using. However, I am a little suspect of Chinese made/branded products in this case. Though they are cheaper initially (500~1500 range), I preferred the LIMI one, Made in India product, owned and extensively tested by the General and Amit ji, which has lasted them more than 2-3 years and still going strong. My LIMI Tyre Inflator was dispatched today from Pune and costed me a total of Rs. 2.4K all inclusive reaching Meerut. Details to follow after receipt.
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