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Old 20th August 2013, 19:37   #316
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A couple of pics with the road force balancing with the before and after comparison.
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From the above picture, it is Nice to note that you have changed your name from nkrishnap to krishna TBHP! May be this is the first on Team-BHP!
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From the above picture, it is Nice to note that you have changed your name from nkrishnap to krishna TBHP! May be this is the first on Team-BHP!
Not really, its the technician who entered my first name and tagged in the TBHP as the second one. On a lighter note, part of the family here on the forum.
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Mileage Update:

74th Refill: 209.1 kms - 16.06 liters - 13.02 KMPL (MID 13.3 kmpl) - Average Speed 12 kmph - Rs. 55.49/- per litre from HPCL - Bellary Main Road.
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74th Refill: 209.1 kms - 16.06 liters - 13.02 KMPL (MID 13.3 kmpl) - Average Speed 12 kmph - Rs. 55.49/- per litre from HPCL - Bellary Main Road.
Average speeds are really not helping...
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Average speeds are really not helping...
Bad roads, crazy traffic jams even with a hint of rain, morons driving as they wish creating even more trouble is contributing to the lower fuel efficiency.

Is there a way a legal action can be initiated against the authorities for not having proper roads after collecting heavy taxes on the cars.
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Is there a way a legal action can be initiated against the authorities for not having proper roads after collecting heavy taxes on the cars.
And then- you'll need to file another case against judiciary for postponing hearings after collecting court fees.

But seriously, an average city speed of just 12kmph is pathetic! And it's only getting worse each day.

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And then- you'll need to file another case against judiciary for postponing hearings after collecting court fees.

But seriously, an average city speed of just 12kmph is pathetic! And it's only getting worse each day.
I would like to contribute to decongesting our roads by working from home, but my company does not permit :-P
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In same boat as yours, when will IT companies have a broad mindset and realize giving WFH option to employees is not a personal favour but a Social Responsibility!

Shifted from Car to Company bus since last 6 months, takes 10-15 mins more, its so much peaceful and money saving. Makes me wonder why I was commuting by car all this while.

Good Public transport can be a hugely socio-profitable organization for government/municipal corporations only if our politicians a) really cared for people/country, and, b) stopped accepting bribes from automotive lobbies and private bus operators.

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Swapped the bulbs on the Linea from Osram Silverstar to Osram NightBreaker Plus. A few pics.

The H7 for low beam and H1 for high beam

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The Osram Silverstar vs Osram NightBreaker Plus

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The end result with these bulbs on the Linea

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PS: I was very much happy with the Osram Silverstar bulbs. Just changed these to Osram Nightbreaker Plus on experimental basis.
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Mileage Update:

75th Refill: 227.1 kms - 17.54 liters - 12.95 KMPL (MID 13.2 kmpl) - Average Speed 15 kmph - Rs. 56.05/- per litre from BPCL - RR Nagar.

On the night breaker plus, got to drive it in rain over the weekend. The low beam needs to be complimented with the foglamps, else its pretty useless. However the highbeam is quite good and does brings about response from the oncoming traffic.

During dry weather, it makes a good choice.

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Could you please let me know if the 3M damping sheets that you used had any effect of reducing the road noise? Did you have it applied only on the floor or other areas like the wheel arc and boot as well? How much did it cost?
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Could you please let me know if the 3M damping sheets that you used had any effect of reducing the road noise? Did you have it applied only on the floor or other areas like the wheel arc and boot as well? How much did it cost?
The 3M dampening mats are applied only to the floor area and not on the wheel arches and the boot. However, the road noise is supressed a bit. I am quite sure that damping the other required area can cut the road noise to quite some extent.
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Today the Linea completes one year of ownership and has 28,028 kms on the odometer. Let me list down the likes and dislikes post a year of ownership.

The 28,000 km milestone

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Likes
1. Gorgeous looks
2. Ride and Handling, steering feedback
3. Brilliant brakes for the segment
4. Ground clearance, you can simply not bother about bad roads much
5. High beams are quite good and does command respect with good bulbs
6. Speed masking capability
7. Mileage
8. Mile munching capability, can drive for long hours on the highway without breaking a sweat. (read as cruising speed and not over speeding)
9. Blue n Me
10. The AC is quite powerful

Dislikes
1. The low beam could have been better
2. No bottle holders
3. A few rattles crop up in the 2012 versions
4. Crappy Goodyear tyres
5. Crappy speakers
6. Noisy blowers at higher fan speeds
7. Weird acting rain sensing wipers. Wipes fast in drizzle and goes to intermittent mode in heavy rain, when its supposed to work exactly the opposite way
8. AC filters get clogged quite easily
9. Wind noise due to wing mirrors

Issue Faced
1. Brake judder around 9000 kms, Discs and brake pads changed under warranty
2. A few rattles in the left front door. Sorted out with the dampening
3. Carpets getting wet during to the prolonged drive in the water logged area. It required 4 days to strip the carpets, dry it and to put it back.
Wobbling issue due to Goodyear tyres, Sorted out with multiple trials and road force balancing at Madhus Langford road.

I am still compiling more information on the mileage, cost of ownership, etc.
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A copyright violation of Karthik's and Scofield's idea. Here we go with the multijet logo on the grill with the red reflective sticker from the nearby neighbourhood sticker shop. Costed 80 bucks.

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Hi nrishnap, I tried Philips Diamond vision H7 in my Jetta simply because for white light effect. But the end result is very poor. Vision is very blueish and very low.

Now am considering to swap it with either philips extreme vision or osram night breaker. Since I saw light blue tinge on night breakers, is the light blueish or whiteish?

My requirement is bright light and should be better than stock, but without cutting wires. Which one should I go for?
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