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Old 3rd August 2014, 12:00   #421
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I had mentioned about the broken seat height adjustment lever in the Punto Evo thread. I had to replace the seat height adjustment lever for two reasons, one obviously the seat height adjustment could not be done and the other being it used to hurt at the wrong place when getting in and out the seat

Broken Lever

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Broken Seat Belt Cover located a little behind the height adjustment lever which I observed when I went to pick up the parts.

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Picked up both the parts on Friday and it was a 2 mins job to fix these which I did myself. Hole in the pocket 115 bucks.

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Mileage update:

109th Refill: 493.8 kms - 29.21 liters - 16.91 KMPL (MID 16.3 kmpl) - Average Speed 20 kmph - Rs. 63.41/- per litre from IOCL near RV College

Not sure for what reason, the MID is showing lower mileage. Filled from the same bunk, same pump and refueled the car to the brim myself. One of the reasons I can think of is, this might be due to the cruising at 60 kmph speeds for the last 20 odd kms.

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A two part update. The regular mileage and the puncture which got fixed over the weekend.

Mileage update:

110th Refill: 458.7 kms - 28.41 liters - 16.15 KMPL (MID 16.4 kmpl) - Average Speed 21 kmph - Rs. 63.44/- per litre from IOCL Woodlands.

Puncture Repair - Cost 170 bucks

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Mileage update:

109th Refill: 493.8 kms - 29.21 liters - 16.91 KMPL (MID 16.3 kmpl) - Average Speed 20 kmph - Rs. 63.41/- per litre from IOCL near RV College

Not sure for what reason, the MID is showing lower mileage.
Do you go for auto-cutoff or fill even after auto-cutoff and do top-up?
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Do you go for auto-cutoff or fill even after auto-cutoff and do top-up?
Ideally what I hear from many is filling to the brim is the way by which you can monitor the correct FE. But somehow I dont follow that approach and go with Auto-cutoff. If you are consistently filling from the same bunk/gun, I think it should be OK.
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Ideally what I hear from many is filling to the brim is the way by which you can monitor the correct FE. But somehow I dont follow that approach and go with Auto-cutoff. If you are consistently filling from the same bunk/gun, I think it should be OK.
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I also go with auto cut-off. It may not be the most accurate way, but anyways, the small differences if any will level out over the next few refills. Average FE reading will be accurate.
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the puncture which got fixed over the weekend.
Puncture Repair - Cost 170 bucks
I am surprised to see the nail or screw getting lodged in the tyre when it seems the head is blunt. It looks like someone deliberately lodged it in.
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Do you go for auto-cutoff or fill even after auto-cutoff and do top-up?
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Ideally what I hear from many is filling to the brim is the way by which you can monitor the correct FE. But somehow I dont follow that approach and go with Auto-cutoff. If you are consistently filling from the same bunk/gun, I think it should be OK.
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+1.

I also go with auto cut-off. It may not be the most accurate way, but anyways, the small differences if any will level out over the next few refills. Average FE reading will be accurate.
I always do the brim to brim method, this helps me track it from whichever place I am refueling at. The reason I do this is, I have seen varying quantity going in after the auto cut off kicks in.

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I am surprised to see the nail or screw getting lodged in the tyre when it seems the head is blunt. It looks like someone deliberately lodged it in.
I would not suspect a deliberate act, had a similar puncture in one of the highway drives. I would put it to sheer bad luck for the puncture.
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I always do the brim to brim method, this helps me track it from whichever place I am refueling at. The reason I do this is, I have seen varying quantity going in after the auto cut off kicks in.
I follow the same method for the very same reason. Also, it gives that extra 2 lits which make me comfortable during my trips to Nagercoil, I can even sprint in between but still reach home without refueling or entering in to the 'E' zone.
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Thumbs up 2 Year Review - A long term report

Customary Milestone Picture

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Let me pen this down in the below order and some of it is repetitive from previous observations.

1. What I loved and loathe about the car
2. How things have turned out
3. Money matters

What I Love about the Linea
  • Looks good from any angle and the Bossa Nova White color suits the car quite well. I would not have picked the current Pearl White color, somehow dislike it
  • 16" Turbine blade alloy wheels with meaty 205 section tyres go well with the car, though it robs a bit of the performance
  • Ride, handling and stability quite good even with the raised suspension and slightly more body roll than the pre 2012 version.
  • Steering feedback and the steering wheel is perfect
  • Chiller AC
  • Light clutch
  • Comfortable front seats
  • Good quality High beam
  • The speed masking capacity is superb with good noise insulation inside the cabin.
  • Blue n Me is effortless to use
  • Hand rest is a boon on long drives.
  • Auto headlamps quite useful when entering the basements or tunnels.
What I loathe about the Linea
  • No bottle holders in the car
  • Not so good brightness of the low beam, throw is decent once beams are adjusted accordingly
  • AC Blower is a little too noisy at full speed for comfort
  • The rain sensing wipers has a mind of its own and no option to disable it.
  • Atrocious audio quality from the stock speakers
How things have turned out

The very first week hit the straps by taking the car out on a highway drive. From then on, the mile munching was quite high and the Linea did not disappoint. A view of how the odometer reading starting climbing up.

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Kms by month
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What the odometer reading does not highlight is the happy moments with the car. The numerous highway drives, the meet drives, solo drives, daily drives to office, be it any, the drive has always brought a grin on my face. The car has taken me safely and comfortably to many places, done its duty while carrying loads. The best of lot is, Linea got my newborn daughter home

Linea is serving me well though not without niggles, which have been documented in this post I will document the ones faced recently.

Coolant leakage issue - Link

Brake booster issue - Link

Rear Suspension Bush issue - Link

Broken Seat Height Adjustment lever - Link

Pending issues/items
  1. Seat squeaking noise - Need to get the seat rails replaced and I have not found time to get this fixed. I will get this fixed during the 45K service
  2. Windshield replacement due to scratches
Money Matters

The odometer currently stands at 41,112 kms, which approximately can be categorized into city, mixed and highway

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Fuel Costs - The Mulitjet has been fuel efficient more often than not. Fuel cost as on date is Rs. 137,764/-

Fuel cost split up by Bunk

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Mileage
- City, Mixed (60% city and 40% highway) and highway
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Average Speeds
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Total Running cost has turned out to be Rs. 4.26/- per km. The cost is slowing going up with the diesel price hike

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Diesel price movement - ignore the spikes as they were refuels from Shell

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All costs incurred (as of today) from the date of purchase.

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A few pics from the memory lane

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Wow... So many graphs and analysis! Never knew you maintained all these details! Nice.

Any particular app? Or excel automation?
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Excellent review!
Looks like you have all possible data that can be captured. I showed these graphs to my wife and she thinks you must be a manager at your day job
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Any particular app? Or excel automation?
Tracking the expenses on the My Car app. I move this data to excel and then plot these graphs. So its a combination of both.
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Wow, that was awesome, thanks Krishna! You appear to have done full justice to this marvelous car in the way you've used it. Way to go!
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The car had become a bit dirty hence a quick wash. I was tired and could not wax the car. Next week full planning for a full fledged exterior wash and wax and then interiors will be cleaned especially the seats, dash and the door pads.

A few pics after the wash.

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