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Old 20th September 2014, 21:40   #436
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The car looks awesome in BNW. That was my color choice, and I was deeply disappointed to learn that it was discontinued. I ended up with what was the next best option for me, Minimal Gray, which actually looks like silver with a medium-strong blue tinge to it.
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A few updates.

42000 milestone

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Mileage Update:

Refill No 111: 333.9 kms - 20.05 liters - 16.65 KMPL (MID 16.9 kmpl) - Average Speed 20 kmph - Rs. 63.44/- per litre from IOCL Woodlands.

Refill No 112: 616.5 kms - 34.37 liters - 17.94 KMPL (MID 17.6 kmpl) - Average Speed 58 kmph - Rs. 64.63/- per litre from IOCL Shimoga.

Refill No 113: 330.8 kms - 17.3 liters - 19.12 KMPL (MID 19.7 kmpl) - Average Speed 56 kmph - Rs. 64.63/- per litre from IOCL Woodlands.

Refill No 114: 431.6 kms - 28.47 liters - 15.12 KMPL (MID 15.7 kmpl) - Average Speed 18 kmph - Rs. 64.02/- per litre from IOCL RV College

Recently, the Meguiars NXT car wash I had got empty. Purchased the Sonax Car shampoo based on my buddy's recommendation. Quite happy with the end results. The car looks like its waxed and it actually isn't. I had no energy left after the thorough wash of the bike and the car.

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Is the creaking of your driver's seat addressed? Mine made no noise at all, then suddenly is creaking like crazy whenever I go (very slow) on bad roads.
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Is the creaking of your driver's seat addressed? Mine made no noise at all, then suddenly is creaking like crazy whenever I go (very slow) on bad roads.
Not yet. Will be getting that addressed during the 45k service. The driver seat in my car doesn't creak all the time. It weirdly creaks at only certain positions. Will get this sorted out soon as the 45000 km service is fast approaching.
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Hit the 43000 mark past week drive to BR Hills which came up out of the blue.

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Mileage update:

Refill No 115: 309.1 kms - 19.04 liters - 16.23 KMPL (MID 16.6 kmpl) - Average Speed 23 kmph - Rs. 62/- per litre from Shell Sadashivanagar

Refill No 116: 421.9 kms - 20.71 liters - 20.37 KMPL (MID 20.2 kmpl) - Average Speed 48 kmph - Rs. 62/- per litre from Shell Sadashivanagar
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Is the creaking of your driver's seat addressed? Mine made no noise at all, then suddenly is creaking like crazy whenever I go (very slow) on bad roads.
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Not yet. Will be getting that addressed during the 45k service. The driver seat in my car doesn't creak all the time. It weirdly creaks at only certain positions. Will get this sorted out soon as the 45000 km service is fast approaching.
I think I get the same sound too. It comes only when I go over a speed breaker or pothole. Again, its not always.

By the way, do guys change the engine oil at 15K interval or doing it at 7.5K interval?
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A few updates after a while.

During the previous week, Linea moved past the 44000 mark on the Odo.

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Mileage Update:

Refill No 117: 214.5 kms - 14.43 liters - 14.86 KMPL (MID 15.4 kmpl) - Average Speed 18 kmph - Rs. 58.65/- per litre from Shell Sadashivanagar

Refill No 118: 233.8 kms - 15.16 liters - 15.37 KMPL (MID 15.8 kmpl) - Average Speed 20 kmph - Rs. 57.89/- per litre from IOCL near RV College


Refill No 118: 183.8 kms - 11.21 liters - 16.4 KMPL (MID 16.7 kmpl) - Average Speed 22 kmph - Rs. 57.89/- per litre from Shell Sadashivanagar

The car had become quite dirty with the cyclone rains in Bangalore. Gave it a thorough wash the past week and here is it how it turned out.

Before Wash

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After Wash

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The combination of Karcher and Sonax gloss shampoo with a couple of hours spent cleaning yielded this result.

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Spoiler Alert.

Here is a small teaser for the update nkrishnap will be posting in the next few days. Kindly pardon my mobile cam quality.

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Spoiler Alert.

Here is a small teaser for the update nkrishnap will be posting in the next few days.
I suspect this is Ente Keralam ?? !!
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Service Update

Crossed the 45K mark on the odo and the car went in for service. This time it had a few things to be done.
  1. Regular servicing (45K kms)
  2. Windshield Replacement
  3. Passenger side sun visor replacement
  4. Wipers replacement
  5. Noise from left rear window when winding down
  6. Purchased the Tyvek car cover
  7. The new mirror assembly with the indicators
  8. Seat Creaking noise to be fixed
  9. Oil sump replacement as I had got it dent due to an under-body hit
Dropped the vehicle off for service and since the windshield was to be replaced did not want to hurry things. Collected the car back after 6 days and all the things were completed apart from the seat creaking noise. In addition to the above items, the service adviser called and informed about the timing chain noise during cold start which I failed to observe. Gave a go ahead for getting the replacement as I did not want to take any chance with it. Luckily the timing chain replacement was covered under extended warranty and I had to pay for the timing chain pads.

Regular service includes the replacement of below items
  1. Engine Oil
  2. Oil Filter
  3. Air Filter
  4. AC Filter
  5. Diesel Filter
The service includes the brake cleaning (both front and rear), all suspension parts check up and regular cleaning stuff.

Service Cost - Rs. 8165/-

The cost of replacements and accessories
  1. Windshield (through insurance) - 1008/-
  2. Sun visor - 590/-
  3. Mirror Assembly (RH + LH) - 1990 + 1990 = 3980/-
  4. Mirror Cap (RH + LH) - 150 + 150 = 300/-
  5. Cap Painting - 1011/-
  6. Mirror Assembly replacement Labour - 708/-
  7. Car Cover Tyvek - 2490/-
  8. Oil Sump and Sealer - 664 + 455 = 1119/-
  9. Wipers (Both) - 1398/-
  10. Timing Chain Pad - 387/-
Replacements Total - 12,991/-

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Service + Replacements Total - 21,156/-
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Battery Replacement

The Exide battery that came from the factory showed signs of dieing out. Got the battery replaced with Amaron one and it cost me 5200 bucks with old battery exchange.

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Cross the 47000 mark on the odo with a solo trip to Kanyakumari and Trivandrum

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Had a tyre sidewall cut during the return journey. The current tyres had done 30K kms and had another 5-8k kms left in it. However, 3 tyres were old and one new (stepney one). Advanced the tyre replacement a bit and got them replaced with the Continental MC5 205/55 R16 tyres. The tyres cost me 9450 per piece. Picked up 17 inch bit and a the t-rod as the OEM one was not convenient to use it cost me 300 buck and it is Taparia make.

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After the replacement, went to Madhus for alignment and balancing

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I will post the initial observations after I complete 500 kms on the tyres

After the drive, headed to 3M for the customary wash.

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After the replacement, went to Madhus for alignment and balancing
Congrats Krishna on the mods.

Seeing your Linea's WA report, can see that the front left caster readings - initial & final are unchanged and out of the required limits. Also a couple of Rear Camber readings are out of the specified limits. Have you done/planning to do anything for these. I have similar out of range issues for my Punto, hence the query.
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Congrats Krishna on the mods.

Seeing your Linea's WA report, can see that the front left caster readings - initial & final are unchanged and out of the required limits. Also a couple of Rear Camber readings are out of the specified limits. Have you done/planning to do anything for these. I have similar out of range issues for my Punto, hence the query.
The caster and rear camber are out of range. Have not bothered about these as it has not impact the drive or the tyre wear in any way. So left it without meddling with it. I will see what needs to be done to get these fixed.
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Congrats on the mods nkrishnap, that is quite a lot of pampering you give to your car. If i remember, its on its 3rd set of tyres at 47k kms.

How satisfied were you with your Hankook's? Would love if you can give pros and cons of both Hankook and MC5.
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Congrats on the mods nkrishnap, that is quite a lot of pampering you give to your car. If i remember, its on its 3rd set of tyres at 47k kms.

How satisfied were you with your Hankook's? Would love if you can give pros and cons of both Hankook and MC5.
Yes, this is the third set. Had run the good years for 17K kms and changed it to Hankook just before the drive up north. The Hankooks has seen a fair amount of torture in 30K kms I had it on the car. It had atleast another 5-8K kms.

Hankook

Pros
  1. Way better then the stock crap Goodyear NCT 5.
  2. Much lesser noise then Goodyear NCT 5. Though the noise level increased after doing 25K kms
  3. Good levels of dry grip and satisfactory grip in wet
  4. Takes quite a bit of abuse and the sidewall takes it. Though the current failure of my tyres were due extreme scenario.
  5. Nice thread pattern to give sporty looks
  6. I have used these tyres on the go kart track and abused it and it withstood the torture
Cons
  1. A few punctures post 25K kms
  2. Unidirectional tyres, so swapping them from left to right or right to left doesn't work.
  3. A little noisy post 25K kms
Continental MC5

I have only completed 500 kms on these tyres and the below are the initial impressions
  1. A lot more softer ride than Hankooks
  2. The tyres are quieter than Hankooks
  3. The cross rotation is possible on these tyres.
  4. Have been a little cautious with the ride as the MC5 is a comfort tyre.
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Gave the car a complete wash and cleaned it inside out. After 3 hours, the end result after Wash, claying, waxing.

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