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Old 4th January 2015, 12:27   #451
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Great updates there!
Can you put a close-up of ORVM indicators taken in day-light? Also, was the complete set replaced or the indicator was fixed in the existing setup?

Regarding tyres, did you consider 3ST as well? If so, any reson for dropping it? Mine is now close to 32K on goodyears, planning to replace the tyres soon.
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Great updates there!
Can you put a close-up of ORVM indicators taken in day-light? Also, was the complete set replaced or the indicator was fixed in the existing setup?

Regarding tyres, did you consider 3ST as well? If so, any reson for dropping it? Mine is now close to 32K on goodyears, planning to replace the tyres soon.
Will take the pics of the OVRMs in daylight and post.

The whole assembly along with the mirror caps needs to be replaced and the it needs to be wired to the existing sidelight.

I did consider the 3ST which would have cost around 500 bucks more per tyre. Wanted to try the MC5 after inputs from the experts The MC5 suits my kind of driving style a little better then the 3ST. The next set will give the 3ST a try which is a good 40K kms away for now.
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A few updates on the car over the past few weeks.

Milestone - 48000 on the odo

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Mileage Update

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Seat Squeaking issue - Finally this gets fixed. The TATA Johnson folks check and verify the issue with seat rails. The rails are replaced under warranty. The new rails have solved the ever irritating issue of the seat squeaking. The seat feels very similar to the new Linea as the lowest position is slightly higher than the older type and also the older seats had slightly better under thigh support.

With the seat rails getting changed, it ensured the seats were soiled. Purchased the Sonax upholstery cleaner and cleaned the seats.

Cleaning in progress

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After cleaning

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Sonax

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Dashboard cleaned and all interior plastics dressed with the interior dresser.

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Exteriors washed and waxed

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The CBR 250 (Bike belongs to Karthik's cousin) is up for sale. I am the caretaker for 2 weeks. So the CBR gets a wash too.

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Parking lights on CBR replaced with LEDs

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Chain cleaned and sprayed with Motul Chain Lube.

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Karcher K.6.600 - which I bought during the December Offers at Metro

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Wow an extensive weekend workout schedule . I see that you are using some foam based shampoo for the seats. Please let me know the brand and also if this holds good for fabric seats.
I have no intention to get seat cover's in my car until the scorching summer passes by and I already sensed that it would be a daunting task to maintain the beige fabric seats.

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Wow an extensive weekend workout schedule . I see that you are using some foam based shampoo for the seats. Please let me know the brand and also if this holds good for fabric seats.
I have no intention to get seat cover's in my car until the scorching summer passes by and I already sensed that it would be a daunting task to maintain the beige fabric seats.

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Its the Sonax upholstry cleaner. This one should hold good for the fabric too. The picture of the foam bottle is there in the previous post.
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A few updates. A couple of alloys were slightly bent causing a wee bit of wobbling. Replaced them and each costs 10990 bucks. Got the tyres swapped on to the new alloys at Madhus. got the wheel balancing and alignment done too.

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Milestone

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Had to visit Coimbatore for a Friend's wedding on 5th March 2015. Left from office around 6 pm om 4th evening and drove via Mysore - Sathyamangalam route. On the way noticed that the car was wobbling even at 70 kmph and alignment also had gone awry. I had not checked post balancing and alignment as I had not used the car. Left with no choice drove at moderate speeds and reached Coimbatore by 1.30 am.

The first thing I did was to call Nikhil (Who owns Madhus) and inform him about the issue and asked for a good place to get balancing done. He shared a couple of shop names and off I went to get it fixed. Visit IPL stores in Coimbatore (the store houses a 3M car care too). Got the wheels balanced, alignment done and a wash too.

A pleasant surprise that the wheels were washed before alignment. A nice practice.

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Road Force Balancing was available too.

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Post the balancing and alignment, the car was washed and I took for a test drive. Satisfied with the outcome, paid the bill and got back to the hotel.

After Reception, left Coimbatore by 9.10 pm and drove back in the same route and reached home by 2.35 am with a 10 mins windshield cleaning break and 15 tea break.

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Still running stock NKP? No plans to mod the power set-up? Or perfectly happy with the setup? And wow! The car so seamlessly has inched to the 50K mark (or rather raced?). So where next on the road?

PS: Bangalore-Mysore-Sathy-CBE? You could manage with all the diversions post Mysore at night?

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Still running stock NKP? No plans to mod the power set-up? Or perfectly happy with the setup? And wow! The car so seamlessly has inched to the 50K mark (or rather raced?). So where next on the road?

PS: Bangalore-Mysore-Sathy-CBE? You could manage with all the diversions post Mysore at night?
The car is absolutely stock except for the low beams and ICE. No plans to mod in the near future, and to be frank would have loved more power and torque under the factory set up (who would not love more power and torque ). Another 190 kms to go to 50K. Next occasion to hit the roads will be post summer only, till then city duty for Linea.

What diversions are you talking about the Bangalore - Mysore - Sathy - CBE route? I did not find any in the route. Only near Bannari cops stopped and enquired where I was coming from and where I am heading, the same thing repeated on the return journey.

Now a days absolutely loving solo drives, more so at night when its far more peaceful.
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What diversions are you talking about the Bangalore - Mysore - Sathy - CBE route? I did not find any in the route. Only near Bannari cops stopped and enquired where I was coming from and where I am heading, the same thing repeated on the return journey.
Mysore-Chamarajanagar? How did you do that? Via Najangud-Chamarajanagar or Srirangapatna-Bannur?

NH212 is being widended along Nanjangud-Gundlupet.
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Mysore-Chamarajanagar? How did you do that? Via Najangud-Chamarajanagar or Srirangapatna-Bannur?

NH212 is being widended along Nanjangud-Gundlupet.
Mysore - Chamarajanagar was via Nanjangud. A few kms of rough patches and a few potholes that pop up suddenly. Once you enter Chamarajanagar district the road conditions improve significantly. I wont do the Bannur - Mysore stretch until that road is fixed and it is driveable on those roads.

Did not do the Nanjangud - Gundlupet stretch.
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I wont do the Bannur - Mysore stretch until that road is fixed and it is driveable on those roads.
No. For this I meant: Bangalore-Srirangapatna (via Mysore road) - Bannur - T-Narasipura-Muguru-Chamarajanagar.

You dont need to go to Mysore. Route Link
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No. For this I meant: Bangalore-Srirangapatna (via Mysore road) - Bannur - T-Narasipura-Muguru-Chamarajanagar.

You dont need to go to Mysore. Route Link
No, did not bother about this route at late night. Taking this route I would have skipped dinner due to the time of the journey. I had stopped for dinner at Mysore.
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A couple of alloys were slightly bent causing a wee bit of wobbling.
How did that happen? Unexpected / unseen rim-busters?
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The 50,000 kms milestone came up last month. Posting after quite a delay.

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The city runs, the mileage is dropping due to the rains and pathetic traffic conditions.

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The vacuum actuator hose for the turbo got cut and turbo boost beyond 2000 rpm was almost nil. Got the actuator assembly (comes along with the hose) replaced and the boost back.

The hose location is circled in red. Note, that the hose is already taken out.

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How did that happen? Unexpected / unseen rim-busters?
Sorry about the delayed response. Yes, unexpected rim busters coupled with rally kind of driving style on bad roads . The cost of the alloys makes me do this

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Congratulations !!! 50k is a good number compared to the number of years you have owned it. I have taken a little inspiration from you and Arun who are big mile crunchers and have crossed the 5k mark in just around 2 months :-)
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