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Old 29th November 2016, 07:46   #316
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Yesterday (27th Nov,2016) was a special day for me and my Linea because we crossed 1,00,000 Kms of partnership.
Congratulations Arun and join the 100K club. Feels like it was just yesterday, at the pace that you too have reached here!

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It took 2 years 9 months and 26 days to reach this milestone.
And this is a wonderful co-incidence and here's why :

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Took 2 Years and 9 Months to reach here and I still felt this was slowest in the last 10,000 kms .
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I was very restless especially after 99,000 Kms. So, with 500 Kms still to go on the ODO the past weekend, it was a great coincident that a breakfast drive was planned by my friends from the apartment. The drive was a pleasure and thanks to Parag who joined us as well. Total 7 cars and 2 bikes.
Pleasure is all mine Arun. After all, we never needed a reason to hit the roads and what better than the fact that the last drive helped reach the 100K figure faster by a day or two! I still cannot believe myself on how my Ertiga was short of 150 kms to 100K and I took more than 2 weeks to do that.

Thanks to my switching job last year, even my office commute has immensely reduced and I end up working from home. Nevertheless, despite of that, the compensatory drives always keeps happening!

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Also, before this drive, I got a quick wash and wax done at my friend’s place.
That is some very good work with Waxing Arun. Noticed that on Sunday and indeed it gives your Italian beauty a fresher look.

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3 like-minded MJDs ready to hit the tarmac anytime together, especially for unplanned dinner drives. Of course, for long drives too. I have really lost count of such drives.
Tell me about it. If I can roughly calculate, these MJDs would have been on the same drives for at least 8,000 kms if I factor the 2 monsoon drives (1800 each)and those many 400 kms breakfast drives! So tell us when are we meeting again, we are eager to see 101010 now, LOL!

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Seeing the 1,00,000 mark in the ODO gave an awesome feeling which I really can’t explain. My kids were very happy too to see 99999 and 100000 in the ODO. In fact my elder son started a countdown for the last 10 Kms.
This happened to me first on the WagonR and it was 0300AM and I and dad were returning back to Bangalore from Pune. The feeling was totally awesome I have to agree. However, the 200K mark on the WagonR was something that I cannot express and due to the same reason when 100K happened on the Ertiga, it was as if I had crossed 10K only, all because the benchmark was set higher now.

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Some details on the Maintenance of this car:
The details are impeccable Arun and looking at that gives a complete idea, in a very lucid manner.

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Sticking to the recommended service means, the maintenance costs would have come down big time, but since we do frequent highway trips, I prefer doing the service every 7500-10000Kms.
Makes so much sense there! I somehow feel 15,000 kms is way too long to a service/oil change given the abuse our vehicles takes in that interval.

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Time taken to complete every 10,000 Kms. They are really consistent
Almost consistent I would say.

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As I have mentioned in one of my earlier update, I just feel that this car is getting better and better as it grows old.. just like fine wine.
We talked about this so much last weekend.

This might not be the most modern, most refined, most powerful Engine one can look for in the Market today but when on the highway, it doesn't really fail to impress someone who is driving this again and again.

The drive last Sunday was simply fantastic that I kept mentioning how I loved the entire journey that I didn't want to go home.

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So, I am looking forward for many more happy miles with this car.
Let it come I will say and yes, let's plan (really??) the next one soon.

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Old 29th November 2016, 10:35   #317
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Some details on the Maintenance of this car:
Congrats on reaching the 100,000 KMs Milestone. I know its a special feeling, had a similar experience with Palio.

You know what, I have drafted a similar review on completing 1510 days (Car Registration number ends with 1510), but completely forgot to post it. Will do it sometime this week. Call me Lazy.

Will try and join for one of the breakfast rides you keep doing.
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Congratulations Arun and join the 100K club. Feels like it was just yesterday, at the pace that you too have reached here!
Thanks a lot parag! Yes, it was fast!

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And this is a wonderful co-incidence and here's why :
I actually thought you were much quicker. But good to know that we took similar time frame to hit the 1L mark

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I still cannot believe myself on how my Ertiga was short of 150 kms to 100K and I took more than 2 weeks to do that.
As you said, this is more to do with your 2L+ Kms in WagonR.

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That is some very good work with Waxing Arun. Noticed that on Sunday and indeed it gives your Italian beauty a fresher look.
Thanks again

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Tell me about it. If I can roughly calculate, these MJDs would have been on the same drives for at least 8,000 kms if I factor the 2 monsoon drives (1800 each)and those many 400 kms breakfast drives! So tell us when are we meeting again, we are eager to see 101010 now, LOL!.
Haha, we will have to plan for 1K Kms drive then.

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Makes so much sense there! I somehow feel 15,000 kms is way too long to a service/oil change given the abuse our vehicles takes in that interval.
Yes, 15K Kms duration is too-much that too with Semi-Synthetic oil.

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We talked about this so much last weekend.

This might not be the most modern, most refined, most powerful Engine one can look for in the Market today but when on the highway, it doesn't really fail to impress someone who is driving this again and again.
Very true that, we can keep driving all day without any complaints :-)

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The drive last Sunday was simply fantastic that I kept mentioning how I loved the entire journey that I didn't want to go home.


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Congrats on reaching the 100,000 KMs Milestone. I know its a special feeling, had a similar experience with Palio.

You know what, I have drafted a similar review on completing 1510 days (Car Registration number ends with 1510), but completely forgot to post it. Will do it sometime this week. Call me Lazy.

Will try and join for one of the breakfast rides you keep doing.
Thanks a lot Krishna!

You are more busy these days sir, not lazy :-) Sure, you can join us any time!
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Default Re: 1,00,000 Kms update

Nothing much to update after crossing the 1L mark.

- Planning to get the Brake Pads/Discs replaced soon
- And a service at around 105000 Kms is planned.

Here are some fancy number clicks on the ODO

Hundred-Hundred

Unexpected love affair with an Italian beauty: Fiat Linea MJD. EDIT: 1,05,000 km up!-100100.jpg

Ten-Ten-Ten

Unexpected love affair with an Italian beauty: Fiat Linea MJD. EDIT: 1,05,000 km up!-101010.jpg

Ten-Twenty-Thirty

Unexpected love affair with an Italian beauty: Fiat Linea MJD. EDIT: 1,05,000 km up!-102030.jpg

Along with a Brezza during my drive yesterday to my hometown, Nagercoil

Unexpected love affair with an Italian beauty: Fiat Linea MJD. EDIT: 1,05,000 km up!-bl.jpg

At the breakfast place

Unexpected love affair with an Italian beauty: Fiat Linea MJD. EDIT: 1,05,000 km up!-ll.jpg

Resting under the shades

Unexpected love affair with an Italian beauty: Fiat Linea MJD. EDIT: 1,05,000 km up!-l.jpg


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Old 1st January 2017, 17:55   #320
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Happy New Year 2017 to all the motorheads! and Wishing you many happy and safe miles ahead
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Default 105000 Kms Service Update:

105000 Kms Service Update:

This turned out to be a breakfast plus service drive as 3 of us decided to service our cars at True Sai, Salem. All 3 were Linea which belonged to bhpians nkrishnap, Sidhu_bangalore and me. The_Observer joined us till the breakfast point in his Linea.

Also, It is always nice go along with friends for servicing as we can take their opinions as well when required.

Works Done:
  • Engine Oil/Filter replaced
  • Air Filter replaced
  • AC Filter replaced
  • Brake Pads replaced and Brake Cleaning
  • Wheel Alignment/Balancing
  • Struts were removed(both right and left) and examined as I was getting some sound on uneven roads.
  • they worked on a squeaking sound on the right rear door.
Engine Oil:

Vecto always fills with 3.2L, but here they filled it up with 3.5L. Krishna verified the manual and confirmed that it has to be 3.2L only and hence asked then to remove the excess 300ml.

Status on Struts:

Left side has gone kaput and replacement was required, but they didn't have the parts. So, I decided to replace it later. True Sai manager was insisting to replace only the left side struts as the right one is in very good condition. However, krishna suggested to replace both as we never know about the life of the right side one which has already done 1L+ Kms and also its is not good to have a imbalance between both the sides. Later paragsachania and speedsatya also shared the same opinion of changing the struts on both the sides together . So, I have decided to change the struts on both the sides soon.

Brake Rotors/Discs:

SA confirmed that this will go till the next brake pad replacement cycle. So, its still continuing on the stock rotors/discs.

Tyres:

Another 5-10K Kms. Currently it has done 70000 Kms.

Billing:

Servicing Charges: 7324/- (Engine Oil/Filter, Air Filter, AC Filter, WA/WB, Labour charge for removing/fixing Struts(Right/Left), Brake Cleaning

Brake Pad Replacement including Labour charges: 3985/-

Some pics,

While waiting at Attibele toll for others to join,

Unexpected love affair with an Italian beauty: Fiat Linea MJD. EDIT: 1,05,000 km up!-1.jpg

@A2B Shoolagiri

Unexpected love affair with an Italian beauty: Fiat Linea MJD. EDIT: 1,05,000 km up!-2.jpg

A quick stop before entering Salem,

Unexpected love affair with an Italian beauty: Fiat Linea MJD. EDIT: 1,05,000 km up!-3.jpg

Unexpected love affair with an Italian beauty: Fiat Linea MJD. EDIT: 1,05,000 km up!-5.jpg

All tyres were in the same condition, worn-out equally

Unexpected love affair with an Italian beauty: Fiat Linea MJD. EDIT: 1,05,000 km up!-4.jpg

Old brake pads,

Unexpected love affair with an Italian beauty: Fiat Linea MJD. EDIT: 1,05,000 km up!-7.jpg

New brake pads,

Unexpected love affair with an Italian beauty: Fiat Linea MJD. EDIT: 1,05,000 km up!-6.jpg

Once the servicing for all 3 cars were done, we started back to bangalore with a dinner stop at Omalur.

Stopped for Dinner,

Unexpected love affair with an Italian beauty: Fiat Linea MJD. EDIT: 1,05,000 km up!-9.jpg

Overall, a day well spent with fellow motor-heads

Next day after the service,

Unexpected love affair with an Italian beauty: Fiat Linea MJD. EDIT: 1,05,000 km up!-8.jpg

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105000 Kms Service Update:
You went out for another drive on Sunday?

Truly living to drive
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You went out for another drive on Sunday?

Truly living to drive
I would have loved to .
Sunday I was at home only and that last pic is just 100 meters from my home.
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ODO has now crossed 106500 Kms after a official trip to Hyderabad and back. Had a nice run on the Hyderabad Outer ring road as well.

Resting under shades,

Unexpected love affair with an Italian beauty: Fiat Linea MJD. EDIT: 1,05,000 km up!-t.jpg

Lunch @ Paradise Biriyani

Unexpected love affair with an Italian beauty: Fiat Linea MJD. EDIT: 1,05,000 km up!-b.jpg

On the ORR,

Unexpected love affair with an Italian beauty: Fiat Linea MJD. EDIT: 1,05,000 km up!-img20170114wa0036.jpg

Unexpected love affair with an Italian beauty: Fiat Linea MJD. EDIT: 1,05,000 km up!-img20170114wa0042.jpg

Overall trip details:

Total Distance: 1363.7 Kms
FE(MID): 18.2
Avg Speed: 76 Kmph
Duration: 17H 49M

It was nice meeting bhpian pdma and later speedsatya joined me during the return drive.
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It was nice meeting bhpian pdma and later speedsatya joined me during the return drive.
It was wonderful meeting you Arun.
Good time spent together and nice to see your Linea in flesh. Thank You for letting me know when you are here so that we could meet.

Cheers,
Pradeep.
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