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Old 15th January 2016, 20:04   #1
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Hello folks, I picked up reignofchaos's cedia and thought of putting down my attendance here.

Competed around 1000KMs and loved every moment of it! Few pictures of the car :

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Need some help right now, can anyone post the part numbers for the front caliper pins and the rubber bellows? Went through the whole thread but couldn't find them.
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Small update with whats happening with my car:

Parts from Dubai to replace small broken/missing bits and a new numberplate frame

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New leather wrap on top of existing leather to make the steering beefier. Removed the steering and airbag myself to get the perfect finish.

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Evo pedals added

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Sunglass holder added

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Interior parts painted with Rustoleum peelcoat graphite

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Leather keychain added. Goodbye LTD.

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Added dual 24led rooflights. One wasn't bright enough and 2 hits the spot.

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Boot light was given some surgery to fit one of the massive 24led panels

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Changed Brake/Clutch fluid via pressure bleeding.

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Old brake fluid. It was murky with lot of suspended particles. Brake fluid used was Petronas Tutela Top 4.

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Fixed the new numberplate frame with german font plates

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Made a small number plate mount and shifted to a smaller plate.

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Under hood metal was polished and weather strips replaced with new ones

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Every bolt in the engine bay ( I mean every last one) was replaced with SS bolts. Empty holes in the bay were plugged with SS bolts as well. Few bits like Radiator mounts, Battery clamp and bonnet stay rod were painted with Aluminium paint.

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Broken fuel lid spring fixed with cable ties

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Mini 0805 dashcam with GPS and 128GB Micro SD card added.

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Got a set of lightly used OZ alloys. Not sure when/if i'll use them.

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ICE rejig, Nexus 7 tablet takes the space for the original head unit. Changed the Pioneer 7750BT to a 80PRS and moved it downwards using OEM RADIO RELOCATION KIT MITSUBISHI LANCER EVOLUTION EVO 8/9

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Tablet is held using magnetic mounts that dont look so bad with it removed.

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Tablet takes care of the following :
FLAC Playback using a Behringer UCA202 DAC and a 128GB Pen drive
Rear Camera monitor
Navigation with GPS

Head Unit does the following:
Volume control for the Tablet functions
BT Phone connectivity
FM radio ( needed for drives with parents)
Speaker network (3 way active soon)
WAV Playback using a 128GB SD Card, whenever I don't feel like hooking up the tablet.

I also changed the rear suspension on my car since it was going weak. Got a set of new struts, springs and rubber pads. Glad to say I did the swap by myself with help from fellow BHPian schakravarthy

Couple of weeks back, the car underwent a full exterior detail for its 6 month anniversary with me! Couple of WIP pictures:

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A WIP video taken from my phone as well :


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Leather keychain added. Goodbye LTD.
Well.. where there's a will, there's an LTD.

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Small update with whats happening with my car:
Oh 'Boi'!

I think I should get my car to you to give it new life.

Awesome post.

Edit: Where have you sourced the parts from? Do you have contacts with some importer?

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Small update with whats happening with my car:
All I can say is I'm glad I sold my car to you . It couldn't have been in better hands.
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Old 13th July 2016, 00:12   #6
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All I can say is I'm glad I sold my car to you . It couldn't have been in better hands.
Haha thanks! I couldn't have been happier you chose me to look after the Cedia!

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Edit: Where have you sourced the parts from? Do you have contacts with some importer?
Its a mix of Dubai, USA and local sources. Me and schakravarthy are building a parts cache for our cars :P apart from these, I also have new fuel pump, injectors and tie rods which will be swapped during the next service as preventive maintenance. I'll be getting a full set of engine/gearbox mounts too soon.

The car was near perfect mechanically (thanks to reignofchaos!) only weak link was the rear suspension and that has been fixed. Rest of the mods were all for my individual requirements and tastes.

I have done so many small changes I've forgotten them all oh well remembered a few now :

Two cigar lighter sockets added. One for Dashcam and one for a hidden charger.

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The charger is located under the dash and the USB cables are routed through the center tunnel. They exit right next to the seat belt coupling. Complete stealth and no messy wires!

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Parts from USA :

Denso Iridium plugs

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Cabin filters, spare remotes for central lock, flippy key, Permatex Ceramic Brake/Caliper grease and few other bits

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Stainless steel silplates.

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Upcoming lighting experiment with adding lots of projectors. Sneak peek

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Some more shiny pics hehe

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Finally, a shot of mine and schakravarthy's Cedias. PC Srini

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How is brembo? Brembo will cost Rs 10000 for disc and pads for front. Mitsubishi ones are very costly
Brembos are doing good. 8000KMs up and they're performing decently.

However I had an incident recently which made me rethink of having better brakes. I also faced a weird problem where the steering would vibrate when partial braking (20%) in the middle of a turn. No vibrations on braking full or on a straight line. I'll put in new caliper pistons and proper caliper grease tomorrow and see if it subsides, if not will replace with new carrier and calipers.

SS braided brake hoses and a new master cylinder change will happen in a month. Also thinking of getting Mintex brake pads and try them out.
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Has someone sourced OEM quality fog lamps (basically the entire kit with wiring etc.)?

I have been looking out to buy fog lamps since my Select did not come with any.
You can try getting this. It has everything you need :

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Fog-l...606323360.html

I replaced the spark plugs with new ones and its made a massive difference!

Old plugs, new one on the right. Electrodes have worn and gaps were close to 1.5mm instead of 1.1mm spec

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Colour seems okay

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There was an odd misfire once in a while, now that has gone. Car has become much peppier, pulls much cleaner to the rev limit. It's not placebo, confirmed by fellow cedia owner schakravarthy.

Few pictures on a recent photoshoot

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Finally got the time to overhaul the front brakes!

Sight when I removed the wheels

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Nasty wheels

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Much better

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All rust removed on the rotor. I had painted part of the caliper red using a paintbrush through the alloys to see how a red caliper looked. I did not like it.

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Carrier and rear of the rotor painted and left to dry

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Caliper and hub painted too

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Caliper pins looked to be in decent shape. Normal grease was used which had dried up and causing wear on the pins, sigh.

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Only the best caliper grease for my car. Everything cleaned and ready for assembly. Rubber bush on the primary caliper pin had to be replaced since it had worn out.

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Everything put together. The paint on the rotor will go away after braking couple of times, masking the rotor is a waste of time IMHO.

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Wheel arch cleaned and detailed

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I had to work through the night to finish the other side. No pictured unfortunately.

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After a few KMs of driving

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I finally manage to put in OZ Racing alloys! My car with schakravarthy's Cedia. Silver calipers are very visible and provide a nice contrast to grey OZ alloys.

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PC : schakravarthy

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I had a high-speed "incident" couple of months ago that left my left ORVM glass shattered and AC/PS Belt damaged. So ended up buying Gates Racing AC/PS Belt from USA.

The same day a very interesting parcel arrived all the way from New Zealand

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New mirrors, midrange speakers for the car, fuel lid spring and a roll of tesa tape arrived soon. Till now I was running a custom made mirror, felt good to have proper mirrors again. yay!

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Added a check valve to the windshield washer fluid pipe. Some toyota part sourced from USA, hat tip to Gannu for the idea and part number! Now I get instantaneous water spray from nozzles!

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One of these days while peeking under the car, noticed driveshaft boots on one side had torn. Went to my mechanic and got new ones put in.

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Gates racing belt was installed

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Looks like I have a Hyundai Santro oil filter installed on the car. THis was done by SVR

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Immediately got a pair of FRAM ultra synthetic oil filters from USA. One each for mine and schakravarthy's cedias. New set of front sway bar links in the red box since they were damaged on one side in my car.

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Thanks to the package from NZ, I am not able to read and write into my ECU I'll be trying out minor changes for now, major tuning will start once I get a wideband and a spare ECU. Below are the stock fuel and ignition maps from my Cedia.

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Also managed to click couple of interesting pics of the car

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Do share the check valve part no. & source/link for ordering the same.

As for the oil filter, I have Santro filters installed on purpose(it's the exact same size, volume & standard quality but costs only 200+). While the oil used(Motul XCESS-8100) is of very high quality sadly the filters are not designed to keep up. I change the oil filter alone every 2500 to 3000 kms and top up the oil. In a 10-12K kms cycle, end up using an extra litre of oil and 3 to 4 filters but that's the least I can do to keep the 'Blue Streak' purring.


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Added a check valve to the windshield washer fluid pipe. Some toyota part sourced from USA, hat tip to Gannu for the idea and part number! Now I get instantaneous water spray from nozzles!


Looks like I have a Hyundai Santro oil filter installed on the car. THis was done by SVR
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Do share the check valve part no. & source/link for ordering the same.
Here you go

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post3917698

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As for the oil filter, I have Santro filters installed on purpose(it's the exact same size, volume & standard quality but costs only 200+). While the oil used(Motul XCESS-8100) is of very high quality sadly the filters are not designed to keep up. I change the oil filter alone every 2500 to 3000 kms and top up the oil. In a 10-12K kms cycle, end up using an extra litre of oil and 3 to 4 filters but that's the least I can do to keep the 'Blue Streak' purring.
A liter of 8100 XCess is Rs 1200, 4 filters will cost Rs 800 and labour costs for changing oil filters four times? Thats a lot isn't it? Not to mention the downtime when car is at the garge for the filter change.

My approach was to get the best filters and change them only once. The FRAM filter cost 10$ from USA. I have bought 4 liters of Motul 8100 X-Max for Rs 3375 after cashbacks, so my oil change would cost only around 4000rs with the best oil and best filters. Pretty economical isn't it?

I'm probably over reacting regarding the oil filter. The santro filter on my car has done 9000KMs since the last oil change; my cedia has been running 8100 XCess since 40K KMs. I wont be changing the filter till 13-14K when I'll change the oil+filter.

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How did you get this fixed?
All 4 new rotors + pads. ROC had the same problem with my cedia and did the same to fix it. This problem doesnt go away with skimming the discs so only fix is changing rotors.
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Labour is 100 bucks a pop, so all put together is 2400 bucks over 4= 600/- per change. Nothing to loose sleep over and Dilli Cedia owners' house mechanic Raju is conveniently located near CP. Easily accessible whenever one is driving across Dilli.

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A liter of 8100 XCess is Rs 1200, 4 filters will cost Rs 800 and labour costs for changing oil filters four times? Thats a lot isn't it? Not to mention the downtime when car is at the garge for the filter change.
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All 4 new rotors + pads. ROC had the same problem with my cedia and did the same to fix it. This problem doesnt go away with skimming the discs so only fix is changing rotors.
Oh boy!
How much does one rotor cost?
Did you get original or after market?
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So this is the oil filter SVR had installed in my car

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I was roaming around a garage and found an interesting box. THe model number for oil filter was the same as whats on my car. See the "suitable for" box

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Anyone who still wants to go to SVR for service, you have been warned.
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