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Old 14th November 2008, 00:00   #196
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Time to change the blades, you think so? 2 years and many wipes later, still sticking with it. Bosch wiper blades would be a good decision, right Jaggu?
YES YES YES! 2 years is a long time in our climate, i replace every 6 months partly thanks to my outdoor parking mess at office.

Get the blade length in inches (RT and LT might differ in size), should cost 350-450 range for Bosch. Though Ford OE's also used to give me good service.
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Time to change the blades, you think so? 2 years and many wipes later, still sticking with it. Bosch wiper blades would be a good decision
Ben, you could do it at Brookfields now. Hope you know the new Bosch service center there.
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Old 14th November 2008, 15:17   #198
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Ben, you could do it at Brookfields now. Hope you know the new Bosch service center there.
Where exactly is it located, Joji? I had no clue!
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Turn to the road to Ryan School, and immediately take another left turn. You would see garage called "Om Sai Motors" on the left, some 10 meters ahead. This garage has been there for some time. They recently became Bosch service center.

I was recently there to get some gifts to my "Old Lady" on her 85K. A set of wipers and a Bosch Symphony horn.
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Turn to the road to Ryan School, and immediately take another left turn. You would see garage called "Om Sai Motors" on the left, some 10 meters ahead. This garage has been there for some time. They recently became Bosch service center.
Ah, benny, one more meet today!
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Thanks for the info, Joji.

@Mahesh, will wait a little bit before changing.
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Here's how the mileage chart looks like.
Fuel used is HP Normal, tankful to tankful method used to calculate fuel efficiency.

The Story of MIKE - My Ikon Flair 2006 EDIT : Now completed 60,000 kms + New Footwear-mileagesnapshot.jpg
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Good job benny, could have been done earlier, i guess. Better late than never. You really should change your wiper blades along with the windshield.
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It occurred to me upon requests that i hadnt posted any pics of the interiors of my car on this thread.

Here are a few, after 2 years of use.

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Old 27th December 2008, 21:06   #205
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The wheel wobble is back on the right rear wheel.

This time it was pointed out to me by my friends as well as my wife who were in another car behind mine, while we were in Mysore. This time i am going to sit on their head to get to the root of the issue.
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really your seat covers are good.
where did you buy ? it fits very firm like an OEM product.
let me tell the price too.....
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really your seat covers are good.
where did you buy ? it fits very firm like an OEM product.
let me tell the price too.....
Thanks Karthik. They are leather vinyl seat covers which i had bought from the dealer itself as part of a Blast pack of accessories. I dont remember the exact individual price, but condor would know the current price it commands.
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Ben , you really should consider some dash and door panels aesthetic upgrades: blackening/ silverizing/mock carbon-fibering - as appropriate. And invert the color scheme of the seat covers.

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As you all would know, i had the windshield replaced on my car owing to the crack it had. I had decided that i would get the replacement done at the dealer's itself, Lathangi Ford to be precise. In my post, the link which is given below, i had mentioned that they seem to have done a neat job with the replacement.
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However, i was proved wrong on this account. I noticed that there was some wind noise filtering in while at high speeds, and during my trip to Mysore for Xmas, this was thouroughly exposed! It was highly irritating, to say the least.

Last weekend, i went to the dealer to get them to look into this, as well as the wheel wobble. I informed them about the shoddy job they had done with the windshield and they apologized saying that if i left the car with them for 2 days they would redo the job, and fix it.

However, i really cannot do without the car, and asked them to provide me with a temporary fix, and i shall drop the car some other time.

As for the wheel wobble issue, they noticed that one of tyres was showing signs of uneven wear on the inside, and hence flipped this with the spare wheel. They have no clue as to why this happened.

Looks like i would drop by Nithin's place on the weekend to get this looked into.
I am beginning to seriously miss Cauvery Ford and their service.
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The wind noise are you sure its the glass and not the air recirculation flap NOT getting closed completely?
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