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Old 3rd May 2009, 13:09   #91
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I actually did not have any complaints. It was reported by the service advisor and changed under warranty.

Maybe road conditions?

Wow...
That's nice and strange!!!
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Old 16th May 2009, 19:11   #92
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A helmetless motorcycle guy (with a small girl in front of him) managed to do this to my City rear bumper. This was a month+ back.

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My driver took our watchman's help to repair it. This is the result.

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Looks ok, isn't it?
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Cost and contact details of your watchman, please.
The work looks good.

EDIT: Did they just push it out? What exactly did they do? Cos, I can see scratches on the edge, still.

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Yep, most deformed bumpers can be simply pushed back into shape. Looks good now trrk - barely noticeable.
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The work looks good.
Poor guy, he is from an outside agency. His job was to support the bumper from outside to prevent it from coming off its mountings.

The work indeed looks good.

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EDIT: Did they just push it out? What exactly did they do? Cos, I can see scratches on the edge, still.
Yes, they just pushed it from inside. Eventually a thick firewood was what was used. The narrower hydraulic jack handle was not sufficient according to my driver.

The scratches on the side are my own fault. Happened in my last visit to Sarovaram, where I did not watch the left side door mirror.

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Yep, most deformed bumpers can be simply pushed back into shape. Looks good now trrk - barely noticeable.
I did not really think it would be this good.

My car has scratches on all the sides and I am in no hurry to get them corrected as my vehicles seem to be attracting them at an alarming rate and so attending to them would be a time (and cash) consuming affair.

I would do them before selling it or sell it as is where is (when the time comes)!
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At 32619kms, on 18/05/2009 at around 1330hrs, the front left tyre was found completely deflated. The car was parked after a school drive at about 1030hrs.

A nail was found right in the centre of the tread. It was taken out and the puncture was repaired in situ by my driver.

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Photos taken with a HTC phone and I can't really say that I am strong in photography. The phone (that was what came in handy) was to have a comparison of size. In the second photo, the background is in focus.

Sorry.

No balancing has been done. Todays 31 kms school drive at upto 70kph did not show any vibrations.

The quick loss of air was attributed to the sahpe of the nail. Had it been a screw the edges would have prevented a rapid loss of air.

This is the second puncture in the car, the previous one was on the left rear. In this case, it was not completely deflated when we repaired it.
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Wow - that 'fixed' bumper looks amazing.
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trrk, try some rubbing compound on the small scratches. should remove a large part of them
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Doesn't it? Close examination does show some slight imperfections, but for an amateur effort it has given good results. I wanted some change so that I don't have to go 60kms to get it corrected.

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trrk, try some rubbing compound on the small scratches. should remove a large part of them
I agree with you. I am not a DIY person myself and I don't do anything which will hinder my weight!

Somehow the past copule of years, both myself and my driver attarct a lot of these scratches and bumps. So I just leave it like that.
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When I started from home today my odometer read 33332. I thought the next number would be nice to be clicked. I stopped at my shop before continuing and forgot all about it.

I had to click something and here it is:

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Not as fancy as 33333, though!
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Hi,

Another fancy number!

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You're going to be a busy man if you will track each fancy number on the odo
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Don't worry. Not going to add more fancy numbers. This was just for fun. Did not have much to add here.

The next service is another 1500kms down the line.
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Some random pictures of the road and skyline:

All in the Alleppey - Kollam stretch.

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One in the Kovalam byepass:

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I was alone for the trip. The up journey was between 0615 and 1025hrs with a break at my friend's place at Kollam. The return was again broken at Kollam (1245 and 1400hrs) and then later on to Alleppey (1930 and 2100hrs).

My friend recently shifted to his new place and giving the latitude and longitude in my Holux navigator took me to his place.

These are shots of my City's CVT guage: (see how non linear it can be, note the odometer reading)

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When I restarted after a stopover at Kollam:

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Before reaching Alleppey:

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Parked in my porch:

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This was the way my AC was set for most of my drive. The position was changed only when I took the car from Trivandrum where it was parked in the sun.

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The trip mileage was 15.99kpl. Basically the speed was around 70kph. It crossed that speed for overtaking purposes. Yesterday I did use the kickdown to overtake on several occasions.
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Hey Rajesh,

1) great work on the bumper...
2) almost forgot you also have this CVT other than the Marina... too bad I missed to see it when u came for the wedding - would have been crucified if I had walked out of the wedding to chk out ur car..!!
3) 14-15+ is great FE on a Auto Tran of a car of this size.

4) Psst - how many month since you got this car? Going by the 66mths ownership record of yours, please let me know in case you are going to sell this.

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