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Old 19th January 2008, 13:18   #136
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Any reason for deciding on Fabric seat covers. I have put in Art Leather.

With good quality filming on the window-glass the Art-leather seats do not burn yr backsides if kept in the sun.
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Old 19th January 2008, 16:00   #137
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Part of the dealer package, once they get dirty I will replace them with a good appropriate one, probably from G-sport.

Infact I realized that I havent gone to any accessories shop after I took delivery, since everthing I needed was provided as part of the deal

The film on my safari is 3M, very light shade.

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Any reason for deciding on Fabric seat covers. I have put in Art Leather.

With good quality filming on the window-glass the Art-leather seats do not burn yr backsides if kept in the sun.

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3M are good.

From academic point of view there are 3 things to check in a Sunfilm:
a. UV cutoff.
b. IRR (InfraRed radiation) cutoff.
c. VLT (Visible light transmission).

The colour of the film - dark / light does - not affect it to that a great extent.

I know of a sunfilm (ceramic based) which will coast ~ Rs. 15000 / 17000 per safari which has a 99% UV cutoff, 70% IRR cutoff and has a 70%+ VLT.
These are better than the VCool film that many people speak so highly about (a difference, amongst many, is metallized film of VCool Vs Ceramic film).

What I have put has a 99% UV cutoff, ~50% IRR cutoff and has a VLT of ~ 45-50%. It is also light and you cannot make out the presence of a film.

Hey!!

I have been promoted. I am now a BHPian cheers: .

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great photos dadu...

didn't know that there are AC ducts on the top and bottom (better the front seats) for Safari!!!

the sear cover is also nice... goes very well with the interior color.
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Thanks.

Roof mounted A/C are on EX and above only. They are not ducts but have their own cooling coil and blower.

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great photos dadu...

didn't know that there are AC ducts on the top and bottom (better the front seats) for Safari!!!

the sear cover is also nice... goes very well with the interior color.
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Great ride!Congrats.
Looks fitting that you have a jaguar on your dash!
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Dadu,

What FE do you get in city driving.
I get ~ 11-12
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Same as yours in the city with A/C

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What FE do you get in city driving.
I get ~ 11-12
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Dadu,

What fuel are you using ? XtraMile/ Shell / TurboJet / regular + SystemD ?

Also do you drive in rush hour or stop-n-go ?

Reason i ask is that after 3k on the clock, I'm getting around 9.5 kms on Xtramile.

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I calculated these when the run was around 1k and using Xtramile.

And yes, I do face the rush hour but let me tell you that I am light footed on the city roads and follow my lanes, always. No sudden pickups, No Zig-zags.

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What fuel are you using ? XtraMile/ Shell / TurboJet / regular + SystemD ?

Also do you drive in rush hour or stop-n-go ?

Reason i ask is that after 3k on the clock, I'm getting around 9.5 kms on Xtramile.

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To take this subject furthur, I have tried out the majority of fuels available in the market and my experience is:
Normal diesel(w/o System D) is better than Xtramile is better than Hi-Speed(BPCL) is better than Turbojet.
I have not yet tried out System D with Normal Diesel which I will do during the next fill.
CRD engines are very sensitive to fuel / additives.
I suggest that you try out Normal diesel in yr next fill.
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Got a call from the dealer and collected the RC back today, they have put a round RTO stamp (no sign/date) besides the entry/correction for chassis number. Hope that corrects it for good.

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as long as there is an rto seal next to the manual correction on the rc book, there will not be any problem. in my case, the rto guys had misspelled my name itself, got it corrected through the dealer, white ink and a seal next to the correction with date and signature.
sold the car recently, no trouble at all, even agents who had come to take a look at the car didn't have any issues with that.
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As many ppl are still confused on the type of fuel to use in 2.2, I switched to Normal diesel from my last fill of Xtramile (with additive) with some 10ltrs of Xtramile left in the tank . This is my opinion after about 200km run.

- The engine noise has definitely gone down.

- The 'Krrrr' noise while pickup is there but to a lesser extent and for a very brief period as compared to Xtramile diesel.

- The turbokick has got affected by the normal diesel and the sudden torque which the engine got is slightly lesser now.

- Although I havent been able to calculate the mileage on this, but the way the fuel needle refuses to move over the runs, I might set a mileage record.
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Fail to understand that the fuel usage is causing so much confusion. I read in the manual & it clearly mentions "high speed diesel". Does "shell's extra diesel" qualify uder this pls???

Also, can anyone tell me as to at what point does the "low fuel LED" go ON??? I saw that it went ON, even a little before the red patch on the guage. Also, can anyone tell me when it goes ON, how much of fuel would be left in the tank??

Gents: Saw a safari today with the "sleekest luggage carrier", zoom by. It was amazing i should say.
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Got a call from the dealer and collected the RC back today, they have put a round RTO stamp (no sign/date) besides the entry/correction for chassis number. Hope that corrects it for good.
that should do perfectly fine!

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...Although I havent been able to calculate the mileage on this, but the way the fuel needle refuses to move over the runs, I might set a mileage record.
i am all "eyes" over here.
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