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Old 28th June 2009, 11:26   #511
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Had to buy a wheel cap(alloy cap?).

Bought from Kovai @ 210Rs a piece.
they are called hub caps
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Default Odo @ 41850 kms, Focus Motors,Alapuzha, Mobil Delvac MX

Changed engine oil to Mobil Delvac MX. Cost me 18XX for 8 litres. Got it changed at Focus Motors,Alapuzha (they are TASS). Also flushed with BG (Rs. 700) and 161Rs for oil filter. Think they charged 100rs for Oil change.

I now have a oil filter with me which I had bought from a Tata spare parts dealer (Swaraj Motors). Seems they had sold me the oil filter for 3.0 ! and it costed more! (240Rs? or so)

The overall service at Focus was far better than what I had received from Kulathungal Motors.

And did the oil change help ?
It did. I should have changed it long before. Engine sound at idle is more muted when you stand outside and Safari pulls more smoothly towards 3 digit speed.
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The overall service at Focus was far better than what I had received from Kulathungal Motors.
JK , did you escalate their refusal? You said you planned to talk with someone..
I Can't believe those refused to do the oil change with delvac MX. Now even I'm not sure they will let me this time

Either way, the recommended interval for me is 10k. Had my oil changed at 20k, and next one is 'required' at 30k, by which time my car should be out of warranty.

whether they want to do my 25k service is entirely up to them
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JK , did you escalate their refusal? You said you planned to talk with someone..
I Can't believe those refused to do the oil change with delvac MX. Now even I'm not sure they will let me this time

Either way, the recommended interval for me is 10k. Had my oil changed at 20k, and next one is 'required' at 30k, by which time my car should be out of warranty.

whether they want to do my 25k service is entirely up to them
odo @ 43500Kms

Nope. I will be going to Focus for next service. Thats all.

Some cosmetic mods
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looks good Jk and i guess the blackening for the back pillars should have been more down.
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JK, i feel you shouldnt have blackened the C pillars. Doing the B pillar alone should have sufficed.
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Hey JK,

The blackened pillar looks great! Gives it a new cool look.

I loved it!
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IMHO, the blackening on the C pillar is not neatly done.
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Thats an interesting mod. Looks different and nice from some angles..
Did you try red stickers for pillars ?
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Liked the b and c pillar blackening. The idea is good but the work is not neat. I think you should re-do it so that it matches the width of the glass on both sides.

Yeah! You could try Red
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JK,

due to difference in height of quarter glass and rear window glass, i dont think we can have a straight line at the bottom, still you can try with having some extra tape at the bottom of quarter glass.

But even if you remove the c pillar tape, it will also look good.

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JK,

due to difference in height of quarter glass and rear window glass, i dont think we can have a straight line at the bottom, still you can try with having some extra tape at the bottom of quarter glass.

But even if you remove the c pillar tape, it will also look good.

cheers
You need to get a slightly slanted cut. Just make sure that the bottom and top ends are in line with the glass on either side with sufficient curve between. I'm sure it would look awesome.. Just see 2nd pic with a long view from the side (beside the paddy fields). You cant really make where the edges end and it looks great to me. You might need to do a few trials before fixing on the design. Try cutting out a paper/cardboard before cutting the black sticker. I'm wondering why no one else tried this.

Try starting a little lower on the rear door, curving it up and going straight to the lower end of the rear quarter glass.

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JK, i feel you shouldnt have blackened the C pillars. Doing the B pillar alone should have sufficed.
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looks good Jk and i guess the blackening for the back pillars should have been more down.
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IMHO, the blackening on the C pillar is not neatly done.
Yah, it isnt perfect but looks ok from far. I am confused whether to fix it or not.

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Hey JK,

The blackened pillar looks great! Gives it a new cool look.

I loved it!



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Liked the b and c pillar blackening. The idea is good but the work is not neat. I think you should re-do it so that it matches the width of the glass on both sides.

Yeah! You could try Red
Red wasnt available, have to order (you two better run for your lifes)

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JK,

due to difference in height of quarter glass and rear window glass, i dont think we can have a straight line at the bottom, still you can try with having some extra tape at the bottom of quarter glass.

But even if you remove the c pillar tape, it will also look good.

cheers
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You need to get a slightly slanted cut. Just make sure that the bottom and top ends are in line with the glass on either side with sufficient curve between. I'm sure it would look awesome.. Just see 2nd pic with a long view from the side (beside the paddy fields). You cant really make where the edges end and it looks great to me. You might need to do a few trials before fixing on the design. Try cutting out a paper/cardboard before cutting the black sticker. I'm wondering why no one else tried this.

Try starting a little lower on the rear door, curving it up and going straight to the lower end of the rear quarter glass.
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cool truck. enjoy. happy revving to Cherthalai. that truck stand is somewhere after alleppey i guess. at 42k kms, your house on wheels looks brand new inside out. well kept. enjoy...
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cool truck. enjoy. happy revving to Cherthalai. that truck stand is somewhere after alleppey i guess.
That stand is right inside the town, approximately 600m from my house.
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