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Old 2nd July 2009, 18:43   #76
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Congrats Phoenix ! welcome to the world of Black ! Please change front number plates get a smaller plastic plate in silver. would look killer.

Isn't 13Kmpl a tad less ?
All planned- holding back till weekend

13 is fine IMO, because I was driving at higher RPMs- mostly in 2nd gear, at times in 3rd- in city traffic. I got a 15 for the second refill. And I am not checking the mileage at all, what with a rocket inside- not at least until the 1st service
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but what about the low- does it mean I should drive the car differently- not revving, or idling until it goes off, or driving normally at least until the car warms up enough for the light to go off- I mean, is it just an indicator, or does it imply something?
I guess you answered your question yourself. Don't revv her past 2000 rpm when cold. Its a healthy practice for the engine.
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So finally you went for it. Congrats, man. And enjoy the drive.
Maybe time we did a Pondy drive.
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I guess you answered your question yourself. Don't revv her past 2000 rpm when cold. Its a healthy practice for the engine.
That's what I thought, wanted to confirm
Btw, any suggestions for sunfilm, and bigger mudflaps? Am headed to tyrestore with a friend on Saturday...
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So finally you went for it. Congrats, man. And enjoy the drive.
Maybe time we did a Pondy drive.
Yeah!! Lets do a Pondy- and refill there on the return
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What: 3M RE50 Sunfilm
Where: Authorized dealer, near SIET
How much: 3100 for the windows and rear

Good service and workmanship. Could be a perception, but i did feel a difference on how fast the temperature drops in the car.

Planned: CR70 for the windshield, polishing

I am nearing my first service, more to happen after that
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Post First Service Update

I had clocked 1440-odd on the clock, and headed to KUN Hyundai (ECR) at around 11 AM today for my first service (as advised by my sales advisor, who had organized for my freebie remote locking to be fitted there).

My service advisor was Nirmal, who seems to have about 7 years with Hyundai. Though busy with a bunch of cars and customers, he made time for a short run in the car with me. He seems to know the car.

This what I wanted:
Drain and replace engine oil & filter
Check the rattling that comes at times from the dash
Check the rattling that comes from the boot
Full body anti-rust treatment
Remote lock
Got the car dropped back home at around 7:30 PM.

My initial feel was that the engine revvs better than before (my perception?!!), and the clutch, accelerator and the gear requires tad lesser effort. And external sound seeping into the cabin has come down, thanks to the rubber coating- the horn is not as audible inside as before, so is the tire noise.

The rattling from the boot remains- the number plate was my suspect, but that seems to be pretty much non-rattle prone now. Nirmal offered to have the car checked again this week, but i want to change the number plates anyway. So holding back till this weekend to get a better set of plates and see if there is a difference.

The interior has this smell that I don't like- a polish or something that they might have used to shine-up the dash. I like my car neutral smelling, and got to get rid of this smell

Talking about the shiny dash- is there any -ve due to that?

I will be doing a highway run over the weekend, lets see how that goes...

The costs:
Engine oil: 878.90+109.86 (VAT @ 12.5%)
Oil filter: 299.28+37.41 (VAT @ 12.5%)
Anti-rust: 3500+350+10.50 (Service tax @ 10%, Edu. Cess @ 3% on Service charge)
The rounded total was Rs.5187.00
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@phoenix - the polish is meant to be glittery for a day or something. I think it wears off after that.
You have gone in for an engine oil change at first service which is good. The guys at HMP totally dissuaded me from changing mine at first service when I asked them. I guess its jst the general perception after service that the car feels better. Its something to do with the way the human brain works or something . But also I think that they refresh the engine parameters and that makes a bit of a difference. He may have set the parameters to a lower value which helps to redce the vibration.
Funny - The guy who screwed my car up properly during 1st service at HMP was also called Nirmal. Be careful when you have these rattles and stuff checked up. They will stick their screw drivers into anything to remove the panels. It leaves behind marks everywhere that will make you want to
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Hey man do you have a plank at the back? Also don't worry about the vibration(and not rattle) it can not be helped, it is because of the tyres. As for the coating it is a good thing it keeps the paint longer. Hope it is 3M as they 3 more free coats. Take good care of the car. I have done both the 3M body coat and the under chassis coat.

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...Funny - The guy who screwed my car up properly during 1st service at HMP was also called Nirmal. Be careful when you have these rattles and stuff checked up. They will stick their screw drivers into anything to remove the panels. It leaves behind marks everywhere that will make you want to
Interesting! Do you have his card or something? I have the visiting card of my Service Advisor... It would definitely be sad if they do something like that (leaving behind screw-driver marks), and I might just lose it that happens!
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Hey man do you have a plank at the back? Also don't worry about the vibration(and not rattle) it can not be helped, it is because of the tyres. As for the coating it is a good thing it keeps the paint longer. Hope it is 3M as they 3 more free coats. Take good care of the car. I have done both the 3M body coat and the under chassis coat.
I do not have a plank- still on the standard parcel tray. It is an irritating metallic rattle that comes even at slow speeds (under 40) if the road is not smooth.

i am not sure if this is 3M, but I have some 2 years of warranty or something- will confirm it with them. I will be going for a 3M body polishing for about 1300 bucks shortly...
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The costs:
Engine oil: 878.90+109.86 (VAT @ 12.5%)
Oil filter: 299.28+37.41 (VAT @ 12.5%)
Anti-rust: 3500+350+10.50 (Service tax @ 10%, Edu. Cess @ 3% on Service charge)
The rounded total was Rs.5187.00
I thought you change oil filter along with change in diesel filter? Is it not?
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I thought you change oil filter along with change in diesel filter? Is it not?
Is that so? I don't know. Anyone, please shed light?
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I thought you change oil filter along with change in diesel filter? Is it not?

So, you don't change your oil filter when you change oil, mobike?
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So, you don't change your oil filter when you change oil, mobike?
Mobike is talking of fuel filter not oil filter.
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Mobike is talking of fuel filter not oil filter.
So should I have asked for a fuel filter change when I changed the oil and oil filter??!
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So should I have asked for a fuel filter change when I changed the oil and oil filter??!
Fuel filter is costly and not to be changed after every 1000kms unless u have robbed some bank

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