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Old 10th March 2013, 10:39   #631
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Ravi Sir, Just noticed that you've mask your number plates - ' KAAKA KAAKA ' - Gautham Menon movie style


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Ravi Sir, Just noticed that you've mask your number plates - ' KAAKA KAAKA ' - Gautham Menon movie style
Thanks, Sivasankar. Actually, these famous words were from Kanda Sashti Kavacham in which the author prays to the god Subramanya to protect him from his head to toe; the lines in many stanzas end with the word Kaakka [means 'protect' in Tamil]. In the same way, my Linea also prays for total protection from the almighty!

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That is so nice to hear, Sir. I failed to make the Kanda Sashti Kavacham connection the first time itself. I've been trained from childhood to recite it and we listen to the classic Sulmangalam Sisters' version every morning.

Love the way you maintain Cara Linea. My apartment complex doesn't offer covered parking and my T-Jet suffers from dust and bird droppings. I give her a wash once every 2 weeks with Sonax shampoo and shine her with Eagle Wax As You Dry.

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Thanks, Sivasankar. Actually, these famous words were from Kanda Sashti Kavacham in which the author prays to the god Subramanya to protect him from his head to toe; the lines in many stanzas end with the word Kaakka [means 'protect' in Tamil]. In the same way, my Linea also prays for total protection from the almighty!

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My apartment complex doesn't offer covered parking and my T-Jet suffers from dust and bird droppings.
Thanks, Sivasankar. At my Chennai Royapettah home, my Linea's parking space is open in the front and rear that results in too much of dust and bird-droppings on her. So, I use my Linea's car cover given as compliment at the time of her delivery. Before covering, I dust off my Linea to ensure scratch-free surfaces. Similarly, while removing the car cover, I dust off the cover, remove, fold and keep it in the bag. The bag containing the car cover will always be in my Linea's boot.
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Ravi Sir, I use a static duster for dusting the surface before setting off for the day. This duster doesn't fully remove the particles. What would you suggest as alternatives?

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Thanks, Sivasankar. At my Chennai Royapettah home, my Linea's parking space is open in the front and rear that results in too much of dust and bird-droppings on her. So, I use my Linea's car cover given as compliment at the time of her delivery. Before covering, I dust off my Linea to ensure scratch-free surfaces. Similarly, while removing the car cover, I dust off the cover, remove, fold and keep it in the bag. The bag containing the car cover will always be in my Linea's boot.
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This duster doesn't fully remove the particles. What would you suggest as alternatives?
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Thanks for the suggestion, Sir!
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He offered floor mats, mud flaps, car body cover, idol, perfume and 5 litre petrol coupon as freebies apart from corporate/cash discounts.
I started using the car cover on my Linea at Chennai to protect her from the dust. From the past 3.5 years, the car cover remained unused and dumped in the attic of my Bangalore home as my Linea is fully protected inside the covered garage of my Bangalore home. But in Chennai, my home and the adjacent house created a wind tunnel over the parking area, bringing in a deluge of dust on my Linea as the parking area is open in the front and rear.

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I thought that putting on the cover and removing it would be an easy job. I was wrong. Before putting on the cover, I have to dust off my Linea using the car duster. Then, I have to unscrew and remove the antenna from the top and keep it in the boot. Later, I have to take out the car cover from its bag that is kept in the boot. Spreading the car cover on my Linea is the toughest part. After covering one half of my Linea, when I try to cover it on the other half, the previous half slides off! Two people are required to put on the cover on my Linea.

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Similarly, before removing the cover, I dust off the cover using the car duster. I remove the cover, fold it, stuff it in the bag and keep the bag in the boot. Later, I replace the antenna in its position. To be Frank, I am still learning the art of putting on and removing the car cover.

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I was wrong. Before putting on the cover, I have to dust off my Linea using the car duster. Then, I have to unscrew and remove the antenna from the top and keep it in the boot.
Thats irritating...Luckily for the punto cover, they have designed the cover to accomodate the antenna

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when I try to cover it on the other half, the previous half slides off! Two people are required to put on the cover on my Linea.
To be Frank, I am still learning the art of putting on and removing the car cover.
One suggestion. Use the mirrors to lock the cover in place. Yes it is an art but once you get the hang of it, one person is enough to do the job

After some initial days of covering my car with a car cover,I sold the cover to my friend once I got a covered parking

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Dear Ravi,

Greetings,

My Linea is most of the time covered up and in garage as I drive it only on weekends and Scorpio is the one that takes me around on weekdays. But I always put the cover without removing the antenna. Though it looks ungainly, there has been no problem yet. Really admire the care and effort you take to maintain your car. Will try removing the antenna next time.

Other than radio, which I hardly use, what else is not available if you drive around without antenna. Sorry I am a little technically challenged. Would appreciate your reply.

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Other than radio, which I hardly use, what else is not available if you drive around without antenna.
You can hear the FM broadcast with some disturbance even without antenna. I tried many times. With antenna, clarity improves especially for weak signals. Apart from this, antenna doesn't serve any other purpose including Blue&Me.
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Dear Ravi,

Thank you so much. Really appreciate it. I think I will just remove the antenna for good.
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It's time for a mini update. Cara Mia FIAT Linea is hale and hearty after successfully completing 3.5 years with odometer reading of 60,480 km, factory-fitted battery and clutch. Today, I added ~200 ml of engine oil to bring it to the maximum level. I also cleaned the interiors and washed the alloys and exterior.

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A second Royal Enfield entered my family. My new Royal Enfield Thunderbird 500 Twilight poses with Cara Mia FIAT Linea, the first one being my son's Classic 500 Black.

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Congratulations Ravi sir!

Excellent acquisition and smart photos. Are you planning on starting a new thread for the Bull?

Cheers !
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