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Old 8th December 2009, 22:34   #151
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its the dreaded 'check engine' light
Almost anything goes wrong from your intake to exhaust - that lamp should glow!
Whoa! I don't want that to glow, then!

Btw, I am wondering whether I should take the car in for service right at six months itself (which will be on Dec 30). I have clocked only about 3000 km till date, and I might be doing another trip on the Xmas weekend which might get another 500-600km added on the odo. But I'm planning to make a big trip to Calicut in the first week of Jan. Just wondering whether it would be enough to service the car after that... Any opinions?
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Whoa! I don't want that to glow, then!

Btw, I am wondering whether I should take the car in for service right at six months itself (which will be on Dec 30). I have clocked only about 3000 km till date, and I might be doing another trip on the Xmas weekend which might get another 500-600km added on the odo. But I'm planning to make a big trip to Calicut in the first week of Jan. Just wondering whether it would be enough to service the car after that... Any opinions?
If the service date is delayed, the A.S.S people do not entertain that. I mean they tell your free service has been elapsed. Probably you can inform them early that you would not be there in town and would leave it after coming back. I believe you do not have any option but to leave the car for service as per the date.
Any other views/thoughts from the members ?
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Just wondering whether it would be enough to service the car after that... Any opinions?
I would recommend to take the car on/before the due date of 30 Dec. If you look at service manual, it clearly says X months OR Y Kms whichever is earlier. So if you really want to abide by the schedule, you should give it for servicing on 30th only.

Another thing that can be done is to call up service center and ask if it's OK to come in Jan. However the catch in such a case is that you would be talking typically to someone on the front desk and he/she would tell you eg that its OK to come in January, But when you actually go in January and a service adviser is assigned to you - he might tell you that your service is elapsed.

So to avoid unnecessary commotion, get the service done on schedule. I understand your point that may be after clocking a few more Kms( after your long trip ), it might feel better to give the car for service but I feel that it isn't that big an issue.
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Point taken... I think I will take it in before Jan. The good part is that I will, hopefully, have a nicely tuned and serviced car for my long trip.
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Hi Friends of long term ownership,

I am confused of how to measure our selves as long term owners. I see 10k,35k and more are also in this forum. Is it based on the duration or the kms of drive. Just I am going to complete my10k drive of my Ritz in 3 months. So I do get confused of migration or still to be in the test drive and new owners forum.Any one can clarify and clear my doubt.

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Hi Friends of long term ownership,

I am confused of how to measure our selves as long term owners. I see 10k,35k and more are also in this forum. Is it based on the duration or the kms of drive. Just I am going to complete my10k drive of my Ritz in 3 months. So I do get confused of migration or still to be in the test drive and new owners forum.Any one can clarify and clear my doubt.

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Completing 10k, you wouldn't be calling it has test drive neither new owners any more. You would have completed 2 services also by this time. I would suggest jump on to the Long term ownership review section.
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Old 12th December 2009, 19:37   #157
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Cool Update on the headlamps changes

Thanks to @ipai for the place and suggestion to procure the Philips xtreme power bulbs. I got the address perfectly and bought them today.
Got it installed by the local mechanic and its really brighter than the stock headlamps. .
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Pair of bulbs - Rs.800
Fitting charges - Rs.50

Thanks to all of you for the valuable input on the headlamps.

What was interesting when it was fitted was, they removed the headlamp set and inserted the bulb. It was more work for the guy fitting it to remove the whole headlamp assembly itself.
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Got it installed by the local mechanic and its really brighter than the stock headlamps.
How about posting some pics using night shot for benefit of other members?
If 10 is the ideal lighting you would expect out of a headlamp, where would you rate this after the upgrade( on a scale of 1 to 10 ) ?
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How about posting some pics using night shot for benefit of other members?
If 10 is the ideal lighting you would expect out of a headlamp, where would you rate this after the upgrade( on a scale of 1 to 10 ) ?
I would put the pics very soon.
I would rate this as 8/10 . My rating is based on that there is no change in the existing electricals. It is just change in the bulbs.
I have used this inside city, need to test it how will it be on highway.
One more major reason i am happy about the change is because i have done trips with the stock headlamps under extremely bad weather (Extremely heavy rains, Roads under construction, Heavy traffic) and it was really difficult.
I would say, like how it is essential to change the Stock tires for i10's, it is essential to change the headlamp bulbs to atleast philips xtreme power.

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Hi guys, this Saturday i had taken my car to the showroom. I went to the service station reception and to the attending person told that i had a rattle to show, which was unsolved even after complaining during he third service.
They immediately assigned a service consultant but unfortunately it was the same guy who handled my third service(They asked me who had handled the third service and that is why the same person was assigned)

That person had tried selling me a inside door anti-rust coating and was also visibly irritated when i had refused to buy it. Also when i had given feedback that the rattle is persistent during the showroom's service feedback calls, they had made him call me and he seemed irritated then too.

Anyway, on Saturday he came with me for a short drive so that he can inspect the rattle. We took the car on the worst of roads, he also drove, and drove quite rashly, and know what? The rattle doesn't show up!

what could i do? I still described him the problem, and surprisingly he seemed to have seen the issue with other i10s! He was telling that it must be from the steering column and he 'advised' me to continue using the car till it becomes really more! Then he went to ask me whether i had taken extended warranty!? and then as usual tried selling it, dismissing the rattle noise.

I couldn't tell a thing as my car didn't show its rattle! So i said ok i will consider it and came back. Today morning while driving to office it was happily rattling. Speaking of playing hide and seek!
(Yesterday i drove some 50 kms and it hadn't showed up)

Hmmm next time as soon as i hear it i will rush to the showroom and specifically ask for a different consultant.
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Following are some pics taken indicating the above RPM conditions using IDLE. I would request fellow owners to keep an eye on idle RPM and in their vehicle and share their experience on this wrt what I am observing. Please bear with the quality as all are taken from mobile cam.
svaid,I'm not sure of the i10 idle RPM but I have observed similar thing on my i20.
Have been noticing it since 2-3 days,RPM while car is cold is just below 1k.This thing came to my notice when I've just inserted the key & checking for different indicators,handbreaks etc.
Mine is a relatively new i20 with around 400 kms covered.Any ideas why is it so?
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guys, I guess (with a small amount of cold climate driving knowledge I possess) this high rpm is due to the winter.
Actually the engine tries to come upto optimum operating temperature faster, and that results in high idle rpm - this should come down after a minute in winter, and in no time during summer.
In NJ we had to start the car with rpm as high as 1600-1700 and wait for a minute for it to come down under 1000.
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guys, I guess (with a small amount of cold climate driving knowledge I possess) this high rpm is due to the winter.
Actually the engine tries to come upto optimum operating temperature faster, and that results in high idle rpm - this should come down after a minute in winter, and in no time during summer.
In NJ we had to start the car with rpm as high as 1600-1700 and wait for a minute for it to come down under 1000.
@blackasta, I dont deny the role of temperature in RPM variation. However, I have been observing this much before winter did set in( Aug/Sept ). Additionally, this still doesn't explain why idle RPM would hover in excess of 1K after continuous bumper to bumper driving( refer my earlier post ). This leads me to believe that there is some other factor to it as well.
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@blackasta, I dont deny the role of temperature in RPM variation. However, I have been observing this much before winter did set in( Aug/Sept ). Additionally, this still doesn't explain why idle RPM would hover in excess of 1K after continuous bumper to bumper driving( refer my earlier post ). This leads me to believe that there is some other factor to it as well.
Hmm..after continuous bumper to bumper driving my car still hovers around 650-800 rpm. Over 1K seems to be a problem to me. But once my car exhibited similar behavior as yours - but only for 2-3 minutes.
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Do not want to be OT here, you guys can continue discussing about the RPM variation, meanwhile i wanted to mention about my plans to put on seat covers for my i10. I thought let all the information about an i10 be in a single thread so that it becomes completely informative.

So, i am planning to upgrade my OEM seat covers. Inclined on Dolphin Brand(supposedly MGA) seat covers. Look and feel seemed excellent, with good well finished stitches. Doesn't look cheap either.
Material: Leatherite.
Cost : Rs. 6000

Didn't want go far. Went to Konark Car accessories in Koramangala.
Also checked out some seat covers(Fabric as well as PU/Leatherite/ Art Leather) from Elegant Brand at Autoshop, Kormangala. He quoted Rs. 5500-6000.

Any comments/suggestions guys?
(Little bit concerned about the leatherite getting heated during summer. Should i worry or it is manageable?I am inclined on that rather than Fabric)
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