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Old 9th August 2011, 09:38   #301
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Do you have a polymerised wiping cloth for the car? I used to employ it for wiping the car after washing-much better than any chamois leather etc-no water mark at all. Available at any Walmart
Will certainly check, though I am not aware of this product. Thanks for letting me know. Really appreciate.

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Looks like some one is going at full flow. keep us posted with the updates and install progress
Yes sirree, as the great Russell Peters said, that somebody was always me.
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Hi dot,
While you are busy picking up all kinds of electronic mishmash and things that'll go belly up in a few months time in Indian conditions (see how I can raise the hackles of the folks here ? Expecting a huge barrage in return...) here is some advice/tip from a mechanically inclined chap.

Go to a Sears outlet and get:

1. A comprehensive Craftsman Auto Mechanic tool kit. It comes with a lifetime warranty and will serve you well for a lifetime really. Get one with 80-100 pieces. Should cost you in the region of $75-100.

2. Walk around any Sears outlet's Craftsman section you'll find a zillion things to help you mechanically. Magnetic pickups, mechanical flexible grabbers, gloves etc etc & etc.
Have a look:
http://www.craftsman.com/shc/s/s_101...NAL_SORT_ORDER

Also dekho here for mechanic's tool kits which I mentioned in pt 1 above:
Craftsman

I would suggest the 154 pc set which'll cost you about $110 inclusive of taxes.

I have the 83 pc set which is worth its weight in gold.
And alsoMany small things like Screw Out/Bolt Out etc - small nifty pieces which help you remove rusted screws/bolts etc etc. and other small specialised tool items from Craftsman. These are all lifetime products. You'll never regret getting them.

3. A folding lug wrench from Stanley. Should be able to pick it up from Walmart as well.

I can go on and on - just the very thought of them gets me salivating like Pavlov's little dog !

Get them and if you ultimately don't think you need them - I'll pick them off you !
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Go to a Sears outlet and get:
1. A comprehensive Craftsman Auto Mechanic tool kit.
What can I say, the first thing that came to my mind when I visited Autozone or Walmart was, what a nice set of ratchets and screwdrivers; something Guderian would have really loved. Too bad, the mobile phone camera was out of action.
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What can I say, the first thing that came to my mind when I visited Autozone or Walmart was, what a nice set of ratchets and screwdrivers; something Guderian would have really loved. Too bad, the mobile phone camera was out of action.
Ahhh...drool...but I stick only to Craftsman products. And suggest you too do that, should you be picking up anything. And suggest that you pick up something !

Reason I'm recommending Craftsman strongly - it is possibly one of the last companies still manufacturing its products in USA. And therefore the quality is topnotch. Rest including Stanley etc are made in China.

During one of my visits to UK had picked up a great brand - Draper tools...made in China of course...and once when torquing something on the Scorp - the underchasis nuts n bolts - the whole thing just splintered in my hands. Threw the entire set out ! And a double cylinder Draper foot pump splintered under my feet.

Discovered Craftsman and since then stuck to them. Never regretted it. Expensive - but worth it.

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Go to a Sears outlet and get:

1. A comprehensive Craftsman Auto Mechanic tool kit. It comes with a lifetime warranty and will serve you well for a lifetime really. Get one with 80-100 pieces. Should cost you in the region of $75-100.

I would suggest the 154 pc set which'll cost you about $110 inclusive of taxes.

3. A folding lug wrench from Stanley. Should be able to pick it up from Walmart as well.

I can go on and on - just the very thought of them gets me salivating like Pavlov's little dog !
Thanks Mate,for the suggestions. Me too- will pick up these,this time. Have not been into repairing anything-so far-only cleaning up my own act. But then I am a BHPian now-makes a lot of difference.
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And suggest you too do that, should you be picking up anything. And suggest that you pick up something !
Your suggestion is certainly droolworthy. I do have an existing tool set from my last visit which serves most of the time. I am looking for a good ratchet set though.
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So good to be back and drive Scorponok.
Yesterday did a stretch drive to Kaas and Thoseghar falls. We started by 10 a.m. and it took two hours to reach Satara. Roads were fantastic throughout, specially the one to Thoseghar. Kaas was really a drive in the clouds as the place was totally covered in mist and our MID pointed out that outside temperature was 19C. We had rolled down all the windows and driving in a stiff fresh breeze. Return from Kaas started at 3:45p.m and by 6:15 p.m. we were at Tasty Bites in Chandni Chawk eating tangy papri chaat, delicious gulab jamuns and creamy kulfi.

Scorpo was super silent when run in Vtec mode; the LED shows me that Vtec is engaged at light throttle position with RPM at 2k. Speed corresponds to 100 kmph. Another interesting point I noted was even in D mode, sometimes down shifting was occurring at 6-6.5k during overtaking maneuvers. As if the car was reading my mind!

Some pics of the trip.

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The rest of the stash. The scratch remover is pretty poor, Formula1 is a better product. The ELM device (OBD tool) is working fortunately. The sunshade was a gift from company.

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^^ Hey Dot, those are some fantastic pics of scorponok and the lush green landscapes everywhere. I guess the flower carpet at Kaas hasn't bloomed yet.

The last pic contains quite a bit detailing products. Whats that in the orange bottle ?
The Crome monogram and the "SCORPONOK" looks great. Where are you planning this to put up on your boot ?
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The last pic contains quite a bit detailing products. Whats that in the orange bottle ?
The Crome monogram and the "SCORPONOK" looks great. Where are you planning this to put up on your boot ?
Thanks man.
The orange bottle is a polish spray. Not yet sure how effective it is. The thing is I have misplaced my old Turtle polish bottle somewhere..

Right now on tenderhooks regarding monogram placements. It will look really ugly if someone debadges them. Looking for some ideas.
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Right now on tenderhooks regarding monogram placements. It will look really ugly if someone debadges them. Looking for some ideas.
El Dotto !
Welcome back.
Great snaps and everything looks so fresh ! Even Scorp.

Incidentally in the fifth snap Scorp seems to have some ding marks on the right side of rear bumper. What's dot...sorry...that ? Did I miss some event/happening in Scorp's life ?

Secondly the monogram/lettering looks great. I would think a zillion times before sticking it up ! So don't be in a hurry. Some better thought idea may come up to make it pilfer proof.
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Dot Dot ~ D-O-T

Beautiful snaps there, i really wish we came along, but what to do.
I especially loved the beautifully framed shot of Scorpo atop the hill and the lush green surroundings. Fabulous capture that one.

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one word.
Droolworthy!
I especially loved the chrome Scorponok badge. Put that one up ASAP.
Also the air vent, air freshner looks cool. never seen something like that before.
It's great to have you back.
Also looking forward to seeing the stash up close and personal.
Drive Safe!
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Beautiful pictures there dot! Good that you came back and let your feelings out with a long drive in the Scorponok. The snap with the car atop the hill with lush green slopes is classic stuff. Keep them coming.

After seeing your stash, I just want to say this and nothing else - "Scorponok is truly blessed". Would love to see how all those stuff help in maintaining the Scorp. Thanks for the pic buddy.
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Nice pics of a lovely drive! I don;t know why everyone knocks that colour so muc- I think it suits the Civic to a T!
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So good to be back and drive Scorponok.
Yesterday did a stretch drive to Kaas and Thoseghar falls. We started by 10 a.m. and it took two hours to reach Satara. Roads were fantastic throughout, specially the one to Thoseghar. Kaas was really a drive in the clouds as the place was totally covered in mist and our MID pointed out that outside temperature was 19C. We had rolled down all the windows and driving in a stiff fresh breeze. Return from Kaas started at 3:45p.m and by 6:15 p.m. we were at Tasty Bites in Chandni Chawk eating tangy papri chaat, delicious gulab jamuns and creamy kulfi.

Scorpo was super silent when run in Vtec mode; the LED shows me that Vtec is engaged at light throttle position with RPM at 2k. Speed corresponds to 100 kmph. Another interesting point I noted was even in D mode, sometimes down shifting was occurring at 6-6.5k during overtaking maneuvers. As if the car was reading my mind!

Some pics of the trip.

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The rest of the stash. The scratch remover is pretty poor, Formula1 is a better product. The ELM device (OBD tool) is working fortunately. The sunshade was a gift from company.
@Dot - Great pics and not to mention that your Scorponok looked splending in the background. The color is cool dude.
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Incidentally in the fifth snap Scorp seems to have some ding marks on the right side of rear bumper. What's dot...sorry...that ? Did I miss some event/happening in Scorp's life ?
I guess that event even missed me. I find Scorpo with all sorts of strange scratches and marks. At a loss on how these things are cropping up everywhere like chicken pox. Now if Scorpo was a 16 year old budding dame, I could imagine..but that is a pretty distant possibility.

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Beautiful snaps there, i really wish we came along, but what to do.

Also the air vent, air freshner looks cool. never seen something like that before.
Thanks dude. I am indeed impressed that you could spot the air vent refresheners. I thought they were cool. Pretty sure that they will be available here soon.

BTW, I spotted a strangely familiar Civic in Wakad today evening. Any idea how?

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The snap with the car atop the hill with lush green slopes is classic stuff. Keep them coming.

After seeing your stash, I just want to say this and nothing else - "Scorponok is truly blessed". Would love to see how all those stuff help in maintaining the Scorp. Thanks for the pic buddy.
Thanks arvi. The landscape was unreal. We were just lucky to be there.


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@Dot - Great pics and not to mention that your Scorponok looked splending in the background. The color is cool dude.
I am in love with the color. Call it mid life crisis.


Folks,
Went to Alibagh and Nangaon today. Up and down was 260Kms. The road till Pen was terrific, rest of it was terrible. Specially from NH17 junction to Alibagh was really poor. Scorpo didnt budge an inch though, never bottomed out. At Alibagh it was raining heavily and the sea was muddy. Son enjoyed splashing mud at us. Scorpo was pretty muddy at the end of the day too. Another thing noted was the vtec indicator. "Vtec on" at 2.5k RPM corrosponds to 120kmph at 5th gear.

I have placed an intriguing question in the long term Civic thread. I have a feeling that the battery is about to die. Do have a look and let me know, please.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-t...ml#post2476123
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