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Old 6th April 2011, 16:19   #301
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Though I almost mis-read - "Your pen's mighty fine, so keep it up!" !!!

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Herr Guderian, as if your musings were not a delight already turns out you are a mighty great shot with that lens of yours.

Quite a flair and near excellent marksmanship being displayed in every one of your pics.

The pre dawn Mumbai pics are top notch, but what makes the shots sweeter are the ones detailling your labor over the engine bay and how you go about meticulously over every detail on the Admiral.

Keep it beaming both of you!

Got one word for your posts and thread: Man Damn Awesome! (now that's one word is'nt it?)
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Herr Guderian, as if your musings were not a delight already turns out you are a mighty great shot with that lens of yours.

Quite a flair and near excellent marksmanship being displayed in every one of your pics.

The pre dawn Mumbai pics are top notch, but what makes the shots sweeter are the ones detailling your labor over the engine bay and how you go about meticulously over every detail on the Admiral.

Keep it beaming both of you!

Got one word for your posts and thread: Man Damn Awesome! (now that's one word is'nt it?)
There you go again Mandy - cutting off the blood supply to my head and getting me feel heady and light headed at the same time ! Many thanks for the wonderful words.

But say - I hope you haven't tapped those words with the tongue firmly in cheek, have you ? 'cause everyone else who sees the sorry snaps of mine opines that I have the skills of Salvador Dali on hash !
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But say - I hope you haven't tapped those words with the tongue firmly in cheek, have you ? 'cause everyone else who sees the sorry snaps of mine opines that I have the skills of Salvador Dali on hash !
Not at all, you have my word! But the Dali bit might just be pushing it, even on hash.
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The early morning pictures have an ethereal beauty in them. Kudos.

So you got up at 3:30 a.m. to take a spin around Mumbai? Amazing. Need to do this sometime. This post has woken a long lost habit of mine, which was lying in deep slumber. When I was young, used to get up by 4:00 a.m. to study. However sometimes used to take the cycle or simply walk down the old parts of the city. It is very difficult to describe a city which is about to wake up. The air is chilly, familiar sights, sounds and smells are absent, the pulse is about to set in. There is a calm and freshness in the air.

Nowadays we are too busy for such simple pleasures.
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One will not do. Let me use up the limit of 2 smileys Simply hilarious. You are a riot.

ALTFBF is worth a ponder.
Hey Amit - What's the progress on the ALTFBF ? Should the fund be overflowing and moving from TFort towards TLC - stop at TFort and channel the overflow across to me. Could do with a spare TFort - black, if you please.

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Not at all, you have my word! But the Dali bit might just be pushing it, even on hash.
Hi Mandy, OK - take your word for it and a relief too. Dali ? Yeah, will reconsider that.

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The early morning pictures have an ethereal beauty in them. Kudos.

So you got up at 3:30 a.m. to take a spin around Mumbai? Amazing. Need to do this sometime. This post has woken a long lost habit of mine, which was lying in deep slumber. When I was young, used to get up by 4:00 a.m. to study. However sometimes used to take the cycle or simply walk down the old parts of the city. It is very difficult to describe a city which is about to wake up. The air is chilly, familiar sights, sounds and smells are absent, the pulse is about to set in. There is a calm and freshness in the air.

Nowadays we are too busy for such simple pleasures.
Thanks Dot. I truly enjoy very early morning view of cities - Mumbai/Bangalore especially. It has a eerie feeling and filled with memories then, rather than when it is full of people and traffic. I am filled with nostalgia seeing empty streets, the very same streets where I have had escapades of all kinds in the days gone by. Ahem ! And there are plenty of those streets. And in many cities.
Just love that.

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Dali ? Yeah, will reconsider that.
Kindly do. Your pictures are actually much better in terms of mental stability.
I happened to visit an original Dali exhibition at Philadelphia Museum of Art during spring of 05. Came out in 30 mins, could not tolerate. The man was twisted, I tell you. Or I could not understand a troubled mind. Sorry if this hurts some fans.

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Thanks Dot. I truly enjoy very early morning view of cities - Mumbai/Bangalore especially. It has a eerie feeling and filled with memories then, rather than when it is full of people and traffic. I am filled with nostalgia seeing empty streets, the very same streets where I have had escapades of all kinds in the days gone by. Ahem ! And there are plenty of those streets. And in many cities.
Just love that.
Many escapades in many cities. Wow, some life.

However apart from light hearted comments, I can really bond with the nostalgia part. Empty streets seems to get full with our own memories of near and dear ones who were once together and have walked away from our lives. They seem to tell us the time we had on them and the time that is passing by without realizing it.
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Fleet Admiral Dry Docked ! (Part 1) April 9, 2011

(Two parts because a dull, dry service visit report had to be spiced up with plenty of photos. And two lots of snaps. And also because the Admiral was dry docked twice !)

The Admiral was inching closer and closer to the 5K mark and so today decided to take him and dry dock him by going in for the second service.

And frankly the first two 'services' can't be truly called services as we long suffering 'serviced' customers understand. Both are at best inspection trips and nothing more. Oh yes they give a good wash too. That's it. And Toyota generously calls them the first two of its three free services. When actually the first real service is at the third visit when the oil/filter etc are changed and some real work is carried out.

So Uncle Toyota - can you relook and change your policy ? Please ?

And actually there is no need to visit the ASC upto 10K KMs. Or at best one visit for a check.

But anyway landed up for the 2nd free service. Took an appointment early on in the week. Was asked to berth at 0900 hrs. Sailed in at 0845 hrs. Was in the outer harbour till 0905 hrs. Taken in to the docks at 0910 hrs.

Paper work done.

The Service Advisor allotted to the Admiral was a chap from the good old M & M days - he was a technician then and had received quite a few verbal barrages from me then for shoddy work on the Scorp ! He smiled sheepishly and so did I. Who was more scared of the other was a matter of debate.

Cribbed about a once in a way, low intensity rattling under the chasis, a vague brake pedal squeak, the malformed window beading, asked the rear most seat anchor brackets to be 'steel gripped' so that the seat rattling stops, and in the previous visit had noticed that the Wurth's anti rust was not applied properly. And needed information about the vehicle's alarm impact sensor.

The Service Advisor's eyes were slowly growing round and widening. And he spoke to me in a tremulous voice that for the first time in his service such a large number of issues were being pointed out in a TFort. And all I told him was that there is a huge difference when an owner driver comes in compared to a driver who couldn't care less and knows nothing of/about the vehicle anyway. And he confirmed that only drivers brought in TForts and the relief at that realisation was evident on his face - his bulging eyes went back to its normal level of bulging.

Admiral finally went in & so did I 9.45 am. For a moment my attention wavered on the shop floor and suddenly I found the Admiral missing. Till then it was awaiting a vacant bay. Puzzled, looked around, no go. And then I find Admiral in the line meant for washing. Huh ? I sailed forth behind him.

And the conversation with the Floor Supervisor:

Me: Arrebhai bina kaam kiye gaadi kaise dhone ki line mein ?
FS: Kya maloom !
M: You are supervisor and kya maloom ?
FS: Mai thoda late aya. Gadbad ho gaya.
M: Kaise hua ?
FS after some running around and screaming, came back and : Woh bewakoof floor driver samjha ke gaadi kal ka hai aur washing ke liye daal diya.
M: Aur aapko pata bhi nahin ?
FS: Woh gaadi ekdum saaf tha to woh socha ki washing mein dalna hai.
M (Secretly salaming my GDW): Arre saaf gaadi ko koi washing ke liye dalta hai ?
FS had no answer. I chatted up with him on his procedures and checks etc to satisfy myself. Seemed that Toyota is much better than the rest. But for a few goof ups like this !

Finally Admiral was retrieved from the long washing line and brought back to the dry docks area.

Enough talk - let the photos take over.

Admiral waits to sail onto the shopfloor:
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Nearby the watch dog of the toyota ASC sleeps off the nights exertions:
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The service lounge:
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The service management board which tracks every vehicle at each stage on the shop floor till delivery:
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Say what happened to this gizmo when the Admiral was wrongly pushed into the washing line, I ask you eh ?

Admiral waits for the dry docking post the retrieval:
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And gets his bay around 1025 hrs:
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Gets decked up in his aprons:
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And is hoisted up:
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And has his lungs cleaned - air filter element:
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Gets everything else checked out and complaints 'looked' into.
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Goes out for a trial with me and couple of techies. And as expected the low intensity rattle doesn't come up during trials. The squeaky brake was informed as the sound of the booster. Was asked to try another TFort nearby, which I did and the sound was far worse. And nothing else reportable either.

Back in the washing line. This time for the right reasons:
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Cleaning on - vacuuming, cleaning, plastics wiped clean etc:
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Meanwhile seat anchor being 'Steel Gripped' to prevent seat drumming band from striking up a tune in honour of the Fleet Admiral !
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And the beading also gets due attention - but no cure really !
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And finally Admiral sails into the washing bay:
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I got back to the lounge and got the gatepass etc etc and completed the paper work which took some time as I had nothing to pay - Zero charges and they weren't accepting that on credit card, I guess.

Anyway was out at 1.00 pm.

To the next dry dock.

(To be Continued...)

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That is a detailed service report with snaps. I am sure the service guys must be wondering why is this guy taking so much snaps? Looks like some press guy. We better do our job properly.

By the way has the Got BHP sticker been slightly pulled off from both the top corners or am i mistaken?

No updates on ALTFBF. Waiting for the first contribution to come in. Who would do the honours???
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Nice snaps. Did you notice any difference in the shopfloor in terms of anything compared to Global Gallarie and Toyota?

I mean, more specifically, the quality of the tools and fixtures, the general cleanliness, the competence of assistant mechanics etc.

Do they have a lot of "jugaads" here as well?
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Fleet Admiral Dry Docked ! (Part 2) April 9, 2011

And from the first dry dock Admiral had to sail to the next which is almost couple of nautical miles from the first dock. This is a smaller workshop used by the dealer to fix accessories and minor repairs and parking etc.

The reason for my presence here - and therein lies a tale ! I was pretty annoyed on discovering during the Ist 'service' that the Dealer had carried out a near sham and a patchy job of applying the Wurths anti rust. Raised a hullabloo (though not in the Guava Orchard !). And was promptly assured of a proper job the next time around.

And I wasn't one to forget. Not where Admiral's glory and principles were concerned. And I hate carrying a feeling that I've been gypped.

At the 'chotta' garage:
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Saw a few skeletons - Innovas by George:
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The Admiral being positioned at the IInd dry dock for the day:
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The magic potion being concocted - at least 3 of these bottles:
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Admiral in position - but this would cause some moments of anxiety later on...read on !
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Action begins:
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Spare wheel or stepney lowered for access to the underdeck:
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This is the close up of the stepney hoisting system. Almost like the 12 century mechanism to raise and lower a drawbridge across a fort's moat:
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The tommy enters the mechanism from the aperture at the top of the photograph.

Some clear shots from the rear without the stepney fouling the view !
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Closer - The fuel tank - with the 'Y' sticker on it and the fuel intake hose entering from the blue coloured joint:
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The catalytic converter (CatCon) and parts of the multi link suspension:
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Meanwhile action on - full blast or shall we say full spray ?!!
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And then came the time to lower the Admiral and continue rest of work in the front/rear. That's the time when the hoist jammed !
"Yeh to bar bar hota hai !"
"Hafte mein ek do baar to hota hi hai"
"Nahi hua ek do baar - to humko tension hai...hahaha"

But nevertheless, not withstanding my amused look and wanting to break into loud guffaws, the hoist was hammered into submission and the Admiral slowly lowered:
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And after the inspection and getting few more jabs of spray to what I thought was to my liking I left the place. 1430 hrs.

And finally back at the base port:
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And someone's left me a few souvenirs to mark the visit !
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A few realisations:

- Overall ASC experience seemed to be much better than the other brands - feeling gained from the first and second 'services'. The terminology and methodology of the first two of these here should be changed of course.

- However the diagnostic skills of the mechanics and techies leave much to be desired. I had to point out to them the various stuff that needed to be looked into if some symptom was cropping up or needed a dekko. Better training on trouble shooting is certainly a way forward. Even in Toyota ASCs the typical mentality of 'goli khilana' is present. Though to a much lesser degree.
The technical specilaists are serious and carry an air of 'looking deep into the issue'. For some strange reason or by design - all the tech specialists I interacted here wore glasses and therefore had a very studious look - to comfort the customers with their air of studious purpose ?!! But they need to certainly hone their trouble shooting skills for sure.

- Pretty responsive.

-Solid and much better systems. Though I thought it almost failed on one occasion ! (Why do such things always happen to me ?!!)

- Cheerful smiling chaps, lightens the air to a great degree.

- Clean and neat shopfloor and lounges.

- Overall a good experience !

Admiral now sails on to the next service 5 K nautical miles away.

Land Ahoy !

Ahhh...truly a day well spent.

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@Guderian: Don't you think all that dirt and muck should be washed away before spraying 'Wurth'?

And I am late, I am a silent reader of this wonderful thread since day 1. Wonderful writing skills you got there. I enjoy each and every post of yours, and needless to say, your amazing sense of humour too. Keep it up!
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@Guderian: How much for the Wurth protection?
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Kindly do.

1. Your pictures are actually much better in terms of mental stability.
I happened to visit an original Dali exhibition at Philadelphia Museum of Art during spring of 05. Came out in 30 mins, could not tolerate. The man was twisted, I tell you. Or I could not understand a troubled mind. Sorry if this hurts some fans.



2. Many escapades in many cities. Wow, some life.

3. However apart from light hearted comments, I can really bond with the nostalgia part. Empty streets seems to get full with our own memories of near and dear ones who were once together and have walked away from our lives. They seem to tell us the time we had on them and the time that is passing by without realizing it.
Hey Dot - You know something ?
1. I quite like Dali and his eccentricities. For some reason his work The Persistence of Memory is a favourite and have a book on his works lying somewhere around.

Pity about that Museum of Art in Philly. Did the entry fee sort of keep you starving for a couple of days and hence the annoyance ?!!

3. Well what can I say about empty streets again. Memories !

2. You bet !

And see a Dali in the response above ? That was him.

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That is a detailed service report with snaps. I am sure the service guys must be wondering why is this guy taking so much snaps? Looks like some press guy. We better do our job properly.

By the way has the Got BHP sticker been slightly pulled off from both the top corners or am i mistaken?

No updates on ALTFBF. Waiting for the first contribution to come in. Who would do the honours???
Hi Amit, Thanks.
You are absolutely right on the pix on the shopfloor bit. The security guys on the shopfloor came twice and asked me to shut shop which I finally did in the first dry dock. But I reasoned with them that it was only my vehicle and nothing else. But then 'theek hai' one needs to follow rules of an establishment so I wound up after almost everything was done.

The team BHP sticker was begining to peel off from the edges - so for safety's sake I cut off the edges for it to retain a firm grip.

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Nice snaps. Did you notice any difference in the shopfloor in terms of anything compared to Global Gallarie and Toyota?

I mean, more specifically, the quality of the tools and fixtures, the general cleanliness, the competence of assistant mechanics etc.

Do they have a lot of "jugaads" here as well?
Hi Dev, Thanks.
I think some of the Qs would have been answered by the next post.
But:
1. Toyota seems to be much better - cleanliness, tools and approach to work.
2. Competence & quality of manpower also appears to be better - but as mentioned - skills in specific areas needs to certainly improve. No jugaads seen as such/ as yet.

But then these are early heady days. Lets see how things shape as my time goes by !

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@Guderian: Don't you think all that dirt and muck should be washed away before spraying 'Wurth'?

And I am late, I am a silent reader of this wonderful thread since day 1. Wonderful writing skills you got there. I enjoy each and every post of yours, and needless to say, your amazing sense of humour too. Keep it up!
Hi Driv3r, Thank you very much indeed for those delightful words.

You are absolutely right - that muck etc should be cleaned before the anti rust goes on the metal. You see after the wash at dock 1, I had to almost drive couple of KMs to D2. And it gathered the bit of muck. And in this place they had no washing facility. So had the chaps to clean up with a cloth and then proceed bit by bit.

But then have the warranty card with a 5 year warranty. If I sense any spot going bald - well they'll see me again ! A prospect they dread, I can assure you, after my visit there today.

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@Guderian: How much for the Wurth protection?
Hi Sumit, Originally got it done at the time of the purchase of the TFort at Rs. 6.5K. Much cheaper outside - maybe around 5K.

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