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Old 28th June 2007, 14:47   #91
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Looking good man! The new and improved Dhanno!
And I must say that mechanic is a dedicated man... getting locked in the boot and getting driven around!
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Old 28th June 2007, 15:16   #92
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she looks stunning after the works have you ever thought about a bodykit for Dhanno?

enjoy your ride. take care of her
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Old 29th June 2007, 21:15   #93
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Costs, full list of work done etc, coming up tomorrow!
We are waiting buddy.
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Old 30th June 2007, 02:06   #94
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so you finally found the time to get it done.....damn you are lazy man.last time when i met you 6 months back,you were still contemplating on when to get the work done......
anyway congrats and the car looks good.
god save the people on the road now...especially bikers.
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Old 5th July 2007, 13:30   #95
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Costs, full list of work done etc, coming up tomorrow!
Irags we are eagelerly waiting for the full list of work done and the costs.

BTW, just saw your profile, your the oldest tyre dealer at 63
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Well here is the list of stuff done along with prices of the same:

Two Bumper corners - 2300
Brake Discs - 2400
Spark Plugs (4) - 700
Front Shocks - 3750
Rear Shocks - 3200
Front Shock Mountings - 1600
Tie Rods - 1485
Tie Rod Ends - 925
Grease 1 Kg. - 864
Both Trailing Arms - 5400
Both Drive Shafts - 13500
Engine Flush - 175
Engine Oil - 690
Gear Oil - 362
Clutch, Pressure Plate, Release Bearing - 5400
Two Steering Rubber Boots - 400
Steering Rack Seals/Overhaul/Machining - 3300
Oil & Air Filters - 585
2 ltrs. Coolant - 400
A/C w/Gas change - 1400
A/C Service - 1000
Car Service, Tune up - 650
Exhaust Bushes - 410
Front Suspension Bushing Kit - 375
Front Shock Bush Sleeves - 420
Wiper Blade (Bosch) - 350
Siren - 650
4 Cylinders Decarbonise - 2000
4 Injectors Purge & Calibration - 800
Bonnet Release Cable - 125
Sandpaper, Rubbing & Polishing - 3600
Both Bumpers Painting - 7200
1 Fender Lining - 363
Coolant Expansion Bottle - 210
Purge Blower, Radiator, Heater - 640
Brakes Purge, Refluid - 440
Interior Chemical Cleaning - 2400
3 Belts - 1155
Headlamp Units service - 400
HU service - 585
A/C Motor Bushes - 360
Taxes - 5000+

So the total comes to around 80k+ plus I paid 16k for the tyres and that equals to a bloody fortune!! Safe to say I'm absolutely bankrrupt right now!!!

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Old 5th July 2007, 18:28   #97
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And I must say that mechanic is a dedicated man... getting locked in the boot and getting driven around!
Yup, they are good at what they do!!

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she looks stunning after the works have you ever thought about a bodykit for Dhanno?
Thank you! And no, never thought of a bodykit as that's not my kind of thing. I like to keep her simple on the outside!!

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so you finally found the time to get it done.....damn you are lazy man.last time when i met you 6 months back,you were still contemplating on when to get the work done......
anyway congrats and the car looks good.
god save the people on the road now...especially bikers.
Kya karen man no money!! And yeah the bikers do need to be careful now!!
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Siren - 650
hmm..now this is what I like it.
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Very interesting, informative thread and the car looks really good. Two questions.

1. Looking at the worn-out Energy XM1 tyre in post #1, can we say that this is centre-wear, because we do see some tread left in the shoulders? It is not clear from the picture just how much tread is left. I am comparing this picture to that given in the carbibles website:

Car Bibles : The Wheel and Tyre Bible

See the picture titled "Over-inflation" immediately under the section "Diagnosing problems from tyre wear". Could one possible reason for the observed wear be over-inflation? Other reasons mentioned for centre-wear are: "improper matching of rims and tyres" and "tyres haven't been rotated recently".

2. In post # 35, is that a sidewall bulge in the old Energy XM1 tyre? If so, I am glad that these tyres have been kicked out at least now. About time.

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I don't think it's due to overinflation. the first post clearly shows that the tyres were evenly worn out. Whatever tread visible is only on the shoulders. And shoulders and not really under contact.

Also in post #35 the tyre is worn out unevenly as you mentioned.

Remember that the OHC does have a bigger camber angle under load so that could be one of the reasons. The energy's are assymetrical tyres and coupled to the camber anlgle it is expected for the inner to wear out faster than the outer.

Also he has done more than 50K+ kms on these tyres plus his suspension was shot as well for a few 1000kms so I really doubt you can point it to overinflation.
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Thanks Ishan for the informative prices.

Buttttt Ishan 1.4L plus kms on the engine and you still using mineral oil?
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What nice work complete mechanical overhaul is there any part that has not been serviced or replaced.One could have got a complete course on the mechanicals of a vtec by seeing your cars photos through the thread.Very nicely written and explained I must say. Sure you have spent a good fortune 96 k(you could have got tata's 1 lakh car for that amount) ,when was the last time you serviced your car?Why were the drive shafts replaced you did not mention any trouble on that part.
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Buttttt Ishan 1.4L plus kms on the engine and you still using mineral oil?
Yeah, she's always been running on Mineral Oil, still runs bloody nicely!

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Very nicely written and explained I must say. Sure you have spent a good fortune 96 k(you could have got tata's 1 lakh car for that amount) ,when was the last time you serviced your car?Why were the drive shafts replaced you did not mention any trouble on that part.
Thank you but the 1L car won't even give me a fraction of the car's driving pleasure no would it! And she's serviced regularly, usually every 5-7k.

Drive shafts were replaced because they had worn out & were making the "kat-kat" sound upon taking turns. No other option there.
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Also he has done more than 50K+ kms on these tyres plus his suspension was shot as well for a few 1000kms so I really doubt you can point it to overinflation.
I agree. Once the tyre has been taken to the end of its life, I suppose it can wear out unevenly for any number of reasons. I think if there is a substantial amount of tread left in the shoulders while the centre wears out prematurely (well ahead of the tyre's expected life) then we can suspect overinflation.

Also if the tyres are very wide in relation to the rim width, I think we can expect premature centre wear at normal tyre pressures. If we reduce tyre pressures to compensate for this, we may find that the handling becomes poor and tyre life will again drop due to excessive sidewall deformation.
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So the total comes to around 80k+ plus I paid 16k for the tyres and that equals to a bloody fortune!! Safe to say I'm absolutely bankrrupt right now!!!
I would have chosen the bangkok trip for this money.

But, seriously, i think you can forget about maintanence for the next 3 years at least. Only thing left out was the electricals.

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Two questions.

1. Looking at the worn-out Energy XM1 tyre in post #1, can we say that this is centre-wear, because we do see some tread left in the shoulders? It is not clear from the picture just how much tread is left. I am comparing this picture to that given in the carbibles website:

Car Bibles : The Wheel and Tyre Bible

See the picture titled "Over-inflation" immediately under the section "Diagnosing problems from tyre wear". Could one possible reason for the observed wear be over-inflation? Other reasons mentioned for centre-wear are: "improper matching of rims and tyres" and "tyres haven't been rotated recently".

2. In post # 35, is that a sidewall bulge in the old Energy XM1 tyre? If so, I am glad that these tyres have been kicked out at least now. About time.

I think you should stop nitpicking rks, the tyre has done its duty efficiently for 50k kms, why would anyone want to point out tyre wear now (after 50k kms). i will show you my MRF Zigma CCs (the steel belts are jutting out), they served me well too, but i never enjoyed driving on them.
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