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Old 26th August 2013, 15:23   #136
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Hi Sherlocked

The car has completed 122000 + Kms
I make sure that the engine oil, oil filter, air filter and tire alignment is done on every 5k kms completion

So spending around Rs 2k per 5k kms..(includes car washing on same intervals)..
Wow that's cheap and great to know that the car crossed 1L+on the odo and still going strong. How is the engine condition of the car now and also apart from the usual maintainance have you spend any amount on any mechanical component that might have failed during this 1.20L+ journey with your Zen?
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Old 27th August 2013, 10:53   #137
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Wow that's cheap and great to know that the car crossed 1L+on the odo and still going strong. How is the engine condition of the car now and also apart from the usual maintainance have you spend any amount on any mechanical component that might have failed during this 1.20L+ journey with your Zen?
ty ty sir.

Engine condition (tw) is great.. It gives 14kmpl in city with ac on all the time.
Major expenses were:
1. Ac compressor changed (2 years back)
2. Steering rod changed (a few months back)

You can check the complete thread for details..
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ty ty sir.

Engine condition (tw) is great.. It gives 14kmpl in city with ac on all the time.
Major expenses were:
1. Ac compressor changed (2 years back)
2. Steering rod changed (a few months back)

You can check the complete thread for details..

Yes I have read your complete thread (including your humorous travelogue). Its really nice to know that your Zen faced only two major part changes and also the FE of 14 kmpl is phenomenal. Zen is truly a gem of a car and those alloys on your ride looks sweet.
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Old 28th August 2013, 11:37   #139
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Yes I have read your complete thread (including your humorous travelogue). Its really nice to know that your Zen faced only two major part changes and also the FE of 14 kmpl is phenomenal. Zen is truly a gem of a car and those alloys on your ride looks sweet.
Ha ha..thanks a tonn for the kind words

Zen is a weekend drive car now, I have purchased an i10 (http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/showthread.php?t=138725)

Soon I am gonna get seat covers for zen (as the old ones are now removed) and then gotta change the tires and rims..
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Old 10th March 2014, 10:10   #140
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Hi guys,

Got new seat covers for my zen, in black with bucket fit.

Also purchased 175/50/13 Maxxis tires for the zen, just looking for some good 13 inch rim. Cant find a good design :(

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Old 15th March 2014, 23:43   #141
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attaching the pic of seats.

(mods please merge in the last post, if needed)
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Yellow guys !!

After driving Michelin XM1+ for 55k kms (though much tread was still there) I decided to change the tires.

I wanted to upgrade to 175/50/13 tires Maxxis MAZ1. However, due to very limited alloy design in 13 inches, I stopped my self to stick to my old 12 inch rim.

So, I got 155/70/12 Maxxis (same tires size as my earlier Michelins)

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Always loved white lettered tires

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Old 22nd April 2014, 12:22   #143
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Installed a steering wheel

and flippy key yesterday..
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Old 5th May 2014, 09:08   #144
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Hola..

Got the clutch set replaced this Saturday. Installed an "Exedy" clutch.

Car runs smooth now. Also serviced the gearbox...

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nick17s, appreciate you for keeping this thread alive with regular updates
I'm an ex owner of Zen and hence couldn't resist writing.
You could have checked Veloche alloys in 13", they had some pretty good designs when I upgraded, attached are the few pics of my car.
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nick17s, appreciate you for keeping this thread alive with regular updates
I'm an ex owner of Zen and hence couldn't resist writing.
You could have checked Veloche alloys in 13", they had some pretty good designs when I upgraded, attached are the few pics of my car.
Thanks brother

I looked for some alloys brands like Plati, Prestige, because I could not find Veloche here :(

Neway posting a few random pics of my zen after a wash.

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Pic of my zen and i10
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Some better quality pics !!
Nice modifications. Basic yet tasteful. If you don't mind can you kindly tell me how much your car costed initially?
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Nice modifications. Basic yet tasteful. If you don't mind can you kindly tell me how much your car costed initially?
Thanks a lott brother

this is a 2004 model zen, purchased in 2006 from True Value at 2.65
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Thanks a lott brother

this is a 2004 model zen, purchased in 2006 from True Value at 2.65
Thanks brother but recently my uncle bought an Mpfi Zen for Rs.60,000 from a direct seller recently. I'm planning to buy it from him and modify it. Can anyone advise me:
1. Where to get a free flow exhaust system in Kolkata?
2. Whether to get a conical filter or a cold air intake for better low end torque?
3. Is it true that better breathing might improve fuel efficiency?
4. Are these street legal?
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Thanks brother but recently my uncle bought an Mpfi Zen for Rs.60,000 from a direct seller recently. I'm planning to buy it from him and modify it. Can anyone advise me:
1. Where to get a free flow exhaust system in Kolkata?
2. Whether to get a conical filter or a cold air intake for better low end torque?
3. Is it true that better breathing might improve fuel efficiency?
4. Are these street legal?
Zen is a good car.

Check the forum below to know more details on Zen modifications.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...thread-67.html (The Zen Modifications Thread)
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