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Old 11th August 2014, 20:50   #4291
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The material used is PU leather and the extra padding is done by using high density foam and a thin layer of soft foam on top. I saw them inserting small copper rods(Which was shaped as hook on one side) on either ends for support along with small pieces of flooring material for support ( the one which is used to cover the interior floor) to keep the extra padding shape intact.

I went for PU leather as I am aware of its durability from my previous vehicles. Original leather is way too expensive and out of my reach.
Good work,did you get your steering wrapped too with similar pattern?
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Anyone tried or knows about the Duster wheelcaps? I own the 85 ps RXE i.e. no alloys. I almost hate the OEM wheelcaps. Does these look good? Don't want to compromise on the subtle & butch look though -

http://www.snapdeal.com/product/vhee...caps/212451776
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Old 12th August 2014, 11:00   #4293
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..I own the 85 ps RXE i.e. no alloys. I almost hate the OEM wheelcaps. Does these look good?..

http://www.snapdeal.com/product/vhee...caps/212451776
Pahwa,
I have not tried any wheel caps / different alloys, but I would like to suggest - some thick- 5 or 7 spoke design would look good and even better in spiral-kinda shape.

The options that I see there on snapdeal are not really looking suitable - IMHO.

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Guys,

Couple of quick questions:

1. Does everybody's DTE (Distance to Empty) go blank after 100~kms remaining or so?
--i.e. less than 5~6 litres of diesel remaining in tank?


2. Anybody got any workaround - so it can show more kms - before going blank?

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3. How far have you driven "after" the the DTE goes blank!?

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Note: I do not let fuel go below that point. I do understand that having good quantity of fuel in tank is important to ensure the fuel pump runs well. The above questions are just out of curiosity.

Thanks,

Ace.

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Guys,

Couple of quick questions:

1. Does everybody's DTE (Distance to Empty) go blank after 100~kms remaining or so?
--i.e. less than 5~6 litres of diesel remaining in tank?
This is normal. From earlier discussions I understand there will be 8 liters in the tank when the fuel low light comes up and distance to empty goes blank.
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2. Anybody got any workaround - so it can show more kms - before going blank?
The service associates know the code to bring back the display. But in my opinion it's not worth the trouble. You must fill up asap.
Remember it's a large fuel tank with a large surface area. You don't want air bubbles in the fuel line. I'll recommend to fill up with in the next 30kms.
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Around 20kms
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Good work,did you get your steering wrapped too with similar pattern?
Thanks anilntny, no I did not get my steering wrapped along with the upholstery, but got the steering cover from Renault itself. On checking with the upholstery guys they confirmed that its genuine leather. Since the steering cover had a two tone color which was matching my seats dint bother to change it.

One differentiation between the Renault accessory and the one done by the upholstery is that the accessory is tied with lace and the other is stitched which in my opinion looks much neater.

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1. Does everybody's DTE (Distance to Empty) go blank after 100~kms remaining or so?
--i.e. less than 5~6 litres of diesel remaining in tank?


3. How far have you driven "after" the the DTE goes blank!?
Yes the DTE goes blank once the low fuel indicator lights up. I have driven around 50Km with the low fuel indication on.
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Updated my duster with original renault reverse camera .Unlike models were mirror is placed over existing rear view mirror ,this one replaces the existing rear view mirror.So no need to worry about rattling.This is similar to the ones seen in verna and i20.

Added advantages; day and night mode
2 cm wider view field.
Camera gives decent view even at night and is placed under rear chrome garnish.
Brightness can be adjusted with power switch.

Only down side; screen size and resolution not up to av screens by sony or jvc.
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Updated my duster with original renault reverse camera .Unlike models were mirror is placed over existing rear view mirror ,this one replaces the existing rear view mirror.So no need to worry about rattling.This is similar to the ones seen in verna and i20
How much did it cost? I too recently installed , but since this is a clip on model its rattling heavily. Need to add extra padding. It cost me Rs.5800/- and the dealer promises 1 year replacement warranty.

The cam in my case is fixed on the bumper below the center reverse sensor. This can also play movies and music through USB and SD card.
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Updated my duster with original renault reverse camera .Unlike models were mirror is placed over existing rear view mirror ,this one replaces the existing rear view mirror.So no need to worry about rattling.This is similar to the ones seen in verna and i20.

Added advantages; day and night mode
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Just a query - how does the night dimming facility work - is it as effective as the original mirror?

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How much did it cost? I too recently installed , but since this is a clip on model its rattling heavily. Need to add extra padding. It cost me Rs.5800/- and the dealer promises 1 year replacement warranty.

The cam in my case is fixed on the bumper below the center reverse sensor. This can also play movies and music through USB and SD card.
Hmm. seeing a lot of idols on the dash board. Nice placement.
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How much did it cost?
Cost 12700 Rs. No AV capabilities.

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Just a query - how does the night dimming facility work - is it as effective as the original mirror?
It has photo sensors on both front and back ,it works better than original manual mirror.Even daylight visibility is better than original.I can clearly see face of person sitting in car behind now.

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I could not find the maintenance schedule of Duster in user manual. E.g at what interval which part or filter should be changed (e.g. Diesel filter, timing belt etc.). Can anyone share the details of guide me on this.

Also manual contains a mention of activating speed sensing auto locks (like in Terrano), can it really be activated in Duster? I have not tried yet.

EDIT : asking for 110 RXZ if that makes a difference, thanks
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Old 15th August 2014, 22:07   #4302
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Default Duster - Fender Mirror

I installed a Toyota-type fender mirror.
Works out quite useful to clear the blind spaces in the front left quarter, especially in tight spaces whilst parking.
The Nissan Terrano dealer in the city is also fitting these as an accessory - however, I found those prone to shaking.
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^^ Pardon my ignorance but can you pls explain the exact use of this mirror. Can it be adjusted for different views i.e frontal as well as sideways?
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Finally the AWD , the review by Autocar !

http://www.autocarindia.com/auto-rev...-389891,0.aspx
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I have a 3 month old Duster 85 BHP. Has done around 8500 km until now

I am having a weird issue - occassionally, the gear shift locks when shifting from 1st to 2nd. I have to release the clutch & try again. When I do, it engages quite smoothly. Happens only 1 -> 2 and in no other gear transition. Not reproducible but happens every time I drive. Driver also confirms that it happens to him too.

Any theories on what is happening? Or how to reproduce it for Renault Service? I am very sure that if I am not able to reproduce it, they will just ignore the problem. (They still might even if I can reproduce it but that is a another issue!)
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