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Old 6th March 2014, 12:15   #6916
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Go for it. My car has done 34K, but I want to give it another 5K before I change. I will mostly look to go for bridgestone, because of my liking to them in the Fiesta.
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Time to upgrade the tyres? Done 32k kms. Attachment 1215762

Upgraded to 195/60/15 Michelin 3ST and they are dream tyres!
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One of my friends vento has fumes (probably exhaust or blow by) coming out of his dip stick when idling. Can someone let me know if this is normal? he just finished his 2nd service and did not report anything unusual by the SA.
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Go for it. My car has done 34K, but I want to give it another 5K before I change. I will mostly look to go for bridgestone, because of my liking to them in the Fiesta.
I have had one tyre burst when it hit a pothole, so a little paranoid. Will probably change in the next couple of weeks.

Would go for Bridgestone as its pretty popular amongst Vento owners here, but no upsize available.
In the 195/60/15 profile only Michelin/CT and Yoko available.
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Upgraded to 195/60/15 Michelin 3ST and they are dream tyres!
Is it? Was reading the Vento tyre thread, the profile is the most popular upsize choice but never read about the Michelin set, only Yoko and CT, out of which Yoko are the better ones but with not much improvement to the ride quality. Are you using Michelins?
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I just recently had a major accident with my vento. It got smashed by a truck on the highway. The entire front bumper got blown away with the truck. Front grill was broken, dent to one side. Just dropped it off at Frontier body shop. Entire damage came out to be around 70k. The thing is I was informed that VW is making its money only through denting and painting. Really disappointed with VW. Oh well time to loose NCB and wait at least a week without a car. I have heard plenty such VW horror stories. I think we should stay away from all new brands in India. Plan to get it repaired and sell it off.
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I have done around ~32 K KM in my Vento TDI. Last week heard a squeaky noise from front wheel. Looks like time to replace the break pads. Had completed 2nd service December first week.

SA did not say anything and am not impressed by VW Whitefield. There are few good SA but few act like morons.

I also did observe vibrations during breaking on highway trip in Feb 1st week. Is it due to breakpads wear & tear?

Spoke to Bosch service center he claimed 3K + labor. Is it norm?

Please let me know how much does it cost to replace the breakpads & is it common that you have to replace them @ 32 K Kms.

Would greatly appreciate any inputs as I plan to replace them some time this week.
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I have done around ~32 K KM in my Vento TDI. Last week heard a squeaky noise from front wheel. Looks like time to replace the break pads. Had completed 2nd service December first week.

SA did not say anything and am not impressed by VW Whitefield. There are few good SA but few act like morons.

I also did observe vibrations during breaking on highway trip in Feb 1st week. Is it due to breakpads wear & tear?

Spoke to Bosch service center he claimed 3K + labor. Is it norm?

Please let me know how much does it cost to replace the breakpads & is it common that you have to replace them @ 32 K Kms.

Would greatly appreciate any inputs as I plan to replace them some time this week.
Yes it is normal around 30k for the pads to be replaced, if you ignore it They wear out and start cutting the disc. I learnt it the hard way, had to get both the discs and pads replaced at 31k, cost around 8k. Would suggest you get it done ASAP to avoid damage to the disc and loss to breaking.
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One of my friends vento has fumes (probably exhaust or blow by) coming out of his dip stick when idling. Can someone let me know if this is normal? he just finished his 2nd service and did not report anything unusual by the SA.
You mean when the dipstick is opened right?

Its Blowby. If its a petrol engine, its not normal. It means the crankcase ventilation aint working properly. Crankcase is supposed to have a very small -ve pressure. Nothing is supposed to come out.
Its not a big deal. But it leads to engine oil deterioration.

Not entirely sure about a diesel though.
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I am thinking of replacing my smaller spare wheel, with full size ( i am running on 195/60 P3ST) OEM alloy. This would address requirement to do second time swapping of wheels, if there is any puncture and restriction to drive below 80KMs with spare wheel.

Any suggestion/thoughts?
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I am thinking of replacing my smaller spare wheel, with full size ( i am running on 195/60 P3ST) OEM alloy. This would address requirement to do second time swapping of wheels, if there is any puncture and restriction to drive below 80KMs with spare wheel.

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Before spending your money, just think how many times, you may get puncture (if you are in city, chances are less compared to village roads). In last 9 years, i only got 3 punctures (out of that 2 are when my tires were about to replace)
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The only Linea vs Vento thread on the forum is closed, so I am posting my query on this thread.

I was fixated on the Linea T Jet and had nearly decided to go in for the Emotion variant of the 2014 facelift.

I have now been offered hefty concession on the Vento Petrol 1.6 Highline, making it available to be for nearly 50 K cheaper than the Linea.

I would call myself a practical driver, and not an enthusiast. But I definitely would like better comfort and driving ergonomics, which from the information that I have gained is better in a Vento.

I request advice from those who have experienced both the options.
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Before spending your money, just think how many times, you may get puncture (if you are in city, chances are less compared to village roads). In last 9 years, i only got 3 punctures (out of that 2 are when my tires were about to replace)
Thanks Ambadan.
Makes sense, in last 14+ years, I had only 4 puncture and in last 4 years I didn't had any. Agree with you, not worth to spend money on spare alloy and tyre.
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You mean when the dipstick is opened right?

Its Blowby. If its a petrol engine, its not normal. It means the crankcase ventilation aint working properly. Crankcase is supposed to have a very small -ve pressure. Nothing is supposed to come out.
Its not a big deal. But it leads to engine oil deterioration.

Not entirely sure about a diesel though.
Yes, the fumes are coming from dipstick and it is a diesel engine. The SA is saying it is normal for all cars, however I am not convinced. To me it looks like infamous injector issue on Vento.

Has anyone noticed this in their vento TDI?

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I was fixated on the Linea T Jet and had nearly decided to go in for the Emotion variant of the 2014 facelift.
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I request advice from those who have experienced both the options.
As a Vento owner myself, it is a no-brainer: get the TJET . It is an *insane* car in terms of pickup and performance with a slight edge in the ride/handling department as well over the VW.

You are right about the interior ergonomics being somewhat messed up, but this is not a dealbreaker in my opinion. The reason you are being offered a hefty discount on the Vento petrol highline may be because they are rumoured to be phasing out this engine completely (already happened on the AT variant) in favour of the 1.2 TSI which is a superior performer.
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Well i have been facing this strange issue on my year old Vento and it crops up occasionally. I have this problem only when shifting gears to either first or reverse which entails the same action.

So to put into first gear the first movement is left then forward. The left works properly but the issue is in the forward action. The gear stick stops in between the final position of the first gear and the initial position reached after the left and on depressing, clutch gives a loud painful grrrrrrr sound.

The solution is go back to neutral and try a couple of times and it then slots into first gear properly. This "in-between" position is a pain and i have tried applying a bit of pressure to move the gear stick forward to slot into first properly but the stick does not budge and seems stuck. I have stopped applying pressure in the fear of damaging some other component and just revert to neutral and try again. I don't face this issue on any of the other gears than 1st and reverse.

Any idea why this must be happening. Car is due for servicing in a month's time.
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