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Old 19th July 2007, 01:09   #31
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The towing was obviously not included in the bill since they would have had to drive back even if they could not attend to the breakdown. So, literally it was a free tow. This only enhanced their reputation, IMO & Maruti are very clever in that aspect.
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Oh Man!
Just saw this thread and what the hell!! You've been thru!!!

I can see that you drive every now and then to Neyyar dam. Next time, stroll around at SHANKUMUGAM beach. But I heard it vanished too!
And you fall asleep everytime you go to a beach! LOL.

Anyway, glad to know that the outcome of your experience was not as scary as the title.

It's time you get a vehicle with some good gearshifts. Yes, like you said; Joystick kind. Ambassador, some lot of Indica, Safari etc.. Comes to mind. What say?
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Old 19th July 2007, 09:02   #33
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200 rupees for towing a vehicle 40 kms (80 both way drive) and then fixing up a gearbox join, all for only 200 bucks?!!! You sure those guys were not doping when they made the bill? I mean being a sunday and a holiday for them, you never know
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The towing was obviously not included in the bill since they would have had to drive back even if they could not attend to the breakdown. So, literally it was a free tow. This only enhanced their reputation, IMO & Maruti are very clever in that aspect.
They didn't literally tow the vehicle.

As i mentioned in the first post. The car was 'fixed' into second gear, and given throughout in second to the service centre.
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Old 19th July 2007, 09:06   #34
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For all those who asked about the bill. Here are the details.

Replaced extension tie rod- Rs. 105 (part)+ Rs. 150 (labour)
Bush- Rs. 2.54
Brake bleeding done- Rs. 0.00
Total (with tax)- Rs. 289


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And you fall asleep everytime you go to a beach! LOL.
Zak ji...
Not fair! I wasn't sleeping during the ponmudi meet, and you didn't turn up!
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Old 24th July 2007, 10:53   #35
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Crazy Driver, heard about this from Xinome the other day, when we met at CCD...

good that things worked fine in the end...Maruti *** rocks...and for a Fiat customer like me, this is heaven...
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Basil !! It was me who told you about this . Not XInome !!!
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Old 24th July 2007, 18:11   #37
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Basil !! It was me who told you about this . Not XInome !!!
Oh then you were Mistaken for Xinome

Ok, sorry. Could not resist that one.
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Oh then you were Mistaken for Xinome

Hey basil, found the alloy nuts you were looking for?

Mistaken: what about placements?
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Zak ji...
Not fair! I wasn't sleeping during the ponmudi meet, and you didn't turn up!
Mone!! I said BEACH! You fall asleep when you go to a Beach!
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Mone!! I said BEACH! You fall asleep when you go to a Beach!
Forgot to ask, you were supposed to pick up a Swift DDiS, right?
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god mistaking the mistaken_guy for xinome... all talking about nuts...god this is gettiing no better...

right mistaken, it was you who told us abt the gear shift...

No, havnt found my nuts yet...thread moved to tyre and alloys section...zak hopes to find a permanent soulition for this one...me too
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god mistaking the mistaken_guy for xinome... all talking about nuts...god this is gettiing no better...

right mistaken, it was you who told us abt the gear shift...

No, havnt found my nuts yet...thread moved to tyre and alloys section...zak hopes to find a permanent soulition for this one...me too

Sorry basil.. the note about the 'nuts' was a lil funny.. (no offense meant)
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Sorry basil.. the note about the 'nuts' was a lil funny.. (no offense meant)
None taken mate...but me still missing my nuts...
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basil heard you where in EKM this weekend but sadly zak was here down TVM - so any luck with your nuts!

PS : this thread is all over the place now

@CRAZY DRIVER : hope next time we go to the hills you dont pull out my gear lever from the car, my heart will lose it's beat.

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Forgot to ask, you were supposed to pick up a Swift DDiS, right?
he already did check out his 48 hours thread
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/buckle...pend-than.html

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@xinome..what happenend with the red and white Phantom..any pics...pls post...

My nut problem is solved for the moment...I hve decided to switch back to the stck wheels...also getting my car painted at trivandrum TVS...they have always given me quality service, though the service center looks crappy...the whole thing is gonna cost me 28k to 30k...
the tyres on the stock rims are almost worn out, so thats gonna cost more... anyways, hoping to mak my car a bit safer this way..
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