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Old 17th November 2011, 02:48   #181
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Got my silver Vento TDI delivered a week ago. Had a couple of niggles and wanted to know if I'm doing things right.

- After I have reversed the car, I'm finding it extremely difficult to bring the lever back to the neutral position. This is what I do - Depress the stick shift and go to the R position, take my hand off the shifter and reverse the car. Once I have gotten the car to the position that I need, I depress the shifter again and try moving it to neutral. It takes me several attempts and "some" pressure to get it back to neutral. I'm sure I'm not doing something right. Some pointers would be great.
No need to depress the gear stalk when you are reverting back from the reverse gear - once you have pressed the clutch , just pull the gear stalk towards the neutral position . The force has to be purely horizontal , take it out of your mind that you had to depress the the stalk while engaging the reverse
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Having recently activated the auto unlock fucntion which activates on taking out the keys from the ignition slot I noticed that the unlock function only works when the locks get armed due to the speed of the car crossing the threshold of 15 kmph - it does not unlock when the lock is armed by manually pressing the switch on the driver's side door .
Can anyone please confirm this ?

Further, all the locks get unarmed when any of the four doors are opened (from inside) once this feature is enabled

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I finally got the AC filter changed when I went for my first service. And yes, the filter was the problem. Now it gets quite chilly even at 22. In case the car has done only a few thousand Kms since the filter was last replaced, then you can explore the option of just getting it cleaned instead of replacing it.
Basically, when the filter gets clogged the cooling itself is not affected but the air flow reduces. In addition to reducing the overall effectiveness of the AC, this can also lead to the blower making much more noise than usual.
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Got my silver Vento TDI delivered a week ago. Had a couple of niggles and wanted to know if I'm doing things right.

- After I have reversed the car, I'm finding it extremely difficult to bring the lever back to the neutral position. This is what I do - Depress the stick shift and go to the R position, take my hand off the shifter and reverse the car. Once I have gotten the car to the position that I need, I depress the shifter again and try moving it to neutral. It takes me several attempts and "some" pressure to get it back to neutral. I'm sure I'm not doing something right. Some pointers would be great.
I have a similar problem on my new Vento. You can follow my updates on the vento review thread. http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offici...eview-236.html (Volkswagen Vento : Test Drive & Review)
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Since "Bengalaru" enjoys nearly air conditioned weather , possibly Ventos ACs are detuned for you guys I moved from a Swift to a Vento , have had no reason for any complaint with the ACC in the Mumbai summers
I agree with souravc. I moved from swift to vento and have absolutely no complaints about the ACC. Infact, me and my family felt very comfortable inside on long drives to kerala.

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Thanks. If I engage this button, everyone can use the windows normally. It doesnt lock !
Its acting like a dummy switch.
It affects only the back door windows. This is with perspective of child safety. Usually, the law prevents kids on the front seat. Hence a child lock for doors at back and disabling power windows for them is perfect. In our country, we are the law...so it doesnt help.

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I don't know if anyone noticed this but the two cup holders below the AC controls have a supporter which can be flipped open to provide support so that the contents don't spill while braking.
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I finally got the AC filter changed when I went for my first service. And yes, the filter was the problem. Now it gets quite chilly even at 22. In case the car has done only a few thousand Kms since the filter was last replaced, then you can explore the option of just getting it cleaned instead of replacing it.
Basically, when the filter gets clogged the cooling itself is not affected but the air flow reduces. In addition to reducing the overall effectiveness of the AC, this can also lead to the blower making much more noise than usual.
I agree and when we talk about a service interval of 15,000 km - these are some of the things that one has to be watchful about . AC filter, air filter , oil filter given that India is much more dusty and oil quality is much more suspect than that in Europe or US . In case of any noticeable dip in performance its always good to pay a visit to the workshop.

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I don't know if anyone noticed this but the two cup holders below the AC controls have a supporter which can be flipped open to provide support so that the contents don't spill while braking.
True . When its flipped open it becomes a glass / bottle holder , it took me a few weeks to figure that out .
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During my 15k service they replaced the fuel filter as well. According to the service manual, you need to replace the filter only after 30k. But it seems, Volkswagen has made changing the fuel filter at every service a mandatory requirement.
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During my 15k service they replaced the fuel filter as well. According to the service manual, you need to replace the filter only after 30k. But it seems, Volkswagen has made changing the fuel filter at every service a mandatory requirement.
Haven't checked the manual but given that the Indian fuel quality is not as good as that in Europe and that the manual is not custom made for India ( a moronic decision by VW ) I would be more comfortable with changing the oil filter at shorter intervals of 15k kms - it cost around Rs 350 which is peanuts ! Did you check the engine oil thats drained out at 15k kms , the black colour would have convinced you that oil filter change even at 10k kms would have been better
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Haven't checked the manual but given that the Indian fuel quality is not as good as that in Europe and that the manual is not custom made for India ( a moronic decision by VW ) I would be more comfortable with changing the oil filter at shorter intervals of 15k kms - it cost around Rs 350 which is peanuts ! Did you check the engine oil thats drained out at 15k kms , the black colour would have convinced you that oil filter change even at 10k kms would have been better
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Yes, agree with that. Though the cost of the filter for the diesel version is around Rs 1500/-
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Yes, agree with that. Though the cost of the filter for the diesel version is around Rs 1500/-
Disagree , the cost of the oil filter is around Rs 350 /- - I have a tdi and got my first service done last month. Please refer to the link to evilshantanu's thread where he has scanned his bill http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...service-2.html
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Disagree , the cost of the oil filter is around Rs 350 /- [/url]
Hi, I was talking about the fuel filter and not the oil filter. The bill attached in the link provides the cost of the oil filter and not the fuel filter. I dont have my bill with me at the moment. But will try and scan it and post it here.
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Hi, I was talking about the fuel filter and not the oil filter. The bill attached in the link provides the cost of the oil filter and not the fuel filter. I dont have my bill with me at the moment. But will try and scan it and post it here.
Sorry , I got mixed up . Fuel filter was not replaced during my TDi first service , I don't remember seeing any fuel filter replacement in the first service reports of any of the TBHP Vento TDI owners. A component costing 1400/- out of a total bill of 9000/- ( which includes around 5000/- for engine oil) would have caught my attention
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Sorry , I got mixed up . Fuel filter was not replaced during my TDi first service , I don't remember seeing any fuel filter replacement in the first service reports of any of the TBHP Vento TDI owners. A component costing 1400/- out of a total bill of 9000/- ( which includes around 5000/- for engine oil) would have caught my attention
Yes, initially they didn't replace the fuel filter. The service manual lists this change at 30000 km intervals. However, the user manual does say it's better to change the fuel filter in countries where the diesel quality is suspect. As soon as I took the car for service, the KSM Nerul guys told me that VW has made changing the fuel filter a mandatory requirement at 15k intervals. I don't know for sure whether it is a VW requirement or whether KSM has come up with this requirement to make some extra buck. But as u rightly said earlier, considering the varying quality of diesel in our country even I would feel better changing it. But now your bill will be closer to Rs 11k.
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I dont mean any offense to you, but doesn't VW know about the quality of Indian fuel when they decided on the 30k kms replacement interval for the fuel filter? This looks to me like the dealer making a quick buck here.

I suggest that you stick only to manufacturer recommended service intervals for parts replacement.

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As soon as I took the car for service, the KSM Nerul guys told me that VW has made changing the fuel filter a mandatory requirement at 15k intervals. I don't know for sure whether it is a VW requirement or whether KSM has come up with this requirement to make some extra buck.
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