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Old 28th July 2016, 02:32   #106
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Anybody has a IAC valve handy for a Santro Xing? I dont want to go for a new one as of now as it costs about 4.3k. Even a Zip Drive+ part will do. It should not be cracked is the only criteria.

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Old 8th January 2017, 17:41   #107
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Hello,

So i have a small confusion running in my mind. Let me brief the issue first. The issue is as follows - I took delivery of a black figo from cauvery ford mangalore a few weeks back. Now being very cautious and paranoid about not inducing scratches and other unwanted marks i gave my car for two washes (one because i found few oily white spots the next day of delivery another after a 300km long drive, both were provided complimentary) in the ford service center itself and i haven't washed the car at home or anywhere else. Now the issue is that after few days when my car was standing under the sun i was greeted with a huge bundle of visible swirl marks and minute scratches that occur from a bad wash cloth in the bonet area and it is a pain to see them in a brand new car So far my experience with cauvery ford has been great and nothing to complain and they have promptly accepted to resolve the issue and keep the car in their service center on Monday, that would be tomorrow.

Now the confusion- Considering the competency of service center people in this matter Should i accept the solution offered and leave it to them to solve the issue or should i consider some specialized detailing outlet to do the needful ?

Any other suggestions are also welcomed and would be helpful

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Old 8th January 2017, 18:37   #108
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Now the confusion- Considering the competency of service center people in this matter Should i accept the solution offered and leave it to them to solve the issue or should i consider some specialized detailing outlet to do the needful ?
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I'd suggest you to take your car to a detailing specialist like 3M Car Care. Get paint protection done or you could also get their costly PPF installed for peace of mind. Don't expect service center folks to "detail" your car, the chaps at the cleaning bay are least bothered about proper technique to clean a car, so you should be expecting swirls and marks if you get it washed at SVC or any similar washing outlets outside. Look through Team-BHP's Directory to find suitable Car Detailing center in your city.
By the way, congratulations on your new car.

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Dear all, I own a Punto 1.2 2012 model which till April this year, was clocking around 800-1000kms a month. It is in excellent shape, meticulously maintained and has been mostly reliable. No surprises, except sheared engine mount bolts once, due to under torquing. I am very finicky about my rides, and it is always in top mechanical shape and I am a DIY guy too. But, my worry now, maybe unfounded, for the last three months, it runs about 40kms a week, that too, because I take it out over weekends for the runs. You know, just to keep her "fit".

There are no problems as such, but, sudden drop from 1000kms a month to 40/50kms a week, will this cause funny things to happen? Brakes, suspensions, cooling system etc etc are all in top shape, touch-wood, and is there a reason to be worried, that they could degrade with this lesser use? Earlier oil changes used to be at 8000-9000kms , do I need to increase the frequency at say every 5000? Anything else? Or am I just being needlessly worried? Thanks!

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There are no problems as such, but, sudden drop from 1000kms a month to 40/50kms a week, will this cause funny things to happen?
I do not think there is anything to worry about the car except
1. The car gets dusty due to less usage and hence more cleaning is required. 2. The fuel consumption may reduce slightly.

Other than this, there is nothing major to worry about.

On a lighter side, I am worried about the owner of the car. Being car lover(This is proved since you are in Team BHP)Without driving the car, how can the owner be in good healthy condition?
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Hi folks, ran into a tough situation today!
The oil from a 'pickle/aachar' spilled from the box onto my rear seat with fabric seat covers.
While I tried to soak up the oil using tissue papers and pressing them on the seat, but any further ideas for a more thorough cleanup?
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Indica Rear RH panel damaged by football hit (my guess based on ball marks).

Please suggest if this can be repaired from outside by pulling etc. No paint damage at all.

Insurance can also be claimed if needed.
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Pls suggest easiest ways to repair with minimum work in garage.
Please get in touch with Sudhir Gaikwad, details in this thread. (Paintless Dent Removal - Sudhir Gaikwad (Pune))
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Thanks Sukiwa. Got quotes from Sudhir ji, will get it done next week.
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This is in regards to a 2005 Swift 1.3 petrol.

It has run around 53 k kms and runs very less, but used daily. The last service was done around 3 months back and ever since there has been oil on the parking lot floor. I thought it was from the oil sump drain plug and today tried tightening it. It was already tightened and I got a chance to have look at the bottom and it looks like there is quite a bit of oil leak from the head.
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Do let me know if it is a from head gasket from whatever can be seen.
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