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Old 23rd January 2007, 18:07   #46
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BTW do cars really need service or is it just a money makig racket? I've got 2 differing views. A friend who worked for Nissan in Smyrna TN said "not really" once every 30k miles is ok, another who worked for Porsche in Zuffenhausen said "yes, regularly". The former was an engineer the later was a female test driver!
Is it just me,....the mentioned of a female test driver is one of things that makes me go HMMMMMmmmmm!! In more ways than One.

Probably got enough content to start a thread by itself, as the world of auto-enthusiasts is so full of guys,..a mention of one from the other sex is truely challenging & inspiring in a totally new light !! What say Cheers !
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Old 23rd January 2007, 18:07   #47
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Good sense of humour Sam.... We're waiting for 29th to come. Until then I feel this thread is gonna be dry and once you are there u r gonna make it all wet with oils, so many u've bought..... :-)
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Old 23rd January 2007, 18:19   #48
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hi guys!
congrats to Sam and the Spa treatment for his car.
Just would like to add my 50paise bit.
Saw some imported car cleaning and polishing stuff available at the Hypercity Mall at Malad. All reputed brands.interesting collection.
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Old 23rd January 2007, 18:41   #49
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Sam, is it just incidental that the Lancer is getting special treatment
To tell you the truth, the Verna arrives in 4 days. And I want the lancer to be so beautiful, that the Verna gets a complex

One more thing, I contemplated for a while. I was going to splurge on alloy wheels for the verna, but realised that my "special" ride was the Lancer. When I have a special ride, why would I spend on the verna, which is my daily horse to work?

So the alloy wheel money will go into beautifying this:


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hi sam where r u getting the 3m polish from
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hi sam where r u getting the 3m polish from
Actually, I have this number for 3M, try it, ask them, I think this is the number for the 3M detailing guys
+91-9892293624
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Good work Sam! Seems like the Lancer is finally getting its due from the ICE-VICE guy Good Luck with the spa-treatment results!

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Unfortunately I have no JBL tissue boxes or car fresheners left. Some of you fellows got 2 or 3. Does anyone have one they can send to me?
Well I have just put a new freshener in my car & can see two more lying on my table!! You want one Sam?
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Sam actually on the team-bhp index I read it as ,
Sam's 4 year old Lancer gets spoiled.......

and I thought this thread was to help you from this predicament but opened the thread and what a suprise..


Fantastic work, a few more of these spa treaments for your car and I see you posting on team-bhp along with psycho,sideways and the rest.
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Sam the pics are really nice. A few things from the pic. Do you like the chrome grill? i prefer the body coloured one.

Then you could add the chrome tip to the exhaust silencer costs Rs.500. Also if you look down at the silencer you will notice rust. It's a black painted silencer but over time turns brown and begins to rust. I generally get it painted every once in a while.
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BTW do cars really need service or is it just a money makig racket? I've got 2 differing views. A friend who worked for Nissan in Smyrna TN said "not really" once every 30k miles is ok, another who worked for Porsche in Zuffenhausen said "yes, regularly". The former was an engineer the later was a female test driver!
actualy, i think the answers were different baceuse in the us, servicing a car means so give it a treatment simlar to what sam is doing now, that can be extended quite a while but the other person might be reffering to just changing the oil and some other small things.
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Also Sam just noticed your door handles & mirrors are black. Please get them painted in the body colour & it'll look much nicer since they stand out like a sore right now!

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Oh GOD Ishan!!

I hate the lancer that looks like it's fallen into a tub of red paint. The Lancer GLi was not sold in Red and Yellow, only the SLXi.

I therefore had a custom built lancer GLi, with the addition of power windows and steering and central locking. I specifically requested for black handles and mirrors.
If you look at it correctly, the lancer has better defined body lines as the black handles and mirror break the red monotony. That's why most people think my lancer has better poise, not realising that you don't normally get red lancers with black handles. At the time of purchase, mine was the only red lancer in India with black handles/mirrors and no spoiler.

And all you have to say to that is, get the handles painted red????? Laanat on top of you!!
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Add a Spoiler and Underbody Skirting..!
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Also if you look down at the silencer....

....I generally get it painted every once in a while.
Excellent suggestion. Will paint the silencer black. Thanks.

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Add a Spoiler and Underbody Skirting..!
NOOO!!!
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Add a Spoiler and Underbody Skirting..!
He likes 'em unclothed
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