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Old 23rd January 2007, 20:37   #61
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Why Not Sam..! or you simply want to keep it simple
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Old 23rd January 2007, 20:38   #62
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wow, how much will this spa treatment cost you???
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Old 23rd January 2007, 20:44   #63
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Well, it's a bit like ajmat (naughty at forty) said. And mostly because i like clean lines in everything, that are not overly ambitious.

I am not a sports type boy, I drive gently and nicely keeping the car smooth and low-revving. The car looks beautiful like this. I got it like this and have kept the Lancer lovely for 4 years now.

Considering all of this, do you still think I should attach an external body or racing or touring kit?
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Old 23rd January 2007, 20:46   #64
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No Sir...! I think you love it the way it is...! Treat her well...!
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Old 24th January 2007, 13:14   #65
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Seriously - this thread would be good material for a formal Article on 'SPA'ing a car. Can't think of a proper term here.
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Old 24th January 2007, 13:18   #66
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I think a Car-Spa is the perfect term. Rejuvenation, glow, wash, rubdown, cleanse, purge - all the things I assocoate with a spa.

I think I'm gonna patent the term. Car-Spa. Hmmm...
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Old 24th January 2007, 13:36   #67
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Such a nice airy car. Would definitely benefit from the addition of a... sunroof

Go on, pamper her.
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Old 24th January 2007, 14:19   #68
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I think I'm gonna patent the term. Car-Spa. Hmmm...

You mean trademark, don't you?
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Old 24th January 2007, 18:52   #69
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buddys when changing the coolant or flushing and refilling recommend filling it with distilled water and coolant solution since all the damage is happening due to adding water which contains many minerals and bacteria. distilled water bottles are available in all pp and battery shops. if car is in operation in tropical climate use only a half liter of coolant bottle with distilled water. need not add so much of coolant. anti freeze is required in clod areas only. what other additives are added dosent make much difference to us.
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I think I'm gonna patent the term. Car-Spa. Hmmm...
sorry sam, i believe somebody else already uses this term for their car treatments, he charges some obscene ammount to take care of just the body and the interiors. i'll see if i can find a link incase you are feeling extra spendy hehe.
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Old 24th January 2007, 19:40   #71
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Nice goin sam..the car should be purrring once all done...
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The Lancer GLi was not sold in Red and Yellow, only the SLXi.
You mean the SFXi right

Wow Sam congrats for maintaining the car in such a condition in a place like Mumbai for four years :-)

& kudos again for your narration skills as I dont think this very car maintainance activity would have gathered so much public attention if it was some one else.

Waiting for the final report & pics
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I am not a sports type boy, I drive gently and nicely keeping the car smooth and low-revving. The car looks beautiful like this. I got it like this and have kept the Lancer lovely for 4 years now.

Considering all of this, do you still think I should attach an external body or racing or touring kit?
If you are still treating the ladies the same you might as well treat your baby the same.....
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Old 25th January 2007, 16:18   #74
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Update: Engine/radiator flushed, All liquids in car changed. Spark plugs changed.

Have painted silencer black, also painted rear drums black.
Wheels have been washed with wheel cleaner as per rudra's advice.

Car will now go for underbody pressure wash. This is so much funnnnn!

P.S. BIL says, post plugs and mobil 1, it felt like I'd got a new engine in the car. I'm really excited now.

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Old 25th January 2007, 17:07   #75
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Coool Sam. Just the kind of respect & gratitude one needs to show his car for all the safe & comfortable rides that she has given. My car is just about to receive a similar treatment very soon. I am sure your mitsu is loving every minute of it. And yes, keep it simple, your car looks great as it is.

BTW, are the scantily clad women still around ??? i might have a few cars to polish.
cheers
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