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Old 24th July 2012, 03:28   #1111
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Does about 250 at the half mark needle. Is that good or bad?

Just spoke with Rishi, he's sold 5 kits today and is running low on stock. Get em while you can!

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Old 24th July 2012, 09:36   #1112
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Co-incidentally I reached half tank (engine switched off n stationary overnight) with 220kms on the distance.

Just to point out.. the needle will fluctuate or move away from its stationary position when the ignition is turned on or with the engine running.
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So Visited Sainath (khar w) to install fog lamps ... but ... changed my mind & installed a pair of projectors (mini cooper style) now waiting to test it when its dark.

One pic (on high Beam )... will post the rest when i get home.

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You serious?? You got the HID's done? How much did you shell out for them?

Btw.. did you get my PM?
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Did you put HIDs on your stock reflectors or proper projectors installed? The lights look too bright. Give us some more pics buddy.
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Did you put HIDs on your stock reflectors or proper projectors installed? The lights look too bright. Give us some more pics buddy.
He said he got the mini cooper style ones, so i'm guessing it's the projectors that come with the mini cooper type projector shroud. Doubt it can be done without projectors for the mini cooper style.

here's a pic of the mini coopers HID shroud

http://www.aj-racing.com/blog/wp-con...ID-500x334.jpg
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Thanks Mate. Those projectors look delicious. Waiting for Ryan to post his pics soon. I am assuming it would be awesome!
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Old 24th July 2012, 22:09   #1118
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yeah! if i knew he had HID on his mind... i reckon i could have saved some for a bit longer and splurged on one myself! Perhaps we could have got a better rate?

Though I still think the BMW angel eye would have suited better than the Mini Coopers bullet effect shroud design..
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Yup the BMW ring would look better , but this has turned out as good, I just saw a XUV with the same type....... does it come by default with the XUV ?

Install took around 4 hrs
Paid 13.5 k
Installed in my current headlamps ... i need to get new ones :( the lens is all scratched !
Reflectors painted Matt black


Got a WP7 phone & i dont have the cable at home to transfer the pics , will need to email the pics access it via my comp and den post here, will do in the morning at work
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Cool. I'll be getting the Depo HL's once the rains are over.. prolly take them to Sainath n get them them done too.

What are the specs of the retrofit you got? Any particular brand?? Did he allow you to customise it with a choice of HID bulbs and shrouds?

From the pics it looks like a 5000K/6000K set
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I got it done from a mechanic on Milan subway. It costed about 4k. Can share contact details if required.
Funkyp, can you please let me know what kind of repair work was carried out for steering oil leak? In case you have pics, can you post them please.

Also, would like to know if this repair work was done on the steering rack or some other part? Can you also list down the parts that you purchased for this repair?

I get a groaning sound when I turn my steering while the car is in idle condition. The sound comes when steering is turned in either directions. I do have steering oil leak problem and am looking for a fix rather than replace the entire assembly which will take me down by almost 17K at HASS.

Anyone from Delhi who got this repair done? I am on the eastern side of Delhi and any good reference for Noida, Ghaziabad or East Delhi will be very helpful.

Cheers.
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Funkyp, can you please let me know what kind of repair work was carried out for steering oil leak? In case you have pics, can you post them please.

Also, would like to know if this repair work was done on the steering rack or some other part? Can you also list down the parts that you purchased for this repair?

I get a groaning sound when I turn my steering while the car is in idle condition. The sound comes when steering is turned in either directions. I do have steering oil leak problem and am looking for a fix rather than replace the entire assembly which will take me down by almost 17K at HASS.

Anyone from Delhi who got this repair done? I am on the eastern side of Delhi and any good reference for Noida, Ghaziabad or East Delhi will be very helpful.

Cheers.
Hi,

Sorry I don't have pics. When I had visited Hass they lifted the car and showed me the oil leak and asked to get it changed. At that point, there was no noise while steering in either direction.

The work was done on the steering rack and involved 'turning' it on a lathe machine. I guess it's similar to skimming the brake disc. Simple consumable parts like oil seals etc were only required. Most of it was down to labour. I will try and fish out the bill and post it.
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Yup the BMW ring would look better , but this has turned out as good, I just saw a XUV with the same type....... does it come by default with the XUV ?

Install took around 4 hrs
Paid 13.5 k
Installed in my current headlamps ... i need to get new ones :( the lens is all scratched !
Reflectors painted Matt black


Got a WP7 phone & i dont have the cable at home to transfer the pics , will need to email the pics access it via my comp and den post here, will do in the morning at work
Will get the Lens/glass/plastic changed next week .
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Will get the Lens/glass/plastic changed next week .
They look pretty rad Ryan! thank for the pics. Let us know the specs later.

btw, is it possible to change only the plastic of the HL's?? I thought you need to change the whole set??


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Funkyp, can you please let me know what kind of repair work was carried out for steering oil leak? In case you have pics, can you post them please.

Also, would like to know if this repair work was done on the steering rack or some other part? Can you also list down the parts that you purchased for this repair?

I get a groaning sound when I turn my steering while the car is in idle condition. The sound comes when steering is turned in either directions. I do have steering oil leak problem and am looking for a fix rather than replace the entire assembly which will take me down by almost 17K at HASS.

Anyone from Delhi who got this repair done? I am on the eastern side of Delhi and any good reference for Noida, Ghaziabad or East Delhi will be very helpful.

Cheers.


@Vivek5870 : The sound you're getting when turning at slow speeds / idle is due to the steering fluid leak itself. You'll also find the steering ever so slightly stiffer if not more to turn about.

Till the time you get the steering leak fixed, make sure to keep topping up the steering oil reservoir with steering fluid. The steering oil should be filled up till the upper level indicated on the reservoir (because oil will keep dripping out causing the level to drop to the lower level quite soon) It should buy you some time, but i'd recommend that you get it fixed asap.

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They look pretty rad Ryan! thank for the pics. Let us know the specs later.

btw, is it possible to change only the plastic of the HL's?? I thought you need to change the whole set??


@Vivek5870 : The sound you're getting when turning at slow speeds / idle is due to the steering fluid leak itself. You'll also find the steering ever so slightly stiffer if not more to turn about.

Till the time you get the steering leak fixed, make sure to keep topping up the steering oil reservoir with steering fluid. The steering oil should be filled up till the upper level indicated on the reservoir (because oil will keep dripping out causing the level to drop to the lower level quite soon) It should buy you some time, but i'd recommend that you get it fixed asap.
Will buy new headlights , cheap ones not denso not stanley something cheaper which i heard is available & use the plastic lens of that, will keep the original reflectors as it will cost again to paint it Matt black.

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