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Old 22nd November 2012, 01:31   #1396
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Picked up my baby !! Finally after a good 11 days she's back and the initial feedback is nice & zippy.

Steering feels good & tight. Shocks seem to have suddenly come back to life.. i guess getting them serviced made a difference, but considering the front suspension got a major rebuild.. it is to be expected i guess. None of the jarring, shuddering or lateral movements comes through anymore as they used to before.

More importantly, the accelerator response is fantastic.. probably down to getting the throttle body/injectors cleaned. The new clutch & cable has eliminated the notchy feel but will probably take time to wear in and smoothen out further. The brakes take a bit of time to bite but that's probably down to the new pads taking time to scrub in. Overall, I enjoyed the drive back home. Now i need to take it on a decent highway run & see how it responds.

BTW.. my front OEM Clarion coaxials gave up the ghost. So i picked up a pair of Powerbass S-522 full range coaxials as replacement. Pretty impressed with the SQ, though i wouldn't say they are anything near top class.. they're pretty good step up from stock OEM stuff. I guess if i playback some high quality mp3's the SQ will be pretty much par for the course.

So for the remaining expenses:
Final Painting cost : 5500/-
Mechanic's labour : 5000/- (though he charged me just 4750.. i rounded it off)
Powerbass S522 : 1200 (including installation)

Pending:
1. New Headlight Bulbs -- was thinking 100/90 Philips Essential Vision (any recommendations?? The current Rally 130w are a bit too hot i feel for the lights.. dont want to risk destroying the new Depos)
2. Interior Shampoo/Cleaning/Polishing... Can anyone suggest where i can get this done in mumbai ?? I have fabric seats and side panel textures.. not leather.. so they're quite soiled n dirty after being to the service n back. I need to get them shampooed /vaccumed etc.. but have never got them done before as they were laminated with plastic which i removed a while back (BIG MISTAKE!).. any car interior cleaning suggestion would be helpful!
Must be giving that new car satisfaction after all that been done. What are the stock headlamps that come with the car. Also when you say suspension serviced, what exactly do they do.
For interior shampoo/cleaning you could check at 3m car detailing at lokhandwala , laxmi industrial estate. They have a good setup with a visitors lounge where you can see the car being washed. Alternatively you could head to Milan subway at santacruz and ask any shop there. They send over the cleaners who do almost everything. All you have to provide is a electrical plug point.
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Old 25th November 2012, 22:24   #1397
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Guys that Khar-khar sound was of a faulty alternator bearing. The original one was of Tashi which I replaced with FAG one.
Also front bearing were replaced with same OE (NTN) brand, now car moving smooth and noise free.
The alternator bearing (size - 44 x 14) - INR 100/-
Front bearing (didn't see size) - INR 890/- each
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Does anyone know whether the O2 sensor in NHC is same as in OHC. Also can any one help in locating the O2 in NHC, where exactly is it located ? Does NHC has two (primary & Secondary) O2 sensors ?
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Hello friends ! So much info on this thread and it's a joy reading everyone's reviews and repair / modification work !

My car has gone for sequential CNG today and will be back tomorrow, will update all how it goes with a detailed review. Just yesterday being a Sunday I cleaned the k&n filter cone & recharged , had kgs of black dust , the driver took the car after that so not sure if there was any difference.

Waiting to enjoy the CNG low cost unlimited driving pleasure
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Hello friends ! So much info on this thread and it's a joy reading everyone's reviews and repair / modification work !

My car has gone for sequential CNG today and will be back tomorrow, will update all how it goes with a detailed review. Just yesterday being a Sunday I cleaned the k&n filter cone & recharged , had kgs of black dust , the driver took the car after that so not sure if there was any difference.

Waiting to enjoy the CNG low cost unlimited driving pleasure
How far can you travel with one filling of CNG?
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Old 27th November 2012, 10:24   #1401
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Any Idea what is this marked part in OHC , I have slight water sweapage through this

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My brothers NHC has even worse water sweapage through this, The boot floor got rusted

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Any possible solution to fix the rust in the boot floor ?
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Yup,he must have used the entire set.
Visually,your car looks like a 1.5 only with those 1.5 spec wheelcaps.
Thats the only way one can distinguish between a 1.3 and 1.5 externally apart from the badging.
Another distinguishing factor is the B pillar of the 1.3 which is body coloured with black window sills as compared to the black finish on the 1.5 with a strip of chrome on the window sills.
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Any Idea what is this marked part in OHC , I have slight water sweapage through this

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Looks like the panel to which the CD changer is attached.
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Looks like the panel to which the CD changer is attached.
I dont think so , It is kind of exhaust with slanding platic / fiber panel in it. No chance of CD Changer panel as this place is vulnerable for lot of dust from outside .
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CD changer it ain't for sure. It seems to be an opening for air in the boot.
Did to check whether it has opening outside or not, I will check on my car.
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CD changer it ain't for sure. It seems to be an opening for air in the boot.
Did to check whether it has opening outside or not, I will check on my car.
Outside of that is covered by bumber . Need to remove th bumber to check that .
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Any Idea what is this marked part in OHC , I have slight water sweapage through this

My brothers NHC has even worse water sweapage through this, The boot floor got rusted

Any possible solution to fix the rust in the boot floor ?
Firstly is this a type 1 Ohc or type 2 Ohc. The area is an outlet assembly for air. I doubt the leakage point will be from there. It must be from the corner seal on the top where you have your rubber gasket.

Check to see if there is a rubber seal on the part you have marked. If there isn't I feel it's missing or removed. The Ohc type 2 has a similar thing like this but it's like a fish gill. When the bumpers are removed you will be able to this area clearly.

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Guys that Khar-khar sound was of a faulty alternator bearing. The original one was of Tashi which I replaced with FAG one.
Also front bearing were replaced with same OE (NTN) brand, now car moving smooth and noise free.
The alternator bearing (size - 44 x 14) - INR 100/-
Front bearing (didn't see size) - INR 890/- each
So, that's what it was, not the odo cable as I had mentioned.

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Hello All, this is my OHC! Just clicked the pic at inorbit mall, vashi!

Update : it's been 5 days on sequential CNG now and I m enjoying it, the car does an average of 80 kms everyday. And it's giving me 16-17 km per kg within city- performance wise it's about 10% less especially when I want to really race quick. In normal driving conditions there is hardly any difference.

Other things : it's a lovato kit. Takes 10kg gas at most, costed 52k with all rto work.

The car before adding CNG used to idle at 650rpm. When you put the A.C. on it goes upto 700rpm . This my CNG installers said needs to be tuned and with it the performance on CNG will also go up. Can someone suggest where to get the timings adjusted and tuned to perfection?

On a side note, in sequential kits the CNG ECU simply copies whatever is the program on original ECU.

Looking forward to your comments on this thanks

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Got it done at a shop in palika bhawan, opp hyatt hotel. It was on the ground floor,dont remember the name.
Hey Bad azz how is your steering working now?
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