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Old 9th January 2009, 11:19   #46
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Thanks shreays for the info. Will checkout the shop when I intend to replace my car's suspension.
OT: Well i do stay at south Bangalore - Padmanabhanagar
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Well done KSM

City Motors Opera House is the best place in Mumbai for OHC parts and if you know someone there he gives some discount as well. During my last service (the one where they crashed my car) they told me that brake pads were due for replacement and also that my brake discs need replacement. I asked them the estimate pat comes the reply 5000 for the brake pads and 15000 aprox for the discs.

Took the car to my trusted mechanic. There is absolutely no need for disc replacement. I got the brake pads changed cost me 950/- for the pads, they are made by KBX. Total expense including labour and disc cleaning and polishing came to 1400/- only.

My car goes to Honda only for service. For the rest I have my trusted mechanic. Hes not a road side types. His is a proper shop who also sells accessories and all his mechanics are in proper uniforms and badges with their names on it. I am actually glad I found a good mechanic which is realy hard to find these days.
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Guys anyone has info on who is the supplier for "Fiat"??
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Old 9th January 2009, 12:21   #49
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Well i am sure you wont be surprised to know that it was Jitu who told me to get the parts from City Motors.

Got the parts fitted from a suspension specialist who luckily has a workshop next door...labour quality was good and charges reasonable.

In fact i also got my fuel tank & pump cleaned yesterday and the guy did a good job...but what we found inside was a sad story...


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Well done KSM

City Motors Opera House is the best place in Mumbai for OHC parts and if you know someone there he gives some discount as well. During my last service (the one where they crashed my car) they told me that brake pads were due for replacement and also that my brake discs need replacement. I asked them the estimate pat comes the reply 5000 for the brake pads and 15000 aprox for the discs.

Took the car to my trusted mechanic. There is absolutely no need for disc replacement. I got the brake pads changed cost me 950/- for the pads, they are made by KBX. Total expense including labour and disc cleaning and polishing came to 1400/- only.

My car goes to Honda only for service. For the rest I have my trusted mechanic. Hes not a road side types. His is a proper shop who also sells accessories and all his mechanics are in proper uniforms and badges with their names on it. I am actually glad I found a good mechanic which is realy hard to find these days.
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Old 9th January 2009, 12:35   #50
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hey OHC Vtec bro, now what's the sad story about the insides??? Care to share!?!
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Ya sure but i thought i will save it for later when i can post pics...wouldn't that be more interesting?

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Took the car to my trusted mechanic. There is absolutely no need for disc replacement. I got the brake pads changed cost me 950/- for the pads, they are made by KBX. Total expense including labour and disc cleaning and polishing came to 1400/- only.
Dippy - OE pads are now available in the market for about 1200/- at least in Delhi. I've twice tried KBX pads but both times I faced squealing issues after the pads had done 10k odd kms.

I even took this up with a Bosch official at the Auto Expo (they had then acquired KBX) and he admitted it was an issue that they were trying to resolve and even if I had the pair replaced by them under warranty the issue would crop up again after a while.

But maybe, they've improved since then, do let us know how they fare for you.
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Old 9th January 2009, 15:06   #53
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Hey come now dont scare me ...i just installed the KBX, they look good as of now though. But the good thing is i bought them for only 650

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Dippy - OE pads are now available in the market for about 1200/- at least in Delhi. I've twice tried KBX pads but both times I faced squealing issues after the pads had done 10k odd kms.

I even took this up with a Bosch official at the Auto Expo (they had then acquired KBX) and he admitted it was an issue that they were trying to resolve and even if I had the pair replaced by them under warranty the issue would crop up again after a while.

But maybe, they've improved since then, do let us know how they fare for you.
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Old 9th January 2009, 21:30   #54
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The cheap KBX pads work ok only in slow speeds , they fade very badly if you brake a couple of times from highway speeds and life is very bad - max 15k kms.

Infact those cheap "KBX" may not be KBX at all.

Most OE quality Brake pads will be about 1200 - 1500 Rs.
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Old 9th January 2009, 23:29   #55
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Well i am not too sure if they are that bad because i have driven all the way from mumbai to BLR and back and at speeds over 160 at times, breaking was real good i must say.

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The cheap KBX pads work ok only in slow speeds , they fade very badly if you brake a couple of times from highway speeds and life is very bad - max 15k kms.

Infact those cheap "KBX" may not be KBX at all.

Most OE quality Brake pads will be about 1200 - 1500 Rs.
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I recently replaced the pads and discs in my city.Got original HONDA THAILAND spares, the discs costed me 2200/pair and pads 2800/pair.
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Old 10th January 2009, 00:23   #57
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Default The OHC Suspension Rebuild - Photo Shoot

Now before you say anything...i know my car needs a good wash...


What is what??
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Zoom on to the Lower Arm..INR 3,000
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The Munjal Showa Shock/Strut...INR 3,800
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Every thing plunged in...
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Ready to roll...vvrrrmmmm
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Before we started...
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Old 10th January 2009, 00:42   #58
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Default THe Fuel Tank Clean Up - Pics

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Ya sure but i thought i will save it for later when i can post pics...wouldn't that be more interesting?
Like i said..here we go...

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This is the quality of fuel we get
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The fuel Pump..
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The pump . . . Clean and clear!!!
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There was no way i was gonna put that fuel back into the tank..
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This is how dirty the tank gets when more than 7,000 liters of fuel passes thru it ..
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Oh ya ...the fuel tank & pump clean up cost me only INR 500. The guys did a good job which contributed towards the preventive maintenance which is much needed with the kind of fuel we get here in India.
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KSm thats a informative...thanks.

maannn i after seeing your fuel tank guess my cars tank needs cleaning too.......scary is the word!

OT..Fiat adventures lower arm cost 2200, 800 bucks lesser then Honda. wonder why people say fiats spares are expensive
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