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Old 17th June 2011, 16:56   #31
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Thanks for the comments buddy!! And yes i have taken some under the hood pics as well as the pic of the exhaust system when the car was hoisted up for a thorough wash. But they are mobile pics and the damn cable to transfer the pics is not working. Will post them soon!!
We know you are enjoying the drive, but where on earth are the pics? In the OEM exhaust, therez a round cylinder next to the exhaust end. Is it still there?
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We know you are enjoying the drive, but where on earth are the pics? In the OEM exhaust, therez a round cylinder next to the exhaust end. Is it still there?
Sorry friends, like quadra says, i am traveling every week and hence not had access to a working internet connection to upload the pics. USB ports are blocked in office and hence cannot do it from office as well!!

Promise to upload the pics this weekend though they are crappy phone cam pics!!

@Quadra, the round cylinder thingie is gone now and not there anymore. Just the exhaust tip is visible in the same spot as the stock exhaust albeit a bigger diameter one
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Thanks man, will call those guys & refer your spark to find out more.

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Edit: Absolutely eagerly waiting for the pics :(
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Thanks man, will call those guys & refer your spark to find out more.
Sure! And they have now started their own website which is up and running.

Its Engine Customized Calibration... Visit the site and you can have an overview of their work and their commitment to responsible tuning
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Finally caught up with Abhinav at the Service center.

I must admit, the car really does sound sweet and unless someone pushes it, you will never know whats under the hood. Good job there mate.
Now you have a sleeper in ur hand.

And apologies about that day. I never thought my quick spin around a CCD will take me as close as Kolar, otherwise, i'd surely have invited you.
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the wait for the pictures has become comparable to a government tender opening!
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Finally caught up with Abhinav at the Service center.
It was a pleasure meeting you too and would have loved to see your punto as well!!

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I must admit, the car really does sound sweet and unless someone pushes it, you will never know whats under the hood. Good job there mate.Now you have a sleeper in ur hand.
Thanks! I realized it was sounding sweeter in the closed confines of the ASC.

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And apologies about that day. I never thought my quick spin around a CCD will take me as close as Kolar, otherwise, i'd surely have invited you.
No problem... Next time for sure!

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the wait for the pictures has become comparable to a government tender opening!
Sorry mate!! Like i said the traveling and a not having internet at home are compounding the problem. Will put them up real soon even if it means borrowing an internet dongle from someone!!
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Sorry mate!! Like i said the traveling and a not having internet at home are compounding the problem. Will put them up real soon even if it means borrowing an internet dongle from someone!!
You waiting for india to become a superpower or something. Seriously dude
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You waiting for india to become a superpower or something. Seriously dude
Sorry folks. Would like to tender my sincere apologies for letting the thread go dormant.

Was busy for the past few months preparing for the arrival of the mini bhpian in the house. And arrive he did in style on 3rd Aug 2011 when we were blessed with a baby Boy. Its food for another thread altogether.

Will start updating the thread with updates in a couple of weeks time since I am still getting adjusted to sleepless nights and changing diapers!!
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Sorry folks. Would like to tender my sincere apologies for letting the thread go dormant.

Was busy for the past few months preparing for the arrival of the mini bhpian in the house. And arrive he did in style on 3rd Aug 2011 when we were blessed with a baby Boy. Its food for another thread altogether.

Will start updating the thread with updates in a couple of weeks time since I am still getting adjusted to sleepless nights and changing diapers!!
Ah, congratulations on the new born buddy. Well, I'd say don't bother about people asking you how you new exhaust looks like. Take good care of the little one.

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Sorry folks. Would like to tender my sincere apologies for letting the thread go dormant.

Was busy for the past few months preparing for the arrival of the mini bhpian in the house. And arrive he did in style on 3rd Aug 2011 when we were blessed with a baby Boy. Its food for another thread altogether.

Will start updating the thread with updates in a couple of weeks time since I am still getting adjusted to sleepless nights and changing diapers!!

congratulations sir!!!
Enjoy, and dont dare spend anything more on the car.....


PS:i s'pose NOW you have access to a camera
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Ah, congratulations on the new born buddy. Well, I'd say don't bother about people asking you how you new exhaust looks like. Take good care of the little one.
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congratulations sir!!!
Enjoy, and dont dare spend anything more on the car.....
PS:i s'pose NOW you have access to a camera
Thanks for the wishes both of you!! And Mayank the camera is still with wife and now with the baby and mother together at my in-laws place in Coorg, the camera is not accessible to me in Blore at all

A quick note regarding the 15000KMS service. Completed the service a couple of months ago. Service was done at Trident in Kalyanagar. There were no major complaints and it was routine service with oil and filter change.

Thankfully the service adviser did not create a fuss about the mods. In fact the drivers who ferry around the cars parking them and taking them to the washing bay were very excited with the sound of the car.

Since the air filter box was removed, I had to be extra cautious about water getting into the filter during the washing. But the washing guys were very considerate and careful to ensure they cover it with a plastic cover before washing the engine bay. I was also on standby near the car watching over. They also took care to remove the plastic cover before starting the car.

The only glitch was that the power steering oil was not topped up and left at minimum. Only after pointing it out to the service adviser was it identified and topped up. Apart from this it was trouble free service.

Since it was a Saturday, the staff were overloaded with lot of cars to service. Still they managed to do a good job with the service and cleaning of the car.
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Hi abhinav, first of all congrats on becoming a dad

Can you tell me whats the max speed for each gear in spark ?
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Can you tell me whats the max speed for each gear in spark ?
I usually upshift under 2k rpm.
In the 1st and second gear i have taken it to a max of 3k rpm after which its not a nice feeling. In the other gears i have gone to a max of 3.8k rpm.

Hope that helps.
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I usually upshift under 2k rpm.
In the 1st and second gear i have taken it to a max of 3k rpm after which its not a nice feeling. In the other gears i have gone to a max of 3.8k rpm.

Hope that helps.
Thanks for that , karthik. I don't use the rpm. Instead i use speeds for upshifting. Is it possible to share the same with relative speeds ?
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