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Old 7th September 2011, 12:39   #811
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Folks, I am back from long weekend vacation to Chikmagalur. Will be posting the travelogue soon.
Kiran,great news. Hope I can read it before leaving.
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@Charthom - good to note that your UT is going in for 2nd free service. All the best mate.
Thanks,Mate.You are really supportive as always.

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By the way friends, I am looking for some views and opinions for headrest monitors for my ANHC and I had posted the query below elsewhere in another forum. However, I am still yet to hear a reply for that so thought of posting it again here so that I can get a quicker reply.
I may have to research here. Saw the Mega audio monitor ad in mags.BTW, the Mega Audio HU seems to be good-I saw a review on TBHP. So their Monitors should be good too.

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PS: My honda dealer has found a customer who is interested in my CD player for Rs 7K that was lying idle after installing Caska HU. So I need to shell out just another 5K for my headrest monitor. Sounds good eh ?
Excellent.The Honda guys at your end are really helpful. Nice to hear this.


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charthom, how many KM's have you done so far?
HC,only 1550 kms.

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Do you plan to change the engine oil?
Not now-at 5000 kms.

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Disappointing to see that V kool has blistered out, any reason? may be workmanship
The rear glass is very tricky to stick and requires some heating before sticking the film.
If possible please stay back to supervise this work with regard to the quality of work and materials used.
Please update after the service
The winter too has contributed. they are replacing it now. i will get the car by evening.Yes they are heating it up.Unfortunately too pressed up for time-hence can't stay back for the job.

I will update after the job.


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Thanks for the support. I am going there all positive bearing the tbhp flag hopefully this old man can take on the challenge
You are welcome Mate.Great spirit you have.Of course, a TBHPan can take the challenge-don't even utter the word "old man"-we are all young at heart.

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Does he has a thread on this? If yes, Please PM me.
Any time any help-buddy.Check out mdsaab's ANHC thread-page no.24.

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Old 8th September 2011, 18:40   #812
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Folks,

Second free service was over yesterday. No oil change was done.

Basic checks again. Prompt service. There were no complaints-hence no extra jobs. The V Kool job could not be carried out- their work shop was closed due to Onam holidays. Anyway,a film job during the erains will be imperfect-will have it done in October/November. Present condition is very much passable-no big deal for the time being.

Hope you all are busy pampering your beauties- hardly any posts these days

Happy Onam to all-have fun.

Cheers,charthom.
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Old 8th September 2011, 18:53   #813
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Second free service was over yesterday. No oil change was done.
Why no oil change? It is to be done as part of the 2nd free service.

Have you changed over to synthetic?
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Old 8th September 2011, 19:02   #814
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Why no oil change? It is to be done as part of the 2nd free service.

Have you changed over to synthetic?
Only 1550 km running Libran- hence decided to change later. Guess no damage-my car will hardly run another 300 km before 3rd free service-now that I am leaving on the 13th to Finland.Will change the oil then.

I am not planning for synthetic oil as of now. Again very vague answer from the S.A. No uniform feed back from them about switching over to synth oil and service intervals.
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Only 1550 km running Libran- hence decided to change later. Guess no damage-my car will hardly run another 300 km before 3rd free service-now that I am leaving on the 13th to Finland.Will change the oil then.

I am not planning for synthetic oil as of now. Again very vague answer from the S.A. No uniform feed back from them about switching over to synth oil and service intervals.
Ok, then do prepone the 3rd service at least; during the intial days, the time of oil change also matters.

Don't think about synthetic till 10k kms. And given your running, it doesn't make sense anyway.

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Only 1550 km running Libran- hence decided to change later. Guess no damage-my car will hardly run another 300 km before 3rd free service-now that I am leaving on the 13th to Finland.Will change the oil then.
Good to know you serviced your car before leaving. There is no point of getting synthetic for a low mileage car, regular oil is sufficient. I have posted a query for you on my thread, waiting for its response.

So the dates are finalized now, sad to know you are leaving but the job has to be done. Will you be back on Diwali?

I may also have to separate from Venus for some 15-20 days to Mumbai later this month.
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Only 1550 km running Libran- hence decided to change later. Guess no damage-my car will hardly run another 300 km before 3rd free service-now that I am leaving on the 13th to Finland.Will change the oil then.

I am not planning for synthetic oil as of now. Again very vague answer from the S.A. No uniform feed back from them about switching over to synth oil and service intervals.
I guessed it so, because in my case I went in for 2nd service (3 months) with less than 1000 km and there was no need to change the engine oil.
But for the 3rd service (6months) at 2400 km the engine oil and filter were changed for the first time.
Honda's policy is to change the engine oil and filter every 6 months or 5k KM which ever is earlier.
Disappointing that you could not get the V-kool film fixed.
Happy Onam to all

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I may have to research here. Saw the Mega audio monitor ad in mags.BTW, the Mega Audio HU seems to be good-I saw a review on TBHP. So their Monitors should be good too.
@Charthom and Friends:Cannot wait to announce that I finally managed to get my ANHC installed with all the pending items that I had in the wishlist for a long time.

1) Headrest monitors (beige) with in-built DVD, SD, Gaming, USB slots. Got them integrated with Caska HU. Now we have two way DVD going back and forth. Brand - Worldtech
2) 3D Kagu Mats (Beige) exclusively for ANHC. They call it the i-Vtec model while retrieving the mats from store.
3) Infra Kool suncontrol for the front windshield.

I will be posting a detailed write-up with pics soon and take a long break from any more detailing for the car.

Happy Onam mate.

Cheers,
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Old 8th September 2011, 21:15   #819
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Ok, then do prepone the 3rd service at least; during the intial days, the time of oil change also matters.
Of course,I will do as per your advice,Libran.

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Don't think about synthetic till 10k kms. And given your running, it doesn't make sense anyway.
Very sensible advice-thanks Mate.

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Good to know you serviced your car before leaving. There is no point of getting synthetic for a low mileage car, regular oil is sufficient.
I just finished off the pending jobs to make life easier for my wife. filled N2 for both cars so that the frequency of filling may be prolonged ie. monthly.

BTW,the tyre shop guy has clearly told me to check the air weekly/10 days and N2 monthly as a general case.

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I have posted a query for you on my thread, waiting for its response.
Thanks for the concern-bluevolt,reply already posted.

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So the dates are finalized now, sad to know you are leaving but the job has to be done. Will you be back on Diwali?
Only by end of March,sigh!! Positive part is I have never been to Finland before.

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I may also have to separate from Venus for some 15-20 days to Mumbai later this month.
Wish you romantic re-joining. Or is it fatherly?

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I guessed it so, because in my case I went in for 2nd service (3 months) with less than 1000 km and there was no need to change the engine oil.
But for the 3rd service (6months) at 2400 km the engine oil and filter were changed for the first time.
Honda's policy is to change the engine oil and filter every 6 months or 5k KM which ever is earlier.
Exactly.They gave me exactly the same advice.Thanks for the feed back-HC. Much appreciated.

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Disappointing that you could not get the V-kool film fixed.
I have made arrangements-will be done promptly. Presently non BHPians won't be able to make out the difference

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Happy Onam to all
Thank you friend-I overstayed for 1.5 months to be with my family for Onam.


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Cannot wait to announce that I finally managed to get my ANHC installed with all the pending items that I had in the wishlist for a long time.
Kiran,great news-Congrats. Friend,I could not help you with the monitor-was hard pressed with a lot of last minute jobs.

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1) Headrest monitors (beige) with in-built DVD, SD, Gaming, USB slots. Got them integrated with Caska HU. Now we have two way DVD going back and forth. Brand - Worldtech
How are they with Caska and the Alpine speakes?How much?
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2) 3D Kagu Mats (Beige) exclusively for ANHC. They call it the i-Vtec model while retrieving the mats from store.
At last!! Did you check out the Star mats?

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3) Infra Kool suncontrol for the front windshield.
How is the performance?

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I will be posting a detailed write-up with pics soon and take a long break from any more detailing for the car.
Well, can you really? :-)

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Happy Onam mate.
Thanks, friend

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@Charthom and Friends:Cannot wait to announce that I finally managed to get my ANHC installed with all the pending items that I had in the wishlist for a long time.

1) Headrest monitors (beige) with in-built DVD, SD, Gaming, USB slots. Got them integrated with Caska HU. Now we have two way DVD going back and forth. Brand - Worldtech
2) 3D Kagu Mats (Beige) exclusively for ANHC. They call it the i-Vtec model while retrieving the mats from store.
3) Infra Kool suncontrol for the front windshield.

I will be posting a detailed write-up with pics soon and take a long break from any more detailing for the car.
Great news, Kiran. Looking forward to your detailed updates on all the fitments. Looks like your City is all prepared to rock the city!


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Only by end of March,sigh!! Positive part is I have never been to Finland before.
That will make the trip very exciting, my friend. Enjoy discovering Finland as much as you can, and bring back plenty of snaps (if you can). I will be eagerly waiting for March and your wonderful updates.

And Happy Onam from our family to yours!
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Old 9th September 2011, 20:43   #821
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How are they with Caska and the Alpine speakes?How much?

At last!! Did you check out the Star mats?
Nope. I went straight for 3D that cost me 4.6K. I will post the pics soon.

How is the performance?
Performance is good as I could make out the difference in the amount of heat that I could sense now compared to what it was earlier. IK costed 10.5K and I find it a great VFH.

Well, can you really? :-)
Please find the link to the thread below dude.
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Great news, Kiran. Looking forward to your detailed updates on all the fitments. Looks like your City is all prepared to rock the city!
Charthom, RavenAvi and fellow BHPians: Please find the link to my post that has detailed review on the new headrest monitors that I got installed for my ANHC UT Beauty. I have also got them integrated with CASKA HU and it works wonderfully well on all combinations.

Please visit the threat for more information and provide your comments, queries and feedback

Here is the link:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/sound-...ml#post2500184

Regards,
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At last!! Did you check out the Star mats?
Thanks, friend
Friends,

As promised, please find the pics of 3D kagu mats that were procured for my ANHC.

Front1 - Little soiled due to the Infra-Kool suncontrol installation thatwas done
Does anyone buy a Honda City anymore?! Oops! I did-and fell in love with it!!-img_0021.jpg

Front2
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Rear1
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Rear2
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Kiran,great news. Hope I can read it before leaving.
@Charthom and fellow BHPians: I have finally posted my travelogue of our weekend monso on getaway to Chikmagalur here. Please go thru the same and let me know your comments and feedback.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...ml#post2501014 (Weekend Travelogue: Bangalore-Chikmagalur-Sringeri-Agumbe-Shravanabelagola-Bangalore)

Cheers,
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Friends,

As promised, please find the pics of 3D kagu mats that were procured for my ANHC.

Hey Kiran, Can you please tell me how much you paid for these mats?
Was looking for something like this for my ANHC as well.
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Hey Kiran, Can you please tell me how much you paid for these mats?
Was looking for something like this for my ANHC as well.
@Vtecguy7166: I paid 4.6K for the kagu mats
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