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Old 16th March 2012, 09:36   #241
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Got the car back from service a few days ago. Only the engine oil was changed, and the car is more silent and smooth now. Also the acceleration seems to have improved. There was a slight odour coming in from the AC and Infinity charged me 4k for AC fumigation apparently its not covered under BSI, not a good start with the ownership with things like this. Otherwise the car was serviced perfectly and I complained about a steering column rattle which they have written to BMW about and will get back to me.
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For my FORD Figo it's their responsibility to keep it smelling good through the vents. Before paying, you could have called BMW hotline and requested the same citing above example.

Many of us just pay by taking dealer's words into account, we must always confirm from the parent company especially by mail.


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Got the car back from service a few days ago. Only the engine oil was changed, and the car is more silent and smooth now. Also the acceleration seems to have improved. There was a slight odour coming in from the AC and Infinity charged me 4k for AC fumigation apparently its not covered under BSI, not a good start with the ownership with things like this. Otherwise the car was serviced perfectly and I complained about a steering column rattle which they have written to BMW about and will get back to me.
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For my FORD Figo it's their responsibility to keep it smelling good through the vents. Before paying, you could have called BMW hotline and requested the same citing above example.

Many of us just pay by taking dealer's words into account, we must always confirm from the parent company especially by mail.
Have taken the issue up with the dealers, lets see what they have to say.
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Got the car back from service a few days ago. Only the engine oil was changed, and the car is more silent and smooth now. Also the acceleration seems to have improved. There was a slight odour coming in from the AC and Infinity charged me 4k for AC fumigation apparently its not covered under BSI, not a good start with the ownership with things like this. Otherwise the car was serviced perfectly and I complained about a steering column rattle which they have written to BMW about and will get back to me.
For the AC. Park the car in hot sun, start engine, turn heater to max, turn off ac, turn on defogger and run the car for a good 2-3 hours. It will kill the germs in the condenser and smell will vanish. Did this to my bimmer. No smell since then.
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And yesterday I finally got the dreaded tyre pressure loss warning, drove slowly to a petrol pump hoping its not totally flat. Turns out the pressure in one tyre was about 4psi below normal. I'm going to watch it for another day or 2, just hoping its not a puncture.

Otherwise I just have so much fun driving this car. I drove an RS5 recently at the Audi R-drive event and I was bored, it was just too much in control. No drama, nothing. Drove free2bepowerless' Z4 after that and had much more fun. Its all to do with the RWD. Earlier I used to think I'll own an Audi too someday, but I don't see that happening anytime soon. I'm a BMW convert now
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The first of the many mods to come on this car, got the chrome around the windows blackened with vinyl. BMW calls it shadowline trim and charges $700 for the plastic trim. I got it done for a fraction of the cost from Chirayu at Xtreme Graphics. It think it looks sick -
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Now here are the cosmetic mods I plan to do over the next few months-
Gloss black Grills
CF mirror covers (maybe vinyl)
CF rear spoiler
CF front splitters
Paint wheels gunmetal
White angel eyes

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Hi Akshay - this looks really cool !! I want to do this too !

Can you please some more pics and an explanation of how this was done ? Where did the guy source the vinyl sticker from ?

I will try to get this done by some car accessory guy or can this be DIY also ?
can the chrome vertical slats on the front grill also be blacked out by this ?
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Hi Akshay - this looks really cool !! I want to do this too !

Can you please some more pics and an explanation of how this was done ? Where did the guy source the vinyl sticker from ?

I will try to get this done by some car accessory guy or can this be DIY also ?
can the chrome vertical slats on the front grill also be blacked out by this ?
He is into car graphics and stickers etc so he had this vinyl with him. He basically cut it to size and stuck it on.

It will be difficult DIY, yesterday I removed the grilles and tried to put this vinyl onto them, but there were too many bubbles and it was difficult. So I've decided to order the fully black BMW performance grilles.

The vertical slats will be much easier to blacken than the rest of the grille.
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Hi Akshay - this looks really cool !! I want to do this too !

Can you please some more pics and an explanation of how this was done ? Where did the guy source the vinyl sticker from ?

I will try to get this done by some car accessory guy or can this be DIY also ?
can the chrome vertical slats on the front grill also be blacked out by this ?
Nirmal, Chirayu from Extreme graphics is an expert with vinyl. He used to do most of the work at his house in Mumbai.

If you remember long back there was the 2 JBL demo Swifts. Orange and black twins. The entire graphics on those cars was done by Chirayu.
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Nirmal, Chirayu from Extreme graphics is an expert with vinyl. He used to do most of the work at his house in Mumbai.

If you remember long back there was the 2 JBL demo Swifts. Orange and black twins. The entire graphics on those cars was done by Chirayu.
That and also the JBL Cadillac. Hes also into matte cars. That matte black 6 series was done by him. I had a crazy idea of making my car matte grey, what BMW calls frozen grey
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Is the window vinyl trim single piece or multiple? Any more clear close up pics?
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Is the window vinyl trim single piece or multiple? Any more clear close up pics?
The part above the window is 2 pieces, there is a joint but its not noticeable. I'll take some close pics and post them, but the finish is great.
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So heres the comparison -
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...punto-mjd.html (The Comparison - vRS vs Accord V6 vs 320D vs Punto MJD)
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A small update, got a call from the dealership that BMW engineers are coming on Monday, and they will have a look at my car for the steering rack noise. Hopefully it will get resolved soon.

The car has crossed 5000kms now, and continues to impress me with its handling. It is quick, but it could do with some more power - I want to get the power kit installed ASAP. At the same time its got more than enough power to make it go sideways, I put of DTC fully and at a u-turn gave full throttle, the car was sideways with smoke coming out from the tyres.

Keep an eye on this thread, there are going to be some interesting upgrades in the next few weeks.

Also took the car on another drive, this time till Silvassa, along with a few other German cars. Here are some pics.
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awesome pics, any idea what is the ride height of the 320d? its not mentioned on the bmw india website.

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