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Old 13th November 2011, 16:48   #31
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DeKay and ContiMental, absolutely stunning pics. Thanks for sharing. Loved it.

@DeKay : Your 5th pic can be sent to TATA for using it in their newspaper ads. Its miles ahead than their official ad pics. I'd have asked you to photo-shoot my car if I had stayed in Mumbai.

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DeKay and ContiMental, absolutely stunning pics. Thanks for sharing. Loved it.

@DeKay : Your 5th pic can be sent to TATA for using it in their newspaper ads. Its miles ahead than their official ad pics. I'd have asked you to photo-shoot my car if I had stayed in Mumbai.
Haha Thanks a lot guyfrmblr! That's a great compliment.
If you ever plan to visit Mumbai by car, do PM me. I'll be happy to click a few snaps for you.
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Nice set of snaps, man. Surely, Tata can use some for Manza advertisements. Purple does suit the car's characteristics.
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Got the worst Mileage figures last night. Was stuck in a huge jam for 45 minutes. Here is a picture. The figures have never stooped so low. Should I be worried?
Nothing much to be concered about, as you clock more miles and the engine settles down the milage will increase, i got around 18kpl in my recent goa trip when the car was zooming between 130-140 on NH4, which is pretty good i would say.
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Nice set of snaps, man. Surely, Tata can use some for Manza advertisements. Purple does suit the car's characteristics.
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Nothing much to be concered about, as you clock more miles and the engine settles down the milage will increase, i got around 18kpl in my recent goa trip when the car was zooming between 130-140 on NH4, which is pretty good i would say.
Well, the car has completed its first service. But as you said, let's wait and watch. I'm sure these figures will improve.
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Dear Dekay,

Firstly, I want to say that the pics are mind-blowing!

In-fact I couldn't believe that it was our car that was being shot. You know I almost started a thread but could never complete it and post it here.

As you know we got our Aria around the same time as the Elan, So it was too much for me to cover.

Anyways, here is a big thanks for covering our car in such detail which I was never able to do!

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Well, the car has completed its first service. But as you said, let's wait and watch.
PS: Service is due, look into it!

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Dear Dekay,

Firstly, I want to say that the pics are mind-blowing!

In-fact I couldn't believe that it was our car that was being shot. You know I almost started a thread but could never complete it and post it here.

As you know we got our Aria around the same time as the Elan, So it was too much for me to cover.

Anyways, here is a big thanks for covering our car in such detail which I was never able to do!



PS: Service is due, look into it!
Thanks a lot brother, the service is WIP for now. Took an appointment of the 15th, but due to some reasons we couldn't take the car for service. The next date I got is the29th! Turns out, the service center is busy servicing taxis and Nano's.

Will have to wait for a few more days.

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I would like to share an incident that happened today morning:

Grandfather was coming back from an early morning outing and The driver felt there was something wrong in the way the car was riding. He got out to check what was wrong. The Front left tyre was punctured. He quickly replaced the wheel with the spare and they were on their way. Later, when he went go get the wheel checked, to our surprise,
the mechanic told us that the alloy wheel which was punctured, had changed its shape a little due to some kind of impact. The initially round wheel, was now a little oval-ish. You can't see the change through naked eyes, but the fellow who was checking the wheel said so.

I don't know such a thing can happen. Even the tyre pressure is checked regularly without fail. Maybe due to bad road conditions and a little spirited driving by the driver might have caused this. Obviously its not the driver's fault, but such a thing happening to a brand new car hurts. Will get the wheel checked soon when we take the car for servicing.

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Later, when he went go get the wheel checked, to our surprise,
the mechanic told us that the alloy wheel which was punctured, had changed its shape a little due to some kind of impact. The initially round wheel, was now a little oval-ish. You can't see the change through naked eyes, but the fellow who was checking the wheel said so.

I don't know such a thing can happen.
Most alloy wheels don't just bend, they break up.

Did the car fly off on a speed breaker and perhaps land in a pothole.
My bikes (steel rim) got a bend when this happened.
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Most alloy wheels don't just bend, they break up.

Did the car fly off on a speed breaker and perhaps land in a pothole.
My bikes (steel rim) got a bend when this happened.
According to what my driver says, he didn't drive fast or rash, since my grandfather was with him all the time. But there are millions of treacherous potholes everywhere in Mumbai, so it can happen anywhere.
Is it possible that the bend might have occurred earlier and the puncture happened this morning?
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According to what my driver says, he didn't drive fast or rash, since my grandfather was with him all the time. But there are millions of treacherous potholes everywhere in Mumbai, so it can happen anywhere.
Is it possible that the bend might have occurred earlier and the puncture happened this morning?
Yes its very much possible that the air was leaking slowly. This is a very good trait of an alloy wheel.
It prevents sudden or abrupt loss of tire pressure.
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Very sad to hear about this incident DeKay. Did you get the wheel checked yet? Also, If they say you need a new wheel, will you have to buy a whole set of 4?
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Very sad to hear about this incident DeKay. Did you get the wheel checked yet? Also, If they say you need a new wheel, will you have to buy a whole set of 4?
No, didn't get a chance to get the wheel checked yet. Will probably do it when the car goes for servicing on the 29th of this Month.
As of now, I don't know whether the wheel can get repaired or not, but will definitely keep you updated.
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As of now, I don't know whether the wheel can get repaired or not, but will definitely keep you updated.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...-repaired.html (Are alloy wheels prone to damage & can't be repaired?)

Its possible to insert a tube inside the tire and use. But its NOT recommended.

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http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...-repaired.html (Are alloy wheels prone to damage & can't be repaired?)

Its possible to insert a tube inside the tire and use. But its NOT recommended.
This is exactly what my driver was recommending. Will definitely NOT use the tyre by fitting in a tube. I think I'll have to go for a new wheel to replace the damaged one.
Just our of curiosity, what are the consequences of getting a tube fitted in it?
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