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Old 16th June 2016, 14:48   #241
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2. Changed wiper blades to Hella DynaEdge
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There is a small clip which comes with this wiper(packed in a small plastic cover). Do we need to fix it somewhere?
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There is a small clip which comes with this wiper(packed in a small plastic cover). Do we need to fix it somewhere?
I actually don't remember about since I changed to Hella DynaEdge 4 year back. Can you share a pic of the part you are talking about.
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Hey El Lobo,
I have a pre owned 2011 Vento AT petrol. I have it for almost a year and is nearing service now. Odo reading is 39k. It was bought in goa and i live in mumbai. The car was bought from a friend and was serviced last in Goa and handed over to me. After reading all the fiascos by VW service centers, have been wondering where to service my beauty. Just read about your 5th service experience from Autobahn Navi Mumbai. Could you please help me to get in touch with the people you know there. I Would love to get my car serviced there and get some other things checked as well. I tried the andheri VW service center and they quoted me 12500/- for service. when i asked for a breakup the girl i spoke to on the phone wasn't qualified to do it and promised a call back. This has happened thrice now and i have already lost confidence in them. They just don't call back. Your help will be greatly appreciated. Savio Vaz
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Could you please help me to get in touch with the people you know there. I Would love to get my car serviced there and get some other things checked as well.
Hi Savio,
Get in touch with Mr. Ashish who heads the CRM dept at VW Navi Mumbai Autoobahn Automotive workshop, Mob no: 7506388584. Gem of a guy and will help you out with everything. Just give my reference Mr. Rohaan; Black Vento and he should recall. If he doesn't, hint him about ABS sensor.

Another is Mr. Tausif, Mob no: 7506388603.

Try to get an appointment for weekday, say Tuesday-Thursday. That's when the workshop has lesser load. On weekends its jam packed with Polos & Ventos.

Another good VW Workshop is VW Downtown based at Lalbaug, Mumbai. Many VW owners have been in praise of it.

If you need any help, let me know.
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Hey Rohaan,

Appreciate it my friend. I, am relieved now. Will call them immediately and fix up an appointment. Will keep you posted. Also, working on my ownership review with this car, I am so in love with.
Thanks again.
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Its been a long time since I shared an update. So better late than never. Keep a popcorn tub ready, will be sharing updates from May 2016 till date. Here it goes.

1. New Tyres 29 May 2016 : Michelin XM2 185 60 R15

Vento was purchased in April 2011 and as advised a tyre should be replaced either when the tread is less than 2 mm or 5 year older. In my case it was the later. Clocked only 23,933 kms in 5 yrs. JK Vectra 185 60 R15 served me well. No issues other than one tyre which deformed. Got that replaced under pro-rata basis.

Didn't wan't to upsize and stuck to stock size 185 60 R15. Vento came with 4 nos 15" alloys and 1 nos 14" steel rim. So I always wanted to change the spare wheel to 15". But brand new alloy costed Rs. 20,000 a piece.

I bought new tyres from Balaji Wheels, Nerul, Navi Mumbai. As luck would have it, they had a Vento alloy at dirt cheap price. Rs. 1,000. Previous owner got them replaced under insurance. So alloy was legit. Checked the alignment and it was good.

So in a way got 5 brand new Michelin XM2 185 60 R15.

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2. Sold 1 nos JK Tyre and 14" Rim and 175 70 R14 tyre on OLX

Well the tyre shop was offering nothing for older tyres. Of the 5, 1 JK Tyre, 14" Rim and 175 70 R14 tyre were in good condition.

Informed the buyer of tyre mfg date. Got Rs. 1,000 for the 3.

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3. Getting locked out of my car: Speed Sensor went kaput: 24 Sept 2016

On way to work, one thump in a water filled pothole and ABS sensor light lit up. Initially I thought that the water may be reason for it. After a day ABS light may disappear.

Car worked fine, no issues.

Reached a mall and parked car. Came back after 2 hours and light went away. Voila all good. But after a few meters it was back.

Went for a meeting and once I got back into car and started to drive away; Auto-Lock triggered which usually triggers at 15 kmph. But this was less than 5 Kmph.

Something fishy!

Few kilometers later, I sense some noise and thought to inspect it. Parked car by the side. Kept engine running. AC turned off. Closed door. Biggest Mistake!

Check the under body all okay. Now I try to open door, it wont. Car was locked.

Then I remembered that Auto-Lock triggered even at low speed of 5 Kmph. I guess same thing happened. Speed Sensor was giving out wrong data.

Now what to do?

Easy solution was break window glass and open car from inside. That would mean extra cost for glass replacement!

Called up home and asked my mother to get the second car key as I was close by. Took 30 minutes. Car was running all long.

Thankfully car opened via key lock.

Lesson learn't: Always leave a window open when engine is running. Never forgotten this incident.

Drove car straight to VW Workshop Autobahn Navi Mumbai. VAS Scan done. Front Right ABS sensor has gone bad. Which also doubles up as Speed Sensor. Part out of stock.

Didn't wan't the car to be down till part arrived. So VW Autobahn Navi Mumbai Workshop Manager was kind enough to lend ABS sensor from their Vento car till my car part arrived. Kudos to them.

Car back on road.

Now wait for part begins. Part arrived and I visited the workshop. Turns out, this ABS sensor is not compatible with my Vento. So they search the Database and find that my car needs a different part.

So few days later, part arrives. Fitted to car. Test run. All good. Total cost: Rs. 4,136.

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Next update: Suspension Overhaul and I do 900 Kms in one day in Vento TDi.
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Default Re: Dark Knight has arrived! VW Vento TDi Highline. EDIT: 5th Service done

Hey Bro,
Nice update. Thanks for the tip about keeping the window open when getting out of the car.
My Rapid TDi DSG is running on 195/60/R15. I am also planning to come back to stock size next year.
How is your car's battery holding up ? My car's stock battery is up for replacement after running for 33 months.

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