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Old 2nd December 2013, 20:04   #136
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Long time its been. Any update on the 4th service which was due on 26 Nov? Also when did you have brake pads replaced and were the discs changed at 60,000 Kms?
Ya, I didn't update for while. But lots going on detailing stuff with me, will update the details on DA and pads.

Yes, Both brake pads and discs replaced. Please find the the invoice for 4th service.
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This time the bill amount is in the higher side. Let me know your thoughts.

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TopSpeeder : Thanks for a fantastic writeup of your car and all the updates. I have recently booked a Vento HL TDI and was going through all the posts. Yours have certainly been extremely helpful. Could you help me out with these questions that I have before I take the initial delivery of the car.

1. Change of HU and Speakers - I am also interested primarily in improving the sound quality. Have also come across the Philadelphia 835 HU from Blaupunkt as a viable option especially since it comes with satnav. What do you think about it?But did changing the HU/speakers have any effect on the warranty? Did you get these changes updated in the car records in the workshop?

2. Change of tyres - Most TBHPians have suggested a change of tyres at the outset to improve the ride quality and sound. What was your experience with them? Same question about the warranty since the tyre dimensions have changed.

bala80, souravc and any other vento owners : if you are reading this thread, would like your opinion too.

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I'm happy that you got some info from this thread.

My main objective was good sound, so I didn't think of any brands for HU except Pioneer(Influenced with years of usage in other car).
But I took a while for deciding the speakers, finally went with Focal. Till today I'm very much satisfied. I'm not sure which car record you are referring here.

The part I like in Philadelphia 835, it gives VW OE look. I'm not sure on the sound quality.

The tire change certainly helps, I love my CPC-2. I suggest them for Vento TDI, excellent ones.

On the upgrade what I felt was HU and tire upgrades seems to be very common and no one cares. Then finally you have to make the call

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Old 2nd December 2013, 21:37   #137
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But lots going on detailing stuff with me, will update the details on DA and pads.
I was looking forward to your reply and I'm more than amazed. DA was the first thing that caught my eye, everyone moving up the ladder. Congrats. Awaiting for your detailed feedback & report. Going by your projector upgrades report, this one would as well be worth the wait.

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Yes, Both brake pads and discs replaced. Please find the the invoice for 4th service.
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This time the bill amount is in the higher side. Let me know your thoughts.
60K is perfect time to get both disc & pads changed, even if one feels that there is still life in them. VW suggest brake pads change at every 30K and disc change at 60K.

Bill is perfectly normal, given you got brakes & disc changed which itself account for ~7.5K. Only way to reduce bill is to avoid washing, windscreen wiper wash fluid(500 ml bottle comes for Rs. 250 and last long) and wheel alignment & balancing from VW. Outside shops do it for lesser cost but finding one good enough is difficult.
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Old 12th December 2013, 13:27   #138
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I was looking forward to your reply and I'm more than amazed. DA was the first thing that caught my eye, everyone moving up the ladder. Congrats. Awaiting for your detailed feedback & report. Going by your projector upgrades report, this one would as well be worth the wait.
I have completed this on 02 Oct, I didn't get time to upload this.
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How do the CPC2 behave on bad roads and wet conditions? Is the noise level less and more comfortable? In some other threads there mention about very thin sidewall prone to cuts so I am wary to change, but your experience seems to be good with these tyres.
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How do the CPC2 behave on bad roads and wet conditions? Is the noise level less and more comfortable? In some other threads there mention about very thin sidewall prone to cuts so I am wary to change, but your experience seems to be good with these tyres.
Awesome tyres, road are like sliding in butter. Much better comfort..
Much low noise level in Vento.
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The car is in 5th service after crossing 76,000 kms, Will update once ready.
I didn't report any issues this time.
Also running with OE battery, Hope I could continue for another 6 months to make 4 yrs.
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Are you on your second (or third?) set of brake pads? Were the rotors ever skimmed on a lathe?
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Are you on your second (or third?) set of brake pads?
Yes, I'm 2nd set now

Were the rotors ever skimmed on a lathe?
I remember it got changed to new in 4th service.
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Car insurance renewal is done, Rs 24,091 this time compare to Rs 24,421 last time.(Including drive assure)

This is after applying 25% NCB in Bajaj Allianz, I don't understand

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Battery Replaced on 07-Sep-2015 with Amron, Rs 5,100 (After taking my old battery).
Came good life 4 years, 6 Months
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Great ownership report: very concise and well written. Thanks for sharing.

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I wanted to try recently bought Black & Decker KP1200 polisher.
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- The swirls are gone now
- Car looks glassy
I was thinking of buying a polisher for polishing / waxing my Vento, and I understand that a random orbital polisher is better for novices such as me. It's now been quite a while since you've had this, so wanted to get your feedback on it.

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I have completed this on 02 Oct, I didn't get time to upload this.
It seems you have a different polisher here. Could you possibly share some details about this as well please.

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Great ownership report: very concise and well written. Thanks for sharing.
Thanks, Sorry for my late reply.

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I was thinking of buying a polisher for polishing / waxing my Vento, and I understand that a random orbital polisher is better for novices such as me. It's now been quite a while since you've had this, so wanted to get your feedback on it.



It seems you have a different polisher here. Could you possibly share some details about this as well please.

Thanks!
Initially I had Black Decker, Which was not helping me much, Since dia is bigger and you couldn't change the speed.

Now I have Porter Cable, Which is very good. But I got this from US. You could refer this thread for pricing details.
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- 7th service done
- Tyre replacement done

Look for details soon.

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