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Old 3rd June 2013, 17:03   #31
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Just came back from Neighbourhood Motors HASS after replacing the tail lamp.
Total Cost: 1460/-

The car has now done 1190 Km and is very near to the first inspection free service. Couldn't get it done today as I was short on time. Sending the car for the first service sometime in the next week.
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Old 18th June 2013, 20:07   #32
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Car just back from Neighborhood Motors after the first free service.
Total cost Rs. 0
Unfortunately, they stuck their sticker on the back, which I tried to remove for 30 mins and then gave up. These are even worse than the Sharma stickers that the dealership put on.
Will be taking the car back to Neighborhood tomorrow to get the sticker removed.

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Just spent half an hour removing the sticker using my fingernails and heating the sticker with my vacuum cleaner's blower function.
All the effort lead to this:
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And, after another 15 mins of effort with water and mild soap, to this:
Hyundai i10 Kappa2 Sportz - The Crystal White Beauty with Alloys-20130619-11.54.05.jpg

Thankfully I had forgotten to cut my nails yesterday, otherwise I would not have been able to do this at all.
There's still a bit of residue left, but it will slowly go away, as it did for the other stickers.

A couple of random pics:
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Nice i10 - I wish I had gone for one now.

For sticker residue get hold of WD40 or a similar kind of water displacer/lubricant and a microfibre cloth. Spray the WD40 onto the cloth and rub it gently onto the sticker residue - it will soften and come away.

The only downside is that WD40 etc. also removes any wax polish. So once the area is free of residue and dry, quickly apply some new good quality wax polish to protect the paint.

WD40 is also really good for removing wax from plastic.
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Nice i10 - I wish I had gone for one now.

For sticker residue get hold of WD40 or a similar kind of water displacer/lubricant and a microfibre cloth. Spray the WD40 onto the cloth and rub it gently onto the sticker residue - it will soften and come away.

The only downside is that WD40 etc. also removes any wax polish. So once the area is free of residue and dry, quickly apply some new good quality wax polish to protect the paint.

WD40 is also really good for removing wax from plastic.
Thanks for the compliment!

The sticker residue itself is not the problem. Removing the actual sticker is the problem. Once removed, the residue is easily removed by normal washes and such.
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Crossed 2000 km!

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Been quite uneventful so far, had a short trip to a nearby temple (160 KM round trip) and otherwise doing normal city runs.

Weird thing is, the rubber beading seems to have sorted itself out on its own, maybe because of the reduced heat in the rains. I don't care as long as it stays this way!
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Dent update :

My mother just misjudged a bit while parking, and hit a flower pot, resulting in:

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Thankfully, it's not too deep and can't even be seen unless you actually try to look at it.
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Hey, I think i saw your car at Neighbourhood Motors some day ago. I was there to service my Accent. Infact it was the alloys that caught my eye! My sister has a i10 1.2 Kappa (the pre-facelifted version). Its a great car with a butter smooth gearshift.. I drove it from Hyderabad to Bangalore and back some months ago and loved the acceleration in 3rd gear. Congratulations!
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Just did the first tank-to-tank test.

Trip reading: 386.1
Fuel used: 31.09 litres

Therefore, overall FE= 12.42 kmpl.

Bear in mind, this is completely in city driving, school run, shopping, etc.

I think for a 2400 km run car, it is good.

Other i10 owners, please join in, with your FEs.

One thing is for sure, the i10's 35 litre tank does not give very good range.


EDIT: Just read the calculation again. Looks like a bloody Physics sum. Too much work in school I guess.

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Other i10 owners, please join in, with your FEs.
The FE of my i10 has returned an average of 17 kmpl after having conducted over 50 auto cut-off tests since the time I got the car in December 20120. Best FE was about 20 kmpl and worst FE was about 15 kmpl. Most drives have been here in Goa.
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Did another tank to tank test, again got 12 kmpl.
Filled Shell fuel this time, let's see what difference it makes.
Car has now completed 3100 km.
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Another tank-to tank test and lowest ever FE.

Got 11 km/l this time. This is almost always in peak traffic and many short journeys. None of the journeys ever exceed 20 km, most are less than 5 km.

Car has almost reached 3500 km.
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Another tank to tank test and this time got around 12.5 km/l. Car has completed ~4200 km.

A couple of days ago, I saw some black spots on the front end of the car, hood, glass and a bit on the roof.

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Tried to remove it from the glass using nail-polish remover, and was mostly successful. There are a few tiny spots left which I will tackle later. The spots on the roof and hood, I haven't tried removing as I am not sure if it is safe to use nail polish remover on painted metal.
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