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Old 19th November 2016, 06:18   #31
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he said it is a rat bite.
Have a look at this thread - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...-car-rats.html (How do you protect your car from rats?)

Might help you. Really glad it didn't turn out to be anything serious.
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Old 19th November 2016, 17:47   #32
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I faced similar issue last year while I left my Etios in the Garage for weeks together since I was travelling out of station on business.

One day I noticed a disconnected wire while I was wiping the dust in the engine bay. Could not figure out the affected functionality due to disconnected wire with my little knowledge so took it to Toyota Authorised service centre.

They fixed the wire & also suggested to buy a rat repellent - Auto Glaze Rat/Mouse repellent which looked quite like toilet air fresheners. They tied two of those inside the engine bay (in the manner it does not affect other parts functioning) & said it would be effective for another 1 year.

Though I did not face the problem again after that but it is also worth mentioning that the car is on the move daily unlike the case earlier. Each of those repellent cost about 351 INR in Toyota ASS. You can probably check it out.
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At 70k kms, got rapid a new set of shoes; Yokohama Earth 1 - 195/60/R15.
I got them Rs 4500 a piece which i think is a pretty good price for 195s.

Old 195/60/R15 Yokohama A drives had served us well for 62000 kms and looked like they could gone for another 10k kms, but had a sidewall puncture and hence decided to change all tyres.

Steering feels a bit light, other than that no other differences.
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Red Rapid is now 75k kms old and is running without any issues.
So far it has been trouble free and still packs a punch. Clutch is still heavy as earlier, but does the job.

Got her new seat covers from Imperial seats Bannerghatta road. Worth the money!

Its called Napa Art leather; costs about 11k.
Totally worth it.
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Recently got both the bumpers painted from Cartisan. Its an App through which you can book regular service, cleaning, detailing, repairs, painting, accessories Etc. They charged Rs 3000 per bumper and 2 days to complete the job. Top marks for the painting job. Its flawless.

I also got the car detailing done a few days back. The charges were nominal and quality is impressive. Best part is all this happens in front of my eyes and in my house.
For the painting, they had to take the car to a garage.
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Last week, Rapid gear lever got jammed in reverse gear and did not budge. I locked the car and took an Autorickshaw home. I lost the original keys in the auto. The spare key kept turning in the lock, but did not unlock. All possible things that could go wrong, Murphy law in full force. We had to break the glass, release the hand break and car was towed to Vinayak skoda.

Waiting for updates!
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