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Old 26th May 2014, 14:32   #76
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Hi

Thanks for all the updates. Very well done. I see you really love your car.

A couple of clarifications -

Did you take white bulb for the headlamp? On the picture I read white.

And the armrest - How different is the color from the rest of the interior?

Also, are you looking for additional lights/aux lights?

Good updates and keep them coming.

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The bulbs are emitting white light. You can compare it to 4300k HID.
Recently completed a 400 KM night drive with my new headlight setup. I really happy that i choose this setup. My 2200 bucks well spent.

Excellent high beam. Low beam is OK..OK type. But one can manage.

Armrest color is almost same as Ertiga interior.

As of now no aux/extra light. But i want to upgrade the fog lamp bulb to 55 w bulbs. The stock wattage is 35 w.
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Guys, I had an accident.

Moron BikerÖÖ

A biker with 2 pillion (Triple on bike) hit my LUV from rear when I was waiting at signal.
Rear bumper (Left side) took the heat . This cannot be repaired. The new one will cost around 9500.

Those biker were student of local college. They fled with the bike after the accident.
I managed to catch one of them and took him to the nearest police station.

I have zero Depreciation insurance cover. I did not claim any money from the bikers (As those were students with borrowed bike. )

Should I go for the claim or I will pay for the repair ??

My LUV after the accident ..

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The culprit :

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I think you can repair it with plastic fusing from inside the bumper. Probably you may have to do it yourself.
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Guys, I had an accident.

I have zero Depreciation insurance cover.

Should I go for the claim or I will pay for the repair ??

My LUV after the accident ..
I agree with you that Zero Depreciation claim would replace the bumper but after seeing the pics I don't think you should take it. Being hit on the lowest part of the bumper I think you can get it stitched properly and clean it with rubbing compound as paint has not been damaged.

Please refer to this link: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...-pg-2-a-3.html (Roadside Bumper repair guys. Has anyone seen or tried them? EDIT : Pics on pg 2)

Later on, If you need to hide the stitch just place a bumper protector on it. The total expense may not cost you more than INR 800/- which I am sure is less than the file charges that are paid on claiming the Zero-Depreciation policy.

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Can anyone suggest me a good bumper repair mechanic in pune ?
Or can i repair the above damage in any body repair shop?
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Can anyone suggest me a good bumper repair mechanic in pune ?
Or can i repair the above damage in any body repair shop?
Here is a link to help you buddy: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/other-...ar-garage.html (Venus Auto, Chinchwad, Pune - A very good car garage)

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Hello All

I did not claim the insurance for the damage repair.
I fixed the damaged bumper in a local paint shop. They have done an excellent job.

Back side of bumper :

Hatch Back To "LUV" - My New Ertiga ZXi-20140626_171226.jpg

Front side :

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Now the LUV is 1 year old with 15000 KM in ODO.
Some pics after waxing session. (LUV's 1st Birthday celebration)

Used the following product :

1) ABRO Gold class Sampoo.
2) Meguiar's White wax.
3) Meguiar's Glass Cleaner.
4) Armor All Butter smooth wax.
5) Armor All interior protectant
6) Formula 1 Black Gold Tire Shine
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Great thread Kalinga! Very informative with minute attention to detail. I see you have bought quite a lot of car care products for your LUV!

I just bought an Ertiga VDi couple of months back and I will surely pick up some pointers from your thread while shopping for them myself, Thanks again for the info.

What I am particularly interested in is the Central Armrest. I had a few queries on it. I already asked the same to @paragsachania but wanted to know what your experience is:

- When I try to shake the cover on top of the handbrake, I observed that its easy to shake it. If the hand rest is installed on top of it, does the handrest also shake (sideways) when you rest your hand on it and put some pressure?
- Have you faced any rattling issues because of this installation (from the armrest, or the plastic cover around the handbrake)?

Here is a link to parag's response to these queries.

BTW, your car looked awfully familiar to me and I thought that I saw your car in my office's parking lot. Just noticed in the above pictures that you have a Persistent System's parking sticker. I also work in Persistent. Do you sit in AR/PG?
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Great thread Kalinga! Very informative with minute attention to detail. I see you have bought quite a lot of car care products for your LUV!

I just bought an Ertiga VDi couple of months back and I will surely pick up some pointers from your thread while shopping for them myself, Thanks again for the info.

What I am particularly interested in is the Central Armrest. I had a few queries on it. I already asked the same to @paragsachania but wanted to know what your experience is:

- When I try to shake the cover on top of the handbrake, I observed that its easy to shake it. If the hand rest is installed on top of it, does the handrest also shake (sideways) when you rest your hand on it and put some pressure?
- Have you faced any rattling issues because of this installation (from the armrest, or the plastic cover around the handbrake)?

Here is a link to parag's response to these queries.

BTW, your car looked awfully familiar to me and I thought that I saw your car in my office's parking lot. Just noticed in the above pictures that you have a Persistent System's parking sticker. I also work in Persistent. Do you sit in AR/PG?
Yes there is some rattling noise from the armrest. But it can be fixed. I have already identified the suspected area. I will fix them this weekend.

Yes I am working for PSL. Sent you a PM.
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UPDATE : -->
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At last i found a proper bulb for Ertiga fog lamp upgrade.
This is H8 55 watt bulb. The stock bulb is 35 watt.
So i am expecting a improvment.

I will check and update here.
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UPDATE : -->
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At last i found a proper bulb for Ertiga fog lamp upgrade.
This is H8 55 watt bulb. The stock bulb is 35 watt.
So i am expecting a improvment.

I will check and update here.
Nice thread indeed. Seems that you are taking very good care of your car & I am sure the LUV is taking very good care of yours. With your kind of usage, why did not you choose a diesel then.

You have mentioned that the petrol engine power is adequate with load. But with real full load for the car ( 5/6 adults & full luggage), have you ever felt the need for more power particularly while overtaking on highways etc. ? How is the noise level (wind noise in particular) inside the cabin at highway cruising speeds? Also please inform the ride quality for the middle row passenger when the car has not enough load ( eg. driver & one passenger seating in the middle row).

Best wishes & keep enjoying the car.

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Hello All
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Now the LUV is 1 year old with 15000 KM in ODO.
Some pics after waxing session. (LUV's 1st Birthday celebration)
Thanks Kalinga for sharing such a wonderful thread. Oflate there are very few active petrol car threads and threads like yours add value to the community. Your thread will be of immense help to people who wish to look at pertol Ertiga.

Since you have already covered 15k in one year and hope you will continue to munch many more miles in the coming years, do you feel that you should have opted for the diesel engine rather than the petrol.

Alternatively, have you thought of installing CNG/LPG kits if your mileage is going to increase substantially in the coming years. How's CNG/LPG availability in pune?
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Nice thread indeed. Seems that you are taking very good care of your car & I am sure the LUV is taking very good care of yours. With your kind of usage, why did not you choose a diesel then.

You have mentioned that the petrol engine power is adequate with load. But with real full load for the car ( 5/6 adults & full luggage), have you ever felt the need for more power particularly while overtaking on highways etc. ? How is the noise level (wind noise in particular) inside the cabin at highway cruising speeds? Also please inform the ride quality for the middle row passenger when the car has not enough load ( eg. driver & one passenger seating in the middle row).

Best wishes & keep enjoying the car.

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Hello Chitta Bhai,
Thanks for your comments.

Previously my usage was very less, around 800 KM per month. So i choose the petrol model.
But now a days it has increased to 1800 KM Per month.

Regarding the engine power, the 1.4 it’s engine has sufficient power to pull the car with AC on.
I have travelled many ghat section with 4/7 adults + luggage with AC on. Never feel the car is under power.
Normal drive to overtaking no issue at all. Even I have used my LUV for home shifting. Down all the seat (including front passenger seat),load stuff to the brim. I had almost emptied half of my house.

My car has completed 18000 KM yesterday(in 1.1 year).
I am getting constantly 13 kmpl in city and 15/16 kmpl on highway with AC on fulltime.

Engine noise is normal in city and on highway after 120 KMPH, you can hear some noise. But that is manageable. No issue at all.

The middle row is very good with or without load. My son use the middle row as his bed in my long drive.

In 8.5 lac budget this is the best MUV. I really happy that i choose the LUV.


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Thanks Kalinga for sharing such a wonderful thread. Oflate there are very few active petrol car threads and threads like yours add value to the community. Your thread will be of immense help to people who wish to look at pertol Ertiga.

Since you have already covered 15k in one year and hope you will continue to munch many more miles in the coming years, do you feel that you should have opted for the diesel engine rather than the petrol.

Alternatively, have you thought of installing CNG/LPG kits if your mileage is going to increase substantially in the coming years. How's CNG/LPG availability in pune?
Thanks Arunu for your comments.

My LUV has completed 18000 KM yesterday.

No i never prefer CNG/LPG really. Actually i feel unsafe in LPG/CNG vechile.
That’s the main reason.

I will prefer diesel over CNG model.

Yes, in Pune there is no issue for CNG supply. Many pumps have CNG now.
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Upgrading the thread after a long time. Now the LUV has done around 21000 KM.
Also completed the 20000 KM service.

Hatch Back To "LUV" - My New Ertiga ZXi-20141101_093925.jpg

Lots of update are there.
Fog lamp has damaged during the rain. Rainwater entered somehow to the fog lamp and the reflector was damaged.
Report that in last 20K service. MASS has replaced it with new one in warranty.

Installed new seat covers in my LUV.
3 rows Seat Covers / Steering Cover / Hand Brake Cover / Laminated Carpet .
All done from Pune with my reliable accessories dealer , "CAR CUPID"
Total Budget = Around Rs.16000

Am I happy ?
Yes, I am happy with the fit & finish and the work detailing they have done in my LUV.

The Shop Address Address :

CAR CUPID
Shop no.6, Alankapuri,
Opposite Bank of Maharashtra,
Pashan - Sus Road, Pashan,
Pune - 411021
Email ID : carcupid@gmail.com , info@carcupid.in
Phone : +91 20 66820574
Mobile : +91 9890500505

Note : I am not associated with "CAR CUPID" in anyway. All the pictures taken at the time of WIP with permission from the facility owner.

Here are the pics

" CAR Cupid " has separate facility for the seat cover & body repairs.
Below are the pics of factory. lots of fabric/art leather / leather design readily available.

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This is the foam they are using in inner side of the seat cover.
Check the thickness.

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The Work-In-Progress pics.
They remove the original cover from the seat.
Itís your decision to keep it or not.
Copper wire & Thick thread inserted in the seat cover to keep it in tight shape.

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After installation pics.
Very impressed with the stitching quality & installation.
All the workers know "what to do & How to do ".

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Also got the floor laminated with thick rexine material.

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