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|17th December 2013, 22:32||#16|
Update at 1750KM
Car completed 1750KM.
Got an average of 15.7KM with Tank Full method.
No AC but Heater On during mornings.
All of the distance has been done within city and yet to see the true potential and highway mannerism of the car.
The car is a GEM.
It is very difficult to control the urge of not pushing yourself to the seat.
As mentioned at many places, once the engine warms up, it shows its true colours.
OBD Scanner is now my daily companion.
As I have observed, the Coolant temperature gradually rises till 90degrees and then settles around the same. Is it correct?
Minor niggles -
1. There is constant 'kit-kit' noise from top of windows while driving on uneven roads.
2. Third gear is a bit notchy for me to slot it.
3. Minor vibrations felt in fourth gear.
My Dealership thread is now up at - http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/indian...i-gurgaon.html (Giriraj Motors - Delhi/Gurgaon)
|19th December 2013, 14:03||#17|
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|31st December 2013, 18:14||#18|
Update at 2500Kms
I have been itching to take the car for a Highway run ever since it completed its 1000 Miles of Run-In period.
Here were my observations after Gurgaon-Jaipur-Delhi trip.
After the trip, I am all the more in love with this Czech beauty.
The car has been (very)slightly veering to left on empty stretches. Planning to get the Alignment checked. Any recommendations for a good tyre shop near West Delhi?
No other niggles so far.
In the City-Run, getting a FE of 15.25-15.75kmpl on a Full Tank-Full Tank method. Lovely!!!
|21st January 2014, 22:43||#19|
Project Rewire GPS
I am really happy with the GPS Unit that came alongwith.
It acted as a GPS as well as a BIG screen for Rear View Camera as well as Bluetooth Handsfree Unit pairing with my phone.
But, two things were really annoying about it.
There was one wire which was connecting the Camera with GPS Unit and another wire of charger of the GPS unit.
I simply hated the wires running across the otherwise clean dashboard.
With the Unit being that distant, it was really difficult to either find a location on the map while the car is running or picking up a phone via Bluetooth.
This is how it looked like -
Was searching hard for the solution which would address both the issues.
There were 2 options -
Option 1 Move the GPS near the A-Pillar to Driver side. While this was my preferred option, this would have required removing all the covers to remove the existing Camera wire and route it towards the other side.
I am very nervous about removing any of the plastic components. They break too easily.
Option 2 Move the GPS below the RVM. Benefit would be easy viewing while reversing while the loss would be a bit of compromise on the front visibility.
Carefully looked for the Screen placement for Option 2 to minimise any loss of visibility and finally went ahead with it.
What was required?
The Camera wire to be routed behind the A-pillar, and then taken to the RVM hiding behind the roof cladding.
The Power Cable to be routed behind the A-pillar, and then taken to the RVM hiding behind the roof cladding.
Routing of the Camera wire was easy as enough length of wire was available.
As for the Power Cable, since it was shorter in length, I procured a long USB cable and bought a Car charger with USB Option.
This is how the wires were routed -
USB Wire joined with the USB Car Charger
USB Wire looped around at the end of Passenger foot well
USB Wire entering A-Pillar on Passenger side
Wires being routed from A-Pillar
Wires being routed from A-Pillar
Final Result - Clean Dash
Rear View - Mirror/Camera
No part of the whole of Honda Activa is visible from the (pathetic) Rear View Mirror which is clearly shown by the Rear View Camera.
On other topic, reached another milestone
The car has completed 3200 kms now and the last full tank gave a fuel efficiency of 16.26kmpl in the City run.
|23rd February 2014, 20:02||#20|
DIY: Noodle Mats
Thanks to the various DIY threads on Noodle mats running all through the forum, got inspired and made my own custom set of Noodle mats.
The mats provided by the dealer during Delivery had already started showing their age on the Driver side.
The things that I was most annoyed with were -
a) Slippery nature of mats leading to their frequent movement under Driver's pedals.
b) Their inability to cover most of the carpet area
c) Flimsy quality
Thus, following the steps mentioned in various DIY threads specially DIY-Noodle matds, created my own set.
Cost involved -
Price = Rs.72/sq.ft.
Length = 9ft
width = 2ft
Total Price = Rs.1296
Noodle Mat Roll
Back Seat mat
Also bought a 1.5M roll of Anti Skid material and made a custom Dashboard Mat as well
Price = 150
Used only some of it for this purpose and the rest is being used at various other places in house
|27th February 2014, 10:54||#21|
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I am about to go on the Boodle mat expedition
So just had one question.
Did u feel that 9ft was a little less or is that enough and what have you done for the transmission tunnel?
|27th February 2014, 15:33||#22|
Re: "Leisure"ly enjoying the Skoda Rapid TDI
As for the Transmission tunnel, I did the matting in 3 parts, one on the hump with long ears tucked below the 2 side mats.
|18th May 2014, 21:58||#23|
Update @ 6 Months
It has been 6 months!!! Whoa.
Somewhere in middle of April, I got call from Giriraj Motors to schedule the (First Check Up) service for my Skoda Rapid since it was nearing the 6 months mark.
Initially I had plans to get my car serviced at Fahrenheit (Moti Nagar), but thought I would give these guys a chance; it being near to my office place and thus will save me a day.
Booked the car to be serviced on a certain date. Inquired about Pickup/Drop charges and they were advised to be Rs.200 for Pickup only. Drop facility was not available.
(Compare this to Rs. 0 I pay to get my Hyundai i10 serviced and where both Pickup and Drop is done by Hyundai folks)
Anyways, I always like to go myself for the pickup so am usually interested only in Pickups and in this case went myself for the drop as well at the pre-allotted time (10AM in the morning to avoid any kind of rush).
I was received well at the reception and soon met the Service Advisor.
It was a Check-Up service only so no major tasks to be done.
Things I asked particularly to be checked
Also inquired whether the car will be washed and the answer was Yes (No extra charges). Honestly, I thought car wash was not part of this checkup as I read in some of the threads, but seems like I was wrong.
Took the time for delivery was given as 12:30PM (quite fast, eh!), exchanged mobile numbers and head back to office.
Got a call at 12:25 that car was ready for delivery, took an auto-rickshaw and head to the Service Station which is around 7Kms away.
Reached at 12:50 and met the Service Advisor. He took me to the car and advised of the work performed on car
Now, I took the car under 5X5 plan under which all maintenance costs upto next 5 years were to be taken care by Skoda.
Guess, I was a bit wrong there as upon reading the fine print it mentioned the cost of only 5 services.
The car was topped up with 0.800L of oil and the total bill came out to Rs. 752 (incl taxes).
Argued a bit but then gave up and paid the same.
Bill Attached below
Overall score - 9/10
|23rd December 2014, 18:32||#24|
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|23rd December 2014, 19:33||#25|
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