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Old 16th November 2014, 11:49   #121
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You'll notice the NBU advantage when you drive on a highway with proper reflectors and road signs, the way highways should be. These bulbs are able to light up reflectors and signs that are literally a mile away. This comes really handy on overnight drives. Referring to the high beam here.

Also, I find that the color of the light is such that the eyes do not tire out as quickly. You can drive longer.
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Old 20th January 2016, 17:45   #123
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Its been a long time since my last post. Car is going well - planning to head for the 30K service along with the Honda Recall this weekend. Meanwhile I got the 3M Interior Cleaning done on the car today at 3M Car Care on Bull Temple Road.

Here are some pictures from the 3M Center on Bull Temple Road:


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Under Body Treatment Bay:


I had got the UnderBody treatment done for my car at the JP Nagar 3M - when I asked if they can do a top up - they refused and said its franchisee owned only and I would have to go to JP Nagar 3M again for top up. Need to double check if this is correct as at the time of sign up I seem to remember that I was told that I could go to a 3M store anywhere.

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Other Cars being processed



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Small Lounge Room for the waiting customers



Overall Experience
The Interior cleaning costed me Rs.2,622 all inclusive. The work done was good. They promised to deliver the car in 2.5 hours and called me 30 minutes before time and said the car is ready. The work done is as per the 3M quality and I would say this Center is also on par with the other 3M shops.



Some Before and After pictures:

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Right Hand Side Door Handle Before 3M Treatment
Above is picture of the window handle before the 3M Clean up. As can be seen there was quite a bit of dirt that had gathered. This was something that I could not easily get rid of on my own.


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Right Hand Side Door Handle After 3M Treatment
After the 3M cleanup - as can be seen they left it like new!



Will post more after the 30K Service and the Recall Replacement of the Fuel Return Pipe is done!
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30,000 KMS Paid Service and Fuel Return Pipe Recall Updates

Went in for the 30,000 kms Paid Service and also requested for the Fuel Return Pipe Recall to be also completed along with it.

Gave the vehicle for service at 9-00 AM in the morning and mine was the first car in their bay. The SA promised to deliver the car by 4-00 PM in the evening.

The only complaint I raised was the rattling noise from the dash which had re-appeared. Got a call promptly at 3-45 PM saying the work has been completed and the bill was for 2535/-






Find enclosed the details of the 30K Paid Service below:
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Find enclosed the details of the Fuel Return Pipe Recall Below:
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The SA confirmed that the rattling noise has been fixed. He said if it re-appears again they would have to remove the whole dash and do a much bigger check which he said would cost a couple of thousand rupees.

He also suggested that if the sound is not so loud then given the diesel engine noise that can be ignored

Anyways - except for that last comment, I was happy with everything else - the work done was good and on time. Hoping to do more long rides soon...
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Thanks vsrivatsa for an elaborate information with pictures. I saw your post just now while searching about headlight upgrade.

Comparing the two pictures you posted (stock bulbs vs NBU), I felt that stock bulb gives better illumination. The throw seems to be same for both.

What is your experience over last 6 months? Are you still using NBU?

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Thanks vsrivatsa for an elaborate information with pictures. I saw your post just now while searching about headlight upgrade.

Comparing the two pictures you posted (stock bulbs vs NBU), I felt that stock bulb gives better illumination. The throw seems to be same for both.

What is your experience over last 6 months? Are you still using NBU?
I did not find it to have improved the illumination too much but still sticking to the NBUs. I think to see realistic improvement one needs to consider Xenon HID type of an upgrade.
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Anyways - except for that last comment, I was happy with everything else - the work done was good and on time. Hoping to do more long rides soon...
Thank you mate for sharing the 30K service details. I noticed the invoice showing oil quantity as 5 units of 100ml. Does this mean only half a litre oil was put or is it 5 litres?. This question arises because the charges for the oil change seem to be too low.
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Thank you mate for sharing the 30K service details. I noticed the invoice showing oil quantity as 5 units of 100ml. Does this mean only half a litre oil was put or is it 5 litres?. This question arises because the charges for the oil change seem to be too low.
Yes, what you have noticed is correct - the charges for oil change is low since majority of it is free as part of the Recall from Honda. The SA said only some additional volume needed would be chargeable - so that is what got charged.
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Yes, what you have noticed is correct - the charges for oil change is low since majority of it is free as part of the Recall from Honda. The SA said only some additional volume needed would be chargeable - so that is what got charged.
Thanks for the reply, that was lightening quick. However I didn't get you. The recall was for fuel return pipe replacement, if I am not wrong. Are they giving the engine oil free as a part of this recall?
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Thanks for the reply, that was lightening quick. However I didn't get you. The recall was for fuel return pipe replacement, if I am not wrong. Are they giving the engine oil free as a part of this recall?
If you see on the previous post on the image related to the Bill - there is an item in the Recall Task Sheet called: "Replace Fuel Pipe, Pump and Engine Oil". So the Engine Oil is replaced as part of the Recall.

The SA claimed that since I am clubbing the Service also with the Recall - they may require some additional Engine Oil some minimal amount which they would charge and that is the minimal charge on the Engine Oil which has been made.
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Can you advise what is the tyre pressure you've been maintaining on your XM2 195/60/R15 tyres, front and back.

I've upgraded to the XM2 195/60/R15 tyres and filled 33 PSI but felt that the ride was a bit bumpy.

Earlier on the MRF ZVTV 175/65/R15, I had maintained 34 PSI (Front) and 32PSI (rear).

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People following my posts on the Official Review would be aware that my car is now back

The original car mats I had purchased from Honda had completely worn out in the front. The rear ones remained in good condition. Now I thought was a good time to replace the Car Floor Mats.

There were four main considerations I made:
1. Maxspider 3D Kagu - These are the best ones and cost a bomb. I enquired prices in JC Road and got a best price quote of Rs.5,700.

2. Coozo 5D Mats - These are mid tier and cost about 3,775/- and come from an Indian brand Coozo (www.coozo.in).

3. Star Mats - These again are mid tier and cost about Rs.3000/- (URL)

4. Coozo 3D Mats - These are entry level and cost about 1,275/- and come from Coozo again. At this entry level price segment there are a multitude of brands.

I had seen the 3M Nomad Mats when I purchased the car but had decided to go for the 3D Mats as against the Nomad Mats so this was not on my list now.

After dilly-dallying between the options - I decided to go for the Coozo 5D Mats. I placed the order on the Coozo.in website. I did not receive any email notification even after 3 days and so I emailed them and promptly received a response back saying they are preparing shipment. I also got a phone call where they checked the model and also if the car was a manual or automatic.

Post that, it was again a wait of another 4-5 days and I finally received the shipment:

The Mat Shipment Arrives...

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Shipment Received


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First Look




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Front Mats




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Full Set




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Full Set




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Full Set - Addl. View




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Full Set - Zoomed in View



And now for some pictures of how they fit onto the car and I will let the pictures do the talking for a while:


How They Fit?


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Front Left



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Front Right



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Front Right



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Rear Seat Mats



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Rear Seat Mats



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Rear Seat Mats



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Rear Seat Mats



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Rear Seat Mats



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Rear Seat Mats



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Front Right - Up Close



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Front Right - Up Close



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Rear Seat Mats - The Mats cover the wall of the seat!



Overall fitment to the model seems good and I am happy with the purchase. In terms of durability - that is a wait and watch mode for me as I did not receive any real feedback from TBHP on the questions I raised on the 3D Mats thread in the forum.


Thanks for reading my post, Happy and Safe driving
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Hi,

I ordered the same coozo 5d mats for my and my dad's city. I have been using these for the past 6 months approx and they seem to be quite durable. They are easy to wash, just wipe them with a wet cloth and some washing agent.

On the side I felt the road noise decrease slightly after putting these mats.


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