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Old 9th March 2016, 09:48   #31
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3 years old? Doesnt really look like! Indeed you have kept the car in the best condition possible, Also love the picture in which the car was dirty, Love white cars when they get dirty for some reason during monsoon.
I actually love the greyish alloys, sort of gunmetal look it gave. I actually spent some time admiring and thinking, can i keep them like this forever? didnt they look bit better than the stock?
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Update at 56303 Km

4th scheduled service

Sasha went in for her 4th yearly service at 56299 kms on 17 september, 2016. No complaints whatsoever, apart from usual door noise.

Finally, after 4 years i found a real change in their approach to customer. I confirmed the appointment on friday and received the sms confirmation by evening. Also got a call from service adviser on the morning of saturday asking about any help required (pick-up and drop etc). The alternator belt and brake oil is changed in 4th service as per their standard practice. They did the internal foam wash for my fabric seats for free.

The car was kept ready when i went to pick it up. They showed me all the work that was done. They showed the report saying battery worn-out. However, i never experienced it. He quoted 8200 INR for the new battery and not give anything back for the old battery. What a weird policy, VW. He said it will not void any warranty if i buy the battery from outside VW service station. happy for his words and hope he sticks to them.

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4th scheduled service
Nice! Good to see another happy Jetta owner! Just one question, Are you still on stock brake pads? Or was it changed before the 4th service?
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Nice! Good to see another happy Jetta owner! Just one question, Are you still on stock brake pads? Or was it changed before the 4th service?
Thanks Tanveer. well, surprisingly, sasha is still running on the stock brake pads. They measured the required dimensions on brake pads and discs and were of the opinion that there is still life left and not suggested me to change. Stock pads are still not making any noise so may be 6 more months.

i am kind of itching to get the final 6 months of extended warranty to pass through and then go for the ECU remap. Chetan's jetta will be completing 1 year of remap and things look good at the moment. So confident about the same.
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60000 km UPDATE

Tyre change

It was a long overdue. The stock good year NCT5 were due since 50000 Km but somehow stretched to get the best out of them on NE-1 drives. It was a no brainer selecting the new tyres based on the jetta user experiences. Yes, michelin P3ST it is.

I searched for the best rates in ahmedabad, surprisingly it ranged from 7700 to 9000 per tyre for 205 55 R16 size. I approached mehta tyres who claimed the lowest price of all and confirmed 2016 manufacturing tyres. Unfortunately only 2 tyres available with him, one of 2014 and other 2015. the second best was Shah Patel tyre company, who has 7 outlets in ahmedabad and quoted 8000 per tyre. He confirmed to get all 4, 2016 manufactured tyres by evening and i finally committed myself to this deal.

Price : 8000 INR per tyre
Total : 32114 INR paid by credit card (1% charge) and 50 INR for old tyre
Manufacturing : 3516, 35th week of 2016, sometime in August 2016.

First impressions:

Osmastic. Jetta never felt this silent for the speeds upto 100 kmph. I have 33 psi N2 in all 4, which gives me best comfort ride. The best part is when you shift to 5th at 100 kmph and then press the pedal, the sound of engine is pure magic. I should have changed earlier.
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VW software update: at 61595 kms

Decision to perform petes remap forced me to perform this, just to make the car clean in VW records and that they donít perform any software update after the remap is done.
Performance after software update: Unfortunately, I cant write that word in such a highly decorated forum, but you can guess that. As told by many, yes the car drives better in city. If you are one of those relaxed and sedate type, you would not feel the difference for sure. For jetta engine lovers, the mid range and top-end punch is now a distant dream. The engine becomes noisy and will beg you not to push harder and further. The drive which used to feel like gliding on that expressway at triple digit speeds is totally gone. You have to keep the pedal pressed to drive at those speeds, previously I have to control the pedal so it doesnít go any higher that my sweet spot. Thatís the difference. In my experience fuel economy is also compromised, especially for those enthusiast drives.

Petes remapathon:

I knew the guy from petes was coming to Mumbai and hence I kept pushing him to make it to Ahmedabad. Unfortunately, he had some other commitment and hence he proposed to send the ecu to Mumbai instead of cochi. He was visiting on 3rd jan and he confirmed the bad news of not coming to Ahmedabad on Friday. So I went for VW software update on 31 dec, 2016, the last day of the year, considering new year will bring happiness. It was Monday morning that I learned that one of my colleague is going to Mumbai and thought about handing over the ECU to him. But office is in Baroda and car is in Ahmedabad. Then I thought why canít I fly by myself, (interesting, see how things turn up), take all the 3 ECUs and get the job done same day. Then I gave that option a serious thought and decided to bunk a few meetings. It will now be an unplanned leave. Then I spoke to tanvir in Mumbai, and he gave my thinking a twist. Why cant I drive down to petes in Mumbai, its just 550 kms, the advantage, I can test the car then and there and incase something arises, we can sort out. By 5 pm I finalized to drive down to Mumbai myself and get this done. My first drive to Mumbai and have no idea about traffic after vapi, but decided to negotiate that when it comes.
I started at 4:20 in morning and reached petes at 12:30, The guy (Vinu) was already there and started working on one of the three ECUs I brought with me. Rishad (The owner of performance unlimited) upon my insistent showed me how it is done for a couple of minutes and I have to admit, it felt like a bypass surgery of your heart (it was for my carís heart for sure). No vibrations are allowed on table while vinu does the calibration. I have to say it was not just a software update, that I thought it was. I was like you simply cut my OEM map, cope one of the higher tuned cars and paste it in my ECU and job is done. But I was wrong. I was impressed as well.
Finally, mine got done around 6 p.m. and it was time to check if car starts and it works. They fit it back, and turn the ignition and voilaaa. Engine came to life. It was now when I felt a sigh of relief. It was time for a test drive on marine drive. Rishad took the driver seat and I belted myself in passenger seat probably for the first time in my life. He saw an open stretch and pushed it full, wheels spin and engine is revving at 4000 rpm, felt scary but in a nice way.

POST REMAP PERFORMANCE:
I had to reach my office in Baroda next day and hence I started from Mumbai at 9 (waited for the traffic to ease). Reached dahisar and crossed the infamous vasai-virar bridge around 10:30 p.m.
I was really tired after 8 hrs drive and then 1.5 hrs in Mumbai traffic, peddar road to dahisar. But trust me I never knew when that 1.5 hrs passed. The drivability is so improved that even in slow moving traffic I didnít feel stressed out or tiredness. May be because it was the first day.
Followed T-bhp night drive guide and Checked-in to Kings resort and slept. Tomorrow is gonna be a good good day.
Started from Kings resort at 6 a.m. let it worm up for 5-6 kms and then for the first time floored the pedal in 3rd. In a matter of seconds she was 120. Engine is so free revving now and car begs me push harder and harder. Amazing amazing amazing. Now it was time to test my usual driving style and push off from there. So I let her roll at 100 110 for about 1.5 kms and then saw an open stretch and floored the pedal in 6th gear itself, to check the response after remap. Oh boy, there was a push which I can feel and a second of shudder (gearbox or tires vibrate) and then she flies off without any fuss. Similar story for 5th as well but rest four are without any issues. Just one word WOW.
I informed this behaviour to vinu and he says ECU will adjust according to my driving style in about 1000 kms. Itís the gearbox not able to digest the torque and power eventhough mine is manual.

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Petes remapathon:
Then I spoke to tanvir in Mumbai, and he gave my thinking a twist. Why cant I drive down to petes in Mumbai, its just 550 kms, the advantage, I can test the car then and there and incase something arises, we can sort out. By 5 pm I finalized to drive down to Mumbai myself and get this done.
Man! I was glad you came down and all went smoothly, Specially after my incident (Lets keep that for later) I was sure it was the best bet for you though.


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POST REMAP PERFORMANCE:
I had to reach my office in Baroda next day and hence I started from Mumbai at 9 (waited for the traffic to ease). Reached dahisar and crossed the infamous vasai-virar bridge around 10:30 p.m.
I was really tired after 8 hrs drive and then 1.5 hrs in Mumbai traffic, peddar road to dahisar. But trust me I never knew when that 1.5 hrs passed. The drivability is so improved that even in slow moving traffic I didn’t feel stressed out or tiredness. May be because it was the first day.
Followed T-bhp night drive guide and Checked-in to Kings resort and slept. Tomorrow is gonna be a good good day.
Started from Kings resort at 6 a.m. let it worm up for 5-6 kms and then for the first time floored the pedal in 3rd. In a matter of seconds she was 120. Engine is so free revving now and car begs me push harder and harder. Amazing amazing amazing. Now it was time to test my usual driving style and push off from there. So I let her roll at 100 110 for about 1.5 kms and then saw an open stretch and floored the pedal in 6th gear itself, to check the response after remap. Oh boy, there was a push which I can feel and a second of shudder (gearbox or tires vibrate) and then she flies off without any fuss. Similar story for 5th as well but rest four are without any issues. Just one word WOW.
I informed this behaviour to vinu and he says ECU will adjust according to my driving style in about 1000 kms. It’s the gearbox not able to digest the torque and power eventhough mine is manual.
Man, I cant wait to drive mine on the highway, Driving in the city itself was pretty enjoyable, Could probably think of what it would do on the highway, How are you tyres holding up after the remap though? Till what RPM in 2nd gear you are still getting wheelspin? Trying my car post remap when even you were along, ESP light was flickering for me in 2nd gear all the way till 4500 RPM!
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Man, I cant wait to drive mine on the highway, Driving in the city itself was pretty enjoyable, Could probably think of what it would do on the highway, How are you tyres holding up after the remap though? Till what RPM in 2nd gear you are still getting wheelspin? Trying my car post remap when even you were along, ESP light was flickering for me in 2nd gear all the way till 4500 RPM!
Regarding tyres, I have to say michelin P3STs are handling the additional power really well. There is not a single time that i got wheel spin and ESP light flickered, nowhere till 4000 rpm. Infact rishad himself took the test drive after remap, and man the way he drove, i can't even imagine doing that by myself. Even then no ESP light flicker. The grip is really well. I dont know how much difference Pilot sports can make. But based on my driving style and economics, i am happy with P3STs.

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A long drive to work after a week of REMAP:
After a 1200 kms of Remap-athon, i decided to give her some rest and use another car for a week. The getz has gone for suspension work and couldnt return last night and hence it was time today to wake-up the beast. Today was the day after all the dust settles and i can analyze the difference in performance (after remap vs the mental set of 60000 kms pre remap).

I let her warm-up and drove very sedately for first 15-17 kms until we touch the NE1. and then floored the pedal. Yes, today those lights were flashing in second gear all the way till 4500 rpm. The car felt really light and engine was really responsive.

That thing called shudder:
I mentioned this in my first review post remap, in 5th and 6th gear. Today i wanted to see exactly what happens here. So i check the speed, 100 kmph, 6th gear, rpm around 1500 and then i floored the pedal. The car shudders exactly between 1700-1800 rpm and then flies. What i can make out is that the torque delivery is the reason. Entire 380 or 400 NM torque is released at 1750 rpm, which the gearbox or wheels can not handle and takes its own time till 1800 rpm and then starts flying.

Can someone come out with a right reasons for the same? Is this behavior expected or should the president be worried?
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