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Old 23rd May 2017, 13:20   #46
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The first scheduled 'checkup' was for 6months/7500kms (whichever comes earlier). on 19th May, 5 days before completion of 5 months, the GT TSI crossed the land mark. I called the VW service center at Rajajinagar one day before that and took the next available appointment for 20th May.

On the morning of 20th, I went to the car, removed all my personal items and started from home at 09:00 and reached the palace cross service centre at 09:45. It was 16kms away form home and it was the closest service centre to my home.

The car was attended to quickly and a job sheet was created by the service executive Bopanna. I was asked for any complaints.
1. The right rear door was not closing like the others and needed a higher force to close correctly.
2. On rough road, slight noise. Something like two metal parts hitting each other.
I told him that I was worried if it was something to do about the gearbox. He told that Gearbox issue will create a screeching noise (something similar to one metal part rubbed on another. He told that under chassis bolts and joints may need check for the kind of sounds that I mentioned.

He told me that the vehicle would be ready by 14:30 and they'll call me. Although I felt it was a lot of time for this small check-up, I didn't have any plans for the day and I so I went back home.

I didn't get any call but I reached at 15:30. Although the car was ready, billing(0 Rupees) and delivery of the vehicle took 1 hour. while delivering he told that the sounds must have reduced now after an underbody check-up. The door issue seemed to have reduced but not fully I would say. But it was nothing to be worried about.

When I sat in to drive, I noticed that interiors were really clean. But there was this overdose of polish or whatever they used. In fact I took my microfiber cloth and wiped the steering wheel once because my hands were getting "oily"

On Sunday, I got a feedback call and I gave this feedback but still overall I gave them a satisfactory rating. Frankly there was nothing to be done, but thankfully they didn't mess up anything either.
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A little over 5 months and my GT TSI crossed the 8k Mark yesterday.
It has been 8000 kms of excitement, exhilaration, apprehension to name a few emotions. So far so good.

Only thing missing so far is a really long drive

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The bulbs needed an upgrade. I went in search of Osram night-breaker plus to a know Accessory shop. He had only Philips extreme visions which are equally good. I got all 4 bulbs changed and also got the Philips LEDs for the fogs. Itís really easy on my eyes now during the night drives.
Could you please tell me where you got these bulbs changed from? I need them for my GT as well.
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Hi hemanth.anand,

Could you kindly let us know the specifications of the bulbs for the low beams, the high beams and the front fogs. I am planning to get them changed in my GT TSI.
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Could you please tell me where you got these bulbs changed from? I need them for my GT as well.
I got it done at High Definition Cars in Jayanagar. Google maps will show it.

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Hi hemanth.anand,
Could you kindly let us know the specifications of the bulbs for the low beams, the high beams and the front fogs. I am planning to get them changed in my GT TSI.
I have put Philips extremevision bulbs. I've not deviated from the stock specs. Even though it is the same spec, the light will be considerably better in Philips Extremevison and Osram Nightbreaker

Meanwhile on the 6-month Anniversary of the cars, the Polo Crossed the 9000Km. Its been a "NICE" journey so far

We Two, Ours Two - Alto K10 AMT for my wife, Polo GT TSI for me-9000_20170625_082650.jpg
9000Kms in 6 months

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NICE journey so far...

And regarding the K10. It has come close to 1000kms in the same period. the second free service is also completed. nothing much to report on that front. the usual follow-up from Kalyani, door pick-up and drop with 3-4 calls in between. Since the running was very low, there was nothing done at all apart from a water-less wash
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NICE pun ideed! However, 40 degrees in Bangalore?
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NICE pun ideed! However, 40 degrees in Bangalore?
Of course this year's summer was harsh in Bengaluru, but not as harsh as 40.
It was the day's first drive and that's the engine temperature still on its way to the optimum temperature of 90 degrees.
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I have put Philips extremevision bulbs. I've not deviated from the stock specs. Even though it is the same spec, the light will be considerably better in Philips Extremevison and Osram Nightbreaker
Thank you very much.

As far as I could find out, the following are the specs for the stock bulbs.

Headlamps (both low and high beams): H7 55W / 12V

Fog lamps (front): H8 35W / 12V


Can you confirm the above specs?

I am thinking in terms of Philips Extreme Vision Plus for the headlamps and Philips Blue Vision for the front fog lamps or anything equivalent to these.
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It's always special, when the number of digits on the ODO increases. On the GT TSI, it increased from 4 to 5. I had driven to Ooty last weekend during which this happened.

We Two, Ours Two - Alto K10 AMT for my wife, Polo GT TSI for me-20170715_070905.jpg
Biggest 4-digit number

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Smallest 5-Digit number

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Binary...would've been better if it would've been 3 minutes later

With the ODO crossing 10K, I plan to go for a wheel alignment and balancing this coming weekend.

On the negative side, I faced a small weird issue. While going back from Office on Tuesday, suddenly the Head unit started acting strange. Whatever mode I selected, the volume was reducing automatically to zero. even if I increase, it came back to zero. I put changed to phone or SD card or USB, it would mute itself. Switching off and on back again didn't help. As is the case most of the times with electronics, I left it as it is for the day and the next morning, it was back to normal!

Now, some pictures from the Weekend drive of around 600Kms

We Two, Ours Two - Alto K10 AMT for my wife, Polo GT TSI for me-img_070201.jpg
Cooling down after a 6hour drive

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Night drive in the forest

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Dreamland...

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Long long way to go

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Looking back...the journey has been good so far!

Like I said in the beginning, It's always special, when the number of digits on the ODO increases. On the Alto too, it increased. In this case, it's from 3 to 4

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Smallest 4-Digit Number

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Thank you very much.
As far as I could find out, the following are the specs for the stock bulbs.
Headlamps (both low and high beams): H7 55W / 12V
Fog lamps (front): H8 35W / 12V

Can you confirm the above specs?
I am thinking in terms of Philips Extreme Vision Plus for the headlamps and Philips Blue Vision for the front fog lamps or anything equivalent to these.
Sorry for the delayed reply, I missed this somehow. The specs are correct. I guess you would've already got it changed by now.

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Lovely pictures Hemanth and good to see your passion :-)

The road pictures are at which location? I've driven many times to Ooty, but always via Masinagudi and only once via Gudalur.
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On the GT TSI, it increased from 4 to 5.

On the Alto too, it increased. In this case, it's from 3 to 4
So Hemant, that is as clear as "Polo is the most updated Car in India" sorts, as to which one of your two steads gets the maximum attention.

I had warned you during your upgrade quest, that you may really need an oil burner, as you will out-run your Punto usage by a long shot.

I guess, the terrific DSG+TSI combination is doing wonders for you.

Keep rolling, and drive safe.
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The road pictures are at which location? I've driven many times to Ooty, but always via Masinagudi and only once via Gudalur.
Same here, of the many times I've visited Ooty, only once I've driven through Gudalur. The long, straight road in the last 2 photos are from Himavad Gopalaswamy Betta.

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So Hemant, that is as clear as "Polo is the most updated Car in India" sorts, as to which one of your two steads gets the maximum attention.
Call me selfish, but Alto is not mine

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I had warned you during your upgrade quest, that you may really need an oil burner, as you will out-run your Punto usage by a long shot.
Oil burner, I would've definitely spent less per km. But anyway, there is no huge difference these days between price of Petrol and Diesel. And the extra cost is well worth the silent of this engine and the linear power delivery. But the higher running is more attributed to the fact that I'm driving to work these days.

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I guess, the terrific DSG+TSI combination is doing wonders for you.
I had thought I would miss a Manual GB, but DSG has proved me wrong. Enjoying it so far!
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On 29th July the GT crossed 11000Kms
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11K

Last weekend, I finally got time to go for the 5k Kms wheel alignment and Balancing. As usual went to Madhus at langford road and got the road force balancing and wheel alignment done. This time the experience was far better than what I had previously. Work was done well but still faster.

For the long weekend on the independence day, A drive is planned and the car is ready for it. By the end of the trip, I expect the car to cross 13k kms.
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