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Old 6th July 2008, 02:24   #481
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True Mahesh, I have seen lot many more Fabias in Bangalore as well in the last 2 months.

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Invincible: Thank you for the info. Waiting for the pics of your ICE setup.

Now-a-days I see lot of Fabias in Chennai roads. I'm really worried about this. When I booked it, I thought I will be one among the very few who are driving Fabias. But the scene changed and is changing very fast. Anyways I welcome the change. cheers:

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Well, my first impressions about this car were that its nothing more than an overpriced german car with less than average performance compared to its peers and expensive spare part prices to live with. It is absolutely,100 % exactly that.

But there is another way of looking at this Fabia fever. And thanks to this particular thread, I've realised that its actually a beautiful car.It does make you feel special this thing, its those little things that make you happy, like the things it does when you reverse while its raining or the lane changing indicators, or the speed sensitive wiper,or the quality of the entire thing. These are things you get to know only when you live with it.

BTW, I believe the Fusion too has the same 'rear wiper on while reversing in the wet' mechanism. Anyway, netchef and other Fabia owners on this thread, you guys have contributed and made this thread and amazing experience for others. Atleast my perception has changed and I think Fabia is the kind of car that you would enjoy every time you take it out for a spin. It does have the 'X' factor that make it a special thing to possess. Enjoy your journey guys. Good luck! Now I have to test drive this thing myself.

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Hi Netchef - Thanks for your inputs...

heard of a "Pete's" box exclusively for Fabia?
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Hi chitbhanu. Welcome. Hope the information helped.

BTW, someone earlier on this thread spoke about Pete's tuning options for the Fabia. Try to run a search as I have no clue how long back it was discussed. Good luck, Sir.

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Well, my first impressions about this car...
But there is another way of looking at this Fabia fever. And thanks to this particular thread, I've realised that its actually a beautiful car.

Anyway, netchef and other Fabia owners on this thread, you guys have contributed and made this thread and amazing experience for others. Atleast my perception has changed
roms: Glad to have helped, Sir. Drive safe.

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True Mahesh, I have seen lot many more Fabias in Bangalore as well in the last 2 months.

chitbhanu: Strange way of looking at it. I'd personally have felt more at ease once I saw enough of the vehicles on the road- deriving comfort that the market approved of them enough to buy them in numbers, and that the manufacturer would be forced to support the model by way of development etc since it had so much traction.
Bit difficult me thinks to hope for 'exclusivity' from a 'mass' market car.

Each fully entitled to their opinion, of course- I don't mean to tread on anyone's corns (or camshafts )
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Friends got my tyres filled with nitrogen 2 days back with 32F & 30R presure must say there is considerable difference in ride. Potholes were soaked much better. Also the suspension dint feel stif. Overall feel its much beter then geting normal air. Just great.

Well, i plan to get a remap done. Though i feel the power is decent enough as of now but still would prefer that litle bit more of kick. As for the tuning box wil give beter low end and midrange power power where as remap would give beter linear power through out the rev band, as said by Mr.Peter. Will let you know what the end result like.
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... nitrogen

...remap
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Hi Invinsible> Good news about your Nitrogen-filled tyres. Please let us know how they perform.

About the Remap: ChitBhanu was keen to obtain info, so could you kindly let us know 1) the options available 2) the performance ramp-up they proffer 3) the costs involved.
Naturally too, we'd love to hear if you're pleased with the results, so a full review would be MORE THAN WELCOME (I think you'll be the first to engineer a remap).

Drive safe.
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Friends got my tyres filled with nitrogen 2 days back with 32F & 30R presure must say there is considerable difference in ride. Potholes were soaked much better. Also the suspension dint feel stif. Overall feel its much beter then geting normal air. Just great.

Well, i plan to get a remap done. Though i feel the power is decent enough as of now but still would prefer that litle bit more of kick. As for the tuning box wil give beter low end and midrange power power where as remap would give beter linear power through out the rev band, as said by Mr.Peter. Will let you know what the end result like.
cool... dude you know any place where i can get nitrogen filled between bandra & andheri
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What is the "free service" and "regular service" cost.
This baby requires synthetic oil.
whats the oil change interval? If its 5000kms, then its expensive, "ouch expensive"
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What is the "free service" and "regular service" cost.
This baby requires synthetic oil.
whats the oil change interval? If its 5000kms, then its expensive, "ouch expensive"
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I can't say what the service costs are, but the interval recommended is 10K kms.
I'd heard that synthetic lubes were good for older or worn engines, but these cars have them from the cradle- any harm, you think?
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Many modern cars require synthetics from day one. Synthetics from day one won't cause any harm, and are good for the engine. But its expensive
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On similar lines, I was able to exchange PMs with Peter and he has confirmed availablility of a Pete's tuning box for Fabia. He confirmed that the vehicle moves up to 90 BHP after the box is installed. Havent checked on the price yet, but as a comparative data point - a friend of mine recently got the box fitted in his Innova for 30K, hopefully the one for Fabia should not be much higher.
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About the Remap: ChitBhanu was keen to obtain info, so could you kindly let us know 1) the options available 2) the performance ramp-up they proffer 3) the costs involved.
Naturally too, we'd love to hear if you're pleased with the results, so a full review would be MORE THAN WELCOME (I think you'll be the first to engineer a remap).

Drive safe.
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Many modern cars require synthetics from day one. Synthetics from day one won't cause any harm, and are good for the engine. But its expensive
Just curious, how expensive?
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Cant really comment, it was a view shared by Mahesh, i had just concurred on the rise in number of Fabias that i have noticed in the last one month in Bangalore
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chitbhanu: Strange way of looking at it. I'd personally have felt more at ease once I saw enough of the vehicles on the road- deriving comfort that the market approved of them enough to buy them in numbers, and that the manufacturer would be forced to support the model by way of development etc since it had so much traction.
Bit difficult me thinks to hope for 'exclusivity' from a 'mass' market car.

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oh they will be around 4-5K. Guess almost the double as regular ones.
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Skoda octavia oil change is around 5000rs. Compare that to a car with mineral oil, its 800-900rs, so more like 5-6 times not double
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Nitrogen:
Well i got my nitrogen filled here at Vile parle east at Adarsh petrolpump. And paid Rs.150 for all 5 tyres. Must say the ride is much beter now then earlier. I feel less bumps now. Must go for it. Also, i googled about it and learnt that it may increase life of tyres by 20%.

Remap:
Remap is costing me 33k plus 5k for k&N or green filter. Result would be 100bhp & around 24kgm torgue. Tuning box is around 29, 30k. I am more inclined on remap since i know that performance wise remap is always beter in longer run. The result wil be smoother power delivery then the tuning box. I would always sugest a remap then tuning box. Plus there aint much of price difference. Ya i will be the 1st to get a fabia remap unless sumone else decides to get it done before me in coming days

Oilchange:
Synthetic oil is always beter and high graded then mineral oil. Also there is vast difference in lubricancy. I have used synthetic oil before in my earlier car since 10yrs now and can say this. The ideal service interval is 7500kms normaly with synthetic they say 10000kms but 7500 should be fine looking at our pollution condition. And also its diesel. Its always beter to push our limit a bit and get the best for our cars as we do get the same for ourself and family, and car being part of the family.

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