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Old 20th April 2009, 10:42   #1396
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fi.robin: Sounds like bushes to me. Octavia chaps have faced similar problems and they were emphatically solved with a dab of grease.

Ask Russell at their new showroom to have his guys check it for you...you can say you're on a referral from me.

Good idea. I know the gentleman. How is the new showroom? Does it have the service centre too in that campus?
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Wink fabia's day out..

Dear Amit, wishing you many many happy miles ahead id your new City/ Linea. In the meanwhile you can also share your experience with the fabia.

Someone mentioned about the "stone in half filled glass bottle" sound earlier on. You can't come more close to what I wanted to express. My car also got the same sound couple of months back, but it disappeared suddenly. It came from the rear left. Might be from the plates.

@ Robin, the sound coming from the tyre when u turn the steering wheel while the car is stationary on a smooth surface is common. I get it while turning the car to get into my garage.The garage and the driveway are paved with smooth red tiles and the sound comes from any car which comes to our home.

@ Bald Brothers Inc - I repeat, you are always welcome. Seriously, why don't we make a plan to meet somewhere. You guys can enjoy some lazy time

Pics- I haven't taken my fabia to our farm since it involves a bit of "off-roading". but yesterday, I took my car to the farm and tried to make the czech beauty do some Ieva Laguna mode Attaching some pics. Apologize for the glares in some pics
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Good idea. I know the gentleman. How is the new showroom? Does it have the service centre too in that campus?
fi.robin: New showroom is very swank. Their architect worked to some Euro brief and it does impress. It's also quite large- in their words, "the largest Skoda showroom in India".

What Russell told me is that they plan to service Fabias there, but that they plan to retain the current service centre which we have visited on the other side of Hosur Rd. Seems they haven't much clarity there.

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@ Bald Brothers Inc - I repeat, you are always welcome. Seriously, why
Mysticeyes: Very nice pictures of a very nice Fabia. Thanks- if I can rope in some Baldies, we'll surely roll down south for some southern comfort!

Your daughter looked pretty in the AustereSerene resort: I'd meant to write that but it slipped from the programmes. Oh, the patter of lil feet...

Dear Santa (it seems I've been writing him rather frequently these days- he must be getting deaf OR too much spam mail!).

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@Mysticeyes: Ah here comes the....Flashy...Flamboyant....Fabulous....Fabia ....with ....tangible tangerine body and that too its a diesel man....Here my dealer is pushing this color for only petrol variants...oye lucky! lucky oye!

What's that thing that is lying on the right side[6th snap]? looks to me like a pachyderm pooh! please confirm sire!

@netchef/Mysticeyes: Any time! please count me in for the serene south sojourn sire!!!

I stumbled upon this thread after searching for the keyword TBS
"http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/technical-stuff/25162-ultraseal-tyre-sealant-does-work.html"

What's this slime coating? has anyone here tried this?
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The door to Kerala is always open to you and all other fabiosis/ TBHpians including a certain Bald Brothers Inc. from Bangalore. You've reached as far as Munnar and another couple of hours would take you to Cochin or Allappey/ Kumarakom backwaters. I've always suggested that you guys get stuffed into one fabia and drive down. We can meet up somewhere around and have lots of Karimeen, tender coconut, hot or cold drinks (as netchef commented, in a lazy setting opposite to some palm fringed lagoon).
Wow. How inviting and severely tempting... My 2nd honeymoon should definitely be Kerala if not Rajasthan. And it's never tiring to be amid all that greenery sprinkled with some monsoon showers.

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@ K_ajay, the same brand, Airwick is being used my me. ofcourse, its much better tlhan Ambipur. DSLR is next on my wishlist. Right now, I'm clicking with Sony DSC-H50, which can be termed as the last step before a true blood SLR. Got miles to go before I can handle DSLRs
Mystic sir, DSLR gives a great range to explore with and is a good gadget to any avid photographer. I got one myself not knowing much about SLRs but it's a great cam [even though is a previous gen model]. Go for it, Sir, whenever you can. It's one purchase you won't find as a worthless investment. Specially shooting your li'l angel would be more fun and time spent well.. Choose between Canon and Nikon for excellent results.

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@k_ajay: Lack of motivation surging around, some managers, please take the initiatives.
Ahem!! There is no dearth of motivation for us here, VKJ.. Ak calling Netchef.. Ak calling Netchef... There seems to be an escalation here to a Manager, sire.

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k_ajay: Airwick didn't work for me: glad you like it.
It's fine for now but still haven't taken a liking to it.. Will have to try another car parfume next month or the one after.. Will settle for the one that keeps the car smelling pleasant [or atleast neutral]. Sometimes the smell coming off Airwick is not easily identifiable either.. I hope it doesn't become the same case of Ambipur..

I noticed that since I got the armrest factory fitted, I cannot have the luxury of keeping a chunck of camphor in the slot that you have it in.. Have to try something else now...

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Apologize for the glares in some pics
Mystic: just a little understanding about lighting in photography will help you avoid any glares. See if you like to dig any of the articles in links below. It's all about lighting in photography. The last link is particularly a good one..

Understanding Photography Lighting Will Bring You to the Next Level
Understanding Photography Lighting and How to Control Photography Lighting
Understanding Lighting Ratios
http://digitaljohn.com/PDF/Llighting_Introduction.pdf

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Dear Santa (it seems I've been writing him rather frequently these days- he must be getting deaf OR too much spam mail!).
LOL Netchef.. Must be the latter.... *wink wink*
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Hi Fabiosis:
I'm planning to leave my car at the service centre today to get rid of the A/C blower noise issue. They said it takes 2 days as they have to open the dashboard to replace the parts. The service guy told me that it will take 2 days to complete. Anyone has more info in this issue? I want to know more about the following.

What parts they are going to replace?
Will the job require 2 days to complete?
Im planning to leave the car today evening and collect it on Wednesday evening.
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No issues from the car as its nearing 5000 Km mark. Might touch that figure by next week (8 months).

@ VKJ, my baby is a petrol drinker. Imagine a diesel running barely 7250-7500km per year.How does that compare with those guys who have run up more than 25000km per year. By the way, the "elephantine pooh" on the right corner is dried hay used for feeding moooohhs. If you look carefully, you can see a black cow resting in shade to the left of the "pachyderm belongings". guess the owner of the cow had deposited hay there for the cow to eat in a relaxed setting. The greenery and rain here makes even the cow such lazy bone that it can't stand up and graze

Thanks for the links ajay. just went briefly through it and found it useful. I'd go through it in detail after printing the same. Next on list is Canon DSLR. Somehow, I don't tend to float towards Nikon. Speaking of lazy bones grazing, I think we got fair number of "Yeah Sayers" for the trip down here. Shall we get into some serious planning? Shykrish, get back into the thread at the double, General NC is polishing his shotgun
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Hi Fabiosis:
I'm planning to leave my car at the service centre today to get rid of the A/C blower noise issue. They said it takes 2 days as they have to open the dashboard to replace the parts. The service guy told me that it will take 2 days to complete. Anyone has more info in this issue? I want to know more about the following.

What parts they are going to replace?
Will the job require 2 days to complete?
Im planning to leave the car today evening and collect it on Wednesday evening.
Invinsible got it done in one day (scan back through a few pages). Insist on one day if possible.
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@Mysticeyes: Oh! I got bowled by this description when I scrolled my mouse over the snaps sire...like it said...."skoda-fabia-diesel-pics-pg-6-dscn3294-1024x768-.jpg"

Oh BTW you seem to have a lucky number there! KL 21 A __21__[strong believer in numerology]?

@k_ajay: I would def. want to enroll for your photography lessons if you are planning for one sire!

@Madrash: Even my dealer told me the same, I too face the same issue but am skeptical to leave my vehicle overnight after having seen all those horror stories pa. As fi.robin suggested pull the schedule by one day if possible.
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The service guy told me that it will take 2 days to complete.

Im planning to leave the car today evening and collect it on Wednesday evening.
Madrash: Be very wary of leaving your car at the service center, overnight. It gives a chance to even the good blokes, to get indulgent into untoward practices. I hope you're aware of the numerous problems bhpians are facing, with their Skoda cars.

I pray for you not to become their next victim. Please be careful, use discretion and demand immediate repairs, if you can. Videocam/photograph every single bolt and nut, if you can, before you hand your vehicle owner. But it's best to be safe and not give your car overnight.

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No issues from the car as its nearing 5000 Km mark. Might touch that figure by next week (8 months).
Touch wood first, Mystic.. lol.. good going and wish you many more happy and worryfree miles.

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Thanks for the links ajay. just went briefly through it and found it useful. I'd go through it in detail after printing the same. Next on list is Canon DSLR. Somehow, I don't tend to float towards Nikon.
That's great, partner. Canon is a greay buy amongst DSLRs but I read forums where Nikon shares the 1st rank with Canon, sometimes edging past or coming a close second. I'm sure Canons are A class, but you should also know you won't go wrong with either. My 2nd DSLR [whenever that purchase is done] will definitely be a Canon..

I hate it that I hardly find time to go to locations and capture some nice photos [add to the fact I hardly know of places in and around bangalore, to go by myself]. Reason why I've kept postponing my next DSLR purchase [add to that, recession and lower than low-budgets.. lol]

Let me know if you want any recommendations when you're purchasing, and I'll gladly pitch in..

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@k_ajay: I would def. want to enroll for your photography lessons if you are planning for one sire!
Ha ha.. Someone has taken an oath to trip on me at every available opportunity

Sir, I'm no expert to give lessons to even an amateur. I'm a beginner myself learning the craft. Look up on a photography expert on this forum who has more than 15 yrs of experience under his belt and an endearing love for Ambassadors. He goes by the name of Rudra Sen.

I'm quite busy with work these days but I'm looking to find a classroom academy to learn the basics of photography. If you're as interested, maybe we can go together. Are you aware of any such academy in Bangalore [don't suggest one very close to your home ].. Ha ha ha

have fun guys... aK
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@ Robin, the sound coming from the tyre when u turn the steering wheel while the car is stationary on a smooth surface is common. I get it while turning the car to get into my garage.The garage and the driveway are paved with smooth red tiles and the sound comes from any car which comes to our home.
What you are refering to seems to be noise form rubber-earth contact. It is different from the mechanical sound that I hear. The service guys had replaced "connecting ball joint rod" worth Rs 840 for it under warranty. Anyway it likes playing hide and seek so will wait and put more miles before taking it to the serrvice guys. They spoil the whole day.

@ajay: Any plan for trip to Tafe's new showroom or just another get together.
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They spoil the whole day.
I quite agree, from experience...

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@ajay: Any plan for trip to Tafe's new showroom or just another get together.
Robin, I'd like to pay a visit to their new showroom. When do ya wanna go?

I'm also game for a rendezvous with our ad wordman RG and fishman VKJ on the coming weekend [saturday or sunday]. We need to fix on the location [which I'm thinking would have to be closed to VKJ's house, on the promise we made the last time] and also the time... early afternoons is a great time to spend outside? Innit? [I may not be able to make it to a short drive though, since dad would be home alone on the weekend and I prefer to give him company at home]..

Netchef & VKJ: Whatsay guys? Game to meet this weekend? Please add in if you are able to meet AND also suggest location and time.

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Robin, I'd like to pay a visit to their new showroom. When do ya wanna go?

I'm also game for a rendezvous with our ad wordman RG and fishman VKJ on the coming weekend [saturday or sunday]. We need to fix on the location [which I'm thinking would have to be closed to VKJ's house, on the promise we made the last time] and also the time... early afternoons is a great time to spend outside? Innit? [I may not be able to make it to a short drive though, since dad would be home alone on the weekend and I prefer to give him company at home]..

Netchef & VKJ: Whatsay guys? Game to meet this weekend? Please add in if you are able to meet AND also suggest location and time.
I have nothing planned for this weekend. So will be able to take out free time this weekend. If it is the meet then we let VKJ decide the venue, to be fair .
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I have nothing planned for this weekend. So will be able to take out free time this weekend. If it is the meet then we let VKJ decide the venue, to be fair .
Ok. I doubt RG and VKJ will be as interested to visit the new showroom [and RG has already visited as VIP]. If you are able to, we can visit Skoda's biggest showroom on Saturday morning, say about 11am? Lemme know...

But keep this as tentative and also have backup plans, since for me, any family commitments albeit last minute, override all existing plans

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MYSTICEYES @ Great Pics out there and surely a great place to spend your weekend. You Fabee looks as if it got delivered yesterday. Wish if only one could maintain their fabee like that here in bbay with this chaotic traffic, one can never succeed even if one tries too.

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Definitely man go for it. Rajasthan is best only from DEC-JAN. Incase you ever plan one do let me know may be I can help you somewhere, that's my 2nd home and my source of income

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MADRASH @ I'm planning to leave my car at the service centre today to get rid of the A/C blower noise issue.
I got mine fixed in 2 days including the service.

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MYSTICEYES @ Imagine a diesel running barely 7250-7500km per year.How does that compare with those guys who have run up more than 25000km per year.
All it says is, Man take her out more often, she begs to be driven more and more, best take the long way home.

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The best would be to get as much as pally with the service advisor or the senior advisor by being more friendly without being formal, more like a casual approach. It helped a lot for me. I never have to wait for the job car to be opened, my car goes in first and than the senior advisor instructs the junior to open one while I sit down for a chat with him over coffee. I even get follow up calls by him till over a week or two if everything is fine.

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1. What's up with TV meet? Anyone here from bbay for a meet? looks like it's only gonna me and my baby.

2. Since I mentioned I know the senior advisor here very well. Spoke to him that incase someone from outside have any issue with the car would he able to help. And he agreed by saying he can always talk to the person over the phone and discuss the problem and help out even further by speaking to Skoda about it. So incase anyone here has any issue / difficulty and want to have a word with him regarding the problem before you give your car to the workshop, one can always make use of him.

3. OFF TOPIC: Just wanted to check if anyone here used or using Panasonic Fz28 digi cam? Any idea how good is it? Canon no doubt being the best. Already use one but heard great review about Panasonic.
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