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Old 31st August 2008, 13:05   #196
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removing the leg from the clutch on 1st gear simply moves modern diesels well. Use that to trot in traffic and save loads of fuel.
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Wow i am overwhelmed guys,
thanks Sanjaymugur, ShantyRocks,jazzy2cool,muzzzledmouse, architect.

I am going to greentracks to get a check up.

I usually drive below 1.5Krpm and dont use the deadpedal much so i could be using the clutch as a foot rest will try to change these habits and see what happens.

I do let the car roll without acceleration upto 3rd gear 20 kmph.

please keep the advice coming. Oh yes only premium fuel in the car.
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Old 31st August 2008, 22:58   #198
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Jazzy2cool you got the 3M teflon coating for your car, right? How is it holding up? I too want to get that provided it protects my car paint and shine but I have heard a lot of contrary things in this forum (there is a complete thread) like micro scratches, cannot park in the sun, etc, which makes me not do that. How many of MJD owners have got this teflon coating done? It costs 4000 as per the dealer.
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Yes Zak I got It Done,but free of cost .....
Its does brings life to the Colour more over ,it brings Great shine.
4k is too much pal Give me some time i'll find out and let you know .
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it brings Great shine.
is this shine better than normal waxing?

I waxed my car with F1 polish one month down the line if the light is right (as it is in my parking lot at home) you get this mirror wet look across the bonnet.

I still do have the thin scratch marks that the cleaning guy puts on with his dirty cloth.

But i am greed will go for it if it is better....
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Old 1st September 2008, 14:43   #200
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teflon coating is completly different from Car being waxed (F1 polish )
teflon is a permanent ,while Wax is temporary fix .
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teflon coating is completly different from Car being waxed (F1 polish )
teflon is a permanent ,while Wax is temporary fix .

If you are talking about the teflon coating offered by dealers when you are purchasing a car. You are incorrect.
Its not permanent.

I would prefer wax over teflon anyday.
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Old 1st September 2008, 21:40   #202
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Hi MJD Owners,

Recently i TD Indica Vista. The clutch was very smooth. And engine noise was very less compared to my MJD.
Since i got this doubt.

My Blacky (MJD) Clutch is hard (I get used to it) even after 3K Kms.

Does your car also have same kind of behavior or only mine is bit harder?

Let me know so that i can keep in touch with Service guys...
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Old 2nd September 2008, 00:10   #203
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Hi MJD Owners,

Recently i TD Indica Vista. The clutch was very smooth. And engine noise was very less compared to my MJD.
Since i got this doubt.

My Blacky (MJD) Clutch is hard (I get used to it) even after 3K Kms.

Does your car also have same kind of behavior or only mine is bit harder?

Let me know so that i can keep in touch with Service guys...
Not sure about the rest of pals,but I have done 7,340 km by this time (+3 months ).
What I have found about the car is that Both Gear shifting & Clutch has become very soft and smooth,but not like (santro)
Its the same Mother (FIAT) who Gave Birth to all 3 Daughers .(Swift ,Palio Multijet & Tata Indica Vista Quadrajet Engine s)

IF ONLY You have TD a 1.3 not a 1.4 .
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Thanks for the reply...

->Jazzy_2cool:

I also feel Gear box and clutch become softer compared to the day one.
However it might be "I got practiced / used to it"

When one of Friend who has Indica drived MJD he said clutch is bit hard, and one needs to lock the full clutch.
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Hi MJD Owners,

Recently i TD Indica Vista. The clutch was very smooth. And engine noise was very less compared to my MJD.
Since i got this doubt.

My Blacky (MJD) Clutch is hard (I get used to it) even after 3K Kms.

Does your car also have same kind of behavior or only mine is bit harder?

Let me know so that i can keep in touch with Service guys...
I feel you have to get used to this. The clutch is a little hard compared to other cars and will remain so for a long time.
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If you are talking about the teflon coating offered by dealers when you are purchasing a car. You are incorrect.
Its not permanent.

I would prefer wax over teflon anyday.
I second that. Let me accept it that I was pretty surprised about how Prerana had agreed to do Teflon coating free of cost for my car, as an offer. Since, if I remember right, when I'd purchased my CBZ, way back in 2001, I had got a proper Teflon coating (the permenant type) done on my bike & doing it for just the few painted & chromed body parts of the bike had cost me upwards of Rs. 3000/-, this itself was a discounted price since the guy who owned the showroom was a very close friend of mine & had sent this bike to a different place for the coating (the dealer didn't have the facility to do it himself)

What the dealers do when they say 'Teflon' coating is infact wax your car with DuPont Teflon Car Wax (or something similar), unless you've paid for it seperately & surely not in a 3 digit sum. I saw Prerana using a similar product on my car when they did the 'Teflon Coating' on my car, I was present when they did that.

Also with the actual Teflon coating, you can't feel the metal of the body directly, for e.g. if you try running your fingernail over the car body, you will feel that there's a very thin layer (of something like plastic, but hard) over it if it has been coated with Teflon. With Teflon Wax, nothing of that sort will be felt. I have checked this when I had the bike, the paint just cannot be scratched if it's Teflon coated, unless of course some sharp/metal object is used.

Pic of a similar product pasted below.
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Old 4th September 2008, 14:25   #207
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Not Sure IF Thats WHAT YOU CALL :Teflon coating

Teflon coating which is done in my car was like a complet plastic paint by using the Spray Gun .
Its like liquor paint which is done afte 2k paint which covers the car with a Plastic coating.Pal I am Not sure what they did to your car.
This takes about 4 hrs to dry and you can feel the extra plastic coating.
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The black beauty with the red FIAT logo just looks stunning!!
If you add alloys in there.........man you would be talking

Congrats on your buy!!
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Not Sure IF Thats WHAT YOU CALL :Teflon coating

Teflon coating which is done in my car was like a complet plastic paint by using the Spray Gun .
Its like liquor paint which is done afte 2k paint which covers the car with a Plastic coating.Pal I am Not sure what they did to your car.
This takes about 4 hrs to dry and you can feel the extra plastic coating.
Exactly! As I mentioned about the bike I had, it should have a plastic kind of coat over the body. You are very lucky to have got the 'actual' Teflon coating done on your car.

When Prerana mentioned that they'd do the Teflon coating as a freebie, I expected this 'plastic' kind of coating itself, however what I got is what I've pasted above. Obviously I was shocked but let it go 'coz it didn't make sense to fight with them about it.

I will however get the proper Teflon coating done, maybe next month or so, because that is what makes the car 'pretty' scratch proof.

Note to All: If a dealership promises you Teflon coating, please remember, more often than not, it'll be the Teflon Car Wax & not the actual plastic kind of coating that Farhan has got done on his.

Farhan,
Thats not what I call Teflon coating, however that certainly is what the dealers promise as a freebie, if they do.

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Old 5th September 2008, 22:45   #210
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