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Old 10th December 2008, 22:02   #76
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Good Report. This would make a great rental car/tourist taxi.
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Good Report. This would make a great rental car/tourist taxi.
But it didnt become a hot seller even with a less trimmed version.
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Old 16th March 2009, 12:21   #78
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Bouncer, How is she doing now? How many on the odo?
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Old 16th March 2009, 13:22   #79
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Talking Resting for a while..

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Bouncer, How is she doing now? How many on the odo?
Since the second XL came in, this car is stationed at my home town from December 08. The car is taken out of garage every 15-20 days only for city rides by us, when we visit there, or by my mom very occassionaly.

So since my last update of 10,000 kms in November, the car has clocked only another 3,000 kms or so. There is nohing to update about. The second XL and Vista are doing all the running here.

Here is this car resting in my home town .
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a very good review with all detailed information mate,congratulations on your buy,though late to wish you.Keep updating and have a safe ride.CHEERS!!Yes as others said very much underated car this has been, also is the case with dicor CS version,class engine with common rail tech,but unable to sell in that big numbers.
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Old 10th June 2009, 14:34   #81
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Talking Back in action with red calipers!

The car was stationed at my home town since mid December. Did only about 1000 KMs during these 6 months.

Now its back in action at Pune, with the red calipers!
DIY, just like I did on my Vista last month.
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Default Fantastic D.I.Y

I read your DIY for the Vista (the red calipers). It's looking smashing.

I am a little curious about the paint though. Since you must have been using the Vista for quite a while now, do you notice any "flaking" of the paint?
I was thinking that perhaps because of the high temperatures (the calipers must be getting hot after a spin in the city), the paint might not be able be withstand it.

Would love your inputs, would plan to do the same for a Baleno if this really works.
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@ Amartya:

The XL has run some 500 kms and Vista 1000 kms after the job. No problems till now, it is very short period to judge though.

I had thoroughly cleaned and sanded the calipers and drums before applying the paint and have given two layers of Asian Paint. I hope there won't be any problems.

In worst case, it only costs less than Rs. 100/- and an hour max. Wouldn't mind doing it every half year
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Exclamation 15 Months & 20,000 KMs - 3rd Service Update

The car today had third service done on completing 20,000 KMs in past 15 months. Out of these 15 months it was almost parked for 6 months (Dec 08 - May 09) in which it did only about 1,000 KMs. From June 09, it's back to 2,100+ KMs a month routine again.

The following things were changed,
Engine oil, Gearbox oil, engine oil filter, diesel filter (all paid) and alternator belt (under warenty).
The total bill for service was Rs. 4,852/-. The fuel filter for DICOR costs Rs. 2,434/-.

Just checked Wanderernomad's thread on his Marina DICOR for his 3rd service report. He reports paying exactly same Rs. 4.8K for his service also! Only difference being that alternator belt of my car is changed under warrenty. whereas he has reported paying for it.

I can feel the difference after service in terms of smoothness of engine. And the belt noise existing from last 2 months has gone as worn out belt is replaced.

I noticed that intercooler fins are damaged (pressed) at many locations. Does it demand immediate attention? I will post a pic in the morning.
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@ bouncer

this is bad (source (Indica TCIC intercooler query))

this is okay (source)

damage happens if you pressure wash with too much pressure under the hood, or if some careless mech stands or rests on he intercooler while doing something ( more probable )

apparently, an AC mechanic should be able to fix it

@ fuel filter cost. Tis good not to have bought the dicor. your Tdi's filter costs less than a tenth of that

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Mine is in between these two. Will show it to dealer workshop in couple of days as it was fine before this service.

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@ fuel filter cost. Tis good not to have bought the dicor. your Tdi's filter costs less than a tenth of that
Yes, I know. Had a Vista TDi third service 15 days ago. I have updated there.

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III. Fuel filter change @ Rs. 135/- + 12.5% VAT
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Lightbulb Tyre change due shortly

Please help me for the next tyre change HERE (Indigo XL - Tyre change - 195/60 R14)
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Default Indigo owners pls advise

Folks, last 2 weeks it rained heavily in Hyderabad. My Indigo which has so far done 40000 kms without any issues initially started producing some sound when turning the steering which gradually has grown so much that it comes continuously while driving.

I took the car to concorde workshop and the guys there said there is problem with steering rack and the cost of repairing it would be 15000 bucks. If I get a new one, it would cost 25k. I believe the guy is taking me for a ride. I thought its just a matter of some greasing etc. Any advise?
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The following things were changed,
Engine oil, Gearbox oil, engine oil filter, diesel filter (all paid) and alternator belt (under warenty).
The total bill for service was Rs. 4,852/-. The fuel filter for DICOR costs Rs. 2,434/-.
2434 for a fuel filter ? does it have platinum or gold inserts, a skoda filter costs less.
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kavesh, common rail engines are very sensitive to bad fuels, so the fuel filter needs to be vastly more complex. its a 2 stage system involving a sedimenter etc.

yes, it costs less - but 1800 is not substantially less, and its a PD engine, not TDI
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