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Old 17th February 2009, 20:12   #241
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From what I know ( and I could be mistaken ) the last of the vRS's came end of 06 or beginning of 07 , there was no 08 manufactured vRS..
Mine is a Dec 07 manufactured.
Afaik there are none in 2008
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Old 3rd March 2009, 20:00   #242
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Bump :
Where can i get a turbo timer from.
Will it affect my warranty in any case?
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Old 12th March 2009, 20:34   #243
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A random pic. Done 8000 kms. About to get serviced in another month or two.
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Old 19th March 2009, 19:27   #244
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The thing i was most scared of happened today.

The guy at the bunk filled in diesel despite me telling him to put in petrol.

Just as he complete 30l , i turned to the pump and saw deisel written.
Damn.

The safe part was that the ignition was not on otherwise it could have lead to serious problems.

The guys at the bunk called a mechanic who removed the entire fuel from the tank (Below the right rear seat) and flushed the pipe with petrol . When we were satisfied and the mechanic said that everything was removed , got the petrol filled again.

As earlier there was about 2-3 Litres of petrol already in the tank , i did not ask for any extra petrol and the guy who filled deisel was fired ( He did the same to another car 2 days back).

The guys at the bunk treated us very well. Gave us refreshments and everything , offered a/c room ( of the manager ) to sit , Called the mechanic and all. At their expense.

The car has run about 8300 kms and i expect the service light to pop up any moment.



P.S. Planning to put a small sticker on which Petrol will be written on the tank.

Can't let Anything happen to my pari.

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Old 19th March 2009, 19:39   #245
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that the worst thing that can happend but thank god the ignition has off.
i dont think it would have done any harm without turning on the ignition. and then you also flushed the pipe with petrol later.

make sure you stand by the car when the attendant puts the nozzle inside. otherwise get a sticker put on the fuel cap.
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Old 19th March 2009, 19:57   #246
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Planning to that do.
I usually stand but today i did not due to being in a hurry.
My Bad.

Will take care next time.
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abhinav dont ever let these guys fill petrol while you are sitting in the car. I always make sure to get out of the car before they start filling and double check whether the guy is filling the right fuel or not. Also i make sure to fill from one single petrol pump as much as i can do.
good that nothing fatal happened to your car otherwise it would have costed you a bomb. Take car(e) mate!
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Old 19th March 2009, 21:53   #248
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A similar incident had happened to one of my acquaintance with their Wagon R. The bunk chap filled in Diesel saying that its Petrol and filled it tankful. Only after filling it completely, did the bunk chap realised that it was not Petrol. This happened inspite of the driver of my acquaintance being there standing outside the car. Boy oh boy ... Both the bunk chap and the driver had it after that.

The entire fuel from the tank, pipes had to drained out, cleaned and refilled. Don't remember if the bunk chap was courteous enough to refill at his expense.

Its always a good idea to step out of the car while refilling, not just to ensure that the right fuel is being filled, but also to ensure that the reading of the fuelling station is at ZERO. As adviced by Ashish, also ensure that you refill at the same bunk all the time.
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One more thing you can do is to not to open the fuel cover until you see him carrying the correct pipe for filling the fuel
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Old 1st May 2009, 18:32   #250
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My Car goes in for its 1st service tomorrow.
As of now, it is 9810 km on the ODO.
It will be 9850 when it reaches the dealership.

Will post dealership reviews , service costs etc the day after.
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One of my friend is the victim of filling in wrong fuel type, but that time it was his fault as the bunk was self service one. He had to remove the entire fuel but again he faced some engine knocking problem for couple of tank fills.
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New Shoes @ 17350 kms.

Michelin Pilot Sport 3 - 225 / 50 / ZR16

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...sport-3-a.html (Laal Pari Gets New Shoes - Michelin Pilot Sport 3)
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Did not want to bump into the thread without anything creative.

But PM's about the recent picture of my car in the Autocar article (sep 2009) of a buying used RS is forcing me to bump into this.

If read carefully, it says that the pic is courtesy Abhinav Gupta in contrast to others where the contact no. etc have been mentioned.

A humble request to everyone. Kindly do not PM me regarding the same because the Lal Pari is not up for sale and will not be up for sale for a long time to come.

P.S. It has complete 25k kms a few days back.
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But PM's about the recent picture of my car in the Autocar article (sep 2009) of a buying used RS is forcing me to bump into this.
I guess you mean, Sept 2010.

In fact, the article must have left quite a few surprise seeing your Laal Pari there and most would have skipped the finer details assuming your RS is on sale.

Initially, even I had assumed, but then thought if it were on sale, the new would have first reached Team-BHP than ACI

Cheers,
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P.S. It has complete 25k kms a few days back.
Abhinav,2 years down.
Any updates on the progress with the car?
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