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Old 27th January 2009, 11:53   #46
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either you drive your cars like hearses , or you must have a high mileage charm or something.
Do hearses in your area travel at 100+ KMPH?
And no, I don't have a high mileage charm, otherwise I wouldn't have got 9 KMPH from my Indigo GLS.

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Its incredible - I've no idea how you can manage 20ish FE figures from both your XL and vista
On a serious note, even I don't have any idea if this is unbelievable. I just try to drive sedate.

You are a regular visitor to Chandru's thread on his XL Dicor. Did you miss seeing his quotes on FE? He is also getting 20.25 KMPH on highway with 100% A.C.

And here is a post from my XL's thread in reply to Chandru's similar question.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post1082030

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Old 3rd February 2009, 14:31   #47
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Replaced cabin lamp's normal bulb with strip of 30 white LEDs. Gives cool white light. Will post pic taken at night soon. Here is inside pic of cabin lamp housing. It's a DIY.
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Old 28th April 2009, 10:22   #48
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Default Completetd 5,000 KMs.

The car just completed 5,000 KMs and second service was done.

There is only one problem I have faced till date. The power window switch on driver door is working but not glowing (backlit) when lamps are turned on. Dealer said it will be replaced under warrenty but switch unit currently out of stock. Has ordered the same.

Considering this alloy for the car. Neo Titan black machined.
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hey bouncer, how much did the LED's cost ?
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Old 28th April 2009, 14:16   #50
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@ greenhorn: As you can see, there are two strips of LEDs. It costed me around Rs. 450/- for both from wholesale dealer. First I tried one with 18 LEDs, but light was not sufficient, so added one with 12 LEDs.
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The car just completed 5,000 KMs and second service was done.
If engine oil has been changed in any of your services, could you post the details here?
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Smile Got Alloys.

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If engine oil has been changed in any of your services, could you post the details here?
Engine oil was not changed.

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Got Neo Titan black machined 14". Tyres are stock Goodyear GT3 175/65 R14 Tubeless. Painted drums at rear in black and calipers at front in red - DIY job. Will post more pics soon.
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Alloys looks cool mate, waiting to see more of their pictures, keep updating.
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Bouncer, post the damage along with the goodies. Don't make us ask every time
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Yes, and by the time from some posts here, you must have got an answer. I am using nitrogen in my car tyres for about a year now.
Although this has been discussed in a separate thread quite extensively, but I did not get the right answer. Can you fill Nitrogen in tyre with tubes? Some on the thread said "Yes" and others said "Only in tubeless tyres". What is the correct thing to do. I want to give it a try.
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Engine oil was not changed.
Thanks. I just wanted to know the quanity of oil and cost, if it had been done.

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Although this has been discussed in a separate thread quite extensively, but I did not get the right answer. Can you fill Nitrogen in tyre with tubes? Some on the thread said "Yes" and others said "Only in tubeless tyres". What is the correct thing to do. I want to give it a try.
I have not used nitrogen, yet and may not do so.

As such, I don't see any reason why nitorgen should not be used in tubed tyres.

In a tubed tyre, it is the friction between the tube and the tyre which causes it to run hot. This would not change as the nitrogen would be inside the tube.

Hence the expense would not yield you any benefits.
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Got Neo Titan black machined 14".
After putting the rims do you see any difference compared to the steel rims in terms of the wheels jutting out or it being broader or anything?
I had changed to Alloy wheels for my zen and it was jutting out a little bit and it caused uneven tyre wear and hence I am very wary about changing to alloys for my Vista.
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Although this has been discussed in a separate thread quite extensively, but I did not get the right answer. Can you fill Nitrogen in tyre with tubes? Some on the thread said "Yes" and others said "Only in tubeless tyres". What is the correct thing to do. I want to give it a try.
@ambujlal: Nitrogen is just plain air without the other gases. air is 70% nitrogen so filling nitrogen wouldn't do any harm whether is it tube or tubeless
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Exclamation DIY - Painting drums at rear in black and calipers at front in red

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Bouncer, post the damage along with the goodies. Don't make us ask every time
Oops! Sorry, was waiting to be free from work.

I have paid Rs. 14,200/- for a set of 4 wheels + balancing (including weights) + nitrogen + valves.

DIY - Painting drums at rear in black and calipers at front in red:
Materail used was Black and Red paints 200 ml tins (Asian Paints), small piece of paper 2000 No. 3M, 1" brush and thiner bottle. All for Rs. 85/-.
Borrowed metal stands (don't know what it is called technically) to rest the car on, from a friends garage. Removed all wheels at once, resting the car on these stands. cleaned the drums and calipers for painting. Painted the drums in black and calipers in red. Waited a while and applied second time. Refitted all wheels. Time spent approx 3 hours.

Have ordered crome nuts which will be better suited to alloys than standard metal ones.




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Although this has been discussed in a separate thread quite extensively, but I did not get the right answer. Can you fill Nitrogen in tyre with tubes? Some on the thread said "Yes" and others said "Only in tubeless tyres". What is the correct thing to do. I want to give it a try.
You CAN fill nitrogen in tubes. trrk has a point regarding benefit with tube-type tyres. IMO it will be beneficial as far as maintaining tyre pressure over longer periods is concerned.

It will cost you just less than Rs. 100/- for four wheels. So you can always 'give it a try' and see for yourself. If not happy, revert to normal air.

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After putting the rims do you see any difference compared to the steel rims in terms of the wheels jutting out or it being broader or anything?....
No, Since I retained stock 175/65 R14 tyres. And the rim size is also stock 14 X 5.5
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revhappy, alloys jut out if the ET/offset/Rim width are wrong. Just make sure the offset is correct, and you shouldnt have any issues
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