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Old 6th June 2009, 12:26   #166
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I've also not run her without AC. Am talking when I start the car early morning & have yet not turned on the AC, in those few seconds I start feeling the heat & some suffocation also before I turn on the AC
As soon as i enter car :

1. Roll down front 2 windows immediately and keep door open till i start the car and wear seat belts to let some heat escape from the car.

2. Lower the fan speed and switch on air con, till the time i exit my appartments gate the AC starts giving chilled air and then i roll up the windows and up the fan speed.
This is the std protocol i follow for all cars. My car hasnt yet got covered parking so its too hot inside and seems all sort of gases are in there.
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Neo- Yday I got IOC XtraPremium filled in the tank. Want to see if any difference in performance or in the FE
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Neo- Yday I got IOC XtraPremium filled in the tank. Want to see if any difference in performance or in the FE
Today, while doing a refuel, i realized that all Regular Petrols are 87 octane or less. only premium pwtrol is 91 BHP. What is your standard fuel VP ??

Also, what is the Tyre Pressure you maintain ?
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On the other hand, when I'm driving with AC ON & if I turn the AC OFF, in no time - again in 5-10 seconds - the colling is completely gone. In other cars I've noticed that the colling slowly tapers off & takes about 3-5 minutes to completely return to non-cooling normal temperature.

Are both these things normal in Linea? If yes, any idea why is it so?
I was telling this same thing to my friend that when i would switch off the compressor , there is no residual cool air for the 2 to 3 minute that you get as a result of the AC cooling .
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Today, while doing a refuel, i realized that all Regular Petrols are 87 octane or less. only premium pwtrol is 91 BHP. What is your standard fuel VP ??

Also, what is the Tyre Pressure you maintain ?
Check this thread for some earlier post of mine. None of the oil companies guarantees 91-octane though they say that informally we can tell you that most of the time what you WOULD get is > 90 Octane but if you insist we can guarantee only 89 octane (IOC), 89 (HP), only BP official said they guarantee 91-octane but I've my doubts once those 2 guys very frankly said that.
Another thing, Octane ratings for ragular & premium petrols are no different. There is no difference at all as far as octane rating is concerned. the only diff is premium petrol contans some additives e.g. friction booster etc.
No website, no publication, no brochure, no specification of petrol of any oli coimpanies talk about any Octane rating. Hence its simply a mystery.

I started with regular petrol, gor IOC XtraPremium in my very 2nd feeling & from thereon again came back to regular unleaded petrol. Only yday I got IOC XtraPremium filled to check if there is any diff in performance or FE
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Old 7th June 2009, 00:48   #171
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@ Vahanpujari, the pictures are amazing. congrats for such a nice car.
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Got the Mudflaps fitted today @ Tata Service station @ worlli. They arrived there only yday evening & my car was the 1st on which they fitted them (did not prefer to be the 1st for trial & error but no choice). Also did not prefer initially to get the holes drilled in the body but thought that its better than finding after-mkt flaps, in the meanwhile get the car spoiled by washing guy wiping on muddy car, & relying on fitting skills of afta\er mkt garrage-walla.

The front ones got fitted from inside hence no screws visible from outside whereas the screws are visible on rear ones as there is no space inside to fit the screws. Linea mudflaps comes with clips & not screws & the service station guys told me that those clips will not hold & I believed it after seeing those clips. Here are the pics of mudflaps (Pic quality of some not good due to less light)
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This is the same as mine. When i told you guys that these were OEM no one believed. Now see he has got the picture of the box also.

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I asked one of my colleague's acquaintance who works in HPCL distribution regarding their petrol grade.
He said all HP regular fuels in metros are 91-octane!
I guess the same is true for other brands also?

Someone on this forum reported that if they use regular (someone from banglore, maybe pranava), they are getting good mileage. Can you confirm?
I am using IOC XtraPremium and I am getting 10kmpl. (daily b2b traffic)

I use 33 in front & 31 for back (as recommended)as only 2 travel most of the time.

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Today, while doing a refuel, i realized that all Regular Petrols are 87 octane or less. only premium pwtrol is 91 BHP. What is your standard fuel VP ??

Also, what is the Tyre Pressure you maintain ?
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Neo- Yday I got IOC XtraPremium filled in the tank. Want to see if any difference in performance or in the FE
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Old 7th June 2009, 10:12   #175
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Hey Neo I have been using regular petrol and as of now am averaging 9 - 11 kmpl depending on traffic conditions with the ACC active full time. On the highway 14 kmpl. The only time I used IOC-XP was on the return leg from Mysore. But as there are additives and it offers better lubrication properties,it could have contributed to the return mileage. I have decided not to use it further because then the engine run in would take longer. From what Rajgopal told me IOC-XP seems to be the only 91octane. I prefer running it on regular petrol at least till the first service and oil change.

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This is the same as mine. When i told you guys that these were OEM no one believed. Now see he has got the picture of the box also.

Surrender Aswin
still i am little bit confused how you got it before it launched.
yesterday i met TATA CSM ,he also had the same doubt.
He told me that he will check with Concorde,Chennai and let me know.
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I think geash bought the mudflaps in black (as in black tickets)
Still no sign of mudflaps in hyd. Anybody frm hyd got them?

Also anybody bought a boot mat?
I enquired for a rubber boot mat (as it will be heavy enough to suppress the floor-lid thats probably jumping about on every speedbreaker), but seems i have to buy set of 5. have to ask around.

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still i am little bit confused how you got it before it launched.
yesterday i met TATA CSM ,he also had the same doubt.
He told me that he will check with Concorde,Chennai and let me know.
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I have some questions :

The Manual states that for Petrol Version Octane level of petrol has to be 91 (Strictly to be folowed) . What is the harm caused to the car if our substandard fuel is not upto the mark ?

For diesel version , it is stated that no premium diesel to be used (Strictly). Why so?
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Guys relax don't worry. The FIRE is the same old unit and I am sure Fiat's tested the car only with whatever petrol we use. Won't do much harm. It's an uncomplicated simple engine.
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Guys relax don't worry. The FIRE is the same old unit and I am sure Fiat's tested the car only with whatever petrol we use. Won't do much harm. It's an uncomplicated simple engine.
Dude , "Wont do much harm" is not a very confidence inspiring statement ! i would like to be in "Zero HArm " territory! Is there a place like that ??
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