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Old 25th September 2009, 13:03   #46
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I'm looking at only clear films. Does the 3M having clear films for sides
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Your VIN No start from Letter MAL please give me that 17 digit no so i can tell you the production date
It is MALBB51BR9M090788
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It is MALBB51BR9M090788
MODEL NAME: i20
MODEL YEAR: 2009
BODY TYPE: Wagon
ENGINE TYPE: Unleaded gasolin 1.2 DOHC
T/A TYPE: 5 speed MT-2WD
Production Date: 2009-09-09
Distributor: S4213
INTERIOR COLOR : 9R
EXTERIOR COLOR : FG
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@Wildon

Yes they do. The CR series is clear and has excellent performance.

How do you do your thing with the VIN?
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Wildon,

My VIN no for I20 is MALBB51BR9M08689. Please can you decode. Thanks.
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Folks,

This is a public forum, please try to keep the VIN numbers to PMs only. It is just a precautionary measure.

If you need a VIN decoder just google it up.
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After the 1st service some how i feel that, while driving on a straight roads and when leaves the steering the car is slightly drifting to sides, mostly on the left side. This also happens when applying brakes suddenly.

Shall i go for a check up? is this is a matter of concern? please advise .

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After the 1st service some how i feel that, while driving on a straight roads and when leaves the steering the car is slightly drifting to sides, mostly on the left side. This also happens when applying brakes suddenly.

Shall i go for a check up? is this is a matter of concern? please advise .

This might happen due to incorrect wheel allignment.
get your wheel allignment checked from a reputed outside garage / tire store.
This can also occur due to uneven brake wear.
IMO people really notice the car drifting to left first because the roads are sloped towards left!
Please correct me if i am wrong .
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How much will be the cost for Wheel alignment check? does any one in Bangalore suggest a good store for this near/ around Richmond Road

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How much will be the cost for Wheel alignment check? does any one in Bangalore suggest a good store for this near/ around Richmond Road
Hi Wildon,

The wheel alignment will cost you Rs. 200 to 250 and I suggest to visit the service center and explain your issue to them. Further, as Sid said, yes due to Road caster there will be slight pull on left but that will be very negligible even you will not be able to notice so much. Further, In my opinion, just check by fitting right side wheel on left and the left side on right, if pull is reveresed then you may try taking your back wheels in front. All modern cars do not have much adjustment except Toe so technician will try to adjust toe. In my opinion exchanging wheels and trying will be better before doing wheel alignment as it will be clear whether it is wheel alignment issue or tyre thread mis-matchissue.

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Thanks for those inputs. will check with the service center first.
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Guys, any inputs on whether switching the alloys will affect warranty? I'm really concerned about this, sicne I'm going in for the 5-year extended warranty and I don't want to pay almost 15k and then void the warranty on day 1 itself by changing the alloys.

If it matters, I'm going in for 14" itself mostly, and sticking with the Aceleres. Anyone in the know?
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Guys, any inputs on whether switching the alloys will affect warranty? I'm really concerned about this, sicne I'm going in for the 5-year extended warranty and I don't want to pay almost 15k and then void the warranty on day 1 itself by changing the alloys.

If it matters, I'm going in for 14" itself mostly, and sticking with the Aceleres. Anyone in the know?

It might void the warranty on suspension. Check with hyundai helpline (not with teh dealer as they shall always try to persuade you not to)
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Default 3000 k.m UPDATE

Here is my 3000 k.m update

Done trip to chennai and pondichery and this time FE improved. 14.76. The ECR road was superb and a pleasure to drive, Sorry no pics. While returning from Pondi to Chennai at night time a black stray dog came across and got crushed under the rightside wheels. I was doing 100-110 on that stretch and couldn't get a chance to avoid that and ran through it with out braking. Damage has done.

Right side bumber under the front fog light got a crack/borken, and the front right side fog light fittings broken. Dont know whether the front bumber has to be changed or just a minor fix.

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Default Looks like your first insurance claim for your I20

Hey,

Have been following this thread for a while now, I recently brought a dark grey i20 (my first car), your inputs and queries posted on the forum for the loan section were very useful. I can't find time to complete and post the detailed report


IMHO, the insurance should be able to cover the damage done so no worries, the important thing is that everyone is safe.

Do update the thread about the fix. Safe driving.
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