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Old 28th June 2010, 21:13   #16
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When , where and how ?



I would say stick to 14 and the available one's are

175/65-14
175/70-14
185/65-14
195/60-14
205/55-14

195/60/R14 is a good bet and yes you would need to change the alloys too.
I don't think he requires the upgrade. 185s on 13"s should be more than enough.
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You may want to try nail polish remover to get rid of that adhesive. But dont rub it too hard, just put lots of it on a cloth and wipe it gently, do it again and again. It worked for me when I tried to remove a firmly stuck sticker on my Indica. But dont use nails.
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You may want to try nail polish remover to get rid of that adhesive. But dont rub it too hard, just put lots of it on a cloth and wipe it gently, do it again and again. It worked for me when I tried to remove a firmly stuck sticker on my Indica. But dont use nails.
Please don't mind my saying so, but nail polish remover is a dangerous thing to use on paint. In our old SS80 DX, I had used it to actually remove the paint from the inside of the door(driver's side) to take a look at the tire pressure ratings. This was because the door was repainted to take care of a scratch, and the painter had painted over the tire pressure ratings.

Now paint these days might have a different chemical composition, but it might still be risky.

Just my two cents.
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Old 29th June 2010, 01:32   #19
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Congrats mate!! Wish you many many happy miles with her.

Can someone tell me what company alloys are those they have the "HR" marking in the center. I saw similar ones on a used car I was checking out a few days ago.
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[quote=rjstyles69;1957549]When , where and how ?


no riju sir i am pretty sure that they are no longer made not even on orders or anything of that sort the last ones were only in the 07 after that no more new balenos
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Old 29th June 2010, 02:08   #21
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Congrats GP on the car. Happy motoring!

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Can someone tell me what company alloys are those they have the "HR" marking in the center.
Lalit, its Hijoin Racing (HR). Since you are in Delhi, you can check with Sai Mag Wheels for HR brand alloy wheels.
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Am beginning to like the back side now!
Yeah, I know there is no explainable logic behind this, but overtime the rear actually starts looking good to you.

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the steering is rather close to the seat…
The steering is tilt adjustable - can be moved away.


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94 bhp? I was thinking 91! Or is the Bharat II version different? If so, why?
BS-III versions were detuned to 91bhp.

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Hehehe! Yes, I admit. The distinction is obvious, and beyond the 6 bhp difference. This car slams me back into my seat and takes my breath away.
I told you so - in the Baleno-buy thread itself.
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Is this Samurai's Baleno?
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^^Nope. Samurai's baleno is with crazydiablo
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The dealer had plastered their name beneath the Maruti Suzuki name, but I took it off. Now, the glue remains, and is rather stubborn. Can anyone advise on how to get this off, of course, without harming the paint?
Congrats, GoldenParadox, on the lovely Baleno. Looks stunning in black ! Wishing you many happy miles with it.

Instead of removing the glue, just put a team bhp sticker (with a size that matches). It should rock
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no riju sir i am pretty sure that they are no longer made not even on orders or anything of that sort the last ones were only in the 07 after that no more new balenos
Thats what I said. 2-3 years back is 2007.
And I did see a brand new blue color Baleno then. I can't be mistakened on that.
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Thats what I said. 2-3 years back is 2007. And I did see a brand new blue color Baleno then. I can't be mistakened on that.
First off, baleno's were never made to order and the last batch of baleno's were sold in June 2007 IIRC. When I picked up mine in 2006 Blue was an optional color and maybe one of the older stocks could have been sold to a customer in 2007.
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If you want a high quality job done like I did for my Lancer's gear knob then it is stitched right till the knob ends. In some cars the knob can be unscrewed. You need to find out if your's can be screwed. Then there are other cheaper options where you can get a leather or art leather cap to slip on on the knob like a condom and zip up the cap to tighten it and knock your self out.
Yes, I’d like the quality option … will explore options here. The slip-on type does not sound too good, so will go for the “stitched right till the knob ends” model.

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Lol man, the seats are removed and door panel are removed, not the entire doors.
Hehe. I can be pretty daft at times!

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I would say stick to 14 and the available one's are

175/65-14
175/70-14
185/65-14
195/60-14
205/55-14

195/60/R16 is a good bet and yes you would need to change the alloys too.
Not looking to change the alloys for some time … what are my best options with the current alloys? [1]

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Congrats on the purchase, it brings back memories of when i got my baleno 3 years ago, you will love everything it has to offer. Drive safe
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Congrats on the Baleno, Car looks pretty good.
Baleno is called as a BEAST, drive safe and Enjoy
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Congratulations on the car. I think you made the best possible choice, the Baleno, in my opinion is a better all rounder than the OHC (personal opinion).

Your car does produce 94 horses, mainly because the ECU settings and the catalytic converter are slightly different in the BS-III version. Good for you!

The stereo is not the stock unit. Enjoy
Thanks, fellas.

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`Drop into the JC road shops for the clock. You will get them there, otherwise UM cars in indiranagar used to have them.
Am going to scout around for the clock this weekend … will keep this thread posted.

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1.try simple petrol to remove it or a hair drier.but it is hard to remove it completely.
2.yes it is the place for clock.
3. cant comment but mostly you can.
4.no lxi doest come with srereo.
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I don't think he requires the upgrade. 185s on 13"s should be more than enough.
Does this answer question [1] effectively? Is this my best option? Do we all concur?

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You may want to try nail polish remover to get rid of that adhesive. But dont rub it too hard, just put lots of it on a cloth and wipe it gently, do it again and again. It worked for me when I tried to remove a firmly stuck sticker on my Indica. But dont use nails.
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Please don't mind my saying so, but nail polish remover is a dangerous thing to use on paint. In our old SS80 DX, I had used it to actually remove the paint from the inside of the door(driver's side) to take a look at the tire pressure ratings. This was because the door was repainted to take care of a scratch, and the painter had painted over the tire pressure ratings.

Now paint these days might have a different chemical composition, but it might still be risky.

Just my two cents.
You guys are beginning to scare me! Maybe I’ll just wash it max with water and mild detergent, and leave it at that!

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Congrats GP on the car. Happy motoring!
Thanks!

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Is this Samurai's Baleno?
Definitely not!

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Congrats, GoldenParadox, on the lovely Baleno. Looks stunning in black ! Wishing you many happy miles with it.

Instead of removing the glue, just put a team bhp sticker (with a size that matches). It should rock
Already have … will post pics soon!

Now, more questions.

I want to switch to synthetic oils.
[2] Mobil1 and Helix (from Shell) are my two options, correct?
[3]. What are their Bangalore prices per litre?
[4] How many litres does the Baleno need?
[5] Where will I find these in Bangalore?
[6] I understand I will need to do an engine flush, correct?

[1], [2], [3], [4], [5], [6] questions … everyone please chip in...
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I switched over to synthetic - Mobil 1, in my 2006 LXi about 6 months back. Engine has been running super smooth since then. I did use flush during the oil change.

Aall this was done in Mysore.

1. Added flush to the engine. started engine and let it idle for 5 minutes.
2. drained oil.
3. changed filter
4. topped up Mobil 1

Cost of flush was 300 or so. and Mobil 1, 4lt cost me about 3.8k - that's about 950/lt. I think Mobil 1 is available for 850 or so in B'lore.

I had also changed spark plugs then - Bosch PlatinumIr Fusion. Got a set of 4 for 1.8k after discount.

There was a significant improvement after the Engine Oil + spark plug change. The engine now revs much more smooth and the spark plugs improved the in-city driving. Earlier a turn / speed-breaker i would take in 2nd gear can now be done in 3rd gear too. the engine doesn't stutter or cry.
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