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Old 21st February 2018, 21:34   #571
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Crossed the 93K mark on Monday with a long drive.

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FCA is conducting a service camp with discounts on the Spares and Labour. Decided to advance the timing chain change and a few other replacements to get the benefit of the discount. Got the below items replaced.

1. Timing Chain Kit - New type
2. Diesel Filter
3. Engine Oil and Oil Filter
4. Engine B Mount
5. Gear Shift Cables
6. Clutch Kit

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Replaced the stock wipers with Hella Dyna Edge.

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Air Filter replaced before the Monday Drive

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That's a nice shine on the bonnet even with 93k on the odo !

Btw, I guess you would've possibly come across suggestions to change the water pump along with the timing chain, SA felt it wasn't necessary ?

Also, my SA at Vector was saying the Engine B mount may need to be changed during the next service, I've had that thought bug me ever since, any clue what made the SA say that mounts need to be changed ? & the cost ?

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That's a nice shine on the bonnet even with 93k on the odo !

Btw, I guess you would've possibly come across suggestions to change the water pump along with the timing chain, SA felt it wasn't necessary ?

Also, my SA at Vector was saying the Engine B mount may need to be changed during the next service, I've had that thought bug me ever since, any clue what made the SA say that mounts need to be changed ? & the cost ?
I deal with service center a little differently. When I call for appointment, I tell them clearly what is required during the service so that the parts are available and I know there wont be any delays.

On the SA bugging thingy, I dont give them a chance. I assess the vehicle when it is put on ramp and gauge if it needs replacement or not. I go by my judgement and do not give in to their pressure. I am following a need based servicing than the printed schedule (more often than not, it would be much earlier than the prescribed schedule). This part may need replacement is rubbish really. Either needs or not. How is it possible to predict that it will need replacement next service? If the condition is bad, you need replacement now rather than later. This isn't brake pads where you can assess the life left.

The mounts costs around 1500 bucks (misplaced the invoice, will find it and give the exact price).
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Replaced the stock wipers with Hella Dyna Edge.
Let me know about the improvements over the stock. What I have realised is that after trying many different brands including Bosch and Hella, the stocks one are the best (in my old Punto). Further, given the 4+ months of rains in Mumbai and summer temperatures and in general the travelling the Abarth does, I feel the ideal time to replace wiper blades is around 12-14 months. So far sticking to the stock ones as they are serving me well. On the second set now.
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Let me know about the improvements over the stock. What I have realised is that after trying many different brands including Bosch and Hella, the stocks one are the best (in my old Punto). Further, given the 4+ months of rains in Mumbai and summer temperatures and in general the travelling the Abarth does, I feel the ideal time to replace wiper blades is around 12-14 months. So far sticking to the stock ones as they are serving me well. On the second set now.
Have had these wipers for a week now, with no rains whatsoever. All the work it has done is during the wash wipe function. Seems to be on par with the OEMs if not better.

OEM Wipers cost have been on increasing trend, it costs 1600 a pair now.
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Btw, I guess you would've possibly come across suggestions to change the water pump along with the timing chain, SA felt it wasn't necessary ?
In my case, they didn't suggest me to replace. @60K Kms, I replaced the timing chain in Vecto and @1.12L Kms, I replaced it at True Sai. Both didn't suggest. I will ask them to check during my next servicing.
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In my case, they didn't suggest me to replace. @60K Kms, I replaced the timing chain in Vecto and @1.12L Kms, I replaced it at True Sai. Both didn't suggest. I will ask them to check during my next servicing.
Check the condition and change, I cant recollect reading a time frame or kms mark to have this change. A noise will be associated with it to warrant a replacement.
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Crossed a couple of milestones in the past 2 weeks.

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Linea is slowly but surely closing in on the magic 100,000 kms mark. Crossed the 98,000 mark on Sunday.

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A couple of pics from the recent drive to Western Ghats.

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I will try and summarize the experience with the Linea in these 100,000 kms and remap experience of 40,000 odd kms.

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Nearing the magic 100,000 kms mark. 99000 kms out of the way with the recent drive to Honnavar.

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Changed the AC filter and Air filter before the drive as it had covered around 3000 kms.

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A pic while driving over the Sharavathi river bridge.

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I have a couple of drives lined up. Before that I would like to change the oil and oil filter (it was previously changed at 92xxx km mark). The car needs new tyres in another 5000 kms. MC5s are at the end of its life. Contemplating between Michelin Primacy 3ST and Continental MC5s for the next change.
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Linea cross the milestone finally. Here we go.

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Linea cross the milestone finally. Here we go.
Congrats KP. Welcome to the six digit club.

Now with some official runs being shifted to the Isuzu, the Linea may see a slower pace going forward!
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Congrats Krishna on crossing the 6 digit mark. I have got hold of a friends 2009 Linea for a month or so and using it as a daily driver so got a few questions about the car.

1. What was the reason for removing the projector setup? You said the light throw was good so was there an issue of improper resealing? Also, where was this done?
2. Hows the remap with the Wolf, I had T-O-T remap on the Manza which I am not sure you drove or not but any comparison with respect to T-O-T and Code6
3. Map 2 is more suited for city because of low-end torque to negate the mjd turbolag?
4. The car has a few dents so will it be cheaper at Trend auto. How much were you charged to weld the upper grill, remove the dent with painting? This is a Hiphop black version.

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Congrats Krishna on crossing the 6 digit mark. I have got hold of a friends 2009 Linea for a month or so and using it as a daily driver so got a few questions about the car.

1. What was the reason for removing the projector setup? You said the light throw was good so was there an issue of improper resealing? Also, where was this done?
2. Hows the remap with the Wolf, I had T-O-T remap on the Manza which I am not sure you drove or not but any comparison with respect to T-O-T and Code6
3. Map 2 is more suited for city because of low-end torque to negate the mjd turbolag?
4. The car has a few dents so will it be cheaper at Trend auto. How much were you charged to weld the upper grill, remove the dent with painting? This is a Hiphop black version.
Thank you. Here are my responses to the queries.

1. It had a bit of vibrations and hence dismantled it. I will be redoing this myself as I was not happy with the installation done. The projector set up was done at High Definition Cars.

2. I have driven the ToT remapped 90 hp punto, was not too happy with it. Code 6 did not try. ToT did not give proper responses to my queries. Wolf Moto guy was patient enough to answer all my queries and a lot of cars have these maps and are running reliably. So I went for it.

3. Map 2 makes the turbolag more liveable with. The increased torque sort of masks the lag, it does not go away completely.

4. Trend would be cheaper than the authorized service center too. Cost would solely depend on the extent of damage. I believe i was charged around 6k for the tinkering, fixing the grill and repainting it, bonnet painting and a couple of other tasks.

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Thank you. Here are my responses to the queries.

2. I have driven the ToT remapped 90 hp punto, was not too happy with it. Code 6 did not try. ToT did not give proper responses to my queries. Wolf Moto guy was patient enough to answer all my queries and a lot of cars have these maps and are running reliably. So I went for it.

3. Map 2 makes the turbolag more liveable with. The increased torque sort of masks the lag, it does not go away completely.
Thanks for the responses. Well it's been 4 years since I interacted with T-o-T so not sure how they are functioning nowadays. Read about a Coimbatore Linea with Code6 mapping in MFW but did not get a response from the owner as yet I guess that forum is gone.

So in terms of drivability if the car is loaded and with ac can you amble over normal sized speed bumps in 2nd gear. How's the remap in bumper to bumper. This car in question will mainly be driven in city so drivability in traffic is more important. I don't mind the lag as I have been driving multijets. But for the owner it's first time.

Sorry if I am hijacking your thread. This is my friends Linea and I am using it as a daily driver for few weeks. Suspension replacement is required for which I enquired with Vecto they quoted 13500 for the upgraded kit for all 4 wheels plus labor. They seem to be the cheapest in Blr. What do you think of True Sai? I will call them tomorrow to check about the suspension kit. Reading from your inputs True Sai seems to be a good bet to get some major done with the car.

I am also planning for a used Linea if you come across a good deal do let me know.

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