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Old 2nd April 2019, 18:01   #601
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Linea crossed a couple of milestones in March thanks to a couple of highway trips.

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Had a word with Rajeev to bump up the power and torque a lil more on the current maps. He is expected in Bangalore sometime this week. Lets see how this turns out.
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Started observing the AC cooling efficiency to be a bit less. Have got my boys to start cleaning the evaporator coil and condensor. Post cleaning will top up the AC gas (if required) and change the AC filter. Things should be back to normalcy.

Off to Mumbai for the day after tomorrow.
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A few mile stone pics.

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106000 kms dispatched during the Goa Drive.

Somewhere on the way back from Goa. Got the roof wrapped as part of the training exercise.

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Milestones completed during the Mumbai Drive.

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Drove down to Mumbai during the 3rd week of May with loads of work on hand. Got the tasks completed, visited Siddi Vinayak Temple and used the Bandra Worli Sea Link during the early hours of the day to miss the Western Expressway traffic.

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A total of 2132 kms completed during this trip with an overall efficiency of 19.2 kmpl.
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An update after a long gap.

Firstly 110,000 milestone is done and dusted.

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Mileage Update

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Dent caused by a reversing Maruti Omni into the parked Linea

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Post the Mumbai drive, the car was very much idle for a few weeks. This gave a chance to the Rats to make the Linea their home. It was stinking to the core when the was used after a gap of almost 6 weeks or so. Rats had ensured they cut only the AC Blower fan wire. Thanks to this, had to strip the dashboard to fix the wiring and clean up the mess caused by the rats.

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Used this opportunity to get the leather on the steering wheel replaced as it was showing its age.

Worn Out Leather

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Got the Leather cover done by Imperial Leather. Took about 3 hours with a 2500 hole in the wallet.

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Post the repairs, had to drive to Sandur where we are doing a small project in the mines to save water. Post the return Journey the car was all dirty with the Iron Ore.

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Gave it a thorough wash to ensure the car is spanking clean again. Cleaned the brakes too as it was last cleaned around 101000 kms mark or so.

Need to now get the dent fixed. Planning to do a full body repaint to ensure all the small dents and scratches are fixed. Wont be changing the color, do not want the hassle of updating the RC details.
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Crossed the 114000 mark on the odo. Service pending with a good amount of preventive maintenance work planned for it. A detailed post will post with all the work done.
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Car completed 8 years with 117500 kms on the do. The running has been very little with Lockdown reducing it further.

Renewed the insurance for 6522 /- for the night year, comprehensive policy with 4.5 Lakhs IDV.

Will come up with a detailed post for the experiences through the last few months.
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had to drive to Sandur where we are doing a small project in the mines to save water.
I have been to the mines in Sandur. Did you take the car all the way up to the mines? That's quite difficult terrain, especially for a sedan.
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I have been to the mines in Sandur. Did you take the car all the way up to the mines? That's quite difficult terrain, especially for a sedan.
Not all the way, half way to one of the offices. The high ground clearance helps. But the car was super dirty in spite of heavy rains on the way back.
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A long pending update.

Milestones

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Customary Mileage update:

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Damage to the door

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Windshield Repair - The water started leaking from the top left corner of the windshield. Fixed it with the help of Windshiled experts.

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Roof Wrap - Will share more pictures once I wash the car

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Random Pics through the last few months.

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Crossed a couple of milestones.

Odo at 120,000 km

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Odo at 121,000 km

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A few random pics during the previous drive.

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The Fog light assembly and the bezel on the RH side is damaged. Probably a two-wheeler has hit when the car was parked. Needs replacement and will look into it some time soon.
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The odo has slowly creeped past the 122,000 kms mark and currently stands at 1225xx kms.

Customary Milestone pic

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Mileage Update

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During this lean run period, completed the oil change and the basic service. The rear hub thread got slipped on two bolts during the wheel balancing activity at Madhus (wont blame them as it may have worn out earlier too, just that it happened there). Replaced it with the wheel hub costing 2785 bucks and things are back to normal on the rear wheel front A few tasks pending as below.

1. Front brake pad replacement
2. Front brake disc rotor replacement
3. Steering rack has a mild leakage. Will check if it can be fixed without replacement. There is no change in the way the steering behaves apart from the power-steering fluid going down by 50 to 75 ml over a 1000 kms drive.
4. Driver side door beading needs replacement
5. Need to check all the coil springs for wear and tear. Will replace if necessary
6. Engine B Mount needs replacement
7. Gear shifter has free play. Considering replacing it with a new unit (not just the cables).

Will be keeping this car for a few more years and hence planning a thorough preventive maintenance for the mechanicals. I will have the body repainted too.
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