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Old 10th January 2023, 23:29   #901
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Re: The love of my life - A 2000 Maruti 800 DX 5-Speed. EDIT: Gets export model features on Pg 27

Update: Wheel Alignment, Balancing and Rotation was long overdue, got it done at my preferred place.

Some pics:

The love of my life - A 2000 Maruti 800 DX 5-Speed. EDIT: Gets export model features on Pg 27-20230107_163933.jpg

The love of my life - A 2000 Maruti 800 DX 5-Speed. EDIT: Gets export model features on Pg 27-20230107_164805.jpg

The love of my life - A 2000 Maruti 800 DX 5-Speed. EDIT: Gets export model features on Pg 27-20230107_165307.jpg

The love of my life - A 2000 Maruti 800 DX 5-Speed. EDIT: Gets export model features on Pg 27-20230107_165922.jpg

Suspension health is perfect:

The love of my life - A 2000 Maruti 800 DX 5-Speed. EDIT: Gets export model features on Pg 27-20230107_170641.jpg

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Old 11th January 2023, 10:35   #902
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Re: The love of my life - A 2000 Maruti 800 DX 5-Speed. EDIT: Gets export model features on Pg 27

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Suspension health is perfect:

Wow, those readings are Surprised that even the caster hasnt moved by a bit also whereas in my Celerio there is already a bit of deviation in 65k kms, even though its still within acceptable range.
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Old 15th March 2023, 22:18   #903
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Update: The car had run only 1800 km in the past 1 year, but it was time for an oil change. Took this opportunity to also replace the spark plugs(were last replaced in 2016), brake oil(last replaced in 2020), air filter(last replaced in 2019), rotate the wheels, clean the brakes etc. Specially, the drum brakes were both in pathetic condition, both cylinders were jammed. Also lubricated the joints on steering column which significantly reduced the steering effort.

Took me 3 days for entire DIY as I used to work in free time only, but the results were worth it.

Parts needing replacement soon: Battery, last replaced in 2015, it's almost 8 years old and might need replacement soon. The Bosch C7 has helped in keeping it healthy during period of hibernation. Secondly, the brake shoes may last 5k kms safely, but will replace them during next cleaning whenever it happens.

Some pics:

Engine internals of a 23 year old car:

The love of my life - A 2000 Maruti 800 DX 5-Speed. EDIT: Gets export model features on Pg 27-20230307_173405.jpg

Shell Helix Ultra 5W40 going in:

The love of my life - A 2000 Maruti 800 DX 5-Speed. EDIT: Gets export model features on Pg 27-20230307_175123.jpg

NGK Iridiums looked tired, and hence chose to replace rather than cleaning them:

The love of my life - A 2000 Maruti 800 DX 5-Speed. EDIT: Gets export model features on Pg 27-20230307_184009.jpg

The love of my life - A 2000 Maruti 800 DX 5-Speed. EDIT: Gets export model features on Pg 27-20230307_184126.jpg

Air filter was replaced:


The love of my life - A 2000 Maruti 800 DX 5-Speed. EDIT: Gets export model features on Pg 27-20230307_193135.jpg

Both rear brake cylinders were jammed, specially the LH one:

The love of my life - A 2000 Maruti 800 DX 5-Speed. EDIT: Gets export model features on Pg 27-20230310_203008.jpg

The love of my life - A 2000 Maruti 800 DX 5-Speed. EDIT: Gets export model features on Pg 27-20230310_204500.jpg

Brake fluid was thoroughly bled:

The love of my life - A 2000 Maruti 800 DX 5-Speed. EDIT: Gets export model features on Pg 27-20230310_204539.jpg

A parting shot of GG:

The love of my life - A 2000 Maruti 800 DX 5-Speed. EDIT: Gets export model features on Pg 27-20230314_211317.jpg

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NGK Iridiums looked tired, and hence chose to replace rather than cleaning them
Bro, what's the need to replace those NGK Iridiums? They are not worn out till they clock at least 60K kms. And you cannot clean or gap Ir plugs you just replace them. Why? Coz of that very delicate Ir tip.

Densos are good for 100K. You remember the saga with my car. Tried both and settled on Denso. Goldie's metronome like firing at idle is lovely (if a Corolla can do that) even with a cold engine.

23 y.o. or not, your little one looks pretty as ever

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Bro, what's the need to replace those NGK Iridiums? They are not worn out till they clock at least 60K kms. And you cannot clean or gap Ir plugs you just replace them. Why? Coz of that very delicate Ir tip.
These iridiums had done close to 40k kms atleast and were 7 years old. Hence replaced them. Somehow noticed that the gap had significantly increased.

I remember you had forbidden adjusting the gaps or cleaning then. Hence replacing was a better option for me.

Unable to find Denso Iridiums anywhere, hence have to settle for NGKs.

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GG turns 23 years old: Detailed the car, waxed it and this time got the celebrations done by Dad. Some pics:

The love of my life - A 2000 Maruti 800 DX 5-Speed. EDIT: Gets export model features on Pg 27-20230324_201621.jpg

The love of my life - A 2000 Maruti 800 DX 5-Speed. EDIT: Gets export model features on Pg 27-20230324_201026.jpg

The love of my life - A 2000 Maruti 800 DX 5-Speed. EDIT: Gets export model features on Pg 27-20230324_201031.jpg

The love of my life - A 2000 Maruti 800 DX 5-Speed. EDIT: Gets export model features on Pg 27-20230324_201613.jpg

The love of my life - A 2000 Maruti 800 DX 5-Speed. EDIT: Gets export model features on Pg 27-20230324_201638.jpg

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Great to see stablemates cheering for the birthday girl. Hope she remains pristine for many more years to come. Do post some day light pictures for viewing pleasure.
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GG turns 23 years old: Detailed the car, waxed it and this time got the celebrations done by Dad. Some pics:

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There are things that money can buy, things like spare parts and labour charges for a good mechanic. But there are things that money can't buy, like the dedication and patience that Shashi has towards his vehicles.
This has to be the most well maintained 800 in India and the entire credit goes to Shashi.
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Great to see stablemates cheering for the birthday girl. Hope she remains pristine for many more years to come. Do post some day light pictures for viewing pleasure.
Thanks for your kind wishes, here are some day time pics along with the proud owner himself:

The love of my life - A 2000 Maruti 800 DX 5-Speed. EDIT: Gets export model features on Pg 27-2432767.attach.jpg

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The love of my life - A 2000 Maruti 800 DX 5-Speed. EDIT: Gets export model features on Pg 27-20230325_064742.jpg

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Happy 23 GG ! Kudos to you Shashi for maintaing this car in Showroom condition if not even better. Your dad looks super happy, proud of the car as well as the son who's the reason for this Upkeep.

Take a bow !

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Amazing! Marvellous. When many owners get bored of their vehicles in a few years, you’ve set a benchmark that with some care and much love, even simple cars can match the finesse and feeling of today’s hi tech cars. It is looking pristine as always. Cheers to 23 and for many more to come!
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GG turns 23 years old: Detailed the car, waxed it and this time got the celebrations done by Dad. Some pics:


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Congratulations!!! Unfortunately M800 owners in Delhi NCR are celebrating barsi (death anniversary) each year cuz of NGT 15 Year rule

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Thanks for your kind wishes, here are some day time pics along with the proud owner himself:
One more car of my age! Pls let me know if you have any plans to sell. I doubt you to sell it even in your wildest thoughts

Just searching for well maintained cars of my age.
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Happy Birthday GG.
Glad to finally see the person who started it all
The XL makes up for its absence last year by lighting up GG's party.

Wishing all of you the best of days and kilometres.
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The XL makes up for its absence last year by lighting up GG's party.
Lol, I believe you are from Ranchi, and we had a regional celebration that evening, causing long power cuts in the entire city. Hence XL6 had to light up GG's party.
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