Updating this thread after a long time. Blame it on laziness or lack of any interesting news.
Age : 22 months.
Odo : 18140 kms
City FE : 12-13
Highway FE : 15.5-17.5 1.
Few Odo readings captured till date
Third pic is best highway FE till date. Was trying to maintain 90-100 all along. 2.
Rats went on a rampage in the engine bay and ac unit after I
- Scattered tobacco leaves and camphor around the car
- Hung two socks full of the same plus margo soap pieces(?).
Pooped quite a bit on the ac filter mesh. May they have constipation for the rest of the life.
Chewed through this rubber flap.
In the engine bay, they chewed off the wires connecting one HID bulb, ODO wire as well as a power wire for the spark plug.
No pics of damage in the engine bay. I was too traumatized to click pics at that moment. 3.
Finally decided on a synthetic engine oil. Had it changed at the Service Center.
Got it for Rs. 2100. Noticed the mfg date much later at home. I hope that is not a problem.
Noticeable changes as compared with previous oil provided by A.S.S (servo)
- Engine feels much smoother now. Less noisier.
- Revs easily
- Fe has increased in both city and highway.
Note: The mechanic might have used around 3.6l instead of the specified 3.3l. Not sure what is the impact. 4.
Had a very bad time during the month of august.
Swerved to avoid a stupid cyclist who popped out of nowhere to cross the road. I braked hard and things were going well until i ran into a little gravel on the roadside. The B250s failed to get a grip and I hit a road barricade placed on the side.
The color of the barricade came off on to the bumper. Two cracks.
Something metal grazed against the headlight surface. No cracks or breakage.
Two dents on A-pillar. Luckily no damage to windshield. 5.
Some moron in an i10, who didnt know how to drive or was too drunk to drive properly, managed to hit a dzire head-on and which hit my car in turn.
Pic of crime scene. This happened in the company basement parking.
There was a gap of 2ft between the dzire rear and my right side. Dzire had its hand brake engaged. The i10 accelerated from standstill and hit the dzire's front.
The damage was distributed between the driver door and the wheel arch panel.
Repairs took 3 days. There seems to be some orange peel(I believe this is the term) on the newly painted parts. There is a slight difference between the reflection on the newly painted panels and the rear door panel. I wasn't sure if it was the service center's responsibility to take care of this.
Note: There are a lot of new swirls/minor scratches on the body post the service center visit. These are mostly visible on the bonnet, boot lid and upper portions of the doors.
The lower portions as well as the roof are ok.
Note1: The matter was resolved with the culprit compensating for the damages. 6.
Finally took the leap.
Bought at 4.6k from the local authorized person.
5" backing plate from aliexpress.
5.5" red, white and orange Pads ordered from Greenz.
Will post pic after my first machine detailing process.
Major concerns at the moment:
* Orange peel on driver door and F-R wheel arch panel after denting/painting.
* Scratch marks on the headlight from first accident.
I would appreciate any help on the above two problems. 7.
Visited bhubaneswar this month. Odo saw 17k on the way there and 18k on the return journey.
While there, I used a pressure washer for the first time myself to clean the car. It was a bosch AQT 33-10. Pretty good for the price.
Used Megs shampoo with a wash mitt.
No detailing since the first accident.
Ending with clean and glossy pics after the previous few disturbing pics