Sorry for a late update. Well there's a renovation work going at my house so the Net connection was down; though I use to visit the forum through my Samsung Ace. Nways since there is renovation at home; Dad gave me leave from work and told me to stay home to inspect the work since our plans keeps changing at last moments and all. So the car is in Dad's hand. One week passed; I thought since Dad is driving the FE might increase; but nopes, it the same old in the 13kmpl range.
Nways on Wednesday Dad was returning from Kalamboli; and he heared some noices like tak tak kad kad from the front of the car. He thought some plastic housing or something like that might have got loosen and so he drove back home slowly. So after reaching home he informed me that there is some insane noice comming from the car like kad kad tak tak. I was all tensed since I thought my car was away from the noices and all. The next Day the worker's at my house were at leave so I decided to go to office since I was all bored at home from a week. So started the car; put he first gear; released the clutch and after crossing some meters I heared the noice. Drove for half a km and parked the car aside. Checke under the car to fing some thing hanging or some loose part. Opened the bonnet to check every thing was okey. Pumped the car with hand from the from and then came the noice.
Sat in the car and I decided to show the car to MODI since it was in our way. Reached there and it was lunch time there. Told the receptionist about the problem she said to wait for 10mins everyone is having lunch. Waited for 15mins; came the mechanic. Looked like a head of the mechanics and not exactly. He was aged and senior. Told him the problem. He said lets go for a spin. I said sure. He sat beside me and I drove. Reversed the car and then came the noice. He told to take over a speed breaker. I told no need of a breaker it comes without a breaker also on normal road condition. Also decided to show him my fourth gear kar kar noice; but to my surprise; the kar kar noice had gone away. Donno how but yes; it was not there. Even the car was feeling free. He told that there might be some issue in the suspension. I asked is it major. He said cant say rite now unless and untill we will see it.
Returned back. The car was lifted up.
He straight away went under the car and checked the left Link Assy
of the suspension. Yeah that was the culprit. He said the Link is gone. Need to be changed but it is not in stock rite now. I said now what? Wnen will the part come? He said let me check in our head office. He went and came back after a couple of minutes. He said that the part is available there and he has place the order which will arrive tomorrow morning. I was like so what now? He asked me do you need the car? I said yes. I need the car today. He instructed some mechanic to check the nut bolts and some pins of that part. After his inspection; he said bring the car tomorrow and the part will arrive in the moring. I asked is it safe to drive the car like this? He said ofcourse; but dont go out of town like this. I said I have to go to Vashi and then Kalyan Seakpatta for some work. Will cover some 80kms today. He told no problem. He took my number and said that he will call me tomorrow once the part is arrived. I told that I need the car tomorrow itself and I might not be leaving the car for days here. He said okey he will try to do so.
So went to work and whole day the car gave numerious kind of sounds like fire crackers.
Next day the Friday; I was not sure that the par will arrive so early since this was a newly opened center and I doubted their service, But to my surprise got a call exactly at 10am and was informed that the part has arrived and was told to bring the car ASAP
So went ther by 11am and searched my earlier SA. Again to my surprise; I was informed that he has left the job and has joined HONDA. So went to the reciptionist. She knew me; and told to have a seat. But I went out and there met the yesterday guy the Mechanics. He greated me and told the part has arrived. I asked him when will he return the car. He said by evening ASAP
. He said you come before 6pm and collect the car. Handed the car to them.
In the evening around 3.30pm gat a call that the car was ready. Again didnt expected this but have to believe this. They were quick. Went to the center. Saw my car; waiting for me. Met the SA; he said lets go for a spin. Started the car and took her out. Hmmm she was silent. Rammed over the speed breaker and not a single noice. Was happy inside. Drove the car madly ove rthe pot holes here and there rough patches to find any noice; but not a single noice. The SA next to me was holding the upper handle with both the hands.
I was happy. Also enquired him about how much FE shoud this car give. He saw my face and said 8-10kmpl. I started laughing and said; No please dont assume that I drive this way. This was just for checking the noice. He brought some smile in his face and said then in city it shoukd give you 11-12kmpl but if going inter states you might get more than 15kmpl.
So returned back to the Center. He told that there is a bill of Rs43
. I asked about what? He said that this is for a nut. I told that the car is hardly a one and a half month old and there is warranty I guess. He said that there is no warranty for nut bolts and all. Also he said that the Link Assembly has been changed for free of cost. I said I know that. Pai dthe bill. Also askid him when will I have to come againg for this kind of issues. He said we have used orighinal parts sir. I told so that means that the earlier one was not original or what?
He said that its not like that sir. We cant trust mechanical parts. Nways you have a warranty so dont take any tension. He gave me the feedback form. Gave then full marks. Went out to meet that mechanic uncle but he had gone for a trial. Waited for couple of minutes. He came and greated him and also thanked him for his quick service. He was very happy from this gesture and assured me that bring the car any time if you have any problem in future.
Said thanks once again to him and left.
Phew thats it I cant type any more...