Originally Posted by Akash
The car is running fine apart from minor dings and dents. I wanted to know the list of things I should take care of for the 50-55k km service. The odo reading isnt accurate, but it hasnt clocked kms beyond 60k. Thanks for the help! I am going for new set of tires. Recommendations for the same would be appreciated.
Hello Akash! Your City looks stunning!
I have a GXi from November 2005, it's run 86,000 kilometres and it's in a terrible shape inside out. There's been constant rattling from the tie rods in the front axle and squeaks and shudders from the suspension. The brakes are completely worn out.
And from what I could figure out, the belt around the tension pulleys on the engine block is terribly worn out, thus producing sounds like that of a local grinding mill...
It's been in two major accidents in its 11 years. And fuel efficiency is at 11-13 in the city.
On the outside, there's a lot of rust bubbles to the bottom right/left of the side indicators on the door panels. On both sides.
And the post accident repainting is poor.
(The car was bought in taffeta white)
Now that the car won't be sold in the near future. And I'm a student in grade 12. And I want to take up automobiles for later studies, I want to work on all these flaws myself under the guidance of an expert.
My idea was to slowly replace the worn out parts with high quality ones rather than original spares.
For instance, to replace the dead brake pads with brand new Delphis or Brembos.
And I want to wrap the car in matte black.
Hopefully I start a thread based on this later.
Can you please lend me some tips on how to maintain the City like you have?