Hell's Angel - Suzuki Zen Estilo LXi - Midnight Black


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Thanks [cheers] This is indeed my first thread in TAI. Most find my style of writing very immature [lol]
I find it gripping and amusing.I like it .
I like your DIYs but I have a query.
Why do you keep changing different grades of engine oil ,all through the ownership?
Some are plainly not recommended.Some of them are not even meant for a petrol engine.They are plainly diesel engine oils.You seem to love your machines.Then why do you to this ATYACHAAR(for want of a better word,meaning wrongdoing) with your machines??
And they are not cheap either.Why do you seem to go out of the way,and spend money and buy and use NON- recommended grades of engine oils.
 
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I find it gripping and amusing.I like it .
I like your DIYs but I have a query.
Why do you keep changing different grades of engine oil ,all through the ownership?
Some are plainly not recommended.Some of them are not even meant for a petrol engine.They are plainly diesel engine oils.You seem to love your machines.Then why do you to this ATYACHAAR(for want of a better word,meaning wrongdoing) with your machines??
And they are not cheap either.Why do you seem to go out of the way,and spend money and buy and use NON- recommended grades of engine oils.
Always open to experimenting and spoiled by Google and YouTube. Know some crazy guys using some particular diesel oils (Delvac and Rimula) long term on petrol cars and some gone to the extreme of using them on bikes. So thought of trying, but I would never recommend or have recommended to anyone [angel]

Regarding frequent grade change, even OEMs are not sure of which one to stick with [lol] Maruti themselves started off with 20w40, 15W40, now 5W30. When I bought FZ, Yamaha was recommending 20W40. They were okay with 15W50. Suddenly, they switched to 20W50 and now 10W40. Hero and Honda also followed the path. Switched from 20W40 to 10W30 suddenly one midnight [;)]. Too much itch to try different grades and brands.
 
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Ready to be picked after service.


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A full blown test drive. Gear shift is smoother after changing gear oil and their adjustments.

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Finally debadged. Asked the painting guy no any logos. Only the 'S' He was an old school guy and was like 'but why' and insisted putting them back.

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Coolant finally green.

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Skimmed/polished rotor. No more screeching noise.
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Brand new exhaust.

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Home sweet home.

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While Angel was at garage, both me and the speakers were sitting idle at home. 10 year old and carpeting was missing at places and loose at other.

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Thoroughly dusted the speakers and cleaned the enclosure.

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Changed the speaker box terminals. The wood grains are hard to remove once the get stuck in carpet.

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Recarpeted where ever needed.

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Carpet was cheap. The roll had width 6 ft and I bought 1/2 meter width from that roll. Got for ₹ 85.00. Also bought a tube of my favorite Fevibond, ₹35.00 for 40 ml tube,

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July 2019: Continued

Car goes back to service. Ordered seat belt arrived and they called promptly. Installed seat belt and did silencer welding.

Bill:
RH Seatbelt - 84901M67K00-BHE - ₹ 834.00
Silencer Welding - ₹ 650.00
RH Seatbelt Replacement - ₹ 250.00
Total: ₹ 1734.00

Workshop shuttle. Gave Fiesta and took Estilo.

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Belt comes as a set.

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Old one. Edge was torn and gets stuck when that part goes inside the reel. Fixed by burning the edge, but was irritating when that part touches the neck.

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Made by Autoliv. OEM part.

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Removed buckel holder as it was moving freely, but fixed firmly.

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They missed the nylon washer I think.

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Added a washer.

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And everything's fine.

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July 2017: Continues...

Atrocities by the previous garage. They removed speaker in order to replace power window motor assembly. Spacer was already damaged, but expected they would install new spacer instead of this. Tweeter fell off before, not their fault, but the plastic ring was missing. Stuck a piece of tape till I can find suitable dust cover.

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Just a casual search in Google yielded this. i-Copper 6.5 Inch waterproof spacers. Really fed up with wooden spacers. They shreds away after 1-2 monsoon from moisture (not direct exposure). Got from Amazon.in. ₹ 250.00/pair including shipping.

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This is the seller. Motorogue.in.

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Only drawback is it jars with bass compared to wooden spacers.
 
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July 2019: Boot Lamp

Another lazy day, another idea. Was sitting idle and popped up the idea of puddle lamp after @vishnu vichu 's install. Checked Boodmo for all sorts of OEM puddle lamps, which got shifted to boot lamp. After a couple of searches, it turned out most of the cars irrespective of manufacturer uses the same assembly or similar ones. Maruti ones looked dated with an ugly white sliding switch. Then Tata came to mind. Searched for Safari's and found almost all Tata cars had the same unit either in glovebox or in boot. Ordered one right away. I love these Boodmo guys.

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Tata Part Number - 287154409930 - ₹ 121.00 + 30.00 Shipping. MRP was ₹ 127.00
Price mentioned in packing is for two.

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Looked neater than Maruti's.

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Regular T10 bulb.

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Installation:

To my very suprise, there was already a depression for boot lamp as well as for 12V socket in the boot on a 10+ year old model.

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First have to remove the bottom panel above the bumper. Two plastic rivets.

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Then two of them at the bottom of the panel.

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And gently pull out.

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12 years of dust.

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The depression was exact to the size, but I screwed up cutting a bit offset.

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Trial fit

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Needed lot of wire. Had to draw supply from dome light.

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Connection idea. Boot lamp will light up only with boot open and not with any door. Isolated from rest of the doors. But security system will work without fail. Next idea is to isolate doors from bootlamp and front dome light for front doors only.


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Custom lume. Plug and play.

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Custom LED setup made for an old project.

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Cleaned the whole muck with Maruti's own WD40 aka Rust Smash.

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Trial after wiring and installing everything back.

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Done. Up and running.

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I like your DIYs. Really!
I am not a fan of lights and all that stuff.I have little/not -enough knowledge of wiring and cutouts and leds and specs and all. All I can do is change headlight or back-light bulbs, thats all,and that too only when they fuse.
Still I love how you do things and post it with pics making everything looking out to be simple ,even when they are not,actually that simple.


Actually it becomes obvious to me at least that you are not doing it just to show off, but in truth, loving what you do ,and therefore putting it all here. Maybe thats the real reason I like it.
 
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