The Grey Skid – Chevy Beat TCDi LS (December 2012)


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The moron who threw it on the road and his dad will be remembered. Amen.
I felt this statement to be a bad thought. Just imagine, what if it was a screw which came off loose from a vehicular part like Mudflap .
Or the recent rainwater dislodging it off from initial position (maybe initially it might have been on the side of the road).

I know how you will feel when you are going out with an engagement or errand , and you get a puncture, but that doesn't mean you can talk bad about another person. You may curse your luck. You can ask whether had it been me , who had put that there, as I reacted to this statement.[lol]
 
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I felt this statement to be a bad thought. Just imagine, what if it was a screw which came off loose from a vehicular part like Mudflap .
Or the recent rainwater dislodging it off from initial position (maybe initially it might have been on the side of the road).

I know how you will feel when you are going out with an engagement or errand , and you get a puncture, but that doesn't mean you can talk bad about another person. You may curse your luck. You can ask whether had it been me , who had put that there, as I reacted to this statement.[lol]
Pun intended [roll]

Even if taken seriously, it's a non-automotive screw used for roofing purposes and not supposed to be on road. I have bought 50 piece of puncture repair strip from Amazon for the frequency by which I find the rare foreign bodies found in my compound.
 
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Whatever the reason is bro, you shouldn't curse or call names on another person right ?
Its not that am taking seriously, what I meant is a general thought, instead of that you can curse your badluck or misfortune.
We can say Indian roads itself aren't greatly built for the tax we pay, but saying the " the moron who built this, or moron who had looted away the money from this funding.." is not what we address in a forum.
 
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Whatever the reason is bro, you shouldn't curse or call names on another person right ?
Its not that am taking seriously, what I meant is a general thought, instead of that you can curse your badluck or misfortune.
We can say Indian roads itself aren't greatly built for the tax we pay, but saying the " the moron who built this, or moron who had looted away the money from this funding.." is not what we address in a forum.
That's a style of writing. It's not a personal curse or anything. Why so serious? Leave it.

Moron is indeed a decent word on forums than using abusive words. Clarkson would've quit his job if someone starts picking each and every word he wrote.

(If any issue with that, there is always an option on the bottom to report the post).
 
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August 2020 - AC Duct Cleaning

Bought Xxtra Armor AC Duct Cleaner from Amazon. It was the cheapest available with decent reviews. ₹ 330.00 + Shipping. Bought it to clean the ducts of the mould-infested Polo. There was enough quantity for 3 or more cars. Smells of something like a jasmine, but subtle.

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Got long pipe for deep penetration inside the vents.

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The end has a contraption that disperses foam in all directions instead of pointing in a direction.
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Keep all vents open

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and simply spray into the ducts as deep as possible.

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Foam will break down eventually and dribbles through the bottom vent.

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3M got better cleaner, but costs twice.
 
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August 2020 - Misc

Wash

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and spin

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Hits a close enough fancy figure after ages. The service soon light feels annoying at times though nothing serious has ever been scanned.

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Went to @vishnu vichu's place. The cleanest and enviable Fiesta 1.6S and Amaze in town, or may be the country [evil]

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Got it scanned with his high-end scanner and voila, error pops up for the first time. Confirms it's faulty glow plug.

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Cleared the error, but popped up again in a week.
 
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August 2020 - New Car Cover

Old cover got torn and was tearing everywhere on the slightest pull. It was 2-1/2 years old. Cheap one bought for ₹ 700.00.

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Bought a better quality one for ₹ 950.00 from Kakkassery Automobiles. Auto Storm Matty (2x2) AS2. Delhi brand I guess, Google didn't return any result. It's free size for most of the smaller hatchbacks.

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Triple stitched.

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Material is thick and water resistant, but not water-proof.

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Gave a quick wash before trying the new cover.

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Perfect fit. Got mirror pocket too.

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Trimmed the shade to shape. Fancy palm was scratching the sides.

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September 2020 - AC packs up, again.

AC gas was refilled in February of this year. Seven months later, it was all gone. Found a new AC mechanic near home, SS Super Coolers, run by two young chaps with less rush than our usual guy. Checked and refilled, it was almost empty and happened all of a sudden. Asked to come back and do a complete leak check it if drops again. Charged ₹ 700.00. Also did a quick wash of the condenser. AC is chilling again. It's got the best AC of all the cars we have/had till date second only to a Nano, be it Polo, i20, Brio, or even the EcoSport, it cools really fast even on a sunny day.


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