Did a quick service at a VAG special garage, Candour Auto Tech. Service quality was top-notch. Just a basic oil and filter change. TAT was under 30 min with a quick underhood clean. Parts were costlier than VW, but all genuine parts. This place was too close and would not charge for removing each and every bolt, so ...... Polo was the smallest car worked there, rest being mostly Mercs.
Only thing I disliked was he used only 3L oil instead of the 4.4L, but level is still showing full in dipstick and no warning lights. Read the whole manual and there is no mention of oil quatity, only mention was checking and topping up every couple of 1000 km. A debatable topic. Still gonna trust that guy. Checking level regularly.
Engine Oil ₹ 3,750.00 (Mobil 1 Full Synthetic 3L)
Oil Filter ₹ 575.00
Air Filter ₹ 950.00
AC Filter ₹ 725.00
Was in hurry and did not replace diesel filter. Will be replacing in a week or 2.
Got estimate for 90k job. Rear suspension is leaking. V-belt needs preventative replacement. Steering box makes a clicking feel when self centering.
Quote (Part+Labor) (Quick approximate)
Lower Arm Bush x4 - 3000+2800
Front Stabilizer Link x2 - 2800+650
Hand Brake Adjustment - 0
Intake Manifold Cleaning - 6500
Front Suspension Work - 2650
Front Strut Bearing x2 - 900
Front Strut Mount x2 - 2000
Boot x 4 - 1950
Rear Suspension Work - 2350
Rear Shock x2 - 9-10k
Strut Mount x2 - 4800
Strut Boot x4 - 1850
Tuning Kit - 15000+4750 (May be belts and all)
Brake Fluid Replacement - 1500
Steering and Rest Quotation after dismantling.
EGR making annoying ticking noise. Gotta check it next time.
Been a fan of STP additives. Bought one for Polo after trying on i20. Tremendous improvement in low end and power delivery (and improved mileage in i20). Been using with petrol engines for like 3-4 years, even @vichu. First time trying on diesel. Price was 350, I believe. I20 guy was behind me to steal this one
Serviced again at Candour Auto Tech, an FNG doing only European cars especially VW group and tristar. Parts are bit costlier than OEM, may be its a premium garage (and Polo might be the cheapest car they work with ).
Mobil 1 0W40 x 4 L - ₹ 5,000.00
Oil Filter - ₹ 575.00
Air Filter - ₹ 950.00
AC Filter - ₹ 725.00
Consumables - ₹ 300.00
Windshield Washer Fluid - ₹ 50.00
Brake Grease - ₹ 90.00
Brake Pad (Brembo) - ₹ 3,850.00
Oil and Filter Replacements - ₹ 550.00
ECU Scan/Service Reset - ₹ 550.00
Brake Pad Replacement and Greasing - ₹ 550.00
Total Bill: ₹ 13,190.00
Surprised to see this.
Yokohama ES100 ran a good 35k km, though dealer said it will run 20-25k km. Two tyres got bald/out edge uneven wear due to low air and micro puncture became daily occurence. Yokohama was nowhere available in city due to dealer dispute. Other good tyres were super expensive (unjustified for what we pay compared to ES100). And then there was Falken and Nangkang.
Was scrolling through options in forums and by chance saw reviews on MRF ZLO. Completely forgot about that after having first hand experience on i20. It was a good grippy tyre with less road noise. Internet affirmed the same. Just passed by the MRF showroom, got in for casual enquiry. No stock according to owner, but manager arranged 2017 make 4 pieces in no time. Price offered was irresistable. MRP north of ₹6k and offer price was ₹3.8k/piece, cheaper than even online prices. Falken and Nangkang were quoted ₹4.4k and ₹4.2k. Changed all 4 in a gap of 2 weeks 2 at a time.
Car started developing power loss and thick smoke on hard acceleration. Coil sign showing up once in a while. On scan showed error (forgot what). Took it to VW. SA at first started saying turbo fail/timing belt blah blah, showed the error codes. On their scan turned out to be pressure converter. Replaced and back to normal.
Pressure Converter - 1K0906627B - ₹ 4,578.56
Changed fuel filter also since car was making too much Trivandrum - Tirunelveli trips and uncertain of highway-side pump fuel quality .
New horns. Bosch Symphony. Finish and packing changed. Old ones used to have zinc gold back and clamps. Got for ₹ 638.00. Simply replaced existing ones. They were old packed up ones.
One stupid TVS XL guy broke mirror at Tirunelveli town. Drove back without mirrors.
Non-OEM convex mirror - ₹ 140.00
Mirror Cap LHS - 5Z1857537 9B9 - ₹ 137.00
RHS had enough bruising and LHS matt black.
DIY painted. Finished in piano black.
Had a brawl with VW guy over counter sale of mirror cap. At first it was out of stock. When it arrived, he said he cannot give unpainted since the other is painted, assuming its higher trim version. Finally complained with manager, ended up getting mirror cap, not as spare, but installed by them. Charged ₹ 118.00. First quote was approx ₹ 900.00 including painting.
Lost/misplaced wheel spanner somewhere. Got an unbranded one for ₹ 190.00
Late night long runs proved headlights useless. So upgraded. Still not much improvement, but better, HL assembly needs replacement.
Philips Essential Vision 100/90 - ₹ 414.00
Been using this in Estilo for ages. Better than Rally in terms of output, but won't feel it due to temperature.
Scavenged wiring kit from Estilo. Last minute late night urgency and Estilo had better stock lights with fog lamps and was not used night much. Phillips wiring kit and Roots relay. Phillips relay now doing duty in i20.
Relay goes there.
Lots of terminals for power.
Grounded. Points were not great, use to lose connection once in a while, have to tighten bolts to restore. No other close enough ground points.