Hell's Angel - Suzuki Zen Estilo LXi - Midnight Black - March 2007


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March 2022 - Installed the Fog Lamps, Finally

Bought back in September 2020 and sitting somewhere in the parts bin and finally ready for install. Recap here.

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I have installed similar Globex fog lamps in our Chevrolet Sail with 55W H3 bulbs. The Sail had H8 35W bulbs as stock. Do you know any 35W H3 bulbs? So far I have only seen Hella, but it is not in stock. The stock alternator is some 14V 85A. I guess it can give an output of close to 1000W. Is it ok to run on 55W bulbs?
 
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I have installed similar Globex fog lamps in our Chevrolet Sail with 55W H3 bulbs. The Sail had H8 35W bulbs as stock. Do you know any 35W H3 bulbs? So far I have only seen Hella, but it is not in stock. The stock alternator is some 14V 85A. I guess it can give an output of close to 1000W. Is it ok to run on 55W bulbs?
Never seen 35W H3 in recent times, they were common back in the era of the ₹100 Autopal foglamps. Estilo got only a 60 Amp alternator and things are going fine without any drama (for 15 years). Indeed, we used to run this 55W along with 100/90W.
 
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Problem would never be the alternator. Either fog housings would fade or Sockets / wires would overhear.
I used custom wiring with a relay. Wires can take the load. But the housing and the glass get extremely hot to touch, I think it can easily break during a rain.
 
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I used custom wiring with a relay. Wires can take the load. But the housing and the glass get extremely hot to touch, I think it can easily break during a rain.
Used in rain as well, nothing happened [cheers]. Indeed, none of the sets used so far cracked in rain. All of them had 55W and all of them broke on impact or damaged with rust.
 
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March 2022 - Angel Turns 15 - Time for Fitness Test

Got it painted for fitness test. A decent quick coat plus polishing done at a more than reasonable rate of ₹10,000.

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Done at Murali's, near Choozhampala. Our usual paint guy has been testing our patience lately with a botchy job and insane delays with the last two jobs. Came to know about this guy through my friend Arun Kannan, a silent TAI reader, who helped with the intro and gave live WIP updates. Mr. Murali was a guy in his 50s and was very open to our suggestions and not bossy. He even suggested coming by anytime and supervise the job. Rates were nice and finishing was great, more than what I expected for the price. Returned the car in three days as promised.

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Rolling home after the job.

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At safe house.

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Installed the beading. It was super tight and didn't need the clips to install.

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Installed new wheel nuts. He gave me options for rim colour as well, gloss or matt black, OE finish silver or light titanium. Chose to stick with matt black.

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Installed new number plates.

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New bolts.

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The morning of the test, last minute prep. Passed without much drama. Safe for five more years. Retest fee was ₹ 755.00, which increased just a week later in April. Process was smooth. Took around an hour at the RTO inspection site.

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Tried replicating my favourite snap of the Angel. Same spot, almost same angle. Almost everything in the background changed.

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Congratulations on your so much effort and patience with this car. And it shows clearly. The way you keep your car. And the way you go out of the way to maintain it, spic and span. It's inspiring, really!!
This car is lucky to have you to take care of it.
 
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April 2022 - Added OE Fog Lamp Switch

This was a long pending add-on. Current after-market switch's backlit fused out, making an excuse to replace the switch. Inquired with MGP during last part hunt, but they didn't have one in stock anywhere. Got it from Boodmo. Part shared with Ciaz, Ertiga, S-Cross, Swift, etc.

Front Fog Lamp Switch Assembly - 37270M79M00 - ₹ 230.00 + ₹ 25.00 Shipping.

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The switch assembly.

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Off-on positions. Got both backlit and ON/OFF indicators.

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Made by Ju-Shin (Jay-Ushin)

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Comparison with Anupam rocker switch.

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Pinout.

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Install location. Replica vs original.

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Swapped with original working Anupam to check everything was in order before cutting wires.

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2.8-mm female spade connectors.

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Crimped.

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Testing the switch.

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OE slot had a slit on the side to ensure the switch was in the right orientation.

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Wired, sleeved and tied.

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Installed. Swapped the switch positions.

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In action.

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April 2022 - VXi Sun Visor

The passenger-side sun visor was broken and would fall off if messed with. Spotted VXi visor with mirror on Boodmo and ordered along with the foglamp switch.

Left Sunvisor Assembly (Gray) - 84802M59K40-6GS - ₹ 225.00 + ₹ 90.00

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June 2021 batch

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The visor

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Old broken one.

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The pivot got worn and gave way.

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Old vs new. Old one got swollen, typical for a 15-year-old Maruti.

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Installed.

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Seen visor from new Baleno with similar dimensions with proper framed mirror with cover.
 
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April 2022 - Oil Change

Got MGO Shell Helix HX5 5W30 mineral oil. Stuck to stock for a change [lol]. Got from Ex-Jawan, no discount since MGO, who otherwise offers 5-10% off on MRP. Got for ₹ 1,150.00.

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Oil Filter - Sofima S 3255 R3 - ₹ 95.00 (MRP ₹ 106.00)

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Abro Motor Flush - ₹ 335.00 (MRP ₹ 345.00)

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Added flush and idled for 3 minutes as instructed. Ensured both drain bolt and oil filter not stuck beforehand to prevent screwup.

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Drained. Oil had thin consistency and darker colour, as it ought to be.

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Drain plug in good shape.

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Oil filter wrench.

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Removing the filter.

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And it landed the wrong place [frustration]

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Lubed the O ring before install.

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Installed as instructed. No brute force.

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Fresh oil in.

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Done.

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Very nice DIY oil change. And for once, recommended spec oil, thank God for that.
In one of your pics, your drive belt appears soaked with oil. That shouldn't happen. Please be careful there.
 

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