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


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January 2021 - Bye-Bye Seat Covers

Survived good 13 years. Now cracking and disintegrating.

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Removed one by one. Stock fabric seats. Still intact, but 13 years of dirt.

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Dolphin. One of the finest covers available then, when local art leather was rare and brands like Autoform wasn't common down south. Bought from Car Palace, Trivandrum for ₹ 4,800.00 in April 2008.

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All out.

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Washed.

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Still a beauty.

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Clearer picture. Seats are in good shape. Needs thorough cleaning. Confused whether to go for new covers or retain the fabric seats, which is the current trend.

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The rear seat had the most dirt, always spilling stuff, that seeps through the seat cover. Tried cleaning, but out of my capacity, needs professional help.

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i noticed that seat cover also removed due to cracking
Spot on. Removed at a later date.
 
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August 2021 - Misc Updates

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Job of cousin's pesky kid.

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Lancer rims are still a looker.


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Started leaking from an old edge puncture. Repaired with tubeless radial patch, which is stuck from inside.

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Did wheel rotation + balancing + alignment, ₹ 900 total damage including puncture patching at Nayana Tyres. Tyre still good for at least 5000 more kilometres. Continental CC5 was available in 165/65R13.

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Almost 10 years since the tacho install and still love the flying red needle.

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August 2021 - New Wiper Blades

Bought a pair of Minda Soft Super Blade aka frameless.

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Size chart. 21"/12" recommended, but most of the time it will be 21"/13" available/preferred.

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MRP ₹ 256.00 for 21" and ₹ 164.00 for 13", got for ₹ 236.00 and ₹ 151.00 respectively from Manikantan Automobiles.

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Both March 2021 make, packed in May and June 2021.

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Comparing side by side. Old one also Minda.

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Difference between 12" and 13". Works fine without messing with each other.

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Central lock remote starts malfunctioning. Light always lit up, low battery.

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Spare remote. Still good as new. Just 14+ years old.

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Surprisingly, the battery has never been changes in 14 years and has never leaked. Runs on CR2025. Swapped the battery from other remote, and it started working again, but range reduced drastically. So, started using the spare and parked the primary one.

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