luukie

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  1. Got my Linea 2012 mjd

    I went against all the rational thoughts and got a linea 2012 mjd when there are ventos, rapids all luring with that quicker 1.6 engines. Felt the ride to be stiff at low speed compared to the 2011 linea. When sped fast it smoothens out though. But I loved the older plush ride. I just hope it to become softer given some time. And also I didn't know that there is no run in period when the saleman said the engine is already pre-run before coming to the showroom itself. Anyways in the first drive itself I took her above 2.5k rpm. Now I got to be a geek to set that 'mycar' settings right.
  2. SCOOP! Fiat Punto Facelift coming

    Read the January Autocar Issue. Alarmingly the new linea 0-100 and in-gear 20-80; 40 - 100 speeds are mentioned slower than it was before. Already the linea is accused of being underpowered. But the in-gear accelerations were nice though. But now that too has been chopped down? I simply wish the autocar report is wrong!!! luukie2012-01-02 05:44:33
  3. Sleeping in a parked car

    @Kinshuk. Actually we did a trip last week Cochin-Kodaikkanal-Palani-Udumalpetia-Chinnar-Munnar-Cochin. We reached Palani in the night. And unfortunately that was some festive day for wedding. 100% of the lodges there were booked. So we left for udumalpetia in the hope of finding a lodge. It was the same thre too. So we dint have any further option, as beyond that place it is complete forest. One of my friends and I slept inside the car and the other two slept somewhere in front of a shop.. :-) I kept the Ac on... After some time my friend complained and had to switch off the ac... But I had made sure that all windows were almost 5cms down... But still he complained of soffocation...
  4. Sleeping in a parked car

    What are the precautions while sleeping overnight in a parked car with AC switched on. And is it true that the engine heats up quickly when not moving and AC on. Also what about the fuel consumption?
  5. DIY (DO IT YOURSELF)

    how to fix the defogger. Recently I removed the sunfilm pasted on the rear window and pasted a new one. And after that the defogger stopped working. I got it checked last time I went to service station and they said the defogger is working, but the window is damaged. I guess the grid on the window should be broken. Any idea how to fix it?
  6. Repairing my Accent

    @sudeepd; still with the clicking sound......
  7. Repairing my Accent

    I guess, drive shaft is that cluster with so many ball bearings at the end of that rode which connects the wheel(at the wheel end). And axle is the complete set including rode and the drive shaft that connects the wheel and the engine. Ain't I right?
  8. Repairing my Accent

    Hi, I was unable to login to autocarindia for a few days. Then I changed my default search engine and it worked. I switched my A.S.S. to another one here as I was'nt happy with them. Now the vehicle is with them for the suspension job. Hey, as u may know, my drive shaft problem was fixed by changing the axle boot. But now again it has poped up. So, this time I think I its wise to go for the axle change. (At ass its some 18k and outside its 3.5k!!!). I just wanted to know how long can the vehicle run with this strong clicking sound while turning....? Can running with this, cause any potential harm to some other parts... How critical is this...?
  9. Repairing my Accent

    @anijog, couldnt post anything as I was out of the town for some days. Did the de-carb meanwhile, but dint find any change at all. I thought I would be able to feel some (atleast)iota of a change. Changed the engine mount. While at the A.S.S, I asked 'em to inspect the suspension too. And they found all the struts except one at the front left to be leaking. They advised me to change all the four at a time instead of three, as it could invite weight imbalance. app 13k. But dint do it yet.
  10. Repairing my Accent

    Hi all, I am in a real jeopardy now. When I showed the car to the hyundai Ass last day, they advised me to conduct a complete engine overhaul(94k done). And also when I pointed out that when fully loaded the car easily bottoms out unusually, they say the strut and suspension too needs overhaul. I know its common in accent to scrape bottom; but here when fully loaded, apart from the belly, the rear and front bumper kisses the road at patchy surfaces. So I move dead slow. The engine and suspension overhaul was quoted at a 40k approximately. Now my question is; Is it worth spending this much? And even if I do those overhauls, can I make sure that everything could be close to fine condition? Or something else may stop working tommorow? I plan to keep the vehicle for 2-3 years. What do you say forum.....
  11. Used sedan at 2 lacs???

    I think Accent glx version is a dohc engine and not the common sohc engine that comes with the new ones even today. When I was in the market for a used car, I was advised not to go for the dohc ones as engine spare prices could be on the higher note comparatively. But not sure on this though.
  12. DIY (DO IT YOURSELF)

    Does accent come with ac cabin filter? If so how do I change it? or can I fit a cabin filter if its absent?
  13. Using car AC efficiently

    Oh... The compressor speed you guys were talking about was the red to blue thing. Pretty much to learn... But the term compressor 'speed' indeed confuses, as it has only 2 modes.. on/off(as put by sgiitk). Thanks anijog. Well put.