vikky1971

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  1. What all did you do today?

    @librankur Regrets! The post got a bit lengthy. If you see the broken screw, the surface wasn’t uniform so I ground the face, so that I could use a Bosch drill (HSS) bit of 1.5 mm, almost in centre. Later drilled with 2.5mm. This drill got offcentre and damaged the threads. I used WD40 and a screw extractor to remove the remains of whatever screw was left. As this face couldn’t be used, I had to partly cut the fin on the opposite side to again drill and tap it. I am using makita cordless drill. I too, sometimes, break drill bits. The motor shaft is just plain shaft but it enters the sleeve mounted in the blower. The sleeve was SS but drillable. While drilling I had to insert a metal screw to prevent bending. Metal sleeve is attached to the thermoplastic blower with rubber. I myself clean the blowers of split AC if deposits on them increase. The air flow drastically reduces if fins get dirty. Blower needs to be soaked in soapy solution then to be cleaned with water spray.
  2. KIA SP concept SUV coming to India

    Creta is a compact suv, if KIA is also launching their compact SUV then it will of some competition. Even in South Korea Model Creta is popular
  3. What all did you do today?

    The blower securing to the motor of the indoor unit of my kid’s room 0.9T hitachi AC was overtightened and broken by the AC technician and after six months when I saw it, I was disappointed. Even if I had confronted the hitachi, they wouldn’t accept it. So with great difficulty I removed the blower-motor assembly and drilled the screw and extract it with extractor( threads damaged).On the opposite side of the screw, drilled 3mm hole and tapped with M4 tap and secured the blower with the motor with M4 Allen screw, thread with copper paste to avoid future troubles. Job done.😅
  4. The Gadgets and Gizmos thread!

    @librankur Siemens is a good brand and reviews are good.
  5. @F30 you have taken a lot of initiative to make the video. The car performance and the scenery through out the video was excellent. I enjoyed the entire clip
  6. What is your favorite car? Why?

    My favourite car/SUV is BMW X5
  7. Car Clicks by Manish.Asrani

    @Manish.Asrani nice videos and clicks
  8. What is the safest car for the driver and passengers?

    @jain.harsh1089 the safety of passengers in any car is assured at Collison speed of Euro NCAP 64km/hr where as as per law minimal speed is 56km per hour.
  9. End of the road for the Santro and Spark

    Tata Indica and indigo were bad designs, imagine indigo diesel without turbo. After sales service was worst and over that none was held accountable if uncovenience is caused to the poor customers. Tata motors revived after Zest.
  10. What all did you do today?

    Today completed the job. Gave the connections, as soon as the engine starts DRLs will light up and when parking lights are turned-on, the DRLs will turn off
  11. What all did you do today?

    I have 2014 Honda Amaze idtec and not fitted with DRLs. Philips make DRLs aren’t available in India so I got them from an acquaintance in USA. With the electrical diagram mentioned in the manual could connect right hand side DRL strip. The manual missed to mention that the engine needs to be started when testing the LED lights. Later I figured it out. Lately very busy so I would connect the left side too. one doubt I have is the DRL controller gets too hot. Is this normal?
  12. All new 2017 Tata Nexon Launched @ 5.85 Lakhs

    Great pictures and the ride, does stands out. I had yellow WagoR and it was damn popular among kids. If the custom job, on the Nexon, is good, only then it’s worth it.
  13. The Gadgets and Gizmos thread!

    I got this Philips 4 LED DRL pair from overseas and in few days I would install this assembly on my Amaze 2013 idtec. Would post the results in few days.
  14. Security Camera

    @Sachtech that post is from 2015 and not recent
  15. Is M7 on the way to reality ?

    6litre, V-12 is way too big engine. Even the biggest of the SUVs have less than 4litres engine. RR phantom stands in comparison
  16. Buying New BMW.

    @jain.harsh1089 you already owned a BMW car so you know better. New BMW X1 looks great unlike its yesteryear sibling. I would only like to ask if any of the new BMW has any hybrid feature?
  17. I agree! The ultimate goal is to have zero emission that could only be possible if the outcome is water. There is no point removing sulphur from fuel to an extent where cost to achieve benefit is more than the benefit itself. Moreover little sulphur is required to aid the formation of sulphuric acid so that engine sleeve can corrode to retain the lubricating oil.
  18. Current Vehicle Recalls

    These flanges may be developing some sort of cracks due to undue hardness.
  19. X3 Owner - Hello, folks!

    @suresh.david welcome!aboard. There is no club as such for pre-owned B&W X 3 for that matter any segment of car. We discuss as per topics mentioned in the home page.
  20. Hi From Car Camera India

    I myself, few days back, purchased Garmin T55, dashcam.
  21. First Tesla has to launch their cars in India, don’t know when will that happen ! Tesla or VW won’t be able to sell so many cars as people will have their own doubts with regard to charging stations etc as EVs aren’t hybrids. Quality car maker’s batteries would be reliable. Over and above cost of the car would be crucial for their success.
  22. Yesterday in Homedepot(Martinez), California, where I was buying a cordless impact wrench and cordless hammer drill, happen to meet a Tesla sale executive and he was briefing me on Tesla model S. He told me that the battery pack for the car costs 6000${4 lakhs} but comes with a conditional warranty of 25years. Actually it’s fair deal.
  23. @Bhuvan Anejawelcome back after a gap of one year. The Amsoil May not be serious of 40,000km guarantee on its oil. No matter what one does the oil needs to be renewed after a year as it becomes breeding ground for microbes. The additives gets neutralised after 10,000km. 40,000km is a unrealistic figure
  24. @librankurThere was a great and realistic article in autocar magazine by its sub editor Mr Shapur Kotwal stating that 70% of the electricity, in India, is generated by burning coal. So EV vehicles aren’t ecofriendly. Though you aren’t polluting cities but surely pollution will increase in the outskirts. Now m! is there a plan to recycle Li-ion batteries which would require replacement every three years. Charging stations every 50kms. Just going with the EU would be stupidity. Hybrid vehicles is the immediate answer.