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  1. How to clean engine fins of bike

    Hey guys I want to know how do I clean the engine fins of a bike. The spaces between the find have acquired some sort of hard brown thing and I am finding it impossible to remove. I tried rubbing it with soap water and also kerosene using paint brush but in vain. What should I do now. Can I use the all purpose degreaser from Amazon by wavex? Or should I buy some heat resistant paint and paint the fins? The find are powder coated black from factory. Please help me out.
  2. Today i went for an oil change of my swift diesel and bought a 3.5litres of Castrol magnetic and genuine oil filter and went to mechanic. He poured whole engine oil I have heard swift diesel's engine oil capacity is 3.1 litres. Is overfilling by 400 ml dangerous for engine
  3. Had a lot of free time on Sundays, so decided to do something creative and ended up deciding to paint the engine cover of my '07 Honda Civic 1.8V. Took me around an hour and is a totally DIY job with no expertise. Step 1: Remove the engine cover from your car (mostly a couple of screws hold it there). Step 2: Mask off or remove any decal and logos that are there on the engine cover. Step 3: Use a glossy or matt rattle can spray paint (I preferred a gloss red). Step 4: Spread a sheet of old newspaper and put the cover on it (you don't want to spoil your floor). Step 5: Heat the rattle can with a hair drier so that the flow is even and no clotting takes place. Step 6: Evenly spray a coat of spray paint and it let it dry in fan for about half an hour. Step 7: Spray a second coat of paint and let it fully dry. Step 8: After the paint has dried, carefully unmask or put back any decals or logos that you had removed earlier. Step 9: Put the engine cover back in the car, and you're done. I was liking the red engine cover so ended up painting the compressor head and the hose also in red colour.
  4. Hello all, I recently got my second service done at Global Gallerie, Thane for my VW Polo. It was just another routine service. I was so happy that my car has not had any problem in two years of ownership. As a gesture to honour my request I was allowed to witness the entire service procedure with irregular and brief explanation of processes by the mechanic. All was going good until the mechanic dropped one of the spark plugs on its head. As rudimentary as they are in their approach and thinking and I am not bashing anyone here but that's what he was like, he did not change the spark plug inspite of me requesting it. As many would have heard the standard response "Sir kuch nahin hota hain, yeh company wale aapko darate hain". I did not want to say much if the car was working fine so I waited for my turn to test drive the car. On start up I noticed increased vibrations and engine misfire. It was like engine was running out of breath. I immediately informed the advisor and he delegated the job to a senior technician. The customary search began with the on board diagnostics and within 5 minutes they found the culprit and it was the spark plug. Now I know that you are supposed to change the spark plug and not fix its head and replace it. As unfortunate as it may sound but the task to replace the plugs were assigned to the same mechanic who had sc***d up in the first place. To my surprise and shock he did not change the spark plug but tried to fix it with a hammer. The misfiring ofcourse was not noticable then. The very next day I start up my car only to find increased vibrations and continuous misfiring. I called up the advisor and he ased me to bring in my vehicle to change the plugs. They asked me to wait with my vehicle while the entire process is being carried out. Two dudes came over with a set of spark plugs and replaced all of them. They claimed the spark plugs to be new but I do not remember seeing a invoice for the same. Now if I recall the procedure, no mechanic is allowed to source any parts from the store without an invoice from the advisor. So anyway they changed the plugs and there was no misfiring that was reported by the OBD. I drove off without creating any fuss but filled with skepticism. The following 40 hours or so I did not get a chance to use my car. When I eventually gor the opportunity to use my car, I started her up only to discover that the problem is still not resolved. I took her for a drive and did about 5 kms as I was curious to learn the exact nature of the problem. To my surprise the car does not misfire as much on idling when its at its optimum temparature. Its been three weeks and three visits post service to fix this issue but it is still not resolved. Any advice on this matter is highly appreciated.
  5. Nano revving up for big league

    3 Jan 2013 Hindustan Times (Delhi)Sumant Banerji Stronger, costlier car in the works, sedan version may also be on offer NEW DELHI: The world’s cheapest car, the Nano, may soon get bigger, stronger and costlier. Tata Motors is planning to fit the car with a 1-litre engine to revive the product that has had a rollercoaster ride since its launch in 2009. With a bigger engine, a sedan version may also be on offer. Vendors told HT that Tata had been working on a 966cc version to replace the Nano’s 624cc engine since the Alto is powered by a 796cc engine. The technical head of a component maker said on condition of anonymity: “Significant changes are being made to the car and the chassis is being strengthened to take more weight.” He said, “They (Tata) also hinted that there could be a version of the car with a boot as well. All this will surely entail an increase in the price, as Tata does not want it to be seen as a cheap car anymore.” With the world’s smallest ever car engine, the Nano costs Rs1.432 lakh in Delhi, while its main rival, the Maruti Alto, is priced at about Rs2.40 lakh. When contacted, the company refused to be drawn into any speculation although Tata Group’s chairman emeritus Ratan Tata confirmed last month: “We have to do something to refresh the product (Nano).” While Tata has sold about 225,000 Nanos since July 2009, Maruti sold 300,000 Altos a year. The Nano’s 80-litre boot space is one of the reasons that affected its sales as the Alto has a 177-litre space. Source : HT Delhi
  6. The global brand Honda had a comparative lower sales record in India, making it realise the need to be adapted according to the Indian markets so it cleverly re-engineered its engine as well its marketing strategies to fit in well. This smart move has done wonders to the sales of the global brand products in Indian markets. The company had through researches to penetrate deeply into the Indian lifestyles to know more about their expectations, habits, knowledge and media exposure regarding their rides. The setbacks were sited through this research and it was concluded that though their products were brilliant but didn’t exactly cater to the needs of the customer base they were aiming at. Hence the company became conscious of the apt pricing ranges, one of the key aspects for the Indian populations. With the launch of Honda’s new entry level sedan it was priced competitively to be at par with other brands. Another comprehension of this research was that Indian crowds are crazily focused on fuel-efficiency of the car, hence becomes the second major deciding parameter for their vehicles. Stressing upon this feature, Honda came up with the best in class fuel-efficient Honda Amaze as well as amplifying the effect it also introduced its diesel variant modified to suit Indian roads, weather conditions and an engine specifically built for quality of diesel available in India. The company also felt that the reason holding back their sales record of was the perception of Honda being an expensive brand hence its maintenance would cost the owner a fortune. The multinational brand worked intelligently on this as well and introduced economical maintenance packages for money-conscious Indians. In the process it was noted that the customer-base it aimed for was mostly owner-driven rather than chauffeur-driven so the interiors were so adapted to make the ride for driver as well as passengers pleasurable. A few alterations were done in the placement of the audio system, speakers and air-conditioning vents as well as the seat back angle and seat cushion so as to make it more convenient for the driver. Honda became aware of the fact that its media promotions were ineffective as their non-Indian base ads were something people did recognise with. It marketed products with a blind eye, not being sensitive to the receptive abilities, patterns and extend of various media channels for Indian masses. It marketed usually through print media with English taglines which was of no relevance to the major non-English speaking audiences. The visual media also supported backgrounds which were not familiar with Indian taste or had model of other nationalities. The end product of these all these ideas was an Indianised Honda which marked its success by the launch of its latest venture, Honda Amaze which not only had been adapted according to Indian taste and needs, but with its superior looks and best in the segment fuel-efficiency, it also was promoted skilfully and righteously.
  7. Which is the best entry level sedan?

    Which is the best entry level sedan in the country and why? - Honda Amaze - Volkswagen Vento - Swift Dzire - Skoda Rapide - Or any other car?
  8. Honda Amaze humiliates its rivals

    Hyundai i20 v/s Honda Amaze: Honda Amaze comes with all the essential comfort features like power windows, power steering, music system, central locking, and a powerful AC. The dashboard again has a striking resemblance to its sibling in Brio with the same central console containing all the essential controls. The look of the steel arches from the side, gives Amaze a sporty look. The back is proportionate to the front part of the car differentiating it from the other compact sedans. The chrome panels on the back, gives the car the occasional premium touch. The fluidic design gives the eye-catching effect to the i20. The multi reflector front fog lamps, built in the lower section of the bumper and the 8 spoke alloy wheels give the car a very sporty look. The flush mounted headlamps near the front grille give a very clear vision for a better driving comfort. Like all hatchbacks, Hyundai gives the extra bit of boot space with the i20 too. Looking inside the bonnet of Amaze, the power does not betray Honda’s name with the car reaching 100 km/hr in a mere 13 seconds. Honda Amaze boasts of 25.8 kmpl for the diesel variant, again the best in class, hence balancing the two ends of the balance very well. The i-Vtec engine is pitched as the most powerful and fuel efficient engine in the segment, leaving its competitors miles behind. Hyundai i20’s engine, on paper is one of the finest hatchback engines on paper, with great power and a decent mileage. But when compared to the compact sedan, Honda Amaze, which is built on the platform of a hatchback itself, the frugal engine of i20, seems not so economical. Here also, the i-VTEC engine of Amaze, leaves the i20, far behind. Renault Duster v/s Honda Amaze: The exteriors of the both the cars are good, Duster gives you the feel of a sporty off-roader. Honda as always goes with the premium classy look. The exteriors would always command for a look from the people if you sit in any of the cars, as they are both extremely stylish and good looking cars. When we take a look at the interiors, we are actually disappointed watching the Duster losing the battle to Amaze. The black touch to the interiors gives a sporty look to the car, but the plastic is not very impressive. While on the other side, Amaze is all through a premium looking car, also inside out. Honda stands firm on the premium brand image it owns and maintains and gains a brownie point against Duster here. The torque produced by the 85bhp Duster is good and its actually enough at least for city driving. The problem with automobile companies all over the world has been, ‘with great power, comes lower fuel economy’. But surprisingly, both the cars we are talking about seem to have balanced the two ends very well. Which car would you choose and why?
  9. VW Vento versus the new Honda Amaze

    In this post, we will compare Honda Amaze with Volkswagen Vento. Mileage: The engine of Vento is the same as of the Polo. The gear shifts are claimed by the company to be smoother than ever before and going by the standards, the mileage which the diesel Vento offers is decent enough at 16 kmpl in the city and 20 kmpl on the highway. The mileage as I said is good, but in a country that puts fuel efficiency as one of the major deciding criteria, good is sometimes just not good enough. Here the German loses out to the latest weapon in the Honda arsenal; the i-DTEC engine providing almost, a jaw-dropping 25 kilometers per liter. Power: The highly powerful engine of Volkswagen Vento lays out an impressive power of 105 bhp at 5250 rpmand a thumping torque of 153 Nm at 3800 rpm for the petrol engine and 250 Nm at 1500-2500 rpm for the diesel engine. The power of Amaze, I mean, whom we are kidding, we are talking about Honda, what was the last time, someone complained about an engine from Honda. The i-DTEC is a modern marvel and the power of Amaze is Amazing. The diesel variant of Amaze brings out a power of an impressive 98.6bhp at 3600rpm. The car reaches 100 km/hr in a mere 13 seconds. The way we like it (Pros and Cons): Honda Amaze: Pros: Beautifully designed, economical, best in class mileage, elegant interiors. Cons: Base petrol variants lack the basic safety features such as ABS, EBD and airbags. Volkswagen Vento: Pros: Spacious, Sporty and Stylish look. Cons: A few added features should be there to set it apart from others in the segment. The Verdict: When Honda made up its mind to roll the first set of wheels of Amaze, it had few issues related to it. Firstly, the cap on the diesel engine for subsidies put by the Government of India, kept at a maximum of 1.5 liter of engine volume, while Honda has been dealing with the 1.6 liter engines. Secondly, its latest outing on a sub- 4 meter platform was Brio, a Hatchback and wasn’t a very overwhelming car. Thirdly, Honda hadn’t made a diesel engine before. But, when it launched Amaze finally, it raised a lot of customers waiting for the launch so as to grab one of these economic luxury vehicles. As a vehicle Honda Amaze is certainly ahead of its contemporaries. It definitely has something new to offer in terms of power, performance, looks and the price too. If I have to take a decision and the price of a car is the remotest of the parameters of my decision making structure, Honda Amaze would be the one, I would choose.
  10. Renault Duster or Honda Amaze?

    I was recently wondering about which car will a man with 8-9lacs to spare buy? I shortlisted two options. First is the Renault Duster and the other was Honda Amaze, particularly, because these two cars have set the market on fire since their announcement. Renault Duster made available in both petrol and diesel options. The petrol driven Renault houses a 1598cc I4 DOHC engine that produces 100.3bhp at 5850 rpm and a maximum torque of 145Nm at 3750 rpm. The diesel powered Renault Duster is powered by 1461cc Turbocharged Diesel I4 SOHC engine that is able to deliver two different power figures: 108.3bhp and 83.5bhp power and a torque of 248Nm and 200Nm respectively to the wheels. Duster has two transmission options- five-speed manual and another six-speed manual (108bhp). In singularity, the Duster looks a very good product, and it is, but when we look out in the market, with a view to buy a car, we just don’t see just one car. We browse and then compare our options. Well, while we are at it, why should you be worried about it, we can do that for you. Now, we compare Duster with Amaze The Looks: The exteriors of the both the cars are good, Duster at one side gives you the feel of a sporty off-roader, Amaze shows your love for the finer details in life. The exteriors would always command for a look from the people if you sit in any of the cars, as they are both extremely stylish and good looking cars. When we take a look at the interiors, we are actually disappointed watching the Duster losing the battle to Amaze. The black touch to the interiors gives a sporty look to the car, but the plastic is not very impressive. While on the other side, Amaze is all through a premium looking car, also inside out. Honda stands firm on the premium brand image it owns and maintains and gains a brownie point against Duster here. Fuel Economy: The 1.5 diesel powered engine introduced with Duster in India is tuned to two different states putting out two different power outputs (83.8bhp and 108.5bhp).Renault Duster is capable to deliver 20.46kmpl for mileage for the 83.8bhp diesel engine and 19.01kmpl for the 108.5bhp powertrain. Impressive for an SUV, but in a country, that puts fuel efficiency as one of the major deciding criteria, Renault loses again to the latest weapon in the Honda arsenal; the i-VTEC engine providing more than 25 kilometers per liter. Power: The torque produced by the 85bhp Duster is good and its actually enough at least for city driving. The problem with automobile companies all over the world has been, ‘with great power, comes lower fuel economy’. But surprisingly, both the cars we are talking about right now, seem to have balanced the two ends very well. The power of Amaze, I mean, whom we are kidding, we are talking about Honda, what was the last time, someone complained about an engine from Honda. The i-VTEC is a modern marvel and the power of Amaze is Amazing.
  11. It was more than a year ago when Honda Motor Company Ltd announced the launching of a new technology for their automobiles. This next-gen technology is called Earth Dream Technology and works closely with the environmental causes around the world. They planned to work on the internal combustion, transmission, and electric-powered engines. By 2020, their expectation is that they would be able to reduce carbon emissions by as much as 30% for all their products. Through the ‘Earth Dreams Technology’ Honda betters the already marvelous VTEC technology to provide even better power and efficiency. The important aspect of the Earth dream technology is that every engine class will receive a different modification, according to the specific need of the class. Last December 2012, two of the new Earth Dream Technology engines were included in the 10 Best Engines for 2013 by Ward’s Auto World. Both engines are used in the 2012 Honda Accord model, 2.4, 4 cylinder and 3.4, V6 engine models. Now in its 19th year, the Ward's 10 Best Engines competition is designed to recognize powertrains that set new benchmarks in their respective vehicle segments. To be eligible, an engine must be all-new or significantly improved and be available in a production vehicle that will be on sale by first-quarter 2013. The new direct-injected 2.4-liter i-VTEC in-line 4-cylinder powerplant is the standard Accord engine. Offering 185 horsepower and 181 lb-ft of torque, this engine delivers 4-percent more horsepower and 12-percent more torque compared to its predecessor, while operating on regular unleaded fuel and meeting the strict PZEV and ULEV-2 emissions standards. With its high-flow exhaust system, the Accord Sport Sedan 4-cylinder engine generates 189 horsepower and 182 lb-ft of torque. The use of the technology has pushed the sales up in numbers for Honda in the US and has had an acclaimed acceptance through the auto-critic circle too. Honda "Earth Dreams Technology" is a next generation set of technological advancements which greatly enhance both driving performance and fuel efficiency, using, as its base, advanced environmental technologies to pursue the joy of driving unique to Honda. The ‘Earth Dreams Technology’ is every bit of what Honda always stands for and we hope the company continues its effort towards a better world and a better driving experience every day.
  12. Maruti is planning to go into overdrive in the next two years with a series of new launches planned including the SX4 Crossover The other SX4 model (codenamed YL1) will be a new upgraded saloon that is likely to be launched in the latter part of 2013 or early 2014 with a variety of new features. The SX4 model, originally planned for Europe, is designed by Giugiaro’s ItalDesign studio and is in production since 2006 with the SX4 shared by Fiat and Suzuki; the Fiat-badged model is known as Fiat Sedici. For developing markets like India and China, the saloon version of the same name was developed with a crossover styling. Globally, Suzuki calls the SX4 a ‘sporty crossover’, and the carmaker showcased it at the Auto Expo 2012. Maruti is believed to be targeting a production capacity of 100,000 units per annum for both the new SX4 crossover and saloon models, say sources in the know. The SX4 in the hatchback version occupies a niche in a market of five-door mini-SUV crossovers in Europe and is available in petrol variants of 1.5 to 2.0-litre engines. In diesel trim, the SUV crossover is powered with Fiat’s 1.3 to 2.0-litre engines and is available as a 4WD. It is expected to be introduced in India with similar engine options to boost flagging sales of the SX4, as Maruti is keen to be seen both as a saloon as well as a small car player. Maruti is also is getting its new 800cc diesel engine ready in Japan; this motor will power its new small car that will be launched in end-2013 or early 2014. The new five-door model on the A-star platform (codenamed YL-7) is expected to be rolled out just before Diwali and will offer the same petrol and diesel variants as available in the current A-star, say sources. Also in the pipeline is an upgraded Swift in petrol and diesel variants and a Zen that is due to be out in 2013. Source: http://autocarpro.in/contents/technologyDetails.aspx?TechnologyID=141