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  1. There are quite a few on the market.

    Nippontronix used to be (and maybe still is) OE for Maruti. Advantage - no wire cutting, reliable, but not the cheapest.

    AutoCop is quite popular. Cobra (OE for Hyundai) used to be made by them. I had it in my Accent. Service is cheap - replacement of the central unit + indicator unit + two new remote unitss cost me Rs.2200 a couple of years ago. When the chap brought it over I found Ford also used their units.

    So take your pick. You can expect to have some problems in about five years even with the best of them.

  2. There are certain model specific points so it has to be a Ford OE drum. It is possible that they source these from sa major manufacturer (like Delhi, or Brakes India, or Girling, or whatever). You are not obliged to go to Ford but I am not sure what is the infrastructure in Thimphu. A good spares dealer should be able to get spares for at least 20% lower than the mrp.

    PS you do not have to send normal messages through the report route. There is the PM available for that. Also, no duplicate posts please.

  3. May I suggest that Dinesh & Vipul carry our their personal discussions on the PM channel.

    I totally endorse Cyrus and DD. May I suggest one word to DD. Replace safe by late. I recall one lovely sign posted by Himank (Border Roads Organisation in Ladakh). Better be late Mr Motorist, than be the Late Mr Motorist.

  4. @TSiVipul; Two points

    1. I know of the problems of Dual Carriageways Indian Style. The least one can expect is to move over once you spot faster traffic behind you.

    2. With both lanes blocked how would you know that the road ahead is clear? On a prayer! Even more so when it is raining. If I am overtaking (or in this case, excuse the pun, undertaking) it is my duty to ensure that I can carry out the manoeuvre safely.

  5. @Sgiitk:

    Its not only one truck' date='but most of the trucks and buses(nearly 60 percent)drive in the fast lane,but what is better is that they do not continuously change the lane but just drive in the one they have occupied.[/quote']

    Yes they do have the habit, but improperly occupying the rh lane (it should never be called the fast lane) is not correct. Also, planning a zig zag manoeuvre in rain is not kosher. You are inviting a slide. Just think, if he had waited a few seconds, the chap in front would have gone past the truck and the overtaking would have been far safer.

  6. One must drive carefully. One point not raised here at all, what was the truck doing in the RH lane in the first place? One must drive carefully, and try the anticipate the behaviour of road users. Also, in the wet be extra careful. If you do not have ABS (or in any case) learn Cadence Braking to reduce the risk of locking and sliding.

  7. The member had started two identical threads, one with a poll, and one without. They have been merged.

    I personally feel such polls may not be the most useful. If in any segment there was a BEST car, then the others will be out of business.

    Car choice is based on many factors, and each individual has his own matrix of what he wants.sgiitk2011-07-11 06:18:59

  8. Spent the last two days searching for ways to root my Incredible2. One (alpharev version X) is in beta and the other is a hardware based Chinese solution. Standard Unrevoked does not exist as yet. Need it to install a screen capture, and remove Verizon bloat.

    Also have some fun with Windows 7 64-bit. My CDBurner XP will not find the DVD Writer (tried both 32- and 64- bit versions). Found a quirk in the Keyboard Interface, It waits for the next character to be typed before it will show quotes, 'or ". Too clever for me.

  9. Got my new Incredible 2 going yesterday. Dual mode CDMA and GSM (you select which is active). Excellent, far better built than Samsung's. fortunately, takes the same connector as the Sammy, so my second charger etc. are Ok. Now I have to figure out the Incredible access.

  10. The most cost effective fix will be to change the head gasket and seals. The head must be checked for warping, and if not Ok skimmed or replaced. If it is a warranty job then changing the engine is an option, but then all documentation will have to be changed, RTO permission taken, and the plates will no longer conform. So I will go for the head job!

    It is highly unusual to have to do this.

  11. Cars are often delivered from the factory with the Odo cables disconnected. I have seen this with both my Hyundai's. Also, dealers involved in the despicable practice of using new cars for demo also do that. I wish both ends were sealed. As for electronic odometers I have seen on AutoTrader that a retired car thief changed the Odo of a Merc by 50,000 miles, and then put it back. Supposed to have taken him only 5 minutes.

    with mechanical odo's at one time if you tried to doctor it by rolling it back 'lines' (whwtever they are!) were supposed to fall on the odo. So they learnt to just roll it forward.

  12. I thought this topic was about old age drivers, and not academic situation. So I will first address this issue.

    The average age of incidence of MI is declining, and even a 40 year old runs a significant risk, so the argument is a bit far fetched. Anyone can suffer an MI at the wheel, not necessarily a Golden Oldie. Yes, reflexes do slow down and the eyesight is poorer. But then experience helps in prejudging and avoiding most situations, may be not those created by rash and arrogant Sennas