sgiitk

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  1. A further increase of Rs.0.17 on diesel and 0.37 on petrol (the figures may be a bit out) is coming. Commission of dealers.
  2. @DD; Also, remember in Europe Public Transportation, at least in major cities is well developed. So there is an alternative. What about us - zilch.Where the public transportation is developed and not overloaded - say Delhi private car use is declining. Mumbai and Kolkata PT is grossly overloaded, but still imagine all the millions who use PT on the roads. sgiitk2011-07-01 04:12:29
  3. Not a clue. I guess the gauge fitted will work for a year or two. My point about the tube drop should be kept in mind. Pretty soon you will come to know what this should be. On my electric system I find a 40psi reading with the pump running gives about 32 psi in the tyre.
  4. Looks like a clone of my first foot pump c. 1974! Only this one had a nipple instead of a gauge - I will take this everytime. The barrel is here plastic instead of metal Put that down to technology. You should get 5+ years out of it.
  5. Let us wait and see. I have had only one mechanical failure with the Chinese pumps in 20 odd years. However, the rubber part of the nozzle hardens / wears out in about six years. I wonder whether the rubber here will last much longer?
  6. A request: Since we did not have such a thread earlier we were mainly posting in the Main Area of Readers Test Team. If you have a thread please PM me with the link, I will try and move it here. As I am not involved with two-wheelers it is very unlikely that I will be able to find the thread.
  7. A request: Since we did not have such a thread earlier we were mainly posting in the Main Area of Readers Test Team. If you have a thread please PM me with the link, I will try and move it here.
  8. IN Europe you get your license till the age of 70 and is then renewed every five years. There is no retest! I have known this happens with people of all ages. So let us keep the age out of it. The biggest misunderstanding. Firstly, a lot of accidents may due to the other chap. Even with one of strictest tests in the world data from the UK shows that the highest number of accidents happen between three and five years of learning to drive. The most likely reason - the driver has the confidence, but not the ability/experience. On the other hand older drivers tend to be slow (in the UK often referred to weekend motorists), much to the annoyance of others. They normally drive short distances, home to market and back or the like.
  9. Looks better then the Chinese ones I have used. remember the gauge will over read as the pressure in the filler tube will be slightly higher than in the tyre.
  10. What about the rash youngsters. This is very difficult to judge and enforce. I remember that there was a discussion about this on the other forum. One young turk even posted a link of a motorcyclist slamming into the back of a car. When I blew up the flv file, the old men were on an autobahn or something, has clearly indicated that they were pulling right, onto the hard shoulder, were there, and got out of the car, and then the crazy comes and hits them from the back. Who was guilty? I pointed this out and the discussion just petered out. Incidentally there is a license expiry. After the age of 50 it is renewed every five years, subject to medical fitness (which as we know is a joke). sgiitk2011-06-29 11:16:42
  11. The state govts realize that with a reduction in Customs & Excise their share of the central kitty will decrease in any case. So why take a double whammy.
  12. This sub-forum is being set up for Members to post about their two wheelers, esp. new purchases, whether new or old. Experience, joys, gripes, etc.
  13. This sub-forum is being set up for Members to post about their cars, esp. new purchases, whether new or old. Experience, joys, gripes, etc.
  14. Good set Anjanda. i wish someone gets the interiors of the HM plant where they assemble the Inverted Bathtub. I am resurrecting the old term of Gurkha since he and his bete noir Zavo are no longer active on this forum. Oops: Forgot to add please do not post with watermarks of other forums. sgiitk sgiitk2011-06-29 07:02:58
  15. Good that you made them pay. It would have been much better if they had been sent (according to the Afghans) to the father-in-laws house for a few months as well. Why the Afghans called it that, it is a place where you are housed and fed for free!
  16. Great to see oyu back. i do remember you - more from the id.
  17. sgiitk

    Hi

    Welcome to ACI Forums. I hope you find your stay here useful, and enjoyable.
  18. Expect another hike in September-October. I am sorry that K-oil has Not gone up by Rs.10 as was rumoured. 90% of the stuff goes into Diesel adulteration. Remember the murder in MH not so long ago. Nepal jacked up the price of K-oil and diesel sales went up 30%!.
  19. I have a feeling that the Rajasthan plant is coming on-stream, so the volume will go up.The new Fit (Jazz) has been announced and an updated City is expected in a couple of months. So the price drop may be just inventory cleaning.
  20. @GOLF: Watch and wait. The share price drop of RIM was reported by ZDNet. If the net value erodes by 80% so will the share price (P/E is the crux) esp. when there is no bright light in the future. The 20%+ drop as stated by you is over 3 days! I Guess gsmarina may be more reliable to some. It is common belief that Symbian is dying, forums not withstanding. Even you quote Nokia as stating that Symbian will move to mid-lower segment. Elop as Nokia CEO has signed an agreement with MS about Windows and is himself ex-MS. As for obsolescence any hot phone today will be near history in six months. You should buy what you need, making sure that there is developmental support for it from outside. sgiitk2011-06-25 04:17:09
  21. Great stuff. I join you all in the wishes. However, I just checked, he last logged in as FRG on 30/6/2010 and using his alternate id on the 29th May this year. As earlier mentioned he left ACI quite some time ago. Those of you who are on GH may have better luck there - same id! sgiitk2011-06-24 05:42:26
  22. Looks quite ugly to me. I hope Honda does NOT bring it in!
  23. Thread closed. There are existing threads. http://archive.autocarindia.com/autocar_forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=4549&KW=additive and http://archive.autocarindia.com/autocar_forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=7522&KW=additive and others.