soundar.d.gr8

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  1. Pray for my mom, friends

    It is very disturbing to know about the accident machhi. We wish you mom speedy recovery.
  2. Our PUNTO

  3. My first car - Bossa Nova White Punto 1.2

    January 2010 First month of the new decade. My life had few surprises, tons of happiness and one great loss. My car took me for 901 comfortable kilometers and was always in ready-to-serve attitude. The car quenched her thirst at the rate of 1 liter for every 11 kilometers. The car has clocked more than 1000 kilometers on odometer. I have pushed it above 2.5k RPM on couple of instance. I mostly drive in city. Maximum speed achieved so far is a bit more than 100 Km/h, in a short highway ride. When I was doing 100, the car was jumping in a rhythmic manner. Need to check in other roads. Please suggest me, is there any thing I need to check. It really steels the attraction and interest of many. Problems 1. I have broken the co-driver side door lock. I was not able to open the door at all (even from inside). I have visited the A.Sa.Ser. They opened the door and I am able to open and lock from inside. They ordered the lock from the company, which is yet to arrive. 2. The seat belt warning is not working. 3. The keyhole in the tailgate moved downwards. (I will post the picture soon) 4. The glove box opens by itself whenever I drive over potholes or speed breakers. Need to report this during first service. Heart-rev-at-red-line moments. 1. Hit a cab (Tavera) and got few scratch in the front left fender. Tavera got dented. I was somewhat upset after the accident, but that cabbie really made my day, by taking some funny nose-cuts . I really feel sorry for you brother. January 2010 Expense Loan EMI
  4. Our PUNTO

    Hot Punto.
  5. Shock(Absurd) pricing of Spark

    Do they have 47k discount on Sparks, still ?
  6. Ad thats sure to give you goosebumps!

    Whooovvvvv!!!
  7. Hazardous Hazard Lights

    This thread reminds me several songs of 90s movies, where the hero and heroine will dance around the cars with hazard lights turned on.
  8. My first car - Bossa Nova White Punto 1.2

    I tested the mileage of the car by full tank to full tank method. 11.5 Kmpl in 90% city drive and A/C on 50% of the time. And the update on the car. The car's passenger door lock is broken. I can't even open the door from inside. Need to visit the service centre to replace it.
  9. safest indian hatchback

    i20 CRDi
  10. WISH YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR ....

    Wishing you all a very happy new year.
  11. My first car - Bossa Nova White Punto 1.2

    Thank you all for your wishes. Yes, I need to and still learning to drive carefully. Rs. 447866 after free insurance and extended warranty. soundar.d.gr82009-12-29 06:35:37
  12. Boy steals Rs 8 lakh from dad, buys car!

    At his age, I was struggling to get a new bi-cycle.
  13. M&M buys two Aussie aerospace cos

    e. Auto pilot.
  14. Quality of Cars Manufactured in India

    As a customer, how can we protect our self and our cars? Is it effective to carry a fire extinguisher in the car and fight the fire?soundar.d.gr82009-12-15 07:47:11
  15. Turbo chargers in Petrol & Diesel engines

    Can we retro-fit turbo chargers to other petrol engines?
  16. Fevi Kwik/ M-Seal came to therescue

    My unicorn's rear cowel's clamp got broken after an accident. It costs around 400. I used Fevi Kwik
  17. tyres for my new punto, urgent

    Sham, Why can't you go for Emotion Pack?
  18. To choose what?

    I too feel FZ16 would be ideal for you from the list. Why can't you add CBZ Xtream, GS150 and Unicorn to the list and test drive all of them? As you already have a bike, take time to choose the right bike for you (In other words, give some time for the right bike to pick you). soundar.d.gr82009-12-08 10:20:02
  19. Bad Boy Sailor

    It is cloudy day. The rain just stopped. I am off from my work today, as I am not feeling well. I caught cold. Running nose. I am alone at my home. It was late afternoon. It is very quite. I had my lunch an hour back. I was in my bed, half slept. I love the late afternoon sleep. Might not be good for physical health. But, I feel having sound sleep is really good for ones mental health. I am missing my wife now. I hugged the pillow and plunged further in my sleep. I heard some one opening my house gate and walking towards the door. I can hear the person knocking the door and calling "saar (sir)" in a harsh voice. I woke up with some hesitation. Walked slowly and opened the door. I saw a man standing. He dressed in a light blue shirt and navy blue trousers. The dress was not washed properly and the quality of the cloth is cheap. He dressed up well with what he had. Without any words, he gave me a box. The box is in the size of an iPod shuffle box. It is neatly wrapped in a glittering paper. I asked about him and the box, only to see a blank smile from him. He left immediately and it started raining again. He should have waited for the rain to stop but he did not. I think he might have an umbrella. He should be a courier guy. But, why did not he get the delivery recipe signed from me. Crazy fellow. My sleepy mood is pulling me back to the bed. But, my curiosity to see, what is inside this tiny box, fade my sleep. I opened the wrapping and saw a white color cardboard box inside. Neither the box not the wrapper had the information of what is inside the box. I expect the sender
  20. Bad Boy Sailor

    Thank you for your wishes. I have booked Punto 1.2. Expecting delivery in couple of weeks. Cheers
  21. Is it right

    I second what sb-alto said. Use products like silicone glaze to polish your bike after wash, which will give shine like new.
  22. When a Honda Stunner is crushed

    Why can't these truck guys drive with some good driving sense? I wish the owner of this bike to recover from disaponment very soon.
  23. December discount

    Today, TOI had carried ads from FIAT and Toyota. FIAT is giving 30000 discount (insurance, 50 months road side asistance, etc). Toyota is giving 50000 discount.
  24. Need help - Santro alternator issue

    I have never owned a car and my knowledge on repairing car is zero. My cousin owns a 2001 Santro zipDrive car. He purchased it from second hand market in Jan 2007. The car was very sparingly used. I am using it for three days now. Earlier, it was idle for a month at a stretch and during Chennai rain. Yesterday, when I was driving back to home from office, I stopped the car in mid way to pick up my wife. After that the car didn't start. I can here the relay sound. I started the car by pushing and reached home. The car battery was 4 years old. I changed it this morning. The new battery is Amaron, which costs Rs.2850, after Rs.300 discount for old battery. While installing the battery, the technician advised me to check the alternator. It gives around 12.5 volt when engine runs in idle. It gives only 13 volt when accelerated well without A/C. The battery guy told me it should give 14 volt at least to charge the battery well. The car gives squeaking sound when running. I suspect that the sound is from the belt, which connects engine and alternator. I also suspect the belt is not tight enough to rotate the alternator well. Am I suspecting correct? Please help me, as I need some clear picture on what repair has to be done, before giving the car to repair shop. Also let me know the rough cost for the repair (alternator / belt). It would be great, if some on refers me to a trustable mechanic in Chennai. Thanks.