sgiitk

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Just got the fourth (first paid) service. Total damages 1453 incl 566 for replacement LH door mirror insert. Distance since last service (Nov 2010) 2569. Average 11.08 kpl.

Excellent job - took all of 2:30 in the workshop.

sgiitk2011-05-24 08:57:28

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No Engine Oil change?

 

Honda has to offer cheaper servicing rates to counter-balance the diesel range absence to some extent.

 

BTW Prof how much has your run so far? Guess its under 10k kms. still!

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Yes it is under 10k. There was a totalling error in the mirror - Actually Rs.516! I remember about two and a half years ago I had to get the mirror insert of my Accent - cost about 400-450. Also, as I had put in synth at the last service there was no oil change. Next (20k) service will involve oil change as well as air cleaner change. I am attaching the invoice

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sgiitk2011-05-24 10:34:44

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4th service at 5085 kms only!!smiley3.gif Wasn't it time to go for the 2nd free service!smiley2.gif

 

Lubricants viscosity change is the only big indicator, which you have opted for  a Syn. one. Other changes are mileage dependent, washing/cleaning being the exception!

 

 

Edit: I think you are in the 1st year of ownership?
BornFree2011-05-24 10:51:23

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@BF; This time I think I will got for the Idemitsu 0W30 synth from Honda. I pay only for the 3,67 litres I use, and that too at under 1k/litre. At present I am on Mobil 1. I agree most things are distance dependent but in many matters time may over ride - like brake fluid 2-33 years, coolant 2 years (normally, I do not know what fluid Honda uses, but they talk of 10 years/200,000km).

 

 

 

 

 


 
BornFree2011-05-25 03:30:07

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I had an argument with a cow returning from Lucknow. The mirror came loose (the bottom clips). I did not push it back hard enough - needs a real good shove.So it popped again, and then fell and broke. I am not sure whether they have just changed the glass or the glass and holder. I suspect the latter, since more often than not the holder loses one or more of the clips. The mirror is fixed inside this carrier with double sided tape. This this is clipped into the mirror housing (two hooks at top, and two clips at the bottom). Smart arrangement since the full mirror assembly with the repeaters, power movement, etc. must cost a bomb.

Gave it the Collinite treatment this morning, after returning from my walk.

sgiitk2011-05-25 03:55:37

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I do it by hand. A sponge to spread it (incidentally it came with Formula 1). Allow it to dry (you get a white film on the car), and then polish with the microfibre. Total time about 45 minutes.

First time round it is takes longer, since the sponge does not 'flow'. Do not polish too hard and you can expect about three months out of it. My test is that it should 'bead', i.e. repel water.

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