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AnupamR

Super User
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Kia is doing well, Seltos and Sonet are hit.
The high end Carnival May not be per their expectations.
Personally I didn't like Seltos. I have not seen Sonet in flesh. It's same as Venue, I heard Rear seat ingress and egress is not comfortable the same maybe carried in Sonet.
Honestly even I am not a big fan of Kia. They have some really good models here and that too in very competitive price but still I don’t like.

That gives me the Chinese feel.


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deepam

Super User
Recently (last week) I did Tyre Rotation, Balancing and Wheel Alignment.
I am now convinced that Bad roads do not screw up the wheel alignment instead uncalibrated machine screw up the alignment and cause wear out of the tyres.
Last 10k km my car has hit big potholes and jumped speed breakers. The toe was hardly disturbed.
So post rotation, balancing and when alignment was measured the toe was really close within limits. I paid for measurement and didn't allow technician to make any changes in settings.
So for last 20k km wheel alignment toe adjustment was not made.
The camber values measured should be correct.

I have driven also on bad roads in last 20k km.
 

deepam

Super User
My car key button of 1 remote went Kaput couple of months back. So, I was using the other key.
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This key button also went Kaput and already l had started from home and I was away without any access to tools. I was lucky to catch hold of critical part of Rubber and place it back in the slot using paper and use adhesive tapes.
This trick worked and I was able to continue my journey hassle-free.
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Immediately I placed order in Amazon for Key cover. I missed to browse in detail. I ordered for 2 sets to replace. This costed INR 279 for each. Then later I found I could have got INR 225 for each. Well that's fine.
To open the key fob covers ; 2 tools needed.
* Screw and flat screw driver

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After opening:
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After interchanging the PCB to new car cover:
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Assembled the 2 and completed the operation.
Before tightening the screws, checked unlock and lock operations.

I think company pushes along with PCB electronic circuits and it costs High.
I am not sure how much it costs.

Time will say about the durability of the cover. Had it been battery, I would have opted to replace at workshop.
 

deepam

Super User
I had messed up with the Windshield cleaning 2 months back.
I had felt oil film was present and used a Nylon scrub pad. I did not realize that until I had hit the highway early morning. I did not understand what happened to have such a bad windshield and after breaking my head realized the error.
Damage was already done. I was really upset and additionally my wife blasted me. Ordered to ignore and enjoy the drive. As I entered Mysore City in the evening unfortunately I was facing WEST and boy what a nightmare!! Due to the dust collected on the highway Windshield appeared to be Translucent from Transparent :(:(
Finally parked car after distance and cleaned the windshield.

Finally did some research and got the location of shop in Hyderabad. Using Cerium oxide powder [paste] to polish the Glass. I am not sure of the CAR SPA's will be able to fix it.
So, last Saturday visited the Shop:
ASCS CAR GLASS EXPERTS
Plot no -4
Attapur ring road
Pillar no - 129, Beside Reymonds showroom
Attapur, Rajender Nagar, Hyderabad(08),
Telangana, India


So this is located on left side of the road between Attapur to Mehedipatnam, slightly need to go inside for ~ 20 meters to access this shop.

Contact us:
Phone : 9849954974, 9912787534
E-Mail : [email protected]


FOR CAR GLASS POLISHING KIT CONTACT- 9849954974

So the job was done in less than 30 minutes. Scratches seems to have gone, need to check tonight to re-validate it.
I was charged INR 1000.
 

Salil

Administrator
Staff member
I had messed up with the Windshield cleaning 2 months back.
I had felt oil film was present and used a Nylon scrub pad. I did not realize that until I had hit the highway early morning. I did not understand what happened to have such a bad windshield and after breaking my head realized the error.
Damage was already done. I was really upset and additionally my wife blasted me. Ordered to ignore and enjoy the drive. As I entered Mysore City in the evening unfortunately I was facing WEST and boy what a nightmare!! Due to the dust collected on the highway Windshield appeared to be Translucent from Transparent :(:(
Finally parked car after distance and cleaned the windshield.

Finally did some research and got the location of shop in Hyderabad. Using Cerium oxide powder [paste] to polish the Glass. I am not sure of the CAR SPA's will be able to fix it.
So, last Saturday visited the Shop:
ASCS CAR GLASS EXPERTS
Plot no -4
Attapur ring road
Pillar no - 129, Beside Reymonds showroom
Attapur, Rajender Nagar, Hyderabad(08),
Telangana, India


So this is located on left side of the road between Attapur to Mehedipatnam, slightly need to go inside for ~ 20 meters to access this shop.

Contact us:
Phone : 9849954974, 9912787534
E-Mail : [email protected]


FOR CAR GLASS POLISHING KIT CONTACT- 9849954974

So the job was done in less than 30 minutes. Scratches seems to have gone, need to check tonight to re-validate it.
I was charged INR 1000.
So did that fix the scratches? Nylon scrub pad shouldn't leave scracthes - it's more likely that the nylon substance of the pad rubbed off and formed a layer on the glass. Was it nylon or scotch brite?
 

deepam

Super User
So did that fix the scratches? Nylon scrub pad shouldn't leave scratches - it's more likely that the nylon substance of the pad rubbed off and formed a layer on the glass. Was it nylon or scotch brite?
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@Salil
Scratches have not yet vanished but driving vision seems to have improved by 40%.

Brush I used is similar to Scotch brite, brand i think is GALA. one surface of the Brush pad caused swirl marks the opposite surface did not create it. As I can recollect the Rear Glass I used the other side of the brush and luckily it did not cause any swirl marks. Costly lesson learnt.
Never ever I will use any other, than Sponge immersed in Diluted Dish wash liquid to wash the windshield.
I suspect in secondary market, the windshield which do not have cracks ; they polish the glass on both sides and then put it on re-sale. I may be wrong.
To remove scratches on both sides Material cost will not be more than INR 400 plus labour.

I concluded that the outside Vendors, can do better job in removing scratch but are focused to entice to change Windshield. I was offered a cost of INR 5.2 k by the Vendor to replace the windshield glass.

I am running short of time, let me make another attempt to get the scratches removed. I plan to source powder and wool pad from Amazon and find out the labor + equipment to do it.
 

Salil

Administrator
Staff member
Best of luck removing the scratches. Keep a tab on how much you spend on it... If it gets close to getting it replaced, don't bother - just get a new one.
 

deepam

Super User
Weekend I took my car for servicing as it crossed 145k Km mark.
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Apart from regular decided to do EGR valve cleaning, labour for which was additional INR 2k.
Door settings were done to arrest some noise.

Sharing pic of EGR valve before cleaning, I decided to do it as 1 full tank I had bad quality of Diesel.
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