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FIAT FACTORY VISIT : 14th December 2012 : Planning Thread

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  1. Ganges

    Ganges Esperto

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    My Crazy Drive

    Last Friday Done trip from
    Pune-Mumbai-Pune-Solapur-Hyd.
    Kms:-705 + (164 Kms Pune-Mumbai)
    Hours taken-15 Hours 30 mins ;)
    Started from Pune @ 7pm reached Mumbai(Powai) @ 9:15 pm
    Started from Mumbai picked up the friend@ 10:15pm reached pune @ 1:45 am (Had a 30 mins halt for diner on ExpHighway)
    After reaching pune @ 1:45 am had a 5 mins break again started and reached Solapur@ 5:15 am
    kept driving and finally need a sleep, after entering Karnataka border had a one hour sleep.
    reached Zaheerabad @9:30 am had breakfast and finally reached destination(hyd) @ 11:30 am.Mission accomplished as early as possible.

    Road conditions:- As it was whole night journey,so not much traffic on the road.
    Road from Pune to Solapur as expected ,many more diversions and each diversion have to be careful due to potholes.
    After crossing 150 Kms from pune,the diversion count increases.The old road(after taking diversion) have gone very bad.
    Need to be careful and always keep an eye on the diversion boards.
    From Pune till Loni(40 Kms) the road is awesome and for this toll pay is of 40 rupees.After crossing Loni you will find a 20 Kms of Bad patch with Diversions and after that near about 1 hour and 30 mins of clean road from here you can drive @120 Kmph ;)

    From Solapur to Hyd same old story abour the famous Humnabad stretch,i think the patch work have been done didnt found that much difficult,this time i was @ extreme left on this stretch.

    Return started @ 7 pm from Hyd and reached 11 am mumbai,the bad stretch before reaching Zaheerabad given me a gift of Tire burst on rear left, didnt even came to know me that the tire had a burst due to bad roads.
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2012
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  2. N Kiran

    N Kiran Staff Member Janitor

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    Thanks for the much required updates Ganges. So without the breaks it would take 10hrs from Pune at Night. This is good enough for us.
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  3. Hurricane

    Hurricane Amatore

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    Thanks for sharing buddy. :D We will plan our travel accordingly.
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  4. Ganges

    Ganges Esperto

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    Kiran,
    Night Journey.
    Pune-Solapur :- 3 hours 30 mins
    Solapur - Hyderabad :- Max 5 hours
  5. prasen123

    prasen123 Amatore

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    Pune
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2012
  6. naveen2cool

    naveen2cool Superiore

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    Chennai
    ajuvignesh, you starting from chennai?
  7. Ashpalio

    Ashpalio Amatore

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    Grande Punto 1.3
    @Santosh S thanx for the email

    Yes, I have received the confirmation email from mods (Ashpalio). I have not got the PDF either :(

    @raj29 thanx for the map, now the only thing left is to modify the map a bit for the bypass from Davengere and Harihar as rightly pointed by @bluepunter. We can avoid travelling thru the city. The bypass as per the map is not not complete however there is a diversion which will take us back to NH4. This is seen on the map however I am not sure how to edit the route, tried a few things with no good results.


    Checklist - might be useful :)

    RC Book (Smart card / copies) both
    Insurance papers (Original and copies) both
    Valid PU Certificate
    Currency - 5, 10, 20 for tolls
    Group contact list

    Windshield Spray Water top up
    Engine oil (spare can)
    All 5 tyres filled with air ( Stepney with 5psi extra)
    Tool kit (screw driver (+-), cutting plier, nose plier, spanners (10, 11, 13, 14)
    Insulation Tape
    Jack
    Nut spanner or Plus spanner
    Gloves
    Chargers/Cables

    Medical Kit ( Savlon, cotton roll, gauze, band-aid, Crocin, Ibubrufen 200mg, Metrogyl 200, Vicks,)
    Last edited: Dec 11, 2012
  8. Surya

    Surya Superiore

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    Namma Bengaluru
    costs from bangalore
    1. Bus = 2000/- per head for Volvo multi Axle semi sleeper - 15 hrs
    2. Train = 365 per head sleeper - 18.45 hrs
    3. Air = 2920/- per head Eco - 1.30 hrs
    4. Car = 881/- per head (by 4 + toll) - 12 hrs
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  9. raj29

    raj29 Superiore

    Thank you for compoling the checklist :)
    When will you share the group contact list? Tomorrow?
  10. Surya

    Surya Superiore

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    Namma Bengaluru
    Guys i didnt prepare for this pls suggest..

    Engine oil (spare can)
    Brake oil
    Coolant
    power steering oil

    Where to get which brand what cost
    Is stocking this reqd during travel or a check with the near by garage and top ups are fine ?
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