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The Renaissance of my JET - New White FIAT Linea T-Jet + (25,000Kms Update)

Discussion in 'Linea 1.4 T-Jet' started by sathya_sc, Dec 31, 2010.

  1. sathya_sc

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    @Enki.. Yes, 1248 MJD is a little wonder. No doubts. I recently drove an XUV and that does 160 at 4th with ease with some juice left at the same gear, at 5th I was able to get to 190 in speedo, i didn't attempt to go further neither did I try the 6th. It is as powerful as the T-Jet. Its purely my opinion and I am not contesting you.

    @SunGoa, I never try with a TSI. Once I was smoked like I was stand still. I have driven a TSI from BLR to Mysore.. and that machine can do 165 in 3rd leave alone 4th (200+ at 4th is an easy task) and 5th and top speed is also around 225+. So no point in any type of racing with the TSI. I generally dont attempt unless that driver appears to be a "sane" guy.

    2.0TDI is good but I have kept pace or even sometimes I have taken them. I have not had an instance where the 2.0 TDI took me. Ramesh witnessed this when we were returning from Ooty. We had some good fun with the TDI.
  2. ENKI

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  3. PaddleShifter

    PaddleShifter Staff Member Janitor

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    Mods Note- ENKI, please refrain from making these bold statements that are now a routine in most of your posts at TFI. Do not talk about such fights/drag races like the way you are doing.
  4. sathya_sc

    sathya_sc

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    My beauty at 3M Car care..

    An update after a long time.

    First my thanks to Karthik (Black TJet). You inspired me to take my white beauty to 3M for an exterior detailing exercise.

    Now, the details.

    Called up the 3M center a couple of days back for an appointment and they gave me an appointment by 11am today. I was excited to take my beauty to the 3M center since I know she will look extremely beautiful - like a princess post the detailing session. Reached the 3M center at Nungambakkam by 10AM itself and they quickly explained me of the various treatments available. Based on my requirements, I felt that the Exterior essentials pack will be the best bet since it included Foam Wash, Tar and stain removal followed by 3M machine polish and waxing. This pack also included engine bay cleanup and interior cleaning (basic cleaning). They quickly got the car to the wash bay and gave a detailed foam wash.

    Followed by the wash, the guys over there meticulously removed each and every stain mark on the car and it took almost an hour and a half to get the stains removed. My car had a lot of tree leaf stains (dark spots) since there is a tree covering the car park in my house. I must definitely appreciate the workmanship at the 3M center. They did it so meticulously that I couldn’t find even a single stain mark in my car. They also removed the water stains that surround the FIAT badge and near the front grills and fog lamps. All in all, an excellent stain removal session.

    It was followed by a detailed polishing session where they used some 3M chemical and machine polished the beauty at varying machine speeds. All swirl marks were removed and slowly the beauty started gleaming and I was overjoyed to see her getting slowly back to her original shape and color. This was again followed by a cleaning session where they used a tooth brush to rub and remove all dirt at the door beadings, engine compartment and boot lit and all nook and corners of the car. This again took almost one hour. Again they did not leave even one spot and wherever I knew there would be dirt, it was neatly cleaned. Awesome job by the folks.

    The last step was to apply a coat of wax to create that shine and the car was at its best now. This was followed by glass cleaning. Those guys at 3M did a commendable job for around 5 hrs to restore my car to its full glamor. Hats off to them.

    I must say the job done at 3M Chennai for my car is by far the best I have done so far in Chennai. FULL MARKS to those guys. The cherry on the cake was, two of the main guys came to inspect the car as a finishing touch and gave some feedback to the guys on the floor for some additional cleaning to be done. They also checked with me several times for any additional cleaning to be done. I was simply floored.

    All of these costed my only Rs. 1905/- and for the first time I was completely satisfied and was willing to pay more for the work done.

    Any one looking for a good detailing place in Chennai - I would recommend 3M and the contact point is Dushy - 9940574321. Just a great place to be for car enthusiasts who would love to see their beauty at its best.

    All in all, it was an excellent day dedicated to my White Princess.

    I have shared some pictures of my beauty during the detailing process and few after the actual work. However, I took her out for a Photo shoot session (thanks to my best pal Sriram Guruswamy - he is one of the best I have seen in photography with great passion towards it) and I will add those pictures once he shares the pictures with me. I am sure those pics will be super awesome.

    Some pics that I took to start with...

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  5. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    My car also underwent the "Paint sealant for new cars" process at the 3M car care, Chennai. I must also admit that their workmanship was the best I have even seen.
  6. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    Wow, Sathya, your car is looking refreshed after cleaning.
    Did they do interior cleaning as well?
  7. sathya_sc

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    Indeed it is looking good now. and yes they did interior and engine bay cleaning too. Good service from 3M.
  8. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

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    Beautiful.

    I've used 3M services in 2010 and just a month back and the work always is so superb that I forgot to do DIY waxing I used to do in 2009.
  9. sungoa2010

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    The pictures reveal the fact that they indeed taken in care of fine details also. The car looks charming. The workplace itself looks very neat.
  10. sathya_sc

    sathya_sc

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    Beauty at its Best. My White Princess..

    Thanks Ramesh, Ravi and Vahanpujari..

    Here I present my love. Feel being on cloud nine to be with her.

    Falling short of words to express my love to her.. Presenting a treat to all your eyes..

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