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    ZigDrive 4: Join us to find out what really happens when you service your car!

    Date: Sunday, April 24, 2016 (UPDATED - ZigDrive 4, now on Sunday, April 24 because of Odd-Even + we have more stuff in store for you!)
    Time: 11am to 2pm
    Venue: World Of Service (A Multi-Brand Car Service Station), Noida

    Address: World Of Service, E106, Sector 63, Noida. Phone: 7053132424 / 0120-4377378. (See Map)

    ZigDrive 4 is here and this time we are going to get our hands greasy! Has there ever been a time when you've given your car for service and it has come back looking like it was just washed and nothing else happened? What should you check in your car on a regular basis? What things should you leave to the professionals and what can you really do at home?
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    All your queries will be answered and demonstrated LIVE at ZigDrive 4. Join us at World Of Service, as we take you through a complete service of a car. There's something special for those coming for this ZigDrive as well. Some lucky members on ZigDrive 4, through a draw of lots, will get a complete free check up of their cars by the professionals, including a complete engine scan!

    Food and refreshments will be served. The event will start with a quick presentation on what happens at service, followed by a complete walkthough of a car being serviced and all questions regarding oils, coolants and other consumables changed during a service will be answered by experts. It's a great chance to get up close and greasy with your car!

    This ZigDrive is open to all members in the Delhi-NCR region.

    RSVP in the posts below and join us on April 24, at 11 am.

    See our previous ZigDrives:
    ZigDrive III - Ride to Death Valley
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    igDrive II - Discover your 4x4 and OTR
    ZigDrive I - A drive to the Heritage Transport Museum
    Attached Files
    Drink coffee and drive!

  • #2
    I will be there in my latest acquisition, the Swift Dzire. Need some help in understanding some nuances of the K12 motor.
    No traction, more action!

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    • #3
      Will this session cover motorcycles too?

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      • #4
        I am always eagerly waiting for Zigwheels events. And would be there with my Waggy this time

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        • #5
          I will be there...Thank you

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          • #6
            Originally posted by n00b View Post
            Will this session cover motorcycles too?
            No n00b, no motorcycles this time. But we'll have another interesting ZigDrive for bikes again in the next few weeks. This one is for passionate car guys who want to know what happens when you take your car for service. It will cover basics to check as well as oil changes, suspension check, brake check etc. It's a good opportunity to get under a car and understand the whole process closely.
            Drink coffee and drive!

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            • #7
              ZigDrive 4 has a new date. It will now take place on Sunday, April 24, 2016, owing to the odd-even rule in the Delhi NCR region. And we are making it even more eventful - you will have a few key accessory and oil makers displaying and demonstrating their products as well. Plus we're going to throw in a few free checks for participants cars. So do sign up and get your friends to sign up as well. It's a great opportunity to understand what goes into servicing your car and get a chance to meet like-minded enthusiasts! So, spread the word folks.
              Drink coffee and drive!

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              • #8
                I would also like to attend this event..do I get some confirmation ?

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                • #9
                  Originally posted by vivekpandey79 View Post
                  I would also like to attend this event..do I get some confirmation ?
                  If you have RSVP'd here it's all the confirmation we need Vivek . Bring your car and show up at World of Service on April 24th, and we will all meet up. There's quite an interesting day being planned. We will have a few accessory and lubricant manufacturers also at the workshop demonstrating their stuff, besides also getting your car a quick free check up.
                  Drink coffee and drive!

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                  • #10
                    Would be there with my GirlFriend FIZZY A.K.A Ford Figo
                    Full Sweep

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                    • #11
                      CorsaVeloce Roshun

                      Will be there! Just have to figure out which car hehe. Jazz is in 63 but under the knife

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Speedzilla View Post
                        CorsaVeloce Roshun

                        Will be there! Just have to figure out which car hehe. Jazz is in 63 but under the knife
                        We do NOT want to display in public what is under the hood of your Jazz
                        Drink coffee and drive!

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                        • #13
                          So we are all set for ZigDrive 4. Do land up at World of Service, Noida sector 63 (See MAP) at 10.45 am. We will begin the demo and presentation at 11 am. konarktyagi , your Laura is being used for the service demo - so come prepared for a full service . In addition to oil and filter changes, WOS will also demo scratch removal, which will be of interest to a lot of you. We also have representatives from Agip and Hella among others showcasing their products. Also, if you want a quick check up of your car, you can get one! See you folks tomorrow!
                          Drink coffee and drive!

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                          • #14
                            ZigDrive 4 - What Really Happens when you Service your Car! That's what we set out to discover at World Of Service, Noida. Anupam Shukla, the man behind World of Service, Noida and a veteran in fixing a range of cars had a nice day planned for all of us. The day started out with Anupam presenting what a routine service covers, listing out the capabilities of World of Service from denting and painting, to full engine work, upholstery and detailing. The service centre, with its first outlet at Noida, now also has one more in Chennai and will soon have two more in the Delhi NCR region - on the Greater Noida Expressway and one in Gurugram.

                            Anupam ran us through the various services that the shop provides and how each car is painstakingly attended to - it's not a volumes game here, it's all about attention to detail. He also pointed out some basic DIYs that car owners should carry out - basic checks for the car's health, the type of tools and spares to carry and also how to use a jack and such. He also specializes in sourcing parts for Fiats and Skodas - parts that are otherwise difficult to come by.

                            Anupam, proudly showing off his work on a 1961 Volkswagen Beetle that he restored for a client.
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                            World of Service works on all kinds of cars, but its speciality is Fiats - a personal pain point of the founder that got him to start this garage in the first place.
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                            After a tour of the shop that included a few Fiats (Palios, Adventures), a Volkswagen Touareg V10 TDI, an Audi A4 1.8T and a few more, we headed to the basement classroom and training centre to get a run through of what happens during service.
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                            The presentation and interactive session covered a lot of ground in about 90 minutes, after which it was time for lunch (Pizzas on the house folks!) and then to get down and dirty with a full LIVE demonstration of a car's service. konarktyagi 's Laura was due for service at ~ 37,000 km and this was a great time to get it done, in front of a live audience!
                            Step 1, the car was hoisted on to a two-post lift for a full inspection.
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                            Step 2, a full underbody inspection of the Laura. This 2-litre diesel is about 3 years old now. A quick inspection of the suspension.
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                            The brake pads are wearing out in this Laura. Another 2,000 odd km of life left. konarktyagi was advised to change them.
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                            The wheels were checked, wheel bearings checked. A couple of tyres had cracks in them - replacement advised.
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                            Then it was time to drain the oil. Skodas have a brilliant underbody protection system - with a full fibre glass plate under the engine that has close to 16 fasteners holding it in place. Amazing attention to detail, but a nightmare if you lose a nut!
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                            The old oil, 15,000 km old, semi-synthetic stuff, was drained from the engine and collected to be disposed off. Draining the oil requires removing the engine shield, locating the oil drain bolt just behind the engine sump and undoing that.
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                            Guess where the EGR valve of the Skoda Laura is located? Way down there, at the back of the engine - so it's quite a pain to get an EGR cleaning done. EGR = Exhaust Gas Recirculation valve. This one is responsible for siphoning some of the exhaust gas back into the intake of the engine to reduce combustion temperatures and consequently NOx (nitrous oxides) emissions.
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                            Talking about attention to detail, check out this VW logo embedded into the gearbox of the Skoda Laura. The car primarily had VW branded parts in it - so no prizes for guessing the parentage.
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                            Then it was time to pull out the air filter and see how dirty that got! With our dusty conditions, an air-filter cleaning should be done every 5,000 km (for any car) and replacement every 10,000km.
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                            Just look at the difference in colour between a filter that's 15,000 km old and a new air filter!
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                            Other fluids, such as coolant and brake fluid were topped off according to the recommended specifications. Here's a look at coolant being topped up.
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                            The oil filter in the Skoda Laura has to be accessed from above. It's a paper element type filter. Here's a look at the old filter that was pulled out.
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                            And here's a new replacement filter for the Skoda Laura going in. This filter is common to the VW group - Audi, Skoda, VW, Seat and Porsche.
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                            And the filter goes back in. Screwed into place.
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                            The diesel filter was also removed and inspected. It is also a paper element type filter, but was found to be fine in this Laura.
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                            Then it was time to refill the car with oil. The Laura takes in 5.5 litres of oil. konarktyagi was moving from semi-synthetic oil to fully synthetic AGIP - ENI iSint, 5W-40 oil. This is slightly more expensive (cost Rs. 4,900), but is said to have plenty of benefits in terms of fuel efficiency, noise refinement and engine longevity. Well, this is a live guinea pig out there - let's see how this car fares on this oil. It's like moving from a cheap whisky to a fine single malt.
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                            The colour and texture of the oil itself feels different. It's a golden yellow in hue and feels a lot thinner than normal mineral or semi-synthetic oils. It's really smooth to the touch.
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                            With an electrical check and scan done and everything tidied up, it was time for a wash.
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                            And here's a picture of the happy owner, after ZigDrive 4 and his Laura.
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                            Many others also got some minor things attended to, like this dirty air filter being cleaned for the Scorpio.
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                            Or this AC gas recharging for a Safari.
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                            While World of Service continued its work with other customer cars as well, like this tinkering for a Toyota Corolla.
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                            All in all, it was an informative and educative day. Now to go out and have some fun on ZigDrive 5, coming soon. Watch this space. Looking forward to others experiences as well from this ZigDrive.
                            Drink coffee and drive!

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                            • #15
                              Very informative post,

                              Thanks for the update,

                              Look forward to see you all on the next drive/event.....

                              Thanks,

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