sudeepd

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  1. Do you want to say "Why the upcoming vehicles don't use dipper (Low Beam) instead of High Beam? Whenever I see an upcoming vehicle, I switch from High Beam to Low Beam. In fact I keep switching High Beam-Low Beam-High Beam-Low Beam..... until the upcoming vehicle switch to Low Beam. Most of the accidents are cause because of glare. Suppose you are going on highway. You see upcoming vehicle (Vehicle A) and switch to Low Beam. But vehicle A does not switch to Low Beam. If coincidentally (and unfortunately), there is a vehicle B Without Any Reflectors standing on your lane some 200-300metres ahead of you. Now as vehicle A has not switched to LB, you will not be able to see vehicle B and you may go straight into its Rear Part. Here who is responsible?? FITTING HIGHER WATTAGE BULBS WILL NOT SOLVE THE PROBLEM. In fact I once tried fitting 130/100W bulb on our Indigo LS. But the glare did not disappear. I use to face glare from upcoming vehicles. YES THE GLASS OF BOTH HEADLAMPS WERE BLACKENED BECAUSE OF HIGHER (HIGHER THAN WHAT TATA HAD RECOMMENDED 60/55W) WATTAGE BULBS. I replaced both Headlamps (Rs.1634/- each) and fitted 60/55 Watts Bulb (this was standard spec bulb for our Indigo LS). Indicas and Indigo CS come with 60/55 W bulbs whereas New Indigos (other than CS) and Indica Vista come with 55W Double Barrel Headlamps. Most of the cars sold in India come with 60/55W as Standard. And I think it (60/55W) is sufficient if the upcoming vehicles use Dipper instead of High Beam (AT LEAST UNTIL BOTH THE VEHICLES CROSS EACH OTHER). Why to upgrade from Standard fitment and waste money unnecessarily, when the Manufacturers of vehicles don't think the need of it and don't recommend it? The Manufacturers of Automobiles (Bikes, Cars, Scooters) do LOTS of Research for their vehicles and then decide the Specifications for their vehicles. So if the Manufacturers do Research and decide that 60/55W bulbs are sufficient to Illuminate the Road Ahead in India, I don't think we should go against the Manufacturers. JUST USE DIPPER (LOW BEAM) INSTEAD OF HIGH BEAM UNTIL YOU CROSS THE UPCOMING VEHICLE(S). sudeepd2009-02-09 13:53:04
  2. The coolant still comes out a bit (not large quantity). I think I will use the car for some more time and see.
  3. More information on this can be found at http://bikeindia.in/news/BikeNews/TVS-launches-the-all-new-Scooty-Streak/ I have seen a Scooty Streak at a TVS Dealer in my city. I did not ask about it there. So don't know about specs. By design its looks like combination of TVS Scooty Pep and Bajaj Kristal.
  4. I am not able to post larger picture. Please tell me how to post larger resolution pictures.
  5. I posting the picture of the Engine after the cap is removed. There is no brown/cream coloured sludge. So there is no any Head Gasket Problem. i.e., the HG is OK and no oil and coolant is mixing. sudeepd2009-02-09 06:26:20
  6. Please tell me how to upload pics. I am not getting it correctly. After uploading at www.imageshack.us, which link should be pasted here. After uploading, it displays 3 links saying Thumbnail of websites, Thumbnail for forums (1), Thumbnail for forums (2). I typed "" without quotes. Am I wrong?
  7. The images of our Indigo XL Grand DiCOR are posted below. [img=http://img87.imageshack.us/img87/9365/dsc00062ps9.th.jpg">"> [img=http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/204/dsc00063un1.th.jpg">"> [img=http://img220.imageshack.us/img220/9814/dsc00064ul1.th.jpg">"> Sorry they are pics which were shooted when car was new.
  8. Ride is comfortable as compared to our old Indigo LS. Handling is better than Dzire (I drove both and feet this).
  9. sudeepd

    Euro-IV Fuels?

    Means it is not suitable for any Modern Diesel Vehicle as they require Diesel which contains Less than 0.035% Sulphur. So I regularly use Iftex System D in our both Indigos (Indigo LS-May 2004=1' date='60,000+ kms and Indigo XL Grand Dicor-May 2007=71200+kms). But still the noise of Dicor is unbearable. Now I am thinking of doubling the Dose of System D from 1ml/liter to 2ml/liter. Well its great car. I LOVE this car no matter all of you ACI members curse the car. The review can be seen at http://www.autocarindia.com/new/autocar_forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=3610
  10. We purchased Tata Indigo XL Grand DiCOR on 2nd May 2007. In fact we wanted the delivery on 2nd May. But we got delivery on 3rd May. The car has done 71,200+kms till date. The features of the car are= 1. Nippon DVD Player with Two LCD Screens, 2. Remote Locking with Engine Immobilizer, 3. Alloy Wheels with Tubeless Tyres, 4. Nokia 6230i Mobile Phone Kit.worth Rs.10,000+/- (the MRP on the box was Rs.13,XXX/-) There is a holder for this phone on the Dashboard near the Steering Wheel where it can be placed and charged. No need of separate charger. Also there is a microphone on the roof so that the person seating on the Rear Seat can talk over the phone without removing from its charging point and the voice of the Third party comes from the Speakers fitted in car. 5. Leather Seats, 6. Electric Outside Rear View Mirrors (Can be Electrically Adjustable but not Electrically Retractable). 7. Turn Signal Indicators on Outside Rear View Mirrors. 8. BIG Legroom for Rear Seats. 9. Fuel Efficiency 23+kpl with AC at speeds of 120+kph. Around 18-19kpl without AC at speeds of 70kph. 10. Good Pick up due to Variable Geometry Turbo. 11. Everyone gets it mistaken for some Expensive Saloon. New people who are not familiar with this car ask us which is this car. On hearing its Indigo, everyone gets surprised because the looks from Front are different from Normal Indigo. One person even asked me whether it is Corolla or what. Negative Points 1. The noise of the Engine increased after just one month of purchase. 2. Low Ground Clearance. No matter Tata claims the Ground Clearance of ALL Indigos is identical (Tata says GC of ALL Indigos is 165mm), but the Belly of XL gets scrapped if not driven properly over rough roads and large speed breakers. 3. We faced a number of problems with this car. Complete List can be found at http://www.autocarindia.com/new/autocar_forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=2962 BUT STILL I LOVE THIS CAR VERY MUCH AS IT OFFERS BETTER FEATURES THAN OTHER CARS IN THIS PRICE RANGE AND ALSO FEELS SPECIAL TO TRAVEL IN. sudeepd2009-02-08 08:42:38
  11. I also never knew that Frequent Application of the Tyre Polish can reduce Tyre Life. I use it once every 2-3 months.
  12. sudeepd

    Euro-IV Fuels?

    But how will I come to know, whether the Diesel contains 0.05% (500mg/kg) Sulphur or 0.035% (350mg/kg) Sulphur or any number? Because on Fuel Pumps, there is no written note "This Diesel Pump contains XX% Sulphur". How to find the Sulphur Contents without any Big Laboratory Test?
  13. sudeepd

    Euro-IV Fuels?

    Has not anyone seen this thread since my last post? Come on guys, please reply to my above post.
  14. I was able to play complete 4 sections each of 10 question without any problem. I played yesterday morning or afternoon, don't remember. But after answering last question of section 4, I was told that I will be informed by email if I get selected for Round 2.
  15. But the Dicor's Owner's Manual recommends "Driving at Speed of 80 kph in 5th Gear will give BEST Fuel Efficiency". The Sticker on the Windscreen/A Pillar of Driver's Side of Dicor recommends "Driving at Speed of 70kph in 5th Gear will give BEST Fuel Efficiency". Then how I am getting more mileage at speeds of 120+ kph as compared to the mileage at speed of 70kph. I think TATA Motors Ltd recommend "Driving at 70 kph to keep the car in control (?)". Does this happen only with DICOR (Tata Motors Ltd's Direct Injection Common Rail) Engines or other Common Rail Engines (Mahindra & Mahindra's CRDe, Hyundai's CRDi, Fiat's Multijet, Ford's ....., Renault's ...... (Dont know what name did Ford and Renault give to their Common Rail Technology)?
  16. sudeepd

    Euro-IV Fuels?

    The below pdf document tells that there are two types of Normal Petrol available in BS-II Category. namely. MS88 and MS93. And there is one type of Normal Petrol available in BS-III Category. namely MS91. The BS-II MS88 has 88 Octane, while BS-II MS93 has 93 Octane, and BS-III MS91 has 91 Octane. http://www.iocl.com/Products/GasolineSpecifications.pdf How is that BS-II has 93 Octane but not BS-III (See above Document). The below pdf document tells that there are two types of Normal Diesel available in BS-II Category. One has Cetane of 48 and another has Cetane of 51. But both Diesels are of BS-II and none is of BS-III. We have Indigo XL Grand Dicor whose Owner's Manual says that it is BS-III Compliant. That means I SHOULD AND MUST USE BS-III COMPLIANT DIESEL ONLY in our Indigo XL TO KEEP THE ENGINE FREE FROM DEPOSITS AND PERFORM BETTER EVERY TIME. http://www.iocl.com/Products/DieselSpecifications.pdf Can someone tell me why IOCL has not yet launched BS-III Fuels (Atleast the above PDF Document says that BS-III Compliant Diesel is not available)? sudeepd2009-02-04 12:51:36
  17. On 29th Jan 2009, I drove Indigo LS. We were in all three passengers. I was driving. So excluding me there were two other persons. On 30th Jan 2009, I drove Dicor Indigo XL. We were in all two passengers. I was driving. So excluding me there was only one person. This other person had come with me on earlier day also (i.e.29th Jan). So on 30th, Dicor Indigo XL had to carry one person less as compared to Indigo LS on 29th. The traffic was also identical. AGAIN I REPEAT MY WORDS. I INTENTIONALLY HAD KEPT THE SPEED OF DICOR INDIGO XL AND INDIGO LS BELOW 75KPH. TO CHECK THE MILEAGE AND COMPARE IT WITH EACH OTHER. sudeepd2009-02-04 12:14:09
  18. CC, I said I drove both the cars at speed of 70kph on same road for similar distance. Means I drove Indigo LS at speed of 70kph with windows Rolled Down. It gave me 24+ kpl. I drove Dicor Indigo XL at speed of 70 kph with windows Rolled Up (I did not Turn ON AC in spite of windows Up). It gave me 19 kpl. How this can happen? One more point I said Dicor returns around 24kpl at speeds of 110-120 kph (With AC) while Indigo LS returns around 19kpl at speeds of 100-110kph (With AC). Here I agree that Dicor Indigo XL is modern as compared to Indigo LS. Hence at speeds of around 110kph, Dicor gives more mileage than LS. But at speed of 70kph, how can old Indigo LS give more mileage than Modern Dicor Indigo XL? Now Please clear my doubt. sudeepd2009-02-04 11:36:22
  19. I want to know can "Normal 15W40" Diesel Engine Oil be used in Indigo LS (E-II) and Indigo XL Grand Dicor (E-III) or is it compulsory to use "Special 15W40 Turbo" Diesel Engine Oil in above mentioned cars? In other words, can I use any "15W40 Diesel Engine Oil" or will I have to use the Engine Oils which are specially made for Turbocharged Diesel Engines in our above specified both Indigos? What makes the "Specially made for Turbocharged Diesel Engine" Oils different from "Normal Diesel Engine" Oils? Are not ALL 15W40 Diesel Engines Oils same? Does use of "Normal 15W40 Diesel Engine Oil" NOT LUBRICATE & COOL the Turbocharger and use of "Specially Made For Turbocharged Diesel Engine" 15W40 Oil LUBRICATE & COOL the Turbocharger? I think both the Diesel Engine Oils (Normal and Specially Made For Turbocharged Diesel Engines) WILL LUBRICATE & COOL THE TURBOCHARGER of the Turbocharged Diesel Engines. Any objection? sudeepd2009-02-04 11:10:32
  20. It should be more than 40-45 lakhs. As "Tata and Maruti" alone will make around 30 lakhs. And there is also Hyundai and Honda and Toyota. The 800, Alto, Omni, Wagon R, Indica, Santro, i10, Swift, Dzire, Indigo, City, Innova, etc, etc. (The list goes long) SELL IN VERY LARGE NUMBERS. sudeepd2009-02-04 10:29:24
  21. sudeepd

    Euro-IV Fuels?

    We have two Indigos. Indigo LS (May 2004)crossed 1,60,000+ kms. Indigo XL Grand Dicor (May 2007) crossed 69,000+ kms. Indigo LS requires E-II Diesel and Indigo XL Grand Dicor requires E-III Diesel. So which Diesel should I go for:- Bharat Petroleum's Normal Diesel, Hi-Speed Diesel, OR IOC's Normal Diesel, Xtra-Mile Diesel.