sudeepd

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  1. Hi friends, 1. The side walls of the front tyre have developed cracks in spite of keeping the tyre pressure as per Bajaj Recommendation. The Rear tyre has not developed cracks then how only front tyre developed cracks. 2. When the engine is near 3000rpm (may between 2900-3200rpm), a noise of rubbing metals comes from Engine (i.e., from Below tank but not from rear side of the bike). If the rpm increases above 3500rpm the noise disappears. The noise comes only between approx. 2900-3200rpm. Neither below 2900 (approx.) nor above 3200 (approx.). This noise comes in all gears (Neutral, 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, and 5th) at approx.2900-3200rpm. The noise sounds like some metal parts are rubbing against each other for lack of lubrication. What may be the cause for above two queries?
  2. Follow the below procedure= 1. Replace Engine Oil with good quality one (See the Grade Recommended by Hero Honda for your bike in Owner's Manual) 2. Get the Air Filter Element cleaned. If it is made of Sponge, then clean with kerosene. Then after thorough cleaning, dip the Air filter in oil pan and squeeze excess oil, so that there is a thin layer of oil on Air filter. This will improve the air filter's capability. 3. Replace Spark Plug with new one but with a model recommended in Owner's Manual. Dont use other than this. 4.Get the carburettor cleaned and adjusted by your known local mechanic. 5. Dont idle at signals for more than 30 seconds. 6. Whenever you start a cold engine follow these steps= Start engine and wait for 30 seconds to circulate the oil throughout the engine. Then engage first gear and move off. Dont go above 50kmph for first 5kms because as the engine is cold, it will consume more fuel if ridden above 50kmph. 7. Dont change gears frequently. 8. Dont use bike for distances less than 2-3kms. This will consume more fuel. 9. Dont pump the accelerator after starting the engine. Let it idle at the idle rpm instead of pumping. Hope this will solve your problem to great extent.
  3. Which insurance company is best for Tata Indigo. Our car often get hit by stray dogs on highways and the front bumper and fog lamps get damaged. Which insurance company provide fast claim process and more benefits at the same time? Currently we have Bajaj Allianz.
  4. sudeepd

    Zen Estillo

    Wow. I must congratulate you for deciding this. I too thinking of going to Consumer Forum against Tata Motors Dealer an Company. For more about my experience, you can check the below link= http://www.autocarindia.com/new/autocar_forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=2962 BTW I AM SORRY TO HEAR ABOUT YOUR EXPERIENCE. These Dealers should be shown the POWER of Consumer Forum to make them straight.
  5. I own a Pulsar 180 DTS-i (LCD Speedometer) of Feb 2007. In the Manual there is Periodic Maintenance Table. On top the table it is printed "BAJAJ AUTO RECOMMENDS THE FOLLOWING PERIODIC PARTS REPLACEMENT FOR YOUR VEHICLE AS PER THE SCHEDULE" In the table it is given that 1. At 9500 to 10000kms, the Starter clutch bush set should be replaced. 2. At 14500 to 15000 kms, the Bearing Cone Kit should be replaced. 3. At 19500 to 20000 kms, the Clutch Plate and RearBrake Damper should be replaced. 4. At 24500 to 25000 kms Carburettor insulators and Drive chain sprocket kit should be replaced. CAN YOU PLEASE TELL ME WHAT IS MEANT BY 1. STARTER CLUTCH BUSH SET, 2. BEARING CONE KIT 3. REARBRAKE DAMPER, 4. CARBURETTOR INSULATORS AND IS IT NECESSARY TO REPLACE THE ABOVE MATERIALS AT THE ABOVE SAID INTERVALS?
  6. It depends on the Engine, the driving habits, the care taken of the car, the traffic condition in which the car is driven, the type of fuel used (high octane/cetane or low octane/cetane),etc.
  7. But I have seen many Diesel cars having 800rpm as idle rpm. As for ECU programming, what kind of tools are required to adjust idle rpm?
  8. We have two Indigos. Indigo LS TDI and Indigo XL Grand Dicor. The Indigo LS does not have Tachometer. So I am unable to find out the idle rpm of it. Is there any way to find out what is the current idle rpm of the car which does not have a tachometer? The Indigo XL Grand Dicor has a Tachometer. It shows the needle in between 750 and 1000 rpm at idle. When connected to Laptop (at TASS), the software shows the idle rpm to be 850. How can this 850 reduced to 800 (which I think to be standard rpm for Diesel Engines)? As this Dicor is Common Rail, how can the idle rpm be reduced by 50 rpm (from 850 to 800)? Should the timing be reduced for Dicor to reduce the idle rpm? PLEASE TELL THE PROCEDURE TO BE CARRIED OUT ON BOTH THE ABOVE MENTIONED VEHICLES i.e. Non-Dicor and Dicor, respectively. I KNOW TATA ENGINES ARE NOT REFINED. BUT STILL I WANT TO KEEP THE IDLE OF BOTH VEHICLES TO 800 RPM.
  9. Means a car fitted with Turbocharger cannot be shut off at signals which are less than 2minutes. Because before shutting off, you have to idle for 30 seconds and after starting again you have to idle for 30 seconds. So no point in shutting off at signals, right? Edited: Does the Turbocharger require lubricating (Idling of 30 seconds) even when you switch off the Engine for 5-10 minutes? If no, after how long if the Engine has shut off, the Turbocharger requires lubricating (Idling of vehicle for 30 seconds)? 1. Suppose I drive for 5kms and then shut off the vehicle for 5-10 minutes. 2a.Suppose the Temperature Gauge did not reach the Half Mark before shutting off. Will I have to idle for 30 seconds before driving again? 2b.Suppose the Temperature Gauge reached the Half Mark before shutting off. Will I have to idle for 30 seconds before driving again? 3. TATA RECOMMENDS IDLING FOR 30 SECONDS IRRESPECTIVE OF TEMPERATURE AND DISTANCE COVERED DURING PREVIOUS DRIVING. Means if I drive for 5kms then I will have to idle for 30 seconds before and after driving those 5kms. OK after driving 5 kms, I shutoff the Engine for 5 minutes. Then again I will have to idle for 30 seconds before and after my next journey (again back 5 kms). My one question is still left unanswered. How is that TATA advise, irrespective of Temperature and Distance covered, the Turbocharged car should be idle for 30 seconds and MARUTI-SUZUKI advise that only after driving at high-speeds or if the car is made to climb steep slopes, the car should be idled for 1 minute? Why there is different advice from two different manufacturers about a (Not Same) Turbocharged Diesel Engine Car? sudeepd2009-01-09 08:09:59
  10. Hi friends, Does a Turbocharged Engine need to be idled for 30 seconds before and after running the vehicle? The Owner's Manual of Tata Indigo recommends to run the Engine at idle for 30 seconds before and after running the vehicle (IRRESPECTIVE OF ENGINE TEMPERATURE) TO LUBRICATE THE TURBOCHARGER AND AVOID DAMAGE TO IT (Turbocharger) AS THE TURBOCHARGER SPINS AT SPEEDS IN EXCESS OF 1,00,000 RPMS. IF THIS IS NOT CARRIED OUT (Running the Engine at idle), SEVERE DAMAGE CAN OCCUR TO THE TURBOCHARGER. But recently I read in the Owner's Manual of our Dad's friend's Maruti Dzire VDI = When the vehicle is run on Highways or if the vehicle is made to climb on Steep Slopes, then run the Engine at Idle Rpm for 1 minute (The reason behind this is not given in Dzire's Manual, although I know it). Please tell me whether the Turbocharged Engine requires to be idled or not? And why Tata recommends running the Engine at idle for 30 seconds before and after running the vehicle and Maruti-Suzuki recommends running the Engine at idle "after driving on Highways or climbing Steep Slopes" Only (and not in other conditions)?
  11. Dont worry Zal. If you did it by mistake, then dont think more about it. If this is done very frequently then, the Engine, Gearbox, Clutch can get severely harmed. The clutch is provided to unload the Engine while shifitng to any gear. That is why we have to press the clutch fully before engaging any gear.
  12. @vibhor. Do you recommend using the Oil Additives, Diesel Additives of pro10? We have two Indigos viz.,Indigo LS (2004 TDI) and Indigo XL Grand Dicor (2007 Common Rail Diesel). The Engine oil gets black within 500-1000km after replacing Engine Oil. So I am thinking of using the Oil Flush Treatment from a reputed brand. What do you say?
  13. CONGRATS TO ME. The problem of Coolant spilling out of Auxillary Tank's Cap has been solved. The reason of Overheating and the coolant spilling was that "Radiator Fan was not working when the Temperature Gauge tried to cross the Half Mark. Now I replaced the Radiator Fan Sensor which activates the Radiator Fan when the Temperature of the Engine tries to increase above Half Mark (>90 Degree C). Now the Fan gets activated when the Engine Temperature goes above 90 Degree C and cools the coolant. I did not have to replace the Head Gasket but only a Radiator Fan Sensor which cost me Rs.232/- only. Now I dont have any problem with the vehicle. THREE CHEERS FOR ME. HIP HIP HURRAY. HIP HIP HURRAY. HIP HIP HURRAY.
  14. Hi friends, You must have seen the advertisements of many products on the last pages of Autocar India. Example= Tyres, Alloys, Performance modifications, Different types of Additives,etc. Should one go for it? Means how effective are they? I just visited www.pro10.in . You please visit and post whether one should go for it or not. Bye.
  15. Just go for a drive around your town and you will find some garages where Ambys may be parked outside those garages. Or you can ask some Accessories shops or the owners of the Ambys you see while driving around.
  16. Now I dont have any problem with the vehicle.
  17. Please observe the old clutch plates for wear. If the Hyundai Service Center guys say to replace the Clutch, please get the plates replaced from an outside garage as even if you get them replaced from Hyundai SC, they will not offer you warranty on the New Plates. Please post photos of the old clutch plates on this forum so that we will know whether they are worn out or not. I will tell you my experience. We have Indigo XL Grand Dicor. At around 34,668kms, I took our Indigo to the TASS and told them the clutch pedal requires more presssure to depress. They opened the gearbox and told that the clutch plates will have to be replaced. I told them the clutch gets engaged and I dont have any problem in shifting any gear. I asked them how long will the clutch last if I dont replace the Clutch. They said another 10000-12000kms. Now the Odometer reading is 67000+kms. and still the Clutch is the same. 34668+12000=46668kms. But currently Odometer is 67000kms. I have not replaced it since I bought the car. Still I dont have any problem in shifting from any gear to any gear. These Service Center guys dont understand anything extraordinary. They just know to make money out of us. The detail story of our Indigo XL can be read at= http://www.autocarindia.com/new/autocar_forum/forum_posts.asp?TID=2962 sudeepd2009-01-04 09:27:41
  18. Please take your Wave at 4-5 different roadside mechanics and show them the problem and ask them about it. See what they say and post here. Now we members are not able know from where and what type of noise is coming (on this forum) because of the limitations. Please post the replies of those roadside mechanics. Also does the noise comes only at low speeds (10-20kmph) or at higher speeds also. Please check the noise at different speeds throughout the speed range (upto the top speed). And yes does the noise come when Engine is cold or when warmed up (hot) or in both cases. Check the Engine Oil Level when the Engine is cold and by placing the vehicle on center stand and level ground. How frequently (after how many kms.) do you change the Engine Oil? Also ride the vehicle at 10-20kmph keeping the Engine OFF (on a steep road) so that we will know whether the noise comes when the Engine is ON or OFF which will make clear that the noise is from Engine or not. Also check whether the noise comes on rough roads or smooth roads. Till then bye. sudeepd2009-01-04 09:11:48
  19. CONGRATS TO ME. The problem of Coolant spilling out of Auxillary Tank's Cap has been solved. The reason of Overheating and the coolant spilling was that "Radiator Fan was not working when the Temperature Gauge tried to cross the Half Mark. Now I replaced the Radiator Fan Sensor which activates the Radiator Fan when the Temperature of the Engine tries to increase above Half Mark (>90 Degree C). Now the Fan gets activated when the Engine Temperature goes above 90 Degree C and cools the coolant. I did not have to replace the Head Gasket but only a Radiator Fan Sensor which cost me Rs.232/- only. THREE CHEERS FOR ME. HIP HIP HURRAY. HIP HIP HURRAY. HIP HIP HURRAY.
  20. Yes I agree with bluesapphire. The Aviator has the engine of Activa. This came in Roadtest performed by Autocar India.
  21. Hi Prince, Welcome to this forum. Please try to identify from where the sound comes. Does it come from Engine, Tyres (Brakes) or other parts? Then we can discuss on this.