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  1. Isn't 10' date='000 as labour costs too much?[/quote']to put that in perspective, TATA's company service centre charged me about INR 17,000 for my 35k service, most of which were parts, and I was very disappointed with their work

    Please provide details of the 35K Service of your Indica which cost you Rs.17000/-. i.e which parts were replaced, their cost and labour charges.

    Also please give details about the Works carried out at Bosch Service Centre. i.e. what works were carried out.

    So that we may compare both the Workshops.


  2. Come on dude' date=' just installing a K & N air filter wont make your bike more fuel efficient..The kit would cost around 3-5k depending on the brand and the effects of that are very minute..So small (max of 1 kpl from my experience) that there is no point installing it(according to me) just to boost mileage..Better spend that money on Fuel and enjoy[/quote']

    I agree with designersf. Please avoid fitting K&N Filter and likes.


  3. Honda is Not Confident about the Performance of its Diesel Engines in India.

    If I remember Correct, the First Generation Accent CRDis Faced Fuel Pump Clogging Problems due to the HIGH Quality of Diesel in India.

    So Honda is Doubtful if Same History repeats with them too.

    Another Reason is that the Diesel Variant would cost 4-5 Lakhs more than its Corresponding Petrol Variant as said by akj53in. If Honda can charge Premium for its Barebones loaded Petrol Cars, there is no Strong Reason for Not Charging the Identical (or even more) Premium on Diesel Variants (Honda uses a Class-Leading Technology in their carssmiley36.gif) .

    Since the All Petrol Variants of Honda COMMAND A HUGE PREMIUM, One May Just Imagine what the Diesels Would Command. The Prices of Cars would be More. In addition to that the Spare Parts would be Costlier.

    Launching Diesel Variants would mean Beating an Axe on its Own Legs.

    Thats why Honda will NEVER Launch Diesel Variants. sudeepd2009-08-15 06:45:38


  4. We have Two Indigos viz. Indigo LS and Indigo XL Grand DiCOR.

    I have checked only the Highway Mileage of both the cars.

    The Indigo LS gives around 19+kpl at the speeds of 100-120kph with 100% AC ON (Tankful-to-Tankful).

    The Indigo XL Grand DiCOR gives around 21-23kpl at the speeds of 100-120kph with 100% AC ON (Tankful-to-Tankful).

    I have not tested in City Conditions since I dont get an opportunity.


  5. Update on above problem.

    Yesterday I took the car to TASC. On diagnosing the problem, the Works Manager advised me to replace the End Bush Kit of the Front Anti-Roll Bar. The mechanic showed me that the Right Side End had too much Play but the Left Side End did not have Play. But I replaced both Right as well as Left Side Ends.

    Now the Noise has reduced by 50-70%.

        After replacing the End Bush Kits, I TD the vehicle.

    As a part of Test Drive, I kept driving in a Circle Manner on a rough road (NOT BUMPY ROAD just Kuchcha Road). Means I Drove the car by turning the Steering All to the Right in 1st Gear. I did not allow the Steering to turn in Anti-Clockwise while driving in that Circle Manner. At that time, I heard the same noise (which was present before the Replacement of Bush Kit). I have no complaints against the replacement of End Bush Kit of Front Anti-Roll Bar since the right side one had too much play.

         I told the Works Manager about this. He TD the vehicle and found that I was correct.

        Then he told me that we will replace the Front Right Strut (Shock Absorber) and check if the Noise disappears. If not, then we will replace the Drive Shaft (Axle) and check again. If still the noise persists, then we will replace the Bush of Lower Arm and check.

    What do you people suggest on this?

    I am Very Sure that this noise is not of Drive Shaft since the noise comes even while turning Right (if it would been Right drive shaft, then how come the noise arises while taking Right Turns too).

    The noise comes under following conditions--

    1. While taking Left Turns,

    2. While taking Right Turns,

    3. While driving over a rough road (need not to be a bumpy road just Kuchcha Road)

       

            The noise does not come while going over Potholes or Speed Breakers.sudeepd2009-08-14 06:17:24


  6. OK. Next Query-

       There is some noise (Kad-Kad-Kad-Kad) comes from the Front Right Wheel whenever-->

    1.the Wheel goes over Rough Patches of Road (Not Speed Breakers and Potholes but slight uneven rough Roads),

    2.a Left or Right turn is taken. Even if 90 Degree Turn to the Left or Right is taken the noise comes.

       But it is not of Drive Shaft (Axle) because--

        If I parked the car and keep pressing the Right (Front) Fender with Hand, the noise comes. Now if the noise would have been of Drive Shaft (Axle), the noise should not come when the Car is Stationary.

    If you don't get the idea of the noise, then there is another solution--

    You would have used a bicycle in your childhood. When the Steering (Stem) Ball Bearing get damaged, the Steering would move to and fro even if you pressed both the brakes and tried to move the bicycle.

    The noise in our car is identical to the above mentioned noise. i.e.. something is loose or there is some kind of play in either of the parts at the Front Right Corner of the car.

    I showed it at Local Garage (Non-TASC). The Mechanic Test Droved the car and said the Bush of Right Front Side needs to be checked by removing the same. He also told that if the Bush is gone, replace both front bushes-Right and Left, simultaneously (at the same time).

    He said if the Bolts of Bushes get loosen easily, the work would take around 2 hrs and if the Bolts need to be cut (if they are jammed) by heating and drilling, it would take around full day.

    Some 10-15 days ago I had shown the problem at TASC (Tata Authorised), but the people were not able to trace the culprit.

    Please help on this.

    Is it really Bush

    @SGIITK,

    I am expecting positive response from your side. smiley1.gif


  7. first time i observed was around 1 month back and then the second one came last week. there was no loss of power in the vehicle or anything like that. at both the times as mentioned earlier weather was cool with lot of clouds and also was raining a bit.?

    Nothing to worry about it. It happened due to the cooler climate.


  8. Higher sulphur should result in more particulate matter. This will be present in both the exhaust as well as the engine. I suspect the drain intervals are specified with this in mind.

    The Owner's Manual of BS-II Diesel Indigo recommends to replace the Engine Oil every 7' date='500kms and there is a note as below--

    Engine oil and oil filter should be changed earlier if

    the vehicle is operated under conditions such as in sandy/dusty conditions, short distance driving, extensive idling or in regions where sulphur content in diesel is very high (>0.05%).

    That means if the Diesel with more Sulphur content is used, the Interval will reduce. I will Replace the Engine Oil every 6,000kms henceforth.

    The Owner's Manual of BS-III DiCOR Indigo recommends to replace the same every 10,000kms and there is a note as below--

    Engine oil and oil filter should be changed earlier if the vehicle is operated under conditions such as in sandy/dusty conditions, short distance driving, extensive idling or in regions where sulphur content in diesel is very high (>0.035%).

    That means if the Diesel with more Sulphur content is used, the

    Interval will reduce. I will Replace the Engine Oil every 8,500kms

    henceforth

    In any case it is a matter of a few more months since BS-II will be dead wef 1 April 2010, when everything will be BS-III or BS-IV.

    One cannot assure about the Quality of Fuel available at Fuel Filling Stations. It is a Puzzle to find out whether the Fuel we are filling is Really BS-II/BS-III in the respective cities.smiley24.gif I doubt some filling stations may even be selling BS-I Quality Fuel in BS-III Cities.

    THIS IS INDIA. ANYTHING CAN HAPPEN AND SOLD HERE WITHOUT MUCH HASSLES.smiley7.gifsmiley3.gifsudeepd2009-08-07 08:23:51


  9. @sgiitk

    But my question is still unanswered.

    My Post goes this way--

    I have read that if Diesel with 0.05% Sulphur and 0.035% Sulphur is

    used in BS-II and BS-III Diesel Vehicles, respectively, the Drain

    Interval of Engine Oil gets reduced.

    What is the effect of Sulphur on Engine Oil Drain Interval?

    Also what are the precautions which should be taken if Diesel with

    more than 0.05% and 0.035% Sulphur is to be filled (since we cannot

    assure about the Sulphur %age at Fuel Filling Stations) in BS-II and

    BS-III Diesel Vehicles, apart from Less Drain Interval?

    Please answer the above Queries if you don't mind.

    Thanks in advance.

    sudeepd2009-08-06 08:17:27


  10. I really don't understand the logic behind this !!! How can a BS3 certified car produce more emission than that certified. Certificate is needed as cops need to make extra money.

    Many Fuel Filling Stations (Mostly in Rural Areas) sell Low Quality Fuel which is not even BS-II (or for that matter not even BS-I) Compliant. Thats why you need PUC Certificate.

    Period.

    Also if you check the PUC at a Reliable Outlet, you will get Accurate Figures for the CO, CO2, HC, NO2, HSU. These Figures will indicate any problems with the vehicle if the former are above permissible limits. Indirectly these figures indicate the Health of your vehicle.sudeepd2009-08-06 07:37:50


  11. I have read that if Diesel with 0.05% Sulphur and 0.035% Sulphur is used in BS-II and BS-III Diesel Vehicles, respectively, the Drain Interval of Engine Oil gets reduced.

    What is the effect of Sulphur on Engine Oil Drain Interval?

    Also what are the precautions which should be taken if Diesel with more than 0.05% and 0.035% Sulphur is to be filled (since we cannot assure about the Sulphur %age at Fuel Filling Stations) in BS-II and BS-III Diesel Vehicles, apart from Less Drain Interval?sudeepd2009-08-05 12:14:40


  12. Inline: all cylinders are in-line as in (almost) all 4 cylinder cars' date=' as well as the?BMW 6 cylinders which are known for their smoothness.

    ?

    Flat (also called Horizontally Opposed): Here half the cylinders are on onle?side and the others oppsite (all in the same plane). Porsche 911 is prime example of a flat 6, the AlfaSud of a flat 4..
    [/quote']

    I knew that in case of Inline, all the Cylinders are in one line.

    And I used to wonder how different is the Flat from Inline.

    But from your post my doubt has not been cleared completely. I am still wondering....

    If you can please post a pic. of Flat Cylinders, I would get idea of your explanation in the last post. smiley1.gif


  13. Since New DZires have LOOONG Waiting Period, the Availability in used Market is Scarce, but you might find one. And the Price would also be High because of the Waiting Period (of New Ones) and MJD Engine if Diesel is the choice due to Nice Performance and Amazing FE.

    Petrol DZire would be around 4.0-5.75L depending on Usage and Variant.

    Diesel may be around 4.75-6.5L depending on Variant and Usage.

    I am not sure about Used Car Prices. I have just given an idea about the Price Range. The Actual Prices may vary.sudeepd2009-08-02 11:49:24


  14. abey dhakkan jab antenaa printed hai to extend and retract kaise ho sakta hai !!!!

    Please mind your language. Your are elder than me that does not give you right to use these Downmarket Words for me.

    antenaa ka main function signal catch karna hota hai naa ki extend or retract hona

    THANKS For Telling Me This. I never Knew the Function of an Antenna. smiley36.gif

    If the Length of Antenna does not play any role in Catching the Signal, why do Manufacturers Provide Extendable/Retractable Antenna?

    Why do you think one faces Poor Signal Receiving Problems on Highways?

    The Longer the Antenna, the Better the Signal is catched.

    The OEM Music System (Read MP3 Player+Radio) provided with Accent, Indigo XL, and some other Cars have Retractable Antenna on the Rear Left Side of the car above the Fuel Filler Lid. And FYI, they are Retractable. smiley26.gif

    @akj53in

    You see Some People Are Really *****.sudeepd2009-08-02 08:44:42