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  1. Sorry, forgot to mention that I replaced the Secondary Diesel Filter only. The Primary Diesel Filter or the Fuel Sedimenter has not been changed. Current Odometer Reading is 83,XXXkms. The Recommended Replacement Schedule for the Secondary Filter is 20,000kms and that for Primary Filter is 1,00,000kms. sudeepd2009-07-23 15:16:54
  2. Another problem which was there for a long time-- If the car is driven (or the accelerator pressed) such that the rpm remain around 2000rpm for consecutive 5-10minutes, the Check Engine Light on Instrument Panel used to glow and the Pickup of the car used to get vanished (The 2000rpm corresponds to around 100-120kph). The speed used to get decreased (from 100-120kph) and even if downshift, the engine would not respond. Then if I turned the Engine OFF even for 15-20seconds and start again, the pickup got restored. This problem was traced out to be Clogged Diesel Filter. I changed it and the problem was solved.
  3. sudeepd

    Bike insurance

    Sorry I missed this. What do you mean by the above statement? Did your brother make claims of Rs.4 lakhs in total from the Oriental Insurance against the Bike Policy? Or did he make Claims of Rs. 4 Lakhs in total against his Medical Claims Policy? You can claim insurance even if either is true.
  4. sudeepd

    Bike insurance

    The Bike policy runs from 00:00hrs 06/06/2009. That means the Insurance is applicable to the bike from the midnight between 5th and 6th of June. Your brother met with accident on 6th June at 7pm. So it is clear that the bike was having Insurance at the time of accident. You can submit the Hospital Bill dated 06/06/2009 alongwith your brother's License's Copy.
  5. First you should have replaced only valve. If the problem did not get solve then go for Head Gasket Replacement. Why to waste money on Head Gasket if only valve replacement can solve your problem?
  6. That depends on your car's speed, its RPM, the current gear, and how much time you are left to overtake.
  7. HG is Head Gasket. I used Short Form of the same. So what have you decided? Did you replace the Thermostat Valve (since it is Very Cheap to replace as against Head Gasket)? If not, get it replaced and see if the problem (coolant Spillage disappears or not. AND YES, PLEASE GET IT REPLACED IN FRONT OF YOU. The Mechanics can cheat you by not replacing it and telling you that they have replced it.
  8. Can you please give the Link where the Test Results are displayed? I want to see the Test Reports of ARAI where they have specified as you said above.
  9. Then you should try changing the Thermostat Valve. But Please get it replaced in front of you. I guess it would cost you around Valve- Rs.300-400/- + Labour Rs. 150-200/- Total 500-600/-. Then use the car keeping Eagle's eye on the Temp. Gauge and Coolant Spillage. If you still face the coolant spillage problem, you might have to replace HG. Replacing HG will cost upwards of 4000-5000/- I guess.
  10. Looking at your mileage, it seems your car might need HG Replacement. But still try my advice. First Replace the Thermostat Valve and verify whether the coolant spillage stops or not since the valve replacement will cost you few hundreds as against HG Replacement which costs several thousands. Does your car emit BLUE Smoke? If yes, then replace HG else give a try to my advice.
  11. @Predator I advise you to check the Thermostat Valve. Same problem had occurred in my Indigo XL Grand DiCOR. I replaced Thermostat Valve with New One and the Coolant Spraying stopped. Head Gasket replacement costs a Bomb. So try replacing Thermostat Valve which costs Peanuts. I think your Zen must be Out of Warranty. So no question of Free Replacement. And that is why I advised you to replace Thermostat Valve First and see whether the problem goes or not. BTW, how many kms has your zen covered? EDIT: When I showed the coolant spraying problem to Tata Authorised Dealer, he told me to replace Head Gasket which will cost more than Rs.20,000/-. But I replaced Thermostat Valve whose cost was Rs.650/-. I got it replaced under Warranty (Even though my Warranty had expired 4 months prior to this problem). sudeepd2009-07-21 07:31:33
  12. Yes Winner, The Non-Common-Rail ones Struggle for Speed. I could touch Speedometer Limit because of DiCOR (Common-Rail) Engine.
  13. Please don't fit 100W bulbs to existing Reflectors since the latter are designed for 60/55W Bulbs and will Blacken the Glass with time. In fact, Manufacturers do a lot of R&D in developing a vehicle. If they fit 60/55W bulbs, there must be some reason. We bought Indigo LS in May 2004. My Dad's STUPID friend advised my Dad to replace the Stock 60/55W with 100/90W Bulbs. Result- Blacken Glass and the Beam (100/90W) would not provide Better Road Illumination either. So last year, I changed both Headlight Assemblies with New Ones and fitted 60/55W Bulbs. HIGHER WATTAGE BULBS ARE FOR ANIMALS (Who have Poor Vision). Please use the Stock Bulbs. sudeepd2009-07-20 09:46:48
  14. I touched 130kph on our Indigo LS (May 2004)and would have crossed 150kph if the Bike Rider would have not come across. I did not get chance to try after that event. I crossed 180kph on Indigo XL Grand DiCOR on Pune-Mumbai Expressway. In fact I wanted to try more, but was restricted by the Tyres' Speed Rating. The Speed Rating for 175/65R14 Tubeless is "T" (Which means Max. Speed allowed is 190kph). So I did not try more than 180kph (Speedo Indicated). THE SPEEDOMETER LIMIT FOR ALL DIESEL INDIGOS IS 180KPH.
  15. @singhji This is Tricky Question. If you keep Turning the AC ON and OFF-- on one hand it will improve your car's FE and on other hand it will put put Strain on AC since when you will be turning ON the AC 2nd time,the cabin will be hot and the AC will have to Cool the Cabin all over again.
  16. Update. I got the Left Drive Shaft Replaced. The clicking noise has disappeared. Touchwood. The Left Drive Shaft cost me Rs.3950/- + Labour Rs.250/- Total-Rs.4200/- MODS MAY CONSIDER DELETING THIS THREAD.sudeepd2009-07-13 15:23:03
  17. Have a look at below link which shows 13 Cities which will go Euro-IV by April 2010. The 13 Cities are-- Delhi & NCR, Mumbai, Kolkata, Chennai, Bangalore, Hyderabad, Pune, Surat, Ahmedabad, Kanpur, Agra, Solapur and Lucknow. 13 Cities to go for Euro-IV Emission Norms by April-2010 But I am Surprised to see Solapur in this List. I thought Solapur currently comes under Euro-II and would upgrade to Euro-III next year. Anyways, its good to know that Solapur is also considered Metro City.
  18. Remote Locking allows you to Lock/Unlock the car without inserting the key in the Door Locks. Its not a Security Feature but offers Convenience in locking/unlocking doors. Also your i20 has Engine Immobilizer. Its a Nice Security Feature if its unlike Mahindra Scorpio's. The Engine Immobilizers of Scorpios are easy to break in (Read ACI issues for more information). I think Hyundai's must be harder to break in. So Dont worry about it.
  19. In the Owner's Manual, it is clearly mentioned that what Max speeds should be touched in the respective gears. Please go through it. I guess the speeds for 1st, 2nd, 3rd, and 4th may be 15kph, 25kph, 40kph, and 55-60kph respectively. So dont ride the bike in the respective gears at higher speeds than recommended in Owner's Manual.
  20. Could you please explain the noise more clearly? What exactly do you mean by creeking noise?
  21. Suppose I want to take an U-Turn at a Traffic Signal. Is it necessary for me to wait until the Signal Turns Green (if it is Red) or I can take an U-Turn irrespective of Signal if there is space for me to take an U-Turn? EDIT: What if I take an U-Turn while Signal is Red and a cop catch me?sudeepd2009-07-09 10:00:44
  22. You mentioned that the other key was non-functional since long time. So do you have that key atleast? If yes, on that there is the number printed which can be used by Maruti to Duplicate the key. Another way is that you can take the other key to some good Key Duplicating Shop. Avoid the Road-side key makers and visit some shop who owns Key Duplicating Machine. BTW, what do mean by "the other key is non-functional since long time"?
  23. Yesterday I showed the car to a local garage. The mechanic TD it and told me that the Clicking Noise while Right U-Turns is coming from "Stub Axle Hub". To make me understand, he showed me the Drive shaft of an 800 (which was present in his garage). He pointed to the end of the Drive shaft and said "The part which is covered with the Rubber boot needs replacement. That part costs around Rs.1200-1300/-. Complete Left Driver shaft costs Rs.2500/-". Also he told me that the rubber boot does not come with the stub axle hub and needs to be bought separately. So may be tomorrow I will get that part changed and will update the experience here. BTW, Thank God that the Special License holders were not allowed to answer this Query. And I am Thankful to Anijog too for his help.