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  1. Even in ACI July Issue, it is given that Daniel Velandia has travelled 60,000kms from Colombia to India. In this 60,000kms, the 180 faced Magneto Problem only.
  2. Manual transmissions use mostly helical gears, but reverse is a special situation that requires a different type of gear - a spur gear. Why is the Reverse Gear given with Spur Gear unlike other Gears which use Helical?
  3. more than one month has passed. Still no answer to the above Questions. Great Going Intelligent Guys. OK, the people using 100/90W or 130/100W Bulbs in their vehicles, have a look at below link from howstuffworks. The above link says that the higher the wattage of Bulbs, the more Fuel is burned to glow them.
  4. Forgot to mention-- Is the rod pointed by Red Arrow the Drive Shaft?
  5. I have an Indigo Diesel which has covered 1,66,000+kms. Whenever I take U-Turns to the Right, there is some clicking Noise from the Front Left Corner of the car. Also when the car runs over bumpy roads or speed breakers, the Front Left Suspension makes farting noise. I have not replaced the Front Left-- Wheel Bearing or Drive Shaft or Axle. I changed the Shock Absorber Assembly at 85,000-90,000kms. I dont think the Wheel Bearing or Suspsenion is the culprit since the Wheel Tread has not worn in uneven pattern (Wheel Alignment was done at 1,39,XXXkms). Also, today I did the following -- 1. Lifted the Front Left Wheel with Jack, turned the Steering all to the Right (since the clicking noise comes only while taking Right U-Turns) and rotated the wheel (FL). I heard some noise but not like the clicking noise mentioned in bracket. It was different than clicking. Again I tried this turning the Steering all to the Left. But no noise came. 2. Lifted the Front Right Wheel with Jack, turned the Steering all to the Left and rotated the wheel (FR). No noise came. Again I tried this turning the Steering all to the Right. Still no noise came. Does this mean that Right Drive shaft is OK? I am posting the pics of the Drive Shaft of Left Side and Right Side. What is the Greasy substance on the Rubber Boot? Is it Left Drive Shaft which is making 1. clicking noise while taking U-Turns to the Right, 2. Making Noise of farting while going over bumpy roads? I have enquired about the Rates which are as follows-- 1. Drive Shaft (Brand BKS) Rs.2500-3500/-. Aftermarket Drive Shaft (Telco) Rs.4000-4200/-. TASC 2. Front Left Shock's Coil Spring (Separate) Rs. 1250/- Aftermarket (No warranty since only Coil Spring is purchased. Warranty applicable only to Complete Shock Absorber assembly) 3. (Complete) Front Shock Absorber Assembly Rs.6350/- (Pair). Aftermarket What should I replace-- Left Drive shaft, Left Bearing, or both Shock Absorber Assemblies?sudeepd2009-07-04 08:09:57
  6. 1)Indian Government should put ban on use of Higher Wattage Bulbs in all Vehicles. No vehicle should be allowed to use Bulbs Higher than 60/55 Watts. I always have to use (Goggles) to escape from the Intensity of the 100/90W or 130/100W Bulbs. 2)Also, the Device which Dips the Headlight Beam from High to Low when the Headlight Beam of an oncoming vehicle falls on the former should be Made MANDATORY. No Mechanic should be able to remove this Device no matter how long he works on it. The ECM should be Configured in such a way that If this Device is removed, the Former should cut the Fuel Supply to the Engine. Am I expecting Too Much?
  7. Please tell me which belt is Alternator Belt and which is Compressor Belt. The Owner's Manual says that Blue is Compressor Belt and Red is Alternator Belt. The TASC says that Blue Belt is Alternator Belt and Red is Compressor Belt. Picture of Manual is attached below. Thanks, Sudeep.
  8. I think you will be able to fit LX Steering Wheel to LS since the Construction is identical. I guess even you can fit 4 Spoke Wheel instead of Standard 3-Spoke.sudeepd2009-06-28 09:17:19
  9. Nimesh, Are you Serious? How can the Engine Oil be used for 30,000kms? Even if Synthetic, it will be 15,000kms. I guess both Service Interval and Engine Oil Change may be 15,000kms.
  10. Thanks deathrace. Pulsars are indeed Brilliant Products.
  11. It depends on the ASC. Here in Solapur, 1. Both Tata ASCs allow to stand besides the vehicle throughout the Servicing Process and sell the Spare Parts through Counter-Sale. 2a. Maruti Dealer Achal Automobiles does not allow to enter the workshop nor do they sell Spare Parts through Counter-Sale. 2b. Maruti ASC Balaji Motors allow to enter the Workshop and also sell the Spare Parts through Counter-Sale. So Please find out at your place.
  12. How much old is your car? Means when did you buy it? What is the Service Schedule for 1st Service in the Manual? If it is 1000kms/1month, and if your car is 1 month old then get the 1st service done. Don't change engine oil now. Change it at 10,000kms or as specified in the Manual. At 1st Service, get the following done-- 1.Get all the four Spark Plugs Cleaned and adjusted as per Manual. 2. Get Air filter cleaned. 3. Check whether Engine oil is within its limits (upper and lower level). If not add the Recommended oil up to Upper Level. 4. Check the Battery Electrolyte Level and keep it between Max and Min Marks. If the level is lower than Max. Mark, add Distill water up to Max Mark. The First two will be done for Free. The Engine Oil and Battery Electrolyte if required will be charged extra.sudeepd2009-06-18 14:57:38
  13. gameboy, As mentioned earlier, my friend's friend did not pay anything for Victa's damage nor the Tata Dealer asked him to pay. So I guess its illegal to charge the customer if the Ins. Co. is ready to bear the complete costs of the damage. I think even Rubber and Plastics are covered in the Special Policy which covers the Demo Car. So Please tell him to file a FIR and also take Mentally Harassment Charges from the dealer apart from Rs.8000/- that your friend paid.
  14. Does you friend have any proof that he paid Rs.8000/- towards that Ritz Damage? If yes, approach a Police Station and file a FIR against the Maruti Dealer. If no, I guess there is not much your friend can do.
  15. luukie, Have you changed the axle or still using the Accent with the Clicking Noise while Turning?
  16. Asked my friend for the damage of Victa. He told me Only the Front Windscreen and the Roof was Damaged. The Windscreen costs around 5000-6000/- and the roof Repair Charges extra. But still the Tata Dealer did not ask him to pay single rupee. So please tell your friend to take the Rs.8000/- back by hook or crook.
  17. How did the C-Class come in 50lakh bracket? All other cars are around 50Lakh Range--Audi A6, Volvo S80, 5 Series. The C Class is around 35Lakh bracket.
  18. Those People who BLAME BAJAJ PULSAR 180 DTSi for Reliability Issues, Please have a Look at Below Sites-- The below link Specifies that Bajaj Pulsar 180 DTSi was run for 24 Hour without any problem-- Please Open the above link only in Mozilla Firefox. It displays Error if opened in IE or Opera. The below link Specifies that a Person Rode a Bajaj Pulsar 180 from South America to India covering 30,000 miles. Any Comments?sudeepd2009-06-16 06:51:12
  19. Hi gameboy, Your friend does not have to any money. One of my friend told me that his friend had taken a Test Drive of Sumo Victa. On highway, a truck cut across him. He did not know how to control the car. The Victa Toppled and went 20-25 feet away from road. The Sales Executive who was present in the car was injured. The Tata Dealer did not ask him to pay even a Rupee. The Dealer said to him "We have Special Insurance Claim. This Accident will be covered under it. Just arrange for a Driver to take this car back to the Showroom". SO YOUR FRIEND DOES NOT NEED TO PAY ANY MONEY TO THE MARUTI DEALER.
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  21. The answers are not corresponding to your Question Numbers. 1.For Front Brake, check the Pads if they are worn and replace if necessary. Also check the thickness of the Disc at the same time if it within limits. 2.For Rear Brake, clean the Drum Shoes and the Inside of the Drum with Sand Paper. Check if the Shoes are worn and replace if necessary. 3.For Poor Gear Shifting- a. When was the last time you Changed Engine Oil? Please mention the Former Reading and Current Reading. b. Get the Clutch Play adjusted as per Honda Recommendation.
  22. Thanks Cyrus. Yesterday Morning, a cop caught the Indigo XL for its Number Plate Fonts which were written as MH13. AC 9798 So got it changed to MH13.AC.9798 Also I would like to know, Can we keep the Xerox Copies of RC and Insurance Papers in the car or should we mandatorily keep Original Copies? Means, If the cops catch for Papers, would the Xerox Copies do the work or Should I keep Original Copies in the car?sudeepd2009-06-14 07:32:16