sudeepd Posted March 18, 2009 Author Report Share Posted March 18, 2009 So friends, Here is the update on our Indigo XL's Coolant Spillage Problem. On Monday (16th) morning, I took the car to Chavan Motors Pvt Ltd., Solapur (TASC). The CRM (Customer Relation Manager), Mr. Kishor Bidri told the mechanic to replace the Radiator and Thermostat Valve, both with NEW ONES. After replacing them, we filled water and drove on highway for around 15-16 kms. (obviously at speeds in excess of 90-100kph since the temp gauge falls to C after driving at these speeds). Mr. Bidri drove the car and I sat on the Co-Driver Seat. And what a surprise, the temp gauge remained at Half Mark.. It did not fall to "C" like before. Then we came back and allowed the car to cool down. The day ends so I leave the car at the workshop.Period. On Tuesday (17th) I came at 10:10am to the TASC. Then we cleaned the OLD Radiator by water pressure. Then removed the New Radiator and fitted the OLD one back but did not remove the New Thermostat fitted to the car and test drove the car for 10-15 kms. This time also Mr. Bidri drove the car and I sat on Co-Driver's Seat. Again what a surprise, the temp gauge still was on Half Mark and refused to come down to "C" (unlike before replacing the Radiator and Thermostat ). Then to find whether Really it is the Thermostat which was culprit, we cooled down the car and removed the New Thermostat and fitted back OLD one. Again we test drove the car. But this time I drove it and Mr. Bidri asked the supervisor Mr. Sunil to go out with me and check whether the gauge falls down to "C" or not (he was not able to come due to some people came to meet him). But this time the guage fell down to "C". And we did not try to drive the car at speeds of 90-100kph this time since falling of the temp gauge indicates that the Radiator fan would not turn On and the coolant spillage would definitely occur if driven continuously at high speeds. So we replaced back the Thermostat with new one. Now the car is fitted with OLD Radiator and New Thermostat. This Friday my Dad is going to Mumbai (from hometown Solapur), a distance of more than 400kms. So lets see whether this time the temp gauge falls to "C" or not. IMO the gauge would not fall down and behave normally (remain at Half Mark on highways like cities). CHEERS Till Now. Thanks Manish (Sarser) for helping out. Bye guys and take care till my next update. @dtandon You said this is DEFINITELY BLOWN HEAD GASKET Problem. But I am Sorry to say you were wrong. This did not turn out to be Head Gasket but Faulty Thermostat Valve. I will update further. sudeepd2009-03-18 15:15:17 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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