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Old 23rd July 2008, 13:59   #391
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So which versions of Safari have it?
does the EX have it or only the VX?
Even the LX has it
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Old 23rd July 2008, 16:05   #392
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So which versions of Safari have it?
does the EX have it or only the VX?
There. From my EX. Think it has 3 'levels'
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The superfast Bangalore-Kannur/Quilandy-Bangalore trip seems to have taken a toll on the truck, which hit a couple of speedbreakers on the B'lore-Mysore road at very high speeds (120kmph +) at night.

The front of the vehicle was shuddering badly on braking and while taking potholes at speeds over 100 kmph. We initially suspected the suspension Idle Arm (the one that holds the front suspension to the chassis) but it turned out to be the wheel bolts (lower arm) where the ball joint had come loose on both front wheels.

Rs.550 per bolt (its a Ball Mounted bolt on a V shaped arm) + Rs.200 in labour plus half a day spent in searching for the spare in Palghat. The vehicle was good enough for a Bangalore - Palghat - Cochin - Palghat run with a very heavy load of furniture in the rear despite the wheel bolt issue, we decided to check up when we had one free day.

EDIT: its now 57,000 kms on the ODO. Time again for the next service.

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Coming up here soon: The Tata Sufferi Story, or how my dealer bungled up big time on my truck and how it now has what is practically a new engine.

Starring:

1. RF Motors, the big bad bungling villain.

2. Tata Motors, the guys who changed the script and gave it a happy ending - albeit delayed.

3. A S H V I N - the damsel (for want of a better word) in distress who ended up blowing cigarette smoke at the dealer's face regularly.

4. 1 cracked cylinder lining

5. One really bad suspension repair job (see previous post for details) that turned the truck into a drunken elephant.

(NOTE: There are no heros in this story. It only features characters that suffer in varying degrees. If you insist, you can call the extended warranty the hero of the piece.)

and featuring quite a few sideys that walked into the script as freebies thanks to the bumbling villain - new injectors, new pistons, new bearings, new EGR and god knows what else.

NOTE: Alls Well That Ends Well, so no hard feelings at the end of the day.

Will take me some time to script this out, please bear with me.

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Coming up here soon: The Tata Sufferi Story, or how my dealer bungled up big time on my truck and how it now has what is practically a new engine.
You could have made them provide you with a 2.2, considering how much the damage seems to be. Shall keep it tuned to this thread.
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You could have made them provide you with a 2.2, considering how much the damage seems to be.
Wait to the end of the story and tell me if if you could get any part of the 2.2 for the total amount I had to pay at the end of it all. Stay tuned.
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He he he! This is gonna be fun! Lol
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I'm guessing this had something to do with it as well.

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Guys I'm having trouble on my truck now that has been attributed to the tuning box that I have fitted.

Please be careful. I will update after I sort out all issues.
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I'm guessing this had something to do with it as well.
No it didnt. It probably did something to their computer-based diagnosis, though.
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Ahem well steer am waiting for the report. You seem to be having a bad mechanic year huh. Hope things are sorted out now atleastcheers:

Overall i remember a line from some Srk movie "In big big countries small small things keeps happening" Please dont flame me on this though
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You seem to be having a bad mechanic year huh.
Tell me about it:

First the Lumina gets a cracked block after Dubai of all places got flooded.

Then I had to live through (and continue to live through, really) the Landmaster experience which ate up more money than I got from selling my Lumina. The most expensive of all my motoring troubles till date by a very very large margin.

Then the Jag went into the garage and mucho $$$$ down the drain for a full brake kit - Brembos are expensive.

The RD's engine is still being rebuilt.

The MT-01 had to go in for major service after 18 months at probably the most expensive two-wheeler garage in DXB, because nobody else had experience working on it.

Then I had this RF experience - at least this didnt cost me anything in $$$ though it tested my patience.

On the brighter side, everything on wheels has been to the garage. Nothing worse can happen after all this.

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As a humble employee of RF motors i am waiting for this story to unfold."Saar"
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Coming up here soon: The Tata Sufferi Story, or how my dealer bungled up big time on my truck and how it now has what is practically a new engine.
Ah, just in time for Halloween.


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3. A S H V I N - the damsel (for want of a better word) in distress who ended up blowing cigarette smoke at the dealer's face regularly.
Ha ha
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well since this is a public forum i am assuming that the choice words i hd to offer the RF guys will be censored. btw the Safari is back to moving like an elephant out of control when it goes over sudden uneven patches at 80kms/hr or so (well thats as fast as i took it till now) guess we have to get that looked at. again!
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The pattern of the script looks like u are carrying off from where u left in the Monsoon Drive thread

Please continue.
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