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Old 28th June 2007, 14:50   #46
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testdrive, your problem sounds very similar to mine with respect to the "Check Engine" light. These posts may help:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...tml#post413430 (My Safari Suffer...ings!)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...tml#post414467 (My Safari Suffer...ings!)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...tml#post415695 (My Safari Suffer...ings!)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...tml#post417674 (My Safari Suffer...ings!)
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Old 29th June 2007, 15:56   #47
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- on the brighter side, while the vehicle was at the workshop - got the plastic cladding painted body color.
I hope they did this free - surely you didn't pay them for it did you? Considering their complete inability to fix your oil leak?

OT: Are you a member of The City Club, though I saw your Dicor there a few Saturday's back but wasn't sure?
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bhailog,which diesel will you all recomend for the dicor.premium,hi-speed.....
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I hope they did this free - surely you didn't pay them for it did you? Considering their complete inability to fix your oil leak?

OT: Are you a member of The City Club, though I saw your Dicor there a few Saturday's back but wasn't sure?
unfortunately, had to pay for the paint job... 15k to be precise. They were asking for 22k then came down to 18k...16k and finally 15k (tax-paid).

yes! i'm a member of city club... we should meet up sometime.
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bhailog,which diesel will you all recomend for the dicor.premium,hi-speed.....
as recommended by a few people and workshop advisor... it is recommended to use regular diesel along with the System-D additive.
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Red face Smoke Probs again

My Friend also has a safari run 9k. It also emitting smoke like a loaded genset. we looked to engine series. i was somthin MTZ.... i am not able to make out. we got the cat converter cleaned. it was gud for 3-4 days then again it is same. anyways the service at nawab sucks. its going good for my indigo but not for my friends safari.

i am thinking of logging a stinker to TATA and see what happens.

Guys anything we should check with safari dealer for smoke probs except ECU/EGR that is in list.
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unfortunately, had to pay for the paint job... 15k to be precise. They were asking for 22k then came down to 18k...16k and finally 15k (tax-paid).

yes! i'm a member of city club... we should meet up sometime.
hey testdrive, you paid quite a lot of money for it. Normally the price here in bangalore varies between 12k to 13k with all the dealers. After bargain you can get it even for a bit less...i think they have charged you a lot..
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we got the cat converter cleaned. it was gud for 3-4 days then again it is same. Guys anything we should check with safari dealer for smoke probs except ECU/EGR that is in list.
Did Nawab check the problem on their own or did someone some LUCAS check the vehicle? You need to get someone from LUCAS check the problem... Also, call up the regional tata customer care for support 0124-[FONT=Helv][SIZE=2]
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Angry Update - and more problems

Check Engine issue update: After waiting for almost 2 weeks, the wiring harness arrived on July 4th 2007 evening from Pune, 2 days late than committed. The wiring was ordered on June 25th 2007.

I handed over the Safari to Dhingra Motors on July 5th. Was told later that evening they would need 1 more day to fix the problem . One of the wiring connectors was broken in transit. Luckily Tata had this part in-stock in their Gurgaon/NCR warehouse. Anyways, got the vehicle back on July 6th evening. The wiring harness costing Rs.10000 was replaced under warranty (but ofcourse)...Driven the Safari for 2 days and the problem seems to be rectified.

Engine Oil Leakage issue update: Well after multiple visits and oil sump gasket being replaced, the oil still leaks!

The story of the Tata Safari LX problems continues...
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Post CheckSheet for Engine Oil Leakage

Well... my safari went in for yet another round of repairs for the oil leakage problem on 10-Jul-07. This time the entire sump was changed. Got the vehicle back the same evening. However, the next morning to no surprise the oil was STILL LEAKING... Have given Tata Motors enough opportunity to solve for this, but they are simply taking me for a ride. I got hold of the following checksheet which they seem to be using (1 by 1).

TATA MOTORS: CheckSheet for Engine Oil Leakage - Symptoms/Cause/Remedy
C/S No: CLT-24
Revision No: R0
May-06

A. - Leakage at upper side of engine
1.
Cause: Leakage from front cam seal
Remedy: Inspect cam seal. Replace if cut or defect due to wrong fitment observed
2.
Cause: Leakage from rear cam seal
Remedy: Inspect cam seal. Replace if cut or defect due to wrong fitment observed
3.
Cause: Leakage from cylinder head cover gasket
Remedy: Inspect Cyl.head cover groove for gasket fitment and gasket also. Clean groove properly. Replace gasket
if cut of defect is observed. DO give proper time to settle the gasket in Cylinder Head Cover.
4.
Cause: Leakage from oil separator
Remedy: Check air filter condition, check oil separator. Replace if necessary.
5.
Cause: Clamp at cylinder head cover/ oil separator not tightened
Remedy: Tighten. Replace if necessary.
6.
Cause: Blow by hose cracked
Remedy: Replace it.

B. - Leakage at lower side of engine
1.
Cause: Leakage from crank shaft front oil seal
Remedy: Replace if not sealing properly
2.
Cause: Leakage from crank shaft rear oil seal
Remedy: Replace if not sealing properly
3.
Cause: Oil feed line (to turbo charger) loose connection at cyl.block end
Remedy: Tighten
4.
Cause: Leakage from oil cooler gasket
Remedy: Replace it
5.
Cause: Leakage from oil sump gasket
Remedy: Tighten sump bolts. Replace gasket if required.
6.
Cause: Drain plug loose
Remedy: Tighten

C. - Leakage around turbo charger
1.
Cause: Oil feed line (to turbocharger) loose connection at turbocharger end
Remedy: Tighten
2.
Cause: Oil return line loose connection (at turbocharger end)
Remedy: Tighten
3.
Cause: Oil feed / return line twisted / damaged / cracked / clogged
Remedy: Fix it. Replace if necessary
4.
Cause: Oil return line clamp dislodged
Remedy: Fix it. Replace if necessary
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Testdrive, what did they say after it re-appeared. Y don't you try out with some other tata dealers service center, i don't think that will do any harm to the warrenty.
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Testdrive, what did they say after it re-appeared. Y don't you try out with some other tata dealers service center, i don't think that will do any harm to the warrenty.
I will not help cause anyways the Tata Motors Service Manager has been supervising all repairs. It's not a workshop issue, its a Tata issue!
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I will not help cause anyways the Tata Motors Service Manager has been supervising all repairs. It's not a workshop issue, its a Tata issue!
then what is the remedy to this, what did they suggest you to do. Its better you keep the pressure on them, don't let the matter take backseat.
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then what is the remedy to this, what did they suggest you to do. Its better you keep the pressure on them, don't let the matter take backseat.
I'm now dealing with Tata Motors directly and making sure all communication with them is in writing. I have asked them to send me in detail what they intend to do next. then only will i send the vehicle for repairs. Also, asked them for assurance that things will be sorted out this time around (even though they have been assuring me in the past)... and what if things are not repairs now - what next?
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testdrive, its good that you are keeping all your communications in writing. i hope that you don't require them for anything legal since till now we have seen very good service from Tata. I think this time if they can't fix the issue, then they need to give you a replacement.
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