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Old 24th January 2010, 19:30   #91
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Your car seems to be having a bad time.

2500 for Fuel Filter is a little bit too much. ALmost like when they charged me around Rs.28+Rs.4 (VAT) for two small plastic tie-threads (the ones big bazaar uses to seal your plastic bags)!!!!
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Old 15th March 2010, 16:27   #92
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The car is nearing 30,000 Kms. Not run much. I am hoping to take it out for a longish drive next week. Recently got the following works done as preventive maintainence:-
1. Radiator Coolant Auxillary Tank changed Rs 531.56
2. Assy Oil Separator changed Rs 302.22. ( There was oil leakage over the intercooler top wall) 6 months warranty.
3. Poly Vee belt chnaged Rs 213.33. (25000 Km warranty)
4. One rear Brake Bulb replaced Rs 63.11
5. Distilled water top up battery. Rs 9.78
6. Engine Oil Top up @Rs 237/Ltr Rs 118.75

Labour charges for the above tasks were:-
1. Rs 100
2. Rs 650 included intercooler cleaning and refitting + Rs 250 for the Oil separator.
3. Rs 125

Total bill was for Rs 2643 including 116 as tax and cess.

this si the first expenditure on the Car since ownership. It was got done at Tuli Motors at rajauri garden. The boys seemed to be ok and competent.
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Old 17th March 2010, 13:24   #93
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Did I speak too soon about the only expenses on maintainence? As I left office I noticed that the "water in fuel system" light is constantly on. Today took it to a TASS and told them to remove the diesel filter and clean it. On opening the outlet valve and draining the collector, we found very little traces of water. While the filter was being cleaned I noticed that one of the wires has broken from the coupling of the sensor. The wire was then soldered back ( in the process the upper housing of the coupler is totally melted now). Upon fixing the filter back and priming the fuel pump the problem has got fixed.
Charges Rs 250 + tax = 276 INR.
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Old 31st March 2010, 17:37   #94
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Returned from a longish trip to Kurukshetra- Ambala- KalaAmb- Dehradun- Mussorrie- Dhanaulti- Rishikesh- Haridwar. Absolutely no issues. The car performed extremely well even over one of the most potholed road I ahve ever driven on. I felt like I am on lunar highway. The average fuel consumption was however just about 15Kmpl with 100% AC. Earlier highway runs were giving around 17 kmpl. Should I be worried?
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Earlier highway runs were giving around 17 kmpl. Should I be worried?
Not with just one lower consumption, no.

How much is the fuel filter for your DICOR?
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Old 8th May 2010, 00:35   #96
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Sorry for the late reply. The fuel filter is not very expensive I think. Will need to see for sure. The diesel one costs about 2200 or so. But will check and post.
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The car is now due for the 30,000 Kms service. Yesterday went for attending a marriage at Merrut. Horrible roads and even worse traffic. While returning back I noticed that the lamp indicator for "water in Fuel" came on. But since I ahve had a similar issue before as well and it was traced to the damaged electrical cable to the sensor, I was not overtly worried. But then I noticed that on stoppages the rpm would go upto 1300 -1400(Idle) and the moment I started off in gear they would return back to normal but again go up if the car was left to idle for about a minute or so. It was the same noise that you used to get in olden cars when the accelerator cable got stuck. After it happened 6 7 times I decieded to have a look. Plus the rpms would not go beyond 4000 and the acceleration felt laboured.
The entire plug had come loose from the filter. I reattached it and thereafter the car was running normal.Now its due for 30,000 km service and I would get it done this week.

Mods: Please edit the title to 30,000 Kms please.
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Old 30th May 2010, 21:55   #98
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3 days back the 20AMP fuse for the digital clock and the 12V outlet blew. Today finally found time to fix it but realized that there is no 20AMP spare fuse. So have fixed a 25 AMP for now till I do get around to buying a 20AMP one. While pushing back the fuse box cover I realised that TATA has not given enough space for the cover to be easily pushed back into place. As I used a slight force I was able to put it back into place. As I went for a drive later in the evening I realsied the turn indicators and hazard flashers are not working, why? because I manged to dislocate the relay while pushing the fuse box cover up. So had to finally open it all over again and also the plastic cover beneath the steering column too, to put everything in place. A simple fuse replacement costed me about 20 minutes. 20 seconds to open the fuse box cover, 10 seconds to change the fuse and 19 minutes trying to fit the cover back. Go figure.
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Good to know,that Marina is serving you well
I can see that its registered in ambala?
do you belong to ambala by any chance?
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Old 30th May 2010, 23:09   #100
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My native village is near Ambala Cannt though I am a Himachali now, with being born and brought up in the Land of GODS but still have farm lands there. And since getting it registered at Ambala was less costly so I got it done there but now I regret it as the vehicle is almost always in HP the cops tend to stop it more often. And yes in Shimla they wont let me park it at some places where I am easily able to park my Scorpio (since it has a HP number).
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My native village is near Ambala Cannt though I am a Himachali now, with being born and brought up in the Land of GODS but still have farm lands there. And since getting it registered at Ambala was less costly so I got it done there but now I regret it as the vehicle is almost always in HP the cops tend to stop it more often. And yes in Shimla they wont let me park it at some places where I am easily able to park my Scorpio (since it has a HP number).
Strange,i never had a problem with cops in himachal with outstation registered vehicles,may be that was just because i was always on the move,read travelling.
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Old 31st May 2010, 16:57   #102
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Try parking during peak season in Shimla in front of a shop or near to Mall, and you will know what I mean. Or for that matter try driving to Manali during peak season and the number of times you get flagged down around Kullu. Hehe. But I agree per se on a normal day they wont bother you but when it comes to local territory thing they can be picky.

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Got the 30K service done on 03/07/10. The odo reading was 31343 kms and the total cost came to Rs 4300. The break up is as follows:-
Assy Oil Filter 279018130106 Rs 141.33
Assy Filter Element G279009130131 Rs 178.67
Engine Oil 5.5 Lts @ 233 Rs 1283.32
Trans Axle Oil 3.3 Lts @ 200 Rs 660
Washer 2 @ 8.92 Rs 17.84
Brake Oil Top Up Rs 14.17
Spring Clip 270247604203 Rs 23.11
Assy Hanger (Gear shift linkage)n269026800219 Rs 47.11
Hood Bumper Rubber Rs 10.67
Summer Screen Washer Wuerth @ 29166.66 Rs 29.17
Assy Longitudinal Link with Susp Bush Rs 827.56

Labour Charges Rs 661.80 including Rs 200 for Cat con cleaning.

Now I am thinking of getting the steel rims replaced with Alloys. Is it necessary or should I just go for tubeless tyres with the present steel rims?
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Used MARINAs are begining to trickle into the market. Very attractive car. Good looks and robustness of the INDICA, with awesome luggage space
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Hi,

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Now I am thinking of getting the steel rims replaced with Alloys. Is it necessary or should I just go for tubeless tyres with the present steel rims?
If your rims are in good condition, you can go for tubeless tyres on them. Alloys will definitely make the car prettier.

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Very attractive car. Good looks and robustness of the INDICA, with awesome luggage space
And the regular Indica holds more in its trunk than the Marina with its rear seat up and the luggage cover in position. The space is more only if the cover is removed and / or the rear seat is folded.

And this is the best shape in the Indica family!
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