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Old 23rd August 2008, 20:41   #406
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Sorry to hear this, dadu. Wonder what use are these badges, to anyone, apart from another 2.2 owner of course . Sorry, no offence meant to anyone, me included.
Personally like the plain "DiCOR" badge on the 3.0 version.
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I've out of this forum for a long time. My beast has run 13000 KM and has been running well without any issues other than the rattling sounds on front windows.

Last Friday I went to Trivandrum, filled full tank from Hosur and to my surprise, the fuel got almost empty when I reached Cochin.
The vehicle had run hardly 550KM to a full tank . I was really shocked because I've done the same trips 4-5 times before, and I reached home (750+ KM) safely with enough fuel left in the tank. I didn't have much time to troubleshoot since I had to leave next day to Bangalore. On my return I was extra cautious and drove smoothly 110-120 speeds. Even this time the fuel got over after running 500+ KM.

Any idea what could be the issue? I always got upto 15 KMPL during this trips before.

I have given the vehicle to Prerana Motors for a checkup today morning. The average I got was less than 9. Will changing the engine oil and filters help? Will update once the service guys gets back to me.


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Both the side "2.2 VTT DICOR" badging got stolen today while it was parked near the house (parked 100 of times in same space earlier). No damage to the paint.

Is anyone aware if the badging can be refixed/ available at the T.A.S.S. I know it was not available Initially .
I lost both my 2.2 VTT stickers 2 months ago. I got it refixed @ Prerana Motors for Rs 250 each. They charge Rs 100 for fixing totalling to Rs600 + the usual taxes. But the sad part is, I lost my right side stickers again . I'm not gonna put new stickers any more. Looks like its very easy to peel off and kids in my locality has taken that as a sport.
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Old 19th September 2008, 12:48   #408
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I have a story to narrate on the safari experience, my wife went for a long drive with her boss on kanakpura road due to a meeting.

Once I met her back at home, she excitedly told me that she rode a BMW X5 today and it was very comfortable.

But she also said that apart from the interiors and some goodie features and seat position, the comfort was similar to our Safari.

The things that she felt were different :

Leather seats
flexible hand holder along the rear seat, above the window
Automatic gearbox
Reverse at the flick of a button with sensors
Rear seat a bit at lower level than safari but no difference in comfort
Controls on the steering

I told her if we had bought a VX some things could have been covered but we were both happy that the comfort Safari gives is no less than a BMW , ofcourse brand value set aside.





City average should be around 9-10kmpl, highways should be around 12-13kmpl.

It could be a case of tampered meter or bad quality fuel, you still have 10ltrs left once the fuel indicator starts glowing permanently.

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The vehicle had run hardly 550KM to a full tank . I was really shocked because I've done the same trips 4-5 times before, and I reached home (750+ KM) safely with enough fuel left in the tank. I didn't have much time to troubleshoot since I had to leave next day to Bangalore. On my return I was extra cautious and drove smoothly 110-120 speeds. Even this time the fuel got over after running 500+ KM.

Any idea what could be the issue? I always got upto 15 KMPL during this trips before.

I replaced the VTT badging, thanks to DKamath for buying it for me. Fixed it myself.


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I lost both my 2.2 VTT stickers 2 months ago. I got it refixed @ Prerana Motors for Rs 250 each. They charge Rs 100 for fixing totalling to Rs600 + the usual taxes. But the sad part is, I lost my right side stickers again . I'm not gonna put new stickers any more. Looks like its very easy to peel off and kids in my locality has taken that as a sport.
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I told her if we had bought a VX some things could have been covered but we were both happy that the comfort Safari gives is no less than a BMW , ofcourse brand value set aside.
Dadu, nice anecdote & well said

Only those who've had the pleasure of being in a Safari will realize the supreme comfort levels!
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Old 19th September 2008, 13:14   #410
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The Safari is going to be my next buy. There are good deals available in the second hand market. I want to pick a run down one and slowly nurse it back to showroom condition! That way i'll even get a free education
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My beast visited the service center 3 times in last 2 weeks. First time they cleaned the air filter and fuel strainer etc. I felt a better pickup after that, but a trip to mysore spoiled the play. Again the average was lil above 9.

Next day itself, I gave the vehicle for 1st service (15K). Changed all the oils, filters etc costing me Rs6000. Another drive to Trivandrum after 2 days. this time too an average of 9kmpl plus a terrible loss in pickup. The vehicle was struggling to reach 3000 RPM in 4th and 5th gear.
Since it was Onam Holidays in Kerala, none of the service centers were open and I had to drive back to bangalore in same condition after 4 days.

Once I reached Bangalore, the service guy picked the vehicle on the same day. This time they have changed the injector nozzles. I got my vehicle back on Saturday. Now I could feel the turbo kicking in which was missing for last couple of months. Power has significantly increased. Couldn't check the mileage yet. I hope it should be okay by now.
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Old 23rd November 2008, 12:22   #412
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Default 2nd Service Log Nov 22nd 2008 - 9,300Kms

Reported checks/ Problem
  • General checkup & Service
  • Engine Oil change (CH4) & Differential oil change
  • Wheel Balancing & Alignment/ rotation
  • Brake Vaccum boost rattling
  • Check steering column for "khat" noise
  • Headlamp leveling
  • Check Suspension
  • Check clutch for shudder
  • Check Fuel filter part No, if replacement is required
  • Check for alternator retrofit and Cam gear
  • Replace rear door hingle spring washer (broken)
  • Replace missing grommet (engine compartment) and under the door water rubber washers
  • Speaker grill rattling
Results
  • General checkup & Service - Washing done, fluids checked/ topped, sedimenter drained, ECU Scanner diagnostic run.
  • Engine Oil change (CH4) & Differential oil change - Changed
  • Wheel Balancing & Alignment/ rotation - Done
  • Brake Vaccum boost rattling - Stone found in cavity, removed
  • Check steering column for "khat" noise - Checked, hissing noise also removed
  • Headlamp leveling - Done, had to tell them the manual process for E4 lamps, they learnt something today
  • Check Suspension - done, bolts tightened
  • Check clutch for shudder - Bleeding done, no shudder now.
  • Check Fuel filter part No, if replacement is required - Not required
  • Check for alternator retrofit and Cam gear - Not required
  • Replace rear door hingle spring washer (broken) - Replaced
  • Replace missing grommet (engine compartment) and under the door water rubber washers - Replaced, one plastic cover on the door screw not available, feedback form taken.
  • Speaker grill rattling - One lock had fallen off, replaced.
  • Brakes checked and adjusted
Concorde, Mysore road. Service advisor: Ramesh H.S., assisted by H.P. Reddy and technician, John.

Costs(Rs)(taxes extra):
  • Oil change Exxon Mobil Super 1000TM, 7.7ltr(see attch for specs) -1417.00
  • Oil filter - 162.00
  • Differential Oil XP 85W140 HPCL, 2.2ltr - 600.00
  • Grease - 10.00
  • Weights for Balancing (80gms) : 242.00
  • Emery Sheet : 20.00
  • Wheel Balancing/ alignment :550.00
  • Final Labour: 617.00
Total : 3413.00

The best part was that I was walked through every step of the service by H.P. Reddy since I was present throughout the day there. Was able to inspect their alignment procedures, underbody, washing, headlamp leveling, ECU Diagnostic scans etc. This also helped me to give instant feedback on anything that I was not happy with, and for them to rectify it on the spot. In the end they thought I was an Automobile engineer or something .



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Old 23rd November 2008, 13:59   #413
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  • Weights for Balancing (80gms) : 242.00
- Are these made of Silver or some other exotic metal !?!

Rs. 3,000/- for a kg @!!@
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- Are these made of Silver or some other exotic metal !?!

Rs. 3,000/- for a kg @!!@
Apprx 15Rs/ 5gms weight + VAT
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  • Engine Oil change (CH4) & Differential oil change
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any particular reason for differential oil change with only 9300 km on odo ?
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AFAIK, differential oil change is at around 20K for the 4x4
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  • General checkup & Service - Washing done, fluids checked/ topped, sedimenter drained, ECU Scanner diagnostic run.
  • Engine Oil change (CH4) & Differential oil change - Changed
  • Wheel Balancing & Alignment/ rotation - Done
  • Brake Vaccum boost rattling - Stone found in cavity, removed
  • Check steering column for "khat" noise - Checked, hissing noise also removed
  • Headlamp leveling - Done, had to tell them the manual process for E4 lamps, they learnt something today
  • Check Suspension - done, bolts tightened
  • Check clutch for shudder - Bleeding done, no shudder now.
  • Check Fuel filter part No, if replacement is required - Not required
  • Check for alternator retrofit and Cam gear - Not required
  • Replace rear door hingle spring washer (broken) - Replaced
  • Replace missing grommet (engine compartment) and under the door water rubber washers - Replaced, one plastic cover on the door screw not available, feedback form taken.
  • Speaker grill rattling - One lock had fallen off, replaced.
  • Brakes checked and adjusted
Thought you did more than 20k! and hence was surprised to see this.

I have to wait another 6k for my next service.

Mobil is a rare thing here as they have moved to Castrol.

One can be with the vehicle when they work on it?
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any particular reason for differential oil change with only 9300 km on odo ?
For 2.2l 4x2 its at 15000, therefore I didnt want to come back again for only that job. I asked them to change it.

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One can be with the vehicle when they work on it?
I dont know, they were courteous enough "this time" to let me check after each task performed. They escorted me themselves to check.
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For 2.2l 4x2 its at 15000, therefore I didnt want to come back again for only that job. I asked them to change it.
Differential oil change at 9.3k is overkill -- and cost - OILDIFFXP90CASTR -CASTROL - 2 LTR - 144 [rate] - Rs .288.00 with VAT

Anyway you have to be back at 15k for 2nd service - did that in HP at Mandi [Satluj Motors] and that small workshop had a fantastic knowledgeable service manager.

Particularly he said and paid attention to these checked items as per the manual - other than doing the regular things.

> Grease idler arm
> Differential oil change - rear only since 2wd
> Clean breather in axle.

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Hi,

Just got my new Tata Safari LX this week. My previous vehicle was also a Safari albeit the 90 bhp one. I never bothered with certain things in my old Safari, but this time I want to be bit more careful. Specifically, I wanted to know what is the forum's opinion about the following questions:

1) What kind of fuel is best for the new engine? normal or premium?
2) What is the ideal tyre pressure for Safari

One major grouse with the new Safari though, I dont like the engine sound. The whine from the turbocharger of the earlier engine was orgasmic.
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