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Old 18th March 2009, 15:25   #61
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You may need to reword that slightly, but I'd get kicked out if I were to put that out here.

Out of interest, how are you so sure he has a lemon?
Steeroid it is not my own opinion and the same has been sounded on his Nightmares Travelogue from other fellow BHPians, so i do not think i need to reword it slightly.

I really pity TSK the way he is being struggling from the day he decided to go for the vehicle and the way he struggled with the finance guys/showroom what not ?????

I hope all his problems are sorted out this time and he does not suffer anymore.

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Old 18th March 2009, 15:32   #62
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O K with some pics now

Every time we put this fellow to service, he does it promptly.

Being a 2WD, we've managed the toughest of trials, slippery trial in forest, Steep inclines very comfortably. And every trip we go its like this only.
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You may need to reword that slightly, but I'd get kicked out if I were to put that out here.

Out of interest, how are you so sure he has a lemon?
As mentioned by Tanveer himself in his LTOR is mentioned below -

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-t...ml#post1215490

Direct from the Owners mouth, so no need to worry about getting kicked out.
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As on date the Safari 3 L Dicor is nearing 3 yrs of successful completion.

The 3L Safari Dicor has given us peaceful ownership for 3 long years and we are awaiting many more years of trouble free ownership.
Pavan much congrats on the 3-year trouble free Safari ride and that is a real owner with some real experience speaking.

Me too is looking to fast forward finish the 3-year period, the stiffling EMIs go off after the 3rd year.

And so whats the big travel like in 09? Leh-Ladakh surely?

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What is wrong with you gents? One with 18000 km in 36 months, the other with 12500 km in 14 months?
Actually I am at 12000kms in 16 months, but I am under no pressure to reclaim my life.
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Pavan much congrats on the 3-year trouble free Safari ride and that this is a real owner with some real experience speaking.

Me too is looking to fast forward finish the 3-year period, the stiffling EMIs
go off after the 3rd year.

And so whats the big travel like in 09? Leh-Ladakh surely?
ADC he will never venture to those kind of places, busy with Restoration and buisness.

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Actually I am at 12000kms in 16 months, but I am under no pressure to reclaim my life.
Sharath you are talking about your Vitara or ?????
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Sharath you are talking about your Vitara or ?????
Obviously, hence no pressure.
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Obviously, hence no pressure.
20L would have put pressure than the Vitara
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20L would have put pressure than the Vitara
Not like that boss, Vitara doesn't have the slogan "Reclaim your life".
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Not like that boss, Vitara doesn't have the slogan "Reclaim your life".
Sharath, the owners are Reclaiming Life with The King 2.2 VTT and there are few exceptions who are reclaiming it in a hard way and they will never regret after once the problem is sorted.
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As on date the Safari 3 L Dicor is nearing 3 yrs of successful completion.
The 3L Safari Dicor has given us peaceful ownership for 3 long years and we are awaiting many more years of trouble free ownership.

It takes little to reclaim life.
Congrats Pavan, long may it keep you happy.

And yes, do go out & start driving - you gotta cover more than 36k kms in 6 years!!!!!
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Actually I am at 12000kms in 16 months, but I am under no pressure to reclaim my life.
Who said anything about reclaiming life?
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[quote=gowda79;1219355]ADC he will never venture to those kind of places, busy with Restoration and buisness.

For a person like me who's in Banking industry needs to work at office even if i dont have work. Recession effects you see.

So cant afford to move out on a holiday.

Restorations are a different ground, i do it as a stress buster.

Now since i've started accepting outside jobs, its actually taking away most of my evenings and weekends.

So again no time to drive around.

What do i do?
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OK a small DIY

My front left side trafficator light stopped working.

Though its not a major bug, i went around doing some troubleshooting.

Checked
1) Fuses - All fuses intact
2) Bulb - No problem with the bulb

What can go wrong, since i opened the bonnet,Thats a huge 4Cyl monster inside i thought let me do some cleaning and checked the engine room thoroughly,People crib about bad quality of material, but i found every component, be it connectors or hoses are nay equipment, all were of great quality used in the 3L DICOR.

Getting back to business, what i found gave me a shock. Our friend Jerry mouse seems to have visited the safari, Stumbled upon the trafficator wiring and eventually biting through it. Vacuumed the engine room spotted the nibbled wire, neatly plied it and fitted it back.

The indicators now work

The bonnet closed, now i have some peace of mind.
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OK guys,

My First paid service @ 21560 Kms after 3 yrs one month. Yes i've done very less mileage, this due to other cars at home run more than the DICOR.

Anyways getting back to what i've started. It was not a tough job finding a new service station this time, since Lukeskywalker and Hrag have been servicing their DICOR's at Prerna Motors-KR Puram. Luke said "these guys are good at their job".

Saturday morning 10:30 sms Luke for Prerna number, 11:00 am i get the number from him and call them for booking the Dicor for service on Monday. " Saar, why dont you get it today, we can service it today" Good i rush to the service centre.

Evening 7:00 i get a call, " Sir, your Dicor is serviced , Great , i jump and start towards Prerna.

Service details:
1) Oil Filter = 214.22
2) Air Filter = 447.11
3) Front brake pads = 1785
4) Engine oil = 1433
5) Bardhal Additive = 445
6) Trans axle oil = 293
7) Diff Oil = 397
8) Brake oil = 28
9) Distill water = 5
10) Grease = 17
11) Cloth = 6
12) Liquid polish = 53
13) Rust leak = 53
14) Washer = 6
15) Wheel weights = 250
16) Oil change service = 1500
17) Wheel alignment & Balance = 600
18) Engine De-carbonising = 1450
19) Replace brake pads = 300

Total for Spares = Rs. 6123/-
Total for labour = Rs 4247/-

Total Bill for 21560 kms service === Rs 10370/-

Bit of dent on the pocket, but must say these guys are better than the sad experience i had with Manipal guys. The mechanic and the Service advisor somehow liked the 3L Dicor so much that, ever minute i was with them, they used to mention "Saar The 3L Safari is better than the 2.2 Ltr (eek....) dont upgrade anytime, the engine life for the 3L seems to be 4 lac kms as compared to 2 lac with the 2.2 ltr" Anyways i'am happy.

End of the day, DICOR running smooth and clean, as always, engine seems fresh after the De-carbonising. Only problem being wash not upto the mark, they've offered a free wash any time this week will get it done just before Ayudha pooja.

Thanks to Luke for leading me to Prerna Motors, its these small things that makes Long Term Ownership very pleasurable.
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