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Old 5th August 2009, 12:25   #121
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Ill say this first

Turns out dad has the extended warranty booklet all along, and we'd forgotten where it was. Managed to fish it out yesterday. called the SA and said that the HVAC guy is out, so that would be fixed at a later date , and they didnt have the tail lamp assembly in stock, so that would also be replaced.

I'm fine with the above if the other issues have been solved - Let's see
Take it to Focus Motors . They seem to me more customer friendly.
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time for my 25k service, booked it. It's tomorrow.
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1. slight variations in rpm at idle - Sporadic
2. jerking in second gear
3. broken tail light LHS (should i fix it ?)
4. dead bulb in stop lamp LHS
5. fix front power window beadings - its getting stuck occasionally
6. rattling wheel jack ( rubber band change?)
7. dead HVAC knob ( happens every time)
8. fan belt noise
9. Change coolant ( was not done at 20k service)
10. check engine bolts/washers - there was leakage from one of the bolts in the head
11. brake fluid change (been 2 years)
12. transaxle oil change ? (2 years)
13. check suspension - seems to have become worse
broken tail light : get a new one from a genuine TATA parts dealer (~950-1000 approx). TASC prices are almost double.
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Old 5th August 2009, 22:20   #123
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time for my 25k service, booked it. It's tomorrow.
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1. slight variations in rpm at idle - Sporadic
Unable to reproduce. SA said might have been caused by dirt or something interfering with the sensors
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2. jerking in second gear
Claimed to be cured by SA. Kinda reduced. Had a TD with the SA, he said what i claimed was just because i was upshifting too early. this appears to be a common issue with indicas, as per the TIUG, so let it slide
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3. broken tail light LHS (should i fix it ?)
Not fixed. They didnt have it in stock
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4. dead bulb in stop lamp LHS
Replaced
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5. fix front power window beadings - its getting stuck occasionally
struck off the list since if they have to remove the door pads, they'd have to remove the speakers ( which are stuck to the pads with foam tape to prevent vibration )
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6. rattling wheel jack ( rubber band change?)
rubber band appears to have been changed. need to drive over a few bad roads to check
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7. dead HVAC knob ( happens every time)
not fixed, apparently HVAC guy is not available. will be fixed sometime later this week
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8. fan belt noise
alternator belt actually. Changed
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9. Change coolant ( was not done at 20k service)
SA claimed that this was probably done at the 20k service and not billed.
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10. check engine bolts/washers - there was leakage from one of the bolts in the head
Retorqued, no way to verify
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11. brake fluid change (been 2 years)
SA claimed it quite unecessary, wait till 40,000k. brakes work fine now, let it be Will this cause an issue at a later date?
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12. transaxle oil change ? (2 years)
done
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13. check suspension - seems to have become worse
no actionable items, seems nothing was done. it still seems the same
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Take it to Focus Motors . They seem to me more customer friendly.
I'm lazybones remember, too far to take there, and getting transport to and from. this seems kinda fine. Delvac MX wasnt as great as advertised here from my experience. tried GTX diesel from their for the first time. MRP is the shocker though.
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broken tail light : get a new one from a genuine TATA parts dealer (~950-1000 approx). TASC prices are almost double.
checked at a genuine parts dealer. they matched the TASC quote (1.7k). This is for the 2007 onwards style tail lamp ( with the stripes)

And without much further ado, here's the bill
Tata Indica DLG Turbo - Almost 90k km up-bill.jpg

List of action items for the follow up service sometime next week
1. fix HVAC knob
2. Replace LHS taillamp
3. add LED parking lamps I'll be getting this weekend
4. fix hatch door sensor switch.
5. Fix Wiper Alignment ( Need to get Bosch wipers before that)

Wheel alignment and balancing of the spare ( had tube changed recently) to be done over the weekend from elsewhere.
The service advisor (Nisanth) was quite friendly and honest ( something very hard to find at a TASC) he gave me a proper estimate, in terms of cash and time, told me in advance halfway what would have to be postponed, and there were no nasty surprises while taking delivery. I think I'll stick with him for the next service

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Old 6th August 2009, 11:01   #124
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It seems They've used Transpower TQ gearbox oil

As per Tata Motors Customer Care :: Recommended Products

Castrol Extreme Pressure 80 EP should be used. the Transpower TQ is recommended
for sumo etc.
Apparently, using EP oil in a gearbox for which EP is not specified can cause
corrosion. Not too sure about the other way round.

Had to pay an emergency visit to the TASC today. They had left my "loud" horn disconnected - found out only after i tried to use it to shoo away an idiot biker. Got it reconnected, but in a very makeshift sort of way ( wire twisted onto a 30A fuse)

Checked with the SA and he claims that the oil specs change over time. I have a strong feeling that they just use what they have around. Searching for transpower TQ yields no results than the Indica manuals where it is recommended for the steering (!) ,the sumo spacio Transmission, the bill of a Xeta service at carwale , and someone's 40K service at TIUG. No mention of it on the castrol site or elsewhere.

Either way, I'll be changing it at 40,000k, so I imagine I'll have to put up with it. Tata customer support seems to be ignoring my mails these days
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Claimed to be cured by SA. Kinda reduced. Had a TD with the SA, he said what i claimed was just because i was upshifting too early. this appears to be a common issue with indicas, as per the TIUG, so let it slide
For me, the jerking in second gear happens when after change to 2nd, the RPM is in the 1100 range. If it is around 1250, it never happens.

Have hardly seen this jerking when my driver drives!
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For me, the jerking in second gear happens when after change to 2nd, the RPM is in the 1100 range. If it is around 1250, it never happens.
same here.

Just curious, at what RPM in first should I shift to 2nd so that it falls in 1200 rpm after the shift
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got hold of Bosch wipers. cost 310. the showroom had a demo of their horns. sounded nice.they had that "authoritative" sound, like those govt ambassadors

they offered to fit it for free, and a free checkup for the electricals. I was in a hurry, and too paranoid of altruism exhibited by people with commercial interests,so declined
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No rains now in TVM.
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got hold of Bosch wipers. cost 310. the showroom had a demo of their horns. sounded nice.they had that "authoritative" sound, like those govt ambassadors

they offered to fit it for free, and a free checkup for the electricals. I was in a hurry, and too paranoid of altruism exhibited by people with commercial interests,so declined
Think I paid less !

And can you confirm that they will fit for free?
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same here.
Just curious, at what RPM in first should I shift to 2nd so that it falls in 1200 rpm after the shift
Missed this!

I will have to check as I don't actually look at the RPM before shifting, more by habit. Mostly I don't cross 2000.

Next time I take the Marina out, I will check and get back.
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Think I paid less !

And can you confirm that they will fit for free?
Yup. he said they were doing some sort of electricals checkup - there was an accent there with the hood up and some mech fiddling with the battery.

the shopkeeper guy said that they were doing this as a value added service.

I cant imagine them charging to fit the wipers. It's so easy!
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No rains now in TVM.
now you know how lazy I am !

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Yup. he said they were doing some sort of electricals checkup - there was an accent there with the hood up and some mech fiddling with the battery.

the shopkeeper guy said that they were doing this as a value added service.

I cant imagine them charging to fit the wipers. It's so easy!

now you know how lazy I am !
Its free for wiper! I know that.

I want to get roots for my Alto and maybe Safari too.
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nah, fitting the horns - didnt check. they said they were giving for less than MRP.
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swerved to avoid hitting a rogue alto guy, and got rear ended by a KSRTC super fast .
car was almost totalled. Thanks to gods grace, nothing happened to me or dad. The bus would have pushed us into a ditch, and it could have been much worse, but I somehow managed to recover control.

The Reg of the Alto is KL 01 AR 5249. Since he was not actually involved in the accident, and since escaped from the scene, we can't do anything about him. Seems to be someone working in the kazhakkutom KSEB power station. I wish he gets the fate he deserves soon enough.

rear hatch door, floor, side panels, right rear door, roof, bumper, taillamps are all gone.
This is going to be expensive

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Oh shucks !!!

But as you said, could have been much worse !! Does it look repairable or a total loss ?
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