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THanks for the updated on 99rpm - hadnt noticed this.

In the meantime, I am yet to find a tata motors parts store in chennai (..)
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Hit 100K yesterday. Major service coming up!
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And what an eventful major service it was. Gave the car expecting a clutch work and a bumper repaint to be the major items when I was told that the turbo had leaked oil all over a bunch of internals. Mytvs got a quote from a tasc for 18k for a replacement turbo. Thankfully tbhp pointed me to Turbo energy systems. The beauty of living in the Detroit of India is that all major component vendors are all here. In fact, TEL's factory was only 10 minutes from my house. They pointed me to krs turbo care for servicing the turbo.

Special thanks to nitrous for connecting me with the owner of krs who sorted out the turbo for 7.6k. In fact, he said that a 2k service was all that it needed, but I went ahead with a core replacement anyway.
Getting the bumper took some time as my car's shape is not in production any more (specifically the eyebrows/wheel arches)

Car was down for an entire month, and was driving around on a friends 2007 wagon R. Now the wagon R is the car that I would have bought if it hadn't been for my encounter with an indica at the driving school, and I got to experience living in that alternate future, and boy am I glad I bought the indica. Apart from the headlights, the indica is simply a superior automobile.
However, the headlights were a revelation. I had been driving around on crappy stock headlights, and crashing into every pothole on the road.

The wagon R showed me how things could be, and I immediately plonked my money onto a set of hella 500ff's from Amazon. Totally worth it- see pix below of high beam and high+ Bella. Some other minor issues with ac etc were sorted out
Now the car is perfect mechanically, but then another ugly issue rears its head. Rust in the door frames. Now that's an issue for another month!

Total bill came to 43k for the service, 7.6k for the turbo overhaul, and 4.7k for the Hellas.

And that's not all folks. Some parts I wanted replaced are still on order, and expected to reach in a few weeks.
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Apart from the headlights, the indica is simply a superior automobile.
Totally agree, but the revelation for me was the switch over from the Indica to the eCS. The dual barrel headlamps offer a much better coverage of the road ahead, compared with the single reflectors on the earlier Indicas. Perhaps you could consider swapping the headlamps for these in future
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Apart from the headlights, the indica is simply a superior automobile.
However, the headlights were a revelation. I had been driving around on crappy stock headlights, and crashing into every pothole on the road.

I immediately plonked my money onto a set of hella 500ff's from Amazon. Totally worth it- see pix below of high beam and high+ Bella.
Congrats on the 100K. How were you driving all this while without a bulb upgrade? The throw and beam pattern on my stock headlight was very good after I upgraded the bulbs with wiring kit. The new reflectors ( clear lens) are not as good as the original. But, good enough for highway.

Please post a few pics of how you have installed the Hella Aux lamps. How much did it cost to install those?

What bulbs are you using on your headlights? H4/brand? The beam colour looks white in those pics.

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Its good to see this car still going on strong after ten years, though its not done too many kilometers. I had nearly bought an Indica Dicor way back in 2008 but bought the Palio instead. Of course, the Palio is in different hands now that I have the TUV, but I still have a thing for the Indica.
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How were you driving all this while without a bulb upgrade?
With a lot of guesswork
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The throw and beam pattern on my stock headlight was very good after I upgraded the bulbs with wiring kit. The new reflectors ( clear lens) are not as good as the original. But, good enough for highway.
One of my lens got dull, and I was not able to sort it out (even after a lot of polishing) , so not really keen on upgrading to 100/90. Though I have ordered a set of Xtreme visions, will be plugging them in once i get a replacement headlight assembly (on order with partsbigboss) (heck, I have another 10K worth of parts on the way from boodmo and partsbigboss - stuff the MyTVS i go to could not source, saying that even the local TASC did not have/could not be bothered to order )
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Please post a few pics of how you have installed the Hella Aux lamps. How much did it cost to install those?
Here you go
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Tata Indica DLG Turbo. EDIT: 10 years & 100k km up-img_20180113_165142_1.jpg
I asked my workshop to do it during the service, and i guess they absorbed the labour. Parts cost of the clamp is there in the bill above
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What bulbs are you using on your headlights? H4/brand? The beam colour looks white in those pics.
Right now, using the stock bulbs, though that's going to change soon ( see above. The white colour is because of my camera's white balance

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I had nearly bought an Indica Dicor way back in 2008 but bought the Palio instead.
Good call. The Dicor was a dog, and you had a narrow escape!

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though its not done too many kilometers.
Every other year, it just sits in the garage doing nothing due to the nature of my job. Heck, It will be going into hibernation for another few years in the next month or so

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With a lot of guesswork

One of my lens got dull, and I was not able to sort it out (even after a lot of polishing) , so not really keen on upgrading to 100/90.

I think it is due to sunlight. I had the same issue, was not due to the bulb upgrade.

One of the channels I follow, put up this. You might want to give that a try( or might be helpful to other members. I had already replaced my headlights before this came up!)




Here you go
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I asked my workshop to do it during the service, and i guess they absorbed the labour. Parts cost of the clamp is there in the bill above





I think it is due to sunlight. I had the same issue, was not due to the bulb upgrade.

One of the channels I follow, put up this. You might want to give that a try( or might be helpful to other members. I had already replaced my headlights before this came up!)





Thanks!

The white colour is because of my camera's white balance
I was wondering about that too.
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One of the channels I follow, put up this. You might want to give that a try( or might be helpful to other members. I had already replaced my headlights before this came up!)[/b]
My workshop had tried to buff it up with a lot of rubbing compound, and multiple passes of a rotary buffer, but they said the hazing is too deep, and beyond superficial, hence going for a new headlight
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My workshop had tried to buff it up with a lot of rubbing compound, and multiple passes of a rotary buffer, but they said the hazing is too deep, and beyond superficial, hence going for a new headlight
The clear coat is new, even I tried the buffing bit.Never with a rubbing compound! That will make a wonderful diffused light. But never 800 wet sanding and clear coat. I think the clear coat does the trick.

As for headlamps getting fading due to sunlight ( I do have covered parking) during certain times of the year the sun just gets to one of the lamps, so these days I park with the headlight facing the house into the garage. When I have to park the other side I insert a few news papers over the headlight and close the hood. This has worked for a little more than a year. You might want to try that.

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