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Old 23rd May 2008, 20:42   #376
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Hey new on the forum. just picked up my beast on the 15 May and its already ready for the first service. already done 1140 kms. its the king of the road, just had some problems with putting the reverse gear. the lever gets stuck sometimes, rest is smooth as silk. i think shud not drive safari in the third gear below 2000 rpm, best to shift gears between 2000-2300 rpm. first and second gear smooth throughout the rpm range.
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Old 27th May 2008, 17:51   #377
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> Rear number plate one. And I wanted them to use the flush. Seems they use it > by default these days.

If you had asked for it, fine. Is it really needed?

They have charged 41 odd for a bulb that costs 6 in tata motor spare part shop?

> CAn someone comment on the oil used? Part No: OILEMS1000 Diesel Oil
> CH4 15W 40 EXXON MOBIL SUPER 1000TM, 7.7L: 1270Rs

15w40hp engine oil - hp 5.50 @ 151.88 835.34
279018130106 oil filter indigo 1 @ 149.14

The above was the items put in my Marina in its last service @ 40000kms about 10 days back. Your oil at 165 is just Rs 13 per litre costlier. Plus your oil filter at 161.78Rs is 12.64 more.

What is the oil change interval? Mine had a oil change every 8000kms and a checkup at 4000kms.
Every 15k in normal condition. 7500km if in city .

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Oil used is of correct specification but the flush could have been avoided till 15-20k running.
Seems they use it these days by default. Interesting though.

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Hey new on the forum. just picked up my beast on the 15 May and its already ready for the first service. already done 1140 kms. its the king of the road, just had some problems with putting the reverse gear. the lever gets stuck sometimes, rest is smooth as silk. i think shud not drive safari in the third gear below 2000 rpm, best to shift gears between 2000-2300 rpm. first and second gear smooth throughout the rpm range.
Congrats! The gear issue will go off once you cross 3k or so.
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Old 27th May 2008, 18:23   #378
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> Every 15k in normal condition. 7500km if in city .

That is the longest oil change interval that I know of! Good and they use just mineral oil.

I am told that for the turbo charged enigines (indicas and its cousins), the oil change interval now is 10000kms (up from 7500 before) and I can vouch that my Marina's oil after 10000 kms was still good and the level hardly reduced.

> Seems they use it these days by default. Interesting though.

They are just making money!
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Changed the engine oil and oil filter in first service 2000km, but the service guy was unwilling. newaz now i neednt bother till 15000 km or 1 year. guess 15000km wil come much early. does anyone know how much the spare wheel cover costs? the service guy said 8000 and i was shocked. was planning to take the older dicor spare wheel cover.....anyone knows where i can get it?
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Please keep us updated on the noise front.

Though I am not so sure as to whether a ECU change will do the trick.

There are too many Safaris with the noise.
With somebody mentioning that the Krr sound may also be due to EGR I have been reading up on EGRs. There may be a logic in the same.
EGR valve with a valve diaphragm and spings ,comes in to play during mid-range acceleration may also be causing the noise. Chattering ?
Now I donot know who TM is procurring the EGR system from but ADC's post that this vehicle does not have the noise and (maybe) the 1st batch vehicles did not have the problem - got me thinking.

Maybe the Gurus can throw some light on this matter

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Changed the engine oil and oil filter in first service 2000km, but the service guy was unwilling. newaz now i neednt bother till 15000 km or 1 year.
Don't wait until another 13,000 kms before your next oil change At the max, and this is pushing it to the limit, oil change intervals should be 10,000 kms.
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hi guys (jkdas in particular), sorry to spam this thread. posting a comment here.

I hear the kind of noise(s) mentioned above, but am willing to live with them. Like a concert on wheels . My only concern for now is the engine temperature. Somehow get a feeling that the engine is heating quicker than it normally should, inspite of driving around the 1500rpm range. The needle of the gauge hovers often at the half mark, and sometimes crosses it too and waking up the radiator fan. Is this normal, or, anyone else facing it?

Didn't find any cardboard placed in front of the radiator, though. Also looked for the coolant level in the tank, as suggested by Dr.trrk, and it's more or less at the max level. Suggestions please.
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Sorry Jk, I'm more than a month late in posting the pictures. Actually have been travelling a lot. I've been to Udupi twice (by train) on family work and just returned from a holiday in Goa(here it was the SAFARI).
Anyway if they are of anyuse now, here are the pictures of the artleather seat covers and wooden finish centre console and door trims.
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Sorry Jk, I'm more than a month late in posting the pictures. Actually have been travelling a lot. I've been to Udupi twice (by train) on family work and just returned from a holiday in Goa(here it was the SAFARI).
Anyway if they are of anyuse now, here are the pictures of the artleather seat covers and wooden finish centre console and door trims.
Dude, nice seat covers and wooden trim, where in Bombay did you get them done and what was the cost?
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DDDHRUV, have found the cost but where did you get it done?
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StefanM: Where did you get the woodfinish console in Mumbai ?. Is it a stick-on ?

I may be going to mumbai in the coming week will try to buy it if on the way
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I had got these done with my dealer Fortune Cars,Powai. I later understood that he must have got it done from an agency called morpheus(they do the interiors for DC vehicles) and are located somewhere in Marol,Andheri. I had paid Rs 9500 for the seat covers and Rs 8000 for the wooden finish door trims. I understand there is another dealer in Andheri (W) Lokhandwala, M A Car Studio.
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I had got these done with my dealer Fortune Cars,Powai. I later understood that he must have got it done from an agency called morpheus(they do the interiors for DC vehicles) and are located somewhere in Marol,Andheri. I had paid Rs 9500 for the seat covers and Rs 8000 for the wooden finish door trims. I understand there is another dealer in Andheri (W) Lokhandwala, M A Car Studio.
The interiors look great. I too need to get nice art leathers.

Added alloys. Got them from Steeroid.
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hi guys (jkdas in particular), sorry to spam this thread. posting a comment here.

I hear the kind of noise(s) mentioned above, but am willing to live with them. Like a concert on wheels . My only concern for now is the engine temperature. Somehow get a feeling that the engine is heating quicker than it normally should, inspite of driving around the 1500rpm range. The needle of the gauge hovers often at the half mark, and sometimes crosses it too and waking up the radiator fan. Is this normal, or, anyone else facing it?
On my safari the temp needle stays on half mark at all times... sometimes im idling for over 45mins with the ac on in the afternoon any it yet stays in the centre.
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JK . the alloys have enhanced the look of your ride.
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