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Old 27th March 2009, 20:21   #361
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Nandan, Glad to know you're happy with your car. Just change the oil every 5000km, and the engine will be very happy
@Greenhorn: Sorry this is . Could you please let me know the advantages of changing engine oil every 5k kms? Are you doing the same for your car?
My Indica Vista TDi shares the same engine and is about to complete 5k kms and due for second service, hence the question.

Also, whats the cost of the engine oil change? If the advantages really outweigh the cost I will certainly consider it.

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tata A.S.S typically uses castrol GTD, which is a very cheap oil, and wont last longer than 5000k. Even if you use a better engine oil, its still better that you do the oil changes sooner than later, at least @ 7,500k , as opposed to the 10,000k claimed by tata.

How much oil does your car need ? mine needs 5.5 litres = around 1k for the oil alone. less if you use GTD, slightly more if you use a better oil

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ok, thanks for keeping the thread busy by going OT :0)

update--------
Got the car on wed morning - been doing extensive tests and kept finding small to bigger than small issues, got everything ironed out and currently have a boot FULL of spares which i am going to dispose off saturday and get the Audio rewired. Car is BACK to normal as of this minute.

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I will post some disturbing pics tomm if possible (Of the spares)

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good to hear your car back with you with its original condition mate, looking to see the pics you said.
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ok, thanks for keeping the thread busy by going OT :0) ...
Oh, we are good at that!

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... Car is BACK to normal as of this minute...
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Hi to all esp Santosh

Well i have gone over a few paver blocks in Ahmednagar, well not the type used on our roads but for Tanks i.e Military hardware and a Road divider in Mumbai in my Indigo CS TDi and had a scare both times however no harm done but i am looking out for your posts and pics of the spare and as i thought it was quite close to what happened with you

Also just for increasing my knowledge what was the parts they removed and welded

Thanks

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Sorry for the delay guys - the car was great until saturday morning - i was just abt to take the pics of the spares - BUT..!!! I banged my car - its WIP - will post some pics soon.

Ok Ok, sorry for all you guys who are shocked by now - let me give a clue as to how 'I' banged it.

Clue.1 - its heavy - weighs 7Kgs~, about 250MM (10 inches).
Clue.2 - cant think of a twister - so here is it - CQ-RX300

Pics will follow. Rear fills are WIP as of now. will take a few more days.

Clue.3 - Btw - thx Satya (if you ever see this) - for re-banging my car
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Sorry for the delay guys - the car was great until saturday morning - i was just abt to take the pics of the spares - BUT..!!! I banged my car - its WIP - will post some pics soon.

Ok Ok, sorry for all you guys who are shocked by now - let me give a clue as to how 'I' banged it.

Clue.1 - its heavy - weighs 7Kgs~, about 250MM (10 inches).
Clue.2 - cant think of a twister - so here is it - CQ-RX300

Pics will follow. Rear fills are WIP as of now. will take a few more days.

Clue.3 - Btw - thx Satya (if you ever see this) - for re-banging my car
Santosh, is this for real or are you pulling an April Fool's Day on us

Well if you are serious then very sorry to hear this and that too when you just got back your car from the workshop

well the clue you have given seems that you had a runin with some small animal

do post the pictures of the spares
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Sorry for the delay guys - the car was great until saturday morning - i was just abt to take the pics of the spares - BUT..!!! I banged my car - its WIP - will post some pics soon.

Ok Ok, sorry for all you guys who are shocked by now - let me give a clue as to how 'I' banged it.

Clue.1 - its heavy - weighs 7Kgs~, about 250MM (10 inches).
Clue.2 - cant think of a twister - so here is it - CQ-RX300

Pics will follow. Rear fills are WIP as of now. will take a few more days.

Clue.3 - Btw - thx Satya (if you ever see this) - for re-banging my car
mate 1st april is gone already and so is your prank, surely you arent serious are you??
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Congrats svsantosh, for your booking the Indigo CS Dicor,

I have also booked Indigo CS Dicor Golden colour, and expect it to be available by 13th to 15th April. After a lot of dilly dallying between TDI and Dicor, I took the decision for Dicor.

Indigo CS and Indigo seem to have the same Dicor engine. In a showroom nearby I went through the service record of my friends indigo dicor, who has driven over 65000 Km in the last 1 Yr of its possession. He had followed the service schedule religiously, and there were no major expenses involved.

The showrooms did not have a dicor for test drive, but I got the opportunity to drive my friend's dicor. So based on the service report and the test drive, I finally made up my mind for Indigo CS Dicor.

More upon having the car in my possession..!
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mate 1st april is gone already and so is your prank, surely you arent serious are you??
Oh no-- guys come on, please spare my purse from further dents.

I meant to say I changed my HU to a Panasonic RX300, and got a JBL 10 Inch GT5-10 Sub Woofer installed. thats what I meant when I said I 'banged' my car again.

I am sorry i couldnt take the pics of the spares because 'EVO' Satya (Cambridge Layout, Blore, one of the best installers in town) - Gave the green for the install. So just threw the Junk out of the boot and saw a 'rag picker' make hay out of nearly 20-30Kgs of steel.

Spent the whole saturday there and got the Entire wiring redone and 'boy' what a fine job has Satya done. Rear fills are currently WIP, i will post pics of the new audio setup soon.
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Santosh that's some pleasant news!!! And to think that CQ-RX 300 was a scientific code for some small Fox or Dog! The Pic's of the ICE look great esp the Speaker's

Well i got a JVC in my setup its no great shake but was reasonably priced and with a front USB jack so i just get the latest music from the comp on to the HU

Well cherios the weekend is drwaing near with lots of Holidays.

Happy roading to all

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Well, Did a 1000Kms trip to Tiruvanamalai - Mahabalipuram - Pondicherry - back to Blore. Car behaved very well, tiny squeaks have cropped up, I will check the noises and get a alignment checked. Njoy some pics...
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Hi to all esp Santosh

Lovely pics! You guys in the south are lucky to be able to travel short distances and get to wonderful destinations like these.

Well do check the Rubber beadings in the Door Panels especially below as sometimes if they have become loose then there are squeaks like mice in the cabin

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just managed to find some pics of WIP taken a month ago - posting them for posterity
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