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Old 2nd February 2010, 12:23   #241
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I was not told anything about NOT using the micro hybrid till 1K Kms.

My Micro-Hybrid works. But it works intermittently. i.e. it will work sometimes and sometimes it wont. When it doesn't I switch off the engine, switch off Micro-hybrid and then switch-on micro-hybrid, switch-on engine and then it starts working again. I think there is some nasty algorithm attached to its working (complicated than what is mentioned in the manual).
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Hi,

I have another question. I bought a new D. White Scorpio on 22-Jan-2010. This is my first diesel vehicle. My question is regarding the procedure of starting the car. Do you have to keep the clutch pedal depressed (even though the gear lever is in neutral position) while starting the car? or is it ok to start the vehicle without depressing the clutch pedal?

reason I ask this is because, when I went for a test drive, I tried to start the car, but it wouldn't (it would just fire up the engine for a fraction of a second and stop again. Its not the micro hybrid) unless you press the clutch pedal. hence the question.
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hi tanmay, its always a good practice to press the clutch (even if the gear is in neutral) before starting the car. it frees the starter motor of all the electrical loads & thus increases its life.
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My car went for the 30,000 kms service a week back & total charges were Rs. 1500/-.

The single & persistent issue i had with the vehicle was the driver door squeaking noise. since this time it was the 5th time i was complaining (!!!) & also since i had sent a mail to the customer care regarding this issue, the SA personally came to check the issue & advised the technician to change all the bolts of the door with new ones.

that done, the noise disappeared but only for a week. the noise is back again & i am clueless now! it useless going back to global gallarie so i am thinking of going to some new A.S.S, anyone here knows which is a better mahindra A.S.S in mumbai?
What about the rattling door Raj? Could you go to another A.S.S. to get that job done to your satisfaction?
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the rattling, infact squeaking noise is still present as it has not been shown to any A.S.S thereafter since i was out of town for half a month.
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by the way, even in my brand new scorpio (2010 edition), the co-driver seat squeaks. The thing is, if someone is sitting on it, then only it squeaks. But when its empty, it doesn't squeak.

btw Raj, I was wondering if a simple solution like greasing the nuts and bolts and joints would help?
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My car went for the 30,000 kms service a week back & total charges were Rs. 1500/-.

The single & persistent issue i had with the vehicle was the driver door squeaking noise. since this time it was the 5th time i was complaining (!!!) & also since i had sent a mail to the customer care regarding this issue, the SA personally came to check the issue & advised the technician to change all the bolts of the door with new ones.

that done, the noise disappeared but only for a week. the noise is back again & i am clueless now! it useless going back to global gallarie so i am thinking of going to some new A.S.S, anyone here knows which is a better mahindra A.S.S in mumbai?

I understand HVK also goes to Global Galleries and is totally disgusted with their service. So you might be better off looking for another A.S.S
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the noise is back again & i am clueless now!
No point stressing yourself over a squeak, just buy a can of WD40 & spray on the offending area. Keep it in the car for repeated application.
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by the way, even in my brand new scorpio (2010 edition), the co-driver seat squeaks. The thing is, if someone is sitting on it, then only it squeaks. But when its empty, it doesn't squeak.

btw Raj, I was wondering if a simple solution like greasing the nuts and bolts and joints would help?
i have not tried that as of yet. i am disgusted that the A.S.S cannot solve such a simple issue.

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I understand HVK also goes to Global Galleries and is totally disgusted with their service. So you might be better off looking for another A.S.S
yes, and i will be doing just that now, global gallarie is useless.

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No point stressing yourself over a squeak, just buy a can of WD40 & spray on the offending area. Keep it in the car for repeated application.
i have tried that, but in vain! i have found another simple solution, turn the music volume up!
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Micro Hyrbid is now working in my car .

The only problem is that it swtiches of the AC and does a complete engine restart which means the audio system also restarts ....
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Micro Hyrbid is now working in my car .

The only problem is that it swtiches of the AC and does a complete engine restart which means the audio system also restarts ....
@RAJ & other microhybrid owners: what are the implications on Turbo and on the compressor of this regular unscheduled abrupt shut down.
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@ milecruncher: mine is not the refresh scorpio & hence is not a micro hybrid!
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My scorpio had a unscheduled visit to the A.S.S. yesterday.

Issues were:
1) a strange noise from the AC blower, something like a grinding noise
2) squeaking noise from the front 2 doors
3) handbrake had become loose with use
4) rear "VLX" badge was broken

Result:

1) the AC noise was because many leaves got sucked into the AC blower & that was making the noise. my car is parked under a tree which showers its blessings on my scorpio every morning. however, as a goodwill gesture, mahindra has replaced the blower free of charge & also without any labour charge. though it was advised to us that mahindra is not entitled to replace the blower under warranty under such circumstances.

2) the door noise is solved as for now. but i am not sure when it will re-appear again.

3) the handbrake has been tightened & is fine now.

4) a new VLX badge was pasted.

Charges:

1) VLX badge: Rs. 64/-
2) WD 40: Rs. 72/- (@ suman: you had advised WD 40, here it is!!!)

Labour charges:

1) AC filter clean: Rs. 60/-
2) Brake adjust: Rs. 380/- (i think this is on the higher side)

Total: Rs. 639/-

The nice part is that they have stopped charging me for car wash & also cotton waste was not charged this time!

i am happy this time!

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Raj Now thats a bill which beats the inflationary trend. Even for my Activa I have once paid something above Rs 800/- but imagine a Scorpio emerging out of the A.S.S. with a Rs 639/- bill that has perhaps solved its four problems!
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Lol, very true anjan. the only saving grace with mahindra's poor A.S.S is its low cost of spares & service.
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