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Old 14th October 2009, 12:44   #31
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Guys,

Thought I'll update this thread with a few things that have happened in the past few months:
1) Got the Yokohama A/Ts fitted all around and am loving it though have had this strange issue of the A/Ts running into the mud flaps on 3/4th or full turns. the A/T front profile sure is different than the more rounded Ceat Rhinos (H/Ts??) earlier but didn't expect them to be running into the mud flaps either.
2) Had gone to the get the Cat converter cleaned and was shocked to see the completely clogged mesh which must have resulted in major back pressure. Eventually decided to just break it through and what a major difference that has made to the car. Earlier the car needed to be given a raise to get moving in the 1st gear with the a/c on and now it moves comfortably in idle in 2nd with the a/c on!
3) Got a complete Bardahl treatment done starting with the Bardahl Engine Flush and then the Bardahl Oil Additive along with a regular dose of Bardahl Fuel Additives. Am seriously very impressed with the smoothness of the vehicle off late.
4) Got the front suspension overhauled and raised with all bushes and the rubber suspension kit replaced.
5) Shifted to Mobil Delvac MX after hearing a lot of rave reviews on this forum.
6) Tried this magic pills (Viagra as my friend called it) that you add to the fuel - look like a medicine strip by a company called Forever Freedom International. Worked good for me. Has anyone tried it?
ere's the link
Forever Freedom International - MPG CAPS, Fuel savings, green, business


Its interesting how T-bhp has been influencing all my major decisions (tyres, oils etc) over the past few months and am seeing a majorly positive impact on my Safari

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Good to note positive changes to your vehicle ride, AVR!

With respect to the CatCon, did you mean that you got it complete removed?
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AVR - I'd suggest you try out System D. it is the tata recommended additive
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Old 14th October 2009, 15:37   #34
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Good to note positive changes to your vehicle ride, AVR!

With respect to the CatCon, did you mean that you got it complete removed?
Yes. So basically there's a mesh in the cat con that was just broken through for freeing the exhaust flow. mechanic strongly suggested doing that actually!!

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AVR - I'd suggest you try out System D. it is the tata recommended additive
Have used System D before getting the engine flush and I agree its been very good though I've been told through this forum that the OWS product is better. Haven't had a chance to connect with Farhan and get those products over.
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Have got the same breakthrough process done with my cat con as well.

Will respond to your PM soon.
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I was having a discussion with a Lucas TVS guy. he asked me not to use System D as it would increase the water content in the fuel and might damage the pump.

Presently I am not using System D. I think my engine runs smoother with BP Hi Speed Diesel. IOC XTRAMile is not bad either.
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Actually for a TCIC i think it is capable of handling most modifications to the diesel quite well, the worry is with the 2.2 dicor, so use system D or turbo jet or whatever one feels like. I have tried them all and have concluded that the additive helps in power and effecieny by a factor of about 7-10% and is worthwhile. Normally just go for Turbojet or ExtraMile, after some time do not notice any improvement but the moment I use normal diesel the effecieny drops by the mentioned % and so does power, and next time am back to the premium fluid, the seperate additives are too much of an hassel to both with each time.
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I was having a discussion with a Lucas TVS guy. he asked me not to use System D as it would increase the water content in the fuel and might damage the pump.

Presently I am not using System D. I think my engine runs smoother with BP Hi Speed Diesel. IOC XTRAMile is not bad either.
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Actually for a TCIC i think it is capable of handling most modifications to the diesel quite well, the worry is with the 2.2 dicor, so use system D or turbo jet or whatever one feels like. I have tried them all and have concluded that the additive helps in power and effecieny by a factor of about 7-10% and is worthwhile. Normally just go for Turbojet or ExtraMile, after some time do not notice any improvement but the moment I use normal diesel the effecieny drops by the mentioned % and so does power, and next time am back to the premium fluid, the seperate additives are too much of an hassel to both with each time.
Am not sure how System-D can be so damaging to a Fuel pump. I recently shifted to the Bardahl fuel additive and I see a much more positive impact on the drive as compared to System-D or any of the premium diesels.
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Hi guys


I am having problem with my Safari, In rainy days the rain water seeps into the car and the next morning i open the car the Mats, all thing on the floor are fully wet.

The water is coming from top upright corner(from near windshield) of the driver side gate Help.
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I am having problem with my Safari, In rainy days the rain water seeps into the car and the next morning i open the car the Mats, all thing on the floor are fully wet.

The water is coming from top upright corner(from near windshield) of the driver side gate Help.
The rubber sealing on the windscreen does give way with time. Even a m-seal solution would be a quick fix for this.

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The rubber sealing on the windscreen does give way with time. Even a m-seal solution would be a quick fix for this.
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Did it happened with you too?
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@Mercedised, try Anabond in that area.
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Am not sure how System-D can be so damaging to a Fuel pump. I recently shifted to the Bardahl fuel additive and I see a much more positive impact on the drive as compared to System-D or any of the premium diesels.
. Even I am not sure if System D can damage the pump since it is recommended by TML.

I think Xtramile/Hi Speed diesel also contains additive to clean the fuel system. Instead of carrying a bottle of System D, I usually fill up with Hi Speed diesel on every alternate trip to petrol pump.
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For the leakage check:

1) If the rubber sealing of the front windscreen has give way, then if the glass shakes when thumped with the fist at various points from the inside- get if refixed and the issue should go away.
2) If the glass is does not shake the beading itself could be leaking though it is fixed well, and the solution would be sealants that the glass fitter keep.
3) Lastly check for rusting on top of the glass shield or on the inside of the A-piller after the door is opened between the windscreen and door beadings. If there is rusting there then this needs to be repaired/ repainted and the front beading refitted / replaced in the process. (I have that issue and am about to get the work done.)
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For the leakage check:

1) If the rubber sealing of the front windscreen has give way, then if the glass shakes when thumped with the fist at various points from the inside- get if refixed and the issue should go away.
2) If the glass is does not shake the beading itself could be leaking though it is fixed well, and the solution would be sealants that the glass fitter keep.
3) Lastly check for rusting on top of the glass shield or on the inside of the A-piller after the door is opened between the windscreen and door beadings. If there is rusting there then this needs to be repaired/ repainted and the front beading refitted / replaced in the process. (I have that issue and am about to get the work done.)

Thanks for your valuable suggestions.
I will post the pictures of water seeping inside car, It will make the problem a bit clear.
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