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Old 30th November 2013, 09:33   #121
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@Zaveed, 2002 - 2005 will mean two options:
1) 2.0 TCIC. This is very under-powered for this vehicle.
2) 3.0 DIcor

I will suggest against both. I feel it is better to go for 2.2 L Dicor which came after the 3.0 Dicor. the 2.2 is more reliable.
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@Zaveed, 2002 - 2005 will mean two options:
1) 2.0 TCIC. This is very under-powered for this vehicle.
2) 3.0 DIcor

I will suggest against both. I feel it is better to go for 2.2 L Dicor which came after the 3.0 Dicor. the 2.2 is more reliable.
Hi Condor,

Thank you for the suggestion.

Can you give me some more details,

What would be the expected price for this version, maintenance cost and mileage of the vehicle.

Thanks
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Zaveed, I suggest you check locally. Prices will vary from city to city and from vehicle to vehicle.
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Went to Ooty. Roads are mostly broken with huge craters. We ad about 200 kgs of luggage and six heavily built adults in the car. Te car performed flawlessly. Mileage in the ghat section was 8-9kmpl. In the plains it was about 10-11 kmpl.

In Ooty it was really cold and windy in the place where we parked, overlooking the lake. In the morning it was frozen dew and mist over the car. But the following day the car started in one crank normally. We ad a real hard time starting the A Star. After 5 minutes of trying finally the A Star started. Surprising because A Star is a petrol AT and supposed to ave no problem for cold start.

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Hi Condor,

Thank you for the suggestion.

Can you give me some more details,

What would be the expected price for this version, maintenance cost and mileage of the vehicle.

Thanks
If you buy 2002-2005, or rather 2000-2005 models, the benefit is, parts are cheap, and sourcing is generally not an issue. Yes, it is underpowered if you are racing, but when it can comfortably pull 200 kgs of luggage and six heavily built adults over ghat, I wouldn't exactly call it under powered. For a 2.2, parts will be more expensive. The electronics are minimal compared to 2.2. Fuel pump is also old school, so you can service fuel pump within 18k. But if you need a more powerful vehicle, as suggested, go for a 2.2.
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Dear all,

I own a 2000 4x4 Tata Safari. Recently the wiring harness got messed up leading to random sparks, relay sound etc. The car was taken to Aadya motors and they are refusing to help stating wiring harness and other parts are not supplied by Tata any more. If I cannot get this rectified I would not be able to use the car as it is a wiring problem. Please help.
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Adding to the above, the dashboard pieces are broken but they cannot procure dashboard, or they are not willing to procure dashboard and front pads. This vehicle was in production till 2005, and within 10 years if Tata cannot produce spare parts why would anybody buy a Tata car? The dealer manager was even adamant to suggest "your choice" when I asked if the only choice was to scrap a 14 lakh vehicle because parts were not available, instead of helping to procure parts by following up.

Please help, I need the car back in working condition.
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find a neighborhood garage and see what is available there? Tbhp's bangalore forum should have some recommendations.
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Wiring harness is not available outside. Tried it already.
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Wiring harness is not available outside. Tried it already.
Try getting the dashboard and wiring harness from another city of you have any known friends.

I have a couple of friends who drive a Safari. Shall try and ask him for help through the TASS he visits. Let's see what they have to say.

Otherwise, any restoration garage should be able to help you.
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There is a garage called Top Gear in Saidapet Chennai ; met the owner very briefly at my trusted spare parts shop on Usman Road.

The owner of this shop vouched for "Top Gear's" knowledge,application and commitment and going by the great things I have heard , he can do up the Safari.

I can get you the number if you are interested.
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Wiring harness is not available outside. Tried it already.
Can you tell which wiring harness is at fault. Wiring harness canbe repaired outside by a good electrician. I have done it and got it done for others several times. Indeed, we made (some old dude came to me asking for my mechanic) a new wiring harness for a Indigo Dicor as the owner was reluctant to buy new for mere 9500 Rs. I have sent a PM to you.
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Have you tried obtaining the dashboard from car scrap shops in Bangalore?
Here's a few to get you started in case you have not
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Thank you for providing link, called them but they do not have it.

I would also think it is repairable may be at TATA workshop or outside, problem is don't know anybody, took it to a local electrician and now the wiring is even more messed up and even the remote fuel lid opener is also not working. The wiring harness in question is the one that connects all four power windows and the remote fuel kid opener
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Have you tried obtaining the dashboard from car scrap shops in Bangalore?
Here's a few to get you started in case you have not
Caveat emptor. If you don't have experience doing this before, I suggest that you use a trusted garage / mechanic to source parts from scrap shops or you are very likely to be cheated. You should be able to retrieve a working wiring harness that way too.
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Suman,
Tata Authorized service centers are good for nothing, at-least here in Bangalore.

Sent you a PM.
Please check.
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