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Old 13th July 2010, 14:09   #16
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Thank You for the inputs guys, will try what rockyb suggested and will update accordingly.

@harjeev: very useful tip indeed, will remember this.

@trrk: will check what you have suggested too.

@joshguy: Milecruncher has Storm, right ?


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Guys, as you suggested, I looked for the radiator opening and I didn't find it in my Bolero may be and didn't know where to look at, please suggest further.

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Guys, as you suggested, I looked for the radiator opening and I didn't find it in my Bolero may be and didn't know where to look at, please suggest further.

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There is no seperate radiator cap in the newer Boleros. You have the one in the Coolant expansion tank. There is a drain plug besides the radiator, on the right side which you can check for any leaks.
Check for any leakage when the engine is warm, probably after a short drive.
Though the probability is far and wide in a relatively new DI turbo, do you see white smoke at the exhaust?
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Hi Jeeva, thanks for the response, mine is a XD3P engine

As I mentioned in my previous posts, there was no leak ever detected w.r.t coolant. Have gotten it tested twice from 2 different Mechs.

Except when i start the vehicle for the first time in morning, never again i see any smoke from my vehicle.
Now someone, please dont ask me how do i know if there is smoke at the exhaust which is at the rear, while am driving looking at the road ahead..

Today morning i topped up 150ml of coolant, this is the second time am topping it up in the mnth of July 2010

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Rajesh,
Looking at your profile pic, I assumed that your ride is a DI Turbo.

So its an XD3P.
How many kms has it done?
How many times do you heat up the engine during early morning cold starts?
Any signs of overheating/sluggishnes?
Do a complete radiator flush and then keep a check for oil getting mixed up with the coolant in radiator/expansion tank.
Could be a blown head gasket/coolant being burned in the engine=>white smoke

BTW, are you the Rajesh from BBC?
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Yeah, I'm Rajesh frm BBC, may i know who is this ?

1.current ODO reading is 48100K
2. Vehicle starts with the first crank within a 2-3 seconds.
3. No overheating or sluggishness

Nop as i mentioned no white smoke at all, except the black smoke for few mins in the mornings first start.

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