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Old 5th June 2014, 12:46   #2806
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Forgot to share parting words from my SA which I take as compliments for all the TBHP community:

"Sir ye TBHP waale sawaal bade puchte hein" (with a sarcastic nod of the head)

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"Sir, TBHP members ask a lot of questions"
Out here at least, they do not have the luxury of being sarcastic. Seeing as most Team BHP members at some level or the other would have connections within the factory.

And if there is one thing which scares the crap out of all Tata dealers and service stations, it is Tata itself. It is the balm of all customer ailments. The magic key that opens all hitherto closed locks.

To all Tata product users here (not just Safari or Storme): Please make full use of feedback forms and the after-service feedback calls.

That is one thing that universally works on even the most uncooperative/incompetent service center/staff. Be generous in your ratings when deserved - but wherever not, be sure to rate accordingly. Even things like washing and inside cleanliness.

Works wonders to keep them on their toes and not let them drift into their comfort zone of taking you for granted.

And when necessary, do exercise your access and ability to email. Judiciously.
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Anyone can shed light on what the 15000km service should cost? I am only talking of routine stuff. And no, I don't have any AMC.
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Anyone can shed light on what the 15000km service should cost? I am only talking of routine stuff. And no, I don't have any AMC.
Engine oil - 280 x 7.5 lits
oil filter - 241
air filter - 680
fuel filter - 1600
differential oil - 270 x 2.2 lit

all the above plus taxes + weights cost
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I am back from a self drive expedition with my Storme. We completed more than 7000 km in 10 days, started from MH - GJ - RJ - PB - J&K - Leh and back same way.

Storme clocked total 10249 km in less than 2 months. It went through all sort of roads and weathers and proved its metal.

In all 10 days I just checked all oil levels and tyre pressure. Topped up coolant only once.

Will post more details in separate thread of ownership.

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Not sure if this was posted here before. [Source: Motorbeam]

"Our sources confirm that Tata is also working on making the Safari Storme more desirable by adding more features and power to the top end ZX variant."

"Earlier last month, the Safari Storme was spotted testing in Ooty and the SUV will be updated with 150 PS of power from the same VariCOR engine that was updated on the Aria. Also expect to see the new Harman infotainment system and a whole lot of features from the Aria to come to the Safariís cabin. No major changes are expected to the design of the SUV, apart from some mild tweaks."

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Just back from a 700 Kms trip to Kanatal in the truck. Performed exceptionally well while going there however faced a weird issue while coming back. Came back through the worst traffic jams and dirt roads I have ever seen around rourkee and modinagar. The funny thing is, after about 2 hours of driving in traffic jams in 1st and 2nd gear, I could not feel the turbo working at all. The engine became noisy and even through the truck reached a speed of 100 kph, it was a struggle to do so. What could be the reason for this. Also, can dust be a contributing factor here? Need your quick inputs guys.
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Just back from a 700 Kms trip to Kanatal in the truck. Performed exceptionally well while going there however faced a weird issue while coming back. Came back through the worst traffic jams and dirt roads I have ever seen around rourkee and modinagar. The funny thing is, after about 2 hours of driving in traffic jams in 1st and 2nd gear, I could not feel the turbo working at all. The engine became noisy and even through the truck reached a speed of 100 kph, it was a struggle to do so. What could be the reason for this. Also, can dust be a contributing factor here? Need your quick inputs guys.
Probably overheating. Have the same in my 2.2 dicor. When I run it hard or it runs for s long time the turbo starts working. Obd says that the engine is overheating. Its a failsafe and puts the car in limp mode
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Probably overheating. Have the same in my 2.2 dicor. When I run it hard or it runs for s long time the turbo starts working. Obd says that the engine is overheating. Its a failsafe and puts the car in limp mode
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That should never happen. No matter how hard you run. If vehicle is overheating there is a problem.
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That should never happen. No matter how hard you run. If vehicle is overheating there is a problem.
Yea obviously there is a problem. My local tass is bad at identifying it and used injectors and other words to make me ward off. Didn't get time to get it checked yet. They want rs 1000 just for OBD and what they do is just clear away the errors without telling what it was saying it won't come back. It's been there since last 40k km. Haven't had a problem yet. Restarting car solves the problem. Spent 6k trying to fix it already with no result ��
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At least the temp gauge didn't show overheating! The temp was steady at exactly half point where it normally is. Can it be due to excessive dust that was there on the road which may have caused the air filter to choke? I may go to the Tass tomorrow to get it checked.
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Check if your turbo hose has come loose or developed a leak. This was a common issue with tcic safaris but the Storme shouldn't have this issue
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Pardon my ignorance, but have heard that Turbos should be kept on idle for at least 30-45 seconds or so while cold start and before switching off. My friend recently purchased an Ecosport TDCI and I was giving him this advice which he laughed off saying that neither the manual nor his SA adviced any thing of that sort.

Could the above mentioned issue be because of not maintaining the Turbo as I have mentioned above??
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...My friend recently purchased an Ecosport TDCI and I was giving him this advice which he laughed off saying that neither the manual nor his SA adviced any thing of that sort...
Don't worry; You have done your part. If he's unlucky, he will definitely come back to you and tell that he should have listened to you.
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Don't worry; You have done your part. If he's unlucky, he will definitely come back to you and tell that he should have listened to you.
My dark side actually wants him to be unlucky ;-)....bugger banged my Esteem way back in 2002 while reversing in the college campus and still owes an apology to me for it and I havent forgotten it.
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I normally slow down around 3 to 4 mins before reaching the destination and keep the rpm close to 1.5 and then after stalling keep it on idle for 20 to 30 seconds; so don't think the turbo can fail coz of this. On a cold start I let it idle for 30 sec to 1 min. Hoping that turbo should be fine.
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