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Old 13th August 2015, 18:34   #4231
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I faced a peculiar problem last night, while commuting back from work. Total distance is 10kms. I had to stop the truck to pick groceries, store was some 900mts from home. For the first 500mts everything was as usual, but as I approach my last leg of 400mts, I noticed that there was no pick up even with pedal to metal and there was unusual sound (can't describe) from the engine compartment.

My initial thoughts were of the clutch being the culprit and might have gone kaput, because, every time I press the clutch I could hear the growling noise. Decided to take the truck to service center this morning and to my surprise there were no issues with pick up nor the unusual sound could be heard. Did my truck went on to self-diagnose mode over night or is my truck an autobot.
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Thanks, but then it has worked both times and I was on tank full.
It doesn't matter whether the tank is full or not. This pump is to clear off the air-lock in the pipe as far as I know.
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I faced a peculiar problem last night, while commuting back from work. Total distance is 10kms. I had to stop the truck to pick groceries, store was some 900mts from home. For the first 500mts everything was as usual, but as I approach my last leg of 400mts, I noticed that there was no pick up even with pedal to metal and there was unusual sound (can't describe) from the engine compartment.

My initial thoughts were of the clutch being the culprit and might have gone kaput, because, every time I press the clutch I could hear the growling noise. Decided to take the truck to service center this morning and to my surprise there were no issues with pick up nor the unusual sound could be heard. Did my truck went on to self-diagnose mode over night or is my truck an autobot.

Did the check engine light come on when this was happening? If the vehicle was in limp mode, the check engine light should have come on!

Mabe you should have it checked for a leak in the turbo hose. Did you notice if the engine RPM was increasing or was that also stuck? Cannot think what else it could be.
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Old 14th August 2015, 18:41   #4234
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Nope, the engine check light wasn't 'ON'.

Engine RPM was increasing but after 1100 RPM (2nd gear) there was this weird sound from the engine compartment and I didn't want to take any risks so I went easy with the accelerator. In neutral with the bonnet open, I wasn't able to hear those weird noises even when I tried to rev up to 3000 RPM.
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Has anyone tried to get the new HK unit installed on their STORME at a dealer level? I am one of those unlucky few who didn't get a music system with the EX.
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I have Nov 2012 Storme running strong at 65k kms. Can somebody tell if the Harman Kardon music system of the new 2015 Storme can be fitted in my Old Storme?

I asked the showroom guy in Dhingra Motors Gurgaon, he said it cannot be done as dashboard locks behind the stereo are different. But I am sure some modifications can be done to achieve this.
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I asked the showroom guy in Dhingra Motors Gurgaon, he said it cannot be done as dashboard locks behind the stereo are different. But I am sure some modifications can be done to achieve this.
That is the problem with these SAs, mechanics nowadays. They don't know a thing and mislead customers which brings in bad name to the brand. I am no automobile engineer, but i am sure it can be done specially for a brand like Tata since they do not make frequent changes to the size/shape/design of the area where the new unit can be fitted in dashboard.
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No reason why the new stereo (inset) cannot fit the old one or ones that are blank (in EX for example)
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I faced the same problem. Was your fuel level low (in red band)? In my case that was apparently the problem. (Still not fully convinced with the SA's explanation, but it did not recur.

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I have Nov 2012 Storme running strong at 65k kms. Can somebody tell if the Harman Kardon music system of the new 2015 Storme can be fitted in my Old Storme?

I asked the showroom guy in Dhingra Motors Gurgaon, he said it cannot be done as dashboard locks behind the stereo are different. But I am sure some modifications can be done to achieve this.
Could be fitted, considering the shape and size of the slot/opening is still the same. However will it be a factory fit (if possible) is a big question. IMO the Harman system is not worth the effort since its not a full on integrated unit unlike in the Zest or the Bolt. When you don't get the automatic climate control and maps etc, there is no point putting this in, rather place the older touchscreen system sold as a part of the explorer kit. You will be able to integrate a rear view camera, a map application and a video player into the same system, and it looks neater too.
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Sharing this pic I took at a late night pit stop during a recent long drive. Brings out the clean lines of the Storme.
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Completed a baby step of my Polar Bear! 10K kms in 9 months, my fastest 10K in any vehicle. I know it is not a lot, but with an infant that's the best i could enjoy the beast. No issues, rattles. Recently got the beast detailed. More here ->(http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/chenna...ml#post3788907)

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Happy to share that another milestone has been crossed.
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Got the 75k kms service done. Clutch and release bearing replaced as clutch was getting hard and slotting in 1 & R was becoming a difficult task. After replacement, it is butter smooth and light. Here's the UFO from a recent birding trip.

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I see that you have put the roof carrier on top of your car. As is the Storme is nearly 6.5/6.8 feet tall, and with the roof carrier it may peak about 7 feet tall, with that height are you able to safely enter underground parking lots especially in malls? I see that the roof of these parking lots are less than a feet away from my Storme's roof, especially those damn signage bars etc.
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Happy to share that another milestone has been crossed.
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Got the 75k kms service done. Clutch and release bearing replaced as clutch was getting hard and slotting in 1 & R was becoming a difficult task. After replacement, it is butter smooth and light. Here's the UFO from a recent birding trip.
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Needless to say you have quite a lot of experience to share with. How is the engine? any signs on aging of interiors (rattling).

Regarding the clutch replacement, Have they put the updated clutch in new Storme or just replaced with the similar one your Storme already had? I am asking this because the updated Storme has super light clutch which puts almost all the Petrol cars to shame.

How well do those Hella lights perform? Which model? I have 500ff on my car but they are mediocre.

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