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Old 25th May 2008, 20:50   #16
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Throwing water on the radiator may not be a bright idea, unless the water is warm or hot. It could even crack the radiator.
Thank your stars you made it despite the hurdle.
you expect me to find cold water in the middle of rajashtan and gujrat?

first i let it cool by it self and then put some normal tap water.
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Yeah, the fan and all were working fine.
But continous driving for 20hrs is also a lot, or no?
For a diesel engine, continuous driving does not make any difference as long as the cooling sysems are working properly. I have driven 46 hours non-stop in my Scorpio and faced no probelms. In any case, I routinely drive non-stop for long hours (24 hours plus) with engines being switched off for not more than 5-10 minutes each during refuellings without any trouble. Same with my earlier petrol Matiz and my diesel Mahindra Commander.
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Old 25th May 2008, 22:22   #18
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and what about adultarated fuel, all this started happening after the second fuel top up.
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But continous driving for 20hrs is also a lot, or no?
No, I think all cars are tested by its manufacturer for reliability by driving it non-stop for more than 24 hrs..

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Yeah, the fan and all were working fine.
But continous driving for 20hrs is also a lot, or no?
As I suspected, the Surat Bottlenect gives Diorrhoea even to the seasoned taxi drivers, they say you never can be sure about jams in this section, all timings go hay-wire if you are caught here. Its one hell of a pain!!!!!!!!!

As KPZEN said, 2o hours are OK, would not cause a problem. You need to check this out thoroughly at the workshop.

Lucky, your engine pulled up through till Mumbai, a seizure enroute could be nightmare.

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Old 26th May 2008, 00:18   #21
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yeah. thankfully it did reach mumbai.
It's working fine now but will still get it checked.


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As I suspected, the Surat Bottlenect gives Diorrhoea even to the seasoned taxi drivers, they say you never can be sure about jams in this section, all timings go hay-wire if you are caught here. Its one hell of a pain!!!!!!!!!

As KPZEN said, 2o hours are OK, would not cause a problem. You need to check this out thoroughly at the workshop.

Lucky, your engine pulled up through till Mumbai, a seizure enroute could be nightmare.

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Adulterated fuel would result in sputtering, missing, bad FE, smoke emission etc. But, that would be the cause of the temp nearing redline is not known.

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Old 26th May 2008, 11:59   #23
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When you say you put some normal tap water, does this mean that the coolant level was low?

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first i let it cool by it self and then put some normal tap water.
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I think your radiator has gotten clogged with dust/sand. Go to a petrol pump and get that cleaned. Don't let them spray water first.

1. Ask them to use the compressed air to blow the dust from the radiator + condenser. This loosens up the dirt and blows most of it out.

2. Then use the high pressure water to spray and clean the radiator.

3. Use the compressed air again to dry off.


Usually these guys spray water first and then use the air, what that does is dislodge the dirt and then again dry it off in the fins, before it is washed out completely.
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When you say you put some normal tap water, does this mean that the coolant level was low?
I meant on it from outside not inside. As in just throw some water from outside. The coolant level was fine.

Before starting had taken it to the workshop and told them to check everything.
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I think your radiator has gotten clogged with dust/sand. Go to a petrol pump and get that cleaned. Don't let them spray water first.

1. Ask them to use the compressed air to blow the dust from the radiator + condenser. This loosens up the dirt and blows most of it out.

2. Then use the high pressure water to spray and clean the radiator.

3. Use the compressed air again to dry off.


Usually these guys spray water first and then use the air, what that does is dislodge the dirt and then again dry it off in the fins, before it is washed out completely.

Any idea how much this will cost?
And any petrol pump will do this?
And how long will it take?
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Old 27th May 2008, 23:36   #27
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Give them Rs 40-50 for chai-pani.
Shouldn't take more than 10-15 mins.

Or you could get your car serviced from the petrol pump. (I think its called water service)
Where they hoist the car on the ramp and clean it with the high pressure hose. Any decent pump should be able to do it.
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