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Old 1st June 2013, 16:29   #3466
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My 1 Lac done NON-CRDE Scorpio got a heat stroke last week.

Normally the temperature needle of My Scorpio remains at the Half Mark between the Cold and the Red. On the Only occasion that it rose previously, the AC Fan had stopped working.


Now what could have caused the temperature rise, could it be that the Radiator is clogged and is loosing it's cooling capacity. My Radiator has not been cleaned ever in the last 10 yrs. I guess the cooling system needs some kind of overhaul, perhaps Radiator cleaning and coolant change.

Any ideas on what should be done ?

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Clean the Radiator and AC condenser fins thoroughly with AIR and the low pressure wash.

Still problem exist check the water pumb,theromostat then please service the radiator.
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My 1 Lac done NON-CRDE Scorpio got a heat stroke last week.

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Last week in the sweltering Delhi Heat with temperatures around 45, I got caught in a bad Traffic Jam due to an accident.
It was stop-go traffic for 30 minutes and I noticed that my super-efficient AC was not so efficient. Then I realized that the temperature needle had gone up more than half way between the half-mark and the Red Dot. It did not hit the Red Mark till then, and I just shut down the AC to prevent any damage. After 10 minutes of this we got out of the traffic jam and picked up speed. The temperature came down to slightly above the half-mark. I did not stop to check as the temperature had come back to slightly above Half Mark. I then turned on the AC Again, and it remained under control slightly more than the half mark.
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Radiator is choked
Try each step and go to the next if the problem persists
. Clean the fins with low pressure water
. If you have not changed the coolant for last two years do so
. Go to a radiator specialist and get the radiator channels cleaned. In case of major blockage in pipes, change the radiator.

Stop and go traffic in 45 degrees will stress any vehicle, unless the cooling system is over sized. In case you have to change the radiator get one with more rows of pipes if that can fit in.
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Hi,

My 1 Lac done NON-CRDE Scorpio got a heat stroke last week.

Normally the temperature needle of My Scorpio remains at the Half Mark between the Cold and the Red. On the Only occasion that it rose previously, the AC Fan had stopped working.

Last week in the sweltering Delhi Heat with temperatures around 45, I got caught in a bad Traffic Jam due to an accident.
It was stop-go traffic for 30 minutes and I noticed that my super-efficient AC was not so efficient. Then I realized that the temperature needle had gone up more than half way between the half-mark and the Red Dot. It did not hit the Red Mark till then, and I just shut down the AC to prevent any damage. After 10 minutes of this we got out of the traffic jam and picked up speed. The temperature came down to slightly above the half-mark. I did not stop to check as the temperature had come back to slightly above Half Mark. I then turned on the AC Again, and it remained under control slightly more than the half mark.

I was fearing that the AC Fan would have stopped working, because that caused the temperature to rise in a similar hot June summer in Delhi.

When I reached home I checked and the AC Fan was running, then I checked the Coolant and that was just below the Max Mark in the bottle. I checked for leakages, and there were none to be seen. To summarize everything looked fine.

Now what could have caused the temperature rise, could it be that the Radiator is clogged and is loosing it's cooling capacity. My Radiator has not been cleaned ever in the last 10 yrs. I guess the cooling system needs some kind of overhaul, perhaps Radiator cleaning and coolant change.

Any ideas on what should be done ?

Styler
@Styler - I have a 2004 DI Scorpio that has done 117000 kms on the odo. I too had been facing the same issue (heat stroke) in my Scorpio in this Delhi heat and when stuck in peak traffic jams. Last year in this peak summer I had this problem once, so I did not bother too much. But this year, the problem occurred a couple of times (atleast thrice), which had me worried. Yesterday, I took my scorpio to my trusted mechanic and told him my problem. He asked me if my Scorpio's radiator has ever been cleaned since 2004, I said no. He then took me to a radiator specialist and my scorpio's radiator was removed, cleaned thoroughly with acid, pressure washed and fitted back; coolant replaced. Earlier, temp gauge on my scorpio was a bit more than half mark, but with this cleaning the temp gauge is a bit less than half mark. So, far things are looking fine, but then the Delhi temp is down to 40 deg, hence cant say for sure if this has indeed solved this 'heat stroke' problem.
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Radiators get clogged with time, especially if hard water is used. The deposits slowly choke up the radiator channels, till after five or six years only half are functional. This reduces the thermal transfer and the coolant heats up during peak summers.

It is advisable to get the radiator cleaned up every three or four years, as well as replace the rubber hoses connecting the radiator.. That will keep the cooling system in top order. As it is if I am not wrong the radiator coolant has a life of two or three years and has to be replaced.

While cleaning the radiator, most of them will also check for corrosion in the inlet outlet pipes (and repair/replace if necessary) and straighten up the bent fins so that you get
. No leakage from the fins or the inlet/outlet pipes
. More area for cooling
. More heat transfer as the fins let air pass without obstruction
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Radiators get clogged with time, especially if hard water is used. The deposits slowly choke up the radiator channels, till after five or six years only half are functional. This reduces the thermal transfer and the coolant heats up during peak summers.

It is advisable to get the radiator cleaned up every three or four years, as well as replace the rubber hoses connecting the radiator.. That will keep the cooling system in top order. As it is if I am not wrong the radiator coolant has a life of two or three years and has to be replaced.

While cleaning the radiator, most of them will also check for corrosion in the inlet outlet pipes (and repair/replace if necessary) and straighten up the bent fins so that you get
. No leakage from the fins or the inlet/outlet pipes
. More area for cooling
. More heat transfer as the fins let air pass without obstruction
My Radiator has never been removed and cleaned in the 10 year old 1 lac done Scorpio.

My local mechanic told me that for now we will just get the Radiator cleaned without removing it with air and water jets. We just got that done. The temperature is stable at about the half way mark so I am not doing anything more right now as I leave for a trip to Himachal in a few days.

In the meantime I got the Disk Pads and the Disk Rotors replaced. The Disk Pads were worn out. The Rotor Disks had also worn out, and had been turned once before. Cost was 2300 for Disk Pads, 1700 for each disk rotor, Greasing of the Bearings was also done. The total cost including labour was Rs 6850. I have peace of mind with brakes now.

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Hi folks:

I have a 2009 Scorpio mHawk 2WD, which has done 70K so far.
For the past few weeks, I have been noticing an audible sound (chi-chi type) coming from the front of the vehicle (front left side, to be precise) whenever I go through a speed breaker or pothole.

Could the noise be due to suspension bushes being worn out- only the front left seems to make a noise- or is there another reason. I have not got any suspension related work done so far.

Also, please suggest a reliable and cheap FNG in Delhi/NCR to sort it out. Is there a Mahindra ASC in Delhi/ASC that you would recommend. Thanks in advance!
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Could the noise be due to suspension bushes being worn out- only the front left seems to make a noise- or is there another reason. I have not got any suspension related work done so far.

Also, please suggest a reliable and cheap FNG in Delhi/NCR to sort it out
Certainly a suspension noise.
I recommend Rakesh Automobiles, Atul Kataria Chowk, Gurgaon as the best place to get your vehicle checked and maintained.
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Had a weird issue on Sunday. Start the car and just about to move, the watchman yelled, there is oil leaking. Stepped out and saw, oil pouring as though a pipe was broken. Immediately, turned off the ignition. Popped the hood and found the alternator filled with oil. Removed the dip-stick and found the oil level below the 'minimum' mark. Called the helpline and was asked to pay 1800 for towing the car to the workshop. Instead got it rectified from a local mech.

He said, the issue is with the 'Oil Seal' (inside the alternator). Got it fixed and now things are fine.

There was no warning or any light illuminated indicating low oil. I'm glad that the watchman noticed it. If not, had I taken it out, it could have resulted in a engine seizure. Has anyone else experienced this? Any tips on how often the alternator needs to be serviced? (does it require a service at all?)
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Can anyone help me out with this issue?
Does anyone has to have ac filters cleaned up at 2 years before warranty.
Please help
The worst I imagined happened.
I had to replace the cooling coil and this was done under warranty. I had to wait 4 days for this work to complete. I had the same experience with my Logan too.
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Not sure if anyone has raised this issue here before. This is an issue, though not specific to Scorpio, is very much nagging for me as a scorpio owner.
The problem is this. When your windshield gets dirty with dust and grime, you would like to clean in on the run without having stop and pour water over the front glass. This is why there is a provision to spray water and wipe the windshield by pulling the wiper lever towards you. Right? What happens when you do so? The wiper blades start movement BEFORE the water jet hits the glass. The wiper blade damage the glass surface by grinding the dust and grime against the glass. What is the point in pouring water over the glass now? The damage is already done! Instead, the water stream should hit the windshield first, much before the wiper starts wetting it and removing at least part of the dust followed by the wiper movement. That way, 1) at least part of the dust would have been removed, 2) the water would have moistened the glass surface reducing the scratches and 3) the lose dust would be washed away by the jet.
+1. Ive noticed this and have wondered ever since.
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The problem is this. When your windshield gets dirty with dust and grime, you would like to clean in on the run without having stop and pour water over the front glass. This is why there is a provision to spray water and wipe the windshield by pulling the wiper lever towards you. Right? What happens when you do so? The wiper blades start movement BEFORE the water jet hits the glass.
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+1. Ive noticed this and have wondered ever since.
This is strange, I rechecked after reading IIamrei's post, but in my VLX (2007) the water jet starts about 3 seconds before the wipers start, both in case of the windshield & the rear glass.

Small issue with my FRHS window, the winding cable broke suddenly while going over a small hump in my compound and the glass fell in the door cavity with a thud. Late night and busy schedule are preventing me to have the winding mechanism replaced. So spent half an hour opening the door panel and pushed up the glassed and tied it up with the broken cable, supporting it with the bolt at the bottom of the glass and one hole in the door.

The glass is still not completely sealed from the top so given the heavy rains the car is out of action since I don't want to live with a damp smelling car for the rest of the monsoons. Rain permitting will have the winding assembly replaced over the weekend.
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This may not be the correct thread to ask a question but since most experienced (and newbie - like me) Scorpio owners frequent this often, here it goes :-

While browsing Mahindra's South Africa and Australia websites (and checking vehicle specifications) I found that export model Getaway/Double Cab/Pickup has a ground clearance of 210mm as against 180mm of the domestic model. So, does it mean that export models have a different suspension setup, or any other contributing factor?

Tried searching around but couldn't find much information regarding the difference. Would appreciate if anyone can shed some light on this.
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Just registered myself on Mahindra's www.withyouhamesha.com and had an instant revelation that my Kilometer's run are updated incorrectly in the M&M records.

The History:

I had an issue with my Tachometer which was rectified by replacing the entire console during servicing (either on 16/02/2012 or 10/03/2012) as a result the Odometer reading got reset to 0.

At the time of replacement the ODO reading was somewhere around 19000 odd kms.

After that the updation on records seems to be manual as a result I see that between 10-Mar-12 (20000 Kms.)& 2-Jul-12 (41614 Kms.)the car has run 21614 Kms which is impossible since I hardly drive this much and my daily running is about 10 kms.

As per my calculations the vehicle would have run appx. 30000 Kms. from the date of purchase till date.

Sent a mail to M&M Customer care to have this rectified as I am not able to reach the A.S.S.
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This may not be the correct thread to ask a question but since most experienced (and newbie - like me) Scorpio owners frequent this often, here it goes :-

While browsing Mahindra's South Africa and Australia websites (and checking vehicle specifications) I found that export model Getaway/Double Cab/Pickup has a ground clearance of 210mm as against 180mm of the domestic model. So, does it mean that export models have a different suspension setup, or any other contributing factor?

Tried searching around but couldn't find much information regarding the difference. Would appreciate if anyone can shed some light on this.
Could using 245/75/16 tyres (as opposed to standard 235/70/16) cause the ground clearence to increase by 30mm? Also, couldn't find any manufacturer selling this size in India.
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Question Mahindra Scorpio 2.6DX | Spare parts

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My 8 Yr, 6 month old scorpio got stalled on the road yesterday with smoke coming out. When I checked after cooling it down, found the entire coolant splashed all over the engine. Luckily I was next to this garage in Malad, next to Shrinathjis and the guy said the "timer water pump" is gone and he showed it to me. The thing is whenever I'm asking him how much is the price and the cost on fixing he keeps saying different figures. Yesterday he said it will be around 3K today he calls and tells me price of the pump will be around 6K.... I'm not a tech guy and just wanted help/advice in terms of the price, genuinity of the spare or if any one can direct me to a better place/person.

Thanks in advance to all you guys....



PS: This is the first time the car is going outside an authorised Mahindra garage. Day 1 onwards I've gotten it done in Milestone, Parel and Samuel is my man!! He's on leave and not reachable... :(
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