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Old 27th July 2013, 07:40   #3541
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...can one of you guys look at the temp shown after about 10-12 km running. I recently started using Nitrogen in the tyre and noticed that the tyre temp was showing 43-44 in all 4 tyres. Per my earlier exp - on air - it used to show 37-38. But i might be wrong - so asking for corroboration, either ways - air or nitrogen.
On a dry summer day, my front tyres stay around 42-46*C, and rear tyres around 44-48*C - this is after running around 70+ km. Even when the ambient temperature is ~44-45*C, I haven't seen them rise to beyond 50-51*C on normal use. A few times, after long distance runs at 100+ km/h speeds, I've seen 54-55*C.

My personal opinion is, without being able to verify about the quality of 100% pure nitrogen, I think this nitrogen filling business is a complete hoax. I (and everyone else) also run tyres on slightly diluted nitrogen - about 80% nitrogen - and I find the performance quite stable and decent for street use.
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Thanks Devdath, HVK,
Since the driver door is self healed now (and transferred the issue to the passenger door) and the passenger door is not a high priority will do this over the weekend
Oiled all 5 doors and windows today, every thing is working perfectly and smooth though I had to open the rear door panel to pull the cables inside before I could open it.
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My personal opinion is, without being able to verify about the quality of 100% pure nitrogen, I think this nitrogen filling business is a complete hoax. I (and everyone else) also run tyres on slightly diluted nitrogen - about 80% nitrogen - and I find the performance quite stable and decent for street use.
Thanks SS-Traveller. I am also of the same opinion - i think i will go back to normal air in the tyres the next time i have to get it filled.
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1. TPMS - Use the L5 reset and see if it works, else disconnect the battery terminals and reconnect.

2. ABS - Ask the A.S.S. people to check the ABS harness, the wiring is pretty vast and could have been damaged. (Have you checked if the ABS is working ?)

3. Handbrake Light - This may be due to a faulty connection / switch ask them to check.
@m_upreti - You were spot on the ABS issue, some wires were chewed away to glory by rats and i got it replaced. Both the handbrake and ABS lights have now stopped being constant on the speedo.

Regarding TPMS - one of the wheel sensor is at fault and i'm getting this replaced, hopefully this should resolve the problem. One question though, after the sensor is replaced is a L5 procedure recommended to stop the flashing TPMS warning light ?

The best part is, all of the above issues was fixed by my friendly neighborhood service center. So much for Mahindra's certified service center's, 3 service visits and they were not able to crack the issues

I will keep everyone posted on the TPMS progress.
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@m_upreti - You were spot on the ABS issue, some wires were chewed away to glory by rats and i got it replaced. Both the handbrake and ABS lights have now stopped being constant on the speedo.

Regarding TPMS - one of the wheel sensor is at fault and i'm getting this replaced, hopefully this should resolve the problem. One question though, after the sensor is replaced is a L5 procedure recommended to stop the flashing TPMS warning light ?.
Glad it worked. How much did the replacement cost.

L5 would be required after sensor replacement.
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What is the average period of battery life? my scorpio is 3.5 yrs old with 84000 kms.
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Can we fit coilspring spacers for 2012 Lx 4wd. I am looking at raising the GC for offroading.
Is it possible to increase GC by raising the TFS setup.
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There is a noticeable water leakage from behind the glove box in couple of places. Seems to be from the AC.

Any inputs on this.
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There is a noticeable water leakage from behind the glove box in couple of places. Seems to be from the AC.

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Check for muck and leaf collection in the gap between the firewall and fenders on either side. Have the service centre clean the muck out with a pressure jet. Known issue with all Scorpios.
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Check for muck and leaf collection in the gap between the firewall and fenders on either side. Have the service centre clean the muck out with a pressure jet. Known issue with all Scorpios.
Will try to do a DIY (have a lot of free time this week), however after the 2 day dry spell in Mumbai over the weekend where I let the car have all the air and sun it could have and the blower on heater left on for about 15 mts. the leakage seems to have stopped (and also cleared off the musty smell ).
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What is the average period of battery life? my scorpio is 3.5 yrs old with 84000 kms.
Your battery is close to its retirement and I would recommend you get it checked for charging and voltage parameters.
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On a dry summer day, my front tyres stay around 42-46*C, and rear tyres around 44-48*C - this is after running around 70+ km. Even when the ambient temperature is ~44-45*C, I haven't seen them rise to beyond 50-51*C on normal use. A few times, after long distance runs at 100+ km/h speeds, I've seen 54-55*C.
Recently i had an incident with "all 4 TPMS sensor flashing" and TPMS warning light glowing. This is something that i have also had in past - and on enquiring with the A.S.S they told me it is nothing serious, could be some sensor malfuntioning issue and if on visual inspection nothing is wrong with the tyres, i am ok to drive on and to get it checked when i visit the workshop. Of course, in the workshop nothing out of ordinary was detected and so it was left at that.

Now again couple of days back i got the same thing and on impulse checked the tyre pressure and temp. To my surprise - i see that the temperature on all 4 tyres is in the 54-55 range.

Was a little disturbed - but there was no issue in braking and so i continued driving - the flashing, etc stopped after a while and on checking the temp again - all of them were now in 53-54 range.

Pls note that this was not any highway driving, or driving on high speed with lot of braking when this happened. It was a normal drive from office to home and that too not the bumper to bumper kind. but yes, the atmospheric temp was high that day - but i dont think it was more than 35 degrees.

So the questions:
1. Has anyone observed this issue in their Scorpios? Mine is 2010 mHawk model.
2. Does anyone know if this is caused by the temperature? IF so - what is the threshold beyond which alarm will be triggered?
3. Does this happen even if one of the tyres cross the threshold limit ? because in my case one of the tyres was at 55 and the rest at 54 when this happened and after it stopped, again couple were at 54 and couple on 53.


Pls let me know.

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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
It has happened to me around the 1 lac km mark as well - AC stopped working for which the condensor coil had to be replaced while the heat gauge went right upto the red mark for which the radiator had to be cleaned.
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Faced first on road breakdown. In Gandhi Bazaar circle, Bangalore heavy traffic, clutch went down of my 1 year old Scorpio mHawk LX. Chrome motors hotline worked and mechanic arrived to check. Clutch Slave cylinder was the culprit. Even he was surprised to see it has gone down just for 14K run!

Mechanic took vehicle to Chrome motors workshop. Hope warranty comes to my help! Will keep you all updated tomorrow.
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[i]Rajesh You know figures get absurd in such instances.
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Rajesh this my 2nd Scorpio.3rd bolero and 2nd thar.never got above 11km per ltr in any machine.I'm keeping quiet.
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After the ECU reset, I got just over 7kmpl not satisfying at all. Took the car to Sireesh Auto the closest to my house since I had long trip planned, spoke to an SA by name Kushal, he got the Air mass sensor and the Air filters (was clogged, not sure how it happened though the previous service was done just 2k kms ago) cleaned. Took the vehicle out to Dharmasthala, Sakleshpur trip, overall mileage I got was 13.4kmpl, with 60% AC and speeds around 110kmph.

I think this guy Kushal knows what he's talking about and gets the work done. Glad I found someone close to my place.

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