Go Back   Team-BHP > Under the Hood > Technical Stuff

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 21st December 2011, 18:51   #1
powertrain's Avatar
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 558
Thanked: 355 Times
Default Attention SX4 Diesel Owners - Diesel Filter Issue !

From past one month our SX4 was not performing optimally. The mileage dropped from a consistent 13.5 kmpl in the city to about 10.5 kmpl in the city. I was shocked to the core. The 1.3 MJD was known to be a frugal engine and nobody in the forum ever complained of such dismal efficiency figures. Since the car was mostly driven by the driver, I suspected he was riding the clutch while
driving. So I took over to driving the SX4 & gave my Dad our trusty little Santro.
But no matter how I drove, I just could not go above 10.6 kmpl. The next thing I suspected was the fuel station. I changed 3 fuel stations, but to no avail. The mileage figures wouldn't bulge. A few days back while cleaning the engine bay, my driver noticed an abnormal amount of muck on the diesel filter assembly.
I suspected that there was a leak from the diesel filter. Took it to the service station the next day & my suspicion came true. On speaking to my S.A,he confirmed that there was indeed a batch of SX4 D's that had this problem. He also mentioned that their service centre had carried out such repair for about 50 Sx4 D's so far. MSIL had provided VIn no's of such batch of cars to all dealers.
It so happenes that my car was not on that batch list, but still has this problem !!!!!!
They immediately took my car for repair. What they did was to simply take out the filter, tighten the filter cap & fit it back. Here are some pics -

The muck coated fuel filter
Attention SX4 Diesel Owners - Diesel Filter Issue !-photo0069.jpg
Service guys taking out the filter
Attention SX4 Diesel Owners - Diesel Filter Issue !-photo0070.jpg
After tightening & cleaning
Attention SX4 Diesel Owners - Diesel Filter Issue !-photo0071.jpg
Copy of Service Circular issued my MSIL -
Attention SX4 Diesel Owners - Diesel Filter Issue !-scan21.12.11-001.jpg

It's been a day after repair & so far I have not seen any leakage from the filter. In any ways, the leakage was too tiny to be visible from the naked eye. So I have my eyes peeled & fingers crossed.

The objective of this thread was to bring to notice such an issue, as there might be many SX4 D owners who have not been contacted by their dealers.

Mods, I could not find a thread pertaining to this issue. Kindly merge, if such a thread exists.


Last edited by powertrain : 21st December 2011 at 18:54.
powertrain is offline   (7) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 23rd December 2011, 14:25   #2
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Mumbai
Posts: 133
Thanked: 20 Times
Default Re: Attention SX4 Diesel Owners - Diesel Filter Issue !!!!!

This is a good piece of information for all SX4 D owners. How is the car performing now? What is the mileage you are getting?
sumitdongerkery is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Attention Scorpio Owners!!! Wolfheart The Indian Car Scene 77 3rd October 2009 17:55
Attention! Santro, Swift, Scorpio And Wagon R Owners In East Delhi sidindica The Indian Car Scene 16 1st March 2009 14:42
attention hyundai owners!! - Access Hyundai's chennai dealership is now closed. sathya_j2084 Indian Car Dealerships 27 5th August 2008 14:04
Attention all Tata DICOR vehicle owners! doctorkats Technical Stuff 8 27th August 2007 16:12
Attention Imate Jam Owners!!!! Steeroid Gadgets, Computers & Software 10 6th March 2006 11:11

All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 08:06.

Copyright 2000 - 2016, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks