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Old 7th June 2012, 19:16   #1
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Hi mates,

There is something broken in my Xylo E8 Engine bay. I have attached a pic and have rounded the broken off area. It looks like a small glass tube like thing and looks like the top has blown off. My driver found it when he was cleaning the engine bay. There was small loose spring in it. There is a sticker on it that says something like 'LIMIT'

I can take it to the Mahindra Service station, but the issue is that I need to start to Bengaluru by 9 tomorrow morning and it cant be delayed. Is it safe to drive the car with something broken....

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Old 7th June 2012, 20:07   #2
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It is the air intake service indicator, you can drive the car in its current condition to a nearest spare parts shop or M&M authorized service center. IIRC, it costs hardly a few hundred bucks. BTW, how did it break?

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Yes, its your Air filter dust indicator, get it changed from you service center.
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Would suggest that you change it asap, and not really recommended that you drive it to bangalore since you will end up sucking a lot of dirt into the engine (since your air filter is now effectively bypassed, and this may damage your turbo/engine walls. Can be driven for sure. I've driven my indica around for a week before i found a similar issue (and I gave my mech hell for it), but if you can avoid it in the first place, its the better option
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Just block it off and drive. Replace at your convenience.

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Just block it off and drive. Replace at your convenience.
Just curious - wouldnt the low pressure from the intake side suck whatever is used to cover it in (unless its some strong material) in?
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Only if the air filter is totally jammed will there be strong suction.

Whatever is used to block off the broken part does not have to be very strong. But engineering commonsense should be applied. (like not use thin plastic which softens/ melt in underbonnet heat!)

Best - unscrew and put in a bolt.

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Just curious - wouldnt the low pressure from the intake side suck whatever is used to cover it in (unless its some strong material) in?
It is basically the same indicator seen in olden days vaccum cleaner. If flow through Air Filter in not restricted, or blocked, no air would be sucked through the indicator, and it shows 'green', 'fit' etc.. If Air Filter path is blocked, then more air is sucked through the indicator, and hence the pressure pushes against the spring, and moves the indicator to 'red' or 'change' etc...

In this case, if Air Filter is OK, then it should be fine.
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Just block it off and drive. Replace at your convenience.

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Thanks guys. ^^^ This is what I am gonna do. I will come back from Bengaluru and take care of it.

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