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Old 30th January 2011, 21:05   #721
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vijaythacker, you should be able to swap to the 2007+ style bumper
one cost me 4k + painting charges in 2008
thanks GH, the one i am currently having costs around 4k with painting, so new ones seems more costly then my current 2005 make.4k charge was quoted by tata dealer to me when enquired.Also tensioner belt was making some noise few weeks before which is gone now. It was much audible then but now seems there's no noise of it.

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I now have to go back to TASC on Monday morning. If I am fortunate enough & the part is available in stores I can get back my car by Monday afternoon, else God knows when the part will arrive.
Though the SA had asked me to come at 10:00am, I went there at 09:30am only. Fortunately a spare tank was available in the stores & by 10:30am the new tank was fitted, diesel filled in (that was emptied out on Saturday) & car was ready. Changed a brake lamp that was not working, car was washed, checked air pressure in all tyres & car ready for delivery by 11:30am. Had to wait for almost an hour because the job card had not come from the stores to the billing section & the SA was too busy handling other customers. Finally at 12:15pm got the bill (handwritten) as the Siebel system was down & computerized bill could not be generated. Break-up is as follows:

Fuel Tank (including VAT) 4,757.00
Brake lamp bulb (FOC) 0.00
Total - Part Charges 4,757.00
Fuel tank removal & replacement labor 638.00
Service Tax (@12.5%) 79.75
Vehicle washing (FOC)
Total - Labour Charges 717.75
Part & Labor Total 5474.00

I asked the SA if he can deduct the scrap value of the old tank. He said the TASC dosent scrap it. So I took back my old tank.

I checked with one of my friends who was earlier working with Tata Motors & he said that the life of the seam welding of fuel tank is about 5 years. Any additional year after that is a bonus. I did not agree with him. A part like fuel tank, which is not subjected to wear & tear & it is very critical part should have the best quality material & welding to sustain for ages.
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Old 21st February 2011, 16:04   #723
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Though it's not so hot in Delhi but today suddenly When I pressed the AC nob of
My Indigo LS (2005 Model) run around 1 lac KM . I was surprise that Blue light
of AC has not lighten up.

Same is with the side nob too .

is there any bulb fuse or malfunctioning of AC . I have checked that AC
is also not working , also the fan speed is not
increasing when the nob (which used the cabin air ) pressed .

Pls share the information if any .

Any issue with alternator/Regulator as the RPM is also a bit higher but engine
speed is constant so I feel that is a meter error.

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Surprise to no response on the same !


Just want to add further into this

yesterday I checked the AC fuse without even looking at throttle body

The fuse was shot and I happily changed the fuse with the spare one which I
found in fuse box only (10A) . After then checked the AC it was working fine
and even the RPM was also normal . The I drive the car for 3-4 km for some work
and suddenly feel that RPM is on higher side and checked the AC and to my
surprise again the AC was not working , again the doubt was on fuse and confirm
the same after reaching home ,new fuse also blown up.In the Evening checked the
battery output by an electrician and he told the alternator is fine .

He was suspecting of some wiring shot but not sure so asked him not to do any
experiment .



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Though it's not so hot in Delhi but today suddenly When I pressed the AC nob of
My Indigo LS (2005 Model) run around 1 lac KM . I was surprise that Blue light
of AC has not lighten up.

Same is with the side nob too .

is there any bulb fuse or malfunctioning of AC . I have checked that AC
is also not working , also the fan speed is not
increasing when the nob (which used the cabin air ) pressed .

Pls share the information if any .

Any issue with alternator/Regulator as the RPM is also a bit higher but engine
speed is constant so I feel that is a meter error.

Virender
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Why does the RPM meter not move in the morning while car makes squeaking sound. As soon as the car stops making this sound, the RPM niddle starts working normal.
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Old 19th March 2011, 02:06   #726
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Hmmm..i have a vista. Dunno if that's allowed on this topic.

Anyway i don't think they are related. Happens in my car but all i have to do is tap the accelerator pedal and the tacho works as normal. Or did i get something all wrong?
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Happens in my car but all i have to do is tap the accelerator pedal and the tacho works as normal. Or did i get something all wrong?
If I press the accelerator, car starts screaming very loud. After all its 6 years old and clocked 140K KM .
I understand your point though. May be timing belt needs adjustment in my cases as car is badly due for the service.
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Was searching the forum if there are solutions for a similar issue (Indica V2 DLS 2005,33K)

Cold start in the morning. Engine starts ok, but the battery light does not go off, niether does tacho read move from 0. A slight tap on the accelerator does the trick. There is no squeaking though.

Got the battery checked, seems ok. Consequently assuming charging and alternator is also ok.

What could be the problem then?
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I believe the tacho (rpm meter) gets its signal from the alternator. During morning (cold) starts when the engine is idling the belt from crankshaft that drives the alternator, slips (as it is hard & cold). Due to this the alternator is not able to charge the battery & you can see the battery indicator glowing on the dash/ Also the tacho not showing any reading. A slight tap on the accelerator pedal sets the alternator in motion & it begins charging the battery. Due to this the battery indicator on dash vanishes & the tacho picks up signal from the alternator & shows the reading.

This is a normal behavior in all the Indicas. Hope this helps.

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Why does the RPM meter not move in the morning while car makes squeaking sound. As soon as the car stops making this sound, the RPM niddle starts working normal.
The squeaking sound is due to the slippage of the alternator belt. When the belt gets warm enough to have a good grip on the pulley, it drives the alternator & the rpm needle picks up the signal. As there is no slipping now the sound vanishes.

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Hmmm..i have a vista. Dunno if that's allowed on this topic.

Anyway i don't think they are related. Happens in my car but all i have to do is tap the accelerator pedal and the tacho works as normal. Or did i get something all wrong?
Vista discussion are welcomed too. Yes a slight tap on the accelerator sets the alternator in motion & hence the tacho.

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If I press the accelerator, car starts screaming very loud. After all its 6 years old and clocked 140K KM .
I understand your point though. May be timing belt needs adjustment in my cases as car is badly due for the service.
I hope you would have changed the timing belt at 100K service. The screaming sound is coming from the alternator belt. Please get it changed asap.
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Thanks, can understand alternator slip causing the battery light to light up.
But why should the tacho read out be zero when the engine is running?
May be it has to do with something related to where the RPM sensor is located and how a typical RPM sensor works?
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the tacho derives its input from the alternator output. the frequency of the output is proportional to the RPM.
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Drove my FIL's 2008 Indica Dicor that has done about 40K Kms, the car rattled like it was going to fall apart into pieces in the next 100 meters! Which it almost eventually did the next day. There was some heavy wheel wobbling it seems and the car was stopped and sent to workshop!

I don't have the full details but a independent dealer has come up with a bill of 30K!! Also the car has repeated coolant leaking issues.

In this whole episode, the shocker to me was this - My FIL had bought the 3rd Year Extended warranty (Valid until Mid-2011) but it's of no news since the mileage cap is 30,000 Kms.

Is the Authorised dealer bluffing or did Tata really put this cap? 30,000 Kms limit for a diesel car? That's a joke of an warranty!
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In this whole episode, the shocker to me was this - My FIL had bought the 3rd Year Extended warranty (Valid until Mid-2011) but it's of no news since the mileage cap is 30,000 Kms.

Is the Authorised dealer bluffing or did Tata really put this cap? 30,000 Kms limit for a diesel car? That's a joke of an warranty!
I don't think there is any mileage cap on extended warranty. Please go through the ext warranty booklet with a magnifying glass & check it for yourself. Also please get the break-up of the amount quoted by the dealer. Coolant leakage is not uncommon. But can you see drops of coolant on garage floor when the car is parked overnight. If yes then it can be rectified easily. However if the engine is consuming coolant (ie if there is a coolant leakage inside the engine), then it becomes a costly & tedious affair as the engine will have to be opened up.
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The wiper motor of my indica dls BSII is misbehaving. It gets stuck and needs a little push/pull to traverse the windscreen. If I lift the wiper blades off the windscreen it does move but not smoothly as before.

Opened the bonnet, touched wiper motor, it was more than warm.

Questions.
1. Is Lucas TVS the oem for wiper motors? so that i go directly to them rather than TASC
2. Can the wiper motors be repaired/rewound/overhauled or is it best to go a new piece
3. What is the likely cost involved.

Appreciate your inputs.
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its either lucas tvs or mitsuba.
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