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Old 5th August 2010, 20:13   #2446
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I was driving back home and all of a sudden the battery icon lights up and when I idle, the rpm needle goes below 700!

I also felt my Bosch horns to be less louder. Would this be a battery issue?
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I was driving back home and all of a sudden the battery icon lights up and when I idle, the rpm needle goes below 700!

I also felt my Bosch horns to be less louder. Would this be a battery issue?
Could be, but:

Looks more like an alternator issue or it could be as simple as a loose alternator belt!
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I was driving back home and all of a sudden the battery icon lights up and when I idle, the rpm needle goes below 700!

I also felt my Bosch horns to be less louder. Would this be a battery issue?
Generally while running or idling if battery icon glow it indicates Alternator fault, it can be verified by removing the -ve terminal when the beast is ON. Usual old technique. Don't know can be done on modern vehicles.

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I was driving back home and all of a sudden the battery icon lights up and when I idle, the rpm needle goes below 700!

I also felt my Bosch horns to be less louder. Would this be a battery issue?

why should rpm go down if there is a problem with battery???? i doubt it

our friend may be correct...could be something to do with alternator...


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I was driving back home and all of a sudden the battery icon lights up and when I idle, the rpm needle goes below 700!

I also felt my Bosch horns to be less louder. Would this be a battery issue?
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Could be, but:

Looks more like an alternator issue or it could be as simple as a loose alternator belt!
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Generally while running or idling if battery icon glow it indicates Alternator fault, it can be verified by removing the -ve terminal when the beast is ON. Usual old technique. Don't know can be done on modern vehicles.

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why should rpm go down if there is a problem with battery???? i doubt it

our friend may be correct...could be something to do with alternator...


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nice. How much $ would I need in the worst case?
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Alternator is covered under extended warranty, but since you do not have any... 15000 I think
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Alternator is covered under extended warranty, but since you do not have any... 15000 I think
I think it can be repaired if it is related to Carbon brushes or rectifier circuit. if repairable the i think 10% of what tsk has suggested.
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@jkdas:

Alternator is completely repairable. Check the alternator in any decent electrical shop or the best is to show it to a Lucas TVS / Bosch service centre.
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Going by personal experience, a repaired alternator is a stop gap arrangement, and can give away any time if not done property. So if you can find a competent mechanic who can fix proper parts in the alternator, it will be best.
In your case looks like a regulator or rectifier since you are getting occaisonal drops.
however, do not jump to conclusions.
Fix a multimeter to the battery terminals and compare voltage with what you see in a newer safari.
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nice. How much $ would I need in the worst case?
I got the alternator serviced at a local workshop. They changed the carbon, it costs around Rs. 1000 at Lucas. But even after 10 years they were in decent shape and did not need replacement. It was a preventive maintenance.

The servicing cost was around Rs. 500.
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Hi All,

I am owning a Safari 2.2VTT for two years now and had clocked 30k 0n the odo. I had the issue of 'engine loosing life mometarily' issue.

After reading about the revving procedure, I tried it at least twice in a week; and the resuts are good so far.

Now, I have a doubt if it was something to do with the HP Hi-Speed diesel fuel that I have been using. I get to read in this forum that normal diesel is preffered over high speed diesel on 2.2 Safari's. However, the distributors claim that Hi Speed Diesel is good for the engine. I myself experienced the more power/ smoothnes of engine while using Hi-Speed Diesel.

Is there any information available on why normal diesel is preferred over the 'hi speed' one? Especially when the distributors claim that hi speed diesel will give more mileage, life to engine, etc.

Thanks in advance for the replis.
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@sunil_K_U:

Try normal diesel for a couple tankfuls and see if the problem goes away. This way you can confirm/rule out the issue is related to hi-speed diesel.

OT, but the sales person who sold me the "sauna belt" told me that my tummy would look like John Abraham's in 30 days, but I don't see any change.

Basically unless specified by the manufacturer it doesn't make sense to buy hi-speed deisel. People will try it and feel it has made a difference or not, but I personally feel it is more psychological than anything else.
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sunil_k_u : .. I have a doubt if it was something to do with the HP Hi-Speed diesel fuel that I have been using.
@Sunil, Tata recommends standard diesel and also no additives for our vehicles. Please switch to normal diesel, and if possible Indian Oil.
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A leak from a sanitary pipe, as well as some plumbing work, right over our vehicle, has left a spot over the spoiler(?) portion in the roof, as well as the D pillar. Is a repaint the only way out, as per the dealer's advise? (they tried using some 3M solution, which has now made it look worse).

I remember reading about the spray cans available in the market. Can anyone please point me to one? Also, is it a D-I-Y job?

The vehicle colour is Arctic Silver.
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Going by personal experience, a repaired alternator is a stop gap arrangement, and can give away any time if not done property. So if you can find a competent mechanic who can fix proper parts in the alternator, it will be best.
My alternate 'Safari DICOR 2.2 VTT' has already gone through a alternator repair (local electrician outside TASS) at 80,000L kms. (No extended warranty) And it is going flawlessely now at 1,62,000L kms. I believe in repairing untill it can be done.
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