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Old 5th July 2011, 18:44   #3496
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Hope you are aware that fuel filter needs to be replaced every 15k Kms though it is mentioned as every 30k Kms in the manual and costs approx 2.5k.
Yep Agree with the same.

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I think you have the wrong information with regard to fuel filter replacement. The 15k interval mentioned by in the service booklet is wrong, it is supposed to be 30k. This was identified a very long time back and there is a circular from TATA on the 30k interval fuel filter change.
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Yes, same place.

Strange that Narasimhan mentioned this.

Gowda (Raghu): Can you please help here?
Suresh, it is indeed for every 15,000Kms the fuel filter needs to be changed for the 2.2 VTT and was informed around 8months back through a Official Circular from Tata.

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Also any reason why you recommend changing the fuel filter every 15k km?
The reason behind this is the injectors and automisers were getting blocked due to metal particles and to stop this blockage the step has been taken to change it for every 15,000kms and the cost is around Rs.1,800/- + Labor

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Old 5th July 2011, 19:34   #3497
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Glad this has come up.
I wasnt aware about this 15k filter change. Anyways, its for the better. The fuel system including injectors cost around 60k if TASS has to trouble shoot it. Simply because they dont know how to troubleshoot, only replace.

All those Safari owners like myself whose extended warranty expires within a year, please take note and do the needful.
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The reason behind this is the injectors and automisers were getting blocked due to metal particles and to stop this blockage the step has been taken to change it for every 15,000kms and the cost is around Rs.1,800/- + Labor
I am confused, incase the fuel filter needs replacement earlier, it should flag it with CPU, as it is not a simple filter, but one with sensor. Thats the reason for its high price. Changing to 15k for all cars looks like a stupid step. If that's the case Tata motors, should provide a simple filter that we can change every 10k, A simple fuel filter would cost max 250 Rs. as compared to 2k presently.
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Hello Members

Is it advisable to change oil during the next service which is when it complete 1 year (but may not reach 15K on the odo) or stick to the manual of changing oil after 15K in the odo?

I haven't experienced any issues (except the odd gasp of power while on the move).
Keyan
The manual mentions that if you do city driving then change oil and filter at 7.5k. I have been changing the oil at around 7 k since beginning, and have found that this helps keeps engine noise and jerks down.
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Old 6th July 2011, 12:58   #3500
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This is as per the new circular sent by TATA to TASS that the fuel filter needs to be replaced every 15k and SA'a are supposed to inform all the 2.2 VTT owners.
This is right, the circular came almost an year back and was stuck on their notice baord. They have also reduced the price of the filter.

The SA will inform you when you go for service, but as a thumb rule, it has to be changed at every service now.(15k or an year, whichever is earlier)
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Fellas, One fine day out of nowhere, I heard a weird humming sound from the left front side. Just before the sound came, I'd hit a big pothole at around 30 Km/hr. I instantly stopped the vehicle, popped the hood but found nothing out of order. On restarting and moving the sound wasn't there.

Now my question, what could be the reason for that weird humming sound?

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Old 7th July 2011, 16:07   #3502
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Fellas, One fine day out of nowhere, I heard a weird humming sound from the left front side. Just before the sound came, I'd hit a big pothole at around 30 Km/hr. I instantly stopped the vehicle, popped the hood but found nothing out of order. On restarting and moving the sound wasn't there.

Now my question, what could be the reason for that weird humming sound?
Could be the wheel bearing. There are two wheel bearings in each wheel and if this goes bad, it could lead to humming sound
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Could be the wheel bearing. There are two wheel bearings in each wheel and if this goes bad, it could lead to humming sound
But if the bearing had gone bad, the sound would have persisted. Have driven the truck coupla hundred Km since that sound came but it has never reappeared. That's the cause of confusion/concern.
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Basically your truck was complaining about your mistreatment, it just cussed u for the pothole ride.
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Fellas, One fine day out of nowhere, I heard a weird humming sound from the left front side. Just before the sound came, I'd hit a big pothole at around 30 Km/hr. I instantly stopped the vehicle, popped the hood but found nothing out of order. On restarting and moving the sound wasn't there.

Now my question, what could be the reason for that weird humming sound?
When did you get a 2.2?!
As for the humming sound, it could be nothing, just something stuck to undercarriage. If it does not come again, forget about it.
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Now my question, what could be the reason for that weird humming sound?
And here's my question before I give you an answer - when did the truck happen in your life ???
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Basically your truck was complaining about your mistreatment, it just cussed u for the pothole ride.
ROTFLMAO!

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When did you get a 2.2?!
As for the humming sound, it could be nothing, just something stuck to undercarriage. If it does not come again, forget about it.
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And here's my question before I give you an answer - when did the truck happen in your life ???
Got the beastie on 30th of June. I planned to write up an ownership review after having completed a few K Km. Not far now.

Thanks Tanveer, I guess I'll forget that sound now. OT: And further thanks to your advice, got a nice discount of around 30K.

Hey Suman da, your answer please!
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Old 9th July 2011, 19:20   #3508
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My car had it's first major issue today. Just 2600 kms old. About a week back, I was returning from my friend's wedding in chennai. On the way, there were heavy rains, lots of flooding, all of which my baby handled with aplomb.
I reached back around midnight parked the car and said good bye.
One week later, that is yesterday, I needed to go to another hospital. Turn on the car and the engine check light glows. My heart stopped for a second. But after ten seconds it went away on its own. Cranked the car, no response. Did it a couple of times more, the engine was cranking but not starting.
I was in a hurry, so I hopped on my bike and went away.
When I came back, I went straight to the car and started it. Hallelujah, she started. I took her for a quick spin and brought her back. Petted her for a little while and went away promising to come back later.
Later yesterday night, my wife and I decided to go for a midnight ride. Started her, engine cranked, but she didnt start.
Called up the 24 hr helpline, told them my story, they said they would send help immediately. Ten minutes later, a local mechanic called. He said if it was okay if he came in the morning. I said no problem come by 5am.
5am came but the mechanic didnt, all the while the helpline people kept calling me and asking whether the mechanic had come or not.
He finally came at 6am, by that I was at work and I gave him a piece of my mind and asked him to get lost.
Later in the afternoon, i called up the local TATA service center and they sent a recovery van.
They tried starting her, checked all fuses, put in 5 litres of fuel, checked the wiring and finally gave up and towed her to the service center.
One hour back, I called up the service engineer who told me that they managed to start the car, but after a short test drive, they couldnt start her again.
He said, that he would get back to me by monday.
Any ideas as to what went wrong?
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My brothers Tata Safari 3.0 DICOR, 2006 model has accidentally burnt due to short circuit in the engine bay. The whole engine bay is burnt and the TASS have sent an estimate of 9.5 Lakhs to the Insurance company. And he is ready to retain the car back. WHoa!!!! I said to him, he could instead buy a new car, but NO! he wants to restore the car back to original. I want to know whether it is advisable to change the ECU of car to aftermarket one, like this one: Tata Safari Dicor 3.0 CRD 115 PS 300 Nm | Diesel Tuning with CHIP Express™ This ECU or whatever it is called produces more power than even 2.2 Vtt. The ECU of the car has also been burnt so are this ECU's directly fitted in place of stock one or both need tobe in the place? Do I need to buy only one of them? Could anybody tell me the price of Safari 3.0 DICOR ECU?? Need urgent assistance..
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My car had it's first major issue today.....Any ideas as to what went wrong?
A friend of mine had similar [not same] symptoms in his 2.2 Safari a few weeks back, and IIRC, the problem was traced to "loose coupling in the alternator". On fixing that, the vehicle started running just fine. I am not sure "loose coupling" of what, but just thought I would mention it.

Disclaimer: Please do not take the above as gospel truth. I am not an automotive expert; so it would be good if you could wait for replies from the Safari Gurus on the forum!

Cheers,
Vikram

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