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Old 12th July 2011, 23:40   #3526
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Does the Safari have an interference engine? i.e does the engine get damaged if the timing belt breaks?
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Old 13th July 2011, 10:35   #3527
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Does the Safari have an interference engine? i.e does the engine get damaged if the timing belt breaks?
What the heck is an interference engine? Never heard of, could you explain.

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Old 13th July 2011, 11:15   #3528
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Does the Safari have an interference engine?
Read on this forum sometime back- no it does not have an interference engine. Someone, unlike my vicarious knowledge, pls confirm.


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What the heck is an interference engine?...
To understand in the lay term- in a interference engine, if the timing belt snaps, the moving pistons (due to inertia) will hit and 'interfere" with valves at the head causing the con-rod, valves and pistons (all or some of these) to break/bend- it is like engine homicide

more here: Interference engine - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

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Old 13th July 2011, 12:04   #3529
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Does the Safari have an interference engine? i.e does the engine get damaged if the timing belt breaks?
The advisor at the workshop was saying that if the timing belt breaks it damages the engine and requires costly repairs. But I dont know if he was trying to make me feel happy about my bill, or was actually correct.
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Old 13th July 2011, 23:16   #3530
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Actually and very unfortunate for me what bj96 has said is absolutely correct, I went to see my S.A. today and there is a lot of stuff broken as mentioned above which was caused due to the belt breaking, The only good thing for me is that my car is in warranty so it saves me from the bills but I got to part with my ride for two weeks.
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Any reason @richie4u for belt snapping so soon? Was belt faulty? Mine has also completed two years (2 years, 4 months) and done about 15.5 thousand kms. Should I be worried too? How much was your ODO? Did TASS identify the reason for belt breaking?

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Old 14th July 2011, 07:21   #3532
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Even after the retro-fitments (kit A,B,C,D) if the timing belt snaps,I think this is a cause for concern for 2.2 owners IMO.
I make it a point to get the timing belt inspected by the ASC every 30K or so.It does not take much of time and at least any signs of unusual wear can be made out from visual inspection saving me from costly repairs (my Safari is out of warranty).
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At around 50K I noticed very light sound from engine(rythmic). It was so faint that only in pin drop silence it could be heard. Since all belts were fine, I asked my SA to open up the timing cover and check belt. It was partially cut.
So never ignore any sounds in the safari. Take her to a lonely place and listen to her. usually, she tells you if somethings wrong
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This thread is very impressive. Give a lot of knowlwdge about Safari problems and the solution to it. I have a rattling problem still existing in one of my relative's Safari. This is due to the stepney mounted on the rear door. Do we have any permanent solution to this?

Currently the spare wheel is removed, but looks are spoiled as of now.
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This thread is very impressive. Give a lot of knowlwdge about Safari problems and the solution to it. I have a rattling problem still existing in one of my relative's Safari. This is due to the stepney mounted on the rear door. Do we have any permanent solution to this?

Currently the spare wheel is removed, but looks are spoiled as of now.
Yogesh ask them to take it to the TASS and request them to change the back door lock and latch that will sort out the issue.
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Yogesh ask them to take it to the TASS and request them to change the back door lock and latch that will sort out the issue.
Thanks a lot for your suggestion. I think for such work, Concorde Begur gate is the one for SUVs.

Your Safari looks fantastic in white. Can you write your experience about the services and maintaining it? If already posted, please point us to the link.
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Thanks a lot for your suggestion. I think for such work, Concorde Begur gate is the one for SUVs.

Your Safari looks fantastic in white. Can you write your experience about the services and maintaining it? If already posted, please point us to the link.
My King is maintained by Concorde Motors, Mysore Road branch and they have looked after my vehicle nicely and never had any sorts of trouble with the TASS.
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Friends, I just came back from a weeks vacation (travel by train). To my bad luck, my Safari was not responding to my remote. I unlocked the door using the key, opened bonnet, checked the battery voltage. It reads 1.88V!

I noticed my glove box was left open when I was away. So I found the culprit, but could that be the only cause for battery drain?
Or should I be looking at other things too?
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Update: MyTVS Roadside assistance came and jump started my car. Looks good, no issues so far. Cant go for a long drive now, hence kept the car idling around 1200-1500 RPM for the time being. How long should I keep it like that?
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Update: MyTVS Roadside assistance came and jump started my car. Looks good, no issues so far. Cant go for a long drive now, hence kept the car idling around 1200-1500 RPM for the time being. How long should I keep it like that?
I once left the bonnet light on, and within a few days the battery died. Jump started the car using a secondry battery, and kept her idling for 1 hour.
After that everything was normal.
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