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Old 5th August 2017, 13:00   #31
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I have a 2007 Tata Indigo GLS petrol done 29900 KMS. Of late the steering oil is reduced to empty within a month amounting to a rack replacement. The car is showroom smooth with no other suspension, clutch or engine related problems. The original tyres need replacement since they have developed cracks in the treads. A new battery has been installed this week since I want to use the car for a few months more. There are some visible rust spots on the roof. Is it a worthwhile idea to restore the car by repaint? Can I remove the power steering and switch to normal rack?
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Hi Shashi, Thank you so much for this great input. I spoke with the service manager and he says the half engine kit forms the lower portion, the head will have to be opened up, either way, to understand what the issue is. Repairing the engine could go upto 50K according to his estimate, exact issue can be found only upon opening up the engine.
Yes, first determine the issue. You can also make sure about the engine's health by performing wet and dry compression tests. This won't need dismantling the engine.

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My Swift Vxi is almost 10 years old and has nearly 1.5 lac km on the odo. I've had no problems with this car so far and it does triple digit speeds on the highway without much of a struggle. Mileage is about 10.5 to 11.5 in the city and a consistent 15.5 on the highways. If I were to keep it for another 2 years by the end of which I would probably have run it almost 2 lac km, what precautions should I take? Is better to get a half engine job done right now before I really need to?
I have pretty much killed the shock absorbers so those will have to be replaced, I suppose.
The entire car was repainted in 2014 and it has no scratches or dents on it apart from the bumpers.

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Can I remove the power steering and switch to normal rack?
Can't the rack be overhauled? Check with a mytvs near you
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