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Old 19th August 2008, 12:00   #1
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I have a Tata Safari 2002 model clocked 1.75 Lakh Kms till date. I would like to know the maximum mileage i can use this vehicle without engine rework.
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You can use it until you feel the engine of your tata safari is failing to deliver required power and releaseing lots of black smoke. Level of engine oil getting lower quickly etc.

But I feel that you can do till 2.25 lakh without rework.
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TCIC one? Isnt 1.75lac a great number?
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Old 19th August 2008, 12:24   #4
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Even now I get ~ 13kmpl on highways and ~ 11 mix and match of highway and Coorg driving.
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Sounds like one great Engine. Are others in the forum who have similar mileage clocked on their engine?
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i used to get around 9 and 11 on city and highway driving respectively...
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Found an interesting doc on how to maintain the TCIC and this probably will help you in enhancing the engine life of your safari

http://www.bro.nic.in/writereaddata/...9950077682.pdf
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I did 1.75 lakh km before I chucked the engine and gearbox and got a new one in.
I used to get 7 kmpl in the city and 9 kmpl on the highway.
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My TCIC Clocked only 60k (2004 Model) and giving 8-9 kmpl in city(with 2 A/Cs ON Always).
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Wow!
Can you tell us about your maintenance and the lubricants you use,hemanth?
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Its because, My vehicle used to stay in the workshop than with me(My friend is a Mechanic who worked with Corcord for 5 years and he is very near to my house, We used to play with the Safari atleast once in a week like decarb, fuel bump, injectors, additives). I am using Delvac MX and used to change the oil & filter in 3-4K interval. It never runs without a fuel additive(MP6TY/AutoMax/Seafoam) and always with an Oil additive(STP/Bardahl).
Believe me or not, I never seen a DICOR in Chennai which overtakes me. But I accept his PICKUP is low comparing to other vehicles(As A/C ON always). But after 3rd gear, he is the King(!!!).

You can find more details in my thread: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-t...ance-cost.html (TATA Safari TCIC Maintenance Cost)
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I have a Tata Safari 2002 model clocked 1.75 Lakh Kms till date.
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Even now I get ~ 13kmpl on highways and ~ 11 mix and match of highway and Coorg driving.
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I did 1.75 lakh km before I chucked the engine and gearbox and got a new one in.
Wait!

Arent these supposed to be crude, unreliable engines that cant last beyond 60-80 k kilometers??? How can you run 175 k on them? Thats not allowed!
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Steer,

There are umpteen Sumos with similar engines that might have run more kms and we don't have any data on them.

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Arent these supposed to be crude, unreliable engines that cant last beyond 60-80 k kilometers??? How can you run 175 k on them? Thats not allowed!
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Thats not allowed!
Atleast not in India!!!
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1.75 lakhs on the original engine is phenomenal, and says a lot about the robustness of Tata diesels if maintained well. Also, that mileage has been covered over a period of only 6 years....nearly 30,000 p.a.!! Do share your maintenance schedules with us. I'd also recommend a compression test to ensure that its in top shape right now. Remember, rejuvenating a working engine is far simpler / cheaper than a busted one.
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