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Old 7th March 2017, 01:39   #1411
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Glow-plug costs about 1k a piece
I am curious to know why a glow-plug costs ~1k? Isn't it just a piece of metal?
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I am curious to know why a glow-plug costs ~1k? Isn't it just a piece of metal?
umm.. Everything inside the car is made of metal, and costs different.

I'm curious to know, why do you think it wont cost that much?
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I'm curious to know, why do you think it wont cost that much?
I saw one when it got replaced in my vista, it looks like a pencil made of metal. I don't think this piece has any milling/stamping/painting done unlike other parts in the car.
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I saw one when it got replaced in my vista, it looks like a pencil made of metal. I don't think this piece has any milling/stamping/painting done unlike other parts in the car.
Wow.. If you go on judging parts & prices only by the way they look, and not what they do, you will have a hard time accepting some prices of tiny parts. I would suggest you judge a part by what it does, how it is manufactured (process), what materials used etc..etc.. and not just how it looks.

Eg: Injectors - look tiny, like you said a metal pencil, but cost a bomb.
Same with most of the car parts.
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Wow.. If you go on judging parts & prices only by the way they look, and not what they do, you will have a hard time accepting some prices of tiny parts. I would suggest you judge a part by what it does, how it is manufactured (process), what materials used etc..etc.. and not just how it looks.
I never tried to judge and never mentioned its not worth 1k, I was in fact looking for more info. Thanks for your advice though.
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PS: My advice "if you are in Bangalore never ever consider Prerna motors for any work".
My reply comes after about 3 years from this message as I was not the member on this forum at that time. However, when my membership got approved, my vista was sold off within a couple of month’s time and therefore did not follow this thread anymore.

Coming back to the subject, I always carried better opinion about Prerana Motors as I got satisfactory services from them during my 2 visits, once at their Electronic City location and once at their Peenya location.

It was August 2012 when I was on my way to Chennai. After crossing Bangalore and some 5-6 odd kms before Hosur, the temperature guage on my Indica Vista Safire started climbing rapidly and sat firmly at 5 dots (the maximum level). Called up TASS at Hosur, who after inspection, informed that the radiator fan had gone kaput and need to be replaced. They advised me to go to Prerana Motors at electronic city where the fan assembly was readily available. Following their advice I drove back to Prerana motors where the desired service was performed. They voluntarily also conducted a general check up of the vehicle and identified some grave serious issues such as a completely rusted radiator mounting bracket and a bent pin rod. Me as a customer had full access into their workshop and could observe all activities right before my eyes. In view of time constraints I kept the replacement work in abeyance and decided to carryout replacements here itself during my return journey. After service the car was handed over to me sparking clean.

I proceed towards Chennai with words of caution from the service staff at Prerana. On my return journey, I decided to halt at my relative’s house which was close to Peenya, I contacted the service centre at Peenya who responded very well, they arranged to pick up the car and drop back at my location. They returned all replaced components promptly and in a well packed manner without need for me to even demand them. The car was returned sparking clean inside out. I left Bangalore quite impressed with their service which was better than what I experience at the regular TATA service centre in Deonar, Mumbai.

The only fly in the ointment was the undesired change in the exhaust note at engine idle which earlier was a sweet, continuous and uniform hmmmmmm....... type which now turned to somewhat intermittent puffs like phurrr..................phurrrr..................p hurrr..................phurrr.....type.

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An issue has cropped up with my Tata Vista Vdi which is 4 years old but the running has been very little (<30k). Last month when I started for office, in the parking itself the car refused to start. It kept cranking but did not start. So I traveled by cab and in the evening when I tried again it started at the first go.

Now yesterday while returning from office, I stopped at an ATM near my house. When I returned to the car, same problem except this time there was no cranking. I know this cannot be a battery issue since all other functions were operating smoothly - the horn/wipers/power windows/headlights were all functioning alright. So I left the car there and returned this morning but little difference. Last night when I turned the key there was absolutely no response. Today morning, when the key was turned to ON position, there was the usual sound of the starter engaging but no cranking.
After a 'dhakka/push start', I have given the car to my local garage. Any ideas/suggestions on resolving this issue?

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I know this cannot be a battery issue since all other functions were operating smoothly - the horn/wipers/power windows/headlights were all functioning alright.
Most likely cause is the battery. Starting a car takes a lot more current than headlights and other electrical. So, I would not be so sure that battery is all fine. In fact I suspect the battery the first. Get the battery + alternator checked.
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Well it was not the battery or the starter after all. It was a switch that had shorted (according to the garage owner). That replaced, all is good with the Vista once again.
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Hi Friends

My Indica Vista VX has covered 65k KM. I am facing 2 serious issues with my car. First, in past few months I realized in heavy traffic or city driving pressing the clutch would take lot of efforts (verbatim of service advisor at TASS Clutch Hard). I got it checked in a local garage & TASS. They suggested me that the issue is with the Pressure plate however Pressure plates and Clutch comes together so both must be changed. Now in last around 6000kms I had to get 3 Clutch & pressure plates changed but the issue persists. Local garage and TASS simply say to change it but I find it hard to believe that this is an issue with the pressure plates only.
Second, the ABS light on the console would show up for no reason. Again got it checked at TASS and every time I am told that there was some error in the software which they have removed so it will not come up again. They even cleaned all the ABS sensors but the light still comes up. I have to switch the engine off and it will go away. While the ABS light is on ABS would not work and car skids on heavy braking.

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Old 8th October 2017, 10:11   #1421
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Bhpians,

The headlamp clusters of my Indica Vista have become yellow (164k odd kms) and as a result the lighting throw is pretty poor. I would want to change both headlamp clusters and would like to know if the ones from the Bolt would be a direct fit or would required wiring modifications?

And, would the Bolt's projector setup offer better illumination than the stock headlights?
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Bhpians,

The headlamp clusters of my Indica Vista have become yellow (164k odd kms) and as a result the lighting throw is pretty poor. I would want to change both headlamp clusters and would like to know if the ones from the Bolt would be a direct fit or would required wiring modifications?

And, would the Bolt's projector setup offer better illumination than the stock headlights?
In case you want to give a try, you might get interested in these threads:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/diy-do...oothpaste.html (DIY: Headlight restoration using toothpaste!)

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/diy-do...lear-coat.html (DIY: Headlamp restoration using Clear-Coat)

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Hello Guys,
The perennial problem of my Gear Shift lever vibrating never actually got solved.

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Gear lever vibrates in 5th gear. The gear lever vibrates only when you accelerate the car. I am not lugging the car. The lever vibrates when accelerating from 70 to 80 or let it be 90 to 100. Above 100 the vibration exists but is minimum, this corresponds to above 2000 rpm of the engine which is the rpm band where maximum torque is available.
Switching on the ac takes the vibration beyond 100 kmph.

Both the conditions above clearly indicate that any increase in the load on the engine causes the Gear Shift lever to vibrate. Mine is a Vista TDI 2009 model driven only 33k kms till date. The gear shift vibration creeped in around 5k kms and persists till date.

Off-late I have found the gear shift lever vibrating in 4th gear when accelerating but its less frequent.

Some more details:
My car had difficulties shifting in 1st gear (downshifting from 1st to 2nd) and 2nd gear (shifting from 1st to 2nd) too was going hard. The clutch free play was increased and it did help to reduce the hard shifts although its not completely effort free (read still bit hard now but manageable)

Clutch is soft, effortless to press and no judders. So I doubt any issues with the clutch or its actuation mechanism.

The a/c pipe bracket was loose on the engine fire wall and was causing more vibrations on the gear shift lever. This has already been taken care and now this cause is no more the culprit for the vibrations.

Probable Problematic parts based on my thoughts:

1) Engine and Gearbox mounts
2) Clutch needs to be replaced, the clutch torsion damper can be the culprit
3) Gear shift cable play and related bushes- Ruled out, already checked and found ok.

Let me know your thoughts guys.

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My car had difficulties shifting in 1st gear (downshifting from 1st to 2nd) and 2nd gear (shifting from 1st to 2nd) too was going hard.
Synchronizer rings in the gearbox possibly at fault?!

Too low a mileage for them to get worn out but I think they can be one of the culprits for hard shifting which you're experiencing.

Gear lever bushes, are they all in good health?
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Synchronizer rings in the gearbox possibly at fault?!

Too low a mileage for them to get worn out but I think they can be one of the culprits for hard shifting which you're experiencing.

Gear lever bushes, are they all in good health?
Thanks for your suggestion.

Its not the hard shifting which is mattering me now, the vibration of the gear lever is what's bothering me. The gear lever vibrating only when the vehicle is accelerating ie engine under load is the issue to be resolved.

I had approached a local mechanic and when I told him to check the engine and transmission mounts, what he did was just to try to move the engine back and forth and check for the play. There was no play so he said mounts are fine.

I asked him to check the misalignment between the mounts and he said he knows no way to check misalignment between the mounts.

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