Go Back   Team-BHP > Under the Hood > Technical Stuff


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 9th June 2009, 09:58   #1
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Delhi
Posts: 88
Thanked: 2 Times
Default Poor pick up in Indica

I have a 2002 Indica DLS done 72K kms, for past few days I have noticed that its pick up with A/C is pathetic. At times it seems that it can stall any moment when moving in stop and go traffic with A/C on even in lower gears like 1st and 2nd. Car has never been treated with Flush or any such chemical and oil change has been done at regular 5000 intervals. Can anybody guide me what needs to be done to make it better mover with A/C on in low gears.

Thanks !
Sang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th June 2009, 10:39   #2
BHPian
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Location: Pune
Posts: 193
Thanked: 15 Times
Default

One word answer...

"Nothing"

Indica is an extremly underpowered ( I own an Indica) car...all you do is get used to it...

I am surprised you are experiencing it now...was it any different in the past?

Reagrds
Ferrari1976 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th June 2009, 10:58   #3
BHPian
 
abhilash_iv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Kochi
Posts: 216
Thanked: 11 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Sang View Post
I have a 2002 Indica DLS done 72K kms, for past few days I have noticed that its pick up with A/C is pathetic. At times it seems that it can stall any moment when moving in stop and go traffic with A/C on even in lower gears like 1st and 2nd.
Can be clutch issue. Since it has run 72K kms, and you are feeling as if it is going to stall at 1st and 2nd gears. How is the car revving? Is it revving more and pulling less? Then clutch can be the culprit.
abhilash_iv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th June 2009, 11:01   #4
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Delhi
Posts: 88
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ferrari1976 View Post
One word answer...

I am surprised you are experiencing it now...was it any different in the past?

Reagrds
Maybe because now I have bought other vehicle Baleno which performs much better and Indica acts as contract to it in terms of power loss with A/C on.

Still, I think it was not that bad earlier. Maybe its getting worse with its age.
Sang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th June 2009, 11:01   #5
Team-BHP Support
 
tsk1979's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 22,953
Thanked: 15,646 Times
Default

When was the air filter last changed? Usually thats the culprit. Otherwise she may be coming up for a Fuel Pump overhaul.
tsk1979 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th June 2009, 11:12   #6
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Delhi
Posts: 88
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by abhilash_iv View Post
Can be clutch issue. Since it has run 72K kms, and you are feeling as if it is going to stall at 1st and 2nd gears. How is the car revving? Is it revving more and pulling less? Then clutch can be the culprit.
This could be the issue as car shudders also when moving from first gear. Revving more and pulling less does not seems to be an issue as revs are very low even with pressure on accelartor with A/C on at low gears. Once car moves to around 40-50 then it seems to pull well with A/C on.
Quote:
Originally Posted by tsk1979 View Post
When was the air filter last changed? Usually thats the culprit. Otherwise she may be coming up for a Fuel Pump overhaul.
Air filter was changed 1000 kms and 2 months back. Tanveer can you guide me about how to check if it is coming for fuel pump overhaul and good place to get it done in NCR.

Thanks for the replies !

Edit - Sorry for asking this but for changing forks..do I need to ask mechanic for it specifically or it is included in clutch plate replacement.

Last edited by Sang : 9th June 2009 at 11:32. Reason: Edit
Sang is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th June 2009, 11:25   #7
Team-BHP Support
 
tsk1979's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: New Delhi
Posts: 22,953
Thanked: 15,646 Times
Default

There is no easy way to check for Fuel pump. Usually there is some missing.
you say car almost stalls. If clutch was faulty, you would have engine revving and speed not increasing.
However if you are experiencing clutch judder under load, i.e. car hiccups on high load, the clutch may indeed be the culprit. It is sorted out by changing the fork.
However it may be case of perception since you bought the baleno.
tsk1979 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th June 2009, 14:13   #8
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: goa
Posts: 1,066
Thanked: 52 Times
Default

since you have completed 72 thousand KM, you need to get the clutch cheeked and /or replaced if necessary [usually needed]. and get the fuel pump serviced and adjusted [recommended by TATA at 70000 KM]. this will solve some part of the pickup problem. I own one.
Try the electric pump set done elsewhere on the forum if you do not want to service the pump.
dinar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th June 2009, 20:50   #9
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Vadodara
Posts: 56
Thanked: Once
Default

Hi.
I think you need to overhaul your FIP. Get it done only at an authorized service center by TVS- Lucas.
Clutch could also be an issue specially if you have pulled it so long- usually it wears out earlier.
Ravi Kashyap is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
State of plastic fitments on cars : Poor quality or poor maintenance? libranof1987 Technical Stuff 10 15th January 2011 21:14
Old Indica LEi / New Indica DLS / New Alto LXi shuvc Hatchbacks 20 19th February 2008 17:31
Indica TCIC vs. Indica DICOR hell_rider The Indian Car Scene 11 13th March 2007 21:22
Indica Xeta LPG or Indica Turbo Diesel?? nobreaks Hatchbacks 12 1st September 2006 23:29
Indica Turbo or Indica Xeta BNB Hatchbacks 6 23rd April 2006 11:19


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 22:56.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks