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Old 6th August 2008, 22:59   #1
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Default MY BEAST - Safari 2.2 EX (Mountain Green) - 15900 KM done...

Hi to all Safari Owners!!!

I have been following Team - BHP for almost an year now.
Was among the first ones to buy this beast - October 28, 2007 (Joshi Auto Zone, Chandigarh) - EX Mountain Green
Have been consistently following up all the Safari 2.2 threads by - Dadu, Harjeev, Smsrini, JK Das, Kingshuk, Bglrini among others.

Have been a very satisfying experience till date - except some small niggles at the beginning, done some great trips - including tough mountain terrain - but has never let me down. Some key trips..
  1. TOUGHEST & LONGEST - 820 KM: (The Kinnaur Circuit) Chandigarh - Shimla - Narkanda - Rampur - Sangla Valley - Rekong peo - Kalpa - Shimla - Chandigarh
  2. Darshan Vaishno Devi: Chandigarh - Hoshiarpur - Pathankot - Jammu - Katra - Chandigarh
  3. Chandigarh - Delhi - Chandigarh ( about 5 times)
  4. Chandigarh - Ludhiana - Chandigarh (every fortnight)
My experience with Fuels
  • Started with Hi Speed Diesel - Smooth ride & engine, but enough smoke
  • Shifted to Normal Diesel - Bit coarse - the pulse missing
  • Tried and settled @ Xtramile Diesel (IOC) - Smooth ride, no smoke , enough Pulse.
PS: Ensure RIGHT selection of Fueling station - lots of spurious quality (kerosene mixed)

Bit delayed for 2nd Service (15000-15500 KM), will be getting the same done in this week itself.

Posting some pics... from my escapades...



Next ... will load some pics of interiors
  • Art leather Seat Covers
  • My ICE including DIY - Rear Ovals Cabinet - Beige carpeted
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Old 6th August 2008, 23:24   #2
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Nice pictures, and in one of the pictures the moutains look more impressive to me ( i.e. your photography is very good ).

Would like to hear more about the fuel effeciency on both highways and city driving.
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Nice pics Ishlesh

Can you please post more details about your trip of Kinnaur Circuit.

How did the beast fared there and other problem faced etc etc.

Thanks
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Old 7th August 2008, 14:06   #4
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Ishlesh,

Very Good Pictures! Looks like you've really been 'reclaiming ' your life!

I completed 15182kms this week, and the car's gone for the 2nd service.

Live life Kingsize. Drive car kingsize.

Happy motoring!

cheers!
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"Cruising in the Mountain, taking in the Greenery,
In a beast, whose color is Mountain Green"


waiting for your travelogue and Fuel Efficiency figures

Enjoy the beast
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Nice pics Ishlesh
Must say that you have used the beast judiciously for the 15K kms. Thats is indeed the way to go !!

Hope to see many more and longer miles. How about a South India trip sometime?

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Welcome Ishlesh, I like the shade of the tints on your safari, can you post the brand the the shade, looks classy in those tints.
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Welcome Ishlesh, I like the shade of the tints on your safari, can you post the brand the the shade, looks classy in those tints.
The Filming is of Garware - Ash Green shade (actually there is one specific packed product which Garware has launched in collaboration with Tata - especially for Safari - and this is the same...)

The costing would be approx Rs. 1100/-, excluding windscreen.
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Since you have browsed around, did you ever have the kr krr sound etc as reported by others including me?

And did you go for an oil change in between?

FE?
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Since you have browsed around, did you ever have the kr krr sound etc as reported by others including me?

And did you go for an oil change in between?

FE?
Yes- I did read about the Krrr noise in these threads.

The only krrr sound which I hear in my vehicle is slight krrr sound during its acceleration, especially @ 3rd gear - which I was told by SA is the sound from Turbocharger - and is normal.

Even I don't find it irritating, and find it normal - might be I have driven this for about 8 months now...
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Fuel Efficiency Achieved:

On an Average the FE is @ 12.6-12.7 KM/ Ltr

This is mix of both Highway as well as city driving.
I am in habit of topping off the fuel tank to brim - and then keep zooming till the yellow warning indicator comes on .... and topping it again....

So on an average it ranges from 650 - 720 KM / Tank full (approx 55 Ltrs) - depending upon the driving (highway/ City) mix.

I was sweetly surprised that even during my Kinnaur trip this offered me the mileage of 11 KM/ltr (considering the terrain).
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Default Today was the day of 2nd Service

So finally my truck got its Second Service done (First Major Service actually). Left the vehicle at Joshi Auto Zone around 9:00 in the morning - and spend good time with the Service Advisor.

Also asked him to show me the Engine Oil he is going to use, for which he took me inside the Workshop's Spares Shop - where I was shown the drum of Castrol GTX Diesel Engine Oil - which would be used in my vehicle.

On my insistence - the SA finally took out two 4 Ltr packs of the same (Castrol GTX Diesel Engine Oil) and marked them with my Registration No- so that these packs are used for my beast (instead of the oil in Drum)

Got my truck back @ 4:30 PM. The Costing was as follows:
  • Engine Oil (Castrol GTXD) 1360/-
  • Oil Filter 162/-
  • Bardahl - Oil Treatment 445/-
  • Engine Flush Liquid 675/-
  • Labor 955/- (Cleaning Cat Converter+Brake Disk Adj+Wheel Bal+Alignment)
  • Total Cost Rs 4031/-
Some irrants which I got rectified
  1. Door-not-Closed Warning Indicator
  2. Thud sound was being heard while rotating the Steering to extreme right (required some spring adjustments on the LHS front wheel)
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Ishlesh , welcome to the club.

Loved those pics especially the 3rd one with the mountains as the back drop. Do you plan to upgrade to alloys or keep the stock rims and tires?

Have you had any other niggles like rattles and loose nuts ( as shared by few Safari owners in here? )

Bugs
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Labor 955/- (Cleaning Cat Converter+Brake Disk Adj+Wheel Bal+Alignment)
Cleaning CAT converter? Why? Is there so much soot generation? In that case wouldn't CAT have died (technically: poisoned) Any one else who got this item on bill?
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Sudev, TML recommends getting thr Cat con cleaned regularly. This allows freer flow of exhaust gases and prevents los in accelration and helps in lowering fuel consumption.
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