Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP India > Team-BHP Reviews > Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 3rd November 2010, 23:15   #106
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Dubai
Posts: 3,860
Thanked: 128 Times
Default

A lesser speed might have given a better mileage but a really boring drive!

Great drive, isn't it.
HappyWheels is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 14th February 2011, 20:22   #107
BHPian
 
bj96's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Pune
Posts: 780
Thanked: 128 Times
Default re: Tata Safari 4x4, completes 4 years

Safari completes two years, ~9000 miles and many priceless moments

Tata Safari 4x4, completes 4 years-safari_collage2.jpg
bj96 is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 15th February 2011, 10:28   #108
BHPian
 
jkrishnakj's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 519
Thanked: 312 Times
Default re: Tata Safari 4x4, completes 4 years

Congrats BJ. Nice collage of pictures for your memories.

Somehow, i feel that 9000KM is a little low for two years with this beast.

EDIT : Didnt realise you had mentioned 9000 MILES.

Last edited by jkrishnakj : 15th February 2011 at 10:31.
jkrishnakj is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st April 2011, 10:53   #109
BHPian
 
bj96's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Pune
Posts: 780
Thanked: 128 Times
Default re: Tata Safari 4x4, completes 4 years

Nothing unusual to report... just made a recent investment. Hope to keep the safari and bullet creak free

Name:  greasegun_800x600.jpg
Views: 1257
Size:  95.4 KB

-BJ
bj96 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th February 2013, 21:12   #110
BHPian
 
bj96's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Pune
Posts: 780
Thanked: 128 Times
Default re: Tata Safari 4x4, completes 4 years

Updating after a long time. Work, family, health, age... all catching-up, less time for drives. Anyways, just back from 5th and final free service at Concorde Motors, Pune. Nothing unusual- just oil+filter change, greasing, wheel balanicng etc. Cost ~Rs 3000/-. Initial impression of Concorde service is good. Odo now reads 22,255 kms. Only about 1% of this is 4x4.

Come 15 Feb and truck will celebrate 4th anniversary being part of the family. It still drives like a dream, in fact engine is smoother than ever, barring few squeaks and creaks from door trims and plastics. Some moments from past year, including a side swipe by errant Pune cabbie- dent on the pocket was some 12k (including 5k recovered from him).

Name:  safaricollage201213 800x600.png
Views: 738
Size:  898.9 KB

Saw Storme for the first time, in flesh, at Concorde. Impressed!! Sent SMS to the home minister, but, she was unimpressed. Guess she is fixated on the Brio


-BJ

Last edited by bj96 : 6th February 2013 at 21:17. Reason: Total cost of denting was 12k. 5k was recovered from cabbie.
bj96 is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 6th February 2013, 21:19   #111
BHPian
 
kaviprem's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2010
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 819
Thanked: 582 Times
Infractions: 0/1 (4)
Default re: Tata Safari 4x4, completes 4 years

Quote:
Originally Posted by bj96 View Post
...
Saw Storme for the first time, in flesh, at Concorde. Impressed!! Sent SMS to the home minister, but, she was unimpressed. Guess she is fixated on the Brio
-BJ
As Prime Minister, you should have taken the decision if you mean to instead of SMS-ing the Home Minister

Btw, I am in the same boat as yours with even a newer Safari [2010 VX 4X4], completely tempting to go for Storme. Interesting piece was while I was thinking about Storme, I started thinking and debating b/w ARIA and Storme. But, decided to go for nothing for now.
Probably, I will wait for another year and decide. I hope, a refresh comes to both Storme and ARIA !

Prem.
kaviprem is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 7th February 2013, 12:23   #112
BHPian
 
BipB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Mahe
Posts: 85
Thanked: 84 Times
Default Re: Tata Safari 4x4, completes 4 years

Quote:
Originally Posted by bj96 View Post
Nothing unusual to report... just made a recent investment. Hope to keep the safari and bullet creak free

Attachment 533773

-BJ
Dear BJ,

Where all do you use this grease gun on safari. I was of the impression that there are no nipples on my beast! Please help me identify the potential locations.

Thanks
Bip
BipB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th February 2013, 15:18   #113
BHPian
 
bj96's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Pune
Posts: 780
Thanked: 128 Times
Default Re: Tata Safari 4x4, completes 4 years

Quote:
Originally Posted by kaviprem View Post
Probably, I will wait for another year and decide...
Same here too. Hopefully, they will iron out any issues in the first batch production release of Storme by then.

Quote:
Originally Posted by BipB View Post
Where all do you use this grease gun on safari...
Propellor shaft near rear wheel axle and steering arms (whatever it is called) under the engine/guard. Basically, try to crawl under the truck and look for the greasy points. You will also notice nipples. A freshly serviced Safari (with fresh grease) helps to spot these places easily. The long neck of the gun can also be used to apply grease where your hand can't reach easily.

Excited with my new tool, I had poured 200gm sachet of freshly purchased SKF general purpose grease into the gun. Used some of them and stored rest hoping to use it later. After few months, my basement storage was soiled with grease/oil due to leaking nipple. Basically grease is held under pressure by the spring loaded piston and Pune summer (~40 degC) melt it .
Lesson learned- never leave unused grease in the gun.

-BJ

Last edited by bj96 : 7th February 2013 at 15:20. Reason: typo
bj96 is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 6th March 2013, 22:18   #114
BHPian
 
bj96's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Pune
Posts: 780
Thanked: 128 Times
Default Re: Tata Safari 4x4, completes 4 years

Little Brio joined the family last week. Not to feel left out, big brother, now 4 years old, gets a quick power-shine

Tata Safari 4x4, completes 4 years-safari_power_shine.jpg
bj96 is offline   (3) Thanks Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Mahindra Maxximo completes 5 years in India; more than 2.4 lakh units sold Aditya Commercial Vehicles 0 23rd March 2015 10:16
Tata Motors completes 60 years of truck building at Jamshedpur Aditya Commercial Vehicles 4 23rd November 2014 11:41
Hyundai completes 10 years in India! rangaraj The Indian Car Scene 13 11th September 2012 17:36
Tata Safari EX-4x4 > 43600kms and 2 years jaysmokesleaves Long-Term Ownership Reviews 175 10th April 2010 15:34
GTX completes 6 years & the Cedia 31000kms maven Long-Term Ownership Reviews 5 8th October 2009 14:50


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 00:02.

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