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We’ll have to confirm that news. It is possible, since the Storme has come on the scene that Tata would probably discontinue the 2.2 Dicor, as there’s too much overlap, and it would probably help increase sales numbers for the Storme, which has been kind of slow.
I thought I read somewhere that TM had already stopped manufacturing the T-Safari ?
I don’t think Tata has updated their website then, because the Tata Safari site still shows both Storme and Dicor available. Sent a mail.
‘Roshan’.. I know their website has both models..but..I just wanted to confirm that in near future they will discontinue to stop cannibalisation of storme…
Hi Subhajit – Were those pins metallic or plastic pins ? If they are metallic then appears it may have been rivetted in – something like what needs to be done for high security number plates. I am not sure whether HSNP system is being followed anywhere – where are you located – city wise ? Normally numbers plates are held up by two bolts and nuts…[Read more]
@Harish Govind Yeah you are right. I just Googled with the term ‘Riveting’ and now I know what was done. Yes you are also right about the fact that the no plate is HSRP. I’m based out of Kolkata.
Thank you for the feedback. Surprised to note that that HSNPs are being enforced in Kol. Are they done at the RTO itself or have they outsourced it and is being carried out at another location ?
Does the NP have a hologram sticker on it ?
HSNP comes up with a kind of rivets. as per my knowledge these kind of NP’s are one time use. if they tried to be removed the rivets breaks & NP goes useless. again it costs more than normal NP. & these kind of plates are made through outsourcing.
ya its done in case of HSRP. Here at H.P the same procedure.
Its a rivet kind of thing. Although it was not equipped in my car but rivet gives better protection than screws. If someone tries to remove the number plate it would be challenging for him. The extra two holes are completely OK since most of the cars come with only two holes for number plate mounting. All four holes would keep the number plate…[Read more]
@Harish Govind It was done at the same location where the RTO is and the job is being carried out by a separate vendor. Not only the NP has a hologram sticker on it, another sticker has been pasted on the windscreen as well having the details of the car.
@Subhajit Roy : Thank you. OK so its a ‘pucca’ HSNP. Nice to read that. How much did the NP cost you ?
@Harish Govind Welcome .. Well officially it cost me 499 INR. +100 INR for a metal plate they fitted beneath the front NP.
By the way, what’s ‘pucca’ ?
@Subhajit Roy : Pucca meaning the real McCoy ! Because there are plenty of fake HSNPs going around especially in Amchi Mumbai – they look the same – large fonts, print styles, the ‘Ind; stamping – but no hologram. But doesn’t seem as though Mumbai/Thane RTOs have implemented the HSNP system.
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What kind of noise is it? Is it a “khat, khat, khat” noise as you turn? That kind of sound happens if there is an issue with the drive shaft – it is wearing out / grease is running dry. Or is it a grinding / groaning noise? This happens if the brake caliper pin is loose on the wheel and when the wheel tilts on a full turn, the brake caliper tends…[Read more]
its like a “krrr” sound
As suggested by RP – check the brakes first and if there is no issue there you may like to check whether the front wheels are fouling (touching) the bumpers or any other part. The last two suspects would be the steering system or the suspension.
Going by the brief description my vote would be for the wheel fouling something if the brakes are fine.
oops…already service center people asked me to change brake pad… wil that be the issue?? but how is it affecting the steering ? even when im not using the brake ?
No not really – not a worn out brake pad – but as RP explained a caliper pin being loose and the pad lazily rubbing against the disc when turning…
Raghav – As per Roshun’s review Ecosport doesn’t have electronic folding RVMs.
I am sure there will be after market electronic folding RVMs available a couple of days after the first few Ecosports get delivered !
No, the EcoSport does not have power-folding side mirrors. Not sure why Ford didn’t offer that – perhaps a cost cutting measure, because the Fiesta has it.
Miss. Anjali, it is recommended to check wheel alignment at every 5000 kms & wheel balancing along with tyre rotation must be done at every 10,000 kms…. regards
Hey Anjali, please read the manual also, it has almost everything for maintaining. For this query please refer page 9-44 of the manual. hope you don;t mind
I would also suggest the same thing what @Nithish expert has said to you…
Are you experiencing any wobbling or any left or right pulling. If not, do not spend money on alignment and balancing unnecessarily. Rotation should be done every 10k km. So, wait till your next service for that.
I follow a simple routine. Tyre rotation at every service that is – every 5K KMs. Alignment every 10K KMs only if required. Balancing as and when required only.
Overall would agree with Shreyans – most of the aligners actually ruin the alignment if we are not finicky about it !
Usually recommended that you do alignment at 5,000 km and rotate / balance tyres at 10,000 km. I have almost stopped rotating tyres now, though I know front and rear should be rotated. But that’s my personal idiosyncrasy.
Depends on what you want it for @ dhanaa. If it’s for a regular Jeep duty at a farm house etc in a ‘toughish’ area get the M&M Major – 4X4. If you are looking at it as a lifestyle product and have some cash to throw about get the M&M Thar CRDe. These are the ones strictly with the Jeep DNA. If it is a 4X4 you are looking for somewhere close to a…[Read more]
Under body anti rust coating is a good idea. Try to do it using 3M products. Its good for coastal area. It makes the under body cleaning easy, save it from flying stone chips and act as a sound insulator.
very necessary ..go for it
ANTI RUST COATING IS A GOOD IDEA. WORTH TO GO FOR. BUT GET IT DONE FROM REPUTED PLACE.
Have mixed feeling about this – though I have been doing it on my vehicles. These days all vehicles comes with superior under-chasis corrosion treatment from the manufacturer. So its actually a waste getting it done again. However dealers push the same hard as an after market job and scare the wits out of the owners and at the dealer’s place it is…[Read more]
Anjali, usually it is a puncture but a really small one, and air would be escaping little by little over time. Have you checked it for punctures with a tyre shop or tyre mechanic by the roadside? I had the same problem, and thats what it was. There is also the chance that the air pressure valve is defective, but usually thats not the case.…[Read more]
Agree with Mathew, i too faced this problem. The puncher was detected after many days as it grew in size. But it is quite normal for decrease in 1 or 2 points of pressure as most of the pressure indicators are not accurate and they have +/- 2points error in them.
If there is no puncture, then you could get the valve body and the valve itself.
I am not sure about the i20 – I trust you have alloys. If it’s steel wheels then you need to have them checked for bends etc. Or else have the valve checked – whether there’s a leak from the neck – where it is fixed to the wheel…or a defective valve…provided puncture is totally ruled out.
On another note, buy yourself a portable air-compressor (costs about Rs. 1000) which connects to your 12V power socket in the car. This will prevent you from getting stranded anywhere due to a flat tyre, and you don’t need to bother trying to change the wheel. That’s also the best part about tubeless tyres – air escapes slowly, so even if you have…[Read more]
No, there is no such thing happening.
Why toyota not provide all wheel disc brakes as standard?
Is there any technical reason for this?
There is no technical reason. In fact, brakes are one of the worst areas of the Fortuner and it is high time Toyota upgraded them.
Is it a good idea if i install rear disc brake from outside
Not at all. Brake systems are crucial to the safety of the vehicle and there is no point in changing ANYTHING on them.
No, that is not possible. Even if you succeed, there would be many factors that should be taken into consideration and even after all that, it would really not be that effective. It’s better to wait for company to release a versions with disc brakes and hence offer a upgrade package for the existing models.
@Rachit – As a T Fort owner, frankly I’ve not had any issue with the brakes as long as you drive sensibly. Yes, there have been quite a few situations of emergency braking on highways and the brakes have fared well. Quite a few vehicles have rear drum brakes including the Scorpio/Safari etc. And system-wise the TFort brakes are far more reliable…[Read more]
AFAIK, its synthetic engine oil in your car. Follow the manufacturers recommendation and do not bother to change oil before the required usage or time. BTW, it is around 4k per liter, so changing oil without the need will not be a cheap affair.
They are using semi synthetic oil AFAIK as they have quoted 3.5k oil replacement so…
Still, go by what the OEM says, they have thought about and tested it a lot more than people like us, since they have to give warranties and extended warranties. In my opinion, there is no need to do anything more than what the manual says, though you can voluntarily opt for an extra oil change.
Its an engine specific thing. They did not change the engine oil on my Jazz until 5000km. Do as per what is written in the manual. Btw, if they are asking for 3500 for an oil change then the lube better be synthetic. Cos thats the market price of 3.5ltr of top of the line pure synthetic oil like Mobil 1 or Helix Ultra. If it isnt, its a daylight…[Read more]
The Duster uses synthetic oil from Elf. Follow the recommended interval. Changing at 10,000 km would be ideal. Although it’s good practice to do the first change early – because some sludge, metal shavings and dust collect in a brand new engine, these days, the engines are made in quite sterile environments and with precision engineering, so…[Read more]
I would go by what is recommended by the manufacturer. For, if there was the slightest of requirement for an oil change the manufacturer would have gleefully recommended it as the ASC would make money out of it ! Further as Roshun mentioned engines these days are no longer made in primitive conditions where all sorts of debris get into it like the…[Read more]