Around 87k km(turning point in Blacky's life),
I noticed the coolant water in tank was reduced regularly. i started to top up in daily basis.
One day i started my car and opened the coolant tank, got scared the water is jumping out from tank and water reduced very fast from coolant tank.
this time i not went to TATA motors, i just checked with neighbor(he is a mechanic).
he said he need to check, so he took my car to his garage and opened the head of the engine and said the head needs to surface.
so we said OK. then he took 3 days for his work. this time my dad visited my car regularly at garage.
he inspected the whole car and said to my dad(B'coz i gone to chennai for my work) that the timing belt was at its end of its life, power streeing stem got leakage, battery life has gone.
without consulting to me, my dad said to my neibour(Mechanic) to change the parts which are necessary.
so my neighbor take this as a advantage and changed the good parts also unnecessarily.
He changed the following parts,
BREAK DISK -2500bunks
TIMING BELT - 800bunks
AC BELT - 500bunks
P.S STEM - 8000bunks
AMARON PRO BATTERY- 6500bunks
CHARGE FOR HEAD SURFACE - 5000bunks
GAS KIT - Dont know.
TOTALLY my dad paid totally 25,000 and took the car to home.
After i came from chennai, i asked my dad why he changed battery and break disc and all. my dad said changing each and every part separately, its better to change in a single time.
then i checked the old break disc, that still have life to run. but, i don't know why he changed those things.
I thought the car will be fine after changing all those parts, then my dad gone to madurai with his friends and returned without any problem and said the car was in good condition.
Blacky runs exactly 1200km from the full service.
,again the coolant water started reduced and it jumps more than previous. then my neighbor checked and said that he need to surface the head again.
My dad got upset, the coolant water reduced within a minute.
next day we need to go to chennai for one function, but the car was in problem.
we are in dilemma, we don't know what to do with this blacky. even i too got irritated due to continuous problem.
later we decided to take my dad friends indica. i said to my dad i won't drive any other car except my Blacky. so my dad friend sent the car with his driver.
(personally i don't like drivers)
Dad friends indica came to my home at 5am Sunday. that car was olive green color. i sat in co-driver seat my dad,mom & sister sat in the rear.
That was the first time we are going out without Blacky
due to dim light in the morning i not able to seen the interiors of green car. we reached thiruvanmaiur at 8:30am. then we attended the function, same day i want to meet my friend who was going to kathar. so i gone to airport in that green car with driver.
Accidentally i noticed the ODO meter, i got shocked. that car ran over 2,80,000km. then i started to enquire about that car to driver. he said the car was 2003 December model. my dad friend mostly go to other states in that car to see the trees & wood for tender purpose.
After i met my friend in airport and came to car to go to thiruvanmaiur, i asked the car for driving. driver gave the key, then i started to drive, the car has similar performance of my Blacky. i wondered even though it crossed 280000km. the car performs well.
this changed my mind, this car is running beyond 2L km, then why not blacky.
while return to vellore that driver started to enquire about my car, i narrate the whole problem, then we reached home at 8pm.
driver asked permission to check my blacky, so i started the engine and he noticed the water jumps from coolant tank.
he said the problem was with gas kit, then he suggested his mechanic(VISWANATH) opp. to national theater, vellore.
and i asked him to come there to introduce me to mechanic.
next day(Monday) i put leave to my office & gone to mechanic shed at 10am & waited for Driver. he came around 10:15. then we met the mechanic. mechanic checked my car and said he need to open the head and want to check & asked us to come on next day (Tuesday).
then i came to home and said to my mom, b'coz of sentiment issue we decided to leave the car on Wednesday. so i gone to office on Tuesday and got 2 days permission on Wednesday & Thursday in office & returned to vellore on Tuesday night.