Originally Posted by ss80
Hi Sanky, thank you for the detailed reply. Your detailed input has helped us a lot (especially about the engine oil, HL upgrade & glowplugs). At present we got the oil change done at a local garage (Mobil 1 as you suggested) & the rest of things will follow soon. Thanks again
I am glad that I was of some help. Many have helped me in need. Just trying to pass the goodwill around. BTW
the full name of the oil was Mobil 1 Delvac. Even that is recommended by Tata. Can change it after 7000kms. Hope thats the one you got. Decarbonising
Indica DLS is underpowered. Even with 3 people it starts gasping for breath. With 5 people, overtaking on highways cud be risky. Not much you can do abt it other than going a gear lower.
They say a small layer of carbon protects the engine. Regular diesel oil has enuf detergents to clean the excess carbon in the engine. But if you feel that there is too much carbon in your engine, you can try this:
1. Change oil and filter with the cheapest oil available in the market. Use it for say 200-400 kms or abt 15 days with decent use. Change oil anf filter agin.
2. There cud be buildup of soot in the exhaust system ( silencer, cat-con and related pipes). Get that cleaned from a mech. Or rev the engine at 4000 rpm for abt 5-10 secs.
3. Abt the water seaping in, you might have to change the beadings as a small hole somewhere cud be the issue. For rust you will need touchup after rust removal.
Originally Posted by Shrikanth
Thank you all for your valuable comments.
Since we are new to TATA family, we were only aware of what should be done periodically. Inspite of that, we faced above issues. Can anyone say what it will cost for engine de carbonising..? Regarding tyre issue, there is also little wobbling.. Tyre balancing and alignment was done frequently. But this issue still exists.
Also i can able to hear some strange screeching noise from engine when it is accelerated in first gear..
If the tyres are old, get them replaced nd then do the alignment. If still an issue, change the lower arms of the suspension. That shud solve your problem. Alternatively, you can see if you get the parts where the alignment adjustments are made(dont remember what its called).
The strange sound if it comes only when the engine is cold and may be a little muted later on, then its the alternator belt. Get it tighted. If its wornout, then change it. Cot will be abt Rs. 200 plus labour.(DIY possible)