The diesel pump had minor leaks , due to the O ring ages. hence need to remove them. since we have removed ( tedious work) i went ahead with the service of diesel pump.
the major cost to service diesel pump was 7150/- at the authorized tvs diesel pump service . Now the pickup of the vehicle has increased much.
The so called body roll was due to the bend in the rim.
went to Bangalore recently and went to our competitor machine ( hunter - road force balancer) . the speaciality of this machine is it not only balances . it applies the real road force on the wheel and also finds the % of worn out ( read bend / distortion) in a wheel and advice to fix the wheel in position so that the pull is minimum and the car goes straight like an arrow.
i was impressed and happy after the outcome. ( my senior in this company works there now ) i went with him and he explained other features too.
recent trips :
Bangalore and kolli hills back to back.
FE , approx 12.8 kmpl with ac.
some recent pictures .
the spares that were worth 7150\-
car 1.25 Lac
painter labour 12k'
rubber beeding , plastic parts etc ( one single shopping ) 9k
liner work 18k
electrical work after painting 4k.
rear roof blower + ac labour 15k
and many more like alternator , belts , timing , diesel pump service , rear shocks and what not
the interior is nothing but a "ply wood ' top as said in local term.
i hve generous amount of window = generous amount of heat.
At least the ply wood top will reduce some from the top
And today for the first time the car didnt start in morning. Everything seems fine and the crank just went on and on and on. the engine didnt come to life.
after about 30 min , when my mechanic came , in first crank , the car started.
Suspected the diesel flow has got air , ( old symptom and i have worked on that by replacing the worn out lift pump ( 650/-) ) , i have now replaced the small diesel hose from lift pump to diesel pump. the old one was hard and tough.
Have to wait till tomorrow morning. Hope she gets started.
The problem in starting was diagnosed to faulty setting in fork of the starter motor which was not giving enough torque to flywheel when started.
Just a minor adjustment , it started with roar in the first crank and still continues till today.
Now the front shock needs a change , it squeaks a bit.
Had about some quick drive for 2 day to chennai and salem and driving was a pure bliss
Had put up an ad in OLX with asking price just 1.55L , but dont know why.. In 2 minds , should i remove them?
I dont want to part from this sierra , but everyone else in family wants a more Fuel efficient one like Figo/classic/manza/vista