Jeepster's 2016 Tata Safari Storme Varicor400: TorqueMonster (1,40,000 Kms Update)


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Hello Jeepster,

Enjoyed reading your Ownership of Storme 400.

I have one query about engine oil. which engine oil do you feel best for Varicor 400 ?

I have Hexa XT 4x2 and am considering mobil super for my hexa. The beast running smoothly but slight vibration felt on accelerator paddle at 110 kmph and above. Also noticed black smoke bust while changing gears.
 
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Why have the headlights Holder melted?
May be the Wattage was above 60.. never checked it...
ilango[speed thirst];543710 said:
That is one great review of storme.
And more than that , a great garage!!
Mine is just at 11100 Kms now and may take 5 to 7 years to achieve your ODO :p
Thanks.
The white wall inserts on the RE looks amazing
Thats white Paint.
I have one query about engine oil. which engine oil do you feel best for Varicor 400 ?
The beast running smoothly but slight vibration felt on accelerator paddle at 110 kmph and above. Also noticed black smoke bust while changing gears.
I use stock Petronas Urania TM CI4+ 15w40. (as per T.A.S.S)
Our safari rarely goes above 100kmph .. so never felt any vibrations.

Update : 1,08,000 km
TorqueMonster is a at T.A.S.S. for faulty EGR replacement since Saurday.
They have ordered EGR from Sanand GJ.

Ours is second Vaeicor to have this problem..[frustration]
Storme 400 belonging to our neighbor (our relative & is current MLA) who had bought it month after us had same problem after 1Lakh km.
BTW 1,00,000 km service costed Rs6000.[clap]
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Update : 1,08,000 km
TorqueMonster is a at T.A.S.S. for faulty EGR replacement since Saurday.
BTW 1,00,000 km service costed Rs6000.[clap]
100k km for an EGR replacement isn't bad, it should have been cleaned at 80k km thereby increasing its life significantly.

The service costs though are[clap]
 
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TorqueMonster completed 1,40,000 kms in 2 years.

Really happy with TATA service also.



  • AC condenser cooling fan replaced under warranty (few days ago)
  • Brake pads will last 10k kms (last replaced at 70k km)
  • replaced lower ball joints/ sus ball joints/ inner ball joints/one tie rod end (suspension bush kit was not needed)
  • Nothing done to rear suspension till now ... (but will service in next week)
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TorqueMonster completed 1,40,000 kms in 2 years.

Really happy with TATA service also.image


  • AC condenser cooling fan replaced under warranty (few days ago)
  • Brake pads will last 10k kms (last replaced at 70k km)
  • replaced lower ball joints/ sus ball joints/ inner ball joints/one tie rod end (suspension bush kit was not needed)
  • Nothing done to rear suspension till now ... (but will service in next week)
some pics
Very nicely maintained Storme, TASS has become reliable, good to hear.

The Toyota Land Cruiser looks monstrous.

Regards
Vinod
 
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Re: jeepster's 2016 Safari Storme Varicor400

Booking
After lots of phone calls & Negotiation Managed to get following quot.
Ex. Showroom : _13,04,087/- (Price hike)​
Insurance : ____________0/-
RTO : _________________0/-
Handling Charge : _______0/-
Extended warranty : _4,000/-
Teflon Coating : _________0/-
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Dealer discount : ____30,000/-
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Total : _________12,78,087/-



Thats a wonderful beast you have got there.[cheers] Im a seriously looking forward to buy the beast for our family. been across almost all ownership threads on the internet but yours just got my attention always. is that quote you have mentioned is a typo or is it the right one? by the way seeing a thread with a beautifully maintained beast crossing 1.5lakh kms is really a boost to all safari fans looking to buy one but are doubtful regarding the reliablity.​
 
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Re: jeepster's 2016 Safari Storme Varicor400
is that quote you have mentioned is a typo or is it the right one?
by the way seeing a thread with a beautifully maintained beast crossing 1.5lakh kms is really a boost to all safari fans looking to buy one but are doubtful regarding the reliablity.
Yes i bought it at that price ... insurance & RTO charges were paid directly by me.

Update : 1,83,334 km

TorqueMonster has completed its 3rd year.
Had few fender benders and no major works done.
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2.25L km update

The Storme just died while taking turn from Tuljapur road to pune on NH65.
Reason faulty EGR. Cost 55K

Decided to find a used one but couldn't find any.

So hunt started to find ways to repair it.
AND Successfully repaired it.


So hint started to find ways to repair it. 20191202_194321 (Medium).jpg IMG_20191211_171052351 (Medium).jpg IMG_20191211_171628537 (Medium).jpg IMG_20191211_173257889 (Medium).jpg IMG_20191212_162726575-01 (Medium).jpeg 20191202_195701 - Copy.jpg 20191202_200102 (Medium).jpg
 
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Please tell which part was faulty.Your pictures are good but not revealing anything. What actually went wrong? And how the hell did you repair it at home??
Please give us more details for the benefit of curious noobs like me!
 
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2.25L km update

The Storme just died while taking turn from Tuljapur road to pune on NH65.
Reason faulty EGR. Cost 55K
Was this the first breakdown on road after 2.25 L KM? Were there any EGR related warnings before?
I have got EGR related warnings couple of times for my Aria about 2-3 years back when the car was in warranty but TASS had cleaned the EGR (dont know what they exactly do) and had cleared the error codes. Subsequently I have not faced any EGR related warnings after that. This looks to be something to be worried about, especially if one is somewhere far away from service stations!
 
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Last EGR failure was around 1.08L km ... was replaced under warranty...

There was no sign of EGR failing ... as you can see the pics EGR valve pin broke & vehicle died...

I simply screwed the cap back in place... simple but quite difficult task.
 

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