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Discussion in 'Exteriors / Body' started by shankspatel, Aug 11, 2014.

  1. asimpleson

    asimpleson Esperto

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    OFF TOPIC..

    Girish, even I am not a fan of the same, except when I saw one on a Palio Adventure very recently which complimented it's looks. :D

    And yes, there were conflicting reports initially about bull bars and crash pulse. But if user reports are to be trusted, I would say best to not install those. This is the about best information I found on this subject after a quick search...

    http://www.nzta.govt.nz/resources/factsheets/22/docs/22-bullbars.pdf

    Some key points - some handful of manufacturers design special bull bars that would not hamper the crash pulse and possibly the crashworthiness or roadworthiness.

    There are some plastic types which can infact at lower speeds save people who could otherwise be injured more.
  2. shankspatel

    shankspatel Amatore

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    Sorry, but i don't know where the coolant tank is located, and the service station guys has not removed the bumper yet. They are saying that they have to open it in front of the insurance guy to avoid insurance conflicts

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    The incident happened somewhere near Dabbaspet around 6 30am, drove it till my home in vijaynagar thinking only bumper is damaged, and drove the car to vecto in mysore road around 9 30, so the total distance covered after the incident is about 50km, at highways the speed was about 70km. I didn't feel any problem with the car whatsoever.
    I observed the liquid which was leaking only when i parked the car in vecto
  3. shankspatel

    shankspatel Amatore

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    PLease check the second pic, there is an uneven gap in radiator, the SA showed me that and told me that the radiator is damaged. the radiator fan looked intact, but he told me that they will only be able to tell that when they dismantle the bumper and the radiator.
  4. asimpleson

    asimpleson Esperto

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    The leaks could have been slow and maybe there is a small rupture in some place, connecting pipes or actually the radiator which caused the slow spill. The fan can be run by a bypass wire for 20 secs and checked if it is alive. It need not be removed for the same.

    The radiator dislodged from place and actually being damaged thoroughly cannot be told before the bumper is removed. Like I said SA is giving you standard advice, which is common to anyone with such impacts. There are people who fix minor Radiator issues (the so called Radiator specialists), but if you are claiming insurance might as well get the bruised radiators etc. replaced.
    Last edited: Aug 12, 2014
  5. GP_Freak

    GP_Freak Amatore

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    Yes boss, Coolant is circulated inside the engine. There are coolant passages in cylinder block and head to carry away the excess heat in the engine to protect from Seizing due to over heat. The refrigerant used in AC is not going in to the Radiator, but to the another set of coil near the Radiator( Condenser Coil ) and the radiator fan does a double duty to extract heat away from Condenser Coil too( happens only when AC is switched on. Else it is responsible for extracting heat away from Radiator only)

    Three fastest ways to Seize an Engine is 1) Timing belt/Chain going Kaput at high speed 2) Lack of Engine oil/ Sudden Oil 3) Coolant Leakage.

    Lets pray that no damage to engine due to lack of Coolant. Vehicle should be back to normal with critical parts back to shape.

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