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I HAVE Indica 2003V2DLS when i race more it smokes black & in ac little pick up problem.but temp. is allways there engine problem?
By Sanjay 11 November 2009
Expert`s comment:

The fuel injection is to be checked and also decarbonisation canhelp to reduce black smoke.

Answer by Shiva Shankar 11 November 2009

Decarbonizing will not reduce smoke. It will just clean whatever deposits have been caused by incomplete burning so far. Injection system needs to be cleaned and recalibrated and perhaps even your valves could be checked. A little play in one of the valves can reduce the efficiency of your engine. Tata does have a good A/C unit, so enjoy the cooling!

Answer by B S Kumar 11 November 2009
Expert`s comment:

Black Smoke means IMPROPER COMBUSTION leading to Poor Pickup,sluggishness of engine and most important is the unnecessary Fueling,as Black smoke is caused by Escess FUEL.
You have to check why there is Excess FUel, or it may be also,that the fuel may be okay,but less AIR and once that setting is disturbed, you get lots of problem of engine.
This happens mostly in Diesel engines,which is very marked,but if it happens in your Petrol engine, kindly show it to the Dealer,to check.
Also check whether the AC is putting more load due to some problem in AC unit. Anything excess of Load, due to extra weight added in the vehicle, or brake binding and not allowing the wheels to rotate freely,also can cause this problem. Remove the Excess Load on engine, check Fuel settings ,and Air restriction in Air cleaner etc.
Good Day
Dr P C Rao, Pune ,

Answer by Dr P C Rao 11 November 2009

Generic tata problem with thier older engineschange over to a different car

Answer by Ashok 11 November 2009

Dear Sanjay
Black smoke in cold engine is normal condition. But if there is a blck smoke in hot (normal) temp is a serious. If the car is not used more than 50,000 Km What Dr Rao Said should be done. If More used then check blow by ( leakage of compression from piston rings) this occur due to poor lubrication and more use/wear. This can be easily checked from dip stick of oil. if yes black smoke is due to burning of oil in engine due to wear.
Dont worry about the major work you need to overhaul the engine. This work should be done at reliable garrage or any
tata show room. (@20-25K) it will give new like engine performance.

Answer by KURKUTE J D 11 November 2009

If your car completed above 1 lakh kms ,consider engine overhaul.

Answer by Bikerman2 11 November 2009

smoking is the basic prblm of indica but if the smoke is in dark blue colure don't take tension get over all checkup and pickup prblm cant be solved for good pickup change the car or u like indica so go for turbo one good pickup

Answer by Himanshu 11 November 2009

Nothinh ro worry.There is no engine problem.It might be that ur oil filter and air filter nedds to cleaned or changed.

Answer by ASHOK 11 November 2009

in 2003 v2 model have a pick problem,u should checked ur car in tata authorised centere,black smoke sometimes come out of indica, clean the carberator,diesel filter, and silencere converter,problem may be sort out

Answer by Jaypal 11 November 2009

Pl.check up whether engine oil make up is reqd.often,atleast 1 litre every month.Then your engine work is there.It will cost u atleast 40000/-.I have similar problem in my INDICA OF 2006.I have sold the same

Answer by CLGUPTA 11 November 2009

Dear sanjay
Hi I think your vehicle silencer is chocked, you better go to the nice service center and cleaned your vehicle silencer, and get done a good service of your car and make sure that the engine oil is of castrol with geniune tata filers of diesel and oil and whenever your car serviced, you should ask to the dealer for cleaning of the silencer and after that you will find the diffrence in your car.
Thanks & regd
Sanjiv arora
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Answer by Sanjiv Arora 11 November 2009

One possibility is oil leakage which indirectly means time for engine reboring!If the car has low mileage a look at spark plugs could help.

Answer by SANTHOSH RAJAGOPAL 11 November 2009

air filter may be choked/damaged,if problem persist injector nozzles/valve timing to be checked. if engine oil level is reduced with the above problem ,piston rings may be wornout causing gas blowby .please check the engine with experience technicians.

Answer by Akshay 11 November 2009

The engine oil may have been dried. Clean it and replace the same with fresh oil. Your smoke problem will be sorted out

Answer by Sourav Chakraborty 11 November 2009

Dear Sanjay,
Do not Panic it just a smiple problem Check the oil or else the diesel you put 99% of the times it is observed that people who put Turbo Diesel complain about the black smoke again get a puc done just to ensure that
it is not throwing carbon in excess


J Fernandes

Answer by Fernadnes 11 November 2009

First you have to check as below.

Remove the Lub oil leveler totally out, then some one has to switch on & raise the engine RPM By giving max accelerator, if oil drops are flushing out of the dip scale vent then u have to consider that the engine piston rings are worn out.

If not, then as said above, check all the parameters one by one.

Further i suggest you to get the Turbocharger fitting done, which will cost u around 10 to 15K, but it will help u in all ur above problems..

Answer by Swapnil Natu 11 November 2009

get your diesel injectors and fuel pump calibrated and if the problem is still there then your cylinder head valves are leaking go for head rebuilding.

Answer by Hussain 06 June 2014

my tata manza car blowing black smoke when I use 2nd gear or further. earlier I change fuel injector and after that my car being run smoothly. after 1-2 months, again problem occurring. what can i do? please let me know

Answer by Jasmine Singh 01 January 2016

hi i have tata sumo victa in my vechical we have oil consuption problem bu pickup is too good

Answer by Karthick 03 March 2016

may be turbo problem

Answer by Rt Senthil 07 July 2016

My Indica V2 DLS 2004 Model sound like a Sumo engine & the smoke is too black that can't see a thing when I start after a long gap. Is it due to fuel filter or fuel pump .pls hel

Answer by O.Perme 10 October 2016

engine oil level decreases to end tip of fuel gauge after 2500 of engine oil change, why

Answer by Sunil Kumar Rai 07 July 2017
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