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Old 10th March 2010, 12:41   #46
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I did change the oils but I was wondering whether I really needed to it?

I talked with the FORCE engineers today in the evening and they told me that the vehicle has been tested at VRDE and has undergone fording tests in a specially made canal for hours without the need to change oils etc and hence no need to get the vehicle to the service centre.

After I came back from the OTR I washed my vehicle,removed the carpet etc. and my brother drove around another 500 kms without any issues.

Only when I received a suggestion that I must change oils ,I did ,got worried and phoned the FORCE engineers and got the above answer.
As my Gurkha is still in warranty I am not supposed to change oils on my own..... that I did.I hope Force dosen't learn this.
You must change oil only when you find water in the oil sample that you take out of the diff's and the gearbox. Gurkha has tall breathers, hence it shouldn't be a problem. But it is better to check always!
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Its a good idea to change oils since the vehicle was submerged till the winshield, breather hose wouldnt be sitting taller than this?
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I am not sure abt Gurkha, but in my Gypsy I had closed the Breather hole with a small stud and never faced any problem of water entering into diffrential.

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I am not sure abt Gurkha, but in my Gypsy I had closed the Breather hole with a small stud and never faced any problem of water entering into diffrential.

Cheers!

Alok
You have permanently closed your breather hole? Did you ever wonder why were they given at first place?

Please unblock it now and extend the pipes.
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Thanks Vinod, your point is valid.

I am not sure whether I will remove it or not, coz I had not faced any problem in last ten years with it, I normally change diffrential oil after every 20,000 to 30,000 Kms and I still found it in good conditions. I think your concern is the gases generted in the oil but I think they easily make there way through the threads of screw or from somewhere and they are minimum when the oils is in good condition.

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I spoke to Arka last night and he had very valuable tips to give on water fording.

Arka, i think you should pen down those tips for everyone.

There are good points here also:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-te...kel-mm540.html (Snorkel for MM540)

I think this discussion should go on in the above mentioned thread.
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You have permanently closed your breather hole? Did you ever wonder why were they given at first place?

Please unblock it now and extend the pipes.
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Thanks Vinod, your point is valid.

I am not sure whether I will remove it or not, coz I had not faced any problem in last ten years with it, I normally change diffrential oil after every 20,000 to 30,000 Kms and I still found it in good conditions. I think your concern is the gases generted in the oil but I think they easily make there way through the threads of screw or from somewhere and they are minimum when the oils is in good condition.
Hi Alok,

Check and clean the Breather Plugs. If the Plugs are blocked, then while running, the oil heats up and the hot air/gasses cannot escape, thereby creating a High Pressure inside the T-Case and vent through the oil-seals or weaker joints (sealing).

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All you guys are completely nuts!!

Hoping to join in this madness shortly!!
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I am trying to do some R&D with Exhaust pipe, may be some bolt on temporary extension and something to save my filter. any suggestions??

are we guys going to change engine oil every week?? can we find a sponser

did anyone check water carrying capacity in gorkha's door??

i think night OTR is the best thing to do on saturday night.

@Gogi - where are you man? where is your jeep???
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I am trying to do some R&D with Exhaust pipe, may be some bolt on temporary extension and something to save my filter. any suggestions??

are we guys going to change engine oil every week?? can we find a sponser

did anyone check water carrying capacity in gorkha's door??

i think night OTR is the best thing to do on saturday night.

@Gogi - where are you man? where is your jeep???
Any plan for this weekend?

Pic of the damage to the hook and the footrest during this OTR:




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