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Old 10th July 2012, 21:01   #61
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I think your understanding is wrong and you are not clear between Salisbury and Banjo / Hotchkiss axle types.

See this link- http://www.arb.com.au/media/products...ckers/5-03.pdf
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Spikey, you are wrong!. Infact, I didn't have any understanding at all, for it to be wrong!

Thanks for the link!

Well.. All I know is that my left and right axle tubes, and my differential pumpkin, housing the gears need to be changed to a new/relatively new one. I changed them to OE 540/550 semi floating ones.

Also, da, If I may ask, why did you mention "Salisbury and Banjo / Hotchkiss axle types"? Is there Hotchkiss type one by MM?

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Infact, I didn't have any understanding at all, for it to be wrong!
I did not know this. I thought you attended Saju Sirs classes attentively

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Also, da, If I may ask, why did you mention "Salisbury and Banjo / Hotchkiss axle types"? Is there Hotchkiss type one by MM?
Yes, but not for your application. Banjo types are employed in the newer models like Xylo, Maximo etc.

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Old 10th July 2012, 21:32   #63
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I did not know this. I thought you attended Saju Sirs classes attentively
Was I even in the class to attend it attentively? I was drooling at his brand new Fiesta from the outside!


Well.. OK.. so a question which requires answer in english : Have I done anything wrong? If not, what I have done.. is it enough for reliable service in future? If yes, what?

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Well.. OK.. so a question which requires answer in english : Have I done anything wrong? If not, what I have done.. is it enough for reliable service in future? If yes, what?
I think what you have done is not wrong as you want peace of mind with your Jeep (atleast for the axle ).

But yes, the tubes can be put together and used, there are plenty of such examples in the forum, look around.

What I am trying to convey is, if not assembled properly even a new part can fail. Idea is to find out the root cause and eliminate it. As long as the solution works, it does not matter much if it is engineered or jugaad.

I hope I am clear now. This is the maximum English I know. Otherwise, I will have to try again in German.

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I think what you have done is not wrong as you want peace of mind with your Jeep
Whew!..
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But yes, the tubes can be put together and used, there are plenty of such examples in the forum, look around.
hmm.. ok. Will keep in mind. In my case, it was swapped twice, and if I put it together again, it will be shorter!
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What I am trying to convey is, if not assembled properly even a new part can fail.
Yes, gotcha!. Again, in my case, no issue of assembling errors, as I have bought the already factory assembled one. (used of course)
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I hope I am clear now. This is the maximum English I know. Otherwise, I will have to try again in German.
Yes Saarr!!.. All clear!!..
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The Wayanad Monsoon Off-Roading was in a couple of days, and I had to hurry up the repair progress. Well, as it turned out, me and my mech together sorted out the issue completely in a couple of days, and by last evening, the Jeep is back with me!

As of now, no humming sound, nothing. The tyre rotates freely. I hope the problem is solved completely.

While at it, as the Jeep had done ~5000kms since last oil change, I decided to change the oil and filters.

Oil: Mobil Delvac MX 15W 40
Filter: Mico

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How much is Delvac Per liter?
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How much is Delvac Per liter?
Santosh, what I got was an old stock, and it cost me around ~1300 for 5 liters. Thats about 260 per liter.

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After fitting the rear housing, went to check it!

A disbelievingly steep incline for about a kilometer takes you here..

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My Jeep Story Continues! Now, the MM540XD-img_2049.jpg

Half of which, where the incline is damn steep is concreted, else IMO, no vehicle could manage it in the monsoons! I even wonder how they manage to work in concreting such places!

End Result: A fulfilling day, and yes, my rear axle has no immediate issues.

P.S: Sorry, no clearer or more pics, as the Jeep cannot be stopped once started through the trail!

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Its raining cats and dogs in Wayanad!. With a just bikini top, the insides of my Jeep is always drenched. For rust, which needs no special invitation, this was a complete feast. So, decided to go for a complete covered soft-top.

My eyes were set on the Thar CRDe canvas for some time now. Owing to the fact that, its one of the best canvas canopy you get in India, which fades slowly. In A.S.S, the OE canopy, with a fiber retainer up front costs about ~17,000! Luckily, fellow member Vijay got his Hyderbadi Hard top at the right moment, and I got his Soft-top!

Also, as you guys must have seen in the pictures, my Jeep doesnt have the B-Pillar, or Targa Band, which was chopped off by the previous owner. So, installing soft-top also means fixing the B-Pillar.. As of today, I've given my Jeep to the the body workshop. This is also, the first time, any of my Jeeps are going to the body workshop for some major work!.. lol!..

Will update the proceedings with more pictures soon!

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6. Starter motor refuses to work if the vehicle is hot (run for 15 - 20 kms at a stretch). Problem persists. Finding out a solution for it.
Hi Sabareesh,

Even I had the exact same issue. However, the starting issue interval was more than 50kms. lol!

Two main reasons.
  • Specific Gravity of the Battery.
  • Starting Motor Bushes.
Mine was the 2nd issue, and cost me ~400 bucks for complete servicing.


I hope this helps.



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So, installing soft-top also means fixing the B-Pillar.. As of today, I've given my Jeep to the the body workshop. T
While doing this, I also decided to patch up some of the rust affected areas. In short, after this work, the Jeep restoration will almost be complete.

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are the body panel parts for BPillar avbl off the shelf? cost?
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are the body panel parts for BPillar avbl off the shelf? cost?
Yes Santosh. The panels are available off the shelf. LH side, RH Side and the top one. I paid ~4k for all of these. IMO you get better quality ones from the company for somewhat the same cost. Only thing is you will need to wait about a month for it to be delivered from Nasik.
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Yes Santosh. The panels are available off the shelf. LH side, RH Side and the top one. I paid ~4k for all of these. IMO you get better quality ones from the company for somewhat the same cost. Only thing is you will need to wait about a month for it to be delivered from Nasik.
Dhanush,

Don't paint it now we need to test the welding on Saturday . Are you keeping that roll cage ?
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Don't paint it now we need to test the welding on Saturday . Are you keeping that roll cage ?
Yes Sir!.. Saturday, we will check with experts!

Right now, I'm planning to give a coat of primer only. After which, the paint which you said is used by Fishermen will be tested. After which, off to B'lore for a major paint job.

Yes, I'm keeping that roll cage, excluding the bar at the extreme rear. So, I should be getting a 4-point roll cage, right?
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