Go Back   Team-BHP > Buckle Up > 4x4 & Off-Roading > 4x4 Vehicles


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 20th October 2014, 20:14   #106
Senior - BHPian
 
wanderernomad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Chandigarh
Posts: 2,382
Thanked: 777 Times
Default re: A Mahindra CJ500 DP and a custom made Expedition Trailer

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shubhendra View Post
wanderernomad Ji,
I am not eligible to comment due to limited knowledge but suggestion made by DB sir is applicable to your case as well. Ideally XDP engines should not emit much smoke.
One question though - is it black smoke or white smoke. I am yet to perform steps suggested by DB sir, i wanted to complete 1000 kms in as is condition and wanted to do those steps along with oil change.
May be in a months time, i will reach 1000 kms mark.

Regards,
Shubhendra
Shubhendra jee, its whitish smoke. During initial start and at low rpms. Once the engine picks up rpms while running it gets reduced and while coming at rest again initially there is none but then it starts emitting again. I thought it might be a blown head gasket but there is no air blowback in the radiator. If you can pm me your number ill send a video on whatsapp for you to better appreciate the kind of smoke.
Cheers..
wanderernomad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 21st October 2014, 13:16   #107
BHPian
 
Shubhendra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Poona
Posts: 974
Thanked: 1,177 Times
Default re: A Mahindra CJ500 DP and a custom made Expedition Trailer

Quote:
Originally Posted by wanderernomad View Post
Shubhendra jee, its whitish smoke.
Cheers..
I may be wrong but to me it looks like Fuel pump issue....... experts may comment further.

Shubhendra
Shubhendra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 23rd October 2014, 15:30   #108
Senior - BHPian
 
wanderernomad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Chandigarh
Posts: 2,382
Thanked: 777 Times
Default re: A Mahindra CJ500 DP and a custom made Expedition Trailer

I think Ill continue driving some more with the smoke and see of it settles down. if not then will start addressing probable solutions one by one. Meanwhile got hold of an original rooplas fibre top and will use it as winter kit on the jeep. Some pictures of the FRP top.
Attached Thumbnails
A Mahindra CJ500 DP and a custom made Expedition Trailer-camerazoom20141021131709924.jpg  

A Mahindra CJ500 DP and a custom made Expedition Trailer-camerazoom20141021165240657.jpg  

A Mahindra CJ500 DP and a custom made Expedition Trailer-camerazoom20141023123550154.jpg  

A Mahindra CJ500 DP and a custom made Expedition Trailer-camerazoom20141023123608802-1.jpg  

A Mahindra CJ500 DP and a custom made Expedition Trailer-camerazoom20141023123608802.jpg  

wanderernomad is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 24th October 2014, 10:54   #109
BHPian
 
Shubhendra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Poona
Posts: 974
Thanked: 1,177 Times
Default re: A Mahindra CJ500 DP and a custom made Expedition Trailer

Quote:
Originally Posted by wanderernomad View Post
Meanwhile got hold of an original rooplas fibre top and will use it as winter kit on the jeep. Some pictures of the FRP top.
Its a nice thing to have. But, how will you accommodate changes you are making for soft top ? i think scissor top has to be removable type for FRP top.

Shubhendra
Shubhendra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th October 2014, 11:24   #110
Senior - BHPian
 
wanderernomad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Chandigarh
Posts: 2,382
Thanked: 777 Times
Default re: A Mahindra CJ500 DP and a custom made Expedition Trailer

Quote:
Originally Posted by Shubhendra View Post
Its a nice thing to have. But, how will you accommodate changes you are making for soft top ? i think scissor top has to be removable type for FRP top.

Shubhendra
Shubhendra jee that is the question am addressing these days. One option is to mount the scissors inside the tub so that they fold flat behind the rear seat within the body tub outline. Another option is to mount it with the bracket screwed on the body tub and simply unscrew the two brackets to mount the FRP top.
wanderernomad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th October 2014, 11:31   #111
BHPian
 
Shubhendra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Poona
Posts: 974
Thanked: 1,177 Times
Default re: A Mahindra CJ500 DP and a custom made Expedition Trailer

[quote=wanderernomad;3563310 Another option is to mount it with the bracket screwed on the body tub and simply unscrew the two brackets to mount the FRP top.[/QUOTE]

Above option is good, get the bracket fabricated in such a way that it doesnt obstruct FRP when you put it on.

Shubhendra
Shubhendra is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 24th October 2014, 19:37   #112
Senior - BHPian
 
wanderernomad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Chandigarh
Posts: 2,382
Thanked: 777 Times
Default re: A Mahindra CJ500 DP and a custom made Expedition Trailer

What tyre pressure should I run? The mechanic last time put it at 40psi and during the road trip today, I found the drive too be wobbly. Also found a bit of steering vibration a bit more pronounced than the previous drives.
wanderernomad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 28th October 2014, 19:37   #113
Senior - BHPian
 
wanderernomad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Chandigarh
Posts: 2,382
Thanked: 777 Times
Default re: A Mahindra CJ500 DP and a custom made Expedition Trailer

Finally designed the rear swing type spare tyre carrier. In order to make clearance for the drop down tail gate a wooden block has been added between the original swing arm mount and the body tub. The anchor plate has been shortened and the spare tyre moved more towards the edge. I also plan to add an arm made of angle iron to hold a jerrycan. That arm shall be held to the rear bumper by anchor points made of rubber hood latches. I also plan to support the weight of the tyre with a small wedge welded onto the rear bumper and support the spare tyre at its lowest point.Some pictures:
Attached Thumbnails
A Mahindra CJ500 DP and a custom made Expedition Trailer-camerazoom20141028183727145.jpg  

A Mahindra CJ500 DP and a custom made Expedition Trailer-camerazoom20141028183737776.jpg  

A Mahindra CJ500 DP and a custom made Expedition Trailer-camerazoom20141028183747398.jpg  

A Mahindra CJ500 DP and a custom made Expedition Trailer-camerazoom20141028183806216.jpg  

A Mahindra CJ500 DP and a custom made Expedition Trailer-camerazoom20141028183837348.jpg  

A Mahindra CJ500 DP and a custom made Expedition Trailer-camerazoom20141028183855169.jpg  

A Mahindra CJ500 DP and a custom made Expedition Trailer-camerazoom20141028183903409.jpg  

wanderernomad is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 5th November 2014, 15:01   #114
Senior - BHPian
 
wanderernomad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Chandigarh
Posts: 2,382
Thanked: 777 Times
Default re: A Mahindra CJ500 DP and a custom made Expedition Trailer

Body mount brackets have been fixed for the canopy scissors. I plan to make the canopy in two parts. The first part shall cover only the front seats and shall have tie down straps at its rear end and also a zipper to attach to the rear part. The front part shall be folded and packed in a custom made bag mounted on the windshield top itself while the rear shall get stored behind the rear seats. I plan to add an additional flap over the zipper part that shall have a Velcro strip at its end to attach snugly to the rear part. Any suggestions on cons of the dual canopy setup?
wanderernomad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th November 2014, 19:32   #115
Senior - BHPian
 
wanderernomad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Chandigarh
Posts: 2,382
Thanked: 777 Times
Default re: A Mahindra CJ500 DP and a custom made Expedition Trailer

Took the jeep out for some 4x4 fun and it was a hoot. Was able to use both H and L range and it was fun on the loose sand of the river bank. Shall post some pictures and video soon.
wanderernomad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th November 2014, 10:09   #116
Senior - BHPian
 
wanderernomad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Chandigarh
Posts: 2,382
Thanked: 777 Times
Default re: A Mahindra CJ500 DP and a custom made Expedition Trailer

The pictures are here now.
Attached Thumbnails
A Mahindra CJ500 DP and a custom made Expedition Trailer-img20141106wa0053.jpg  

A Mahindra CJ500 DP and a custom made Expedition Trailer-camerazoom20141106134155885.jpg  

A Mahindra CJ500 DP and a custom made Expedition Trailer-camerazoom20141106123231739.jpg  

A Mahindra CJ500 DP and a custom made Expedition Trailer-camerazoom20141106144108341.jpg  

wanderernomad is offline   (2) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 7th November 2014, 20:24   #117
Senior - BHPian
 
wanderernomad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Chandigarh
Posts: 2,382
Thanked: 777 Times
Default re: A Mahindra CJ500 DP and a custom made Expedition Trailer

Some videos of the off roaring fun.


wanderernomad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th November 2014, 22:00   #118
Senior - BHPian
 
wanderernomad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Chandigarh
Posts: 2,382
Thanked: 777 Times
Default re: A Mahindra CJ500 DP and a custom made Expedition Trailer

The suspension is stiff. What is the ideal spring setup that I should use? Should I remove a couple of short springs and put in the longer bolero ones?
wanderernomad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th November 2014, 17:59   #119
Senior - BHPian
 
wanderernomad's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Chandigarh
Posts: 2,382
Thanked: 777 Times
Default re: A Mahindra CJ500 DP and a custom made Expedition Trailer

Got the nozzles cleaned and replaced 2 but still the smoke issue is not sorted out. Now the mech wants to open the head. What should I do? Gurus please help with this smoke issue.
wanderernomad is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 25th November 2014, 18:43   #120
BHPian
 
Shubhendra's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2009
Location: Poona
Posts: 974
Thanked: 1,177 Times
Default re: A Mahindra CJ500 DP and a custom made Expedition Trailer

Quote:
Originally Posted by wandearernomad View Post
What should I do?
Please check your PM.

Shubhendra
Shubhendra is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Grand Vitara gets custom made skid plates Samurai 4x4 Technical 107 11th October 2016 10:47
Project: 1987 Mahindra CJ500 4x4. Turbo & more drsamuelk 4x4 Vehicles 17 30th July 2016 15:25
Mahindra CJ500 with coilover suspension. EDIT: Rover V8 engine coming up Ryuk Technical Stuff 7 27th January 2016 12:02
Mumbai Cops on Custom made Enfields iron Motorbikes 1 14th April 2014 18:45
Report & Pics: Mahindra Navistar MN25 Tipper & MN40 Tractor Trailer Launch Stratos Commercial Vehicles 17 3rd April 2013 20:17


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 04:22.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks