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Old 22nd June 2008, 10:59   #211
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Samurai, the jeep looks beautiful without the top. Infact the canvas was hiding the functional beauty of this machine.

Dan that was the most apt analogy to help describe the semi & full floaters.
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Old 23rd June 2008, 15:21   #212
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Samurai, the jeep looks beautiful without the top. Infact the canvas was hiding the functional beauty of this machine.
Thanks Shankar. I too quickly realised it once I removed the cover. Incidently my camera was with me, so I had do an unplanned photoshoot session.

Today the Jeep got the full diesel wash treatment before I handed it over for some work at the neighbourhood garage.

1) Radiator core to be changed.
2) Full body anti-rust treatment.
3) New key cylinder, old one is quite worn out. I can remove the key straight out and engine will be still running.
4) Rims and bumper going black.
5) The aluminium border work riveted to the body is a problem. Thinking of covering it with black vinyl beading work.
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Saumrai your jeep looks lovely without the top. So its a two seater or has it got the rear seats also? Hows the comfort level with the bucket seats?
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LIke other said the Jeep looks lovely with out the soft top, the Diesel wash seems to have done wonders, it looks so clean & gleaming
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Old 23rd June 2008, 17:15   #215
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LIke other said the Jeep looks lovely with out the soft top, the Diesel wash seems to have done wonders, it looks so clean & gleaming
Cough, cough, this was shot before the diesel wash.
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Awesome thread Samurai, my Jeep has been restored and waiting for me in Kerala. Would be back in India by July 15th and would get her to Chennai next weekend. Two things pending are a good canvas soft top and Roll Cage.

Learnt so much from the thread, have to now practically see it once I get the jeep.

Once again, great delineated thread
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I did notice a red Jeep dropped on its side being winched out sideways in some offroad trip here in India. Can't recall where it was.

Do try it the next time you are out. At times you feel the co-passenger is almost sitting above you, its scary, but you love your vehicle when it does this without going into a downward slide, and worse a rollover .

Oh BTW when you need to go up the very tall dunes you do this for considerable stretches as you climb. I think Vikid has posted some shots of his friends doing this.
@DKG, what you are suggesting is that our friend Nitrous get into a jeep and do a rollover? Anyways, he's already done that mate. The pics are with one of our JT members. Only difference is that, that vehicle was a gypsy driven by yours truly!


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where did this happen nitrous?

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That happened for so that Nitrous could 'pose' along and impress his girlfriends:
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Cough, cough, this was shot before the diesel wash.
Wow that means it is in such spec & clean condition by default, good man
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@Samurai: For the exposed fuel line get a steel braided hose of the same size.
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Dear Samurai - ref your post no 76 above on your axle shaft query, your CL340 is equipped with the original design semifloating axle. Nothing will ever happen to it. Just put new oil (SAE90EP) till filler plug level and you will be OK. There is no load on the axle (the vehicle is too tiny to load the axle), so factor of safety is very high.

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Dear Samurai - ref your post no 76 above on your axle shaft query, your CL340 is equipped with the original design semifloating axle. Nothing will ever happen to it. Just put new oil (SAE90EP) till filler plug level and you will be OK. There is no load on the axle (the vehicle is too tiny to load the axle), so factor of safety is very high.

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Fully agree with this statement. There is no need for full float on the rear axle, unless you really do some extreme off roading and increase your engine output drastically.

But keep in mind that the quality of the axle is very important, and you should use Mahindra genuine axles. Other aftermarket or "local" axles are made of very low grade material that will shear very easily. Needless to say, upgrading to full float rear axles is not a solution to this type of failure.

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How do I know whether I have original axle, any identification mark?

Meanwhile, I went to pickup my Jeep yesterday and the mechanic was concerned about my battery. He had removed the battery and placed in his office so that it won't get stolen. When he put the battery back after 3 days of non-use, it wouldn't start. He had to jump start it.

He showed me one more thing, when he pressed the A-pedal hard, the battery indicator (ammeter?) hardly moved. He said something is wrong with the battery or the connector, one connector was loose but couldn't be removed due to rusty nut. So I left the Jeep so that he can take the battery to Udupi and get it checked with an auto-electrician.
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Just got the report on the battery, one plate is loose, could be broken or having contact problem. Therefore, I won't get the Jeep until tomorrow evening.
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He showed me one more thing, when he pressed the A-pedal hard, the battery indicator (ammeter?) hardly moved. He said something is wrong with the battery or the connector, one connector was loose but couldn't be removed due to rusty nut. So I left the Jeep so that he can take the battery to Udupi and get it checked with an auto-electrician.
Yep it's an ammeter. It's a very useful piece of equipment to have it helps to diagnose electrical problems like this easier. When the ammeter is moving very much to the right (+ve) while the engine is running it means the battery is almost drained. If it moves only slightly then battery has charge and it's not draining very much. If it's moving to the left (-ve) then battery is not getting charged and is discharging. If it doesn't move then some faulty connection or component so the circuit is not closed.

It's there in my Bullet too Very useful.

I might not be entirely correct with the ammeter diagnosis so experts please correct if wrong.

Good to hear the problem has been diagnosed promptly!
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BTW, when the seller (Jammy) heard about the battery trouble, he offered to buy it back. Apparently that battery has one year warranty.

So I am free to buy a new battery, so what is a good brand to buy, and what is the specification for CJ340?

BTW, can somebody explain exactly how this Jeep ammeter works? Sankar's explanation didn't take me all the way, no offense.

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