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Old 17th October 2008, 13:31   #31
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My friends green 550 was in worst state than yours. Take it as a challange and a hobby rolled into one.
You said it, man. Can't be worse than this : That's my Jeep prior to restoration.

My 2000 Mm550 Xd & Its Restoration-1.jpg

My 2000 Mm550 Xd & Its Restoration-2.jpg

How it is now. New everything (pretty much).

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It's like giving shape to a child.
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Old 17th October 2008, 16:51   #32
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Hi All,

I used the word " Restoration" really meaning it in all senses. I was aware on the cost and work which I will have to put into the vehicle to get it into running condition. So don't worry guys I'm not the kind who gets discouraged by a joke, feel free to put forward your opinions what ever it may be. As Parm says only Bravehearts restore jeeps and I'm one of them.cheers:

Now coming to the work part :

The FIP is in really bad shape and needs to be redone completely. I intend to get a new BOSCH FIP which will cost around 6K. The repair cost of the present one which happens to be a LUCAS will come around 10K. Any suggestions on this matter is awaited.

The cost of reconditioning the engine : Rs. 10,000/- work is under progress. Let me go and click some pics before its dark.

Thank u all.
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Bosch pump is always better.

we are eagerly waiting for the images of your progress.
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My understanding is that Army salvages many spares from the vehicles before they auctioned. That might explain the parts missing from your MM550.

Obviously if you are connected, you will get a good vehicle.
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bravo get a new FIP for your jeep. bosch is suited for this kind of vehicle.cheers:
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HI Bravo, first and foremost congrats for stepping in the world machoism ( puns intended) , as promised do keep a detailed log of the restoration with pics and the dough u are shelling as I am preparing myself to step into the same world as yours and few hundreds of jeep lovers in India
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It should look like this:
@DD, thats the whole engine mate!

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If your vehicle doesnot have its original FIP than you are in a soupe. The FIP of these peugot engines are very expensive. I believe a new one will cost you around 50k. Try sourcing an old one from scrapyard and get it repaired. If you can post the pic of your current FIP I can check it for you.
A new FIP will cost in the region of 12K upwards from Delphi TVS or MICO!

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My neighbour is like that, buy anything and he will claim he could have got it cheaper, when you ask him to then get the item for you he will claim the shop has closed down etc etc.
Wow, you have free entertainment then: LOL

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I'm posting a few pics of the FIP as it is. Guys please try to identify it. Awaiting replies.
We need the side view not the top view, either way, try to locate the serial number on the pump, you'll have better information sourcing similar ones from the market!

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The FIP is in really bad shape and needs to be redone completely. I intend to get a new BOSCH FIP which will cost around 6K. The repair cost of the present one which happens to be a LUCAS will come around 10K. Any suggestions on this matter is awaited.
Please get the correct model FIP suited for your engine, else you will be going around in circles!

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bravo get a new FIP for your jeep. bosch is suited for this kind of vehicle.cheers:
WHy not Delphi Pumps? Whats wrong with them? Both supply pumps to Mahindra and are similar in specifications.
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@DD, thats the whole engine mate!
No it's not. It only the top part of the outside of it. Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle makes getting the whole thing impossible.
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No it's not. It only the top part of the outside of it. Heisenberg's Uncertainty Principle makes getting the whole thing impossible.
I would like to get some of that stuff you are smoking. Dalai lama dragging and now this. DD, you are amazing.
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Hey bravo
Any update on the FIP. And how is the restoration going?

I am currently on the lookout for a 550 myself.
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Congratulations on your new Machine The Great MM550 !!*
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Team-BHP Classifieds - 2000 Mahindra MM 550 XD 4x4 - Powered by PhotoPost Classifieds i think this is the completed project
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only bravehearts restore jeeps......other just watch it passing by!

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Excellent tip there pram.. touched my heart . I am going to use this as my tag line. Hope it aint copyrighted

Bravo Siera.. congratulations on your new buy. Your gonna love this babe, when she is up an running.

Although there will be times when frustration gets to you in a number of ways (I have experienced this first hand). Dont lose heart, ofcourse take suggestions and ideas from members we are all here to help you.

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Looks good..

A question!
It says number of owners "1". Isn't the jeep purchased by the army before qualify as the first owner?
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The moments spent on the restoration job is something to be cherished.
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