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|6th January 2009, 01:41||#181|
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Wow! What a wonderful thread.
Congrats Sabareesh! Indeed,its been a really good journey from where you started.Amazing work done on the jeep. And pretty quick too,if I may say so.
Enjoy every minute in the Jeep! Drive safe!
|2nd April 2009, 16:52||#182|
Just a query... today morning while going through regular JEEPer's duties under the bonnet, I could see fan belt's marks on the radiator pipe. Though the fan belt was not rubbing on the hose, I am a bit skeptical about it now that I have seen the damage.
Just wanted your suggestions on it. Please see the pics.
See the circled part...
This pic was taken with the Engine On, the belt is not touching the hose, how come the mark then ???
One more thing, I saw some oil leakage part from this part of the engine, it it normal ? Can anybody help me with this part's name ??
I have added a new soft top as of now to cope up with summer heat. Will click some pics and upload it tomorrow.
Last edited by Sabareesh : 2nd April 2009 at 16:56.
|6th April 2009, 11:49||#184|
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Dear Sabareesh - your thread has not got lost. I saw your PM also but I am just not getting time, that's all. The marking in the hose pipe is due to the belt rubbing with it. This dimension is critical and therefore hose diameter is reduced in this area as you can see. The reasons are incorrect belt tension and undesireable movement of the engine as related to the radiator due to sagging of engine mounting insulators. Check them out. The minor seepage of engine oil is from the filler cap. This has a gauze below it for ventilation of the crankcase. I remember that your vehicle did not have the cap when you recieved it. You have fitted the cap subsequently. This cap does not seem to be OE supply (original equipment), so crankcase pressure will exceed 50 mm of water column which will lead to such symptoms. I suggest you go to Global Gallerie in Panvel which is nearest from Ambarnath, contact Chandrakant there, let him talk to me and I will guide you in totality. Also check the oil consumption rate (cc / 1000 kms) and PM me the details.
|7th April 2009, 12:43||#185|
Btw, there is one more issue with the JEEP, my Fuel Gauge meter barely moves above the Empty mark even if the tank is filled up 3/4th. Also, Diesel leaks from the Tank Cap if the tank is full or filled up 3/4th.
What is the remedy for this ???
|25th May 2009, 10:40||#186|
Did some D.I.Y this weekend.
The Radiator drain plug was leaking water for quite sometime, and the left side headlight was not working when in Dipper mode.
I finally decided to fix it on Sunday.
Brought a new bulb, fixed up the headlight and then sat down to sort out the radiator plug issue.
First, I un-screwed the old plug and took it to the friendly neighborhood spare parts shop for identification. Purchased a new one for 20 bucks and fixed it. Here are the pics.
The old plug and the new one.
See the joint where the old one was broken. Sorry for the blurred pic.
The new one fixed on the slot. I topped up the radiator after this to check whether there was a leak. There was none, Hurray !! D.I.Y done successfully
Btw, I had to add pics of my JEEP with the soft top. Since I use it as a daily drive now, I opted for a soft top to avoid the heat and dust.
Last edited by Sabareesh : 25th May 2009 at 10:41.
|7th September 2009, 14:54||#187|
I got some modifications done to my fuel tank last week. The cap and gasket were intact but fuel used to leak even with 1/2 tank of diesel.
I brought Indica's fuel cap and neck from CST Road and got it gas welded to the tank after removing the existing neck. After this modification, I topped up fuel and went for a small off-road session nearby to check results. It worked perfectly.
No no more spillage .
Here are some pics of the trail where the JEEP was checked. I haven't clicked the close ups of the setup, will click in a day or 2 and post those as well.
Last edited by Sabareesh : 7th September 2009 at 15:07.
|7th September 2009, 15:14||#188|
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Your jeep looks good and is functional! Please change that rear view mirror. Fit Bolero's mirrors LH & RH.Goes well with this jeep. Will help you reversing the vehicle lot easier especially because of a huge blind spot in the rear 3 quarters.
|7th September 2009, 15:31||#189|
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I have been having the same issue with fuel leak in my jeep , welding a indica fuel cap is a smart idea I shall try that too!!
|7th September 2009, 16:15||#190|
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Awesome thread Sabareesh enjoyed going through it a lot..the last picture is really good.. please can you post the total cost of the resto.. Would be very grateful if you did
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