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Old 11th November 2010, 13:11   #196
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Gosh..!! Very close call. Brushing aside what happened, the terrain looks 'cool'. Thanks to JAL. Is it Kelambakkam, palar, other new place?
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Old 11th November 2010, 14:46   #197
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Arka San,
Pls post pics of recovery done, which would be helpful to understand the technique more. am sure you would have recovered the jeep, with minimal damage. i will not say "thank god, ohhh??" like that bcoz i know this incident is just an "OOOOPPPPSSSS" in your 4wd jeeping. anyway, it is nice that all jeepers learn from your hardcore experiences, and be prepared mentally for such things.
Have a nice day - Happy Jeeping Sir !!!
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Arka San,
Pls post pics of recovery done, which would be helpful to understand the technique more. am sure you would have recovered the jeep, with minimal damage. i will not say "thank god, ohhh??" like that bcoz i know this incident is just an "OOOOPPPPSSSS" in your 4wd jeeping. anyway, it is nice that all jeepers learn from your hardcore experiences, and be prepared mentally for such things.
Have a nice day - Happy Jeeping Sir !!!
Hi Shekaran SIR,

We had to wait till 1930hrs and it became dark, so most of us were spotting for the recovery vehicles,as there were similar pits all around.

The Procedure we followed was.

1) Maj.SR Roy attached a tow rope to the Rear RHS Leaf Spring and pull the JEEP upright.

2) Then Vikram (Headers) attached a Tow-Rope to the Chassis in front of the Rear Leaf Spring Hanger, to hold the vehicle upright.

3) The Maj. SR Roy, switched position and pull the JEEP from the back.

After that we did a check for

1) Water in Engine - Nothing

2) Water in Diesel Filter - No Water but there was a air-lock

3) Started the vehicle and let it idle for a few minutes

4) Drained water from the LHS Head-Light and fitted back.

The recovery and Check up took about 25-30mins, and then we drove back to Chennai.

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Old 11th November 2010, 15:17   #199
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Hi Arka,

Nice to know that there were no injuries.
Was it the right front wheel on the high, hard bank and the left front wheel sinking lower in silt, than anticipated and /or a right turn?
Can you post the sequence of events that lead to this, which will help many of us learn something more from you.

You know, it needs a man, confidence and guts to post it.

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Hi Arka,

Nice to know that there were no injuries.
Was it the right front wheel on the high, hard bank and the left front wheel sinking lower in silt, than anticipated and /or a right turn?
Can you post the sequence of events that lead to this, which will help many of us learn something more from you.

You know, it needs a man, confidence and guts to post it.

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Hi Fazal,

I drove over a small hump, and decided to turn into the ditch and climb out, since I was driving in 1st 4H, instead of 1st 4L, the Pit came up very fast while, I was looking back, talking and driving when the vehicle entered the ditch stalled and rolled.

I tried to turn into the slope and reliazed I was standing on my brother, and the steering wouldn't budge.

So I stopped all further antics, and turned the ignition key off.

Once all the passengers got off, we did a customary check for injuries.

Then called in the cavalry and decided to wait.

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Old 11th November 2010, 17:29   #201
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5) Did not Roll-Down the Door Glasses, nothing happened, but the can be a cause for injury.
Hi Arka,

You're guardian angels were watching over you Chief.. Or it could be all your good Karma ON and OFF the road

I've always thought that it would be a good idea to keep the windows rolled up (If you have windows).

Imagine ones limbs or any other part of the body being caught under the vehicle with the weight of the vehicle crushing down on you. The thought of it is just scary!!

If caught in a bad situation, the glass can be kicked out or broken right??

Drive safe...

Prasad

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Arka is human, after all! Gosh, hard to believe it.

Like Fazal Bhai mentioned, it takes a man to admit his mistakes and we can never be sure of what is going to happen especially when we take our eyes off the road.
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couple of pics during the recovery attempts
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Old 15th November 2010, 00:07   #204
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Quote from Faizal - "You know, it needs a man, confidence and guts to post it"
That's Arka - He teaches all of us from his experiences, enlightening us actually.
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@ Arka - Since you had the jeep at its side and water and time at hand why dint you give the under side a good scrub while waiting for the rescue group .

On a serious note nice to know no one was injured. Time to get roll cage I guess.

cheers
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p.s. good that you had the spare bolted down. That tire and rim is god damn heavy. It could have caused some damage to the rear passengers.
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Hi Guys,

Some work has been done on My MM540XD since July.

1) MM550XD Head

2) Engine Oil Condensation Bottle from M2DI.

3) Rebuilt the engine in October

4) 6 Goodyear G90 Tyres for Mud-Terrain Radial 7.50-16

5) Located the winch control box(Solenoid Switch) inside the Cabin, above the Gear Box Shield.

6) Modded the Thermostat for better cooling.

7) Front & Rear Differential Guard from Swastik Viji Fabrications. The quality is superb and very well designed and well-finished.

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Old 25th December 2010, 13:43   #207
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Good job Arka...

How about posting some photos of the guards et al?

p.s: Its about time you give your best in class offroader JEEP a well deserved paint job

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p.s: Its about time you give your best in class offroader JEEP a well deserved paint job
Hi Ritesh,

If I give it a Paint job, it will cease to be the Best in Class.

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Old 25th December 2010, 22:35   #209
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If I give it a Paint job, it will cease to be the Best in Class
, and I remember your saying, ~"If I had that 20K, i would put it in a locker, winch, LSD, etc"...

Arka, what is a oil condenser from a Mdi? Is it different from the oil cooler assy from a mil 550?

Can you please post pics of BOTH to help us understand.
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Arka, what is a oil condenser from a Mdi? Is it different from the oil cooler assy from a mil 550?

Can you please post pics of BOTH to help us understand.
I think he's referring to an 'Oil catch can'.
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