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Old 9th April 2010, 23:06   #226
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+ 1 Santosh please let me know too. Even i want one for my 550.
Nishant, Santosh got it from CAR automobiles. Also available in Prestige.
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Old 9th April 2010, 23:15   #227
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Nishant, Santosh got it from CAR automobiles. Also available in Prestige.
Thanks vijay.

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Thanks for the cooling system explanation man. Good of you to share the knowledge.

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Old 9th April 2010, 23:25   #228
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Dear Tejas - cap is correct. Check the vertical dimension of the neck v/s cap. Cap dimension in free condition (not fitted on neck) must be slightly more than neck dimension. The amount of pressing down pre-loads the spring to a set design value, for it to work at correct pressure during running.

Did you change the top hose pipe?

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Not changed the pipe as yet. My regular mech is not in town and didn't want to go to his subordinate.

The cap fits as you said. Will take more pics and post.

Jaggu, if you can't find it, i'll send it from here. But please ask behram what pressure for your hurricane?
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Well, another problem was overdue and lo, it happened.

Did the Alibaug OTR last weekend. Everyone must have seen the snaps. The water fording wasn't much either.

Got the car serviced on tuesday and drove it on thursday for a while as well. However, no issue till then.

This evening, tried to crank the jeep but nope nothing happened. Checked other electricals, the lights, etc worked and battery was showing approx 9 volts.
All i was getting was a khrrrrr sound on cranking. Checked for earthing somewhere, removed the deck, etc and tried again but to no avail.

I'm not an electrical guy, so called my regular honda mechanic who's closeby. He saw and said the starter motor is gone. Apparently only the "bandage" is moving. Whatever that means.

Anyways, found out that a new one costs 5500 bucks here. So he's taken this one out and will try to repair it.

Now why did it happen? Any ideas?

Another thing i noticed is that after the last OTR near the sea, the rusting process has accelerated very quickly (especially the air filter cover and the exhaust manifold. even the pulley has rusted). See all the rust in the engine bay area. It wasn't like this before. Any idea how to prevent it for the future? Anything needs to be replaced now?
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Starter Motor: Water gone in and shorted. I am pretty sure your alternator is busted too.

Next time, go easy on the whole water fording thing. Or just be prepared to work on the starter motor and alternator.
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Starter Motor: Water gone in and shorted. I am pretty sure your alternator is busted too.

Next time, go easy on the whole water fording thing. Or just be prepared to work on the starter motor and alternator.
That was my first thought. But why after a week? Could it be due to water jet while servicing?
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That was my first thought. But why after a week? Could it be due to water jet while servicing?
Water could have also stayed in and then the inside of your starter motor gets rusted. That is how it usually always happens in a Starter motor after water fording.
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Apparently only the "bandage" is moving. Whatever that means.
He must have meant Starter Bendix.

Water + dust + weeks time == Starter Kaput.

Have it serviced and check for shorted electrical wires.

You can push start it.
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This is what water does to the electricals. I too learnt this the hard way and at the end changed the alternator and the starter motor on my MM550. That was the last of any water fording, jumping etc etc for me!!!
Now I am really careful.
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Fascinating thread. I myself am thinking about picking up a Jeep Rubicon (Chrysler) here, for my wife.
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Just got a call from the mechanic. The starter has been repaired. Couldn't speak to him much so don't know what had gone wrong. Will get details in the evening.

BTW, my pulley is completely brown with rust. Should i replace it or just sand paper it down?

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Nothing much you can do apart from drying the engine bay thoroughly after a water wash, i usually park the vehicle (even the swift) with bay open for couple of hours after a wash and blow dry. I dont like the idea of smearing oil or diesel inside the bay after wash.

Rudra has done a 3M protection inside the engine bay on his Optra, this is a very good idea if you dont mind splurging.
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The starter motor is back. Starts on first crank. However, the battery indicator light is on. Drove for a while thinking battery may be down but the light does not go. The volt meter shows 11volts approx.
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The starter motor is back. Starts on first crank. However, the battery indicator light is on. Drove for a while thinking battery may be down but the light does not go. The volt meter shows 11volts approx.
Then must be alternator gone kaput. Please check for alternator voltage and make sure fan belt is intact.
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