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Old 8th July 2010, 13:49   #736
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Okay, since nobody knows the FE of thar on highway, lets get back to off road question.
Where is the ECU located? Is it in the engine bay?
If so, will having the snorkel help. for example lets say vehicle fitted with a snorkel and engine bay submerged. Will the vehicle keep moving, or some electrical short circuits can occur.
I understand a Common rail engine has electronics everywhere.
In such scenarios, what is the fording capability of Thar with and without snorkel? Please note that I assume that the driver has enough sense to keep rpm high so that water does not enter thorough exhaust.
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I'm only scared about one thing. All the talk about FE shouldn't prompt mahindra to optimize the vehicle for FE at the cost of performance.
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What do you mean "should not prompt mahindra". Thar is already optimized for FE(105bhp map).
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Okay, since nobody knows the FE of thar on highway, lets get back to off road question.
Where is the ECU located? Is it in the engine bay?
If so, will having the snorkel help. for example lets say vehicle fitted with a snorkel and engine bay submerged. Will the vehicle keep moving, or some electrical short circuits can occur.
I understand a Common rail engine has electronics everywhere.
In such scenarios, what is the fording capability of Thar with and without snorkel? Please note that I assume that the driver has enough sense to keep rpm high so that water does not enter thorough exhaust.
The ECU in Bolero is located under the dashboard and I think its the same arrangement in THAR as well.

As regards to FE, official figures will be out once ARAI / VRDE certification is complete. But I expect it to give about 12KMPL on the highway. Well atleast thats what my STORM does with 97BHP, 140 KMPH stints and 100% AC. Xylo's are also supposed to give around that much.
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What do you mean "should not prompt mahindra". Thar is already optimized for FE(105bhp map).
Since final specs are not yet out, mahindra can still change the map na?
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The ECU in Bolero is located under the dashboard and I think its the same arrangement in THAR as well.
Smarty, you are spot on!

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I'm only scared about one thing. All the talk about FE shouldn't prompt mahindra to optimize the vehicle for FE at the cost of performance.
We are trying to strike a balance with FE and Power delivery for Thar, keeping within safe margins from the emission band.

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Okay, since nobody knows the FE of thar on highway, lets get back to off road question.

I understand a Common rail engine has electronics everywhere.
In such scenarios, what is the fording capability of Thar with and without snorkel? Please note that I assume that the driver has enough sense to keep rpm high so that water does not enter thorough exhaust.
I am pretty sure on what FE can be expected (City with traffic/without traffic, General Highway, Expressway, all these with full payload and without payload). Can't quote figures on the forum due to obvious reasons.

Yes there are lots of sensors around. One among them is the TDC position sensor which is mounted on the bell housing close to the front propeller shaft area. Generally, this is the lowest position of sensor in a CRDe engine (for an ABS vehicle it can be a Wheel speed sensor). I don't think it is a cause for worry. Tanveer, now don't ask me how the rain sensing wipers work then. Hope this answers your questions.

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PS- Anirudha, your Storm comes with a 97 BHP engine running on 15" tires and a 3.73 axle ratio.
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PS- Anirudha, your Storm comes with a 97 BHP engine running on 15" tires and a 3.73 axle ratio.
Spikey, i missed a point somewhere. Please re-enlighten me: what's the ratio of the Thar? 4.88?
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It is 4.3, as of now 4.88 is being used in only one model:- Bolero with XD3P engine.

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It is 4.3, as of now 4.88 is being used in only one model:- Bolero with XD3P engine.

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Oh ho spikey! 4.3 why? Emission norms or for FE? If i fit 31" tyres to it, it'll for all practical purposes land by with 3.73 ratio!

Why is Mahindra down shifting the ratios as they develop vehicles? The CJ340 came with 5.38, then the CL340 and MMs came with 4.88 and now 4.3 for the Thar.
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Yes there are lots of sensors around. One among them is the TDC position sensor which is mounted on the bell housing close to the front propeller shaft area. Generally, this is the lowest position of sensor in a CRDe engine (for an ABS vehicle it can be a Wheel speed sensor). I don't think it is a cause for worry. Tanveer, now don't ask me how the rain sensing wipers work then. Hope this answers your questions.
Well sort off. So you are saying as long as I do not get water in the air intake in the stock non snorkel thar, I should be fine doing water fording(2-3 feet max I think). Right?
Please understand I ask all these questions, because I am looking at the Thar from a touring standpoint, not OTR standpoint!
All discussion has been from a OTR standpoint!
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Oh ho spikey! 4.3 why? Emission norms or for FE? If i fit 31" tyres to it, it'll for all practical purposes land by with 3.73 ratio!

Why is Mahindra down shifting the ratios as they develop vehicles? The CJ340 came with 5.38, then the CL340 and MMs came with 4.88 and now 4.3 for the Thar.
Yes, pretty much to do with FE, NVH and Emissions. We have two bands of customers:- 1. Who want raw power, FE is not an issue. For them 4.88 is a good option. 2. On the other hand we have tourers e.g. Tanveer who want decent FE and power, for them 3.73/4.1 would have been fine. As you have guessed by now we cannot satisfy these tolerance bands hence the ratio 4.3

If you fit a 31" tyre the effective ratio will become 4.022. Downshifting of ratios also has relation to the nature of engines currently in use. If you have a engine developing avg/low power you try and utilize the ratios to achieve a better result.

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Well sort off. So you are saying as long as I do not get water in the air intake in the stock non snorkel thar, I should be fine doing water fording(2-3 feet max I think). Right?
Please understand I ask all these questions, because I am looking at the Thar from a touring standpoint, not OTR standpoint!
All discussion has been from a OTR standpoint!
Tanveer, your queries are genuine. ^^ is pretty much OK.

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Smile CMVR, i guess !

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Oh ho spikey! 4.3 why? ...Why is Mahindra down shifting the ratios as they develop vehicles? ...
I guess it must be due to CMVR.

EDIT : I see SPIKE ARRESTOR has answered it already.

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@BT that does not mean it is an excuse (as mentioned in your last edited post), every manufacturer has to comply with these laws. To stand inside the gates of M&M is a privilege, not many people have that. For an outsider, making guesses standing outside the gates is a much simpler job.

Also it is a proud feeling witnessing the development of a vehicle right from the first mechanical prototype to the ones rolling out from the Assembly line (in my Thar team I along with DB Sir are the only people who have seen all this). At an age of 23 what more could I ask for? You may call that as an excuse, but then you never get to see the other side of the forest standing outside the M&M gate, isn't it?

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PS- I have said this earlier too, the feeling of seeing a vehicle (the one you have worked for) on the roads is DIVINE, not many in a lifetime get this opportunity
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^^^That post was in a lighter vein...I guess you missed the smiley in the post title.

I did not mean to say it was an excuse.

I fully agree with what you say. I know the kind of elation I experienced when I underwent in-plant training at AL factory in Chennai. It was quite a revelation to see all those huge machines, and the bus/lorry chassis in different stages of manufacture. And I was just on observation-training. I can understand how it would feel to be part of that process itself.

Now, where is that waving-the-white-flag smiley ? Drat...dont find it ...so got to do with this .
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