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Old 2nd April 2012, 20:01   #136
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Zalaps, I do not know why you have quoted me, may be to bring my attention to this thread (??). I am answering your query guessing this reason.

Following is a ball park figure you can use for calibration-

1. 1st marking 'C' - 40 deg C
2. 2nd marking at 12 o'clock position - 80 deg C
3. 3rd marking at around 1 o'clock position - 110 deg C
4. 4th marking 'H' - 120 deg C

Between 80 deg C and 110 deg C the region is called as 'flat / dead zone', which means the movement of gauge is not in proportion to the scale.

Temperature rise till 110 deg C is not normal and reasons for this must be investigated. Ideally it must be around the 80~90 deg C mark.

Does that help?

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hi,
i have been using Thar DI for over 5 months now, and have covered around 14000 kms on the vehicle. to put it in some simple pics,,,

Mahindra Thar MDI - Driven!-dscn4736.jpg


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@ whitemm550 all the 4 pics seem to be same is it by intention or mistake ? please check . nice pics of the white Thar .
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@ whitemm550 all the 4 pics seem to be same is it by intention or mistake ? please check . nice pics of the white Thar .
Notice the top of the windshield.
Its slowly landing after the jump
Its shot in burst mode, i presume.
Cheers,
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PS: Nice jump there whitemm550!
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Old 3rd April 2012, 09:31   #140
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Zalaps, I do not know why you have quoted me, may be to bring my attention to this thread (??). I am answering your query guessing this reason.

Following is a ball park figure you can use for calibration-

1. 1st marking 'C' - 40 deg C
2. 2nd marking at 12 o'clock position - 80 deg C
3. 3rd marking at around 1 o'clock position - 110 deg C
4. 4th marking 'H' - 120 deg C

Between 80 deg C and 110 deg C the region is called as 'flat / dead zone', which means the movement of gauge is not in proportion to the scale.

Temperature rise till 110 deg C is not normal and reasons for this must be investigated. Ideally it must be around the 80~90 deg C mark.

Does that help?

Spike
Yes. Quate was for attention only.

Thanks for info. It surely helped me in understanding calibration. First service is due next week. Hope to resolve trouble.
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Good review of the thar 4x2! But I am not sure whether this belongs to a 4x4 section? Cuz my 4x2 540 threads were moved to some other sections of the forum!

But proud to have gotten it converted to a 4x4!!! The feeling is awesome!

Its true when they say "Go anywhere, Do anything"..
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Does anybody know if there would be a "refresh" of the Thar DI (like the Thar CRDe)? Would be great to see power steering on the 4x4 DI.

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In THAR DI brochure, M&M says that THAT have tubular chassis. Is major does not have tubular chassis? Is the THAR chassis is same as MM550?
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In THAR DI brochure, M&M says that THAT have tubular chassis. Is major does not have tubular chassis? Is the THAR chassis is same as MM550?
Chasis is a C in C Boxed frame. The cross members are tubular.
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In THAR DI brochure, M&M says that THAT have tubular chassis. Is major does not have tubular chassis? Is the THAR chassis is same as MM550?
I think Thar Di and MM550 NGCS has almost same (box', like Tini mentioned) chassis structure. Older 550's (Pre 2003) have a C-Section chassis.

Here's the Thar Di chassis:

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I am thinking about getting a jeep for farm use-hauling men and material through village roads.

There's two options running in my mind-

1)Buy an used jeep, continue to attend to the usual niggles that come up and maintain it.

2)Buy the Thar DI.

My question to the owners/experts is that, if i buy the new Thar DI, is it a betterment over the rebuilt jeeps?

Did Mahindra did anything to prevent rust to the chassis for thar DI? Or is it going to be the same?

Thanks, in advance.
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Just found out that the PCD of the DI is different from that of the CRDe. I guess it is 139.7 and not 160. The army rims fit just fine.
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Did Mahindra did anything to prevent rust to the chassis for thar DI? Or is it going to be the same?
Please read the first page of thread (& pics) dhanush has reported about rust (and Fit & Finish). I had also seen one badly rusted THAT DI few days ago.
It is still a mystery, that why rusting problem cropped in THAR, whereas there was nothing in ‘Major’ model.
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My question to the owners/experts is that, if i buy the new Thar DI, is it a betterment over the rebuilt jeeps?

Did Mahindra did anything to prevent rust to the chassis for thar DI? Or is it going to be the same?
I would say that statistically a new Thar DI is going to be MUCH better than most rebuilt jeeps. For about 3-4 years anyway. After that at least you know how the new jeep has been maintained and what its eccentricities may be. This is valuable knowledge. Also, you will be getting a new MDI3200tc motor which has more low-end grunt than the XD3P motor that is in most rebuilt jeeps. Most people opt for the low-end grunt of the MDI3200tc as being more generally useful, it is better at starting up and has more power at low speed and climbing hills. There are mods you can do to enhance this even further.

I have seen 3 MDI Thars in the showroom, that is, IN THE SHOWROOM, and each had some rust on the sheet metal already. This seems to be the norm for lower priced Mahindra products, e.g. pickups, commercial vehicles. My Invader was delivered with inferior paint and some rust spots on the sheet metal. Rust on the frame and underneath can be addressed by careful cleaning and the application of rust inhibitors. You could even use road tar underneath. I am afraid that this rust concern comes with the territory of owning a Mahindra jeep. But, of course, Mahindra passes the savings of using low cost inferior paint jobs on to you, the customer....if you believe this then I have a used car I'd like to sell to you.
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finally mahindra have introduced powersteering in thar DI 4WD. my cousin took delivery of his jeep yesterday. the steering appears to be offset to the left. mahindra have introduced a flap cover for the diesel tank but sadly it look like an ad-don done by a newbie mechanic.
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