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Old 30th May 2017, 21:44   #1
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I'm not a DIY person myself but chanced upon this informative channel on YouTube maintained by a rather net savvy mechanic from Mumbai. Very detailed videos on DIY stuff like changing filters and other complex stuff on almost all the cars in India. This guy, going by the name Arundev Acharya seems very passionate about his job and doesn't mind sharing it on YouTube. I'm not connected with him in anyway; just wanted to share stuff that I've been watching for quite sometime now.

DIY Videos by Arundev on YouTube

Some sample videos:

Suzuki Ertiga Diesel Oil Change and Service:


Honda Amaze Diesel Oil Change and Service:


Mahindra Xylo Clutch Replacement:


Toyota Corolla Parking Brake Installation:


Suzuki Swift Diesel Timing Belt Replacement:


There are more on his channel. Hope you DIY guys find it useful.
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Wow. Even I was looking to open a thread on him! You beat me to it.

The kind of detail and enthusiasm along with the knowledge he has add to the viewer experience. It's been only a month since I came across his channel, and what detail he delves into.

Kudos to people like these, who shed light on the (lesser known) technical aspect of cars and what really goes into keeping them on the road.

A few more of his videos:

A flywheel change on an Aria:


A water pump replacement on the Xylo:


A V-belt replacement on the XUV 500:

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Thanks for sharing.
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Suzuki Swift Diesel Timing Belt Replacement:
That is a Swift 1.3L petrol engine, not a diesel (which uses a timing chain). Please do not use the video as a guide to DIY on a diesel engine.

I believe the belt change interval is 80k km, not 50k as the gentleman insists.
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A water pump replacement on the Xylo:
There's no coolant (just plain dirty water) in the system, and severe corrosion. And then he replaces the jammed water pump with a "second hand" unit, which appears equally corroded. Roadside jugaad at its best.

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Thanks for sharing.

Please do not use the video as a guide to DIY on a diesel engine.

I believe the belt change interval is 80k km, not 50k as the gentleman insists.
My bad. It's Swift Petrol.

Yeah, I agree, he's not the 'best practices' person to follow. To me, personally, his videos are really helpful in identifying various parts. When I had my Ertiga, I didn't know how to access the air filter. I've seen some pictures but nothing like a video. Again, as I said, I'm not a DIY person and for someone like me, it's really informative and helpful as I'm too wary to tinker around my own car.
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