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Old 1st April 2014, 20:04   #346
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My two chariots together at GIP, Noida today. Sorry for the poor picture quality.

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Best of both world's I would say and most practical vehicles in their respective categories.

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Took out the other Toyota from the cold storage. In my Dad's memory, our Toyota Qualis 2001, which I won't sell, crossed 1,26,000 kms. Still going strong on nick knack duty 13 years down the line. Here are a few photos -

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The Engine
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1,26,664 kms on the Odo
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Except the steering wheel, ages quite well
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The interiors still look fresh
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These photos are testimony to why Toyota is such a respected brand all over the world. It has RELIABILITY written all over...
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Time for 25000 kms Service

The Falcon was at 24531 kms on the odo and 25k service was undertaken today
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The usual under belly wash
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There was some white exterior paint which had got stuck on two of the wheels and was removed after persistent pressure wash
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Getting ready for filter cleaning. Only air and A/c filters were cleaned in this service.
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Top wash
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Finally ready. Good job done by my dealership. Costed a paltry 910/- bucks in total.
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Looking smart even after 3 years.
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The Falcon was at 24531 kms on the odo and 25k service was undertaken today


Finally ready. Good job done by my dealership. Costed a paltry 910/- bucks in total.

Looking smart even after 3 years.
What! Only 910 rs for 25k service? Unbelievable. No wonder why Toyota is so reliable!
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30,000 km Service 09-07-2015

The Falcon was at 29,350 kms and it was time for the 30k Service. This is a MAJOR service, I had booked a EXPRESS Maintenance Service a day earlier and they were waiting for me

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The regular wash cycle
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As 4 years had nearly passed, I asked for a Battery Test. The result was positive and the battery was still going strong.
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The major items changed were the engine oil, oil filter, air filter & the A/C filter. The Total cost was 8378/-. Some Diamond Brite Spray care of various hinges and electrical terminals was done free of cost by some Made in UK products. One Driver side wiper was changed a few days back at a cost of approx. 1600/-.
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The Toyota is still going bullet proof and strong as ever, living up to its reputation.

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31000 kms and going strong. No major issues to report except I hear some squeaks from the driver side door beading. Maybe some WD40 should solve the issue.
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^^^

Please use Vinyl and Leather polish on the rubber beading ; no WD40.

Better still please get the driver door adjusted . It looks like the door is a tad loose.

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Hi,

My Fortuner is due for service this month. (25K service)
Request you to answer following queries to help me better with my complaints to service advisor.
1. Is there a door switch in Engine bay to sound alarm when engine bay is opened in "LOCK" condition. I could not locate one, neither there was a sound, when i tried to test.

2. My Front left door alarm cum door switch is behaving strangely. It does give signal for door open in display but signal is not passed on to alarm system, which considers the door to be closed. (No alarm on opening in "LOCK" or while pressing "LOCK" with door open)

Thanks.
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Dkaile Sir,
Apologies for hijacking your thread. Would you or the other long term fortuner owners be able to confirm if a cross members does exist in the pre-2015 Fortuner. If indeed its been removed then its a genuine cause for concern. I'm cross-posting this photo from the Endeavor thread. Once again my apologies for taking over your thread.

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Image Credit Superflyboy! (thanks)
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Battery Change 16-06-2016

It was time for battery change of the Fortuner @34800 kms

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It is an 85Ah battery and I changed it with a EXIDE MILEAGE battery. As my original Fortuner Battery was also EXIDE and lasted me full 5 years, I decided to stick to the OEM. It costed me 4500 each after giving back the old battery.

The Fortuner Battery model is FMI0-MI105D31L and MRP 6500/-

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came with a 3 year warranty

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Amaron were cheaper by 5-600 bucks but I decided to stick with my 'trusted' brand.

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It was time for battery change of the Fortuner @34800 kms
Thanks for the update, Dhiraj! I have been contemplating adding a second battery in my Fortunar since I am running a set of Auxiliary lights, winch and a heavy ICE which I can utilize the additional battery for. Given your feedback, I would also prefer Exide since my stock one is working very well so far.
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35,000 km, 5th PAID Service on 11-07-2015 @34971kms

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The Falcon was at 34,971 kms and it was time for the 35k Service, exactly one year after the 4th Service. Yes, the 'truck' is driven quite less as with all my other four wheelers, with my primary love having shifted to two wheels...Lolz. This again is a MINOR service and as usual I had booked a EXPRESS Maintenance Service two day earlier.

First a thorough under-body wash was undertaken

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Then the SUV was shifted to the service bay area

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All the brakes were opened up, cleaned, adjusted for bite and checked for wear. With my driving style, here you can see that the original brake pads still have more than 50% life left in them even after 35k kms

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Propeller Shaft greasing underway. Usually it needs to be undertaken every 10k kms but since they had skipped it in the previous service as they were out of grease, I got it completed, free of cost, in this one.

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The Air Filter and the Cabin AC Filter were removed to be cleaned. This picture is before cleaning. Quite clean, as they had been replaced in the previous service.

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Time for a thorough engine cleanup and body wash

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And the engine after the 3M care

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The Battery Terminals was sprayed by a special compound by Diamond Brite Spray, UK, as also done previously. They usually charge for this but mine was done FOC.

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Minor touch-up was done to the small nicks and bruises it caught up this year.

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All ready to leave the service area

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And here it is ready for delivery

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Looking as fabulous as the day I bought it

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Bullet proof Toyota Quality and my TLC contributed to this...

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Ready for another year

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Total damages were 1347/- and that is all I invested in this BRUTE this whole year, apart from the battery that was changed.

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Back Home.... and it's ready to LIVE to DRIVE. Maybe LEH next year, as this year I am planning that trip on my Himalayan.

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Short 1 day Trip to Poanta Sahib and Mussourie 547kms

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The route taken was Meerut - Shamli - Karnal - Yamuna Nagar - Poanta Sahib - Herbertpur - Dehradun - Mussourie - Haridwar - Najibabad - Bijnor - Meerut

Fantastic new roads on this route

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Toilet Break/Fuel, if needed, at Yamuna Nagar

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The last 30 kms to Poanta Sahib are just a dream

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Fantastic flats with some great curves too

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The forest roads are just refreshing

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The Asan Barrage Bird Sanctuary is just a fantastic stop. Comes just after Poanta Sahib on the Herbertpur-Dehradun Road.

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Some fantastic views here too

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Homage at Poanta Sahib with family

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The fantastic roads continue post Herbertpur

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Even Mussourie welcomed us with fantastic weather after the heat in the plains

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Pristine Mussourie after fresh showers

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Saying goodbye to Mussourie. Felt like December in peak summers.

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547 kms of great driving roads

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35536 on the odo on return. This model of the Fortuner is a Bulletproof Classic. Will last a decade or two for sure without issues...

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