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Old 9th December 2008, 11:17   #241
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P.S. - Do make sure you get your beast in good shape before your snow trip!
Thanks mate! Its in good shape at the moment except for the rear shockers that need to be changed & the tyres (which I plan to change at 50k or thereabouts). Will get these done before I hit Narkhanda.
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Good to know that Truck is back on track !!

Moral of the story: Spend some pennies to save thousands of pennies.
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Whoa! Dont know how this thread slipped by me. So, how much did you end up paying, Suman? Or was it all part of the EW?
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Goosebumps or cold sweat?

But I do agree with you - why the Himalayas, could have been a problem if it happened even on the highway, away from one's comfort zone.
"disconnected the Air cleaner element, isolated the Turbo (made it NA), cranked again & it started up. Signs weren't good - the air cleaner element hose had engine oil in it & he pointed out fresh oil on the top of the Turbo."


Cant one drive it in NA mode?

50k on stock tyres? Thats great!
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Cant one drive it in NA mode?

50k on stock tyres? Thats great!
Of course one can - that's how they drove it to the workshop.

Almost 50k, two of the four are not so hot by way of tread.......
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So, how much did you end up paying, Suman? Or was it all part of the EW?
The Turbo & labour were part of the extended warranty.

The Oil change, switch, sump gasket & oil filter were set off against the taxi hire charges that I'd claimed.

So, didn't pay a penny

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Good to know that Truck is back on track !!

Moral of the story: Spend some pennies to save thousands of pennies.
Absolutely!

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Good to know it's back Suman but sad to hear such a major part failed. Running top-notch now I hope?
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Good to know it's back Suman but sad to hear such a major part failed. Running top-notch now I hope?
I know - I was quite pissed; its back up & running like before but it was a surprise when it happened. Especially since it happened with no prior warning or tell-tale signs.
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50k on stock tyres? Thats great!
What is so great about it ? I thought most of the tyres are good for atleast 75K. Am I wrong here or does Safari has some problem ?
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...I thought most of the tyres are good for atleast 75K. Am I wrong here or does Safari has some problem ?
75k for a tyre!

Which brand are you talking about PowerRanger and is this based on your personal experience?

And average of 40k is what I have come across.
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The OEM Bridgestone Duelers H/T on the Safari last a long time. At 46K, except for one where I had uneven wear (broken tie rod bush), the others are looking brand new.

The same tyres on hvkumar's Scorpio also lasted 75K km.
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Well, two of mine are chewed up because of non-timely alignment around the 30k mark - they are now on the rear wheels. The other two (now on the front) are fine & will probably go well beyond 50k. But I may not take a chance if I go up to Narkhanda (as in chances of heavily snowed-out stretches) in Jan - lets see how they look like at that point in time.
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I have personally seen 2 Safaris with Stock Tyres at 78K for one and 79K for other.

Though both of them had 1 or 2 tyres more worn out than the other but still good for another 2-3K run.
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...The same tyres on hvkumar's Scorpio also lasted 75K km.
Yup; recollect HVK mentioning some time back about this.

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I have personally seen 2 Safaris with Stock Tyres at 78K for one and 79K for other...
So, is it because of the type quality or quality driving?

Anyway, going OT here; better thread http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/tyre-a...lasted-10.html
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75k for a tyre!

Which brand are you talking about PowerRanger and is this based on your personal experience?

And average of 40k is what I have come across.
The MRF Zigmas on my M 800 have lasted for 70000 KMS.
The Goodyear tubeless on my Safari looks brand new after 30000 kms, until something seriously goes wrong in the next few months, I expect my Good Year to last atleast another 40000 which makes it around 70000
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Thumbs up Spicer Spacers & Nautilus music

Couple of quick updates on The Beast (now completed almost 48k) -
  • There was this occasional "klunk" from the rear on clutch release in 1st gear (and sometimes in 2nd as well). Apparently a trait of the 4x4s which shows up over time (and mileage). Spacers were indented from Dana Spicer (FOC) and fitted on Friday - the noise is gone. GM told me that this is something most people don't even bother about but knowing "finicky ole me", he got it done.
  • Got a Stebel Nautilus fitted on Saturday evening; neat job done at a Sector 14 accessories shop who is a friend of GD's. Was fitted pointing downwards, behind the grille. I didn't want to disturb the original wiring so got a separate circuit (relay & fuse) activated by a push-pull switch. I intend using it sparingly - primarily to help out lost souls at the Toll gates who make a bee-line for the Tag lanes & then hold up everyone while they pay cash. And also as a gentle reminder for two-lane hoggers who refuse to make way on the polite "Dip & Flash" method
Planning a very short break at Corbett next week so will have a thorough check done this weekend.

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