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Old 11th August 2017, 19:31   #1021
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On a lighter note:

The wipers were due for a change and i decided to maximise the swept area. The old ones were a 17" pair.
So, with some measurements and trials. I finally went in for a combination of 22" for the driver side and 20" for the passenger side.

Have used it for a couple of trips after the change. The wiper motor is taking the load. Also clear area on the windscreen has improved dramatically.

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On a lighter note:

The wipers were due for a change and i decided to maximise the swept area. The old ones were a 17" pair.
The regular size is 19", how did you end up with 17"?
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The regular size is 19", how did you end up with 17"?
Guess the vehicle had that size when I picked it up in 2015. My neighbourhood tinkershop, who did the painting and denting immediately after I got the GV, reported changing the blades. Guess he just did a "same to same" change.

I was too busy getting to know the vehicle to notice.
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Going to Leh? Unless you plan to off-road in Nubra sands you would not even need 4HL.

Oh you would need 4LL if you plan to take shortcuts at Gata loops or Tanglanla
Thanks, Sudevji. I think the trip will be a sufficient adventure! I don't plan to push it by taking shortcuts.
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Any leads for a decent GV 2.0? Wanting to buy one
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Going to Leh? Unless you plan to off-road in Nubra sands you would not even need 4HL.

Oh you would need 4LL if you plan to take shortcuts at Gata loops or Tanglanla
Sudevji, wondering if I need to carry extra fuel in the car for the Leh-Tandi stretch, where there are no petrol pumps. The 350-km distance seems well within the 64-litre fuel capacity of the GV, even considering the likely much higher fuel consumption on that road. Any advice? And where can I get an extra fuel tank in Delhi-Gurgaon area, if I decide to buy one? Thanks.
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The 350-km distance seems well within the 64-litre fuel capacity of the GV.

In addition to what Sudev sir might say about this, I'll add that I have not been able to fill more than 42-45L from empty to full in my 2.0GV. Part of the reason could be that I always stop at auto cut-off and the fact that most often I don't let the tank run too low. The rest goes in the reserve I guess. So practically speaking, I do my fuel calculations based on 42L (conservative estimates). But yeah 350 KM is easily doable in one tank, but I think it's better to carry extra in this case.

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I often fill 55-57 liters since I am not too far away from petrol bunks. It is possible to do 50KMs even after low fuel warning comes up.

So I regularly do 550-575kms in a single tank despite driving in ghat roads. But Himalayan roads are a different ball game I think. What kind of FE do you get there on GV?
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I just checked my fuel app. The most I've filled is 53L, which was the very first fill up after I bought the vehicle. After that 44L and 42L as second and third highest. The most I've managed in Uttarkhand's hilly areas is around 7.5 kmpl, so not dramatically different from what I usually get.
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