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Old 13th November 2009, 19:35   #166
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They will need to take off the body to repair the Chassis and Front Suspension and will roughly take 15 days.
MM, Sorry to hear about your ordeal. I had gone through this few times with my first Bolero, all due to some ones fault. Since they are removing the body, there is every chance the seat, seat covers, the ceiling etc going to get messed with grease, dirt etc. So make sure you get those things organised with the workshop fellows. But surprising part is the chassis, bolero chassis are rock solid, looking at the vehicle, it does not look that bad at all.[/quote]They are just going to lift the body off. So inside of the body is not even going to touched. But yes will get it checked.

Although its not visible, there is a dent in the chassis near the upper arm and the lower arm has got damaged and bent.

Anyways the surveyor has given permission to remove the chassis for better inspection. Let us see what happens.

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MC, just caught up with your thread, so sorry to learn about the accident. Good to hear the Hyderabad Municipal Corporation makes really tough road dividers! I wonder what would have happened to a sedan/hatch hitting it that way.

Cheer up, pal. Hyderabad did to your Storm what Ladakh couldn't...
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Good to hear the Hyderabad Municipal Corporation makes really tough road dividers! I wonder what would have happened to a sedan/hatch hitting it that way.
GHMC has the knack of doing all the wrong things. I've learnt the art of jumping normal dividers in the Bolero, but this was special variety designed to maim/kill cars

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Cheer up, pal. Hyderabad did to your Storm what Ladakh couldn't...
Well that was my FB status in the beginning of the week

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How is the work going on? Did the replacement chasis arrive?
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How is the work going on? Did the replacement chasis arrive?
The chassis has just been ordered so will take another 10 days for the Storm to get fit after the spine replacement surgery
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The area Service Engineer has been coordinating with me after I had let it known to the Zonal Service Head in no uncertain terms that I'm very displeased with the brake issues on the car. The SE has been keeping me updated over all minor developments. Received a SMS last night that the chassis was dispatched from Nashik on 17th alongwith the consignment number. Received a call from workshop that chassis has arrived and they have arranged all approvals from the insurance. Work has started on the Storm and it will be ready to roll-out of the workshop on Tuesday (Monday being a holiday here due to municipal elections).

So the M&M is not half bad in terms of efficiency if one can find the correct switch to get them into action.
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Hey thats good. Atleast peace of mind to know that things are on track. Have they told you what they plan to do about the brakes?
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Hey thats good. Atleast peace of mind to know that things are on track. Have they told you what they plan to do about the brakes?
Once the vehicle comes out of the bodyshop, it will go to the workshop where a team of R&D guys from plant and Bosch are coming to check the brakes. I have told them that I'm not taking the delivery till things are rectified once in for all.
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Went to the workshop to check on the Storm. It is ready except a few minor touches here and there. Took a TD and found alignment needs to be done. Apart from that everything seems fine now. The M&M team is coming on Monday to check the vehicle and its brake system. Lets see what they diagnose.

While checking the engine bay, found that acid has been leaking from the battery onto the plate. That will need to be checked and if required Battery will be replaced under warranty.

So hopefully the Storm should be back by next weekend

OT: Been driving the Uno mainly or M800 in the storm's absence, what a feeling it is taking corners at speeds unthinkable in an SUV.

P.S: Saw the part sticker on the chassis which also had its price. Rs 39,995/-

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Smile The Storm is back!

Got the Storm back today.

Total Bill : about 74k
Insurance: 60xxx
I paid 13890 out of which 5 k is salvage. was quite surprised that insurance has started deducting salvage now.

So I need to sell the old chassis, bumper and rim to get some more money back.
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Hey, that is great news. (The return of the car i.e. not the paying thru nose part.)

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Hey, that is great news. (The return of the car i.e. not the paying thru nose part.)

Cheers,
Thanks

Will need some second opinion tomorrow.
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Got the Storm back today.
All issues, including brakes, solved, I hope? So when's the next trip?
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All issues, including brakes, solved, I hope? So when's the next trip?
They have asked me to drive around for 100 Kms and check out for small niggles which might have cropped up due to lifting of the body from the chassis.

Well brake problems have not been entirely solved. The storm was driven by others during the mini TBHP meet and I have been advised to check the disk pads and brake liners. Will try to get that done and see what happens
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Congrats,
Good to know that your car is about to get back to you and the MileCrunching begins again.
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