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Old 1st January 2010, 14:00   #211
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Good for you, MC, and good for your Bolero, that you got a new engine under warranty. Wishing you a doubly happy new year!
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Default The Storm Comes Home! Finally!

The storm was delivered to me last evening with a new engine and now I have momentous task of doing the running in.

The storm is now at 18.1K kms and as per normal service schedule it is required to visit the ASC at 20k Kms. Now M&M recommends 5k for the first service/oil change, but would it be ok if I get the engine oil changed in 2000 Kms during the 20k Service?
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The storm is now at 18.1K kms and as per normal service schedule it is required to visit the ASC at 20k Kms. Now M&M recommends 5k for the first service/oil change, but would it be ok if I get the engine oil changed in 2000 Kms during the 20k Service?
You might as well defer the 20k service to 22k.
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You might as well defer the 20k service to 22k.
You feel 2k Kms are not sufficient for bedding of the engine?
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You feel 2k Kms are not sufficient for bedding of the engine?
2k is usually good enough to bed in the engine, but since M&M recommends 5k for nthe first oil change, you can extend the 2k interval to 3.5/4k, and then change the oil. Esp. since you'll be paying for it, get a little more value out of it.
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Default Its the turn of the Gearbox now!

I had received the Storm on the 8th and have driven it for about 400 Kms almost. Sometime mid last week, a faint grrr sound started coming from the drive train and seemed to emanating from the under the body and not from the engine compartment. Showed it to fellow T-BHPians and they were equally clueless. So took the Storm back to the ASC last Saturday. Even they were flummoxed but finally after a lot of consultation were broadly able to zero in on the GB especially the "Bellow" between the engine and the gearbox. As I needed the vehicle on Sunday, got it back and am taking it tomorrow again.

Any inputs on what is this bellow?

While in the workshop, also saw my old engine. I had thought that M&M will change only the engine but was pleasantly surprised to know that they changed the engine along with its accessories (turbo, alternator and compressor)
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The offending grr noise was located to the oil pump suction noise which was changed and the engine is smooth as silk.

I now hope that the Storm remains trouble free
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The offending grr noise was located to the oil pump suction noise which was changed and the engine is smooth as silk.

I now hope that the Storm remains trouble free
Amen. What else can one say!

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Amen. What else can one say!
My thoughts as well MC! I would like to commend you for the sheer patience and tenacity you've shown in getting your vehicle's issues resolved. Not many of us could've done the same. Good riding ahead!
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The engine has been run-in with the Hyd - Blr drive on the Sunday. I revvs nicely with 3k rpm and I reached 140kmph once. Hopefully the engine will be totally bedded by the time I finish my Hyd - Blr - Chn - Hyd trip.

P.s: Seems that my B'lore trip is not complete until I get nicked for over speeding. Got challaned at 98 on 60 zone on the Outer Ring Road near Innovative Multiplex
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Ani, Good to note that the 'noise' is caught and rectified. Good show Basu!!
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This weekend the "Toofan Mail" got a chance to meet with Nature and some off roading at the Kawal WLS. It did get stuck at one place due to the rear diff getting stuck and lost its bearings on some sandy river bed, but over all was able to go all the places where 4 wheelers could go !
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Till now the Storm was only pulling cars like mHawk and Pajero's out but yesterday it was turn of the "Toofan Mail" himself to get stuck and being pulled out by the legendary mountain goat called "CJ3B". Here is the video taken by highwaylover

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Some more video of off-roading
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Great pics MC! I must say the storm looks more business-like in black. You removed your wheel covers just for the off-road outing or you've taken them off permanently? I see you've also not put any sunfilm. I'm considering putting it on since using on those suction-type sun shades on the windows while travelling is a pain.
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