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Old 18th December 2009, 23:08   #256
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Arrow T-4

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Ok.. So the tank is full, the tools are set in order and luggage is being loaded now. Cant sleep due to excitement but will try even if i delay the start by 1 hr.


Good luck to me and see you soon.
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gud luck Rahul and drive safe.

take adequate breaks as and when needed by your or the beast(very unlikely)

and keep us posted as much as you can

gud luck and injoy
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Good luck Rahul and have a safe trip.

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Have a safe trip, and enjoy your drive!
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Have a enjoyable and safe trip.
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Thumbs up T+ 9 Days

The beast and the master are doing really well.

No natak in starting at -2 or -4 degrees even. No Hiccups..nothing.. except a puncture where in the foot pump proved its metal

Officially the vehicle has completed 158xx kms.

The onward journey was peaceful and tommorow we start back.
Have right now completed the J&K leg and typing it out from an uncles place.
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The beast and the master are doing really well.
Superb news Sirjee, enjoy your trip and be prepared to post a detailed travelogue with lots of pics.
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Lightbulb Safari completes 17700 KMS

Ok am back home, content, safe and happy.

HVK tons of thanks for timely guidance. We really appreciate it .

Minor Trip Details

Pune - Ghodbunder - Udaipur - Jaipur - GT Karnal Road - Ambala - Jalandhar - Pathankot - Jammu - Katra - Tangmarg - Gulmarg - Srinagar & back via same route to Pune.
  • KM's start: 12250
  • KM's at end: 17700
  • Total KM's covered: 5450
  • Fully loaded with A/C on all the time max FE achieved 16.x KMPL
  • Cheapest diesel filled @ 31.xx/-
  • Nastiest traffic encountered. Ghodbunder to talasarai, gurgaon, gt karnal road & jalandhar to jammu road.
  • Got lost: Ghodbunder Road, Dhaulakuan Flyover and while coming back at pathankot instead to delhi took amritsar road only to be reminded that roads aint still safe up there, when a innova bearing DL no. said " Kya karoge dilli jake, aao hamare saath amritsar ki sair karenge ji."
  • Most red beacons: Punjab and Haryana.. Heck I even saw an alto having it.
  • Most memorable drive GQ and Jammu - Srinagar road.
  • Where every light failed: Pipali to Ludhiana Zero visibility dense smog but still managed to crawl @ 5kmph
  • Issues: One tyre puncture at katra.
  • Speed thrills @ 500rs hand warming
  • Lessons of life learnt thrice . (not due to me but)
to be continued..

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Welcome back Rahul. Seems Diamond still sparkles !
16.X kmpl ! phew.

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We all await your detailed report on the minor report .

The minor report itself seems interesting, so the detailed will be a bomb.
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We will have chat about this once you come back from your holidays. I did not know one guy from our office is on this earth with the purpose "LIVE TO DRIVE".

Waiting for your detailed report.
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T-3 to launch day
Pre-Launch Checks:

Pre launch checkups were completed on Sunday.

TASS checked every nook and crany of the engine. Some major stuff were checked and replaced which may have caused issues during the trip. (more details with pics on that when i am back next year).
As promised, TASS wanted to check the condition of the timing belt, pulleys etc post retro just to be sure. However, fate as they call was on my side when they discovered that the inner cover and the outer cover was cracked. (Apparently even post retro fitment of the timing belt, TML came out with a even modified cover) as in my case the nut rivets got freed up and it had to be broken apart to replace complete inner + outer cover plus checking of the pulleys etc.

Now for all that you would like to know, the below picture shows what all were replaced.
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Few interesting details on the trip
Tata Safari 2.2 - Life beyond 65k kms-trip-avg.jpg

I am trying to write a travelogue.. so please bear with me. Never have written one so its taking time
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Post trip check up of vehcile had only a minor diesel leakage from HPC. A thread was tightened and no further leakage was noticied.

However, A error code was P1193 was erased, which has to be looked out in next few hundred kms, if it reappears.

Rs.500 was spent on tyre rotation, balancing and realignment.\

The thread has been started with details Hope you enjoy
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/travel...e-gulmarg.html (Escape to Gulmarg)

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We all await your detailed report on the minor report .

The minor report itself seems interesting, so the detailed will be a bomb.
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Welcome back Rahul. Seems Diamond still sparkles !
16.X kmpl ! phew.
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We will have chat about this once you come back from your holidays. I did not know one guy from our office is on this earth with the purpose "LIVE TO DRIVE".

Waiting for your detailed report.

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Default Amazing FE

Now a FE of 12.5 -13 KMPL with a/c usage of 50%, that too in Pune's stop / go is amazing.

I owe this to the manual and adhere to the speed limits mentioned therein. I make clean catcon as per manual again, every 3 days, by revving to 3-3.5k rpm and then letting it cool down for another 3-4 mins before final shutoff. (Now dont flame me for that.. flame the manual )

Oh.. btw I just noticed that 19000kms mark just completed.
Life becomes a little boring when you have to just fill diesel and drive away...Am I dreaming too much ?
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