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Old 20th September 2013, 22:32   #1921
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Hail HG!!
Been a frequent visitor on this thread while my membership was not approved,must have gone through this thread more than 20+ times.Your sense of humour in the act 2 and 3 of your write up still have me in splits

I too would like to own one of these beast one day,but till then I will have to make do with drooling over the pictures on this thread and occasionally driving my friend's Fortuner(same colour and year as yours!)

Wishing you lakhs of kms of trouble free ownership!!
Good bye.
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Hi Guderian,
Thanks for starting this thread. Enjoyed reading!
This thread is kinda Fortuner club and guess what? I am in!

Check out my post on the following page:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offici...review-40.html
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Extract from Ship's Log Book:

Date: Sept 21, 2013.
Time: 1910Hrs/ 7.10 PM.
Location: Eastern Express Highway - just on entering Thane on return from a run to Lonavala.
Event: Fleet Admiral Togo Heihachiro recorded 45,000KMs/ 24,298.06 Nautical Miles on the odometer.

Days to 45K Clicks: 876: Date of Comissioning - Feb 27, 2011.
Average Run/sailing Per Day: 51.36 KMs/27.73 NMs.

Total Fuel Consumed: 3803.89 Lts.
Overall FE: 11.83 KMPL.
Best Recorded FE Figure till date: 16.2 KMPL (By MID).
Total cost of fuel: Rs. 1,79,681.40


No of Services/Inspections : 10.
Total Service Expenses: Rs. 26578.00 - Work done outside the ASC - washing & wheel alignment/s.
Cost per Service: Rs. 2657.80
Brakes Upgradation Charges - Rs. 6541.00

Niggles: Nil.

Watchkeeper's Report: Ship running on an even keel.

End of Extract.





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Hail HG!!
Been a frequent visitor on this thread while my membership was not approved,must have gone through this thread more than 20+ times.
Hi dean5545,
Thank you very much for the kind words of appreciation. It feels very good indeed.
Also notice that you posted one of your very first posts on TBHP on Admiral's thread - gracias.
I am sure with your passion for the vehicle you'll get a Fortuner for yourself very soon.
Good luck ! And let us know as soon as that happens...


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Hi Guderian,
Thanks for starting this thread. Enjoyed reading!
This thread is kinda Fortuner club and guess what? I am in!
Hi kaizanfan,
Congratulations on becoming a proud owner of the Fortuner. Wishing you a zillion safe miles in it, filled with great adventures and joy.

Thank you very much for the warm words !
Have sent you a PM - catch it.
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Dear Guderian,
Thank you so much for the detailed explanation. Mine is classic as yours and done the adjustments as per your posting; it was successful. Could realign the beams and feel much better while driving in the night.

Sorry for my delayed response.
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Thank you so much for the detailed explanation. Mine is classic as yours and done the adjustments as per your posting; it was successful. Could realign the beams and feel much better while driving in the night.
That's very nice to read !
Did you have to do too much of adjusting ? Were you able to do it with your hands or did you have to use a spanner ?
Do put up your thread & experiences - will be great to read that.
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QUOTE=Guderian;3245079]
Hi dean5545,
Thank you very much for the kind words of appreciation. It feels very good indeed.
Also notice that you posted one of your very first posts on TBHP on Admiral's thread - gracias.
I am sure with your passion for the vehicle you'll get a Fortuner for yourself very soon.
Good luck ! And let us know as soon as that happens..[/quote]

Thanks alot for your kind words.Hope to buy one in near future.

However I have a request to make:
Please let me know when you guys go for your next outing would love to be a part of it!Will join in with my friend either in his Fortuner or Thar.
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QUOTE=Guderian;3245079]
Thanks alot for your kind words.Hope to buy one in near future.

However I have a request to make:
Please let me know when you guys go for your next outing would love to be a part of it!Will join in with my friend either in his Fortuner or Thar.
Good show dean5545 - that's the spirit !

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Incidentally the TBHP-Fortuner posse is riding again on an OTR this Sunday - Sep 29.
Send me a PM (I tried sending you one and failed as you have chosen not to receive PMs !) and shall let you have the details. And bring in your friend's Fortuner.
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You cannot send me a pm because I am still a newbie.However,you can contact me on my e-mail id at denzilkantony-@-yahoo.co.in.
Thank you so much for welcoming me inthis wonderful community!
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So the Admiral continues to sail. And so did Guderian many moons ago.

But I am still waiting and waiting for the comparative analysis between the two in true HG Estyle.

Wish you many more happy miles Dearest Sir! Happy Motoring!

~Best,
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But I am still waiting and waiting for the comparative analysis between the two in true HG Estyle.

~Best,
G2 ! Nice to see you here. Trust your Scorp is running well.

Incidentally I had put up a post or two in the initial pages of this thread comparing the two wonderful vehicles - though each one has a different position on the totem pole. Perhaps you could have a dekko.
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And it was just yesterday that I spent 2 hours cleaning up Admiral.
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And by this afternoon/evening this was Admiral's condition !
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How ? In between the two this happened:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ex...revisited.html (Seven Fortuners, One Land Rover & Rajmachi Revisited)

I was extremely happy with Admiral's performance on all counts.

Started:
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Took the toughest of the sections on the trail with great ease this time.
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Including getting out of a deep slushy ditch all by himself by rocking and twisting:
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In solitary splendour after the conquests:
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In the end the total distance travelled:
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And the FE returned for the trip:
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Truly delightful I'd say.
And this after almost 40KMs of running on 1st & 2nd gear and on 3 to 4 occasions in HL range. Used the LL range just once at The Devil's Hole. And after some hair raising speeds (but in total control & not in an insane manner - I hasten to add !) on the Expressway both ways.

A very satisfying outing indeed.

Aloha.

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Admiral couldn't be left with a dusty cowboy look. However manly and macho it seemed.

And so being on leave for a personal reason - decided to get him back into his uniform.

Went to the nearby multibrand service station where I had been last year after an OTR. It was a good experience.
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The SA shook his head while appraising the vehicle. "Bahut time jayega..." was his verdict.
Pointed out to the mirror.
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And interiors:
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"Har inch saaf karna padega lagta hai..."

Work begins:
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Not an inch was spared. That is Bhairon, the Professional GDW:
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Soon the gutters were red with the colour of Rajmachi:
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Unfortunately their ramp lift wasn't working but they cleaned everything possible using yogic positions/asanas.
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Time for the soap opera:
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The Admiral's uniform was slowly re-appearing:
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Cleaned this too:
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Bringing the roof down:
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Then came the deep breather:
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Last minute cleaning:
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And finally released.

Costed me INR 450.00
Pretty decent job too.

As I drove out spotted this:
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But I had completed the OTR yesterday !
Anyway, navigated carefully. Very carefully indeed.

And finally the Admiral we know so well. Back in his lair.
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Aloha !

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Knowing the kind of fun you guys are having with the TForts, the pictures showing the TForts' strength, robustness and reliability, add to that this wonderful and informative thread - all put together would not only make many folks consider owning a TFort, but also provide free marketing for Toyota.

On a different note, is it safe to point that powerful water hose into the engine compartment? I thought it could affect the sensors and delicate electronics in there.

Do you guys do under body anti-rust coating? I was told that the TFort comes with anti-rust coating out of the factory. Does it have an expiry date?

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1. Knowing the kind of fun you guys are having with the TForts, the pictures showing the TForts' strength, robustness and reliability, add to that this wonderful and informative thread - all put together would not only make many folks consider owning a TFort, but also provide free marketing for Toyota.

2. On a different note, is it safe to point that powerful water hose into the engine compartment? I thought it could affect the sensors and delicate electronics in there.

3. Do you guys do under body anti-rust coating? I was told that the TFort comes with anti-rust coating out of the factory. Does it have an expiry date?
1. Thank you kaizanfan. It's great fun, owning the Fortuner.

2. If you notice at the ASC too, the engine compartment is blasted with water. However the trick lies in what to blast and what to avoid. In the ASC I presume they know it. Here at the SS before the water monkey blazed away the Head Techie walked up and told him what to blast and what to avoid. Areas around the alternator/MAFS etc was no fly zone. Most of Admiral's sensors have been double taped with SteelGrip by me, which is a blessing really.

3. Yes I had under coated Admiral with Wurths at the time of purchase. It came with a 5 year warranty and 6 monthly checks for touch ups.
Yes, today I am told almost all vehicles come with factory coated anti- rust protection. To that extent the Wurths was actually not required. But then, I got it done for whatever its Wurth...worth.

And today driving after the complete wash, Admiral felt different. May be psychological. Felt light and breezy to drive. But yes, I can safely vouch that at least 30 KGs of mud and clay would have been hosed off yesterday.
The last full wash on Admiral was done at 40K KMs and after that there were 2 OTRs with heavy clay & mud present. And no wonder the amount of additional load reduced !

Aloha.

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And today driving after the complete wash, Admiral felt different. May be psychological. Felt light and breezy to drive.
A silent watcher on this thread, as usual.

But I just have to agree, a car just feels BETTER to drive after a good wash. Maybe because the interiors are completely dust free and maybe because the car runs cooler due to a clean radiator. Whatever it is, it's nice.

My E220 was due for a wash this weekend, but Delhi had some (a lot) of rain, so I put it off so that the car doesn't get muddy immediately.
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