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Old 17th July 2011, 13:44   #961
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[quote=Guderian;2432993]Hi AEN,
1. Welcome to TBHP and the Togo Channel and hope you have a wonderful time !
2. Thank you very much for a wonderful first post. It worked as a wake up call for me as I too have been slacking off at the bunk.
Just because I go to the same fuel bunk everytime, a sense of complacency seems to have set in assuming I know everyone, everyone there knows me and Admiral and so everyone knows what is to be done.
I just release the fuelling point lid and get down and observe - I think they know it's full tank and I think they know it is sada diesel etc etc and no words are exchanged - only pleasantries and gentle ribbing. There are a thousand things that can go wrong which I need to be vigilant about:
- A new attendant.Keep a look out.
- An attendant having a bad day and not concentrating.
- Checking that he has indeed pulled the diesel line.
- State in clear terms as soon as I get down as an SOP - "Sada Diesel. Diesel theek hai - full tank".

Your episode also reminds me of my ex-colleagues travails with a Captiva. With a brand new Captiva and a brand new driver, he pulls smartly into a bunk and the driver only lowered the window and asked for a full tank and the tank was duly filled full. With Gasoline aka Petrol. What followed was cranking, yelling, a screaming match and disaster.
And a month long stay at the GM ASC etc and quite a bit of money being shelled out from his own pocket and what else...yes...etc.

Sorry to learn of your trials and tribulations.
Thanks once again for sharing the experience. And how much did it finally cost you ?

But of course with a handle like Alfred E N, I am sure, after the Toyota chaps had arrived you must have famously stated - "What me worry ?"

AEN - And how about an ownership report with lots of snaps ?

Guderian,
Thank you for the warm welcome. I have been following all your "Togo" posts. Since there is a lot of practical advice in these posts, I thought I should pen down my experience as well. It sort of took away the frustration of the day when I saw my fortuner being towed away by a Toyota breakdown service Qualis! Ah, well, atleast it was by the family. I must admit the response from Toyota was quick , efficient and most of all, comforting. The fuel bunk owner was quite courteous and has offered to pay for the damages when I get my bill. So, all in all, a reasonably comfortable experience. I hope you don't mind my posting my experiences in your space. There are a lot more folks reading your posts than they will mine!
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You know what i had not applied for leave.
For some strange reason Admiral's thread is not updating in my subscribed list. And in fact i thought YOU were out on a nice road trip holiday.
Anyways will manually visit the thread till the issue gets sorted out. And please please SIR, do NOT cut my pay. Thank You.
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Hello, pot! Kettle speaking.
Hey Noops,
Now this sounds a very serious case of pulling rank ! You are, after all, a senior BHPian.
And yes did visit your thread and pay my respect to Fraulein especially after your ride to Khandala. I guess 'seniority' does bring about a few memory impairing debilities.
But not to worry shall get back to Fraulein with Admiral's words of admiration.


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You know what i had not applied for leave. And please please SIR, do NOT cut my pay. Thank You.
Ahoy there mdsaab ! Matter under consideration with the Management Council.
How is Chica doing ? Admiral sends throws a main turret salute to her.

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Chicca is doing well thank you. Infact she has been taking it easy. Why you ask? Parents bought a new ANHC and promptly left town a couple of days after delivery. So the golden beauty has been with me since. Btw do check out the thread titled "Honda has us hooked! so ANHC booked!"
Yes putting this on the admiral's thread is like an advert. This you can deduct from my salary. LOL!
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Sunday Ramblings. July 17, 2011.

And what a week it was...apart from the unfortunate happening on Wednesday, July 13, evening. Heartfelt condolences to Mumbaikars who lost their beloved ones and a silent prayer for those who were/are injured and maimed.

And thank you all who phoned me up or sent SMSs enquiring about my well being. Really kept the spirits high and felt very, very good amidst trying times. Thank you very much indeed.

One of the blast sites Dadar Kabutarkhana is where we go often, early morning, for flowers. You'll remember these snaps of course and hope all these folks I keep running into around here are safe:
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1. Thank you for the warm welcome. I have been following all your "Togo" posts. Since there is a lot of practical advice in these posts, I thought I should pen down my experience as well.
2. It sort of took away the frustration of the day when I saw my fortuner being towed away by a Toyota breakdown service Qualis! Ah, well, atleast it was by the family.
3. I must admit the response from Toyota was quick , efficient and most of all, comforting. The fuel bunk owner was quite courteous and has offered to pay for the damages when I get my bill. So, all in all, a reasonably comfortable experience.
4. I hope you don't mind my posting my experiences in your space.
5. There are a lot more folks reading your posts than they will mine!
Hi AEN,
1. Most welcome and thanks for sharing your experience.

2. Now that would have been a sight - a T-Qualis dragging away a T-Fort. Loved your quip of 'it' being from the same family !

3. Glad to hear that. Do let us know finally what all work was done on your TFort and the final bill and what the bunker owner paid. What about insurance - don't they cover such cock ups ?

4. Of course not dear chap - feel free to plug in whatever you feel like here. Adds to the knowledge pool.

5. You'll be truly surprised on seeing as to how many people would tune into your thread once you start posting your experiences.
This was/is one of my learnings from this wonderful forum and folks around here. I was also in a bit of a dilemna/dilemma(could never figure out which was the right spelling !) whether to start a new thread here on the Admiral after reading some wonderful ownership reports about other TForts. But then it just started off on a lark and what a delightful journey it has been really.
And do remember each ownership journey is unique and quite distinct from the others' ownership journeys.
So do start a thread and have great fun while at it !
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I learnt a valuable lesson to ensure that the fuel nozzle is of the correct fuel. Just thought I would post here so that others are not as dumb as I was.
Hi Alfred, Yes you do feel silly after such an incident. Hope the damage was not too much and your Fortuner is back in action. The other day, a tractor was about to bang into my Civic when I was taking a threepoint turn. They say that your entire life flashes by when the grim reaper calls. I was watching helplessly, and estimating the damage, as the tractor braked, squealed, swerved here and there and finally came to a stop with inches to spare. I was kicking myself to take the three point turn when I had seen the tractor in the distance.
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Hey mdsaab - There you are ! Where have you been ?!! You have run out of leave as per Togo Channel records.
And a warning to the others too...dot, noops et al !
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Hello, pot! Kettle speaking.
Missing your rapier wit on my thread- the Fraulein's sulking that Herr General doesn't pay her much attention these days too.
I was also wondering where is Admiral and General? No news for days, it feels so vacant. Like a crack pot. On the Scorpo thread I was actualy waiting for General's visit before moving on.

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Anyways will manually visit the thread till the issue gets sorted out. And please please SIR, do NOT cut my pay. Thank You.
Pray tell, what is a manual visit? Is there an auto visit? Does it have an S mode?

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LOL Dot!
what i meant was that i would use my keyboard shifters as S mode is not working.
and manually select the TOGO channel gear.
Hope that clarifies it.
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Guderian - What are the locations of the 9 speakers!! on the Fortuner? or is that a misinformation on Toyota Bharat site?

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Hi AEN,
1. Most welcome and thanks for sharing your experience.

2. Now that would have been a sight - a T-Qualis dragging away a T-Fort. Loved your quip of 'it' being from the same family !

3. Glad to hear that. Do let us know finally what all work was done on your TFort and the final bill and what the bunker owner paid. What about insurance - don't they cover such cock ups ?

4. Of course not dear chap - feel free to plug in whatever you feel like here. Adds to the knowledge pool.

5. You'll be truly surprised on seeing as to how many people would tune into your thread once you start posting your experiences.
This was/is one of my learnings from this wonderful forum and folks around here. I was also in a bit of a dilemna/dilemma(could never figure out which was the right spelling !) whether to start a new thread here on the Admiral after reading some wonderful ownership reports about other TForts. But then it just started off on a lark and what a delightful journey it has been really.
And do remember each ownership journey is unique and quite distinct from the others' ownership journeys.
So do start a thread and have great fun while at it !
Hi Guderian,
Got my Fortuner back today. The fuel tank was cleaned, vacuumed, fuel lines cleaned and fuel filter cleaned as well. Total damages Rs 3246, of which the cost of fresh fuel was Rs 1000. The balance Rs 2246 went towards towing charges and labour. The vehicle seems to be running smoother now( or maybe it's just the relief of getting it back without safe and sound). In my view the costs are very reasonable. I filled in some diesel from a Shell fuel station. I am getting a better mileage in the Bangalore stop and go traffic with this fuel, though it's probably too early to judge.
I will be visiting the fuel bunk owner to see if he keeps his word of reimbursing me my damages. I do have bumper to bumper insurance, but not sure if that covers such eventualities and in anycase I am not planning to claim insurance for this issue.
I shall "piggyback" on your channel for a while if you don't mind. Thanks.
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[quote=dot;2433794]Hi Alfred, Yes you do feel silly after such an incident. Hope the damage was not too much and your Fortuner is back in action. The other day, a tractor was about to bang into my Civic when I was taking a threepoint turn. They say that your entire life flashes by when the grim reaper calls. I was watching helplessly, and estimating the damage, as the tractor braked, squealed, swerved here and there and finally came to a stop with inches to spare. I was kicking myself to take the three point turn when I had seen the tractor in the distance.
We learn.

Hi Dot,
The damage was more to my ego and less to my wallet. Yes. We all learn from our mistakes and the smarter ones learn form others mistakes! Thanks for your comments though. It's sure is comforting to see folks reading and reciprocating.
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Going a bit OT here:

@ Guderian

1. This might seem like a daft question, but I couldnt stop asking - Does the T-Fort have rear fog light(s) ?

2. And By The Way: Have you been keeping a watch on the EXAMM thread?

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/4x4-ex...ml#post2433216 (Examm is back! 16th & 17th July, 2011)

Do you think our T-Forts would make it through?

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Hi Guderian,
Got my Fortuner back today. The fuel tank was cleaned, vacuumed, fuel lines cleaned and fuel filter cleaned as well. Total damages Rs 3246, of which the cost of fresh fuel was Rs 1000. The balance Rs 2246 went towards towing charges and labour.
Thank god all izz well. The cost of repairs is extremely reasonable. True to Toyota style. Do let us know if the Pump guy reimburses could be a first.
Good luck & Drive Safe!
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1. I was also wondering where is Admiral and General? No news for days, it feels so vacant. Like a crack pot. On the Scorpo thread I was actualy waiting for General's visit before moving on.
2. Pray tell, what is a manual visit ?
Hi dot sir (Senior BHPian and all that you see...),
1. Very much around sir and glad to see you back here really.
2. You really don't want to know that !!!

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Guderian - What are the locations of the 9 speakers!! on the Fortuner? or is that a misinformation on Toyota Bharat site?
Hi dkaile,
Last night, on getting back home, I searched quite a bit...could locate only 6 - one on each door and two tweeters (?) integrated with the ORVM assembly. Nothing else as per me. Then I realised that two more speakers were present in the two mobiles that I carry - that leaves one more to locate.
Will search again on the weekend. Even then I think it is 6.
Hey ! Do you think I was gypped out of 3 speakers ?

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1. Total damages Rs 3246, of which the cost of fresh fuel was Rs 1000. The balance Rs 2246 went towards towing charges and labour.
2. I filled in some diesel from a Shell fuel station.
3. I will be visiting the fuel bunk owner to see if he keeps his word of reimbursing me my damages.
4. I do have bumper to bumper insurance, but not sure if that covers such eventualities and in anycase I am not planning to claim insurance for this issue.
5. I shall "piggyback" on your channel for a while if you don't mind. Thanks.
Hi AEN,
Great news indeed and I am quite surprised at the speed and ease of dealing with Toyota. The GM chaps took a long time to handle that Captiva I mentioned about earlier.
1. Those figures are really hard to believe. I was thinking that it would be closer to 10K.
2. Diesel ? Hahaha !
3. Push hard indeed for the whole amount.
4. Good ploy - the amount is really low.
5. Welcome on board dear chap and do post some snaps etc.
Incidentally what have you named your TFort ?

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Going a bit OT here:

@ Guderian

1. This might seem like a daft question, but I couldnt stop asking - Does the T-Fort have rear fog light(s) ?

2. And By The Way: Have you been keeping a watch on the EXAMM thread?

Do you think our T-Forts would make it through?
Hi Monaro,
1. No. No rear fogs Ls in the TFort. Not in the Admiral at least. Curious - but why do you ask ?
2. Yes did see that thread.
I don't see any reason why it shouldn't make it through. But of course the weight of the TFort could be an issue specially in the slush. But then the TFort boot camp on the video also looked equally slushy - but can't conclusively comment. Jeeps are the real mountain goats here - best suited for all kinds of terrain and specially the slush - thanks to their light weight.

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Chicca is doing well thank you. Infact she has been taking it easy. Why you ask?
Actually Admiral was enquiring about her well being...

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Hi dkaile,
Hey ! Do you think I was gypped out of 3 speakers ?
Well, refer to this screen capture from their Toyotabharat site, It says 9 speakers in features (though it says 6 in specs); point to sue them...lolz
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