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Old 16th September 2009, 01:27   #256
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The reason I used the stock ECU on the Himalays was because I did not have the correct version of the tuning software and the car was knocking a little bit on the RD ECU as the version of the RD ECU that I have does not have automatic altitude correction and it had been setup for Bangalore conditions. So on higher altitudes I was using the stock ECU.
Did you know that this could be an issue. You seemed prepared for the switch.

I thought once the RD ECU is wired you cannot easily switch back to the stock ECU? how is it done. Dont tell me there is a flip switch.
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Vicky baba, one oil change, but how many engine changes on the way?

Great to have you back. Saved Calcutta for next time, I see!

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I thought once the RD ECU is wired you cannot easily switch back to the stock ECU? how is it done. Dont tell me there is a flip switch.
Very much a flip switch. Most of us run them on our cars. I wonder why there is so much misinformation floating about the RD ECU.
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Old 16th September 2009, 02:33   #258
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OHHH!!! So this is YOUR car!! No wonder!! I was besides it for a while a few weeks ago..I dont remember exactly when though. I wondered where I had seen this car before.
but what were you doing in bombay??
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OHHH!!! So this is YOUR car!! No wonder!! I was besides it for a while a few weeks ago..I dont remember exactly when though. I wondered where I had seen this car before.
but what were you doing in bombay??
Hmmmm, let me take a wild guess at that.

He was on his way to Leh and if one wants to go to Leh, you have to go through Mumbai.
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Vikram_d
Thats an incredible achievement. :
Post some pics of the trip, if not the travelogue.
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Well folks I dont think there is going to be a detailed travelogue (too lazy to sit and write one and tons of overdue work).
Vikram, you don't have to write a detailed travelogue. Members already know the route and road conditions. Thanks to loads of Leh trips this year. Just post some pictures with descriptions.

Congrats! It's a splendid feat.
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Yes I was. Was staying in Prabhadevi.
We had quite a laugh, didn't we?
And yes Salil, the car did come to Shivaji Park.
Must say, nice car. Congrats on your journey. Sad you couldn't come for the Ramadan meet.
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Did you know that this could be an issue. You seemed prepared for the switch.

I thought once the RD ECU is wired you cannot easily switch back to the stock ECU? how is it done. Dont tell me there is a flip switch.
Yes I had known that the engine would knock at those altitudes on the RD ECU as it had been setup for Bangalore conditions. Moreover I did not have the correct version of the tuning software to make the necessary changes.

Second part has already been answered by Akshay.

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Vicky baba, one oil change, but how many engine changes on the way?

Great to have you back. Saved Calcutta for next time, I see!
Lost count of the engine changes...lol.

Calcutta is being saved for the next vacation which is going to be to the North East.

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OHHH!!! So this is YOUR car!! No wonder!! I was besides it for a while a few weeks ago..I dont remember exactly when though. I wondered where I had seen this car before.
but what were you doing in bombay??
I spent 4 days in Bombay on my way to Leh and a night again on my way back.

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Vikram, you don't have to write a detailed travelogue. Members already know the route and road conditions. Thanks to loads of Leh trips this year. Just post some pictures with descriptions.

Congrats! It's a splendid feat.
Thanks Rudra. Will post up some pictures by today evening on this thread itself.

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We had quite a laugh, didn't we? Must say, nice car. Congrats on your journey. Sad you couldn't come for the Ramadan meet.
Yes we did. Imagine my surprise when I found out that I was staying in the very same building as you. lol.

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Old 16th September 2009, 12:04   #264
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I havent heard of feat a like this with just an oil change; a feat a common man wouldn't do unless he prepares his stock car for days.This should confirm how good the turbo setup is and moreover how stable, usable it is for a daily or interstate drive.
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Thanks Rudra. Will post up some pictures by today evening on this thread itself.
Not this thread. We need a separate travelogue for the Leh trip. You need not explain anything. Just upload the pics

Btw, have you changed your tyres from the S-Drives ? And what happened to the rear wiper ?
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I havent heard of feat a like this with just an oil change; a feat a common man wouldn't do unless he prepares his stock car for days.This should confirm how good the turbo setup is and moreover how stable, usable it is for a daily or interstate drive.
And to top it all I was not carrying any spare parts except for some fuses and a couple of H1 HID headlight bulbs.

I was carrying a tool kit which was pretty useless without any spares to go with it.

The only time the toolkit was even opened was to repair the punctured tyre in Delhi.

And if I had listened to some other people's advice I wouild have had to take a backup truck to carry the spares.

The only preparation work that went on to the car before leaving from Bangalore was to change the gear box oil and change brake fluid. Also all the head bolts were checked for proper torquing and were found to be perfect.

@Fountainheader - The S drives were due for a change anyways. So this trip provided the perfect opportunity to replace them. The rear wiper assembly had been removed as the rear wiper was way past it's life cycle and there were none in stock to replce it.

The tyres that replced the S drives were Continental PremiumContact 2 tyres. Size 195/60-R15. These tyres were chosen because they are comfort oriented tyres and are made of a hard rubber compound and also have a pretty stiff sidewall.

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Man this is a true reliability test for a modded car!!! When we met in Leh i was to know that Vikram was running a turbo in there, I thought it must have been a ldi or something, what a fool i was...lol

I think this example gives me enough inspiration to get a turbo some time in future.

@ Vikram - we were gonna meet on your way back right?? what happened got late in reaching mumbai?? or were you dead tired??

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Man this is a true reliability test for a modded car!!! When we met in Leh i was to know that Vikram was running a turbo in there, I thought it must have been a ldi or something, what a fool i was...lol

I think this example gives me enough inspiration to get a turbo some time in future.

@ Vikram - we were gonna meet on your way back right?? what happened got late in reaching mumbai?? or were you dead tired??
Hey Kaushik. Sorry we could not meet in Bombay. I entered Bombay during peak rush hour traffic and reached my aunt's place only by 8:30pm. After that I just did not have any energy left. Will definitely meet up next time I am in Bombay.

But was good to have met up with you in Leh. My wife's comment when she heard that you were there "Yeh Team-BHP wale idhar bhi pahonch gaye".
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Hey Kaushik. Sorry we could not meet in Bombay. I entered Bombay during peak rush hour traffic and reached my aunt's place only by 8:30pm. After that I just did not have any energy left. Will definitely meet up next time I am in Bombay.

But was good to have met up with you in Leh. My wife's comment when she heard that you were there "Yeh Team-BHP wale idhar bhi pahonch gaye".
No problem dude, infact i also remembered only on the next day. Sure we will meet up soon.

Seriously man we can have a meet anywhere on earth..lol
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Been there. Done that in a Swift would be more apt. Correct? I never expected to see a swift covered with all that dust in such a place(The photo you posted in the other thread). Waiting for more pictures.
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