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Old 4th April 2008, 13:51   #1
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Default Scorpio serviced at 67K & engine mounts replaced

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So this Sunday on 30th March, my truck went under the surgeon's knife. One can of STP engine flush was put before taking it to the garage. The details:

Year & Model: 2004 GLx
Kms done: 67192

STP Engine Flush - Rs. 250/-
6.5 Ltrs of Mobil Delvac MX 15W40W - Rs. 1180/-
Diesel Filters MICO Bosch - Rs. 130/-
Elofic Oil Filter - Rs. 90/-
Main Fan Belt & Fenner PS belt - Rs. 440/-
KBX rear brake shoes - was purchased a few months back

Greasing, Washing, Labour,
DOT 4 Brake oil, Battery water,
Golden cruiser coolant 3 ltrs,
Gear & Diff oil top-up - Rs. 1000/-

TOTAL - Rs. 3090/-

The truck was given at 10 in the morning & I got it back all spick &
span at 2:30. Also wanted to change the timing chain but was informed
that the timing chain system started coming from 2006 onwards and prior
to that the vehicles had timing gears that last upto nearly 300000 Kms.

The green Cotton filter was given an air blast and the amount of dust
that it threw out was amazing. The filter will go for a proper
cleaning to Autopsyche very shortly.

Truck purring nicely and pick-up seems to have increased. Could be
psychological as well..:-)

Prior to service the mileage extracted was between 12 to 14.6 with &
without AC. Will report the aftermath, when I calculate..

When the vehicle was ramped up it was also found that the engine mounts had gone weak resulting in engine vibration and a big shudder while switching off.

I got the engine mounts changed on April 2nd. Wheeled in at 10:00 am and wheeled out at 11:00 am. Since the garage where I go, doesn't have a pit, the engine was lifted by jacking up and then putting tripod stands underneath. The olde mounts were removed one-by-one and replaced with the new ones.

Regarding the condition of the older ones, the less said the better. One picture is worth thousand words.
The cost breakdown:

Pair of VIR engine mounts - Rs. 650/-
Labour - Rs. 200/-

TOTAL - Rs. 850/-

Old Mounts
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Old 4th April 2008, 14:28   #2
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So, your truck is now all done up! Great!

With 60k on the odometer and spending just under 4000 INR seems to be cheap change. Does this say about the maintaince (love & care) of the owner (aka GD) or the make and quality of the vehicle?
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Guru Ji,

Truck ki photo bhi laga dete.
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Why have those old mounts warped/cracked, that too at 67K ?
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Exactly the same question : 67K is pretty early for engine mounts to wear out under normal driving conditions. Whats up?
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Extreme temp, read as north Indian climate MIGHT contribute to the rubber mounts getting out of shape faster.
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Awesome! Thanks for the pictures and prices GD!

I just wanted to cross link to this thread >
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...ne-mounts.html (Detecting worn engine mounts)

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Old 5th April 2008, 22:51   #8
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Visit my garage; aur vahan par truck ki photo milegi..

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Guru Ji,

Truck ki photo bhi laga dete.
Primarily the love and care of the owner. No doubt whatsoever about the make and quality of the vehicle.

Last but not the least, the very fact that I don't visit the ASCs, has kept my truck prim and propah..and purring as well.

I've very meticulously maintained the service details of my truck from the day I acquired. If anybody is interested in viewing the same can PM me.

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So, your truck is now all done up! Great!

With 60k on the odometer and spending just under 4000 INR seems to be cheap change. Does this say about the maintaince (love & care) of the owner (aka GD) or the make and quality of the vehicle?
I wish I had that answer. I also felt that 67K is tad bit early but surely not under normal driving conditions all the time. I quite regularly hit the highways and love to use the capabilites of the vehicle to the hilt. But then that should not be the reason for the mounts to go bust within a lakh kms.

Anyway, will now keep a stricter watch..


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Why have those old mounts warped/cracked, that too at 67K ?
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Exactly the same question : 67K is pretty early for engine mounts to wear out under normal driving conditions. Whats up?

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great buddy, had got my cars engine mounts changed last sunday. dint realise till the mechanic lifted and moved the engine with just one hand. Cost Rs. 260 for a pair + Rs 80 labour.
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thats a neat post ! And gd - you really love your truck - it just shows !!!

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Exactly the same question : 67K is pretty early for engine mounts to wear out under normal driving conditions.
going by the common perception, wouldnt a diesel engine be having more vibrations ? thus the early replacement i guess. And rather 67k is pretty much a distance to cover.
( i am not at all a techie - nor do i know much about engine stuff )
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Default Rear engine mount

Today the rear engine mount that supports the gearbox as well, was replaced. Now all the mounts of the Scoprio have been changed.

VIR Rear Engine Mount - Rs. 350/-
Labour - Rs. 100/-
Time taken - 1 hour

New Mount
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Old & New Mount
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Old & New mount
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Hi Guys,
Just finished clocking 40K on my Scorpio 2005 Dec model.
Need to leave my beast for servicing.
Am not looking at using the Mahindra specified Engine Oil anymore.
Any suggestions as to which Engine Oil should i insist on instead.
Anything else that I should keep in mind??

Thanks in advance.
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