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Old 8th April 2013, 16:45   #4276
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Hi SDP, that bull gaurd sure looks smart. Might be useful in Mumbai, Delhi etc where bumper-to-bumper traffic is the norm.

After you put up this info, I googled Ajanta and got their website http://ajantain.com/front_guards/mahindra_accessories
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Hi John, good luck with the booking. Are you planning to go for the Arctic Blue?

I also think that this bullbar is a little too busy, but I still liked this over the stainless steel ones, especially for my Black W8. Though, I struggled to get hold of one in Delhi. Does anyone knows an Ajanta reseller in Delhi?
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I also think that this bullbar is a little too busy, but I still liked this over the stainless steel ones, especially for my Black W8. Though, I struggled to get hold of one in Delhi. Does anyone knows an Ajanta reseller in Delhi?
Hi AG, one option is to call Mr Rakesh Mistry in Mumbai and he may put you on to somebody in Delhi. His contact details features on the website. Good luck
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MMI does not show Infosys, Mysore. Same procedure above, and Google Maps, says Hebbalu Industrial Estate. Only Hebbalu in MMI, so go to Hebbalu. Use Indian GPS and Infosys campus looms up in no time….. mighty impressive that, the campus I mean not MMI.
But I have Infosys, Mysore in my database. I had visited the campus the last weekend. Just typed Infosys and searched. In the list, believe on the 2nd page, there was Infosys, Mysore listed. And it was the exact place. Just try it and see.

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But I have Infosys, Mysore in my database. I had visited the campus the last weekend. Just typed Infosys and searched. In the list, believe on the 2nd page, there was Infosys, Mysore listed. And it was the exact place. Just try it and see.
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Thanks Funda G. Will try tomorrow and let you know.
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My friend got his new w6 and i helped him in getting new alloys. I got to know that 2013 models are getting someother brake pads cause its not bosch (below is the pic). I guess its the one you guys been saying, gladen ones cause i could not see any marking of bosch. I really could not makeout much of a difference but that brake noise was not there for sure. But i told my friend to be prepaird to hear sometime soon

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Can you post a long shot of the alloys??Thanks in advance.
Below is the one which i got for my friend. Its little different from the ones i have in my W6.
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I shift from 4th gear to 6th directly when I am on the highways. 5th gear becomes redundant for me in such cases (as I accelerate enough on 4th so that the 6th gear easily takes over without breaking into a sweat).

Once again, while decelerating I prefer jumping down to 4th from 6th without getting into the 5th gear.
In my case too the 5th is the least used gear in my XUV. I neither feel the need for it while upshifting nor during downshifting.

On the highway I sometimes upshift to 6th from 3rd. I find that the XUV engine is quite capable of pulling from 1000 RPM even in 6th unless one is a tearing hurry.
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Below is the one which i got for my friend. Its little different from the ones i have in my W6.
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Pls share the price and details of where you got it from.

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But I have Infosys, Mysore in my database. I had visited the campus the last weekend. Just typed Infosys and searched. In the list, believe on the 2nd page, there was Infosys, Mysore listed. And it was the exact place. Just try it and see.

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Hi FG, you are right. I tried Infosys in Karnataka and came up with 74 locations. The problem with MMI is that it is inconsistent. For example if you look in POI in Goa, you don't find a single Taj Hotel. But you search for Taj Hotels and all are listed. I guess the moral of the story is that yo got to try all approaches to access the database.
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Guys I don't know if someone has posted this already, but I just noticed that the tripmeters now have a much needed extra digit to take them up to 9999.9, this must have been incorporated in the last visit to the workshop. Anyone else noticed this?
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^^ Wow, so that's a very good news! Was that a mechanical or electrical limitation? If it was mechanical, it is hard to fix. I'll speak to my RM to find out more on this, it will be a useful thing over a long trip for sure. Thanks for sharing.
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People in South Bangalore here is a good news. A new XUV service center has opened in Bannerghatta Road. http://www.mahindraxuv500.com/produc...erlocator.aspx

This is at the same place as erstwhile SKS. Has anyone been there? Please share the experience if yes
I have met these guys twice-thrice (aspiring XUV500 buyer) and they seem genuinely good! There is a new Team Lead there - Manjunath who seems like an honest and simple bloke (the kind of guy with whom you want to do business with).

Does anyone have any (alternate) experience with this new dealership (Anant Motors - Bangalore)?
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Hey folks! Had a quick question regarding the Start-Stop mechanism in our XUV 500. I do understand the importance of idling for a bit before turning the engines off, especially after high speed sprints.

However with the Start Stop mechanism in place, does it not prevent us from actually idling. I mean of course, turning off the mechanism is a simple way. But I am just wondering what is everyone else's thoughts about this. Cheers!
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Hey folks! Had a quick question regarding the Start-Stop mechanism in our XUV 500. I do understand the importance of idling for a bit before turning the engines off, especially after high speed sprints.

However with the Start Stop mechanism in place, does it not prevent us from actually idling. I mean of course, turning off the mechanism is a simple way. But I am just wondering what is everyone else's thoughts about this. Cheers!
Yes, contrary to my early bias, it IS a convenient feature. I tried it for a few days and liked it. BUT taking a chance on the turbo's life is something that I am not willing to and therefore I have turned the "start-stop" off a few months back.

The advice thread about idling turbo engines did help to come to that decision.

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The advice thread about idling turbo engines did help to come to that decision.
That was exactly what changed my mind too!! I have stopped using the Start-Stop facility now. Haven't really seen any monumental difference in FE. I really found it to be a pretty useful feature till my worries about turbo life started piling up.

Anyways yeah, I was just kinda curious about how others in this forum are using this feature. Thanks SDP!
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Guys I don't know if someone has posted this already, but I just noticed that the tripmeters now have a much needed extra digit to take them up to 9999.9, this must have been incorporated in the last visit to the workshop. Anyone else noticed this?
I find the 999.9 KM limitation on my trip meters very annoying as I use my XUV mainly for long drives. Was the extra digit added through a software update? I must speak to my RM to confirm whether this can be done in my W6.

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Hey folks! Had a quick question regarding the Start-Stop mechanism in our XUV 500. I do understand the importance of idling for a bit before turning the engines off, especially after high speed sprints.

However with the Start Stop mechanism in place, does it not prevent us from actually idling. I mean of course, turning off the mechanism is a simple way. But I am just wondering what is everyone else's thoughts about this. Cheers!
You have expressed a very legitimate concern. Switching off the engine immediately after a high speed sprint can cause the oil in turbocharger bearings to burn and shorten the turbo's life. It could even be damaging for the engine in the long run. It is essential to idle the engine for a few minutes if one needs to stop immediately after a high speed sprint.

IMHO, one should keep the micro-hybrid system off on highways and use it only during stop-and-go city driving (where one cannot take the engine to high power anyway). Personally, I don't use the micro-hybrid as I'm not really sure about its usefulness.
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