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Old 4th September 2013, 17:50   #4771
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There are around 15 of us on the FB group who have installed the box. It was bought straight from RaceDynamics Bangalore at a discounted price.
This is interesting.

I believe XUV's low-end grunt is decent enough. Also even in fully-loaded condition, I have not really felt that the vehicle struggles. So any particular reason behind going for the RaceDynamics box?

How is the general feedback from the 15?

PS: Read on the group-page that even wipers were replaced. Which one did the group go for?
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Congratulations! Have fun with your cheetah.

About the silver thing, isn't that the heat-protection for the fuel-tank?

What are those 2 white tubes? Don't remmeber seeing those earlier.
Thanks SDP. Regarding the silver thing, I was told by the sales manager that this is the change they made. Will need to re-check it and also about the white tubes when I meet them next time.
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Thanks SDP. Regarding the silver thing, I was told by the sales manager that this is the change they made. Will need to re-check it and also about the white tubes when I meet them next time.
Please have a look at the following image from Debuda's ownership log:
Mahindra XUV500 : Test Drive & Review-xuv012.jpg

Is this the silver-thing that you mentioned?

Link to Debuda's post:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post2959108 (Debuda’s Silver Mahindra XUV500 W6 @ Jamshedpur)
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About the silver thing, isn't that the heat-protection for the fuel-tank?
Exactly, this is heat protection sheet.

Also i noticed in the pic, that this is not the front portion of the XUV but infact its the rear end. Notice the exhaust pipe going through and also the wheels are way back, indicating they are rear wheels. This shows that its not the front portion of XUV, hence it could not be Engine guard.

Don't you think so?
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There are around 15 of us on the FB group who have installed the box. It was bought straight from RaceDynamics Bangalore at a discounted price.
Mind sharing the price. If any issue in sharing openly, pls pm me. Want to get an idea and maybe have a discussion with RaceDynamics if there are new owners who might be interested to go for a bulk purchase.

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Please have a look at the following image from Debuda's ownership log:
Attachment 1134009

Is this the silver-thing that you mentioned?

Link to Debuda's post:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post2959108 (Debuda’s Silver Mahindra XUV500 W6 @ Jamshedpur)
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Exactly, this is heat protection sheet.

Also i noticed in the pic, that this is not the front portion of the XUV but infact its the rear end. Notice the exhaust pipe going through and also the wheels are way back, indicating they are rear wheels. This shows that its not the front portion of XUV, hence it could not be Engine guard.

Don't you think so?
You guys seem to be right and it looks like it was an oversight + ignorance on my part. Sales person also seems to have got it wrong while explaining it but still wondering where the change is... Will have to reach out to my "yet to be assigned" RM and figure it out.
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You guys seem to be right and it looks like it was an oversight + ignorance on my part. Sales person also seems to have got it wrong while explaining it but still wondering where the change is... Will have to reach out to my "yet to be assigned" RM and figure it out.
Can you just click a pic from front and show us? Engine guard is right in front just below front bumper so it would be easy to click a pic of it.
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Exactly, this is heat protection sheet.

Also i noticed in the pic, that this is not the front portion of the XUV but infact its the rear end. Notice the exhaust pipe going through and also the wheels are way back, indicating they are rear wheels. This shows that its not the front portion of XUV, hence it could not be Engine guard.

Don't you think so?
I am also very curious about the white pipes. Have not seen those on my cars.
Has M&M upgraded the design for another part? If yes, what was the issue with the existing part?

PS: As per my understanding those are brake-lines.

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Hello,

I am getting a message that my XUV's front Brake pads are worn out. Message reads as " Front brake pads worn out, drive with reduced speed"

Anyone know how much the new brake pads will cost? How long does it take for the Mahindra service to replace it?
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Hello,

I am getting a message that my XUV's front Brake pads are worn out. Message reads as " Front brake pads worn out, drive with reduced speed"

Anyone know how much the new brake pads will cost? How long does it take for the Mahindra service to replace it?
How old is your car and how many KMs on the ODO?
If the vehicle is relatively new with moderate reading on the ODO, please ask for a replacement under warranty.*

The brake-pads worn out message could also be because of the sensor-wire (a small thin yellow wire) getting cut. Please get it checked.

The Galfer brake-pads cost around 2800-2900 Rs for a pair (Mar-2013 data).
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How old is your car and how many KMs on the ODO?
If the vehicle is relatively new with moderate reading on the ODO, please ask for a replacement under warranty.*

The brake-pads worn out message could also be because of the sensor-wire (a small thin yellow wire) getting cut. Please get it checked.

The Galfer brake-pads cost around 2800-2900 Rs for a pair (Mar-2013 data).
Car is around an year old. 23000km on the ODO. I can actually hear the braking pad sound when I try to break, so I don't think its an error.

Travelling right now. Will get it fixed in Mangalore when I go there. Should reach in the evening
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I checked the XUV5oo maintenance schedule . Page 1-24 says that a visit to the A.S.S is necessary every 3 months ? Isn't this too frequent and doesn't this turn out expensive ? Requesting for comments from XUV owners.

Don't know if this has been discussed earlier ; haven't gone through all previous pages of this thread.

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I checked the XUV5oo maintenance schedule . Page 1-24 says that a visit to the A.S.S is necessary every 3 months ? Isn't this too frequent and doesn't this turn out expensive ? Requesting for comments from XUV owners.

Don't know if this has been discussed earlier ; haven't gone through all previous pages of this thread.
Since I am also sdp (albeit from a different year ), let me help you out searching the correct post.

Here it is:
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/offici...ml#post3053807 (Mahindra XUV500 : Test Drive & Review)

and here's a link to the official TSB (service bulletin):
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...ml#post3051632

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I checked the XUV5oo maintenance schedule . Page 1-24 says that a visit to the A.S.S is necessary every 3 months ? Isn't this too frequent and doesn't this turn out expensive ? Requesting for comments from XUV owners.

Don't know if this has been discussed earlier ; haven't gone through all previous pages of this thread.
On a funny note, if I look at it, in the last 1 year I have visited the A.S.S atleast once every month on an average to get some niggle or other sorted... So have to say the manual is correct to some extent...

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On a funny note, if I look at it, in the last 1 year I have visited the A.S.S atleast once every month on an average to get some niggle or other sorted... So have to say the manual is correct to some extent...

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