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Old 17th December 2015, 23:09   #7651
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Check whether this noise is from the clutch pedal spring. This noise is a damped "ting" kind of sound. You can check for this sound in static condition as well.

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The noise is not heard when the car is stationary. I have tried that multiple times, but could not reproduce the sound. Heard only while it is moving.

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I don't think so. It is the same mechanism as with the first gear. Simply disengage it in a gradual manner. Your car should move and not even vibrate. As long as you don't press the accelerator at the same time, you should be fine.

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Thanks achyu for that information. Will try that as well (not too comfortable doing that) - but I'll try it during city traffic when I start hearing the thud sound.

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The noise is not heard when the car is stationary. I have tried that multiple times, but could not reproduce the sound. Heard only while it is moving.



Thanks achyu for that information. Will try that as well (not too comfortable doing that) - but I'll try it during city traffic when I start hearing the thud sound.

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Just ensure you have pressed the clutch pedal fully and release it slowly / gradually. It should help. This sound is basically clutch being released quickly (from my experience with the city traffic)
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Just thought of sharing an interesting news.
India's leading utility vehicle manufacturer Mahindra & Mahindra's XUV500 ranks highest in JD Power 2015 India Automotive Performance, Execution and Layout (APEAL) Study. It's overall APEAL score stood at 874 out of 1,000.

With a score of 872, Toyota Innova ranks second.


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Hi all just got a call from MASS that the next version of maps is available for my April 2015 XUV and I can bring my vehicle for updating the same. They also told me that it is on chargeable basis and I have to pay Rs.300 for the same. Isn't it free for 2 years and did anybody else get a call?
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Hi all just got a call from MASS that the next version of maps is available for my April 2015 XUV and I can bring my vehicle for updating the same. They also told me that it is on chargeable basis and I have to pay Rs.300 for the same. Isn't it free for 2 years and did anybody else get a call?

Is it Version 9 or anything later than that?
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Is it Version 9 or anything later than that?
Nope it's version 9 only. But never came across about paid updates. Anybody paid for the same?
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Anybody paid for the same?
Yes, I did. The details are here.
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Yes, I did. The details are here.
Sireesh upgraded it free for my Dec 2014 vehicle. It probably was a special case as the car was referred to them by M&M because another service centre could not fix a problem even after a few visits.

The saved destinations and favourites were intact after the upgrade.
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Not exactly a parcel tray, but good enough
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The idea was to cover the stuff in the boot to keep the sun away and also prying eyes. Providing some excitement to the overzealous security guards at mall entrances is an added bonus.

Step 1. Fixed wooden rods available from any hardware shop selling wooden beading etc. Cost - Rs 5

Mahindra XUV500 : Test Drive & Review-supporting-rods-2.jpg

Step 2. Cut foam sheet to size and place on top. Purchased a 15mm thick sheet (1400 X 2000mm) for Rs 269. Cut it in half and put two layers of the sheet.
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1. Use a thicker sheet (30mm) so that it does not sag as shown in the side view.
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2. Cut the finished sheet into 3 pieces lengthwise so that the pieces can be removed easily to remove the luggage.

3. Use slightly stiffer support rods. Still looking for suitable alternatives. SS tubes are too rigid to fit snugly without scratching or denting the sides. Plastic rods may be better.

Please take this as a proof-of-concept project. All suggestions for improvement are welcome!
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Not exactly a parcel tray, but good enough
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3. Use slightly stiffer support rods. Still looking for suitable alternatives. SS tubes are too rigid to fit snugly without scratching or denting the sides. Plastic rods may be better.

Please take this as a proof-of-concept project. All suggestions for improvement are welcome!
Good attempt. Try using aluminum rods used for the false ceiling with rubber bushes on the end to avoid scratches
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Good attempt. Try using aluminum rods used for the false ceiling with rubber bushes on the end to avoid scratches
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Thanks Bala. Do you know any stores in Bangalore that sell these?

I first need to fit the rubber end piece in the available slots and then find rods that go into the rubber piece.

A spring loaded tube would be the best option though, if available easily.
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You can find adjustable curtain rods on Amazon.

Usually adjustable from 2 to 4 feet, 6 to 8 feet etc.

To my thinking, the 2-4 foot one should do fine.

They come with rubber end caps so no scratches, and the spring is very strong so will not slip easily.

Just search for "adjustable curtain rods" amazon.in.
I think the brand is Tusker.

They are not very expensive.

I have a couple of these at home and they are pretty good.

For the sheeting, you could try transparent fiber roofing sheets. They are available in white and brown as well as some other colours. A couple of layers of that should be plenty strong enough and should not sag too much.

These are the curtain rods I am referring to:
http://www.amazon.in/gp/aw/d/B00FF40DW6/ref=mp_s_a_1_1?qid=1453351400&sr=8-1&pi=SX200_QL40&keywords=adjustable+curtain+rod&dp Pl=1&dpID=11cdEiwAWsL&ref=plSrch

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Thanks Bala. Do you know any stores in Bangalore that sell these?

I first need to fit the rubber end piece in the available slots and then find rods that go into the rubber piece.

A spring loaded tube would be the best option though, if available easily.
Go to SP road for aluminium fitting supplies and rubber bushes.
As for spring loaded, you may need to improvise. Instead of spring loaded, you try threaded / telescopic fitting one rod inside another and tightening using a screw / internal threading
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Hi Fellow Bhpians,

Today I went to VVC Motors, Kothaguda, Hyderabad and gave a test drive of a W10 XUV 500. Few friends of mine who are a proud owner of this majestic car are telling me to insist the dealer for free goodies and discounts. But the dealer seems to be in non negotiable mode.

The shocking part on the discussion table was the insurance amount I need to pay. Its a staggering 74,000/- for the first year. I challenged the executive saying if I had paid 18K for a 1.2 Litre DZire Zxi, this can be maximum 50K for XUV500 but the value he is quoting is just impossible. He insists that since it is a zero depreciation insurance, the premium has to be high.

I came back home and had a chat with ICICI Lombard insurance executive. He said promptly that the zero dep insurance will be 36,000/- only if I buy online providing the engine and chassis number.

Now, the question is: How do I get the car insured outside the dealer and roll it out of the showroom? So, it seems, first I need to book the car, get the chassis and engine numbers, get the insurance done online and drive out the car from the showroom. Is this correct?

Another thing to worry, which might be unnecessary but still troubling me is: Will they treat me and my car properly if I do not get it insured from them? They might not do the PDI properly and bring unnecessary hassles to me. I will have a chat for sure with the executive, but if I see he is not happy with my thoughts, then better to go to another dealer and check what they can offer.

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I came back home and had a chat with ICICI Lombard insurance executive. He said promptly that the zero dep insurance will be 36,000/- only if I buy online providing the engine and chassis number.
I bought the insurance for the same amount for my W10 AWD.

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Now, the question is: How do I get the car insured outside the dealer and roll it out of the showroom? So, it seems, first I need to book the car, get the chassis and engine numbers, get the insurance done online and drive out the car from the showroom. Is this correct?
First of all, Clear it with your dealer that you will get the insurance from outside, If they deny doing the same, Take an effort to checkout other dealers even if its a bit far, Though they cannot force you to take the insurance from them only and you can always Email Mahindra about it, That is if you have time in hand.

You need to book the car, And once the dealer provides you the engine and chassis number, You can get the insurance which you can then forward a copy to the dealer if he requires it for registering the car.

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Another thing to worry, which might be unnecessary but still troubling me is: Will they treat me and my car properly if I do not get it insured from them? They might not do the PDI properly and bring unnecessary hassles to me. I will have a chat for sure with the executive, but if I see he is not happy with my thoughts, then better to go to another dealer and check what they can offer.
Team-Bhp PDI check list, Do it. But if you have time in hand, Do checkout with other dealers too, I had contacted every dealer here in mumbai and all of them had 10-20k Difference on the on road pricing.
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