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Old 26th May 2017, 09:26   #1636
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There was no such problem in my TUV of torque drop or sluggish FE etc, there was a "woosh" sound whenever I changed gears or on pressing clutch. Earlier also it was there but vanished on changing modulators, now this time they said that it will fix it permanently as the hoses are of slightly increased diameter, that's why they have changed the whole kit.

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Why were the hose pipes changed along with the modulator? Asking as even I got them changed recently and that was because there was a drop in torque flow and the car felt very sluggish and my FE dropped.
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Looks like M&M has come up with its online portal, called "m2all" for car accessories, spare parts, merchandise etc. Received a mailer regarding this today morning. Here is the link --> https://www.m2all.com/autocare/car-a...rs/tuv300.html

Putting some pictures here for the various accessories. Sadly TUV spare parts are not listed on this portal. Hope they do it in the coming days.

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Hello everyone,

I have a tuv300 AMT (mhawk80). Its a March 2016 model as decoded by VIN number. I haven't got any replacements under any recalls till now and am facing similar issues faced by every TUV amt owners, so I am not listing them once again here.

I have a few noob questions which I couln't find answers to while surfing this thread. Can someone please answer these for me ?
  1. Can the AMT box be swiped to a manual one or something more effective ?
  2. Can the existing 80bhp engine retuned to 100bhp one which company introduced later ?
  3. Can the rear seats be also changed to the new ones ?
  4. Does replacing all the parts under recalls transform the driving experience of the beast ?

What I feel is that the AMT is the main limiting factor for otherwise a very capable machine. I had once drove a manual 80bhp TUV which felt quite strong in comparison to the AMT.

Thanks in advance.
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Old 27th May 2017, 08:53   #1639
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I have a tuv300 AMT (mhawk80). Its a March 2016 model as decoded by VIN number. I haven't got any replacements under any recalls till now and am facing similar issues faced by every TUV amt owners, so I am not listing them once again here.
Most of the recalls are replaced without much info being passed on to the customer unless the SA is prodded a bit. So try checking with your SA specifically on these issues and I think you will get the required info.

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[*]Can the AMT box be swiped to a manual one or something more effective ? [*]Can the existing 80bhp engine retuned to 100bhp one which company introduced later ? [*]Can the rear seats be also changed to the new ones ? [*]Does replacing all the parts under recalls transform the driving experience of the beast ? [/list]
What I feel is that the AMT is the main limiting factor for otherwise a very capable machine. I had once drove a manual 80bhp TUV which felt quite strong in comparison to the AMT.

Thanks in advance.
Swapping the AMT box should be possible but will be a costly affair and can be done only in independent (non-authorised) workshop, engine tuning again will not be done at the authorised service centres. And as for the seats I am in touch with the customer care will inform if at all I get a proper reply.

From my interactions with the SA and the experiences shared in this thread I understand that these changes do not entirely transform the TUV but rather makes it more reliable and better.

Meanwhile, I got the vacuum hose kit replaced yesterday after my TUV started to lose power. I was charged Rs 693 for this, procrj do let me know if the replacement was charged for you. I think we shouldn't be charged for this even though it is a rubber part (not usually covered by warranty)because the replacement hose is of larger diameter and technically a part recall. I had to leave early from the MASS so didn't argue much with the SA so I paid and left.
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Going for PDI today. Any thing specific that I should look out for, apart from teambhp's PDI checklist?
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I got my black tank delivered on May 5th. It's an AMT model and already clocked 2150 KM on it. Loving it.....few initial observations

1) I am getting an average mileage of 10 KMPL in city with full AC. Is this same for fellow AMT users?

2) Slight vibration and noice at the driver end window. When asked the SA, he said it is same with all TUV's which I found total nonsense and does not make any sense. Anyone facing same issue? Any solution?

3) In AT mode, sometimes the car is shifting directly to 5th gear from 3rd gear. This is weird. Anyone facing same issues?

The tank is smoother than my old verna. It has really surprised me, but not happy with jerky gear shifts from 1-3. The downshifts are very smooth however.

I added matting, back bumper, seat covers, mud guards, floor mats, steering grip and reverse horn. Total cost was 26,000. Also changed headlights to more powerful Phillips bulbs but they got roasted in 2 days and had to change back to original headlights which was a bummer.

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Swapping the AMT box should be possible but will be a costly affair and can be done only in independent (non-authorised) workshop, engine tuning again will not be done at the authorised service centres. And as for the seats I am in touch with the customer care will inform if at all I get a proper reply.
Also please bear in mind that this modification will void the warranty and you will have to update your RC at the RTA as AMT is mentioned on the RC.

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Going for PDI today. Any thing specific that I should look out for, apart from teambhp's PDI checklist?
All the best for your PDI. Nothing specific, TBHP PDI is already exhaustive. For your reference attaching the various PDI checklists.

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fix it permanently as the hoses are of slightly increased diameter, that's why they have changed the whole kit.
Again this is Mahindra being its nonchalant self and not bothering to inform owners that they need to get this done as it will improve performance. Dont understand why they cant move to a more customer focused attitude and inform all customers that this needs to be done. After that it becomes the customers duty to get the fix. In today's watsapp & instant communication world, its a cardinal sin to not communicate with your customers!

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I was charged Rs 693 for this
I did not pay anything. You should take them to task the next time you go to MASS.

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Also changed headlights to more powerful Phillips bulbs but they got roasted in 2 days and had to change back to original headlights which was a bummer
Did you add a relay before upgrading to 90 or 130/100? I have been using 90/100 with replay for a long time now and haven’t had any issues.

Met another TUV owner today at MASS and he had upgraded his axle to MLD a few weeks ago. He mentioned that after the upgrade, the car is smother to drive, feels like it has a little more power and FE has also increased to 17 kmpl on highway drives vs 13-14 kmpl with the old axle. This feedback was based on ~1000 kms of driving after the axle change & his TUV is Dec 2015 T8 manual model with 29K on the Odo. Asked him if there were any new niggles post MLD and he said there was a problem with cornering lamps, which did not turn on, but it was diagnosed to be a wiring issue - directly attributed to the incompetence of MASS.

I am still sitting on the fence w.r.t the MLD and hoping that more positive feedback will flow in here over the course of next month or so.

Yesterday it rained cats & dogs in Bangalore and I spent more than 2 hours wading through many a small river/lakes that popped up. When I got back home, I observed that there was condensation in the headlight unit near the turn indicators. First time that this is happening. Going to keep an eye on this during the next few weeks of rain. Has anyone here had similar problems? Did MASS replace the headlight set?

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Swapping the AMT box should be possible but will be a costly affair and can be done only in independent (non-authorised) workshop, engine tuning again will not be done at the authorised service centres. And as for the seats I am in touch with the customer care will inform if at all I get a proper reply.
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Also please bear in mind that this modification will void the warranty and you will have to update your RC at the RTA as AMT is mentioned on the RC.
Thanks for your reply sir.

I am not bothered about the warranty anymore, all I want now is that the tank behaves fine and gives a sense of confidence instead of fear every time i drive it.
Can anyone please suggest any good guy to do all this in and around Delhi-NCR region.
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All the best for your PDI. Nothing specific, TBHP PDI is already exhaustive. For your reference attaching the various PDI checklists.

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Thanks! The PDI went well, the vehicle is May, 2017 manufactured one. Looked ok from whatever I could check. I asked if anything was found in their PDI. They refused to share the report. Was wondering if everything is okay from their side then why hide the PDI report!
Just to check the engine, switched it on and was pleasantly surprised at minimal to no vibration filtering to gear lever.

Getting the standard accessories like foot mat, mud flap as complementary. Apart from getting illuminated scuff plate, tuv300 logo projector lamp from ORVM and door plastic moulds as free. They were giving seat covers complementary which I declined.

The car would be delivered on Wednesday​.
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Thanks! The PDI went well, the vehicle is May, 2017 manufactured one. Looked ok from whatever I could check. I asked if anything was found in their PDI. They refused to share the report. Was wondering if everything is okay from their side then why hide the PDI report!
Just to check the engine, switched it on and was pleasantly surprised at minimal to no vibration filtering to gear lever.

Getting the standard accessories like foot mat, mud flap as complementary. Apart from getting illuminated scuff plate, tuv300 logo projector lamp from ORVM and door plastic moulds as free. They were giving seat covers complementary which I declined.

The car would be delivered on Wednesday​.
Good to know that your PDI was all green. Usually the dealer's PDI is his internal matter and if any issues observed they would get it fixed before moving it to the showroom. So don't worry much even if the dealer has not shared his PDI with you.

All the best for the delivery on Wednesday
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Did you add a relay before upgrading to 90 or 130/100? I have been using 90/100 with replay for a long time now and havenít had any issues.?
This might be the issue, there were so many things going on simultaneously I did not check if they installed a relay. Will cross check with them again, thanks for the information.
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I asked if anything was found in their PDI. They refused to share the report.
I wont be surprised if there is no report to share as the dealer PDI was just a cursory examination Hope you are not purchasing the car from India Garage. If its IG, I can assure that the PDI that they do is just pathetic and in my case, the car wasnít even washed before delivery. Not discouraging you but just ensure that you donít have very high expectations on delivery day.

If you want to ensure that everything is done as it should be, drop a note to the service head of the dealership and ask him to confirm that PDI was done as defined by M&M and the car will be delivered in tip top shape on Wednseday. This way you will at least be a step ahead and your MASS will also know that they need to treat you seriously else you will take them to task. PM if you need contact details for IG.

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This might be the issue, there were so many things going on simultaneously I did not check if they installed a relay. Will cross check with them again, thanks for the information.
Wont be surprised if they have billed you for the relay and havenít installed the same. Also surprised that they agreed to replace stock headlights with 90 or 130/100 as these are not M&M approved accessories. I got the relay + headlights changed outside MASS. Looks like your MASS is just taking you for a ride!
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Wont be surprised if they have billed you for the relay and havenít installed the same. Also surprised that they agreed to replace stock headlights with 90 or 130/100 as these are not M&M approved accessories. I got the relay + headlights changed outside MASS. Looks like your MASS is just taking you for a ride!
Forgot to inform, these fittings were after market. I just checked the bill, they have not billed me for relay
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I just checked the bill, they have not billed me for relay
ask them for a warranty replacement of the bulbs as it was their fault that they did not suggest the relay. It is an absolute must when going for higher power bulbs.
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