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Old 15th December 2015, 12:06   #406
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Hi Team,

I am going to be doing the PDI of my Silver T8 Manual in the Khopoli yard shortly.

I have few questions -

1) Is there any tailor-made checklist for TUV, if yes, will appreciate if anyone can share with me.

2) What are the must look at things.

3) I am confused between Ceat and Apollo tires. Are both equally good ?

4) If I want to upgrade the tires on the delivery date, what are my options ? Will the upgrade help or should I stick to the stock tires ? Existing owners, please share your experience.

5) I have been reading about some part replacement during first service. Can anyone put some light on this ? I am worried as I have a long trip of 2k kms planned after the car completes 500 ks in the city.
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I am going to be doing the PDI of my Silver T8 Manual in the Khopoli yard shortly.
How did it go? Do share some pics.
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1) Is there any tailor-made checklist for TUV, if yes, will appreciate if anyone can share with me.
2) What are the must look at things.
Nope. Based on what owners have shared, here is what you need to check for:
1. Front left door rattle
2. Black vinyl on both sides of the car
3. Driver window humming
4. Steering wheel is correctly returning to center after a turn
5. ESS - if its working the way it should
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3) I am confused between Ceat and Apollo tires. Are both equally good ?
You dont get to pick unless you have 2 cars with different tyres. Again none of the owners have posted specific complaints with regards to a brand
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5) I have been reading about some part replacement during first service.
Thats the vaccum modulator. As far as I know, its related to the functioning of the EGR. Not sure how it impacts long drives but Captain Rex and other owners have completed 3K km without having any issues because of this part. Also if your car is Dec manufactured, I am hoping that M&M has used the new part and not the faulty/to be replaced part.
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Hi Team,

I am going to be doing the PDI of my Silver T8 Manual in the Khopoli yard shortly.
So finally the "D" day is arriving very soon. Wish you the very best

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1) Is there any tailor-made checklist for TUV, if yes, will appreciate if anyone can share with me.
There is no TUV specific checklist. However the one, which I used for the PDI of my Orange Tank is quite exhaustive. Attaching it here for your reference.

PDI.docx

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2) What are the must look at things.
Procrj has already summed up above the things to look for, rest everything is covered in the above PDI doc

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3) I am confused between Ceat and Apollo tires. Are both equally good ?
My TUV came shod with the Apollo Apterras. They are very good for OEM tyres. Very little road noise and good grip levels. Cannot comment on the Ceat though, as I don't have a first hand experience.

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4) If I want to upgrade the tires on the delivery date, what are my options ? Will the upgrade help or should I stick to the stock tires ? Existing owners, please share your experience.
I would suggest stick to the OEM tyres
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I spotted 3 test mules of the tuv300 today. They were without any camouflage and had those dummy water filled container type passengers on all seats . It had ra1 ra2 and ra3 on it. I am guessing they were testing a new engine. Sorry couldn't take pictures.
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Finally got the TD of TUV300 8AMT!

Was extremely happy with it.
A little more room between brake and acc pedal would have made me comfortable.

Will be doing the booking Molten Orange thru office in couple of days.
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How did it go? Do share some pics.


Thats the vaccum modulator. As far as I know, its related to the functioning of the EGR.
Not yet done, will do this weekend and surely post pictures. Planning a ownership thread as well.

Can you please elaborate what's EGR. Sorry for my limited knowledge.

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So finally the "D" day is arriving very soon. Wish you the very best

Yes Autoindian, the delivery will be around 5th to 10th Jan 16. We both sailed from Ertiga to Tank. Your thread has really made my decision easy.

Million thanks for the checklist as well.
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I rather feel this car is best suited for your kind of requirements (primarily being used by your wife & kid's daily commute). With good low end torque, excellent driveability, small turning radius (compared to other UVs), added flexibility of +2 seats, you couldn't have asked for more. Just take a test drive along with your wife and kids and decide for yourself.
Thanks for your feedback.

It is primarily for the daily commute of my wife and kid, but it would be my wheels on Saturday and Sunday. Also may think of using it for the long drives to home (Bangalore-Trivandrum). Since I am used to Skoda Rapid, (1.6 TDI)which has explosive power delivery, TUV300's power ' on paper' as well as the review of sluggish on highways had dampened my interest.

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That surely must be on the cards. The Thar is for hard core enthusiasts/ off-roaders. If they plonk in all the goodies of the Thar in the TUV, then it won't take much time for the Thar to go in oblivion.
Very much true. I would not be having any hard core 'off-roading' use, but as you said in the case of power, it is always better to have an icing on the cake. It could come in handy for weekend escapades. I had thought about Thar too, but since being very basic, it cannot serve the purpose. TUV300 could be a polished beast.
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Can you please elaborate what's EGR. Sorry for my limited knowledge
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guys,

just by any luck, any discounts on tuv 8 AMT in Pune?

My choice is molten orange.
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My wait for the tank continues Had been promised Dec delivery but my SA called yesterday and mentioned that M&M has not shipped any red TUV this month to them. Immediately shot a mail to customer care and M&M ASM called today and confirmed that there are 15+ customers in Bangalore waiting for a Red Tank. Apparently M&M is manufacturing a lot of white, silver & Black T8s and not much of other colors. Long story short - if I need a Red T8, I need to wait till Jan 3rd week. Positive is that I get a 2016 manufactured car but the downside is that I will need to cover the increased cost.
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My wait for the tank continues Had been promised Dec delivery but my SA called yesterday and mentioned that M&M has not shipped any red TUV this month to them. Immediately shot a mail to customer care and M&M ASM called today and confirmed that there are 15+ customers in Bangalore waiting for a Red Tank. Apparently M&M is manufacturing a lot of white, silver & Black T8s and not much of other colors. Long story short - if I need a Red T8, I need to wait till Jan 3rd week. Positive is that I get a 2016 manufactured car but the downside is that I will need to cover the increased cost.
Surprising. My dealer had most reds (8) readily available. Other colors were in 2s and 3s. I wanted silver manual and was not available, except in AMT. Luckily, one manual silver T8 was in transit and it has been allotted to me. Hope it fairs well in the PDI as the next silver manual T8 will be coming in Feb 16 with the new lot.
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I will need to cover the increased cost.
Just to check, has Mahindra announced a price increase. Was planning to book one by next Friday? What is the quantum of increase, any information?
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My dealer had most reds (8) readily available
Then I guess M&M did not allocate the right colors based on demand.
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has Mahindra announced a price increase
Officially No but both SA and his manager did confirm that there will be a minimal hike in price. When asked to define 'minimal' the answer was 15-20K. All speculation but if I were M&M, I would increase price by 30-40K to test waters and see if demand drops or remains stable.

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Even if I take out the key, the indicator on air-circulation switch keeps on, is it normal behavior in TUVs?
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i am told , in 2016 some 3% increase in price. this is maybe due to some tax.
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