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Old 6th November 2015, 17:07   #271
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My friend had a near-similar (if not worse) experience with his Thar - when he braked hard, he ended up facing the opposite direction!
He has since installed wheel adapters on his Thar too!
This may not be due to the track difference, will have to do with break bias set up also Yes the adapter improves the stability, especially on the turns otherwise. Have them on my Thar also.
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Old 12th February 2016, 22:36   #272
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Default My Jeep CRD - In it's natural habitat!

Recent visit to Coorg - and a chance to photograph my Jeep CRD in it's natural habitat!

Call of the wild - Mahindra Thar CRDe-call-wild-final.jpg

Must say the Jeep & I felt very much at home!
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I shall check fuel efficiency on a full-tank to full-tank basis and advise! Doubtful if there will be an improvement in mileage, the torque is addictive, tend to go pedal-to-metal often!
As I read on the other thread that Race Chip tends to signal the ECU to dump more fuel, do you notice you fuel consumption going up? Or any other side effects you noticed?
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Old 1st March 2016, 00:08   #274
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As I read on the other thread that Race Chip tends to signal the ECU to dump more fuel, do you notice you fuel consumption going up? Or any other side effects you noticed?
Initially, with the power being addictive (at the lower rev range), I tended to go heavy on the pedal - resulting in the fuel efficiency dropping to single digits.
However, once I got over these boyish thrills and started driving with a sedate foot (taking full advantage of the excellent low-end torque), 12 km/l on the highways has been common.
Within the city of course, considering Bangalore's inimitable traffic, the average seldom crosses 9 km/l.
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Thanks a lot Bopanna for sharing your Jeep story. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your posts.

I was wondering if I can seek your guidance on some of the mods to my new Thar (Hard top and Front facing rear seats to start with).

If it is not a pain, can we catch up sometime pls?

Apologies for slipping this selfish post
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Thanks a lot Bopanna for sharing your Jeep story. I have thoroughly enjoyed reading your posts.

I was wondering if I can seek your guidance on some of the mods to my new Thar (Hard top and Front facing rear seats to start with).

If it is not a pain, can we catch up sometime pls?

Apologies for slipping this selfish post
Sure I am relatively free today, we can catch up!
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Yes pls Bopanna, pls text me your contact details to +91 98443 73894. I will connect with you.
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Thanks Bopanna! Pls text your contact details +91 98443 73894. I will connect with you.
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Default An Oil bath

It has been almost 4 years and my Jeep has completed 25,000 km
I thought it was high time I indulged him in an oil bath (pun intended)

I sourced all the required lubricants from brick & mortar stores; I am somehow not comfortable with e-portals for automobile accessories/parts!
For the engine - Mobil Delvac 1 5W-40; for the gear-box and differentials - Mobilube GX 80W-90 and for the transfer case - Mobil ATF 220

The ugly side of India Garage surfaced when they refused to use lubricants sourced from outside; with a frivolous excuse that Mahindra would object to non-standard lubes being used!
My contention that my oil was far superior to Mahindra specifications and my Jeep was anyway out of warranty, fell on deaf ears.
I realized that the margins made by ASCs on oil sales was the determining factor.They were not keen on billing just the 'labour cost'!

Anyway, after scouting around for alternatives, I decided to head back to Chrome Motors on Mysore Road.
All the lubricants were drained, oil/diesel filters and air cleaner element removed and replaced with new ones.
And yes, in went the entire range of Mobil oils!

The entire service was carried out in one of the 'Express Service' jigs and completed in 90 minutes flat!
To give Chrome Motors credit, the Service Advisor and Mechanic were thoroughly professional and excellent.
I don't think I will step into India Garage Bangalore again in a hurry!
India Garage's loss is Chrome Motor's gain!

Coming to the Jeep, the change is enormous.
Gone is the gruff sounding truck-like engine, it is more like a purring cat!
And the gear-shifts have become very slick, almost car-like!

The total cost of service came close to Rs. 11k, expensive no doubt.
But the feel of Mobil lubes flowing through the veins, is priceless!
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For the engine - Mobil Delvac 1 5W-40; for the gear-box and differentials - Mobilube GX 80W-90 and for the transfer case - Mobil ATF 220
I should read it as Mobil Delvac 15W-40; Right .?
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I should read it as Mobil Delvac 15W-40; Right .?
No, I have stated it right, it is Mobil Delvac1 5W/40
It is the equivalent of Mobil1 0W/40 for meant heavy-duty diesel engines; for regular diesel engines (cars), the same Mobil1 0W/40 may be used!
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An update after almost two years!
Installed 2" MS wheel adapters on my rear wheels yesterday. Has changed the stance of the Jeep considerably. Cannot comment on dynamics since I only had a short city run.
Driving Bangalore-Vellore-Bangalore tomorrow, 400+ km. Should be able to give feed back on (changed) driving characteristics and upload along some pictures!
Any pointers for the spacer? As I am on the lookout for a pair for my Bolero.
Did you buy it or got it made?
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Any pointers for the spacer? As I am on the lookout for a pair for my Bolero.
Did you buy it or got it made?
I had them made through a source in Bangalore, if you are interested, I can patch you two! However, I understand the prices have shot up (for the Thar at least), close to 15k!
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Thank you sir. Kindly PM me the contact number. Will cintacy them and get price for bolero.
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Thank you sir. Kindly PM me the contact number. Will cintacy them and get price for bolero.
Done, kindly check your inbox. Please speak with him and organise!
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