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Old 29th December 2017, 16:50   #31
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Coming to your doubt, I think it is the not the gear indicator but the gear "suggestor" which is prompting you to shift to 1st at the speeds you mentioned. Gear data always comes from the gearbox.
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As for the gear indicator, I too observed that. It displays '1' even if vehicle is neutral and is moving. If it is near standstill, then display changes to N.
I tested the gear indicator for longer. Even with the car in neutral, it shows '1' up to speeds of 10 km/hr, '2' up to speeds of 20 km/hr and '3' at speeds beyond that, though I didn't go over 30 km/hr.

I do not recommend driving at these speeds in neutral. This was only done to test this phenomenon.
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I tested the gear indicator for longer. Even with the car in neutral, it shows '1' up to speeds of 10 km/hr, '2' up to speeds of 20 km/hr and '3' at speeds beyond that, though I didn't go over 30 km/hr.

I do not recommend driving at these speeds in neutral. This was only done to test this phenomenon.
That's some thorough investigation architect Ok, if the gear is in neutral , indicator is behaving as you mentioned. But if the gear is slotted, then it shows current gear irrespective of the speed , isn't it?
In that case, may be the neutral position doesn't have any sensor contact leaving the circuit open in which case the indicator display depends on the speed to 'guess' the gear position.
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A crisp and accurate review as expected from architects. My first choice was TUV only when I was in the market last year and ended up buying an s cross DDIS200 instead. Dad is reluctant to buy a Mahindra when you have driven only Maruti's till date with a brief experience of Honda city. Wishing you tons of miles and fuss-free ownership experience in your tank

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A crisp and accurate review as expected from architects. My first choice was TUV only when I was in the market last year and ended up buying an s cross DDIS200 instead.
The S-Cross was also a car I liked but it had these issues:

1. The 1.6 MJD was too expensive at 14 lakhs on road Delhi. You get a Scorpio S6+ at that price. Of course the power / torque is explosive!

2. The 1.3 MJD variants were also out of budget for me. Further, I had enough of the 1.3 MJD by then.

3. By the time I got around to purchasing, the 1.6 was discontinued.

4. I am not clear about the positioning of the S-Cross:

If it is a GT aimed at fast highway runs, it should have retained the higher-powered version, instead of just getting a face-lift and removing the more powerful engine. It should have had another inch or so of ground clearance, for a true GT in the Indian context.

If it is just another spacious urban hatch, the price could have been lower.

If it is a premium hatch, it should have come with some more features like 6 airbags et al.
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Planning to go for first service this weekend as I have crossed 2500 km and service is due at 3000 km, though I haven't taken any appointment yet. Work to be done / Issues are as follows:

1. Oil change, oil filter change, air filter cleaning
2. Wheel alignment
3. Squeaking noise from seat belt clasp (maybe it will need tightening or a shot of WD 40. It has a beige vinyl cover over it so not opening it myself)
4. Rattle from drivers' door.
5. Thud noises from the gearbox console area when going over a speed breaker when engine is cold. I cannot figure why it comes only when cold. Could it be cold metal of the propeller shaft or U-joint which becomes okay when warmed up? Or is it a gearbox component?

On a positive note, fuel efficiency touched 15.55 km/l. There has been a steady increase of 0.5 km/l over every cycle but I think it has probably peaked as I am taking the revvs to 2500 RPM now.
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Reposting from another thread, since this is relevant here.

Since Ghaziabad and all of UP don't issue HSRP, I ordered Movell License plates from Thrissur in Speedex font. Arrived in 72 hours flat, and quality is excellent for the price. Frame is included.
Can you share the link to the ones you ordered please ? I see the ones with frame priced higher than what you paid.

TIA.
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1. Oil change, oil filter change, air filter cleaning
2. Wheel alignment
3. Squeaking noise from seat belt clasp (maybe it will need tightening or a shot of WD 40. It has a beige vinyl cover over it so not opening it myself)
4. Rattle from drivers' door.
5. Thud noises from the gearbox console area when going over a speed breaker when engine is cold. I cannot figure why it comes only when cold. Could it be cold metal of the propeller shaft or U-joint which becomes okay when warmed up? Or is it a gearbox component?
First Service was carried out yesterday at Koncept Mahindra, Mohan Co-operative Industrial Area, Delhi. I entered an Authorised Service Center after almost three years. Was attended to within 15 minutes despite having an appointment.

Service Advisor took test drives to understand the problems though problem no. 5 in the above list could not be reproduced. Then Technical Specialist took a drive and instructed the mechanics and denter regarding things to be done.

Squeaking noises from seat belt clasps are gone from the co-drivers seat and have reduced on the driver's side. TS was of the opinion that if it persists, it will be changed in warranty.

Thudding noises from gearbox / drive shaft when cold are gone when I drove this morning. Seems that tightening of all under-body bolts has done the job.

Doors have been adjusted. Though tailgate has become heavier to close, the noise is now gone. Driver's side door rattle is very faint.

Oil change has been done and air filter was clean when opened. Wheel alignment was checked and found okay.

Delhi Govt has banned Diesel generators and the power kept playing truant but despite this hiccup, all work was done within five hours including lunch hour in between. I entered at 10.00 AM and left at 3.30 PM.

Total cost was Rs 2534 for consumables including Rs 100 for disposable cover! I refused the AC system cleaning as the AC has hardly been used since the vehicle was bought. Saved me some Rs 350+ taxes.

So, net-net, one unresolved niggle in 2600 km. A squaking seatbelt clasp.

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Thudding noises from gearbox / drive shaft when cold are gone when I drove this morning. Seems that tightening of all under-body bolts has done the job.
This is a know issue with the gear link assembly. Many folks have got this fixed by replacing the same. IMHO, they might have just greased the link and hence you dont hear that anymore. Wait sometime and the Jin will surface
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