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Old 13th October 2015, 17:53   #31
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Default Re: Sandakphu (erstwhile land of Land Rovers) reloaded!

Originally Posted by Sheel View Post
It had got submerged in 5 feet water & didn't go kaput
Your vehicle is still new. Even the TC Shifter motor leads create havoc when they are old and submerged in water. SS-T has done a silicone gel waterproofing. The second shifter motor on my vehicle has so far been issueless.

However, will have to find out the mechanism of hub engagement of the present vehicle before one can gain confidence on it.

Originally Posted by Sheel View Post

While coming down from the steep climbs, apart from staying in 1st gear, do you use 4L as well to slow the car down? But then turning in 4H itself is a task [car protests] so unsure of how it will be in 4L

This is one aspect which I have never tried and would depend on your input.
Depends on the steepness and the surface, if you are talking about Sandakphu, then yes 4L is adviced, otherwise you will always be on the brakes (for the first 3 kms of downhill) on the way back.
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