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Old 22nd November 2022, 02:13   #91
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83000+ kms.

Thinking of preemptively changing major rubber parts (read hoses and belts) now. Can anyone please help me with the part numbers and what all should I replace at the bare minimum?
At 150,000 kilometers I just took my 2013 CRDe in for work. I did the following:

1.) Changed the turbo with one taken off a recent wreck. Mine was running okay but leaking a little oil so....4000 rupees. Runs great.

2.) Changed motor oil, oil filter, fuel filter.

3.) Changed power steering belt. Belt was original and was slipping a bit under stationary hard turns. Old belt looked pretty geriatric. This fixed the slipping immediately.

4.) Fixed a small coolant leak and fixed a small fuel leak simply by reseating the hoses and tightening up the clamps. Left old hoses alone for now. Sometimes I change them on a vehicle, sometimes I don't. Not a bad idea. I don't worry about part numbers. I have an independent parts guy I can trust and I tell him what I want, he gets quality parts with no larceny or drama. Sometimes you luck out and find the right fellow.

5.) Changed the plastic radiator overflow bottle. It was leaking. Vibration can make it chafe against metal and eventually leak.

4.) Lubed front hubs and all wheel bearings.

5.) Checked gear oil in the transfer case and tranny.

6.) Checked brakes and suspension stuff. Greased rear springs and replaced a couple of those pancake bushing discs.

7.) Flushed the radiator, put in new coolant.

Next will be a preemptive rebuild of the alternator and starter. It's about time. I do them before they go bad. Needs paint bad. Gonna do that very soon. The steel half cap you see I fabbed seven years back. It is VERY handy, makes the vehicle more secure, cleaner inside, quieter. A gamble that paid off big time.

Runs like a scalded goose, rusty top and all! Burns no oil. "Cheaper to Keep her"...mebbee. And, no, I am not about to ford that river.
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Old 28th November 2022, 11:50   #92
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Thinking of preemptively changing major rubber parts (read hoses and belts) now. Can anyone please help me with the part numbers and what all should I replace at the bare minimum?
Mine completed 90,000kms last week. Runs like a charm - touchwood. Nothing major has failed in all the 8 years of ownership. Absolutely nothing - it's as dependable as a goat.
Will be doing a routine service with all lubricants changed except the transfer case. I use power steering oil to lubricate the front hubs and not grease like everyone does without knowing.
Also planning to change the poly V belt as a part of Preventive part of maintenance.
Had to block the Heater recirculation as the solenoid valve has stuck and changing that involves opening the dashboard. This also reduced the coolant consumption as a side effect
For the rubber parts, I suggest you check/change the Ball joints as the rubber is prone to crack. Same with the steering Tie Rods.
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Re: Fourknotfour - My Black Mahindra Thar CRDe (refreshed edition)

A small detail, I just mounted two posts on the front bumper of my 2013 Thar.

Function:

1.) Push bushes away from my parking lights. I have broken two.

2.) Markers of where the right and left sides are, a quick visual reference for a driver in tight places. The posts are strong enough to withstand school boy antics, but break away if hit hard. Police never notice them.
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Old 8th February 2023, 16:13   #94
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Fourknotfour First time FNG Service.

Hi folks. Touched 85000 kms and with an odd service in between due to the Ladakh run my 80000 service was due although service was done at 75000 kms.

With the lackadaisical attitude of the ASS here decided to do a service with my FNG who always takes care of the tit bits and is well acquainted with my vehicle and this class of vehicle.

Read the oil specifications from the manual and ordered Hella Brand Oil and Filters from Boodmoo.

Work done.

Engine Oil Hella (Oil specs matching manual)
Gear Oil Hella (Oil specs matching manual)
Low transfer case Oil Hella (Oil specs matching manual)
Front and Rear Differential Oil Hella (Oil specs matching manual)
Greasing and Oil Seal Change of Front Locking Hubs
Diesel Filter Change Bosch
Air Filter Change Bosch
Oil Filter OEM
Rear Brake Total Dis assembly and cleaning with solvent (petrol) and refit due to recurrent jam. Sorted.
Front Propellor Shaft Yoke and Cross bearing was damaged after multiple offroad run and changed finally as low gear engagement was noisy.
Rear door handle broken by dad as he didnít see the lock - replaced.

Total cost came to approximately 15000 Labour cost of 2700 inclusive. (Front Yoke and Cross Bearing cost 5000 otherwise routine servicing is under 10000)

Otherwise vehicle is still going good.

Picture attached is of the changed yoke which needed a bit of lathe work for proper fit.
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