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Old 21st February 2010, 18:55   #211
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GTO,
Good to know that your Jeep has become your daily drive now. For me Jeeps were always a daily drive.

Yes there is nothing like driving a SWB Jeep whether in city or OTR esp with the windshield down.
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Yes there is nothing like driving a SWB Jeep whether in city or OTR esp with the windshield down.
In city? With the windshield down?
Are you kidding?

I've done this and its not fun at all. On a short highway drive its awesome!
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In city? With the windshield down?
Are you kidding?

I've done this and its not fun at all. On a short highway drive its awesome!
Nitrous, oops I should have clarified.

I meant to say a weekend evening drive on Marine drive in Mumbai, Marina Beach in Chennai or in MG road in BLR with windshield down or even a quiet country side.

I was not saying about commuting to work!!! I know its not fun. And if you do that you need to have your helmets on and have a shower in your office before you goto your desk.
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Hi,
I wanted to know whether the Mahindra Voyager - 4 cylinder XD-3P BM 2498 cc engine is the same as the Bolero's XD3P 2498 cc engine?
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I wanted to know whether the Mahindra Voyager - 4 cylinder XD-3P BM 2498 cc engine is the same as the Bolero's XD3P 2498 cc engine?
Yes. Same to same.
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Yes. Same to same.
thanks!, so will it be a direct swap for a MM540 DP?
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thanks!, so will it be a direct swap for a MM540 DP?
More or less, yes. My Jeep was running the same 2.1 XDP that's under the hood of your MM540 DP. Remember to use Bolero engine mounts.
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I wanted to know whether the Mahindra Voyager - 4 cylinder XD-3P BM 2498 cc engine is the same as the Bolero's XD3P 2498 cc engine?

I really doubt as Bolero's XD3P is mounted on under the bonnet where in the voyager's engine between the seat at lower level.

There is a difference in the sump where the oil circulation tube for vacuum pump starts, This is one major reason for "Wanderlust Saga", check it in else in the forum.

The block got some engine mounts which are not same for both these engines, you need to study the engine and feasibility before plonking in to the bay.
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You know, I finally figured out why the Army uses Mahindra Jeeps. No no, its not because of the diesel engines, off-roadability or abuse-friendly nature. It's all down to this : See, adaptability to changing environment is a must for any Army man.

And Mahindra Jeeps sure teach you how to adapt. Get this, I've driven my Jeep without:

a) Front disc brakes. The fluid lines burst, brake booster completely lost pressure, and I drove home on the rear drums.

b) Without headlamps at night. Mahindra electricals have a mind of their own.

c) Without wipers in the rains. They'd give up just when you need them the most

d) This one takes the cake! I've gotten the Jeep home on front-wheel-drive!! How? The (rear) driveshaft once broke. No problem, put the Jeep in 4x4 mode (thus, power to the front wheels) and came home.

Several more, but you get the gist of it.
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GTO, that sure is a beauty. I would not use anything else as my daily driver if I had one. Always wanted one but never seriously pursued one. Looks like a lot of research need to be done before committing oneself to own one of these. Experts like DB are heaven sent. Have fun.
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b) Without headlamps at night. Mahindra electricals have a mind of their own.

c) Without wipers in the rains. They'd give up just when you need them the most
True. I've had a similar experience once with my classic. Electricals caught fire on the way back from an OTR. Did some juggad and made the battery direct.

Drove back to town from panvel (45kms) at peak traffic time at night without a horn, indicators, or lights. Bought a 5 rupee whistle from a shop and used that to warn off people!
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Drove back to town from panvel (45kms) at peak traffic time at night without a horn, indicators, or lights. Bought a 5 rupee whistle from a shop and used that to warn off people!
I can imagine Dr.Tejas sitting in a SWB Jeep doing "beep beep, beep beep" with a whistle in peak traffic. Ingenious idea .

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PS- I am ROTFL thinking of it again and again
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PS- I am ROTFL thinking of it again and again
Yeah, thinking about it retrospectively, it is hilarious. But that time, i cursed Mahindra to the core!!!
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You know, I finally figured out why the Army uses Mahindra Jeeps. No no, its not because of the diesel engines, off-roadability or abuse-friendly nature. It's all down to this : See, adaptability to changing environment is a must for any Army man.

And Mahindra Jeeps sure teach you how to adapt. Get this, I've driven my Jeep without:

a) Front disc brakes. The fluid lines burst, brake booster completely lost pressure, and I drove home on the rear drums.
Driven Ambassadors without any brakes, but Jeeps, no. Ergo Jeeps are more reliable than Ambassadors.

b) Without headlamps at night. Mahindra electricals have a mind of their own.
Jeep DNA should be American, but this happens when you crossbreed. This is the genes of 'the prince of darkness' sneaking through.

c) Without wipers in the rains. They'd give up just when you need them the most
Wipers! What are those?
d) This one takes the cake! I've gotten the Jeep home on front-wheel-drive!! How? The (rear) driveshaft once broke. No problem, put the Jeep in 4x4 mode (thus, power to the front wheels) and came home.
And how did you break it? That should be a story by itself!

Several more, but you get the gist of it.
It is the driver who is adaptable. The Jeep is just temperamental.

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hey guys, for any unforeseen electrical problems i have uploaded scans of the electrical diagram for most jeeps, should help if it can be understood
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