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Old 25th June 2020, 20:11   #76
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Congrats on 10 lovely years with the Scorpio. Its one vehicle along with Safari that still entices me even after all these years.

Servicing costs are still cheap after all these years. Keep going.

One query, how much does insurance cover after so many years? Isn't it better to just take third party insurance now?
Thanks for the wishes krish3.

Actually, since the difference between comprehensive and 3rd party premiums these days isn't a lot (probably a few hundreds), I just chose the former option.
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Bunked office and went on an impromptu joy ride in the Scorpio yesterday. What a relief it was to go on a road trip, albeit short, after a barren 6-7 months without any outing whatsoever. Overall, we drove 110 kms in 3-4 hours, primarily through narrow and broken rural roads.

Route taken

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Some colourful vegetation along the way

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Four legged traffic jam

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A rare smooth patch

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Beautiful vista of the Pawana dam backwaters

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Its trips like these that are so enjoyable. Its my favorite thing to do over the weekends - find new beautiful roads to drive and enjoy.
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After 8 months of being cooped up at home, Scout took us on a 3 day Goa trip last week, and returned a respectable mileage of approx.15.50 kmpl, with about 50% AC usage. Some random pics from the trip.

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After 8 months of being cooped up at home, Scout took us on a 3 day Goa trip last week, and returned a respectable mileage of approx.15.50 kmpl, with about 50% AC usage. Some random pics from the trip.
Super! I`m always happy to see things going back to normal. Scout would have been thrilled to be back on the road.

I have not seen anything near that kind of fuel usage - you must have driven scout like a monk \ saint

Our Polar bear has not run as much as she would like due to inability to get out of the state, small day trips here and there to keep the bees out.
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I have not seen anything near that kind of fuel usage - you must have driven scout like a monk \ saint
Haha, that's the only thing I do sedately. It's not that the vehicle is not capable of more, it's just that given the unpredictable behaviour of a very high % of road users in our country, I don't want to tempt fate by pushing the boundaries of my (admittedly amateur) driving skills.
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Leading up to this milestone, I was in two minds whether to keep or sell, due to not having read any clear info about BS3 vehicles running on BS6 fuel. However, after reading this post (Why I think BS6 / BSVI diesel won't harm BS4 / BSIV engines), I've now decided to keep her for as long as it's practical. Que Sera Sera!

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I am also in same dilemma ,family wants to retain however i am inclined towards new Innova. My Scorpio SLE is of 2010 Dec Vintage with 1.68 Lacs on the ODO , Last service had to spend close to 50K to replace Clutch Set , Wiper motors , Coolant / Power steering hoses , all door beadings and front left swing arm . My truck still drives like a dream and sure will last for another 1 lac Kms. Since last 2 months have done several trips of 300-500 kms to stretch his legs .

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Yesterday my Scorpio completed 11 years, so took her for the annual servicing today. Didn't change engine oil as the vehicle had hardly run 1500 kms since the last oil change.

Items done were lhs/rhs ball joint assembly changed, lhs/rhs front shock absorber bushes changed, replaced some missing rubber grommets on a couple of door corners, general check up, under body check up, road trial. Also ran a scan as ABS light was staying on, which showed a kaput RHS ABS sensor, so changed that too. Total cost for all of the above was Rs.7800/- including labour.

Battery was on its last legs too, so changed that to Exide Eezy 105D31R 85 AH one, which cost me Rs.6500/- after exchanging the old one.

Also renewed the insurance last week with Digit, which cost Rs.11282 for an IDV of Rs.2.34 lakhs.

February really does hit the wallet hard!
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Quite a few ABS sensor replacements seen across brands due to lockdown disuse.
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Quite a few ABS sensor replacements seen across brands due to lockdown disuse.
I think that may have been the reason for the battery conking off too. Still, 3.5 years life isn't bad.
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I think that may have been the reason for the battery conking off too. Still, 3.5 years life isn't bad.
Disuse is a big problem , from sensors to switches to seals. Everything can fail early. Power windows, Ac compressor, brakes becoming sticky, drum brake wheel cylinders , clutch slave cylinder, door and window seals , the list is endless ... I had a '97 esteem that went through a period of disuse some years back.
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