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Old 15th March 2021, 22:02   #841
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It's nice to see the car being brought back to its previous healthy state. To a non-technical guy like me, the Engine (both head & block) now look really clean & healthy. How long can one realistically expect a partially overhauled engine (like this one) to last? In 2013, there were some problems with our Omni's engine (mainly engine oil coming in contact with spark plugs). We ended up fitting a new half engine (F8B half engine only costs 12k), as we were told that an overhauled engine doesn't last very long.
Apologies for quoting an old post.

Overhauled engines can run just fine. Our carb 2003 800 once overheated and in a clusterbomb of tension, hurry and fear, water was poured into the oil filler hole and then they even ran the engine even though they knew they messed up. The engine seized and was overhauled, re bored and made running again. The car has covered close to 2.5Lakh kilometres since. Engine is always doing great. The engine also got heat seized twice because of neglect. All non metallic parts were changed and the engine runs smooth as silk today. Sadly the car is not under my direct care so I cannot do much about it's care. But to answer your question, Yep, overhauled engines can run very well sir.

I can imagine how badly LeoShashi was cringing as he read this torturous tale of a Maruti 800. I'm really sorry


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Running an Interference engine on 19 year Old Tensioner was a disturbing thought, and I had to get this done at any cost. Made sure all required parts were available before I went for the change this time.
Sirji, What is an interference engine??

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...Reason being, the LHS ORVM supply by MSIL has stopped for the export market. Hence my car is now on convex mirror on the RHS side, and stock simple mirror on the LHS side.

Sir, Could you detail on how to fix a left ORVM on the Type 2 car that came without mirrors on the left hand side. It's a huge safety hazard since the car is exclusively used on the highways

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Sirji, What is an interference engine??
Wiki says: "An interference engine is a type of 4-stroke internal combustion piston engine in which one or more valves in the fully open position extends into any area through which the piston may travel. By contrast, in a non-interference engine, the piston does not travel into any area into which the valves open."

In simpler words, when piston is down, one or more valves may be in that common shared volume where piston will be at TDC. When pistons move up, the valves too leave that area and move up. When timing belt/chain snaps in such an engine, those valves which remain open will not move up as the piston moves up, and thus piston hits the valves, causing a catastrophic failure. If timing belt breaks in 4 Speed 800, it will simply shut down. Put a new belt and it will work again. If it happens in my car, it will require an engine rebuild.

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In some cases pistons get damaged, while in most cases, valves get shot. This is why most modern engines with interference design come with robust chains, rather than belts.

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Sir, Could you detail on how to fix a left ORVM on the Type 2 car that came without mirrors on the left hand side.
Procure an ORVM, remove the outer and internal covers and screw those three screws in. Or get help of any mechanic.

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Old 25th March 2021, 00:00   #843
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GG turns 21 Got the underbody washed at friend's washing center while detailed the top part myself. Used Chemical Guys' Butter wet wax for quick results. Enjoy the pics :

The love of my life - A 2000 Maruti 800 DX 5-Speed. EDIT: Gets export model features on Pg 27-20210324_174113.jpg

The love of my life - A 2000 Maruti 800 DX 5-Speed. EDIT: Gets export model features on Pg 27-20210324_184410.jpg

The love of my life - A 2000 Maruti 800 DX 5-Speed. EDIT: Gets export model features on Pg 27-20210324_195534.jpg

The love of my life - A 2000 Maruti 800 DX 5-Speed. EDIT: Gets export model features on Pg 27-20210324_195545.jpg

The love of my life - A 2000 Maruti 800 DX 5-Speed. EDIT: Gets export model features on Pg 27-20210324_195555.jpg

The love of my life - A 2000 Maruti 800 DX 5-Speed. EDIT: Gets export model features on Pg 27-20210324_195558.jpg

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The love of my life - A 2000 Maruti 800 DX 5-Speed. EDIT: Gets export model features on Pg 27-20210324_195809.jpg

The love of my life - A 2000 Maruti 800 DX 5-Speed. EDIT: Gets export model features on Pg 27-20210324_200339.jpg

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Happy Birthday to GG. Everytime I see her, she looks younger than ever.
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Happy Birthday to GG. Now GG is of legal age to drink. What are you feeding GG today?? :P I hope it's clean normal tankful of petrol. And GG is looking smashing for being 21yr old. I wish I could say the same about my car, considering the general condition of Goldie. Wishing many more Happy Miles to you and GG.

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Old 25th March 2021, 00:09   #846
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Happy Birthday GG!! Looks like she's getting younger with every passing year. Kudos to your continuous efforts to keep her in better than showroom condition. I can imagine you doing a second round of detailing after cleaning the confetti
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Happy birthday to the luckiest car I’ve ever known.
Wish both of you a long and happy association as it had always been.

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GG looks as beautiful as ever. Now that's she's 21 you could also take her to a cocktail bar
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Happy 21st birthday to GG . She simply doesn't look like a 21 year old car, especially since the car has never been repainted/restored. Kudos to you for keeping her in this way all these years.

Inspired by the condition of GG & your care for her, our 99 Omni went for a cosmetic restoration just after her 21st birthday (October 2020). The restoration was only possible because of your constant support, guidance, expert advice, help in procuring rare parts. Sharing few photos of the Omni:

The love of my life - A 2000 Maruti 800 DX 5-Speed. EDIT: Gets export model features on Pg 27-1616646631511.jpg

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Happy Birthday to the luckiest Maruti ever sold in India
It looks smashing at 21 and full credit to none other than you LeoShashi for how you take care of her.
There are cars & then there is GG - many of us have learnt from you and got the passion aroused, many are imitating your style and doing wonders but let me tell you, there can be only one GG and you are light miles ahead

Hope you can keep the same passion alive for ever !
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Happy Birthday to the luckiest Maruti 800 in the world! The fact that it still looks showroom fresh without a repaint speaks volumes about the love and care it has been getting! The XL6 seems to have become a good friend, it came to the party wearing a birthday cap!

Cars of this era have so much of character, they all seem to be unique personalities! The venerable Maruti 800 especially, holds a special place in everyones hearts. This is truly the car that put India on wheels. In my family, we have had all of 3 M800s in the past, 2 SS80S and one SB308. For all you know, these cars would still be running reliably, serving their owners somewhere around Patna/Hazaribagh/Ranchi.

Of my 3 old cars, only the Ikon is in somewhat decent shape. While it is nowhere close to being called pristine, your ownership thread has always inspired me to retain it, despite the fact that it cannot even be driven on public roads due to the NGT rule. Inspired by your thread, I even penned an ownership report when the car turned 20. Even I celebrate my cars birthday every year [13/9/2000].

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-...ford-ikon.html (2 decades of ownership : A review of my Ford Ikon)

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Great to see GG full of glory on her birthday and I echo the overall sentiment here - the most luckiest 800 I have ever seen.
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Congrats to the love of your life turning 21! Looking at the celebration, it's clear the manner in which she is pampered. Enjoy the 800, and the pleasure of owning an automotive icon of India. Not too many can brag about that.

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Highlight of the pictures is the XL6 looking on calmly, wearing a birthday hat
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Thank you sharing this. I totally forgot that there were cars with a badge in Hindi
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Birthday greetings to the cleanest M800 of the country

To be frank, I'm a follower of this thread since 2016. GG's condition and the way you maintain it inspired me to keep our 5 Speed which my father was planning to sell after it had completed 2.xx lakhs of kilometres.

Your guidance and advices always helped me in sourcing most of its now-discontinued spares. My car was actually mechanically imperfect since last few months due to its broken driveshaft and busted silencer. As MGP has discontinued the production of most of the spares of M800 5 Speed, it took more than a month for me to get a GKN branded driveshaft.

Talking about 5 Speed specifically, it is one of the most reliable vehicles sold by MUL for the truth to be said. Wishing you more happy miles with GG

Sharing some pictures of GG's twin :
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