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Old 12th June 2019, 23:19   #2521
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can you get the version for other AMT owners benefit please. Mine was flashed in Mar 2019 and is 0.20.01.
They told the latest version number as 30.4.2
This looks bit odd considering the number provided by you.

Looks like the cheap ODB2 reader I have incapable read that detail. (Not sure if that can be expected from the odb2 reader to begin with.)
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Old 13th June 2019, 01:13   #2522
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They told the latest version number as 30.4.2
Here's my version from mar 2019. I just got my obd yesterday and tried it out today. Was able to get engine data and did not try it out too much.
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My friend has 80bhp version from 2016. Yesterday, he too has got call from his SA for recall and he is giving his car next week. I'll ask to get the version from his SA.

It seems, for 80bhp they are going replace a component (or add a new one). Hence they are keeping the vehicle for 2 days.
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.....And I haven't even tried playing songs via USB in 15 months of ownership so far. The bells and whistles don't matter at all to me.
You've nailed it, locusjag - my sentiments exactly! The candyfloss never interested me - which is why I felt it to be a pity that the AMT is being withdrawn. M&M have come up with good, robust, abuse friendly SUVs all along. And their new ventures into boulvardier territory (Marazzo, XUV-300) came as a mixed surprise. The fact that they would give up so soon with the AMT thus comes as a disappointment.
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M&M have come up with good, robust, abuse friendly SUVs all along.
Speaking of robust and abuse-friendliness in Mahindra SUVs - a near one in our family has a critical illness. Aside from the Allopathic cures that one usually goes for, we've zeroed in on a Gurukulam in Silent Valley National Park in Kerala which prescribes alternative medicines. The place is nigh unreachable, but for M&M jeeps which ply from the Mannarkad-Ooty road 4 Kms into the forest. 200 people come there for medical care and depend on 7 or 8 jeeps which have 6 seats each...the last thing one wants to do is to have a dear one ripe with chemo & radiotherapy's side-effects through a long waiting period to get on a bumpy jeep. People who go there often end up waiting for 2-3 hours before being able to get a seat on the jeeps shuttling back and forth.

The 4 km cutting through the forest has high rocks, deep ruts and holes. Sedans and hatchbacks do make it inside but after a long and arduous journey and no one tries to commit that mistake twice. Those jeeps are all that most people can count on. But needless to say, my TUV 300 is viewed as an asset now. It just transforms the way travel plans are made.

For the first visit this past weekend though, we had to take the patient by suitable public transport to Coimbatore and those jeeps since cancer therapy has rendered him quite unable to do anything. But we're required to go back to the Gurukulam once in every 20 to 30 days without the patient for getting medicine refills. My TUV's going to earn its keep in the family quite often in the months to come. Everyone needs a robust and abuse-friendly SUV in the family - that's my contorted wisdom.

I'm so glad I chose the TUV over a new Honda Jazz back in 2018. They both cost nearly the same (with the TUV costing maybe Rs.75K more) but the value being derived by us from our TUV is leagues ahead!

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Here's my version from mar 2019. I just got my obd yesterday and tried it out today. Was able to get engine data and did not try it out too much.
Isn't this the Infotainment System Version Number? Version number of AMT software will be very different and can possibly seen only in the service center using their flashing software.
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Isn't this the Infotainment System Version Number?
Very likely but i dont know for sure. This is what the flasher showed me when he updated the firmware on the TUV.

On a separate note, I got hold of an OBD and was analyzing realtime fuel efficiency by looking at the KPL - Kilometers per Liter - instantaneous number on the Torque Lite App. I have seen this work very well on a Swift automatic (on the Dashboard display) but on the TUV using the OBD, I was seeing very poor numbers. On my AMT dashboard display i dont get to see this instantaneous fuel efficiency unlike the Swift.
One thing I noticed on the TUV was that most times, I am getting 5KMPL or lower, city driving. I am trying to improve FE by adjusting driving behaviour.
I found that around 1800 RPM in any gear if I provide light Accelerator input, the FE goes up to 7+ sometimes even more. If there is no accelerator input, the mileage drops to 5 or lower due to probably Engine Braking that comes into play. So cruising without accelerator input in the TUV AMT does not improve FE but infact reduces it, unlike what I noticed on the Swift Automatic.

Any input/thoughts will be appreciated.
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I'm facing a decrease in fuel efficiency in my MT TUV 300 T8. I used to get 14 kmpl in the city and that's dropped to 12 kmpl now. And where I used to score upto 18 kmpl on the highway earlier, it's 13 to 15 kmpl now. I know of dirt accumulation in the EGR (procrj had faced it) as a probable cause, but am yet to get it investigated and fixed.

Since BS VI diesel has been sold in Chennai from April 2019 onwards, I briefly entertained the thought that it could be a reason; but then no one else is complaining of a drop in FE with their vehicles, so this is unlikely.
Any update on this? Your post scared me and I started monitoring my mileage in my AMT. I am still getting the same mileage as before i.e. 12 KMPL in city and 15 KMPL on highway.
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