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Old 6th June 2021, 18:14   #436
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I used to check the TPMS everyday the past 3 months and the pressure reading never showed up for the spare wheel.

Today, I switched it on and there it was with the spare tyre pressure a tad low. Don't know how that happened or what to make of it, though pleasantly surprised.
That is the most curious thing!

Hoping for a similar miracle some time soon now
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So the whole reverse camera not working seems to indeed have been something else.

Took my car to the workshop today, and they just swapped out the entire head unit, and instantly the reverse camera is working fine.
I strongly suspect that the original head unit received was faulty, and was delivered as is. And then they acquired a fully functional one, and just swapped it out.

As for the TPMS not showing the rear tyre, the service guy suggested me to top up the air in that tyre once, and check it.

In other news, I am getting the speakers upgraded from the showroom itself. Going for the Focal audio GSE165/GCX165 combo.
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I have cancelled getting speakers from the showroom. The only intention behind that was the showroom owed me some money back, and I thought it would be convenient to sort some of it right there.
But now that the amount is fairly low, I'll get better bang for my buck outside.
Car Cupid is one of the biggest dealers here in Pune. That would be my first stop.
They have stuff like Audison, Hertz, Focal etc. Hoping for a decent upgrade.
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Speaker upgrades: Done.
Got the Hertz Dieci series DSK 165.3 component, and the DCX165.3 Coaxial.

The speakers:
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Seriously impressed with just how much padding Mahindra has added to the inside of the doorpads:
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Stock speaker vs new ones. You can see just how tiny the cone is, and even how cheap the material looks.
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The secret sauce behind the successful side collision test in NCAP: A metal rod running diagonally across the door panel!
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Same kind of assembly in the rear doors as well.
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The rear speakers. Note how the OEM rear speaker wasn't even a coaxial. Just a woofer No wonder the sound was so mediocre.
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Got my car back from 1st service from NBS Mahindra International.

Now every once in like half hr there are water droplets falling on the break pedal.

Also the service centre has put a minor scratch on the front of the car 😡
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I used to check the TPMS everyday the past 3 months and the pressure reading never showed up for the spare wheel.

Today, I switched it on and there it was with the spare tyre pressure a tad low. Don't know how that happened or what to make of it, though pleasantly surprised.
I also experienced the exact same miracle.
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I just randomly checked the TPMS menu today, and was pleasantly surprised by the spare tyre also reporting the pressure. Dunno what to say!

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Got my car back from 1st service from NBS Mahindra International.

Now every once in like half hr there are water droplets falling on the break pedal.

Also the service centre has put a minor scratch on the front of the car 😡
Water droplets on the brake pedal! Did they wash the car from the inside or what?!
Also you can talk to the SVC guys about that scratch. That's just bad practice.
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So upgraded to Philips Ultinon Essential LEDs. The old yellow ones really spoiled the overall presence and feel. It looks complete now and blends well with DRL.
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So upgraded to Philips Ultinon Essential LEDs. The old yellow ones really spoiled the overall presence and feel. It looks complete now and blends well with DRL.
That looks amazing!
Can you share the link if bought online? Or the model numbers?
Did you replace both upper and lower beams? Or the lowers alone?
Also how is the throw and brightness compared to stock?

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So upgraded to Philips Ultinon Essential LEDs. The old yellow ones really spoiled the overall presence and feel. It looks complete now and blends well with DRL.
Looks cool. Some queries:
  • What is the pricing (total with installation)?
  • Did you buy online?
  • Is it a legal modification? I have read that aftermarket LED modification is not legal in India.
  • How has the illumination changed? (Please share pictures of high beam and low beam if possible).
  • Did you make any wiring modification? How about Mahindra's warranty?
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That looks amazing!
Can you share the link if bought online? Or the model numbers?
Did you replace both upper and lower beams? Or the lowers alone?
Also how is the throw and brightness compared to stock?
For Low Beam, I bought Philips Ultinon Essential H7 6000 K LED from a Philips authorized dealer in Nagpur. Costed me around 3800/- for a pair.

The High Beam H1 is a simple Halogen bulb Philips Crystal Vision 4300K (Pure White)

The throw is decent will share pics as soon as I get time.

Have ordered H16 (For fog Lamps) LEDs online. Will install those to have a complete LED look.
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Looks cool. Some queries:
  • What is the pricing (total with installation)?
  • Did you buy online?
  • Is it a legal modification? I have read that aftermarket LED modification is not legal in India.
  • How has the illumination changed? (Please share pictures of high beam and low beam if possible).
  • Did you make any wiring modification? How about Mahindra's warranty?
Low beam LED- 3800/-
High Beam Halogen White- 1200/-
Total- 5000/-

The throw is as good as stock and illumination is increased by say 40%.

Since all manufacturers are now offering LED lights I guess its not illegal anymore.

Absolutely no changes in wiring. All is plug and play.
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A very small functionality add-on. Transparent thick white stickers for the door-handle groove. Bought off of flipkart.
Link: https://www.flipkart.com/tufkote-sti...DVCQGYGZL0WSB7

I had noticed the sheer amount of scratches there on my previous car, and this time I decided to take some precautions.

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As a thumb rule, I always go for fresh engine oil after completing 5K on ODO. Here are my observations-

1. The used engine oil had lost it’s properties and viscosity. I assume the engine oil from factory is not upto say Mobil or other leading brands. Also, this is a common practice that I have been following in all cars and never ever witnessed such deterioration in quality of engine oil.

2. Engine noise has gone back to factory levels now. The engine did starting sounding a bit coarse before the oil change.

3. I will get the oil changed at 10K Kms and then every 10K interval. The 20K interval suggested by Mahindra is too much of a stress for engine components.

I would highly recommend to do your first oil change within 5K mark.

Oil used by workshop was Mahindra Maximile BS6 engine oil. Costs around Rs. 2050/- for 6 Ltrs.
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The 20K interval suggested by Mahindra is too much of a stress for engine components.

I would highly recommend to do your first oil change within 5K mark.
I believe the 20K rule was for BS4 vehicles. The owner's manual of BS6 diesel mentions 10K KM or 1 year, whichever is earlier.
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Truly a segment first feature which should be a must have for all diesel cars in the BS6 era. Kudos to Mahindra.
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