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Old 31st January 2024, 10:34   #3346
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Re: Mahindra Scorpio-N Review

Hello Friends,
Its been a few days since my car ( D AT 4 WD) came home and Im having a lot of fun. However could you guide me on a couple of things? I have been going through the car manual , and it says Snow chains cannot be used on these tyres. Does it mean snow chains cannot be used on stock tyres? My car comes with Bridgestone Ecopia M/S.
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Secondly further down the manual the pressure settings are mentioned according to the ambient temperature. Does it mean that I have to reduce the cold tyre pressure from the standard 34 psi? The temperature in my village is in the range 0-12 degrees C.
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Also could someone suggest a comfortable dog seat for my little Shih Tzu, so that the both of us can enjoy our drives
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Old 31st January 2024, 16:13   #3347
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[h3]Clicking Noise from Scorpio N Front Wheels

So, my question to the wonderful Team BHP community is: has anyone else encountered a similar clicking noise from their Scorpio N front wheels? If so, I'd be hugely grateful if you could share your experiences, what the cause might be, and how you went about fixing

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Yes, I have encountered the same issue in my S-N. Mine is Jan 23 built z8L 4x4 MT. I have the exact symptoms as you have mentioned. It is more audible at slow speed turning and static turning. Not only from the front but sometimes from the rear wheels too. A click similar to a ratchet mechanism.

Had elaborated this to the showroom guys but they said it is normal. And they also showed me the same sound coming from a couple of other XUV700 and S-N. I visited the showroom to check on the new vehicles. It was there. So, did not press the issue further.

Do keep posted if any solution works out.
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Old 31st January 2024, 17:26   #3348
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Hey tbhpians. Just had a word with RyeBuck Engineering from Australia. They have recently designed a 3 exhaust, a fully integrated bull bar with winch and a snorkel. They also provide Tough Dog suspension with a 40mm lift from stock. An Australian YT recently availed their services and is currently testing out all equipments on his S-N. They are also shipping to India. They can be contacted via their Instagram handle too.

I am not in any way related to the said company. This post is just for any information for all motorists.
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Old 1st February 2024, 12:09   #3349
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Hey tbhpians. Just had a word with RyeBuck Engineering from Australia.
Thanks for the heads up. The snorkel and exhaust sound right up my ally. I will speak to them as well.
Just waiting for my annual bonus.
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Old 1st February 2024, 12:44   #3350
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Just concluded a 2400 odd km trip from Delhi to Kashmir & back on my Z8L AT, and apart from the usual niggles (rear view camera only occupying 1/3rd of the screen when engaging "R" on the shift, Apple CarPlay random disconnections and drops), came across one major glitch.

This happened on the last day of our stay at Sonamarg when the outside temperature was around -4 (minus four) degrees in the morning. While Kashmir has seen ridiculously low snowfall this season, we were fortunate to experience a few inches of fresh precipitation on the 26th and 29th of January. Anyway, since there was snow on the road, i wished to engage the Terrain Selector (4XPLOR Mode) to "Grass/Gravel/Snow" by twirling the selection knob. To my surprise, the wheel rotated freely, but did not move from the default "Normal" mode despite several attempts. Tried it from various stages - standstill, P mode, D mode, while crawling - to no avail. The selector refused to budge from "Normal" no matter what. Finally, gave up and just pressed the 4H button while traversing the tricky sections of the road - especially where there was sludge and black ice.

Disappointing, particularly since here was a tailor-made situation for this specific situation / road condition. Kind of defeats the purpose for which I bought this car (coupled with the fact that snow chains cannot be fitted at all).

The next day, at Srinagar, where the temperature was about 7-8 degrees warmer, the selector worked just fine.

Has anyone else experienced this anomaly?
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Old 1st February 2024, 13:30   #3351
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Some T Bhp members have done Sandakphu in AWD Duster and Yeti so it's not a must have part time 4wd track. Just watch AB ventures video where he in his N along with his friends' Jimny did some curb testing, it's not a rock crawling exercise but a very practical situation where you expect your 4X4 to go through and not loose bumper locks. Quoting just one such reference, there are many other such instances.
Did not want to derail the Thar thread so I'll continue this thread here.

I do remember having watched that video, and a few points to note.
- That was a Z4 4x4
- Available in manual diesel only.
- Lacks MLD and BLD (present in the Z8/Z8L 4xplor models)
- Lacks terrain modes (which have been universally praised for their tuning.)
- The bumper locks breaking were a result of user error / mis-judgment.

Further to the above - The poor approach angle is well documented, but is more than sufficient for travel on remote roads. No one is calling it an excellent dune basher, or rock crawler. You have to work within the limitations of the vehicle.

Most reported issues seem to revolve around the approach angle and the low set radiator (a problem shared with the Thar, actually). Fortunately, just as it was with the Thar, a few decent options for underbody protection have become available for the Scorpio-N too, and seems to be an easy bolt-on installation.

We can always complain about a company's choice of where they place the individual sliders based on comfort, handling, off-road ability, but ultimately they have to find a balance and make compromises somewhere to balance the increment somewhere else. And, it is this balance that most owner's seem to be happy with.

Mahindra has a vehicle that for it's category has much improved ride and handling, while still being very capable on tough terrain. For someone using it as a family SUV that takes them to remote parts of the country after driving 100s of KM on paved roads, I think it strikes an excellent balance for it's intended purpose. It will never be a Thar (or Jimny) and it's not intended to be. In fact the reason I ended up buying one was because it was a good middle ground between the Thar (gave up the idea after 1 test drive), and the XUV700 which seems to have become a notch "softer" compared to the outgoing XUV500 (my previous vehicle).

There will always be outliers, and with the current trajectory of social media, the outliers will continue to be highlighted more to catch eyeballs. Mahindra should be lauded for the work they've done with the Scorpio-N, and with some aftermarket mods to raise ride height and provide underbody protection, I feel it will turn out no less capable than many other "rugged" 4x4s.
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Old 1st February 2024, 14:21   #3352
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Did not want to derail the Thar thread so I'll continue this thread here.

I do remember having watched that video, and a few points to note.
Let's just agree to disagree on it. My only point was that it's design/engineering inefficiency has limited it's true potential as a 4wd which has been misunderstood. Closing this conversation to avoid hijacking other discussions.
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Has anyone else experienced this anomaly?
Sad to hear about your experience. This kind of defeats the purpose of paying 29L for a 4x4 SUV with all the 4WD bells and whistles. I suspect this is good old Mahindra 'technology' plagued with glitches and malfunctions. You should talk to the A.S.S but I am afraid even they would be clueless since they are helpless about even the basic issues.
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Hi BHPians,

7. Though I am based out of HYD, since TS doesn't have BH registration available, thinking of buying from Ahmedabad (my hometown). Is it possible to buy from HYD and just register as BH series in Ahmedabad? Does anyone know any agency or agent who can do this? Otherwise buy from Ahmedabad and drive to Hyderabad also sounds very tempting.
You can buy in Hyd and register it as BH in Ahemdabad if you have an Aadhar from Ahmedabad, or driving is a great option too
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Old 4th February 2024, 18:49   #3355
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I went to a nearby hill station recently and while there, I tried to use the hill descent control function for the first time since I purchased my vehicle.

The feature worked fine but every time it engaged the brakes, I heard a sound that felt like something was roughly rubbing the car floor. Difficult to describe but it was not a very pleasant sound. It was not too loud but was easily heard.

Is this expected or do I need to get it checked? Thanks.
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Old 5th February 2024, 03:41   #3356
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I went to a nearby hill station recently and while there, I tried to use the hill descent control function for the first time since I purchased my vehicle.

The feature worked fine but every time it engaged the brakes, I heard a sound that felt like something was roughly rubbing the car floor. Difficult to describe but it was not a very pleasant sound. It was not too loud but was easily heard.

Is this expected or do I need to get it checked? Thanks.
It is normal operation of the brakes grabbing and releasing to maintain the set speed of descent. Even for me, this is the first vehicle with so many bells and whistles and I had tried out this feature during a long but moderately steep descent. It worked like a charm.

Also, may someone enlighten me whether it is a good idea to use the hill descend control or just use regular footwork in a 3 pedal system. Is there any danger of brake fading while using hill descent like during manual footwork if keeping the brake slightly engaged during a long descent to control speed?
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Discovered a design flaw in the car! Whenever my Shih Tzu is placed on the passenger seat (stationery car) he jumps to the drivers side. His little feet sometimes engage the 4xplor buttons or the knob. Mahindra should have thought of some other positions for these controls.
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Discovered a design flaw in the car! Whenever my Shih Tzu is placed on the passenger seat (stationery car) he jumps to the drivers side. His little feet sometimes engage the 4xplor buttons or the knob. Mahindra should have thought of some other positions for these controls.
Please get some boxy thing made to cover the knob. I have also done that and never faced this issue. Have mentioned it in my thread. You can get it 3D printed. I plan to get it printed as well.

https://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-...ml#post5669253
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Old 5th February 2024, 12:58   #3359
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Thanks for the reply. I was also thinking of the same jugad complete with the black paint and double sided tape. Hope you haven’t patented it! Jokes aside, it did happen while I was driving into our gate and my hand hit the button. The car froze and for a moment traffic on both sides was blocked.
If you get one 3 D printed get one for me too, don’t know how to get it done here ��
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Has anyone else experienced this anomaly?
When I did winter Spiti last Jan, I had encountered this a few times. Usually happed in the morning after a cold start (temps were hitting -27 deg). Restarting the car after warming it up solved the issue and it wouldn't occur after that. I figured it was due to the cold since it works fine in normal conditions.
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