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Old 16th January 2017, 12:49   #31
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Thanks Anandh!

HX3 was for the gearbox. The ISUZU petrol gearboxes strangely have same spec as of engine oil. For the time being, I added HX3 20W50. Next service, will considered semi/fully synthetic.
That's interesting! I was using the Castrol TQ (pwr steering oil) in the Mark 4 I had. It was the Toyota GB though. Currently using the regular 90 in the MarkII. Me too will be switching the oil soon.
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Old 24th January 2017, 22:53   #32
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Recently, drove to Nandi hills, to take part in a walkathon of 100kms! Amazing drive and amazing walk/run post the drive.

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Team Hope Striders of Citrix - One of the best moments after we finished the 100km Oxfam walk. Finished in 28h:43m:54s. Completed as 21st team off the 200+ teams.
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Team Hope Striders of Citrix - One of the best moments after we finished the 100km Oxfam walk. Finished in 28h:43m:54s. Completed as 21st team off the 200+ teams.


Any clue as to whether this sort of rear glass came off the HM factory line or is it just a mod job?

Sorry to hijack your thread, I couldn't find any other active thread to clear my doubt.
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Any clue as to whether this sort of rear glass came off the HM factory line or is it just a mod job?

Sorry to hijack your thread, I couldn't find any other active thread to clear my doubt.
This is a mod-job. I remember seeing 1 or 2 such examples in Tamilnadu. The glass used is basically the front windshield. To get the dimensions right, a new front windshield frame is trimmed and welded to the rear side and front glass is fitted straight, without any problem. This gives a very roomy look too.
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A lot has happened in the last 30 days.
- Added mirrors from the Nano
- Added IND plates
- Added a new speedo for my love of Trip Meter
- Changed the plug wires and flushed the Radiator.

Last weekend, had been to the farm house of Bhpian Aditya Hemmige, along with DBhpian Parag, Deepak and Chethan. We had a jolly time around the river banks and got a chance to ride on Aditya's 70's Massey Tractor. Here are some pics:
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I had installed the Transcend dash cam on my Amby. Some of the videos are below:

1) Drive from farm house to the River


2) Soft roading on river banks part 1


3) Soft roading on river banks part 2


4) Cruising on the 4-laned Bangalore Mangalore highway


Being 5 people in the car(except video 4), there was too much chatter, hence replaced stock sound with audio track.
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Loved reading your thread buddy. Glad to see your passion for restoration if Indian classics. Loved the pic where both fiat and amby are parked together. The amount of time money and hard work you have put in is really commendable.
Wishing you niggle free ownership experience.
Which is next car in line? Contessa may be ?
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Excellent article funkykar, I need one suggestion from all of you. I am looking for a amby with PS and AC to ensure i am practical in driving in bangalore traffic and i have come across one diesel amby ( 2003 yr , 2 Lt ISUZU engine with PS and AC mint condition) and one more 2006 yr 1.8 Lt Isuzu with PS and AC. In view of maintenance and upcoming emission norms can you suggest which is a better option. Both are very good condition and price is also similar.

Please advice. I need to pay a token advance in a day or two.
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The 2.0 is a good engine, yet it's a diesel and noisy. Its much better than other diesels of its era and undoubtedly the best diesel that came from HM.

The MPFI petrol would be a power-packed engine and a joy to drive. The MPFI on this is not very mature and often prone to problems. These are problems not understood by most mechanics and they hate to work on MPFI Ambys. Rest assured parts are very difficult too. Its a gas guzzler too. I would prefer the carburated 1.8 ISZ if I had a choice and would be the best choice. They are hardly available.

Between the 2 options you have, if you don't really mind diesel, go for it. What emission norm may come in future for old cars, no one can say.

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Hello funkykar,
I have paid an advance for the 2007 MPFI amby ( will post the pics soon) and it is a BS III variant, will there be an issue for obtaining an FC as on today for an BS III petrol vehicle in cities. Please let me kknow. i see that your amby is also an MPFI and i suppose it is BS III, did you face any problems ? this car's FC is due next year.
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Hello funkykar,
I have paid an advance for the 2007 MPFI amby ( will post the pics soon) and it is a BS III variant, will there be an issue for obtaining an FC as on today for an BS III petrol vehicle in cities. Please let me kknow. i see that your amby is also an MPFI and i suppose it is BS III, did you face any problems ? this car's FC is due next year.

FC will be done irrespective of what BSx vehicle is is.
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Oh thatís good to hear ... since itís a TN vehicle it has to be registered in KA I hope this is not an issue for BS III since itís a transfer and not a new registration.
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Oh thatís good to hear ... since itís a TN vehicle it has to be registered in KA I hope this is not an issue for BS III since itís a transfer and not a new registration.
Not totally sure of this scenario. I will check with my agent on Tuesday and tell if i get any information
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Hello funkycar,
Can you kindly let me know the contact details of your amby mechanic. My amby needs some urgent maintenance work and when enquired in Jayanagar many are not comfortable working on an amby...
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