“Thunderbolt” Mahindra XUV5OO Detailed Review (5 Years Report)


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Mr.BHVM sir ,
For gear shifters try using white grease (For Maruti's it is the recommended grease , lubrication spray won't do much good ) .
Also EGR oil film (Oil wetness in EGR ) - Normal for 1L clocked rides , and even if turbo has an issue , go for turbo replacement (Only if it is necessary ) , don't go for turbo overhaul (You may try reliable garages , not service centres , as they really don't know the nick nack of the same ) .
We had an Hyundai accent clocked 40k km (In 2011) , it had turbo issues (Hyundai's are known for the same ) , my trusted SA here , told just keep checking the turbo at every 5000km (He used to do EGR cleaning , for just 500rs due to my relation with him ) , it went fine till we sold off , no problems , only occasional hissings during high speed runs.
 
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Hello Vishnu, Thanks for Jumping in!
For gear shifters try using white grease (For Maruti's it is the recommended grease , lubrication spray won't do much good ) .
Mahindra has used Silicon based spray, as per them its their standard procedure. About white grease I may try as an DIY at later date.
Also EGR oil film (Oil wetness in EGR ) - Normal for 1L clocked rides
The EGR on my Safari is always dry and same with various other vehicles which are above 1L Kms. Never noticed any film. It could be an XUV trait as I see EGR is mounted lower than the turbo which means gravity could be spoiling the fun.
go for turbo replacement (Only if it is necessary ) , don't go for turbo overhaul (You may try reliable garages , not service centres , as they really don't know the nick nack of the same ) .
My line of thought. Never repair/ Service turbos.

However I am worried as this is already my 2nd turbo. Earlier one blew at 60k and was replaced under warranty a few years ago. This turbo has seen about 35k Kms only. I wonder if its the very aggressive tuning in XUVs that cause turbo issues. I will report back after a Long Tour if the film appears again.
 
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With my Zest to make myself and my Rides safer on the Road, I have ordered some 3m Reflective strips. These strips will be installed at the front (White) and rear (Red) to promote Conspicuity. I have been working with various options where I may have good visibility along with good style. Please suggest me some good locations to paste the tapes. I have worked out a few and more are welcome.
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Actually I was about to sleep so I just liked the post and slept.. [;)] Yes, sure. I will try some photoshop designs and upload here in sometime.. I shall do only Red and White tapes?
 
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Sorry but unfortunately, my photoshop has stopped working. So I had to make the designs on MS paint. [I don't think they are good]

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and as your XUV is white colored, I think that you should use Red one on the front as well as back...
 
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I think that you should use Red one on the front as well as back...
The law states White at front. Apart for that, I think red lips at front are looking very funny.
Bro get your Photoshop Working! I need some decent ideas.

P.S- I am waiting for other members also.


How about this one?
XUV already has those claw marks on Plastic quarter piece.
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Congrats on completing 1L kms. How has been the service experience with Mahindra so far and how would you rate the 3rd row comfort (if it has been used)?
 
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Service experience has been good. Consistently better than Tata. But it's also expensive. Compared to Safari, costs are 2 to 3 times for similar jobs.

Im not the ideal person to ask about 3rd row and I've never Sat in it. However folks who did manage said it's quite comfortable and there no nausea etc. The seats are good for someone below 5.5 feet. Say women of the House can sit there.
 
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The Falkens suffered their first puncture after rolling for 41K Kms. It was a nail so I can't blame them.
Repaired the puncture at home and completed Bombay trip. No Air loss.
I must Mention the tyres are EXTREMELY tough. It was very hard to get the reaming (Drill) tool inside. Even If I put my entire pressure on it. Man! Sweat was dribbling from the tip of my nose. And it took a good 20 mins to finish the job.

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You are putting the XUV OEM jack at the wrong place. Underbody damage can occur.
Why are you using the wrench directly on the jack? Where is the accessory rod provided for the eye of jack?
Had you taken out the tyre,it wouldn't have been so hard for you.
 
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XUV OEM jack at the wrong place. Underbody damage can occur.
Jacks dont actually have any loading. Just support, as I did not undo the tyre. But I appreciate the concern. The metal lip runs along the length the vehicle. No Underbody damage observed.
Where is the accessory rod provided for the eye of jack?
Is there one??
I thought so! I am missing something. My Safari Came with 2 rods.
 
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