mariodcosta1993

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  1. Cars in India before H. M Ambassador?

    I know there were Benz's way before the H.M Ambassadors (Cause my grandpa told me a story about how he drove one @ >100 Km/hr. cause of a bet and almost lost his job cause the same guy complained) Piaggio also had cars which were being used as taxis back then, during the Portuguese Era; and if you owned one you'd be the proud owner of the nickname (sadly, I know that my great grandfather was called "Pijjio" cause he had one but I don't even know his real name) and Carreros... bus/tempo like thingies that had a baker's "hand-horn". Apparently, there's this story that the Old Ambi's had a horn sounding similar to the baker's cycle horn cause electronic one's were illegal back then. A few years after the Ambassador.... There was this Contessa which was sold by HM motors themselves. As far as I've heard, it was some sort of "premium" car and everyone complained of how the darn thing overheated and stalled cause the radiator was placed too far back. In two wheelers, you can't have not heard about Lambretta. These were like driveable fashion statements. Same time they sold "Priyas". Decent looking orange colored scooters. Good days...
  2. Driving Guide

    I finally got fed up with the idiotic way our Taxis drive and thought I'd vent it by writing a Drivers guide. Ironically, it came out pretty good and now I plan on giving it to my sis while teaching her to drive. So it'd be nice if someone could review and suggest modifications. http://dams.insomnia247.nl/Public/Driving.pdf (I've linked it instead of an attachment cause I keep tweaking it) What was surprising though (or probably not considering it's India) is that after I went through the CMV 1989, I realised that none of the driving schools actually teach people what they're supposed to teach. Practically one shouldn't be able to complete all the portion in just 28 days. Even 3 months seem too less, in my opinion. Drivers are just baked by the dozen, as long as they can move the car. No wonder the roads are filled with idiots. How many people have even had a glance at Section 118 of MVA (Rules and Regulations Act)?
  3. Pajero SuperSelect 4X4 problem

    About 3 months back, my Pajero SFX (India) would not engage into 4WD. I'd Shift the lever from 2WD to 4WD but the lights would keep on blinking and if i accelerated, the car would move very slowly(even though the revs were high). I took it to a local dealer. He said that it was a problem with the solenoid valve. Since he did not have it I went to another dealer outside my state. He replaced the solenoid valves(Rs. 10,000) but as the problem did not go, after some investigations, he fixed it. Later I learnt from their mechanic, that the actuator shaft had jammed (and he had to just apply some WD40 to free it); !!!But my original solenoid valves were not put back. Now, 3 months later, my battery died and I replaced it. The problem has come back. I have noticed that if one of the solenoid valves is disconnected by removing its power supply, the vehicle shifts into 4WD easily BUT it cannot shift back into 2WD. If both the valves are connected, the vehicle goes into 2WD but cannot go into 4WD. If I try to put it into 4WD there is a faint grinding noise(like when changing gears badly) from the front differential and it accelerates very slowly even at high revs [normal first gear-25 km/hr; with this defect-10 km/hr.) What could be the problem. I guess the actuator is OK as the car can go into 4WD with the plug of one solenoid valve pulled out.
  4. Pajero ABS problem

    should the ABS be replaced. The car is under warranty. The servicing is on 12 December in Kholapur.
  5. Pajero ABS problem

    This is a new car. Is this problem safe? It always happens as soon as the lever is put into Hllc mode. I drive it always in 4WD mode(part time 4X4).
  6. Pajero ABS problem

    It happens only on the loose Belgaum road.
  7. Pajero ABS problem

    The light went after restarting the engine. There is minor skidding even when the light is OFF.
  8. Pajero ABS problem

    I had bought a Pajero in June 2009. After the 1st servicing while coming to back, in the rainy days, the ABS light came on on the Belgaum road (Castle Rock). The roads were rough. I had just put it in 4WD (HLLc) mode from 4WD mode. After calling the company, they said to restart the engine and the light went off. Now this October while coming back from the same road, the problem reappeared after shifting the lever to 4WD(HLLc) mode from 4WD mode. The car skid a little, about half a meter. There were no rains and the light appeared a little while after shifting the lever. What could be the problem?
  9. Pajero Tyre Bursts

    Can someone find out if the price of the Pajero is going to increase after 15th April 2009. Can the price decrease. By how much? Is a new model (Pajero) going to be released (next month)?
  10. Pajero Tyre Bursts

    To: FRG There is no dealer in Goa.The company is not responding to the price question instead they have sent me the list of parts posted on this site. Hence I am trying to find the price of the parts myself.
  11. Pajero Tyre Bursts

    Does the March Edition of ACI have a list of parts price?
  12. Pajero Tyre Bursts

    Can someone atleast give me the total estimate considering the above list?
  13. Pajero Tyre Bursts

    Can you, swiftvxi06, atleast give me an estimate of the total cost? On which site did you get the spare parts price?
  14. Pajero Tyre Bursts

    Please give me an estimate of the cost of repairs.
  15. Pajero Tyre Bursts

    PLEASE GIVE ME THE PRICE OF THESE PARTS: PAJERO Sr.No. Part No. Part Name Qty 0 BODY SHELL - PAJERO SFX 1 1 MR439494 PANEL ASSY,FR DOOR,RH 1 2 MR439493 PANEL ASSY,FR DOOR,LH 1 3 MR748661 GLASS FR DOOR WINDOW RH 1 4 MR748660 GLASS FR DOOR WINDOW LH 1 5 MB669118 WEATHER STRIP FR DR WINDOW OTR RH 1 6 MR156876 HANDLE FR DOOR OUTSIDE RH 1 7 MB669186 RUNCHANNAEL FR DOOR WINDOW GLASS RH 1 8 MB669185 RUNCHANNAEL FR DOOR WINDOW GLASS LH 1 9 MR440456 WEATHER STRIP FR DR OPN OTR RH 1 10 MB517722 HINGE FR DOOR LWR RH 2 11 MB517721 HINGE FR DOOR LWR LH 2 12 7632A567 MIRROR ASSY DOOR LH` 1 13 MR155589 MIRROR & HOLDER DOOR RH 1 14 MR344448 PANEL ASSY. RR DOOR RH 1 15 MR344447 PANEL ASSY. RR DOOR LH 1 16 MR440459 WEATHER STRIP RR DOOR OPN OTR LH 1 17 MB669825 WEATHER STRIP RR DOOR BELT OTR LH 1 18 MR748657 GLASS RR DOOR WINDOW RH 1 19 MR748656 GLASS RR DOOR WINDOW LH 1 20 MR134888 HINGE RR DOOR UPR RH 1 21 MR134887 HINGE RR DOOR UPR LH 1 22 MR134890 HINGE RR DOOR LWR RH 1 23 MR134889 HINGE RR DOOR LWR LH 1 24 MB669772 SASH,RR DOOR WINDOW CTR RH 1 25 MB669771 SASH,RR DOOR WINDOW CTR LH 1 26 MR313582 HANDLE RR DOOR OUTSIDE RH 1 27 MR414482 FENDER,FRONT RH 1 28 MR414483 FENDER,FRONT LH 1 29 MR376052 SHIELD KIT SPLASH FR RH 1 30 MR376051 SHIELD KIT SPLASH FR LH 1 31 MR790933 EXTANSION FR FENDER GARNISH RH 1 32 MR776027 MUD GUARD RR RH 1 33 MR776022 MUD GUARD RR LH 1 34 MR749156 GLASS WINDSHIELD 1 35 MR259951 STAY FR BUMPER LH 1 36 MR259952 STAY FR BUMPER RH 1 37 MB930708 BRACKET FR BUMPER MOUNTING RH 1 38 MB930707 BRACKET FR BUMPER MOUNTING LH 1 39 MB376068 BUMPER KIT FR CORNER LH 1 40 MR376067 BUMPER KIT FR CORNER LH 1 41 MR259953 REINFORCEMENT FR BUMPER SIDE UPR LH 1 42 MR259954 REINFORCEMENT FR BUMPER SIDE UPR RH 1 43 MR155698 MOULDING WINDSHIELD LWR 1 44 MB696487 MOULDING WINDSHIELD SIDE LH 1 45 MB880455 CLIP WINDSHIELD MOULDING 8 46 MB696488 MOULDING WINDSHIELD SIDE RH 1 47 MR485698 MOULDING WINDSHIELD UPR 1 48 MB419223 SPACER WIMNDSHIELD 1 49 MR508764 HEADLAMP KIT RH 1 50 MR508763 HEADLAMP KIT LH 1 51 MR376368 LAMP KIT COMBINATION FR RH 1 52 MR376367 LAMP KIT COMBINATION FR LH 1 53 MR414044 LAMP KIT COMBINATION RR RH 1 54 MR414043 LAMP KIT COMBINATION RR LH 1 55 MR124964 LAMP KIT STOP&TAIL RH 1 56 MR124963 LAMP KIT STOP & TAIL LH 1 57 MR776373 GARNISH,FRONT BUMPER 1 58 MR776037 GARNISH,FRONT BUMPER CTR 1 59 MB860569 PANEL BACK DOOR 1 60 MR749157 GLASS BACK DOOR WINDOW 1 61 MB662775 WEATHERSTRIP BACK DOOR WINDOW 1 62 MB669336 WEATHERSTRIP BACK DR OPN OTR 1 63 MB669300 HINGE BACK DR UPR 1 64 MR230806 HINGE BACK DOOR LWR 1 65 MB669334 WEATHERSTRIP BACK DOOR OPNING 1 66 MR776296 GARNISH BACK DOOR 1 67 MB669381 LATCH BACK DOOR 1 68 MR125257 HOOD 1 69 MB669560 LATCH,HOOD 1 70 MB846453 BRACKET SPARES TIRE 1 71 MR749016 HEADLINNING,FRONT 1 72 MR749017 HEADLINNING,REAR 1 73 MR376082 BUMPER KIT RRCORNER RH 1 74 MR376081 BUMPER KIT RRCORNER LH 1 75 MR105677 FACE RR BUMPER 1 76 MR749043 TRIM FR PILLAR LH 1 77 MR749044 TRIM FR PILLAR RH 1 78 MR749091 TRIM CTR PILLAR LWR RH 1 79 MR749045 TRIM CTR PILLAR UPR LH 1 80 MR749090 TRIM CTR PILLAR LWR LH 1 81 MR749057 TRIM QTR LWR LH 1 82 MR749047 TRIM QTR UPR LH 1 83 MR749049 TRIM QTR UPR RH 1 84 MR749065 TRIM QTR LWR RH 1 85 MR749055 TRIM QTR RR LWR RH 1 86 MB677564 RUNCHANNEL QTR WINDOW RH 1 87 MB677563 RUNCHANNEL QTR WINDOW LH 1 88 MB696587 PAD QTR WINDOW GLASS 2 89 MB677322 SASH QTR WINDOW RH 1 90 MB677321 SASH QTR WINDOW LH 1 91 MB416300 STOPER QTR WINDOW GLASS 2 92 MB475810 TRIM QTR WINDOW EDGE 2 93 MB696541 SEAL QTR WINDOW GLASS 2 94 MR750296 GLASS QTR WINDOW RR RH 1 95 MR750295 GLASS QTR WINDOW RR LH 1 96 MR750294 GLASS QTR WINDOW FR RH 1 97 MR750293 GLASS QTR WINDOW FR LH 1 98 MB416320 LOCK QTR WINDOW SLIDE 2 99 MU470039 CLI[P QTR TRIM 8 100 MB416321 CONNECTOR QTR WINDOW 2 101 MB416322 GASKET QTR WINDOW 2 102 MR780678 SUNVISOR LH 1 103 MR780679 SUNVISOR RH 1 104 MR750305 MIRROR ASSYROOM 1 105 MR780509 GRIP FR PILLAR 1 106 MR769617 GRIP FR PILLAR 1 107 MR748985 GRIP ROOF INSIDE ASSIST 5 108 MR749116 GRIP CTR PILLAR ASSIST RH 1 109 MR749115 GRIP CTR PILLAR ASSIST LH 1 110 MB966958 LAMP ASSY ROOM FR 1 111 MB966927 LAMP ASSY ROOM CTR 1 112 MR749113 LAM P ASSY. ROOM RR 1 113 MR749126 TRIM DOOR OPENNING 2 114 MR749127 TRIM DOOR OPENNING 2 115 MR391860 GRILLE RADIATOR 1 116 MR439446 PANNEL RADIATOR GRILL PILLAR 1 117 MR749114 TRIM BACK DOOR WINDOW UPR 1 118 MR749004 TRIM BACK DOOR 1 119 MB860548 CHANNEL DRIP SIDE RR RH 1 120 MB860547 CHANNEL DRIP SIDE RR LH 1 121 MB860544 CHANNEL DRIP RR CORNER RH 1 122 MB860543 CHANNEL DRIP RR CORNER LH 1 123 MB860546 CHANNEL DRIP SIDE FR RH 1 124 MB860545 CHANNEL DRIP SIDE FR LH 1 125 MR790665 EXTANSION RR BUMPER RH 1 126 MB951053 WHEEL DISC 4 127 MR150561 CAP DISC WHEEL CTR 4 128 MR335276 PLATE SIDE STEP RH 1 129 MR335275 PLATE SIDE STEP LH 1 130 MR527589 DECAL INTER COOLER 2 131 MR776012 GARNISH FR FENDERLH 1 132 MR666052 GARNISH QTR PANEL LH 1 133 MR776057 GARNISH QTR PANEL RH 1 How much will be the total cost of the repairs? THANK YOU.