Gaurav

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About Gaurav

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    Crew
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    Dubai, UAE
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    Cars, Technology and Travelling
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    Pajero & RR-SC
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    PR Specialist
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    Off-road & mods

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  1. Sorry to hear about your experience and after spending 400 dhs, noise is still there. I was thinking about your problem, this morning while getting my Pajero oil change at Mobil and thought your problem must have solved and that's why we didn't hear from you back - as that's what 90% people do - hit and run @hAwX how did your lifter noise got sorted, please share your experience. Reading again, this raises a bit of suspicion that previous owner might know this is coming soon. Anyways, Habtoor being a dealer should have answers to all Mitsubishi queries but unfortunately, my experience with them was very robotic and they specialize in scheduled service like machines doing their job. Little left or right leave their boyz scratching their head. It took me 3 visit and 4 specialized technicians at Habtoor with some internal wasta to get refer to sound technician and still in end left with an advise "Sir your car is old, please buy new Pajero". Problem: Minor knocking, pinking and missing resulting in doof doof noise like a tractor. Later on @Barry diagnosed of a bent exhaust valve changed it and fixed the car in 2-3 days times. Now he is no longer working as a mechanic, but still, help people in diagnosing out of goodwill.
  2. As we all know that RTA renewal for cars is for 12 months and insurance we get is for 13 months policy to cover the 1 extra month which RTA gives for a grace period. During this grace period, we can fix the failed car or compare the best insurance available in UAE. I have been driving all my cars during that grace period without any worry, but recently heard some rumor that RTA is issuing a fine if they catch you driving with expired mulkia even in a grace period of the 13th month. RTA fines are ranging from 500 - 1000 Dhs. Is it true? Has anyone got any fine by cops or scanner for driving a car (not parked) during the grace period....?
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    2019 plans?

    I have some plan from last year but though they are not urgent and that's why they never made it yet: Add hood louver Add Electric fan (maybe) - a lot of research involved Change/upgrade radiator as it's 5+ year old Get back Iridium plugs as I'm running on standard (Habtoor) plug after engine swap Add aluminum bash plate Color winch plate (protection)
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    Most fun car ever?

    1997-1999 Mitsubishi Pajero 3.5 DOHC SWB - only car I have owned for 8+ year now because it gave me so much more than any other big-bang-ding-dang-decorated-famed-hyper-marketed 4x4 were unable to offer in a "STOCK STATE". Image credit: @hossein
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    100k service

    As @Frederic Nuyttens pointed in the right direction, either you can filter and choose the general service workshop listed here https://carnity.com/business_listing/car-services/general-service-workshop Or you can submit your query here to get multiple quotes from a competent garage near your location here: https://carnity.com/car-marketplace?do=form&d=18
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    When: 25 Jan 2019, Friday Meeting time: 6:30 AM, and the convoy will move sharply at 7:00 AM Where: Last ADNOC fuel station on Tarif - Liwa Road GPS Coordinate: https://goo.gl/maps/uwPq2GbAGo62 Level of the drive: Intermediate and above Type of Car: Proper 4x4 with low gear, front and back tow hooks and 8-10 inches of ground clearance Plan: Difficult drive from Giffen town to Moreeb Hill and then towards Arada after Friday prayer and lunch break. What to bring along: Fuel, water, food, snacks, recovery gears and "sensible approach to drive in extreme terrain" Approximate finish time: 9 AM, 26 Jan 2019
  10. This year much-awaited Liwa drive is finally here in the most amazing and humongous dunes of Liwa in Moreeb area. This area test all your offroading skills in one go from being seasoned offroader to a very calculative and reasonable driver who takes every turn with caution and yet enjoy the thrill this area has to offer. It is the most ultimate area for sand offroading in the UAE, where a lot of motorsport event happen from time to time to test the vehicles, their extreme modifications, and drivers professionalism. Please make sure your 4x4 is in the top-notch condition and recently serviced to withstand the pushing on Liwa dunes. Kindly carry all the recovery gears you have with extra fuel and water supply as much you can bring. We hope to finish at Arada before it gets dark and pitch our camp to sleep overnight before we head back in the morning of 26 Jan. If anyone wants to camp before the drive, please discuss below and see us at the meeting point by 6:30 AM. We plan to do this area in two halves: First in the morning from Giffen town to Moreeb until the Friday prayers. The second half from Moreeb to Arada. When: 25 Jan 2019, Friday Meeting time: 6:30 AM, and the convoy will move sharply at 7:00 AM Where: Last ADNOC fuel station on Tarif - Liwa Road GPS Coordinate: https://goo.gl/maps/uwPq2GbAGo62 Level of the drive: Intermediate and above Type of Car: Proper 4x4 with low gear, front and back tow hooks and 8-10 inches of ground clearance Plan: Difficult drive from Giffen town to Moreeb Hill and then towards Arada after Friday prayer and lunch break. What to bring along: Fuel, water, food, snacks, recovery gears and "sensible approach to drive in extreme terrain" Approximate finish time: 9 AM, 26 Jan 2019 Please RSVP on below Calendar
  11. Change / clean air filter, you meant. Here's my list: Fill up washer fluid How to check the fuse and replace them Check gear oil in the vehicle having the dipstick Top up battery water, if it's not the maintenance-free battery Clean battery terminal for corrosion or tighten the loose terminal
  12. Couldn't agree more. Poor Range Rover has to deal with all this.
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    Recommend offroad equipments

    Nice thread @hossein and to be honest we have thought on this issue so many times to help newbies get the best deals at best pricing, but this idea failed to take off for exact reason @skumar83 has mentioned. You like green, I like blue. You like AOR, I like bushranger and we can't have stock of all these items as each item has its own warranty period and no one will buy with lesser warranty if we stock items for a couple of months. @Frederic Nuyttens has posted tons of valuable information here, for which I am totally impressed as it shows that he has been well researching about his new hobby. Good job buddy. Here are my takes on each item: Tow rope: Buy the Viking or Kinetic rope because it's best for regular soft tugs that are good for both cars. @Rahimdad Viking is the best example and I think it cost 300 dhs. AOR kinetic cost about 370 after 20% discount of the current promotion, available in few ENOC stores even. Second, best is the rated straps, that is very good for stronger tugs. While buying straps buy with the rating of double your car weight and it will never break. And don't buy the slings and webbing as it's for lifting strength and not pulling/towing strength. I bought my red color heavy duty strap, that is rated for 9500 lbs (4250 kgs) and pulled my cruiser uphill with constant 20-30 strong tugs and it survived against 4 tow ropes we broke that day. So ideally every offroader should have Viking first and then heavy duty strap for those rainy days. Compressor: Endless battle, as a market is flooded with cheap to the best, remember you get what you pay for. 150-200 dhs dragon market, naif, sharjah Camel brand, and other Chinese compressor are there. Seems like they are good for the 1-2 year of regular use. Other professional high-end brands like TJM, Bushranger, Smitybilt, TJM etc. range from 500 - 1500 and last for 5-10 years with regular use and also give you peace of mind with their trusted reliability. I am using bushranger black max for a long time without an issue. I bought bushranger when ACE used to give 5 years warranty and changed my yellow hose once in warranty. Now they reduce that to 1-2 year warranty making bushranger purchase totally meaningless. In DM I have seen the compressor that has an auto cut-off switch but it comes with no warranty. This auto cut-off switch feature is something I have been waiting for a long time, so the compressor will stop at 35 PSI automatically. I would love to try this compressor, but I'm waiting for my bushranger to fail to justify my next purchase, lol. Shovel: That is the one thing that can save any offroader any day and that's why carrying the best shovel is very important. Like @Frederic Nuyttens pointed perfectly to go with an industrial class full-size non-folding shovel of metal and wood. You can buy 10-20 dhs from any hardware shop or buy decorated branded one of lightweight aluminum for 100 - 200 dhs. They both work equally good. Stay away from plastic snow shovel, folded two or three pieces shovel that is good for nothing in the sand as you can displace more sand with the hand instead of those spoon size shovel. Radio / Walkie-talkies: Only in DM or on souq you can buy these. Motorola MT777, Crony, Baofeng, Kangda are some well-trusted brand, varies from 150-250 dhs. My personal favorite is Motorola MT777 due to best in class durability and reliability.
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    What was your first modification?

    My first mod was putting an Iridium spark plug in Nissan Sunny, yes in my first car in 2002. Started with a power mod and become Schumacher on every red light with faded roof sunny, till date my wife joke about the faded roof. Nice thread Barry, let's see what other car enthusiast's started with