Completed 50K km on my Mahindra Thar 700: Trouble-free ownership so far

From highway drives to driving on roads less taken & going on weekend off-road sessions, the Thar has done everything without a fuss.

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50,000 Kms update

Finally achieved the 50k Kms milestone with the 3507, big relief is that this ownership duration has been trouble-free thus far. Right from the highway drives, to driving onto the path less taken, and weekend off-road sessions, the Thar has done everything without a fuss. The first year saw less usage and there has been a steady mile munching since then.

Below is the 50k Kms service update

This service interval required greasing of hubs and no lubricant changes, though I got the gear oil changed since it showed slight traces of water mostly due to the water wading session in the last few months. The service cost came to a meagre Rs. 2800 for this one, other than that no abnormality or issues were observed.

Front suspension squeaking noise

The front suspension was making a squeaking noise when driven over bumps and potholes, upon inspection, it came out that the front ball joints and jumpers have gone kaput, can’t complain about this either since the amount of torture it takes while off-roading and trail driving, it’s normal to go down in 50k km.

Got the damaged parts replaced and the Thar was delivered after spending a couple of days at the workshop. The total cost of repairs came at Rs. 12,127 /- and the work done by the repairers is pretty satisfactory. The rear leaves have started to squeak under articulation and might have to change the bushing in a few thousand km.

Off-road event

Got a chance to be part of the Roar To Explore off-roading event organised in Ahmedabad this month. You can check out the full event report here.

Below are glimpses of the fun we had while doing the track trials and preparation.

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