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Old 1st July 2011, 08:46   #16
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Default DIY replacing broken ORVM

I'm just putting stuff up that's not in Dhanush's list already.

Here's another one (useful in our context where we lose the mirrors very often) - how to change ORVM



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Know your engine bay:
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Fantabulous Post. It's just like a "KNOW YOUR CAR for DUMMIES" series.
5 star. I got to know a lot about the Engine bay.
And thanks for clearing my doubt about, where the airfilter is in the engine bay

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11. Fuel Overflow pipe
Okay, what purpose is this Overflow pipe for ?

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16.Not sure - Would like some help.
Anybody, can identify Part no 16 ?

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So let's give him a hand - if not by doing it ourselves then by finding stuff on the internet and putting it here.
Vina, really appreciate your gesture and effort here.
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This thread is dedicated to all DIY'ers and guys who love to get their hands greasy working on their beauties. .

I will start off with the car I own now. A Ford IKON Flair (Petrol). 2007 Model, with odo @~1.1lac kms.

Can anybody please post a similar guide for Swift Diesel oil change?

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Know your engine bay:


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16 Not sure - Would like some help.
isnt 16 the crankcase rebreather hose?


just one point extra, by bitter bitter experience.
Dont try and force any part you are working on.
unless its some brute force one like a wheel nut or something.
Under the hood, things should come off with non-superhuamn efforts.
if its not coming off, youve forgotten to remove something.
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CAR: Ford IKON Flair (Petrol)

DIY: Replacing the Headlight bulbs

Tools Required: A simple screw driver. Preferably star.



Step 1: Pop the hood.


Step 6: Remove the Headlight bulb cover:

Removing the bulb cover is pretty easy. You just have to push the clip and pull the cover up.

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After which repeat steps 3,2 and 1. There; you are good to go. Practice it once from your home and you can change your bulbs in 10 mins by the road side.
Danush,
Pretty detailed procedure.. Nice job. I jump from step 1 to step 6, without steps 2 - 5. Only fitting the back cover will be a little tricky and needs patience. You may add a DIY on accelerator cable slack adjustment.
The engine bay is simply detailed for a novice with cars.

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Great post and find it very useful!
Played a game with that pic/parts mapping and got around 12 on 22 :P

Came across this site. Though their page is too tacky-wacky with all those ads, I find the contents/videos to be informative. At least for beginners like me.
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Dhanush,
Apart from the internal components, please let us know how and where a household vacuum cleaner can be used to clean various components like AC blower etc (I am not referring to cleaning of passenger area). Also let us know where all places water jet can be used to clean the muck in engine area.
It is important so that we do not accidentally short any electronic components while cleaning. The reason why I am asking in this post is replacing parts is much easy if the bay is clean before hand.

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Default DIY: How to check if fuel pump not working/clogged or fuel filter clogged.

DIY: How to check if fuel pump not working/clogged or fuel filter clogged.

The DIY for checking if the fuel pump is not working or clogged, or if the fuel filter is clogged is pretty simple.

Attached below is the image showing the Fuel supply line (for location, check the engine bay pic). If everything along the supply lines is fine, then on turning on the ignition, fuel should be 'pumped' at pressure through these lines, into the injectors. If anything should go wrong, like the pump working erratically, or the the fuel filter is clogged and not allowing the pressured flow, then there would not be adequate pressure in these lines.

How to check the pressure in the lines?. The white clip shown in the figure is the supply line. So one can un-clip it and turn on the ignition (no need to crank). Fuel should flow in high pressure through it. If not, something is wrong.


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Here is a link to a great DIY for Ikon: setting up the remote bootlid opener. I had followed the instructions and it had worked like a charm. Took just about 10 mins to finish the job as the pictorial instructions were terrific.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/modifi...se-set-up.html

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Great thread. Hope people try working on fuel lines/oil when the engine bay is not hot.
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And thanks for clearing my doubt about, where the airfilter is in the engine bay
. Watch closely for DIY Air Filter replacement/cleaning.
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Anybody, can identify Part no 16 ?
Mayankk rightly identified it as the crankcase rebreather hose.

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Can anybody please post a similar guide for Swift Diesel oil change?
I guess this thread covers it. http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/techni...hange-diy.html
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isnt 16 the crankcase rebreather hose?
Yes, I too believe its the crankcase rebreather hose. Thanks!
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Under the hood, things should come off with non-superhuamn efforts.
if its not coming off, youve forgotten to remove something.
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I jump from step 1 to step 6, without steps 2 - 5. Only fitting the back cover will be a little tricky and needs patience. You may add a DIY on accelerator cable slack adjustment.
Oh. Is it?. I could never do it without removing the HL assembly.
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Also let us know where all places water jet can be used to clean the muck in engine area..
I never let/pressure cleaned my engine bay. Though, while cleaning I have had an experience with my engine coolant sensor. When shot, the engine will not start.
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The reason why I am asking in this post is replacing parts is much easy if the bay is clean before hand.
I travel a lot, but still my engine bay is quite workable. Not entirely sure about other cars. However, I will try to cover your point. Thanks!
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Here is a link to a great DIY for Ikon: setting up the remote bootlid opener.
I have seen it dot. I'm planning to implement the motorized method, which is OE. The only issue is the switch alone costs ~800rs. Rest is pretty easy, and costs ~300. Any ideas about sourcing a better looking cheap alternative for switch will be greatly appreciated.
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Watch closely for DIY Air Filter replacement/cleaning.
Yup!! All eyes, ears and mind on attention. Actually, looking forward to it.

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Mayankk rightly identified it as the crankcase rebreather hose.
Thanks Mayank

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I'm planning to implement the motorized method, which is OE. The only issue is the switch alone costs ~800rs. Rest is pretty easy, and costs ~300. Any ideas about sourcing a better looking cheap alternative for switch will be greatly appreciated.
Dhanush, yesterday I asked for Remote Boot opener Kit at the service center, and they quoted 6k for it. So even if switch costs 800 , it would just be 1100+. Still a lot cheaper.
And I am banking on you for that. I just might even drive down to your place to get it fixed
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Here's an nice and detailed animation about how the Ford ROCAM internals and working.



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Dhanush, yesterday I asked for Remote Boot opener Kit at the service center, and they quoted 6k for it. So even if switch costs 800 , it would just be 1100+. Still a lot cheaper.
And I am banking on you for that. I just might even drive down to your place to get it fixed
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This perhaps?
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Excellent initiative, Dhanushs! Tell you what : Once you have completed submitting your DIY guidelines, drop me a PM with a link to all the instructional posts. I'll have an index created in the opening post for easy reference.
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