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Old 25th November 2013, 16:15   #211
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Sure aditya,
Congrats.
send me your number through private message (pm) or post your number here I will call you

HI ,

Could you please give me your number or call me at 9582431588. I also need your advice about modification and asscesiories.

My email: vikashdear@gmail.com
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Hi,

Your ownership thread has been a very informative read for me, as a fellow Ecosport owner.

Could you give me more details as to where you procured the Engine Cover/Insulator from and how much it cost you?

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Your ownership thread has been a very informative read for me, as a fellow Ecosport owner.

Could you give me more details as to where you procured the Engine Cover/Insulator from and how much it cost you?

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Hey ,
It was from Mody ford, hyderabad costed me around 7500 inr.(dont remember exactly)
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It was from Mody ford, hyderabad costed me around 7500 inr.(dont remember exactly)
I enquired about it at Kerala Ford Dealers. They said they did not receive such an accessory.

I then called Mody Ford Accessories, but they said they don't have such an item. Did you get it at their Service Center by any chance?
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I enquired about it at Kerala Ford Dealers. They said they did not receive such an accessory.

I then called Mody Ford Accessories, but they said they don't have such an item. Did you get it at their Service Center by any chance?
Yes that's right, got it at the service centre.The cover belongs to the new fiesta diesel.
Fits perfectly as it is the same engine
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Hey EcosportRules, I am really impressed with the mods you have done.. I own a Titanium Diesel too. I found that people are using your pics to advertise the headlight mods which you have done. It is really a let down that your hard work is paying off elsewhere.. Found this in a group on FB.. "Autovogue India" is the advertiser..

Here is the link:
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1842...group_activity
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Finally after a long wait, I got what i need. instead of shelling money on entire projector headlight with Dual purpose Day time Running light with Turn indicator light (Approx 35-45k as we saw in previous post, Sourced out Only DRL tube with Daytime running light and Turn indicator function drl from ebay.

http://www.ebay.in/itm/281237965017?...#ht_647wt_1271

Just curious to get it fixed. Does anyone know who can install this in Bangalore ?
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It is actually not this costly , dont know why they charge this much!

http://www.aliexpress.com/item/Free-...577448214.html

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Finally after a long wait, I got what i need. instead of shelling money on entire projector headlight with Dual purpose Day time Running light with Turn indicator light (Approx 35-45k as we saw in previous post, Sourced out Only DRL tube with Daytime running light and Turn indicator function drl from ebay.

http://www.ebay.in/itm/281237965017?...#ht_647wt_1271

Just curious to get it fixed. Does anyone know who can install this in Bangalore ?
Does any one know who can do this job in Pune? I have also ordered a pair from Ali xp and the package should be reaching any time .
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Does any one know who can do this job in Pune? I have also ordered a pair from Ali xp and the package should be reaching any time .
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Finally after a long wait, I got what i need. instead of shelling money on entire projector headlight with Dual purpose Day time Running light with Turn indicator light (Approx 35-45k as we saw in previous post, Sourced out Only DRL tube with Daytime running light and Turn indicator function drl from ebay.

http://www.ebay.in/itm/281237965017?...#ht_647wt_1271

Just curious to get it fixed. Does anyone know who can install this in Bangalore ?


Please ask Srinivas gopal if he can only do the fittment for you.He can be reached on 9849314812.
His work is immaculate.

You can offer to pay him fittment charges

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Please ask Srinivas gopal if he can only do the fittment for you.He can be reached on 9849314812.
His work is immaculate.

You can offer to pay him fittment charges
The problem is we will need to send the headlights to him. And this activity will make the car not drivable for at least a week till I get them back. Hence I am looking for alternatives in Pune / Mumbai.
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Kumar, I am bit surprised that I missed reading your review. I must confess its no less than an official report and painstaking effort of clicking some nice pictures on the ORR is pretty evident and truly compliments the overall comprehensive report

I was not really a fan of Ecosport but, having the pleasure of driving with you during one of the Hyderabad TBHP meet. I have become one as your car was literally flying. Not sure if its the car or the driver which made it possible

Great job on this review and keep updating the thread !!!
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Hey guys,

I have completed 12000 KM on my Ecosport (60 to 70 percent highway the rest in city), had a regular second service at 10000KM(oil change,cleaning of drums, discs , liners and pads,wheel alignment, tyre rotation etc)


I have driven the car in all kinds of terrian(good roads, worst roads, no roads, ghats and through water) and should say" I am impressed".
Ford has done a fantastic job with the Ecosport but messed up badly with the delivery schedules.

MILEAGE.
-Tank full to tank full 15 to 17 kmpl.
-Mixed 16 kmpl.
-Exclusive city is 14 to 15 kmpl
-Exclusive highway at 2000RPM @90 kmph is 21 to 22 kmpl.

Max speed at given RPMs.
-90 kmph @ 2000RPM
-110 kmph @ 2500RPM.
-140 kmph @ 3000 RPM.

What I LIKE till date:
-Fantastic over all package.
-Ground clearance is actually usable.
-Stability on Highways.(esp with Yokos)
-Safety features.
-Niggle free performance except the small dash board rattle from day 1.
-SUV like handling with ease of driving a car.
-Parking is super easy.
-Well weighted speed sensitive steering wheel.
-MID reminds for service every 10000 kms.
-Keyless entry.
-Accurate MID.
-Perfect lumbar support.
-Location of refrigerator's power supply.
-Perfect control at all speeds.
-ABS system is spot on.
-Good power band on highways and city(cannot say terrific but a very decent overall pick up)
-Ease of driving especially due to a fantastic gear box.


What I still DIDN'T get used to or miss having.
-Sync takes only 1000 contacts.(I need 5000)
-Thick A pillar(eats away pedestrians and bikers)
-Absence of electrically foldable mirrors.
-Mud flaps dont prevent splashes effectively.
-Co passenger arm rest.
-Difficult to access fuse box
-The bonnet doesnt open all the way up.
-Unpredictable suspension bottoming out (solved with donuts)
-Sometimes I miss the 6th gear.
-Sunroof.
-Hydraulic bonnet stay open.
-Cruise control.
-Pathetic headlamp out put(atleast a separate high and low beam like the Civic or Duster would have been better)

My updated conveniences/accessories list(will attach some pictures)

ACCESSORIES FROM FORD.
1) Ambient light for both for the front and back foot wells.
2) Spoiler+LED scuff plate+reverse camera with daynight IRVM(individual pack)
3) Front parking sensors.
4) Cross bars 3 pcs(with matt silver paint)
5) Ecosport spare wheel cover(easy to maintain though I dont like it personally)
6) Philips T10 white LED interior cabin lights + boot light(Ford China)(Fantastic illumination)
7) Philips T10 white LED number plate lights(Ford China)
8) Rear wiper Euro type(easy to clean and maintain)
9) Engine cover from fiesta(top of engine)(prevents dust gathering on engine-looks cool especially with the Ford logo I installed on it)
10) Engine guard(under engine)
11) Number plate frame(screwless from Ford thailand)
12) Appliques/skid plates both front back.(car looks incomplete without them)
13) Trunk tray(plastic-shaped like the 3d mats to prevent spills)
14) Refrigerator/warmer cum arm rest.(waeco Tb-15)(very useful)
15) Sporty pedal covers.
16) Car cover.
17) Essential pack(carpet mats, mudflaps, folder etc)
18)"+" decal to go with titanium(mine is titanium"+"/optional but the company has not mentioned it)
19) "Duratorq" decal as I like it better than tdci.
20) Ford logo for the engine cover.


ACCESSORIES SOURCED FROM OUTSIDE.
1) Headlamps(DRLs, projectors-clear lens type with HID/bi XENON 5000k all weather-looks great and brightness increased by 300% with 6 lane coverage-worth every penny for frequent highway travelers like me.)
2) Fog lamp HIDkits(5000k all weather)
3) Hella wiper blades (full rubber blades-looks and wipes better)
4) Small antenna.(Better reception, also looks good)
5) Door Striker screw conseal plates(looks neat)
6) Ecosport spare wheel cover decal.(completes the look of the cover)
7) Brembo caliper caps(looks great on silver car)
8) Tyres(yokohama db series-worth every penny)
9) Tweeters(hertz-a definite 25% improvement in overall quality)
10) Alloy wheel painted to euro colour ie dark silver(easier to maintain and also looks better on silver Ecosport)
11) Navigator -Map my india -Car pad.
12) Glove box light(sylvania touch light)
13) Cargo net(for tail gate)(Takes in all the miscellaneous stuff)
14) Fender FORD wolf stickers
15) 3D spidex mats(perfect mats-never buy cheap copies)
16) Rear bumper protection plate(matt finished steel)
17) Spring buffer/doughnut(to prevent bottoming out)
18) Anti theft nut(for 4 wheels, spare wheel already has it)(Useful for outstation travels)
19) Turbo whistle(for the turbo sound-starts around 1800 RPM, installed to the muffler pipe)
20) Reverse light bulb(super bright LEDs-three times brightness)
21) Side view mirrors plastic extension(looks complete and covers gaps)
22) 3M paint protection ,PPF filming,Schutz gold under body coating.
23) Blind spot mirrors from Cipa.
24) Extra storage pockets stuck by velcrow behind the rear seat.
25) Successfully covered the gap between the rear parcel tray and the rear seats.
26) Front Seat gap filler(prevent falls between seats and hand brake)
27) Dust bin with anti tilt function(as a part of "Keep India clean movement")
28) Door pad cups (to hold miscellaneous stuff).
29) Mobile Pouch from case logic(hooks to the AC vent).
30) Temporary slide in seat covers to prevent soiling while at service.
31) Dual USB charger to charge my mobile and navigator/tablet at the same time(1Amp+2.1Amp output)
32) Longer USB cable consealed from charging port to the Navigator(routed through the A pillar-ceiling-drop down behind the IRVM to reach the Navigator).
33) Tyre inflator from Black & Decker(Have it in all my cars, very useful )
34) Washing mitt(I clean the car myself)
35) Do it yourself .Puncture repair kit.
36) Leather Tissue paper box.
37) Tissue paper box retainers for rear parcel tray.
38) Foldable stools from Quechua(very handy)
39) Stanley tool kit
40) Bug scrubber(comes in handy after highway use)
41) DX head restraint rod hooks(useful to hang shopping bags)
42) OBD 2 reader(mostly for fun and wanted some indication for coolent temperature)
43) Synthetic wax from Meguaris.
44) Wurth exterior plastic treatment.
45) Wurth tyre treatment.
46) Sonax wax and wash.
47) Sonax alloy wheel cleaner.
48) Sonax matt finish dashboard polish.
49) Taser gun as a precaution on highways.
50) Case logic trunk organiser (have all the car care products in place)
51) Tyre valve caps with Ford logo and they are theft deterrent too
52) Dash board sun protection sheet.

MY DESIRED ACCESSORIES LIST
1) Leather gearknob cover with red stitch.
2) Leather cover for the hand brake lever.
3) Hydraulic bonnet stay open. (I am a do it yourself guy so keep opening the bonnet for cleaning etc)
4) Cruise control (drive quite a lot on highways)
5) Electric ORVMs.
6) Sun roof (Whenever Ford gives it as an accessory)
7) In dash navi with colour MID compatable with sync (Whenever available).

Feel free to contribute to my wish list.

I thank team-bhp, moderators and the all the members who have enormously contributed to the official thread.

I thank Madhu from Mody Ford, Srinivas gopal from Satya gopal auto and Aliexpress.com for helping me out with all my requirements.

All the accessories were bought to fulfill my specific needs as I am a "do it yourself "kind of guy.
You can pick what suits your needs.
I will be glad to answer any queries you guys have.
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Fantastic review, Dr.Kumar! I did read it when you first posted it, but at that point of time we did know each other.

Can I ask for F.E. figures on full tank to full tank method, as that is more trustworthy than MID ?
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