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Old 6th May 2014, 20:03   #316
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I will be posting the entire remap experience soon. Probably on the weekend.
EcoBeast - Eagerly waiting for your update on the ECU upgrade and Remap experience !
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I am planning to take my car to the showroom soon to get the upgraded firmware. So I'm about to find out whether my remapping is detectable or not. I'll share the experience soon enough
Can you please confirm from the first picture it whether this version is the latest from Ford.
This was the latest according to Mody Ford.


I witnessed Megaudio system being installed in an ecosport.
Its got an HD screen but several functions are missing.
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Hello bhpians,

I had a very peculiar problem with my car and I am sure many will concur with me.

Once you open the bonnet there is a huge latch which protrudes down, I am used to clean the engine bay whenever I clean the car and this latch keeps hitting my head when I move from left to right of the vehicle.

I desperately wanted it to open further up and there was space too.

I shared the idea with Ranjitnair and Srinivas gopal.

Later ordered the parts from him and did a DIY job, I should say the outcome was fantastic and solved my problem completely.

Now the bonnet opens further up by more than a feet

Will let the pictures do the talking including the tools used.
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I desperately wanted it to open further up and there was space too.

Now the bonnet opens further up by more than a feet
Good install buddy, Is there any provision another gas strut on the other side of the bonnet, I mean right side (when viewed from front)?

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Excellent DIY Doc!

Does the bonnet go up due to the strut's force if we release the bonnet lever? Or does it require a bit more effort, say hold it till a certain height and then the bonnet pulls itself up.

Could you post a few more clear snaps of the gas strut? Specifically locations where the struts were screwed to the bonnet and the body.

Do share the specifications of the strut used as well - make/model, length and force rating. Would help others.
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Good install buddy, Is there any provision another gas strut on the other side of the bonnet, I mean right side (when viewed from front)?

Anurag.

Absolutely Anurag but one is robust enough and the second one is not at all required.



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Excellent DIY Doc!
Does the bonnet go up due to the strut's force if we release the bonnet lever? Or does it require a bit more effort, say hold it till a certain height and then the bonnet pulls itself up.
Could you post a few more clear snaps of the gas strut? Specifically locations where the struts were screwed to the bonnet and the body.
Do share the specifications.Would help others
Hello Gannu1,
Hope you got the tail lamps you were looking for.
Also can vento's arm rest be installed on to the polo?
One of my friend Rajesh rawal was looking for it.

No extra effort , it goes up as soon as you release the latch under the bonnet.
Will send a video on whatsapp..

Srinivas gopal has supplied the material and I just fixed it (9849314812)
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Now that's a great job, seriously. You just pull the lever from the cabin and the hood stands up in salutation. Please whatsapp me the video. Here's my number: +919716628384. And are you sure 1 strut will be fine? Because what I'm seeing in the photos is that the strut is placed to close to the rotating axis so huge amount of torque is needed to rotate the hood all the way up, against the gravity.
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Now that's a great job, seriously. You just pull the lever from the cabin and the hood stands up in salutation. Please whatsapp me the video. Here's my number: +919716628384. And are you sure 1 strut will be fine? Because what I'm seeing in the photos is that the strut is placed to close to the rotating axis so huge amount of torque is needed to rotate the hood all the way up, against the gravity.
Absolutely, one is more than enough.
With two you cannot close the bonnet easily
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Thanks Ecosports Rules.
Anyhow, It is going to be a blast exchanging knowledge and experiences with gurus like yourself. Looking forward to it.
Hi,
Did you get the koni /bilstein springs and struts too.
I was looking to stiffen the suspension further.

Can you post some pictures of your car?.
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Guys,

I drove down from Hyderabad to chennai on a project work and it was 43 to 44 degrees.
When I stepped out for fuel I had fogging on my glasses.
Kudos to the air conditioning system of ecosport, it kept us chilled inside.

It was 700km and we did an average of 88kmph as the traffic was minimal due to heat.
FE was around 16.8kmpl
Speeds were between 100 to 130kmph.

Drive was extremely comfortable, was able to test the cars abilities to the maximum (in terms of cornering)

I think Ford has learnt their lesson and put in tremendous effort in designing ecosport.

state highways have become as good as national highways

Will let the pictures do the talking. .
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Few additional pictures from our previous drive.
A group of two cars and four bikes set off to bangalore on 25th of April.

1) Ecosport.
2) Getz.
3) 3 bonny including a T100 and a
4) Enfield thunderbird

My car refrigerator provided all refreshments and again proved to be very helpful.

We also had the opportunity to visit the Aprilia and Motoguzzi showroom(the california model was awesome).
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The guy in the black and yellow T shirt is Mani, a very matured rider for his age.
He is 23 years old and owns a Triumph T100, Norton and a classic 500.

He was all gaga over the moto guzzi california

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Hey guys,
Good news, ecosport will come with Sunroof from october.
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Got confirmation from Mody Ford saying sunroof will be available as a Ford accessory which can be retrofitted
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Got confirmation from Mody Ford saying sunroof will be available as a Ford accessory which can be retrofitted.
Good news and I am sure this is on your list and I'll be seeing this modification on your EcoSport.

Any idea who is the manufacturer of the sunroof and the system?

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