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Old 30th December 2017, 01:19   #841
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I have a peculiar problem in my Fiesta 1.6.

No matter on a gear or idle, my car doesn't go above 5500 rpm and the speed gets stuck too, I have to shift to a higher gear to speed up.

I took the car to FASS and they cleared the code and cleaned the throttle body but the issue was persistent. They are clueless on the issue. Can anybody help?

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There are numerous causes, but I would bet you have one, possibly two broken valve springs. Pop the valve cover and do a thorough visual inspection.

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I have a peculiar problem in my Fiesta 1.6.

No matter on a gear or idle, my car doesn't go above 5500 rpm and the speed gets stuck too, I have to shift to a higher gear to speed up.

I took the car to FASS and they cleared the code and cleaned the throttle body but the issue was persistent. They are clueless on the issue. Can anybody help?

TIA
Never faced this issue so far, though I rarely get a chance to revv beyond 5500 rpm! Do keep us posted with the developments, after getting it inspected on the lines suggested by other members.

Meanwhile, I got a couple of days off from work, so took off on an 850 kms round trip to Belum Caves and Gandikota Fort. Stayed overnight at a hotel in Proddattur.

The Red Injun performed flawlessly throughout the trip, and the wheel alignment/ balancing and rotation I carried out last month did help in keeping it rock solid even at top speed.

My newly-fitted Fastag also worked like a charm and I have started loving it.

The only minor issue was brake shimmer while braking from higher speeds. It used to shimmer earlier at speeds above 100. but after getting the disks lathed a year ago at Bangalore, things improved drastically, but there is still a shimmer while braking from higher speeds. I think I will ignore it for now, as I rarely get a chance to drive that fast. Moreover I don't trust new rotors from Ford, as those are the ones that started the shimmer right after replacement around 3 years ago.

The car has covered 7750 kms in the past year, the highest so far in a year! I will give it for annual service sometime this month. One item that will need attention is replacement of the left wheel bearing, It was not in stock a few months ago. But even at high speeds, there was nary a whine, but i will still get it replaced, as it felt the vibrations at the service center while manually spinning that wheel after the car was elevated.

Meanwhile, here are a few pictures taken from a desolate road leading to Gandikota Fort.

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The Red Injun performed flawlessly throughout the trip, and the wheel alignment/ balancing and rotation I carried out last month did help in keeping it rock solid even at top speed.My newly-fitted Fastag also worked like a charm and I have started loving it.Meanwhile, here are a few pictures taken from a desolate road leading to Gandikota Fort.
Nice trip there Venu

What is the process of getting Fastag and what is it's validity?

Is that desolate road beyond the Canyons near the windmills?

Hope you visited that stretch as it gives fantastic views of the entire landscape from that point. Couple of pictures from our visit a few months ago
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Nice trip there Venu

What is the process of getting Fastag and what is it's validity?

Is that desolate road beyond the Canyons near the windmills?

Hope you visited that stretch as it gives fantastic views of the entire landscape from that point. Couple of pictures from our visit a few months ago
Thanks for the pictures and comments, Avi. It was your trip that inspired me. I really love such desolate places that has spectacular views!

The pictures i posted are from the stretch between Haritha Resorts and Jammulamadugu. I wanted to venture into the Windmills lane, but co-passengers dissuaded me as they were already tired and wanted to get back to Hyderabad before dark, as they had to visit an ENT clinic the same evening.

As regards Fastag, I applied through my Paytm account. It took around 3 weeks to reach me, as there were niggles with Paytm in September. But I believe it is faster now. It is valid forever. I don't remember how much I paid, but I think it was Rs 300. of which Rs 150 was for the tag. Details are on the Fastag thread.
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My 1.6 is nearing 10 years as well, on 30th March 2018 to be precise. I had a minor run in with a Beat. He braked too suddenly in traffic and I was a little bit distracted. Ended up with a dent on the bumper and a minor crack in the headlamp. His bumper was a bit dented too. Had to replace the headlamp and repainted the bumper and all is good now except the two headlamps are not aligned anymore. Need to fix that at next service or so. Other than that nothing much to update. Odo is at 1,18,400. Car continues to feel tight and peppy and no rattles. Recently completed a 1200 km round trip. Car felt good except for the stiffness on bad roads. Since most of my travel now is on not so good roads I sometimes think of getting a second car which handles bad roads better. That and the poor mileage . I am getting an average of 12.

Almost forgot. Stopped for a fruit juice somewhere today and I came back to see a group of people looking at the car. I thought something had gone wrong and maybe I got a flat or something but the answer made me truly happy. They were just admiring the car. I told them the age and the odo reading and they were dumbfounded. Really goes to say that if you maintain a car well and carefully there is no reason it shouldn't make you happy years down the line.

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