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Old 30th January 2012, 15:41   #166
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Shocks going bust at 24k?? Do you drive motocross?
Not anything new. My Fiesta's shocks have gone bust twice, blame it on the roads which are no less than motocross (I feel I am in Dakar rally during monsoons in Thane)

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The catch here is if you are to replace a shock absorber this late, ideally you should replace both, as a pair
+1 to that. @Fordmanchau - you should have insisted on getting them replaced as a pair.

@Fordmanchau - Regarding EW did you buy it before the end of the normal 2 year one or at the start itself. I remember the option of 2+2 yrs being available a couple of years back.
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Shocks going bust at 24k?? Do you drive motocross?
The catch here is if you are to replace a shock absorber this late, ideally you should replace both, as a pair. If it were within a few thousand kilometres, it would be good to replace just one, but at nearly half their working life, replacing one will probably create an imbalance in the handling.
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+1 to that. @Fordmanchau - you should have insisted on getting them replaced as a pair.
Honeybee, I didn't ask for both the shocks replacement as at 22,700kms the front RHS shock was replaced, and that was in october2011. At that time I asked them to replace the LHS too but then they said that it's fine. And as the warranty was nearing expiration, I gave the car for service ahead of schedule and included the shock checks in the check list as I had my doubts on it.
The RHS front shock replacement update is in the previous page.
I don't drive motocross, the roads ain't that bad nor the traffic too thin to drive like that, but yes i recall jumping over lots of speedbreakers both ways during my drive from Hyd-Tirupati. So I am assuming that to be a major factor and then the regular wear & tear madethe suspension go bust.
Did you notice any problems with the front suspension or was it just an item included in the check list? How do you know the left shock absorber was so weak that it warranted a replacement?[/quote]


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@Fordmanchau - Regarding EW did you buy it before the end of the normal 2 year one or at the start itself. I remember the option of 2+2 yrs being available a couple of years back.
I took the 1 yr EW just before the end of the normal 2 yrs warranty. At the time of renewal I opted for 1 yr as I specifically asked them and was reassured that I can again take the 4th year EW just before the 3rd yr EW expires.
But this time they said they have stopped it for the IKON model as the car is discontinued.

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Did you notice any problems with the front suspension or was it just an item included in the check list? How do you know the left shock absorber was so weak that it warranted a replacement?
I was not particularly sure that the shocks had gone bust, but my steering was not it natural self. During left turns I had to straighten the steering myself, then replaced the RHS front shocks. After RHS front shock replacement, after right U-turns the steering wouldn't straighten by itself. So, mostly the steering beaving badly or becoming heavy can also be a sign of shocks going bust.

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It could have been the bearings too, or the steering assembly / tierods. Anyways since the work has already been done, you need to check up on these other areas.
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It could have been the bearings too, or the steering assembly / tierods. Anyways since the work has already been done, you need to check up on these other areas.
Forgot to mention, the rods and ball joint assembly was replaced for both the front shocks last time.
And this time they only mentioned that the front LHS shock was WEAK!!
The problem of heavy steering at turns is mostly now sorted out, so I don't think there's anything wrong with the steering. And there has been no power steering fluid leakage till now,so everything as of now looks settled.
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The car crossed 25,000 kms on the odo on Saturday 18th feb 2012.
Meanwhile, also got the WA & WB done last week. Nothing major to report as of now.
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The car crossed 25,000 kms on the odo on Saturday 18th feb 2012.
Meanwhile, also got the WA & WB done last week. Nothing major to report as of now.
Wow, that's a lot of miles you've munched! Looks like you'll be surpassing me in a couple of years at this rate.
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Wow, that's a lot of miles you've munched! Looks like you'll be surpassing me in a couple of years at this rate.
Thank you!!
I just went through the first page of your ownership report.
So this March 14th, your Fiesta would be 5 yrs old with an average running of 6K per year.
While my Ikon is now 3 yrs old with an average running on 8k per year .
Have not much planned for this year. Let's see how it goes.

And here's to my 1500th post
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There's quite a fe updates about what all happened with the car. Will update all that later.
But as of today, the car has gone to Fortune Ford's Tolichowki Service centre, for a free monsoon check-up camp.
It will include general check-ups, 250ml engine oil free, 100 ml brake oil free plus some extras and a free top wash.

Driver came to my place, dropped me at my office and took the car. He will come back with the car in evening, and then I will have to drop him on my way home. Nice chap, has been looking after my car since I bought it.

The odo stands at 28,337 kms.
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The odo stands at 28,337 kms.
Wow, that is around 3300 kms in 5 months. Mine is around 4000, but that includes a 1970 kms trip to Ooty.

You do use your car a lot, it seems.

Wish you many happy miles with it.
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Wow, that is around 3300 kms in 5 months...
You do use your car a lot, it seems.
Yeah!! Venu sir,
Considering there has been no long trips in these months, it does looks like a lot, but then this time summer was harsh and long, so used to daily drive to office and no convenience of working from home for me, plus 6 days a week office .
I was averaging 360kms in 15days, 2 refills of around 30-33litres in a month, spending around 5K on petrol.

But from this month, I have been consciously trying to use my bike more often. So using the car on alternate days+ days when there's any possibility of rains. Trying to stretch my refill cycle from 15 days to atleast 20-25 days. Let's see how long I can keep at it.

Just day before yesterday on 17th, I brought my bike to office, and in the evening it was raining. Royally enjoying riding in rain and getting dripping wet after so long on the way home.

Splashed some water on the pedestrians and in turn got splashed by cars.
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Update from the Free-Monsoon Check up Camp

Driver brought the car in evening to office . I let him drive in the traffic and dropped him at Cancer hospital, from where I drove home. Following work was carried out :
1. Engine Oil Top-up
2. Brake oil top-up
3. Coolant top-up.
4. Distilled water top-up in battery
5. Power steering oil top-up
6. Water wash for body.
7. The driver took it on himself, and vaccumed the interior, washed the mats and then also cleaned and polished the dashboard, which was very pleasantly surprising.
8. He also brought a free tissue box and few extra paper mats as usual.

Total Bill amount : 0.0/-
Tip amount : 100/-

The car feels even more silent and brakes have improved a bit. I thought the wiper needs replacement, but yesterday they were working perfectly.

Have to replace the fused bulb of left headlight.

As of now, I think I'll get the car servcied only in Oct/Nov this year as it's now out of warranty. This in-between free camps are a blessing. This month they are running the camp for Ikon's only. I was informed, they had the camp for Fiesta's/Figo last month.

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Long time no posts
Well, actually there has been nothing new to report. Ikon has been doing its duty like a workhorse.
After the servicing on 28th Jan this year, and the monsoon camp in July 2012, my car has not seen the service station, rather it did not need to.

Thankfully, I have not observed any usual quirks associated with Ikon like the thermostat conking off. Brakes are running fine too and am still on the original Brake pad. Also, the kmpl figure has also been consistent and I have nothing to complain about.

No rattling from anywhere in the car too. Acceleration for sudden overtaking maneouvres still gives joy to me. The Goodyears on my car are still in great condition and this makes me anxious as I plan to change to alloys.

All in all, I am very happy and satisfied with the ownership. As of now have no plans to sell or replace it.

Edit: Must add that, except for getting it washed and spending 50 bucks on getting a loose headlight bulb connection fixed, I have spent nothing on the car apart from filling the petrol. Next servicing will be in January 2013 in all probability or will get it in Dec 2012 itself if need be.

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Edit: Must add that, except for getting it washed and spending 50 bucks on getting a loose headlight bulb connection fixed, I have spent nothing on the car apart from filling the petrol. Next servicing will be in January 2013 in all probability or will get it in Dec 2012 itself if need be.
It is nice to know that your Ford has been niggle-free. I suggest you post the cost of servicing also, as I did on my LTO thread.
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Manish, good to see your regular updates on your Ikon. My Ikon has been serving us well, and continues to be used by wifey, since i now drive the Scorpio around. Running is quite less, and not much to complain about as such.
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Hi, everybody!
I am new to Team BHP and am a proud owner of an Ash Green Ford Ikon Flair for the last 9 years.This month it clocked 80000 kms on the odo. I am proud to say that it is in mint condition and absolutely rattle free, thanks to timely replacement of parts. Recently I changed the clutch assembly, the entire steering rack assembly, brake pads and master cylinder and shock bushes. Parts are on the costly side, must admit, but once replaced, they work fine. I see some of you have faced diverter valve issues with the HVAC system. this is one part that does not work very well and everytime it fails, the AC blows out hot air invariably on a hot day. I solved it permanently by sealing off the hot air vent by tape. Not much of a difference in Assam's weather. Meanwhile I wait for my new Ford Fiesta Diesel which I take delivery the next month.
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