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Old 7th August 2017, 00:04   #211
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Other thing troubling is that upon starting the engine, in neutral, acceleration is high and it keeps fluctuating. The mechanic said it needs to be opened and cleaned.
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Glad to see your 1.6! I sold mine about 7 years ago. It was a brilliant car but a white elephant for me. Last I know about it, it was used as a parts car.

There are numerous things that cause these fluctuations, i think there is an o2 sensor, i forgot. Usually, cleaning the o2 sensor or the sensor near the intake manifold fixes the fluctuations. But I will let seasoned ex 1.6 owners to reply.
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So big expense coming up.
Other thing troubling is that upon starting the engine, in neutral, acceleration is high and it keeps fluctuating. The mechanic said it needs to be opened and cleaned.
Need suggestions!!
The lower arms are not too expensive if I remember correctly. I had got them replaced around a year back because of the worn out bush.

Regarding the acceleration, do you mean to say that the idling is higher than usual? Check for any leaks in the hose that connects to the PCV valve. This is the one just above the engine cover.

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So now my Ikon got company. Ecosport Platinum model arrived home on 23rd December 2017.
Ikon is doing okay. Presently at 88630 Kms. Would complete 9 years on Feb 2nd this year.

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So now my Ikon got company. Ecosport Platinum model arrived home on 23rd December 2017.
Ikon is doing okay. Presently at 88630 Kms. Would complete 9 years on Feb 2nd this year.
Congrats on the Ecosport, eagerly waiting for the review. I hope that the Ikon is retained. Does the platinum edition come with 3 headrests at the rear?
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So now my Ikon got company. Ecosport Platinum model arrived home on 23rd December 2017.
Ikon is doing okay. Presently at 88630 Kms. Would complete 9 years on Feb 2nd this year.
Congratulations Buddy, great choice

I still have my Ikon too (with dad now) 13 years now, the Odo stopped at 80K odd kms about 4 years ago so its probably well in its 90s and still going strong. Dad's Ikon is also going on strong with 10-11 years under the belt but probably about 30 K kms still, he takes care of both the Ikons. Still drive like a dream, both the Ikons, great cars.
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Congrats on the Ecosport, eagerly waiting for the review. I hope that the Ikon is retained. Does the platinum edition come with 3 headrests at the rear?
Thanks a lot Chiranjit.
Yes, Ikon would stay with us. Would start a review thread after munching decent kms.
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Congratulations Buddy, great choice

I still have my Ikon too (with dad now) 13 years now, the Odo stopped at 80K odd kms about 4 years ago so its probably well in its 90s and still going strong. Dad's Ikon is also going on strong with 10-11 years under the belt but probably about 30 K kms still, he takes care of both the Ikons. Still drive like a dream, both the Ikons, great cars.
Hello there!! Long time.!! Hope you doing good. Glad to know that both the Ikon's are still there. My Ikon has been my daily run. No complaints from engine and body except that I need to take better care of it. Its service time. Been 9K kms since last service.
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The Ikon is indeed iconic. We had one Ikon Flair in our family about 10-11 years back and I can tell you that the 1.5 L Rocam Petrol Engine was phenomenal. The stability of the car at high speeds was simply brilliant and pick up was addictive. I don't think any other car in that price bracket even came close to it in these two aspects. The only drawbacks were head room for tall and healthy persons and spare parts were expensive. I remember in those days a pair of headlamp set costed around ₹ 4500.00. I was also considering to buy one when I was considering to buy a car in 2010 but as it was almost obsolete ultimately went ahead with a Ritz VDi. But I still believe the Ikon was truly an enthusiasts car and fun to drive.
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Now at 89000 Kms

So this Feb 2nd, Ikon completed 9 years with us. Got the 90K kms service done, this time at the Ford A.S.S .
Nicely done. Car comes back feeling fresh and rejuvenated. Feels tight and taut. All nice and clean after the wash.
Total bill came to INR 4721. Would post the bill pic soon

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Good to see long term fellow Ikon owners on here. It's been ages since i've interacted with some of you guys!

True to the theme, we also still have our Ikon Flair, which is now doing duties at my in-laws place as we have emigrated. I drove it around the last time i visited India, and even drove it down from KL to Bangalore last year. It's beginning to show its age a bit, more so owing to reduced use rather than neglect. It's been over 11 years since i drove it out of the showroom in Bangalore as a brand new car! It still brings joy when tackling corners, and that initial thrust despite its meagre 1.3L engine brings a smile. Comfort wise i have moved on, but the josh machine still holds a place in my heart.

I did have some pics i had clicked of it last time, need to find them and will post later.

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Found one.

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