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Old 9th February 2015, 23:39   #8596
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Its in the boot, beneath the boot mat. The following pictures are from page 1:
Thanks Arunphilip. I already have these, the jack and the reflectors, just wanted to know if this is it or was there a seperate toolkit provided in a pouch. If this is just it, I guess I am happy I didn't loose anything.
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I already have these, the jack and the reflectors, just wanted to know if this is it or was there a seperate toolkit provided in a pouch.
This is what you'd need to change a tire. Apart from that, there's a small pouch that has the first aid kit, and some replacement bulbs & fuses. That's pretty much it. I think all manufacturers now expect us to use roadside assistance
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Right now I am at the service centre for my second free service. And the service guy has given me an estimate of around 1800 rs. Engine oil, wiper fluid, etc.

Please advice what all is mandatory so that I don't end up getting done something unnecessarily. For example, he said we do wax treatment on the doors to prevent corrosion in the 2nd service. I politely denied it.

Please advice guys as the servicing has just started.

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Please advice guys as the servicing has just started.



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Just opt for oil and oil filter change, that is all you require at second service. Politely decline to stupid things like door corroion etc, also opt out of wheel alignment/balancing. You can get it done outside at half the cost and they will do a better job than service center.
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Hello friends,

Right now I am at the service centre for my second free service. And the service guy has given me an estimate of around 1800 rs. Engine oil, wiper fluid, etc.

Please advice what all is mandatory so that I don't end up getting done something unnecessarily. For example, he said we do wax treatment on the doors to prevent corrosion in the 2nd service. I politely denied it.

Please advice guys as the servicing has just started.

Thanks.
Check my 10k service report here.
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post3431321 (Ford EcoSport 1.5D Titanium - Owner's Log of the Beauty, or the Beast?)

Even if you plan to do wheel alignment at the service station, you can get it done (although it's useless) as it's free.
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Spotted this Ecosport without the alloy mounted on the boot.

I'm not sure if this is an option at the dealers while buying one.

It looks like the provision for mounting the spare on the boot is still very much there. Maybe the owner has gotten it removed (or asked Ford to not install in the first place )?

We can see the two indentations which have been masked and have 'Ecosport' and 'Titanium' monograms on them.
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Spotted this Ecosport without the alloy mounted on the boot. We can see the two indentations which have been masked and have 'Ecosport' and 'Titanium' monograms on them.
Interesting, and looks well executed. IMHO, the excess of chrome looks bad, however.

I also notice that the owner has replaced the standard (read: ugly) looking rear wiper with a classier looking version.
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I also notice that the owner has replaced the standard (read: ugly) looking rear wiper with a classier looking version.
If you look closely you will notice it's the same old wiper with a chrome cover.
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I also notice that the owner has replaced the standard rear wiper with a classier looking version.
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If you look closely you will notice it's the same old wiper with a chrome cover.
Yes true. It is part of the chrome kit, available as a Ford accessory.
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If you look closely you will notice it's the same old wiper with a chrome cover.
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Yes true. It is part of the chrome kit, available as a Ford accessory.
Well spotted. So what I thought was the one classy fitment on that car turned out to be more tacky chrome. Aargh!

The initial post does make me wonder how the owner manages without a spare - does he keep it in the boot, or just runs on 4 tires and uses some manner of concierge service (on a credit card, or insurance, for instance) in case of a puncture?
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Well spotted. So what I thought was the one classy fitment on that car turned out to be more tacky chrome. Aargh!

The initial post does make me wonder how the owner manages without a spare - does he keep it in the boot, or just runs on 4 tires and uses some manner of concierge service (on a credit card, or insurance, for instance) in case of a puncture?
You know there are some people who have never had a puncture and if they ever had one, they were near some service center or garage. Some folks actually do not worry about it.

I for one in my 8 years of driving (around 75000 kms - guessing), have never had a tyre puncture serious enough that the tyre had to be removed. I generally drive for 2-3 kms more to the nearest place and get it rectified. Of course I am mainly a city driver and rarely venture out. For a person driving on the highways, I feel it is mandatory.

P.S. - I still have my tyre on the rear door as it looks cool.
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The initial post does make me wonder how the owner manages without a spare - for instance in case of a puncture?
Yes, without a spare wheel, sometimes things will go awry; the services of mobile puncture attending personnel, notwithstanding.
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Hello everyone,
I have a 1.5L TDCI titanium O, manufactured November 2013. Bought it in December 2013. This last December it finished its one year with about 7600 Kms drive only. But as soon as It finished a year, in January its front car charging port breathed its last. I am a pretty gentle person, and love my car. I don't remember being otherwise especially with my car. I haven't had the time to get it fixed but I was wondering has anybody else also had the same issue ?
I don't use the rear charging port much, maybe only thrice so far. And that's why it is still working. The car keys battery also went low in January, but that's still understandable.

Also, if anybody has come to know of stories of EcoSport breaking down on their way to some hill station, kindly share. I am planning to do my first road trip to hills soon. I have heard something to that effect but don't have the precise details.


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I have a 1.5L TDCI titanium O, manufactured November 2013. its front car charging port breathed its last. I haven't had the time to get it fixed but I was wondering has anybody else also had the same issue ?
There have been some reports of the USB port failing, though not the charging socket.

Since yours is a Titanium (O), it will be subject to the recall for side/curtain airbag harness rewiring, see here (Ford India recalls 20,752 units of EcoSport). The RCM that needs rewiring sits beneath the handbrake/gear lever console.

Your next step will be one of these:
  1. If you've already done the fix for the recall, ask them to check the wiring, they might have failed to reconnect the wire to the charging socket.
  2. If you've not already taken your car in for the recall, then, when you do so, ask them to check it.

In the earlier report where the USB port had failed, the owner mentioned that when he asked Ford's service center about fixing this, they quoted a large sum to replace a portion of the wiring harness.

Since your charging socket is a pure electrical part (and it doesn't even seem to tie in to the ignition - see here (Ford EcoSport : Official Review)), you should not need such a complex or expensive remedy. So be adamant if Ford insist on an expensive replacement, and ask the to identify the issue, so you can get it fixed outside too, if you wish.

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Also, if anybody has come to know of stories of EcoSport breaking down on their way to some hill station, kindly share. I am planning to do my first road trip to hills soon. I have heard something to that effect but don't have the precise details.
I don't recall seeing anything about EcoSports breaking down while going to a hill station... or breaking down at all. If you do have any concrete/first-hand information, please do share it here for the benefit of all.

My Dad bought a diesel EcoSport in Dec 2014, and has driven up from Coimbatore to the Nilgiris 3-4 times until now (that's a southern hill station with an elevation of ~2000 MSL) - no concerns whatsoever. He's happy with the linear power delivery of the diesel engine. And there are multiple EcoSports running in various hill stations.

Don't worry, and have fun
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For those who are interested how the EcoBoost engine works under their hoods!

For animated gifs head to the below URL

http://jacoboneal.com/portfolio/ford-ecoboost/

Copyright belongs to the creator Mr Jacob O Neal & Ford motor Company.
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