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Old 20th February 2016, 18:39   #661
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Congratulations Sam.

The chrome Garnish strip on the boot is the new addition.

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Is there a minor dent on the drivers door base near the B-pillar where it meets the running board?


No. That is the last remaining edge guard that I had installed. The one's on the other doors have been removed. Here's another angle where it is clear...

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Good that you noticed it - I will ask them to remove it before polishing.
It will, anyway be replaced with full length tubing.
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I need some guidance.

My first service was due on 30th Jan but as the car was in the bodyshop all this while, I have not completed 2500 kms. So my question is whether I should ask them to do the first service before I take delivery, or I run the car for a few days and then give it for 1st service.

Also should the ask for engine change during first service?
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...My first service was due on 30th Jan but as the car was in the bodyshop all this while, I have not completed 2500 kms. So my question is whether I should ask them to do the first service before I take delivery, or I run the car for a few days and then give it for 1st service...
You could ask them to complete the service. There is no point in you taking the car and then going back to the centre. Again, services are recommended based on kms or time interval, whichever is earlier.

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...Also should the ask for engine change during first service?
Engine change? I presume, you mentioned "engine oil". It's good to have it changed, though the SAs will advise against it.
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Engine change?

Yes. I meant engine oil change.

So it's better to change it - even for a petrol car?

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So it's better to change it - even for a petrol car?
Get the servicing done, interior cleaning and all jobs done before you take delivery.

Also change the engine oil irrespective of petrol or diesel powered.
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I need some guidance.

My first service was due on 30th Jan but as the car was in the bodyshop all this while, I have not completed 2500 kms. So my question is whether I should ask them to do the first service before I take delivery, or I run the car for a few days and then give it for 1st service.

Also should the ask for engine change during first service?
Good to see the car back in shape
They don't do engine oil change for the first service. They only do a check up and any top up/change only if necessary. Oil change is done after 10,000 km/12 months. So it is better to get the service done before delivery.
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Yes. I meant engine oil change.

So it's better to change it - even for a petrol car?
Hi samaspire,

I would suggest you stick with the manufacturer's recommendation in the manual when it comes to servicing. If the manual mentions oil change for the first service, stick with it, else don't bother. You don't have to be worried about anything going wrong if you do not change oil more frequently than recommended by Ford.
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...Yes. I meant engine oil change.

So it's better to change it - even for a petrol car?
The reason why an oil change is recommended for the car during the first service is because - during the initial run, the moving parts might chip "any" uneven surface or dust particles and it might be channeled into the oil. An oil change will help get rid of this (if present). These could be fine particles and definitely not chunks.

Now, I have never heard of a break down because of these kind of particles - it's all a part of keeping the vehicle in top shape. Just like this proactive engine oil change, manufacturer neither recommends / mentions the need for a paint sealant, under body coating, audio change, tyre / wheel upgrades, shorter oil change interval etc; it's all a bunch of nut heads amongst us who do because of their love for cars and the urge to pamper our rides.

End of the day, this is each owner's call - some choose to be pro-active and feel happy that nothing can go wrong by doing it, some choose to follow conventional recommendations.

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I need some guidance.

Also should the ask for engine change during first service?
The first service at 2500Km's is just a routine check-up and oil is not changed during this service. They sure do top-ups if required. First oil change is only at 10000Km's service.
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Back from another visit!! No delivery today as the insurance assessor will only come on Monday - so probable delivery on Tuesday / Wednesday.

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Pending Work: Polish, clear coat, interior wash (looks DIRTY now ), touch-up for Under-body coating.

Found a few minor painting blemishes that I have asked them to fix.

One bonus is visible - guess?
hi Samarth,

Congrats for getting car back to shape, happy driving! As suggested by members, get service done and take the car out & enjoy!!
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I need some guidance.

My first service was due on 30th Jan but as the car was in the bodyshop all this while, I have not completed 2500 kms. So my question is whether I should ask them to do the first service before I take delivery, or I run the car for a few days and then give it for 1st service.

Also should the ask for engine change during first service?
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Yes. I meant engine oil change.

So it's better to change it - even for a petrol car?
Congratulations!! on getting the car back Sam. As far as I can see they have done a good job.

Regarding the engine oil change. I too asked for the same during my first service and the service adviser suggested that I follow the manufacturer recommended intervals. I doubt not changing it at 2500 kms is going to damage anything. Manufactures know their products the best.

The SA said that the 'run in period' is a misconception and he would suggest that I drive the car the way I like and not bother about the run in period as the engines (not the car) are driven for hundreds of kilometers in the factories for testing any anomalies so what you get is a engine that has already 'run in' a few hundred miles. He also added that of course the on road stress on the engine and other components is a different thing but he would still advise against traditionally safe run in theories.
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Great Review and information! Thank you.
I started reading this thread and within 15 days bought the Aspire (Titanium)

I will upload some pics soon.
Its been a Ford exchange for me, exchanged my old horse 2006 Fiesta 1.4. That was a used one and boy did it trouble me so much. In all honesty though, we had gotten ourselves a car without duly checking much.

Least to start, that I'm in love the way Aspire drives, but thought I'll share some bit which worry me for other buyers knowledge or suggestions for me :
1. The whole door inside plastic assembly moves when windows are pulled up or down. Theres not a small play but a proper 1-2cm thud which looks flimsy and Ford SA says its a manufacturing defect. I hope people in Sanand are following this thread.
2. No matter how I shut off the Air Con, the next time i start the car / air-con, 2 out of 5 times, it starts at MAX - 28 Degrees. Have no clue why that happens.
Will post more as I drive more
Aspire for the win!
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1. The whole door inside plastic assembly moves when windows are pulled up or down. Theres not a small play but a proper 1-2cm thud which looks flimsy and Ford SA says its a manufacturing defect.
Congratulations on the Aspire. Welcome to the club Is it the petrol / diesel / auto?

The plastic panels moving on power window operation is a known issue, but not 1-2 cm. In my car it feels like a small wave. This might be a exaggerated problem in your car - ask them to fix it. BTW is it to the same extent in all doors?
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Great Review and information! Thank you.
I started reading this thread and within 15 days bought the Aspire (Titanium)

I will upload some pics soon.
Its been a Ford exchange for me, exchanged my old horse 2006 Fiesta 1.4. That was a used one and boy did it trouble me so much. In all honesty though, we had gotten ourselves a car without duly checking much.

Least to start, that I'm in love the way Aspire drives, but thought I'll share some bit which worry me for other buyers knowledge or suggestions for me :
1. The whole door inside plastic assembly moves when windows are pulled up or down. Theres not a small play but a proper 1-2cm thud which looks flimsy and Ford SA says its a manufacturing defect. I hope people in Sanand are following this thread.
2. No matter how I shut off the Air Con, the next time i start the car / air-con, 2 out of 5 times, it starts at MAX - 28 Degrees. Have no clue why that happens.
Will post more as I drive more
Aspire for the win!
Congrats for your new Aspire. I am sure you will enjoy driving it. Is it a TDCi?
Flexing issue is there in my car too. Maybe they are built like this.
The air-con problem could be a software related one. I had observed this coming up occasionally and I thought my son was messing with the temperature control knob. Also the spanner symbol showed up several times and restricted the power of the vehicle. Ford SA checked these and updated the firmware (not sure how but they told me they did an update). For now I have no issues popping up.
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. This might be a exaggerated problem in your car - ask them to fix it. BTW is it to the same extent in all doors?
Its a Diesel
Thanks Samaspire. Yes I raised it with the Service Station but theyre confident of this being a universal issue.
Front Passenger is quite a long play. Other 3 little lesser.
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