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Old 31st January 2008, 12:00   #46
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I have the Pirelli P6000 175/65 R14. Bought them @ 2600Rs. Per tyre from the Pirelli Sales Center which is located in Vodadora.

The tyres are too good giving good traction & less noise. I have run it for around 20K Kms and the tyres are still in very good condition. I would suggest you to take a look at the Pirelli tyres too!
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Old 1st February 2008, 21:29   #47
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Hey man this is a very good deal for such good tyres.Is this the only model that fits the ikon or are there many more in the same price range.
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Old 15th March 2008, 19:29   #48
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I'm planning to replace my Suspensions, i heard of Koni suspensions from a Auto Mag. Is it OK to change to that? Also is there a mechanic in Chenni who does these find of work?
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Old 21st March 2008, 11:42   #49
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Hi All,

On 16th night we drove in pouring rain and through huge puddles of water from Indira nagar to HSR. On 17th when I started the car it wouldn't start! Suspected the battery so connected my Santro battery and tried to boost but nothing happend.

This is the problem: When I turn the ignition key, the engine doesn't start. But it does when i turn the ignition on and at the same press the throttle. The moment i lift my foot from the accelerator, the engine stops. Also I noticed light smoke from the bonnet during ignition. A friend of mine says he had a similar problem and helpline people came and fixed it at his home itself.

Has anyone faced this problem?

Thanks for any info on this.

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Old 21st March 2008, 11:50   #50
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Nope, better call the service guys. Should be some water in electricals issue.
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Old 24th March 2008, 10:25   #51
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Thanks for the mail. Yesterday Ford guys came and found that the wires that power a stepper motor that control fuel injection were bitten by a rat. Since the cut was at the neck of the plug it was a bit difficult to fix it but thet did the job and finished it within Rs. 800 (300 breakdown attendance charges+500 labour). The cost of the harness, they said, was Rs. 7500!

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Yup those wires are mighty expensive, the ground wire for battery costed me some 1500 or 1800 Rs
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we kept waiting to actually see the car at lokhandwala, but you never turned up..
now get the car to work and give me a drop.
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Old 11th June 2008, 22:15   #54
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Ok so Finally got new tires, Got Alloys 14" too for the car. Very Happy with those.

To add to IKONIC PROBLEMS..

This Had HAPPENED...

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Got all that done. Painted and looking new.



NOW i think both my axels have given way.
When i turn left i get that tak tak tak noise and also when i turn right. So that means both axles have given way.
What i want to know is...Should i repair both the axles..??? Will this be a safe option..?? i know its a cheap option or should i go ahead and get new axles altogether.
What happens if i continue to drive with these axles...in is present state..??

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My ikon 1.6 has developed some problem after going for AC service. Here is the problem
The engine dies whenever I slow down using engine braking.
To describe the exact event....
When there is red light ahead.
1. I use the engine to slow down.
2. Next, start using brakes to decelerate.
3. Press clutch well before its slow enough for engine to stall.
4. Engine dies every time.
I've been driving for almost 15 years. This never happens

On other hand. If I press clutch immediately while moving fast and use brakes only to stop, the engine runs normally.

Will appreciate if someone could tell me what may be the problem.
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NOW i think both my axels have given way.
When i turn left i get that tak tak tak noise and also when i turn right. So that means both axles have given way.
What i want to know is...Should i repair both the axles..??? Will this be a safe option..?? i know its a cheap option or should i go ahead and get new axles altogether.
What happens if i continue to drive with these axles...in is present state..??
Repair will not solve the problem, it'll just delay the failure. They will fail in time. Best solution is to get new axles.
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Hey Guys, my flair came with 13 inch zvts and i have covered 31k kms. Should I look at moving to 14's ? What would be the change in handline,FE etc? Also I am looking at less tyre noise and comfort. I done really rip the car too much except highways where I usually stick to 120 or below. I would also like to look at Michelins (pp2 ?) as they seem better suited for rainy conditions too and with rains in Bangy and legendary Ford brakes wanna be safe.

Ishan - your expert comments would be appreciated.

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If you're looking for comfort go in for 185/60 R14 Energy XM1's or Yokohama A-Drives. Given your priorities the PP's will be a waste.
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If you're looking for comfort go in for 185/60 R14 Energy XM1's or Yokohama A-Drives. Given your priorities the PP's will be a waste.
Thanks IR, i thought as much. I assume the XM 1's and A Drives would be more than okay for once in a while performance oriented driving? And how much would it be on my pocket?
Also, should i move on to 14's or stick to 13's? How would it help?
A noobish question - Should I look at moving to Alloys or would stock rims solve the purpose?

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Thanks IR, i thought as much. I assume the XM 1's and A Drives would be more than okay for once in a while performance oriented driving?
Yes, they'll do just fine for occasional performance driving & wet weather too.

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And how much would it be on my pocket?
Michelin is about 3.3k per tyre in that size, Yoko a little less.

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Also, should i move on to 14's or stick to 13's? How would it help?
Better Looks mainly and better tyres too.

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A noobish question - Should I look at moving to Alloys or would stock rims solve the purpose?
Your stock 13" cannot take 14" tyres so if you do go for 14", you need Alloys.
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