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Old 27th September 2011, 20:19   #5371
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By continuing with the up-sized tires, you may come to know whether the rack issue was due to the tires or faulty rack.
My M800 ran on upsized 155/70R12 for around 55K Kms without any issues with steering/suspension. That is all I am expecting from Fig

Nothing more Nothing less.

It really surprises me how much mechanical tolerance will Ford be giving on these parts so that it breaks off when 175 section tyres are changed to 185.

My friends swift ran on 205/50R15 for 80+K without any issues. Another friends i20 is running on 215/??R16 section tyres, for around 40K Kms.

@ r_devakumar, my previous rack used to hissss when turned full lock. new rack does not hiss. that is not an issue as such. i thought maybe the new rack is from a different vendor & possibly better than the old one.

Long drives with twisting roads are best enjoyed in a Figo (especially if you are a little tight on budget) so I--> the rack & enjoy the drive.

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Old 27th September 2011, 22:26   #5372
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@ r_devakumar, my previous rack used to hissss when turned full lock. new rack does not hiss. that is not an issue as such. i thought maybe the new rack is from a different vendor & possibly better than the old one.

Long drives with twisting roads are best enjoyed in a Figo (especially if you are a little tight on budget) so I--> the rack & enjoy the drive.
I asked the SM after replacement. He said, the rack was supplied by Rane Motors for OEM & Spares.

Absolutely Yes. Hill driving can be thoroughly enjoyed on a Figo.
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Thank you Anil and Revved up for your valuable input. That thought crossed my mind also but I completely forgot that the Figo had a bigger compressor and hence the extra load.

What other points should I mention when the car goes for its first service?

Skyline GT-R, I have upsized my Figo's tyres to 185/65 R14 Bridgestone Potenzas and in addition to be all round good performers, they are much more silent than than those woody MRFs. One need not brake hard at 100kph to check the effectiveness of tyres. This was mentioned by a member some posts back. On our recent Mumbai trip, the Figo behaved impeccabily, especially when overtaking trailers at low speeds in the ghat as well as sudden direction changes.

The Figo's responsive steering is also to be complemented for this.
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@RGK & figo_mba

@Statement, I guess Bosch wipers will not ruin the wiper motor or something because figo_mba has been using it for some time now. With Ford it's always a gamble.

Only saving grace is the super driving experience.
Even i have been using BOSCH wipers since may, the start of monsoons. No problems faced yet. It rather served me quite well and the performance have been much better than OE wipers.

@Skyline, Please post some pics of your modded vehicle.I Am very curious to know how it will look.I Am thinking of upgrading the wheel size of my ride
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Even i have been using BOSCH wipers since may, the start of monsoons. No problems faced yet. It rather served me quite well and the performance have been much better than OE wipers.

@Skyline, Please post some pics of your modded vehicle.I Am very curious to know how it will look.I Am thinking of upgrading the wheel size of my ride
Are these wipers available with A.S.S.C. or you have bought it after market ?
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@ AmarP, Slightly wider + higher profile tyres are always recommended if it does not scrape the mudguards & project out from the wheel arch.

Our car's GC has been increased by 5-6 mm due to this upgrade & the underbelly scraping issue was experienced in my car only once in the 15000+ kms covered so far.

OE MRF is woody? You must try the OE GoodYears! Mine was generating way too much noise & steering vibes.

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@Skyline, Please post some pics of your modded vehicle.I Am very curious to know how it will look.I Am thinking of upgrading the wheel size of my ride
Don't know if this upgrade can be officially called a "mod" according to TBHP standards.
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@Skyline -- Car looks very nice. I was expecting more closeup shots of your tyre and alloy upgrade.

Yes. My OE Goodyear creates so much noise on good roads.
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Hey All,
I have driven about 18k on my diesel Figo, off late for the past 2 months my fuel efficiency has been dropping significantly from 14 kmpl to about 11.5 kmpl. My reasoning is that my drive to office that used to take 40 mins is taking me close to an hour, similarly the drive back has become longer with more of 1st or 2nd gear driving. Its all city driving conditions with AC in 2nd speed during morning and 1 during evenings. I could also see the DTE dropping during every fuel fill from 624 to 540. I am due for servicing in another 1500kms. Anything else that i need to do?
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Hey All,
I have driven about 18k on my diesel Figo, off late for the past 2 months my fuel efficiency has been dropping significantly from 14 kmpl to about 11.5 kmpl. My reasoning is that my drive to office that used to take 40 mins is taking me close to an hour, similarly the drive back has become longer with more of 1st or 2nd gear driving. Its all city driving conditions with AC in 2nd speed during morning and 1 during evenings. I could also see the DTE dropping during every fuel fill from 624 to 540. I am due for servicing in another 1500kms. Anything else that i need to do?
I think drop in fuel efficiency is an indication that your car needs to be serviced immediately. Though the service interval is set for 10K, it would be a good idea to get servicing done at 7-8K intervals considering that you strain your car a lot.

Also, 14 KMPL in itself is a bit low, so raise your voice on your mileage and ask them to get it checked in your presence if possible.

Other reasons for bad FE could be fuel quality, try changing fuel pumps.
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I think drop in fuel efficiency is an indication that your car needs to be serviced immediately. Though the service interval is set for 10K, it would be a good idea to get servicing done at 7-8K intervals considering that you strain your car a lot.

Also, 14 KMPL in itself is a bit low, so raise your voice on your mileage and ask them to get it checked in your presence if possible.

Other reasons for bad FE could be fuel quality, try changing fuel pumps.
Thanks dude, will check that. I had raised the issue of FE earlier and did a FE City test it came to 10.5kmpl mainly because of heavy traffic conditions. For city driving 14kmpl is a good one IMO. I have taken highway with my car and have seen maximum of 20kmpl and 18kmpl avg on highways. Will take the car for service within a week or so. Thanks for your help
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Are these wipers available with A.S.S.C. or you have bought it after market ?
I bought it after market. Had cost me Rs 350 then, plus Rs 100 for the rear wipers.

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Our car's GC has been increased by 5-6 mm due to this upgrade & the underbelly scraping issue was experienced in my car only once in the 15000+ kms covered so far.
"Mod" within standards or not, the final outcome looks good enough. Can you share the details as a PM please?

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Hey All,
I have driven about 18k on my diesel Figo, off late for the past 2 months my fuel efficiency has been dropping significantly from 14 kmpl to about 11.5 kmpl. My reasoning is that my drive to office that used to take 40 mins is taking me close to an hour, similarly the drive back has become longer with more of 1st or 2nd gear driving. Its all city driving conditions with AC in 2nd speed during morning and 1 during evenings. I could also see the DTE dropping during every fuel fill from 624 to 540. I am due for servicing in another 1500kms. Anything else that i need to do?
Drop in fuel efficiency after 15k, approaching 20k is quite normal i believe. I also experienced it. It came back to normalcy after the servicing. However, your driving conditions also contributed to such low figures. Anyways, keep a tab and definitely ask the A.S.S to have a deep look into this issue. Moreover, there is nothing wrong if you take it for servicing a bit early
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Thanks dude, will check that. I had raised the issue of FE earlier and did a FE City test it came to 10.5kmpl mainly because of heavy traffic conditions. For city driving 14kmpl is a good one IMO. I have taken highway with my car and have seen maximum of 20kmpl and 18kmpl avg on highways. Will take the car for service within a week or so. Thanks for your help
Forgot to mention, go through the service schedule for 20K servicing and make sure you get everything done as per the schedule, it might cost a bit more, but it is worth it!
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Hey All,
I have driven about 18k on my diesel Figo, off late for the past 2 months my fuel efficiency has been dropping significantly from 14 kmpl to about 11.5 kmpl. My reasoning is that my drive to office that used to take 40 mins is taking me close to an hour, similarly the drive back has become longer with more of 1st or 2nd gear driving. Its all city driving conditions with AC in 2nd speed during morning and 1 during evenings. I could also see the DTE dropping during every fuel fill from 624 to 540. I am due for servicing in another 1500kms. Anything else that i need to do?
Longtime no update from you. Welcome. I remember you travel through the highly crowded Arcot road area and even did a Mileage test with Ford (went upto Tambaram etc...) Correct me if I am wrong. Better do a complete check up during the 20K service.
Also my bit of adivce, just plan for a long drive (after service) and give your car the feel of constant speed in case if you are doing the crowded city routes always.
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Longtime no update from you. Welcome. I remember you travel through the highly crowded Arcot road area and even did a Mileage test with Ford (went upto Tambaram etc...) Correct me if I am wrong. Better do a complete check up during the 20K service.
Also my bit of adivce, just plan for a long drive (after service) and give your car the feel of constant speed in case if you are doing the crowded city routes always.
@RGK i take the annasalai to Porur route, yes i did take a mileage test within city, will get a complete check during the service

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Forgot to mention, go through the service schedule for 20K servicing and make sure you get everything done as per the schedule, it might cost a bit more, but it is worth it!
THanks Anil, will do so. You mean the chart that takes about what to be done at every service right?
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Wanted to have USB connectivity since long time in my figo.
Obviously wont going to give 1200 just for USB Cable.
So made the DIY Cable. PinOut Diagram is given on last page of manual book.
Cost
USB Cable - 70 Rs.
Connector Pins ( used from Old fried SMPS) - 0 Rs.

PIN Color Function
1 White Data +

2 Black Ground

4 Red +5V

6 Green Data -

Make Sure you Insulate all 4 Pins with good insulation. I used Anchor Electrical Tape. it is important that Pins do not touch each other. and connectors on HU is very nearby from each other.
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