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Old 5th February 2012, 22:33   #6016
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Mate, can you please put up the details here about the process. I am sure it would come in handy at least as an information for all of us here.

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I already have watched this video and read about it in another forum. The process is quite messy. Attempt it and I might end up at F.A.S.S. to fix the wiring and losing my warranty. I would skip it. Thanks nonetheless
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Old 5th February 2012, 23:15   #6017
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The main thing would be the ground clearance. I travelled with 5 people on board through some steep speedbreakers in chennai. It did not scrape even once.
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I have gone through Streets with poor lighting and felt that the headlights give adequate illumination for my use.
Same here. May be Ford fixed them.

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I have seen many owners here in Goa installing 2 DIN touch screen players, i too have put a simple single DIN pioneer player in my Mom's 1.2 base version.
Thanks man. Just when I gave up, you encouraged me to search more and I finally found on another forum that there are loads of Figo owners with aftermarket stereos. Confidence boosted!

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In the diesel Figo, there is not much happening after about 3000rpm. It is irritating at times.
Yeah agree! So lifeless above 2,400 RPM. Ford could simply cap engine to 2,800 RPM and it would not make any difference. So annoying!

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Mate, can you please put up the details here about the process.
Edit (Off-Topic): Ford Figo official thread crosses 6,000 posts and 400 pages

I'm putting up my Figo's 3,100km within two days. Any idea where to post? Test-Drives & Initial Ownership Reports or Long-Term Ownership Reviews?

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Old 6th February 2012, 22:09   #6018
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Got my car back after 20k service on Saturday. After starting I immediately found the increase of engine noise (Anil's observation was right). I feel the engine makes raw sound. When checked with the senior technician, he said it was due to ECU upgrade and become normal after driving few kilometres..

I went for software upgrade on SA's recommendation eventhough I did not have any stalling. More about the service experience in my ownership thread.

My colleague did 10k service at Navi Mumbai on Sunday. The bill was 6800/- as he went for synthetic oil. He says the engine has become smooth after this service. He has completed 10k in a span of 5 months (car was bought on 15th Sept 2011) and says "absolutely fine and not even a small problem so far". Felt happy when heard.
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@RGK: This is true of all car service. The car generally comes back in a worse state than what you gave it in. I've noticed this in Alto, Honda City and Ford Figo and Fusion.
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^^ So basically, it would be best to avoid getting any sort of upgrades unless the stalling problem is being faced, right?
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Hey guys, my Figo's 3,200 km update thread is here. Check it out if you want to http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...e-summary.html (Ford Figo 1.2 petrol LXi 2011 - An exhaustive summary)

blackfire_9, you got the thread I promised

Regarding "worse state after service", it's yet to be seen what happens later. The ECU's data has been reset after being updated. It will take time for ECU to re-learn things and adjust accordingly. Comments are reserved till such users report more.
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@Devilscry: Does Figo have an adaptive ECU? IMO the ECU is calibrated and can only be remapped. It does not learn according to driving style, partial pressure of O2, fuel quality, etc.
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^^ So basically, it would be best to avoid getting any sort of upgrades unless the stalling problem is being faced, right?
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Regarding "worse state after service", it's yet to be seen what happens later. The ECU's data has been reset after being updated. It will take time for ECU to re-learn things and adjust accordingly. Comments are reserved till such users report more.
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@Devilscry: Does Figo have an adaptive ECU? IMO the ECU is calibrated and can only be remapped. It does not learn according to driving style, partial pressure of O2, fuel quality, etc.
It is not correct to say that upgrades should be avoided. The upgrade is a fix for stalling issue and should not harm the existing performance. In my case, the engine noise is felt more. In the new ECU software, the duration of open position of injectors are reduced. This is the info had from a technician.
Thought of driving more kms and take to the SC if it continues.

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Does Figo have an adaptive ECU? IMO the ECU is calibrated and can only be remapped. It does not learn according to driving style, partial pressure of O2, fuel quality, etc.
Sorry, I didn't mean like ECU is adaptive. I think ECU does job of balancing ignition timing between mileage and avoiding knocking. That would explain raw noise from the engine, right? I'm not very sure though.


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Has anyone ever used the 12V power socket in Figo? If yes then for what purpose? I'm thinking to use my phone + portable speakers which draws power from 12V socket. I don't want a full blown music system. What do you guys think?
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Sorry, I didn't mean like ECU is adaptive. I think ECU does job of balancing ignition timing between mileage and avoiding knocking. That would explain raw noise from the engine, right? I'm not very sure though.


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Has anyone ever used the 12V power socket in Figo? If yes then for what purpose? I'm thinking to use my phone + portable speakers which draws power from 12V socket. I don't want a full blown music system. What do you guys think?

My sister uses the 12V socket for her cellphone charger. I'm quite certain speakers can use it too provided you have the correct power accessories.

I believe the max. o/p current rating is 10A.



Regarding ECU being adaptive - I guess you guys are limiting yourself to Figo - is that correct? I think some do cars have adaptive controls that fit to drivers' style in the first few minutes of driving.
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My sister uses the 12V socket for her cellphone charger. I'm quite certain speakers can use it too provided you have the correct power accessories.

I believe the max. o/p current rating is 10A.
Sorry for stupid question but is the power AC or DC?

And, from where you got the wire and for how much? What's output port like? Are output ports a bunch of USB ports?
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Sorry for stupid question but is the power AC or DC?

And, from where you got the wire and for how much? What's output port like? Are output ports a bunch of USB ports?

The power is 12C DC, max 10A. It is in the car's manual I believe.

She has a Nokia charger - standard car charger accessory. For your speakers you just let the guy selling them to you know that you want to run those off the car's 12V "cigarette lighter" port and he should be able to give you a DC-DC downconverter. Most electronic equipment work off 5V DC.
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Thanks for putting up your ownership thread, it was detailed yet precise.

And yes, I did get the link. Thanks for that again

You have a PM.

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Hey guys, my Figo's 3,200 km update thread is here. Check it out if you want to http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...e-summary.html (Ford Figo 1.2 petrol LXi 2011 - An exhaustive summary)

blackfire_9, you got the thread I promised
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Regarding ECU being adaptive - I guess you guys are limiting yourself to Figo - is that correct? I think some do cars have adaptive controls that fit to drivers' style in the first few minutes of driving.
I think all cars in the sub 10L segment would have a fixed ECU. Spider makes a piggyback ECU which is adaptive. Not sure about the more expensive cars. Infact I don't think any stock ECU is adaptive including the big 3. Gurus advice.
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Sorry for stupid question but is the power AC or DC?

And, from where you got the wire and for how much? What's output port like? Are output ports a bunch of USB ports?
I use the 12V socket to charge my GPS. Initially i was apprehensive about using it,the reason being that everytime i connect the GPS charger to the 12V socket of my previous car (Ford Ikon),the Fuse blows. Tried it on a highway trip in the figo and it works just fine
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