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Old 24th April 2013, 16:14   #8101
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Guys, Is it possible to get the handbrake console (the one which comes in Titanium version) outside FORD ASC, (i.e) from any accessory shops? I have seen them in ASC but it was pricey ~3k.

I was actually planning to add Arm rest, to fix the arm rest this handbrake console is necessary it seems.
Hi Drive addict,

I have a titanium variant and i am unable to comprehend what this handbrake console is. Could you post a picture of the section without the handbrake console so that i can comprehend it better? If its available outside, it should be there on Gp road. Afaik, some people usually drill holes and attach the armrest directly. It should come close to 1/3rd the A.S.C's quoted cost but i would try finding it on G.P road since i have heard from my cousin that the people there literally have everything.

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Could you post a picture of the section without the handbrake console so that i can comprehend it better?
you will get an idea from the following pictures
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you will get an idea from the following pictures
Ah thanks for the pics DriveAddict! I think you mean the handbrake shroud. I think it should be available in G.P road.

Note: I will definitely take a look at my car and confirm. I haven't paid that much attention to it.
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you will get an idea from the following pictures
i know mfer-s cut corners to save cost, but i think ford went too far with this. I have never seen such a 'visible' botch-up. Its just a piece of hard plastic, why not chuck it in all variants - too bad !
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Is it possible to add adjustable head rests to the Figo rear seats? I'm considering the car but the lack of adjustable rear head rests bugs me more than the lack of power windows. :(
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Is it possible to add adjustable head rests to the Figo rear seats? I'm considering the car but the lack of adjustable rear head rests bugs me more than the lack of power windows. :(
If thats the ONLY concern, you can add it. It is possible and Koyas coimbatore had showcased it on their website. You can see they also add extra thigh support on seats.

Looks too good.

http://www.koyas.net/UpholsteryModels.aspx?modelid=77
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If thats the ONLY concern, you can add it. It is possible and Koyas coimbatore had showcased it on their website. You can see they also add extra thigh support on seats.

Looks too good.

http://www.koyas.net/UpholsteryModels.aspx?modelid=77
Thanks! That does look very good. Has anyone else got it done?
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I see my brake-fluid close to the low mark level. Can I add Motul's DOT 4 brake oil as top-up?
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I see my brake-fluid close to the low mark level. Can I add Motul's DOT 4 brake oil as top-up?
I think it should be OK to top-up with DOT-4 oil of any reputed brand. The specification says that it should be DOT-4, that's all. I had topped up mine with DOT-4 from Castrol. [DOT-4]

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What power steering oil does the Figo use? What specifications & which company manufactures oil close to these specs & grade?

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Changed the stock headlight bulbs with Osram Night breaker 60/55W. Haven't tested it while driving (throw & spread) but the light is surely 10-15% brighter and whiter. I am sure it would illuminate the road better than the stock bulbs. Also, the night breakers were tad smaller (the filament side) than the stock Halonix bulbs.

Will take the car tomorrow to a local mechanic to get the brake caliper rattling noise solved. He is expert in Maruti Cars but has assured that its a common problem in alto and swift etc and he would rectify the rattle easily in around 1 hour and it would not return back.
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...to a local mechanic to get the brake caliper rattling noise solved. He has assured that its a common problem in alto and swift etc and he would rectify the rattle easily in around 1 hour and it would not return back.
Thisis quite a common problem and is generally solved by placing shims.
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Thisis quite a common problem and is generally solved by placing shims.
I was tied up in some other work and will get it repaired tomorrow. Placing the shims won't create any problem in movement of caliper pins or any other braking problem?
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My car has done 27k in the 3 year period and did my 4th service (Earlier batch cars had 1st service at 2500kms).

I see a better mileage after that. I am able to hit ~17kmpl in the city. One of my friend who completed 4th service is able to clock 22kmpl on the highway at 100kmph.

Planning to do a long drive next month. Is this due to the Fuel Filter replacement?
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MRF zv2k on my figo TDCI ran ~14800 km got a little damage. Will this create any issue for a highway run? I'am planning to take it out for this weekend.

Is this damage affect the tire in long run?
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