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Old 23rd November 2013, 11:48   #8776
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I am new to this board and have been spending the last couple of months generally reading through various threads etc. I notice that the Ford Figo seems to be quite popular with Team-BHP folk.

I do have one question about the Figo that I have not seen addressed anywhere here, even in the review threads posted by senior members: Why is there no demarkation of the Redline in a Figo instrument cluster?

There is a Red line all around the speedo and the tach, and I have no idea where the "Redline" for the car is. My experience with vehicles is that the higher values in a tach are clearly demarcated by the Redline (indicating the powerband of the engine). Whereas in the Figo, it looks like the entire range of the engine is in the powerband

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Woah! This i never noticed! I guess the Figo has an automatic rev limiter to protect the engine hence they haven't provided the red line! I might be wrong here as well, just taking a guess. Any other thoughts?
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Woah! This i never noticed! I guess the Figo has an automatic rev limiter to protect the engine hence they haven't provided the red line! I might be wrong here as well, just taking a guess. Any other thoughts?
Every car has automatic rev limiter, to protect the engine. As far as I know, redline is marked to make sure that, one doesn't drives in that room range for long, if done will cause serious damage to engine. In figo, I guess the engine doesn't rev above 5.1k, for diesel. But after 4k there is hardly any power, only sound.
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Old 23rd November 2013, 21:44   #8778
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Hmm... Looks like I made a huge booboo in my post when I said that the redline indicates the powerband! My apologies.

Luckily for me, I caught my mistake before others did and ridiculed me for it.

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Hmm... Looks like I made a huge booboo in my post when I said that the redline indicates the powerband! My apologies.

Luckily for me, I caught my mistake before others did and ridiculed me for it.

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Believe me when i say this, nobody ridicules anyone here, we all learn by making mistakes. I had made a booboo as well, suggesting a member to lug his vehicle in all gears all because of a typo. Also, if you mean the demarcation for the red line isn't present i understand your point. As Sameer pointed out, all modern cars have a rev limiter to cut off fuel when the engine tries to race past the limit.

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Ford have introduced a new colour for Figo.
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Had gone for a drive to lonavala today and experienced a strange thing with my 1.2 Titanium Figo:
- Was cruising at around 100kph-5th gear on the expressway, reached the ghat section so had to shift down to 4th. The car kept losing speed so thought the slope must be steep and down shifted to 3rd, strangely the car still kept losing speed and felt out of breath! Eventually I had to shift to 2nd to gain some momentum!
- I've done around 17k kms on my Figo and this is the first time this has happened to me.
- I know the petrol Figo doesn't have that much power but my concern is that I've been on the same route multiple times in the past but have never experienced this!
- Is this a once-off scenario or is this an indication of a possible issue?
- I haven't experienced any other abnormalities with the car and it runs beautifully - just returned from the Lonavala drive - 200+kms of nice drive!
HELP!
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Hello BHP'ians!
Had gone for a drive to lonavala today and experienced a strange thing with my 1.2 Titanium Figo:
- Was cruising at around 100kph-5th gear on the expressway, reached the ghat section so had to shift down to 4th. The car kept losing speed so thought the slope must be steep and down shifted to 3rd, strangely the car still kept losing speed and felt out of breath! Eventually I had to shift to 2nd to gain some momentum!
- I've done around 17k kms on my Figo and this is the first time this has happened to me.
- I know the petrol Figo doesn't have that much power but my concern is that I've been on the same route multiple times in the past but have never experienced this!
- Is this a once-off scenario or is this an indication of a possible issue?
- I haven't experienced any other abnormalities with the car and it runs beautifully - just returned from the Lonavala drive - 200+kms of nice drive!
HELP!
Was it a steep ghat section? If so, shifting down to 2nd gear makes perfect sense.
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Ford have introduced a new colour for Figo.
That's a lovely colour and I would have definitely gone for this had it been available in July. It looks like they have added a chrome window beading as well.

Is there any other feature addition / deletion that you are aware of ?
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Ford have introduced a new colour for Figo.
Looks very nice. The website is not updated though.

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It looks like they have added a chrome window beading as well.
Don't think its chrome. Looks like a reflection
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It looks like they have added a chrome window beading as well.
Hi, its not chrome window beadings. it is the light reflection as the pic was taken inside the showroom.

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Is there any other feature addition / deletion that you are aware of ?
No addition / deletion, it is just a new colour to the present Figo.

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Looks very nice. The website is not updated though.
It is because, Ford have just introduced this colour. Most probably it will be available from january only.
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Was it a steep ghat section? If so, shifting down to 2nd gear makes perfect sense.
The slope at the beginning if the ghat section on the Mum-Pune expressway isn't that steep IMO. I've been through that section multiple times in the past and this is the first time this has happened.

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Was the car loaded? With 4-5 on board, the 1.2 get more underpowered and a ghat section will call for 2-3rd gear depending on the grade and is made worse by the AC.
You should also keep in mind, the car is a bit heavy too for a 71bhp engine.
To enjoy this car, the engjne needs to be revvd and turn off the AC.
1. The car wasn't loaded, we were just two.
2. I realize the 1.2 isn't as powerful, but like I mentioned, this is the first ever time this has happened in my 1.5 yrs of owning the figo!

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Ford have introduced a new colour for Figo.
Same here, would have gone for this color if it was available back then. I dont recollect any other Ford models with this color. Probably it will come out with the Ecosport as well.

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Hello BHP'ians!
Had gone for a drive to lonavala today and experienced a strange thing with my 1.2 Titanium Figo:
- Was cruising at around 100kph-5th gear on the expressway, reached the ghat section
HELP!
Was the car loaded? With 4-5 on board, the 1.2 get more underpowered and a ghat section will call for 2-3rd gear depending on the grade and is made worse by the AC.
You should also keep in mind, the car is a bit heavy too for a 71bhp engine.

To enjoy this car, the engjne needs to be revvd and turn off the AC.
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The slope at the beginning if the ghat section on the Mum-Pune expressway isn't that steep IMO. I've been through that section multiple times in the past and this is the first time this has happened.



1. The car wasn't loaded, we were just two.
2. I realize the 1.2 isn't as powerful, but like I mentioned, this is the first ever time this has happened in my 1.5 yrs of owning the figo!
Then it sounds like something else. Does engine rev freely in neutral? Do check all the filters, air, fuel.
Was the AC running at this time did turning it off make any difference?
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Then it sounds like something else. Does engine rev freely in neutral? Do check all the filters, air, fuel.
Was the AC running at this time did turning it off make any difference?
The engine does rev freely otherwise, no problems whatsoever! That's the strange thing! I wonder what happened! I'll get the air-filter checked.
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The engine does rev freely otherwise, no problems whatsoever! That's the strange thing! I wonder what happened! I'll get the air-filter checked.
Yeah. I was about to tell you that. Could just be a one off issue, hopefully.
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