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Old 27th April 2014, 20:14   #9256
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So I just picked up the figo. A 2012 titanium diesel. Any tips and tricks for a first time figo driver?
Being in Bangalore (from what I have heard) I can ask you to be cautious of gigantic speed breakers. A good read here (Art of taking Speed Breakers(humps) without scraping the belly.)

Else, nothing much. Car has been reliable & fuss free for me. Personally, I would advise a change of fluids at 7,500-8,000 instead of 10,000. After ~8,000 kms, engine feels gruff.
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Being in Bangalore (from what I have heard) I can ask you to be cautious of gigantic speed breakers. A good read here (Art of taking Speed Breakers(humps) without scraping the belly.)

Else, nothing much. Car has been reliable & fuss free for me. Personally, I would advise a change of fluids at 7,500-8,000 instead of 10,000. After ~8,000 kms, engine feels gruff.
Thanks man. What psi do you recommend? These are stock mrf zvts tyres. Been reading varying reports of 30 and 32. I usually drive alone. If I load up, will go up by 2 psi.
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So I just picked up the figo. A 2012 titanium diesel. Any tips and tricks for a first time figo driver?
Congratulations buddy! did you end up stealing it for 5L?

When was the last service carried out? If I were you I would change the engine oil, Oil filter and the cabin filter. All this at the F.A.S.S Shouldn't cost more than Rs - 2,000 - 2,500.
Keep the Tyre pressure between 30-32. Anything lower and your car might end up kissing the speed breakers.
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Thanks man. What psi do you recommend? These are stock mrf zvts tyres. Been reading varying reports of 30 and 32. I usually drive alone. If I load up, will go up by 2 psi.
Precisely. 28-30 if alone.

Frankly, I think psi is an overrated terminology. I casually get it checked & say the guy to keep it around 30's.
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Congratulations buddy! did you end up stealing it for 5L?

When was the last service carried out? If I were you I would change the engine oil, Oil filter and the cabin filter. All this at the F.A.S.S Shouldn't cost more than Rs - 2,000 - 2,500.
Keep the Tyre pressure between 30-32. Anything lower and your car might end up kissing the speed breakers.
No, thought I would be nice this time for a change.

What in the world is a cabin filter?
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No, thought I would be nice this time for a change.

What in the world is a cabin filter?
I am talking about one of these.
http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2...eplace-it.html

As you bought this car used, I suggest you change this filter too. A.S.S Will replace this for under Rs 400
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I am talking about one of these.
http://blogs.cars.com/kickingtires/2...eplace-it.html

As you bought this car used, I suggest you change this filter too. A.S.S Will replace this for under Rs 400
Ah the hvac filter :-) yeah, good.tip will get that changed too.
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Guys, does Ford A.S.S. offer just engine oil + filter change job? Or one has to do the full service only? If yes, how much does the it cost?

Is the engine oil filter available in the open market for Figo?
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@shipnil, I did only oil and filter change from the Ford Service center, because I wanted my first oil change at 5000 kms. So my regular service is without oil change.
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So I just picked up the figo. A 2012 titanium diesel. Any tips and tricks for a first time figo driver?
Congrats!

Adding a piece of advice: Do not rip the car on bad roads (you live in the potholed city). Figo is a pain on bad roads - be a bit gentle with her.

Tyre Pressure: I usually drive alone and keep 30-32, has served me well so far.

Taking care of the car: Figo has over sized bulges (wheel arches) take care while going through a narrow pass, overtaking etc.
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Taking care of the car: Figo has over sized bulges (wheel arches) take care while going through a narrow pass, overtaking etc.
Isnt this a little over the top? I am sure you will hit your OVRMs before you scrape your wheel arches?
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Isnt this a little over the top? I am sure you will hit your OVRMs before you scrape your wheel arches?
Absolutely not - I have found it the hard way What you say stands correct if you are going dead straight. But in Bangalore and slow moving traffic - you hardly ever do.

Let me quote a personal example:

I am on a 2 lane road and suddenly the tempo, who has been driving very well so far moves to the extreme right. I presume, he want to go straight, rather than take a left as 99% of the vehicles would do, so I inch ahead.

I am now almost half a car's length away from him, when he decides to go left. I move dangerously to the left and stop in time to avoid a bump. After a mini debate on what was he trying to do, the moment I inch ahead, I hear a squeaking sound of my wheel arches rubbing against his body!

If the arch was 'normal' you wouldn't have scraped it, but here I did. It was miniscule but still enough to warrant a Body Shop visit.
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In my Figo Titanium Diesel, I am experiencing ABS Light coming on/off for 3-4 times, and Audio going off and starting automatically. This happens once in 3-4 days just around 5 mins after starting the car. It doesn't persist everyday. Any advise on what could be the problem?

Also, once I observed reading light going on/off for 3-4 times after I stopped the car.

Has anyone in the group experienced this issue? Any advise?
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Some "issues" I've noted:

1. Steering feels tremendously heavy in the city even compared to my Scorpio. Is that normal?

2. Clutch feels quite heavy too compared to the Scorpio.

3. Bluetooth works for a minute after starting up and then collapses.

I am going to:

1. change the horns
2. replace the lights to a 90/100 kit (do you recommend changing the wiring harness as well - roots make);

At the Service center:
1. Change engine oil and filter
2. Replace air filter (do you recommend moving to a better filter - might get a RD box)
3. Replace the pollen/HVAC filter
4. Head to Madhu's for an alignment and rotation job.

Can folks recommend the best Service center for the Ford Figo in Bangalore and an SA they trust/have a relationship with who I could use? You could PM me their numbers so i could call them directly and have a word with them.

Wary of just walking into a center and talking to some dude.

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One more. Has anyone put the sump guard for their figo? How much does it cost from the service center vs outside? Is this a genuine ford accessory? Or a third party brand?
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