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Old 19th April 2010, 20:24   #16
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@yamaha100 : Did you get the answers to your questions?
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Please find the answers in bold in the quoted text.
Mustang thanks for your prompt responses !!

1. Yes i check the FE, full tank to full tank auto-stop
2. I wanted to know just the engine weight not the complete car weight. I would also like to know the engine weights of maruti K-series 1.2 and maruti DDiS
3. Please let me know when to expect the Figo accessories?
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Mustang thanks for your prompt responses !!

1. Yes i check the FE, full tank to full tank auto-stop
2. I wanted to know just the engine weight not the complete car weight. I would also like to know the engine weights of maruti K-series 1.2 and maruti DDiS
3. Please let me know when to expect the Figo accessories?
The engine weight of the TDCi engine is 98 kgs & i dont remember the petrol engine's weight but it is definitely less than the TDCi.

I cant comment on the maruti engines

Figo accessories are now available in showrooms though all of them are not available.
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Old 19th April 2010, 20:40   #19
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Thanks Mustang.

1. As per ford's internal testing can you please the FE of Fiesta, Fusion, Ikon, Figo TDCi in city and highway?

2. One road was getting asaphalted and some tar got spilled on to my new figo :( not big patches, but just thin lines but still pierces my heart. any suggestion of how to remove tar from the body without damaging the paint.

3. What tyre pressure do u suggest for front/rear with 3 adults on board for bangalore (lot of speed breakers) and i drive sedately not exceeding 50 kmph in city and 80 kmph on highways.

4. in the a/c inside circulation, will the figo automatically fetch some fresh air or should i have to get outside air once in a while, if so how frequently should i do it.

5. My car has underscraped in bangalore 4-5 times at slow speeds <20kmph, any idea where does it scrape and what type of damages to expect?

6. Is there any chance that ford can increase the ground clearance of my figo? it hurts very bad to hear the scraping sound.....trust me especially when its sooooo new.

7. ford cust care has no clue about the TMP pricing and the 4th year additional warranty. can we atleast know when to expect these? the more the delay, more suspicion in customers mind.

8. What is the expected Engine life of TDCi and DDiS as per your knowledge (in terms of number of kilometers).

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Q1. As per ford's internal testing can you please the FE of Fiesta, Fusion, Ikon, Figo TDCi in city and highway?

A1 - We get a variety of FE figures from 10 km/l to above 30 km/l on tdci engines but the ikon tdci gives the most FE.


Q2. One road was getting asaphalted and some tar got spilled on to my new figo :( not big patches, but just thin lines but still pierces my heart. any suggestion of how to remove tar from the body without damaging the paint.

A2 - No idea, Dont try to scrape it though.


Q3. What tyre pressure do u suggest for front/rear with 3 adults on board for bangalore (lot of speed breakers) and i drive sedately not exceeding 50 kmph in city and 80 kmph on highways.

A3 - Get 34 in front & 32 in the rear.


Q4. in the a/c inside circulation, will the figo automatically fetch some fresh air or should i have to get outside air once in a while, if so how frequently should i do it.

A4 No idea about AC technical issues.


Q5. My car has underscraped in bangalore 4-5 times at slow speeds <20kmph, any idea where does it scrape and what type of damages to expect?

A5 It scrapes the protective underbelly sheet under the figo & sometimes also the exhaust. In the long run, It will cause your exhaust to open wide & make a roaring sound.

I advise you to get anti rust treatment done on the underbelly of the car & your exhaust will last much longer (>1.5 times)


Q6. Is there any chance that ford can increase the ground clearance of my figo? it hurts very bad to hear the scraping sound.....trust me especially when its sooooo new.[/quote]

A6 Ford will not do it & if you get it done outside, like get stiffer springs etc. then you will lose your warranty.

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2. One road was getting asaphalted and some tar got spilled on to my new figo :( not big patches, but just thin lines but still pierces my heart. any suggestion of how to remove tar from the body without damaging the paint.
This is a tricky one. Don't try any DIYs. Take it to the service center. They have access to 3M and Waxoyl technicians who will know what to do. Or better still, go to an independent 3M authorized outfit if there is one in your city.

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4. in the a/c inside circulation, will the figo automatically fetch some fresh air or should i have to get outside air once in a while, if so how frequently should i do it.
No, it will not fetch air from outside if recirculate mode is on. I have never switched off the recirculate mode as one will get only exhaust fumes from outside. If you are in some nice deserted hilly place, then you can probably open the vents for a change.

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Mustang thanks for 6 responses, pls reply to these two questions too

7. ford cust care has no clue about the TMP pricing and the 4th year additional warranty. can we atleast know when to expect these? the more the delay, more suspicion in customers mind.

8. What is the expected Engine life of TDCi and DDiS as per your knowledge (in terms of number of kilometers).
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7. ford cust care has no clue about the TMP pricing and the 4th year additional warranty. can we atleast know when to expect these? the more the delay, more suspicion in customers mind.

The customer care deals with complaints so thats why they dont have a clue regarding sales etc. I dont think there will be a 4th year warranty due to the VFM factor, The total maintenance plan will however be available soon, Dont know the dates though



8. What is the expected Engine life of TDCi and DDiS as per your knowledge (in terms of number of kilometers)

We drove the Figo TDCi continuously for about 16-20 hours a day during testing & drove around 3 lakh kms in one of the prototypes, We did get regular servicing done up & the engine did not show any sign of wear on the 3 lakh km prototype, so i guess if you get servicing regularly, it will last you for more than 3 lakh kms atleast without any engine work <------- Verified by me
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7. ford cust care has no clue about the TMP pricing and the 4th year additional warranty. can we atleast know when to expect these? the more the delay, more suspicion in customers mind.

The customer care deals with complaints so thats why they dont have a clue regarding sales etc. I dont think there will be a 4th year warranty due to the VFM factor, The total maintenance plan will however be available soon, Dont know the dates though
I guess on the contrary 4th year warranty will show that Ford themselves trust the car to be more reliable, marutis/hyundais offer this so i guess ford should not fall behind, i dont mind paying another 4k like most other maruti/hyundai customers.

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8. What is the expected Engine life of TDCi and DDiS as per your knowledge (in terms of number of kilometers)

We drove the Figo TDCi continuously for about 16-20 hours a day during testing & drove around 3 lakh kms in one of the prototypes, We did get regular servicing done up & the engine did not show any sign of wear on the 3 lakh km prototype, so i guess if you get servicing regularly, it will last you for more than 3 lakh kms atleast without any engine work <------- Verified by me
This is amazing, if someone throw some light on DDiS engine life would be good to know.
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2. One road was getting asaphalted and some tar got spilled on to my new figo :( not big patches, but just thin lines but still pierces my heart. any suggestion of how to remove tar from the body without damaging the paint.
Just in case you are adventurous enough to try some DIY stuff..checkout the following sites:
How to Remove Road Tar From Car Paint | eHow.com
Car Detailing : How to Remove Road Tar From Car Paint auto detailing

Kerosene/Peanut butter is something which are readily avlbl and can be tried out. I have tried peanut butter, though the tar sticking near the bottom portions were like tiny spots..thick deposits may not be removed.

Remember to try out in a very small portion before doing it all over though.
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I think the tar marks can be removed with Diesel. Just give it a try on a small patch first.
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I think the tar marks can be removed with Diesel. Just give it a try on a small patch first.
Gilead,Sanjay,Thomas,

Thanks for you suggestions, i guess i will go to the service center whenever possible and ask them to try out the tricks you mentioned, starting off with diesel hope it works.

BTW do you folks know how to change the 'subject line' of this thread which i started?
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BTW do you folks know how to change the 'subject line' of this thread which i started?
Just send a message to the Mods.
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Diesel is the best option. As said by others do for a small patch and try others. Try car wash liquids like Amway. Not tried car wash liquids for tar, but works out well for bird droppings.
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/\ +1. Diesel is the best DIY option. Just let the tear speck soak in the diesel for a while and then try gently wiping away the spot. If the spot still remains stubborn, contact the service people or a pait shop specialist
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