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Old 1st October 2010, 12:37   #121
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Thanks sriku for your excellent guidance. I will update on Monday once I take the vehicle to the workshop.
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Old 4th October 2010, 18:29   #122
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Just a small update about my engine noise observation at Service Centre which i have posted in
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...eview-220.html

<<<The service managers, supervisor, the technician were all kind and responded quickly. They were courteous but I feel the problem is not still identified.>>>>

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Old 5th October 2010, 12:00   #123
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Pursue this issue until you are satisfied. However, keep a note of all the work gone into resolving this issue, and send all of it in a letter to the regional Ford office. If push comes to shove, insist that the plant take back the vehicle for a thorough QC to identify and resolve the issue.

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Old 8th October 2010, 08:48   #124
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Pursue this issue until you are satisfied. However, keep a note of all the work gone into resolving this issue, and send all of it in a letter to the regional Ford office. If push comes to shove, insist that the plant take back the vehicle for a thorough QC to identify and resolve the issue.

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Thanks Shri. As per MPL ford advice they have asked to change the fuel from BP to IOCL (I was using IOCL) and see. Let me do that and take forward. Had a call with ford customer care yesterday and have told them to keep my ticket open until it is resolved. told I am ready to give the vehicle for complete testing and QC.
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Was busy in other official committments. Updated IOCL diesel. Need to drive for a small long drive and check the noise of the engine. I am not still clear how changing diesel from different vendor vary engine noise. Anyhow let me check as per MPL ford advice.

Noted these things.
1. Engine oil level was 2.5 mm less from the top position
2. Black smoke during high eng revs at idle ( some regular diesel owners say black smoke while rev more in idle and also not advisable)
3. Change in engine noise.
4. Water droplets are seen near bonnet lever on the left side if water is sprayed hard near left side windshield and tabletop.

If I corelate this things, i smell something seriously bad. But some say not to predict anything now and let ford diagnose and give their observation. So planning to note engine oil after every drive. To fill up IOCL fuel regularly.
Unfortunately I do not have time till Nov 3rd week to seriously focus on the vehicle.
Let me see
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RGK,
how many KM has your car done? Mine is about to cross 7000. I too have a slight leak when it rains
Need to check this properly when I get some time.
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Old 23rd October 2010, 21:29   #127
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Mine exactly done 5400 as of today. I donot have leak when it rains, but when I spray water using a hose pipe on the left side of the bottom corner of the win dshield glass and the table top, i see water droplets inside at the bonnet lever. I need to take up this to the Service centre and demonstrate.. No doubt even new car is irritating...
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Old 26th October 2010, 20:37   #128
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Car has done 5350km. Just see the oil level in the stick
I see a considerable decrease of the oil level. The first service with oil change was done at 2600km. The car has done 2750kms after that.
change in engine noise and more oil consumption do indicate some fault in the engine. I may be wrong. Engine experts especially diesel engine can throw some light.
Planning to take the car this weekend to the service centre.
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Default Raining inside Figo & Engine oil

Just taken the oil level before diwali
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Was the car parked for almost the same time before both checks?
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RGK,
Thats quite a drop in the oil level compared to the first photo. How many KMs did you cover after taking the first photo?

My car doesn't drink oil. It will be best if some diesel Figo owner checks and reports back about their car.

I also see that your oil is black in color. The oil in my car still looks fresh and new. Does it still have its viscosity ?
Give me a day I will post a picture of the oil stick in my car.

But to be on the safer side get the engine checked.
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I also see that your oil is black in color. The oil in my car still looks fresh and new. Does it still have its viscosity ?
Engine oil for Diesel engines become blackish in a matter of few kilometers compared to the petrol ones which looks fresh for a very long time, I don't know the exact reason though. Also I've noticed the diesel oil becoming lot thinner compared to the viscous petrol oil.
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Due to some internet problems I could not give the complete details in my previous posts

About oil level:

-Both taken after parking at the same level (same parking place - horizontal cement surface)
-Both photos taken after parking overnight where all the oil drain in the oil tank
-The km driven was approximately around 500kms. The odo was around 5900 km
- Ford customer care replied to my questions about oil level consumptions - Told to refer page 76 in the manual. It says that oil consumption will stabilise after 5000kms or 3000 miles. So they told not to worry.
- I planned for a long drive (700kms in one and half days) after diwali. So enquired the SC, they told not to worry and go ahead.
- Regarding the color all oils in diesel engines (as jayded mentioned) will become black. The usage of oil can be identified if we touch and squeeze it should become white or colorless and not black. So it was not black. But need to clarify again with SC.
- Regarding viscosity it is not so thick as new oil.

Long drive and Frustration

-Drove to Trichy and back next day after diwali
-4 adults
-Full A/c kept at speed 2
-Nitrogen topped at 34 in front and 39 in rear
-First time crossed 80 km after buying figo. My substitute driver already drove at 110 after completing 4300km.
- Drove between 110 - 120 constantly. Touched 130 some times, but never came back below 110.
-Engine noise and tyre noise more ( i could not identify which is more)
-Braking effect is not that much efficient as in Titanium when drove during test drives. Due to ABS and bigger brake drums/discs it was very good.
So it is better go to Titanium.

-While returning back on Sunday, started early at 6.30 am due to cyclone warning.
-After 50km of drive, rain started heavily
-The remaining 250kms was driven at heavy rain continuously
- Drove between 100-110km.
- Better road grip felt through out. Did not reduce speed at curves. NH45 was very well built

Due to windshield change, water started pouring inside on the top left.
My cousin sitting hold a cloth and when it becomes wet, he will squeeze outside and again hold. It was big frustration for me and embarrassing. Photos will show from where the water droplets started coming from.
-carpet mat and floor mat at the left side became totally wet.
Extremely upset on the shabby work done by SC.

Sent a harsh mail to Ford CC and took my car to body shop
But the Service person who did the work was nice and courteous and told to leave the car immediately and left to office
They found the paste (sealant) had gaps on the top and water started coming inside from top as well as through bonnet lever.
-Filled the sealant and did a shower test
- Car handed over to me in the evening giving assurance of work
- Gave the feed back and told it was under observation
Bit relieved regarding water leak. Need to take to Mechanic side on Thursday.
Got a call from the service centre to bring the vehicle regarding engine noise and oil level.

All are upset in my family that I need to take my car regularly to service centre for these kind of issues.
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RGK,

With tyre pressure at 34 and 39, don't you feel any difference in the steering? I feel it becomes a bit heavier when I have more pressure. I am now satisfied with 32-32. Earlier I had made it 36 in front and 34 in rear and I felt heaviness in steering.
Did you try 32-32 anytime?
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With tyre pressure at 34 and 39, don't you feel any difference in the steering? I feel it becomes a bit heavier when I have more pressure. I am now satisfied with 32-32. Earlier I had made it 36 in front and 34 in rear and I felt heaviness in steering.
Did you try 32-32 anytime?
I do not feel any major difference except loosing the softness of the tires.
You have done ulta as front should be bit lesser than the rear.
Anyhow let me try keeping the same amount in both front and rear. Will do next time top up and I use nitrogen
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