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Old 3rd February 2020, 22:02   #91
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It is a best practice to run a warmed up Diesel engine at 3000+ rpm continuously for at least a minute once every 10-15 days if your car does not hit the highway regularly. Clears the exhaust system and prevents soot build up.
Think this is applicable to only bs6 diesels, with DPF fitted? Can you please confirm?
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Think this is applicable to only bs6 diesels, with DPF fitted? Can you please confirm?
This is a best practice, and something that I feel makes a difference on my BS4 diesel City as well as my BS2 2.6DI Scorpio. On BS6 diesels, this is certainly required. You need the exhaust to be at a high enough temperature and pressure continuously for a while to burn off the soot, and this won’t happen automatically in typically low speed Indian urban commutes. Users need to be careful about this or they will have the check engine light glowing.
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Old 5th February 2020, 17:30   #93
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Received this photo of DOC and DPF from a person attending the Auto Expo. It is meant for a 5L engine. Needless to say, its quite large!

Has anyone here got any photos like this one? I want to know details of its installation in the EcoSport as well.
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I hope you are aware of the work around that can be used in case you want Android auto or Apple carplay in your flyaudio system. No body should have to suffer having a mobile mount stuck to the dash after spending this much on a new car.
No. But can anyone share a link of the same. I need android auto because I have got very accustomed to this in my grand i10. I am planning to buy an ecosport but will go for the thunder edition if I can get Android auto on that even if it requires some effort if it's a permanent fix. I did find a few youtube videos.
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Did any one take a TD of the ford ecosport bs6 diesel btw? I have taken it and feel the punch missing compared to bs4. Drivability has improved though. Demanding some performance at 40 on 4th and 50 on 5th makes the engine lug. Not the case with bs4. Can anybody confirm?

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No. But can anyone share a link of the same. I need android auto because I have got very accustomed to this in my grand i10. I am planning to buy an ecosport but will go for the thunder edition if I can get Android auto on that even if it requires some effort if it's a permanent fix. I did find a few Youtube videos.
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Sorry sir. Even I have only the Youtube videos for reference. Will let you know if I see any detailed guides on it (though the Youtube videos seemed comprehensive enough).

My personal opinion is that the since the price diff between the two variants Thunder and S is less than 1Lakh and the additional features you get are amazing I would go for the S variant.

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Did any one take a TD of the ford ecosport bs6 diesel btw? I have taken it and feel the punch missing compared to bs4. Drivability has improved though. Demanding some performance at 40 on 4th and 50 on 5th makes the engine lug. Not the case with bs4. Can anybody confirm?
Did they improve anything else with respect to the BS4 version. For example, I have seen quite a few complaints about the clutch being too hard for city drives but I have driven only the pre-facelift version from Zoomcar. That had a really hard clutch after which I dropped plans for the Ecosport.
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My personal opinion is that the since the price diff between the two variants Thunder and S is less than 1Lakh and the additional features you get are amazing I would go for the S variant.
Yes. Have made my decision. S is the one to go for.

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Did they improve anything else with respect to the BS4 version. For example, I have seen quite a few complaints about the clutch being too hard for city drives but I have driven only the pre-facelift version from Zoomcar. That had a really hard clutch after which I dropped plans for the Ecosport.
No improvements. But the alloy design has changed with smaller wheels. Previous wheels were much much better IMHO in terms of looks. But Ford Ecosport being a driver focused car should have come with 5 lug nut setup like the Germans in the price range. Even the Brezza and Venue has a 5 lug nut setup. No wonder they are selling better. Ford should have added a cooled glove box too. Going to miss them.

Anyway this is a decision taken more with heart and less with head.
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I visited Ford to checkout BS-VI EcoSport. According to the SA, BS-VI prices have not been raised much at launch, but it is not sustainable. Ford is planning to remove Sync, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay from EcoSport soon.

SA further added, company is working on its own infotainment platform, which will save them cost. Once the platform is fully functional, above features would be deleted.
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I visited Ford to checkout BS-VI EcoSport. According to the SA, BS-VI prices have not been raised much at launch, but it is not sustainable. Ford is planning to remove Sync, Android Auto and Apple CarPlay from EcoSport soon.
Lower variants of EcoSport do not come with the Sync system. The Flyaudio system doesn't have Android auto and Apple car play.

What is there for them to remove? Or am I missing something ?
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Yes. Have made my decision. S is the one to go for.
Anyway this is a decision taken more with heart and less with head.
Great! The S variant has almost everything one would need.

So did you book the car?
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Great! The S variant has almost everything one would need.

So did you book the car?
Yes. I've book it last week. It's a Ford Ecosport Titanium 1.5 TDCi Canyon Ridge. Expected date of delivery is 15th March since the car was not in stock. Thanks for asking.
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I am planning to replace my 2014 Hyundai Elite i20 (petrol). Due to sluggish Hyundai petrol engine I am not keen on another Hyundai again. I had visited Hyundai showroom to check the Venue which has the 1.0 L option. But I have doubt on the 3 cylinder engine. Though Ecosport is also having 3L engine here.
Does any BHP-ian have tried both Venue SX+ AT and Ecosport titanium+ AT both?

I am in a pretty confused state to finalize the right compact SUV. My average running is less than average, but the Ecosport AT is having similar price to S variant Diesel.

Any suggestion from the group will help. :-)

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I am in a pretty confused state to finalize the right compact SUV. My average running is less than average, but the Ecosport AT is having similar price to S variant Diesel.

Any suggestion from the group will help. :-)

I own the Ecosport titanium at and it is a great car in all aspects except mileage. Mine gives me 6kmpl in the city and 8-9 on the highway. Also the pickup is ok for city but you’ll find it lacking on the highway. I'm sure the Venue should have better acceleration and hopefully better mileage. It might not have the build, suspension or rear seat comfort of Ecosport though..

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Does any BHP-ian have tried both Venue SX+ AT and Ecosport titanium+ AT both?
Did an extensive research and test drives on both last year and finally went for Venue SX+ in Nov 2019. The car runs like a charm. Gives me around 9-11kmpl in city and gave around 15-17kmpl on highway when I traveled to Hyderabad. It is well built, drives beautifully and the turbo engine is amazing.
Try driving both one after the other and decide for yourself.
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Not sure about Venue but I own a EcoSport T+ AT. Although I don't drive in bumper-to-bumper traffic often, the few times I did, I got 7-8km/l. If you drive in such conditions daily then you may want to strike off EcoSport from your list. On highway though I frequently registered 15-16km/l. I am somewhat sedate driver who occasionally pulls away.

On that note, why don't you consider smaller cars? They will deliver much better mileage. EcoSport is a heavy vehicle and on top of it has a TC gearbox so good mileage cannot be expected. But if you really like the SUV'ish look then EcoSport and Venue fit the bill perfectly.

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