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Old 6th September 2020, 22:37   #10966
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Recently serviced my Figo TDCi with Ford ASS. 90000kms servicing.
Power steering hose was leaking which was replaced. Rs 6500. Gear cable replaced Rs 800.
Service advisor said work needs to be done on gear box mount and front suspension as there is slight noise. But as he said it can be delayed, so will see in next servicing. I have always serviced it with Ford. However no one has advised me to replace timing belt.
Even my daughter's Figo tdci will complete 8 years next month, and has munched over 80200 kms. Nobody told us to change the timing belt, but i think i will do it next year when the service is carried out around June.

The gear box mounting bush seems to be hogwash. FASS kept suggesting that I change it over the past 4 years, but i have not done it so far. I've not faced any issue with the gears so far--no vibrations or sounds that could be caused by it.
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My car has had a under carriage hit and the gearbox body / bed is damaged (broken off to be precise? / sheared off). Yet to take the car for repair as the battery is dead as well (could not take it because of lockdown + work kept me held up.. and car was not really needed all this while).

It is a Figo 1.4 TDCi model from 2013. Attached is picture of the damage, taken from under the car.

Wanted to know how much does the gearbox bed/body cost? Any other tips on how to get this fixed?
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My car has had a under carriage hit and the gearbox body / bed is damaged (broken off to be precise? / sheared off)......Wanted to know how much does the gearbox bed/body cost? Any other tips on how to get this fixed?
My cousin took it some place (to his known mechanic contact) and got it fixed. I don't have details of what was all done, but the car now rides extremely well. Much better than how the car used to feel when it is fresh out of service (with oil change etc). Have decided to stick to my cousin to get any car work done in the future
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Old 29th September 2020, 11:18   #10969
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Hi All, seeking opinion on what could be possible reasons for engine vibrations. I drive a 2012 November Figo, done 1.17 Lakh so far. Recently at idling particularly at traffic signals, there is a pretty strong vibration coming from engine which is really felt inside the cabin. It usually comes after running a few kilometers and with AC on it is a bit on the higher side. Without AC also I have noticed the vibrations albeit a little low in intensity. The vibrations last a few seconds, then returns after 10 seconds or so. At running engine behaves fine.

Could this be due to any timing belt related issues as it is close to the timeline of getting replaced?

Thanks.

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Hi All, seeking opinion on what could be possible reasons for engine vibrations. I drive a 2012 November Figo, done 1.17 Lakh so far. Recently at idling particularly at traffic signals, there is a pretty strong vibration coming from engine which is really felt inside the cabin. It usually comes after running a few kilometers and with AC on it is a bit on the higher side. Without AC also I have noticed the vibrations albeit a little low in intensity. The vibrations last a few seconds, then returns after 10 seconds or so. At running engine behaves fine.

Could this be due to any timing belt related issues as it is close to the timeline of getting replaced?

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I suspect one of the engine/transmission mounts may have gotten worn out.
SVC/FNG mechanics may refer to this as engine/gearbox bedding.


In case of timing belt, if you say it's nearing its EOL, best to change it as well.
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I suspect one of the engine/transmission mounts may have gotten worn out.
SVC/FNG mechanics may refer to this as engine/gearbox bedding.


In case of timing belt, if you say it's nearing its EOL, best to change it as well.
Thanks for the input sir. Surely immediate priority will be to check on mounts as well as replacement of timing belt.
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My 2013 Figo (Petrol) is due for a suspension overhaul. Mileage is currently at 73K.

There was some noise from the front suspension and I took it to a FNG nearby. He drove the car for 5 min, put it up on a lift and said that both the from suspension and stabilizer bars need to be changed, along with their bushes.

Estimate was close to 10K. Here's the split up:
- Front shockers 1800 X 2
- Front shocker bushes 960 X 2
- Balancer link rod/Stabilizer link 1000 X 2
- Balancer / Stabilizer bushes 350 X 2
- Labour 1800

I was checking Boodmo for these parts and found Ford's OEM stabilizer link rod for 1000 rupees.

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There was a cheaper option from Rane.

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Questions / Doubts:

- Is this part from Rane really compatible? It says yes under the vehicle compatibility section, and they look very similar to the OEM one.
- Have any of the forum members gone with such aftermarket parts. If so, how was your experience?
- Rane is a reputed company I agree. Can their parts be as trustworthy as Ford's OEM parts?
- Regarding the front shock absorbers and bushes, have any of you gone for aftermarket brands?
- For the Boodmo experts out there - I'm unable to locate the compatible shock absorbers/bushes. Please help if you can.

I love the Figo for its mechanical purity and brilliant chassis. I intend to keep the car for at least the next 7 years, if not more.
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Thanks for the input sir. Surely immediate priority will be to check on mounts as well as replacement of timing belt.
If mounts ( engine and gear bedding) are worn out, shudder is more prominant when you turnoff the engine.

Also get the injectors checked. This also leads to tic tic sound and rough engine sometimes.
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I love the Figo for its mechanical purity and brilliant chassis. I intend to keep the car for at least the next 7 years, if not more.
Same feeling here .

Since you intend to keep the car for long, get these from ford service center and ask you FNG to fix them. Wont be much of cost difference.
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I was checking Boodmo for these parts and found Ford's OEM stabilizer link rod for 1000 rupees.
There was a cheaper option from Rane.
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Since you intend to keep the car for long, get these from ford service center and ask you FNG to fix them. Wont be much of cost difference.

+1 to what HTC has suggested, since you're planning on retaining the car for a long period. I too would suggest taking the OEM part route. Both will work fine, but where the difference may lie is for eg. while the OEM part might be good for 5 years, the aftermarket one may only be good for 1 or 2. That's quite a big difference in price.
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