The Pony Car - Ford Fiesta 1.6 SXi 2009 (Pre-Tamed Beast)


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August 2020 - Installing (back the original) air filter

New stock air filter (details in previous post)

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Old Opel filter installed by the stupid garage. See how bad it is with deformed pleats trying to squeeze into where it didn't belong to.

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Dimension comparison. Clearly shows how "effective" the filter was and self-explanatory why the throttle body got clogged and the car was doomed.

Length-wise.

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Width-wise.

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Height-wise.

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Air filter box. Dismantling air filter box.

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New filter in. A strip of glue holds the pleats in place.

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September 2020: More Goodies

Oil change was pending by date, but not kilometers. Currently, running on Total Quartz 7000 semi synthetic, which was already under-filled by the screw-up garage. Wanted to try fully synthetic this time. Checked for options and zeroed upon affordable synthetics, Shell HX8, Castrol Magnatec Start-Stop, Mobil Super 3000. Due to the pandemic shortage, none of these were available locally either in required grade or volume. Not even Motul semi-synthetics (plan B). Amazon/Flipkart wasn't delivering that time due to lockdown complications. Available options were some Servos, Gulf, Reliance, etc. @vishnu vichu always went head over heels when it comes Shell Helix Ultra, which was available, but was beyond budget, but there comes the discount, and we got for Amazonish pricing, still budget had to be extended by 30%. Bought from Ex-Jawan Lubricant Centre.

Ford recommends both 5W30 and 10W30. Ford is not so friendly when it comes about publishing the equivalent standards. Their standards were WSS-M2C923-A1 or WSS-M2C913-B. Eating through the whole Google didn't yield anything positive. As usual bought a different grade [lol]. Most of the enthusiastic 1.6 users use this and are super happy about it.

Shell Helix Ultra 5W40, 4 litre can. MRP ₹ 4980.00. Got for ₹3200.00. (₹800.00/litre)

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Fly like a Ferrari [evil]

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API SN. ACEA A3/B4.

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Ford 1.6 have a sump capacity of 4.1 litres and the 100 ml was the pain in the arse. Had to buy another litre. 3.5+1 L combo would've been better, but no luck. MRP was ₹1245.00. Got for ₹930.00.

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Bought a generic belt wrench for oil filter. DIY this time. Got from Karthik Hardwares in Powerhouse Road, the shop from where I bought my first wrench some 10-12 years back. Tried most of the cup wrenches available there and none suited the Ford filter. Picked the belt wrench instead. It was like ₹200 or something. Suits 40-160 mm diameter.

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September 2020 - Oil Change Time

Rain as always.

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Jacked up the car. Used hydraulic for ease of jacking and supported with scissor jack.

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Spread sheets to keep it clean.

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And my custom oil pan.

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Drain bolt. Sits behind the sump.

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Oil filter sits behind the radiator. Seems the oil filter was raped by the garage. Installed by the same idiots who installed Opel Corsa air filter in Pony and screwed up oil filter and drain bolt in Estilo aka the Travancore Motors.

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Keeping that in mind, first checked whether these can be removed before draining so that in case of screw up 2.0, the car can be driven to some garage. Oil filter loosened up, but was super tight and crumbled up on pressure.

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Drain bolt was 13 mm. As expected, it was super tight and not budging a bit and head starts deforming. Stopped it then and there and declared it another screw up by the stupid garage.

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Took it to our Chevy guy, and he said he would try and in the worst case scenario have to cut it open. So, have to procure new drain bolt before giving it to him.
 
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September 2020 - Little Trees

Bought two, one for Pony, one for Skids. Wonderful wastage of money. Didn't last a day with AC. Earlier it used to last a week to a month.

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₹150.00/each from Car Park.

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Some scratching revealed original MRP to be ₹109.00. Daylight robbery.

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But always fond of that hanging tree.

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Bought the drain bolt from Focuz Parts Mart. They gave an Allen bolt type instead of the hex bolt type insisting that would fit, but didn't. Returned it almost a month later with no hope of acceptance, but they accepted it back, kudos for that. That was a Ford genuine part.
 
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I used to go to this accessory shop, but have to say these days the dealings and workmanship has been a hit or miss. Check online price of the product, mostly they keep the product a bit higher citing incl all taxes[frustration]
I know that guy for over 15 years, how he badmouths about other shops and sold us fake Kenwood HU [lol] One of our old active TAI'ians always vouched that shop and their quality of job, made us argue [gun]I go there only for buying STP products (which luckily is sold for MRP, but not at Amazon prices) and once these Little Trees caught my attention, started going there only for that in that tricky traffic block. Bought MDF parcel tray for Beat from there, such things are of good quality there.

Tax is the biggest comedy there. 41% tax for my perfume then [frustration]
 
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