2019 Ford Ecosport Titanium 1.5 TDCi - Canyon Ridge


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September 2021 - Center Arm Rest Fix

The arm rest was not opening properly and was pushing the back panel out. Removed the back panel, which came off with prying.

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One of the hinges has seized and jammed and broke the notch holding the screw.

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Removed and stuck it back, just a drop of superglue. SVC would have replaced the whole armrest (or at least that part if it is available as a child part).

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Installed. Lubed the hinges to prevent seizing again.

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Antenna for sensing the key. This will detect a dead key (with low or no battery) when placed inside the glove box.

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All done.

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November 2021 - 30000 Periodical Service

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Rotation done with spare wheel. Two-year 30k run MRF.

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First service since Ford's exit and VAS started intruding in the bill. Wash and vacuum used to be part of the periodical service. There goes a 3M blah-blah pack for a grand. Wiper blades were replaced by them 6 months back and replaced once again. Surprisingly, there was 20% off on wheel alignment and balancing. Dealer was Harry Ford.

Bill split up:

Parts:


Engine Oil 5W30 - ₹ 309.16 x 4
Fuel Filter Kit - AV6Z9155B - ₹ 1,131.24
Oil Filter - 2S6Z6731D - ₹ 146.82
Drain Plug Gasket - 2S6Z6734B - ₹ 42.65
Wiper Blade RH - K2MZ17528A - ₹ 282.81
Wiper Blade LH - K2MZ17528B - ₹ 244.09
Brake Light Bulb 21/5W - 81AZ13466A - ₹ 99.19
Weight - 6R331040AA0010 - ₹ 29.75 x 4
Windscreen Washer Fluid - 1216529 - ₹ 58.54

Parts Total - ₹ 3361.00

Labour:


30000 km Periodic Service - A10530000 - ₹ 2,614.88
Interior Enrichment - 3M VAS-008 - ₹ 1,121.00
Wheel Alignment - ₹ 610.00 (₹ 120.00 discount)
Wheel Balancing - ₹ 488.00 (₹ 108.00 discount)

Labour Total - ₹ 4,762.00

Total - ₹ 8,123.00 (inclusive of tax)


Took PUC for the first time [lol]. BS4 with one year validity,
 
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March 2022 - Perks of Servicing at Authorized Service Center

Heard a rattling sound when I started the car and it remained in idling, but disappeared on throttling. Thought it would be some engine trouble and umpteen negative thoughts scrolled through my mind. Popped the hood and found a clamp stuck on the side of the engine.

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Took it out.

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Clamp for mounting engine cover. Indian version never got the engine cover, but Ford retained the clamp. Global Fiesta had the cover and seen some swaps.

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It sat over the fuel filter. Replaced the fuel filter last service and the morons did the magic. Either didn't install the bolts or didn't tighten it or, worse case, might have dropped the clamp and forgot about it.

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Fresh stock of flange nuts and bolts bought recently.

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Needed three 10-mm bolts, means three were missing. Even a properly tightened single bolt would have retained the clamp in position.

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Installed back.

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5k km and 4 months from date of service.

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Quick wash for a trip.

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Return of trip, there was another rattling noise. Took back to Harry Ford and they found something else on the bottom cover, which I have no idea of.

It's always the service centre which ruins a car.
I live by that Moto. And hence my passion to do everything myself, as much as possible.
And I have been proven correct numerous times,on my visits to ASC.
Proven right again and again and again.
 
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April 2022 - New Shoes

MRFs were having too frequent punctures and had three of them the night before a long holiday drive. BIL lost the confidence on the tyres and we decided to replace two of them for the trip and two later. I inquired with my regular tyre guy, Nayana Tyres, for just Yokohoma Earth 1 as we had good experience with its predecessor ES100 on Polo and he was very happy with it.

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Two year and 37710 km.

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Installed the best two of the remaining three in the rear

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and the third one as spare. Think this will survive as spare when we replace the other two.

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Yokohoma Earth 1 205/60R16.

Stock size Yokohomas were not available in ready stock. He arranged in 2 hours. Quoted ₹ 7,750.00 per tyre and gave a discount of ₹250.00 per tyre, ₹ 15,000.00 for a pair.

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Wheel Alignment - ₹ 600.00
Wheel Balancing x2 - ₹ 300.00

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Tyre details.

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Made in India

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One tyre February 2022 make and the other April 2022.

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Brake light bulb conked off and attempted replacement to find I bought the wrong bulb. Pictorial of how to remove the brake light assembly [lol]

Two torx screws.

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A plastic retainer nut sits inside the small opening.

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Twist and remove.

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Ford calls it special M5 nut.

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Assembly comes off. Remove the clips and access the bulbs. At this moment, I realized I had the wrong bulb, so installed back. I asked for 21/5W bulb, but he gave me a 10/5W bulb.

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these are the best tyres in a budget. my 6 year old tyres on my verna looks better than your old MRF. i am guessing those were ZVTVs ?
MRF's ZVTV are shitty. although MRF wanderer on my brezza is still going good at 62k kms. will change them at 70k kms for yokohama earth 1. i have tried atleast 10 sets of earth 1 now[:D]

and these have 5 years warranty too. i hope the tyre dealer registered the tyres with yokohama.
[YOKOHAMA TIRE]
 
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these are the best tyres in a budget. my 6 year old tyres on my verna looks better than your old MRF. i am guessing those were ZVTVs ?
MRF's ZVTV are shitty. although MRF wanderer on my brezza is still going good at 62k kms. will change them at 70k kms for yokohama earth 1. i have tried atleast 10 sets of earth 1 now[:D]

and these have 5 years warranty too. i hope the tyre dealer registered the tyres with yokohama.
[YOKOHAMA TIRE]
Always wanted to try Earth, but never came in my desired sizes [lol]. A fan of S-Drives. Stock was ZV2K, crap as well. Rarely seen good model from MRF. Only our past generation and truckers recommends MRF, not even a single tyre guy or an enthusiast peer suggested MRF.

Dealer took photos of serial numbers for warranty registration. Would be getting the same for Estilo.
 
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MRF Perfinza is better for rear wheel drive models, and performance cars (More than 200hp). I have seen in another forum, Octavia fitted with Perfinza. Comfort wise that was on par with market leaders, while durability of these performance tyres are under question.
My ZVTV still had thread even when ride was 50kkms , but the rubber had hardened like a boulder.

For me Bridgestone never disappoints. I haven't got chance to try Yokohama, as mostly in my Tyre shop it is priced a bit more. @deville_56 bro had suggested me to try Nayana tyres, although as I was away, I couldn't coordinate that when ride badly needed tyre change.

Worst experience with MRF I have had is, sidewall tear when ride was 1200kms. If it had been another brand, atleast I would have managed to reach home driving that.

For 2 wheelers, rear I always prefer CEAT, as more durable. For front MRF zappers give good grip, without stiffening the suspension(Ride : Activa without telescopic suspension)
 
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MRF Perfinza is better for rear wheel drive models, and performance cars (More than 200hp). I have seen in another forum, Octavia fitted with Perfinza. Comfort wise that was on par with market leaders, while durability of these performance tyres are under question.
My ZVTV still had thread even when ride was 50kkms , but the rubber had hardened like a boulder.

For me Bridgestone never disappoints. I haven't got chance to try Yokohama, as mostly in my Tyre shop it is priced a bit more. @deville_56 bro had suggested me to try Nayana tyres, although as I was away, I couldn't coordinate that when ride badly needed tyre change.

Worst experience with MRF I have had is, sidewall tear when ride was 1200kms. If it had been another brand, atleast I would have managed to reach home driving that.

For 2 wheelers, rear I always prefer CEAT, as more durable. For front MRF zappers give good grip, without stiffening the suspension(Ride : Activa without telescopic suspension)
MRF makes some good tyres like Perfinza. Tried ZLO before and it was in lar with XM2. The problem is they are next to impossible to find and if found may be in some odd size. Dealers want to push stock models only.


MRF's ZVTV are shitty. although MRF wanderer on my brezza is still going good at 62k kms. .
Forgot mentioning, a friend's 2022/07 make Urban Cruiser came with factory-bulged Wanderers. Dealer replaced two of them under warranty. Tried replacing all four.
 
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