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


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November 2021 - Misc Updates

One of the low beams conked off, exactly in two years, Pulsar 220 bulb. Seems it was xenon as well.

Bought the same again. Price is very reasonable, with output comparable with other premium bulbs. Got from Prime Motors.

Bajaj White H7 55W Bulb - DK201043 - ₹ 294.00

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Phoneix brand.

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Had to remove headlight for install. I was fiddling with the bulb at the body shop and the retaining clip sprung away and lost. Tried sourcing one beforehand without success, and plan B was to do some kind of jugaad.

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Surprise, and clip was stuck inside the light housing.

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Put it back.

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Plastic holder for the bulb.

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Low vs high. Low is whiter and high is less yellow in real.

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Next, sorting out the fog lamp issue. Headlight switch connector.

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Pin for fog lamp was burnt due to loose contact.

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Charred pin.

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Switch side also slightly burnt, but working.

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Replaced the pin and fog lamp back in action.

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Nice job done!!
Is the pulsar bulb specs and shape exact match/fit with Ford oem bulb specs(I mean the specs not the brand)?
If yes than it will be a very cost effective solution.


p.s Your gold ring in the 3rd finger with catchy letters on it is catching more attention, than the DIY itself !!
 
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Nice job done!!
Is the pulsar bulb specs and shape exact match/fit with Ford oem bulb specs(I mean the specs not the brand)?
If yes than it will be a very cost effective solution.
Yeah, exact same H7 55W.

p.s Your gold ring in the 3rd finger with catchy letters on it is catching more attention, than the DIY itself !!
Oops. Hope she won't see this [gun]. I make sure to remove them in grease-monkey mode, but that day [roll]
 
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December 2021 - Suspension Work

Pony had a rattling feel in the steering with running over rumble strips and road studs. Approached our regular FNG. He said he will disassemble and replace necessary parts.

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The inner ball joint and tie-rod end were gone. Replaced them with after-market parts.

Inner Ball Joint - Rane 12146022 - ₹ 631.00 x 2
Tie Rod End - Talbros RE69002 - ₹ 645.00 x 2

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Bought windscreen bottom beading and got it replaced by him. Got from Focuz Parts Mart, Ford GP dealer.

Moulding (Front Glass Bottom Beading) - 6N29F03194AB - ₹ 1,030.00

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After rework, car was handling weird, going out of control at higher speeds. Culprit was the tyre. Condition of front tyre.

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Condition of rear tyres. Front was like this when checked recently and wear was so fast.

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Did rotation and alignment at Wheel Tech. Suggested by many enthusiasts and the mech. Rush was heavy, waited 2 hours.

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Morons are back.

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Handsome.

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100 kmph

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Nice looking car. Beautiful profile pic.
It appears you are lucky. One Ford ASS is ready to sell OTC there. No such luck here in Kanpur.
 
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Nice looking car. Beautiful profile pic.
Thanku thanku. My default profile pic since Orkut times. FB and Insta ones changed once I got engaged [lol].

It appears you are lucky. One Ford ASS is ready to sell OTC there. No such luck here in Kanpur.
Mentioned in Figo thread about one of the two dealers selling parts OTC, but sadly they too stopped. Both of them provide parts if we check in the car and bill for labour. The dealer who used to sell parts is rumoured to switch to Toyota. The other dealer converted the showroom into a detailing studio. These dealers would get a reasonable cut from Ford yearly till the promised backup period. Luckily the third option, the Ford Genuine Parts shop is there for us, but they are clueless about model specific parts as they deal with other brands too and no dedicated staff for Ford. Less headache if we have the part number.

Yeah, same place.
 

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