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


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They could've listed it amongst routine replacement parts and set a service interval, like every 3-4 years. They even got inspection of number plate foam pads in their service chart, but missed out something critical like this.

Ford had a massive recall in US for failing shifter bush, but that was a different design came after this and had a more failure rate.

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In EcoSport, they ditched the idea of bush and introduced the terminal.

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It looks like the bush is still inside the shifter fork in yellow picture.
Doesn't look like it's a single piece. It might be more sturdy than before.
 
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August 2022 - Fuel Filter Replacment

Long pending replacement.

Fuel Filter Assembly - 2S6Z-9155-A - ₹ 469.00 + ₹ 35.00 shipping (Boodmo)

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Multiple part numbers, as usual. 2S6Z-9155-A and 2S69-9155-AB

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The fuel filter assembly.

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Made by UFI

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IN/OUT/Direction of flow clearly marked. No room for error.

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The filter sits in front of the fuel tank. Got to free up other lines to pull out the filter. All three of them neatly tuck into the clamp.

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Needed some clean up and extra effort to disconnect the fuel line as it was all stuck with dirt.

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Installed new filter and fixed everything back in order.

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Debris from old filter. History of previous filter unknown.

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Hardened up and cracked like the Rann of Kutch.

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September-October 2022 Updates

Condition of air filter at 12k km. Can't imagine stretching this to recommended interval of 20k km.

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Not much dirt in throttle body.

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@mayankdixit Routing of air intake. Starts from the rear side of the headlight and take a right and left to reach the filter box.

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The hole behind the grill is just dummy.

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Took the car to Auto Engineers, where we used to go during initial ownership of Estilo for a general checkup for an anticipated trip, just because they accept credit card [frustration]. Did top-ups and brake pad replacement.

Rane brake pads.

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Bill split-up:

Parts:
Brake Pad - Rane RBL/DP/008 R812M - ₹ 1,942.00
Brake Fluid - 200 ml - ₹ 84.00
Coolant Red - 250 ml - ₹ 75.00
Power Steering Fluid - 100 ml - ₹ 42.00
Distilled Water - 500 ml - ₹ 17.00

Labour:
Brake Overhaul - ₹ 750.00
Caliper Shimming - ₹ 450.00
General Checkup - ₹ 500.00
Plus 18% GST for labour.

Total - ₹ 4166.00

Bought the same magnetic holder as Beat's. Batman was primarily to distract the kid.

Mobile Holder - MGP 990J0-M-999L1-520 - ₹ 335.00

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And the famous Ecstar Windscreen Wash Concentrate - ₹ 17.00

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October 2022 - K&N Stock Replacement Filter

Needed replacing air filter before a road trip, but enlightenment came only late night. With all shops shut, called @vishnuvichu for a spare filter in case he had one, but he had was the K&N SRF removed from his Fiesta, which he upgraded with something meaner [evil]. Gave it off for a good deal, cleaned and recharged. Model name - K&N 33-2853

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Comparing with stock filter.

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Only dimensional difference is the depth.

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Installed.

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The sponge that catches the oil vapour/blowby was also replaced. It has disintegrated on touch. I had Dio's secondary air filter (sponge), which I misplaced as always, and used some baniyan waste and felt stupid and ran to the nearby department store that was about to close and

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got the Scotch Brite [lol]. Desperate measures.

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@dastard101 DTE during last full tank.

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October-November 2022 - Incidents

Brother went for a family trip to Kodai. One section of the road was missing with no warning and most of the vehicles screeching to avoid that. Bad luck, Pony hit hard despite braking. Bottomed out hard and the only visible damage was with right rear skirt. No bent rims or noticeable issue on driving. Skirt was hanging on just one bolt. Asked him to remove it, instead he bought double-sided tape and fixed it.

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Kit went flying on the highway and not recovered [frustration]

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After a week, all of a sudden air leaked completely like a tubed-tyre puncture.

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On inspection, found the tyre also took a hit in the incident.

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Being an accident damage, there was no scope/hope for warranty and went back to Nayana Tyres to order a fresh piece and he took up the issue and applied for warranty. After a week's wait, Continental honoured the warranty and offered a 40% discount. Fresh stock was shipped to the shop and paid the balance 60%. Inspected other 3 wheels and did alignment and balancing. MRP went up by ₹ 500 from our original purchase price 7 months back, making it ₹ 8,200.00. Had to pay ₹ 4,920.00 from pocket. First ever tyre claim in life.
 
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October 2022 - K&N Stock Replacement Filter

Needed replacing air filter before a road trip, but enlightenment came only late night. With all shops shut, called @vishnuvichu for a spare filter in case he had one, but he had was the K&N SRF removed from his Fiesta, which he upgraded with something meaner [evil]. Gave it off for a good deal, cleaned and recharged. Model name - K&N 33-2853

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Comparing with stock filter.

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Only dimensional difference is the depth.

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Installed.

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The sponge that catches the oil vapour/blowby was also replaced. It has disintegrated on touch. I had Dio's secondary air filter (sponge), which I misplaced as always, and used some baniyan waste and felt stupid and ran to the nearby department store that was about to close and

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got the Scotch Brite [lol]. Desperate measures.

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@dastard101 DTE during last full tank.

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That is impressive figure. But when you drive on Highways with light foot (say 80 to 90 KMPH) you can extract 20+ mileage(FE). My 15 years old Fiesta(1.6 SXI) still gives me around 19 to 21 as I am now adopted sedate driving style.
 
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November 2022 - Bulb Replacement

Getting only 1.5-2 years life with these xenon bulbs, same with the Phillips X-treme Vision. Replaced with the same Bajaj OE bulbs, just before the trip.

Bajaj DK201043 - ₹ 294.00

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How cruel the last service guys were. Bolt driven too deep, deforming the bumper.

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The second bulb conked off in 2-3 weeks gap while returning from the trip. Replaced with the same.

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March 2023 - New Coolant Tank

Coolant tank started leaking.

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Got the tank from Focuz Automart, the Ford Authorized Parts dealer (now myTVS partsmart). Made in Italy. As usual, multiple part numbers.

Radiator Tank - 2S6Z-8A080-A/2S6H-8K218-AF - ₹ 620.00 (MRP ₹ 627.00)

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The tank.

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February 2021 make.

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The leaky tank. Stuck on strut tower and secured with a single bolt.

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Can be removed after removing the bolt and pulling up the tank and removing both coolant hoses.

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Washed the leaked and dried coolant and the engine bay.

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Old versus new coolant tanks. New one came with a black protective plastic cap.

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The mount on the strut tower.

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The bottom hose is secured with a spring band hose clamp.

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Secured with the bolt and coolant return hose connected, which is a quick release hose connector.

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Coolant Red - TVS Sprinter Vericool 500 ml - ₹ 115.00

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Concentrate, so the distilled water.

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Filled up, removed air by squeezing the bottom hose. Cycled a couple of times before topping up to exact level.

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Little Tree Black Thorn. Nice flavour, in lines with the black ice.

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April 2023 - New Headlamps

Ordered from Boodmo when there was 10% discount running for Ford parts. Adding shipping totalled slightly less than the MRP. MRP ₹ 5,678.00 per side, after 10% discount and ₹435.00 shipping came down to ₹5545.00. Total for the pair was ₹11,090.00. Received intact.

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Headlight Assembly LH - 8A3Z-13008-C

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Multiple part numbers as usual, 8A39-13006-CA.

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Headlight Assembly RH - 8A3Z-13008-A

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8A39-13005-CA

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Extra protection.

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Black bezels. Cheaper and better looking than chrome ones.

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Lots of numbers everywhere.

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Old, faded and cracked lights.

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Old vs new.

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Stock came with Osram Germany H7 low beam.

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Osram China H1 in high beam.

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KHA bulb in indicators.

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Old unit had Philips France indicator bulbs.

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Holders were Lumax, but no marking anywhere on the light assembly of the manufacturer.

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Fog lamp assembly. Three-bolt mount in first version. Classic had 4 bolt mount, same unit as Swift.

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Installed. Looks much better.

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Hood trim damaged by previous service centre guys, so careless in removing a plastic plug.

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AC valve was damaged by AC mechanic, who wasn't sorry about it. Had to buy one ourselves, ₹ 1,200.00 for gas filling and ₹ 150.00 for the valve.

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Hi,
I noticed in your photos that you are touching the glass part of the halogen bulbs. If your bare fingers touch the glass part of the bulb your finger prints will leave a residue that causes hot spots and premature failure of the bulb. This may explain why many people experience "short" bulb life after fitting replacements.
Ideally use gloves or tissue paper if you have to handle the bulb. If you accidentally touch the glass clean it thoroughly with isopropyl alcohol or methylated spirits.
As regards the gear linkage, failure is very common. I have 2 early Ford Focus models with the same bush arrangement. For peace of mind I have used cable ties (zip straps) as a back up to prevent the joint coming apart if the bush fails. When my first bush failed I had to drive 80kms in traffic in 3rd gear !!! Never again.
 
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June - July 2023 Updates - Rain Repellent

Got TurtleWax Clear Vue at 50% off.

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Glass had lot of hard water spots.

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Removed with WaveX Glass Polish. It was the hardest part. Applying repellent was easy.

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The repellent effect.

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Before application.


After.


During heavy downpour.


Did on all four sides plus the ORVM glasses.
 

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