Just past the second year, the second one of the expensive Phillips low beam bulb konked off. Decided to go with stock bulb, but again the annoying high beams of P220 came into mind, they were H7 as well. Checked 99rpm.com to cross-check and was cheaper than Ford OEM by 25%. Just checked with a small Bajaj dealer on the way to the office and got'em.
Bajaj - DK201043 - ₹ 294.00/each.
Glass is blue, but not evident in photo.
Expected Halonix, but turned out to be some Pheonix brand.
Comparing with the Phillips X-treme Vision H7.
Low vs high color temperature difference.
The output is also similar to X-treme Vision. Gotta find an ernative for high beam as well, in case.
Got a Tantra Fluke Pro Bluetooth Receiver from Amazon. ₹ 1,800.00. Sound quality was excellent, both for music playback and phone calls. Connects in less than 2 seconds every time. No lag with changing tracks. Connects to HU's aux port and can be powered with HU USB. Extra long cable to mount anywhere in the dash.
One fine night while driving, the car started acting weird, no throttle response, but was idling properly. Managed to reach home in idle rpm. It didn't stall in higher gears as well or at the inclines. Drove some 2-3 km. Checked loose contacts. Called up @vishnu vichu, who said throttle body would be blocked. Decided to give to Ford the next week since didn't want to mess up with the not so friendly Fords.
Plugged OBD and scan gave this result.
Some Google-ing and grabbed tools and went DIY.
Pulled out the hose.
Weirdly positioned, but easily accessible throttle body.
Muck and stuck. Started the car and it wasn't budging a bit, once pushed with hand it started working, but sticking and no linear movement.
Just a push got finger this dirty.
In the crucial time, there was no throttle body cleaner in my stock and the Threebond Parts cleaner also ran out. So managed with the Wurth Rust Off. Ordered a TB Cleaner right away.
Sprayed a bit and it started coming off. Two-three rounds and it completely cleared off. Anyway will redo once TB cleaner is procured.
The weirdo Ford clip. Hard to fasten in that tight gap. Managed to fit back after almost half an hour of fight.
All set and done. Reset battery. Took it for spin. Throttle was working absolutely normal.
Just for cleaning purpose anything will do, just make sure not to spray rich. A little bit to soak the dirt and wipe it off. Leaving residue will attract more dirt. This was just a stop-gap cleaning. Bought TB cleaner already. BTB most mechanics use rust off and petrol only for cleaning purposes