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  1. @Gopalarathnam Why don't you look out for the new Beat diesel. I think this would still be a value for money, more-so that you would be travelling 60kms daily, it will be light on your pocket. Also with the 3years comprehensive warranty coverage from Chevy is gr8.
  2. @dr_nishu: Im using the regular Goodyear GT2 tire set of 13". Could there be any misalignment due to worn ball joints, worn arm bushings? Also, would like to know, if anyone has tried out using the tire inside-out and run it? I understand that since these are regular threading tires, it should not be a problem.
  3. I have been running an Ikon TDCI for 30000kms +, and have seen considerable amount of tire wear on the inner edges of all the 4 wheels. Got all the wheel alignment and the wheel balancing done, still the problem persists. Got it checked with the ford service center, but they say its fine.. Can someone give some insights on what could be the issue here and which parts needs to be checked to rectify the issue? Should I get it checked with some local garage mechanics as they usually are good at finding the issue (havn't shown it to a local mechanic as my car is still under warranty). Also, Im running Goodyear GT2 tyre set, is it a good idea to change the tires inside out and use it? Mods: Pls merges the thread if there already exists one.
  4. Hi, Similarly, I have an ikon duratorq, which has done close to 40k kms. Planning to get the tires changed after another 5k kms or so. What would you suggest on buying? I'm currently using the 13" rims with Good Year GT2 tyre set. I donot have any plans of upsizing the tyres.
  5. I'm looking for a synthetic power steering oil for my ikon 1.4 duratorq. Does anyone know where I can buy it in Bangalore? Im currenly using the TQ oil (mineral based) for my power steering. Anyone who knows, please reply. You are in the wrong thread. This thread is on engine oils. MODERATOR sgiitk2010-06-29 06:24:56
  6. Gulf max TD looks good. I was also interested to find out, which is a good oil for power steering? im planning to change that as well. The steering feels hard after driving for 1/2 hour, and there is no leakage of fluid as well. After the car(engine) has cooled down or during cold start, the power steering feels normal and smooth again. I have shown it to the A.S.S and they say its adsolutely fine. Any suggestions on what to get checked for this? I showed it to a local mechanic about the issue, but even he was not sure, what the issue is about. Pls help me out in this.
  7. What is the basic criteria for choosing a good synthetic oil? I own a ford ikon 1.4 duratorq, which oil is recommended for this? Also, can someone point out which Power steering fluid can be used as well? Can the engine oil be used for the power steering as well?
  8. hi, I have hard clutch problems in my ikon 1.4 tdci. After complaining to ford india, they replaced the whole clutch kit (assembly) free of charge , yet there is no improvment. Coz' of this, Im having regular knee pains. can you please help me/ suggest me what to do? I have checked many other ikon diesels, and the clutch are light and easy to use. Pls help me.
  9. ok, will check , but I doubt raising the seat will solve the problem. The steering position is already too low and the floor is high.
  10. Hi dtandon, There is just a single variant for the ikon. We cannot have height adjustable seats are there is absolutely no place for that. I had taken a test drive before buying, but it felt different then . If any more options are there, pls let me know. Thanks in advance.
  11. yes, what both of your are pointing out is right. But then, the other issue having a highly places clutch/brake. Anyway, solving one issues, opens up another
  12. Hi nikvint, Thanks for your reply.
  13. Also, can any ikon owner suggest me, how they are overcome this issue?
  14. Hi, I have been using the Ikon (1.4 TDCI) for a year now. I'm unhappy with the position of the steering wheel. For tall ppl like me, 5'11' , the thighs touch the steering wheel quite often. Hence , I have to press the clutch/brake in an awkard angle leading to leg pain sometimes. 1) Can anyone tell me if there is an option of lifting up the steering wheel a bit ( moving the steering wheel a bit upward , which is connected to the steering rachet ) by 1inch or so? 2) If the above is not possible, is it possible to get a tilt steering for the same? and how much does it cost? Is it worth getting doing these changes? Rgds, Ujwal