My 2018 Ford Ecosport diesel: 1,40,000 km service and other updates

Steering rack and turbo were replaced under warranty. I had opted for extended warranty till 5 years/1,50,000 km.

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I have a 2018 Race Red Titanium Diesel Ecosport. I have done almost 1,40,000 km with it.

I had the following issues with the car. Though all were minor, the car didn’t feel as nice to drive:

  • Clutch was getting really hard to press. Start off was jerky.
  • Noise from front right suspension while going over small bumps, also felt crashy.
  • Noise from the steering at the extreme ends of rotation.
  • Rattling noise from engine bay at idling, the service advisor attributed it to a worn out radiator bush(.. Or was it a mount?)

Following jobs were carried out at the 1,40,000 service:

  • Clutch and flywheel replacement.
  • Front shock absorber replacement.
  • Steering rack replacement.
  • Turbocharger replacement.
  • Radiator mount (.. or was it a bush?) replacement.
  • General Service.

Steering rack and turbo were replaced under warranty. I had opted for extended warranty till 5 years/1,50,000 km.

For the rest, I paid Rs. 28500 which sounds quite reasonable to me.

Also got the tyres replaced. I had Continental UC6 in 205/60 R16, the stock size, had done over 59000 km with them, still had about 6-8000 km left in them but they were feeling not as cushioning now and got 3-4 punctures in the last 2 months so I thought might as well do it now. This time i went for UC6 again but bumped up the size to 215/60 R16. Paid ₹34000 for them, wheel balancing, alignment and new valves were included in the above price.

The car now feels as good as new to drive. It’s incredibly stable and quiet to drive. Steering has a slightly more weighted feel to it which I like.

All in all this service has restored the car to 100% health and I don’t see any major issues/ expenses for at least another 1,00,000 km.

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