May 2013 Newsletter ~ Issue No 50  
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Hi ,
Welcome to our '50th Edition' of the Figaro Owners Club Newsletter!

Looking at our first edition (published over 4 years ago back in March 2009) it looks like we've grown up a bit! If you need convincing take a look and no laughing please! Click here

A few Saturday's ago it was the Ace Cafe. Despite the weather everyone had a terrific day with over 70 cars attending. And more good news is the fact that our little club raised a huge £496 for CLIC. This puts the figure raised to £1,153 in 3 years. Thanks again to our supporters who donated prizes and everyone who brought raffle tickets.

Club to exhibit at CarFest South 23-25th August 2013!
Most of you will have heard of Radio 2 DJ Chris Evans and his car show CarFest. This
3 day festival (which is already sold out) attracts thousands of people who attend to enjoy a wide range of attractions including vintage and classic cars, food (cakes v pies), music with artist such as Jools Holland, Bjorn Again and Ocean Colour Scene plus others. It all takes place at
Laverstoke Park Farm (Hampshire), from 23rd - 25th Aug 2013. Read more

We have 6 tickets available so why not join us and party! 

Why not Join Us?
The club have just 6 car places available (due to restrictive ticketing to car clubs as the event is SOLD OUT to the public). Each car place will include 2 x Tickets for all 3 days and is priced at £80. This represents a saving of £130!!!
Click here to book but Hurry as it will be sold on a first come first serve basis!


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Keep polishing. This is me cleaning the Club Figaro!
What a great day we had on Sunday at the Ace Cafe Brighton event. 18 cars and wall-to-wall sunshine. Pics next month...

Lastly a warm welcome to all our new Members, catch everyone next month :)     

Warmest Regards

Kevin

Kevin Fagan  

Figaro Owners Club Founder 

figaroownersclub@o2.co.uk      

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VOTE TO BRING BACK FIG08/FIG10?    
Remember FIG08 and FIG10? Both these brilliant events where the brainchild of David Shaw www.fig08.com. We attended FIG10 which attracted 170 Figaros, 4 PAOs, 2 S-Cargos!. Vote or comment now if you are intersted and would support the event. Vote now
FIGARO WANTED FOR DR WHO
We have been contacted by Darren Clayton from the Aston Manor Transport museum based in the West Midlands. They are organising a Doctor Who Fun-day to raise funds for the museum and are looking for a Figaro (as used the spin off series The Sarah Jane Adventures) to exhibit for a day on the 23rd June 2013. If you can help contact blacksunuk@yahoo.com
MANCHESTER UNITED STRIKER BUYS FIG!
Did you know Manchester United football legend Robin van Persie is the proud owner of a Nissan Figaro! The premierships super-striker (24 goals for united) brought the car a few months ago. So the next time some bloke tells you that the Figaro is a 'girly' car just remind him of this fact (even better if he supports man united)!
SERVICE SCHEDULES NOW ONLINE
Like any car the Figaro requires regular servicing. The engine is bullet proof and not over complicated so any good mechanic should be able to find their way around it. Read more

These schedules are published under license and taken from the Maintenance and Workshop Manual published by JPNZ.

 

 

 

 

 

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Inspection Schedule

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The club promotes and attends a number of events throughout the year. If you've never attended a get together or rally before we urge you to give it a try!  There is something very special about joining other Figaro owners and showing off these great cars!  

 

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Cherished Vehicle Show Chippengham 2013   

ORGANISER: Lions Club  

DATE: JUNE 2nd 2013

ENTRY COST: Free to all members of The Figaro Owners Club

ABOUT: hosting a Cherished Vehicles Show near Castle Combe race track in Wiltshire to raise money for Lions Charity work.

BOOK PLACE NOW 

 

Dutch 2nd Figaro Tour 2013   
ORGANISER: Figaro Holland 

DATE: JUNE 2nd 2013

ENTRY COST: £10.50 per Person 

ABOUT: This 2nd tour will include a beautiful drive through the Province of Overijssel. Starting in Province of Gelderland. Between 10.45 and 11.00 the participants gather at "The Gallery" in Brummen. There is a reception with coffee and cake, of course you can look around, we would like to start between 12.00 and 12.30 for the 1st stage of the journey...

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Normandy Figaro Rally 2013  

ORGANISER: Continental Car Tours / Figaro Owners Club

DATE: June 10th - 14th 2013 

ENTRY COST: £349 per person (two sharing)  

ABOUT: Following on from our successful Jersey Figaro Rally 2012 the Figaro Owners Club has joined forces with Continental Car Tours to bring you the Normandy Figaro Rally 2013. The Rally will take place during the 10th -14th June 2013 in the beautiful and ancient port of Honfleur providing an excellent base for exploring the delights of Normandy.

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Under Milk Wood Run 2013 ***NEW EVENT***   

ORGANISER: Swansea Festival of Transport 

DATE: June 15th/16th 2013 

ENTRY COST: FREE   

ABOUT: The club has been contacted by Ashley Lovering who wanted to get some Figaro's to these two events. The run is on the Saturday and the show is on the Sunday. Sounds like a great opportunity!  

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FIGFEST 2013

ORGANISER: Paul Atyeo 

DATE: July 5th - 8th 2013 

ENTRY COST: £TBC per person 

ABOUT:We invite you to attend what will be a fantastic weekend of 100% pure Figaro fun! The team who brought you FigFest 2011 will be working hard in the background to create an unforgettable festival to be enjoyed by present and future owners of these wonderful little cars.

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CARFEST 2013

ORGANISER: Chris Evans!  

DATE: Aug 23th - 25th 2013 

ENTRY COST: £80 per car (inc 2 x persons)  

ABOUT:3 Day Festival of Music, Food & Cars. 

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Lake District Rally 2013 
ORGANISER: Figaro Owners Club
DATE: September 7th/8th 2013
ENTRY COST: £10 Saturday / £10 Sunday or £15 for both days 

ABOUT: Make a date in your diary for this rally which combines some of the Lake Districts magnificent highlights - such as the Kirkstone Pass (one of the most stunning roads in Europe), Ullswater, Thirlmere, Coniston Water and Lake Windermere - with a few places you might never have come across before. Have you ever visited the beautiful Brothers Water? If not, then this drive is for you, and, by way of a bonus, you will be sharing this experience in the company of other club members and their cars!

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Surrey Classic Vehicle Meet 2013
 

ORGANISER: Surrey Classic Vehicle Club 

DATE: September 15th 2013 

ENTRY COST: Free to all members of The Figaro Owners Club 

ABOUT: A Fantastic day out for classic car enthusiasts loads to do for children & all the family Bring your own picnic , or visit the Cafe.

BOOK PLACE NOW

 

KEEP AN EYE ON THIS DIARY FOR MORE EVENTS TO BE ADDED

 

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2014 EVENTS

 

Ace Cafe London 2014     

ORGANISER: Figaro Owners Club

DATE: APRIL 12th 2014

ENTRY COST: Free to all members of The Figaro Owners Club

ABOUT:
Ace Corner, London, NW10 7UD. Join us to kick of our first event of the year at the Ace Cafe. This superb venue with wonderful food is worth a trip without all our members Figaros! Last year we had 73 Figs squeeze into the car park so be prepared for some very close parking!

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HOLLAND FIGARO RALLY 2014

In association with the Dutch Figaro Owners Club we are planning to organise a rally to this beautiful country.


ISLE OF WIGHT FIGARO WEEKEND RALLY 2014

Steeped in history with 60 miles of stunning unspoilt scenery and a wealth of attractions, the Isle of Wight is the prefect destination for our Figs! With some great clifftop roads, historic sites it would make a great destination.

 

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Battery Clamps 
Buy a recon Turbo? 
Cost of Head Gasket?      
Apologies if this has been posted already,but I did search,Honest ! I noticed that the battery only had one clamp,which was loose anyway so it wasn't doing much in the first place !any thoughts on temporarily securing the battery, and getting hold of another clamp ?Are they "standard"?I had a go at trying to secure it ,but there are no obvious points Thanks Steve and Janet   

  

Below is a pic of the parts and the org part numbers. I assume your missing one of the rods? Had it snapped or is the base that it attaches to broken? You may have to remove the battery to see properly. Once you know whats broken you can decide what to do, if you just simply need a new rod I would try getting a used one from one of the sellers who add here or from ebay searching for a breaking fig. Worse case try your Nissan dealer with the below (long) part numbers, hay have to order in though. Another fix maybe to get some threaded rod studding of the same length an use washers and nuts to make a replacement. It's not that clear from the pic how it attaches at the bottom, so you will have to see, I presume they hook onto the battery support bracket.

I have had my beloved 1990 figaro for around 8 months now, however the turbo is now needing replaced. The obvious recommendation is to recondition, however this seems a but costly for me at the moment and I was favouring buying a used turbo and see how that runs. Dies anyone know the types if questions I need to be asking when buying a used one? Mileage etc? Do the 1991 models fit a 1990 Figaro?

Hi,second hand turbos are usually up for around £300-500 and you don't know if it's good one or not, unless you can get some sort of guarantee i would be a bit careful.They only made Figs for one year and they were all the same .Nick

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The head gasket on my fig has gone, and the garage is quoting me up to £1400 to fix "if the pistons are damaged", £500 upwards if pistons are fine. Guessing they will come back saying pistons are damaged! Not my usual garage as he is on holiday. 

 

The prices quoted are about right for the gasket job. You can't "fix" the cold idle valve, it has to be a new one from a Nissan garage or www.gjnorthall.com around £100 plus at least 30 mins fitting if you're lucky!

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About the people behind the Figaro Owners Club
MY CARThe Figaro Owners Club was launched in March 2009 to provide comprehensive advice and information to both present and future owners.

How it all started
"My son 'Daniel' had always wanted a Figaro having seen the car at his local garage when he was just 16. After saving for a number of years (plus a small contribution from his mum and dad!) he at last brought an emerald green model in May 2008. Following the purchase we searched on the internet for a club in the hope we could attend events with other owners. We were amazed that no club existed so the Figaro Owners Club was born! We decided to build a website and forum which took 6 months and on the 1st March 2009 we pressed the publish button and waited to see if anyone wanted to join? Within a week we had 10 members, a month 35 and a year 478!"

Today
The club now has almost 1,600 members worldwide.

Warmest Regards

   

Kevin 

Figaro Owners Club Founder

Email: figaroownersclub@o2.co.uk  

 

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