June 2014 Newsletter ~ Issue No 64
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Hi ,
and welcome to our June 2014 Nissan Figaro Owners Club Newsletter.
 
Is the Figaro just too easy to steal?
A couple of weeks ago another members car was stolen from outside her house. The police were called and the insurance company notified as the owner waits nervously to see if the car turns up. Unfortunately most of these stories have a similar unhappy ending as the car vanishes into thin air.

Stolen to order by professional gangs
The word on the street is that many are broken down and sold as spares online by these scrum bags where they know that no providence is required and no questions asked. After all who of us ever query where a part comes from? They are trying to sell to individuals not companies who would want to know.

If they don't end up as a part for sale the stolen car might have its chassis number removed and replaced by cars which are not in good condition. So the chassis number of a bad condition Figaro goes onto the stolen car which is in good condition, as Figaros do not have an engine number on the log book this again is something we as a club need to aware of when buying Figaros from unrepeatable sources.

What can we do? 
Buy parts and cars from well known 'Reputable Dealers' only
When buying we urge everyone to buy from 'Reputable Dealers' known to the club and listed on our website. These companies will only buy parts/cars from a known source. If you're unsure why not ask the question on our forum where there's an army of owners with extensive knowledge who can help.

Read Our Security Article
Although published a few years ago its still valid - Read now

Install a GPS tracker?
Just imagine the horror when you find your Figaro is not where you parked it but then you make a call to a monitoring station and they tell you that they can see where your car is located and have notified the police. In addition to the joy of getting your car back you also have the added pleasure that the scumbags that stole it have been arrested! TRACKER will supply and fit for a one-off charge of £249 + £99 a year to monitor. Read more 
   
 
WELCOME
To all our new members. Please remember to pop over some pictures and or stories about you and your love for your Fig!!

Catch you next month :)
Me on our Normandy Figaro Rally last year

Warmest Regards

Kevin

Kevin Fagan  

Figaro Owners Club Founder 

sales@figaroownersclub.com       

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NISSAN BRAND DAY 12th JULY 2014 

We are looking for 1 more Figaro to represent the club and attend an exclusive Static Display at Nissan Brand Day ~ Donnington Park Race Circuit. This day is FREE to attend and includes Nissan drift cars offering passenger rides, static display Nissan vehicles new and old and high-speed passenger laps, owners clubs, racing teams, children's entertainment and food stands. If you are interested then please complete our Contact Form 

FIGARO OVERSEAS BREAKDOWN COVER

Ever tried to get your Figaro insured for 'breakdown cover' whilst driving abroad? Most (if any) will not list the car as an option because its over 20 years old and falls outside their criteria. ClassicLine Insurance offer this FREE OF CHARGE on all polices taken out after 1st April. Read more 

 

Seen on FIGARO TRADER 
This is one eye catching Fig! Deep "Raspberry with colour coded interior. This is one of two in my collection being advertised to make room for a special restoration. Imported in 2008 with stacks of history including importation records. Clarion upgrade, flare and cup holder and luggage rack. I'll even include a picnic basket " read more
Seen on FACEBOOK
Mouse beds down in Figaro
"One of our members car kept jolting less than a mile from home and then stopped dead in the road and would only start again after being left several minutes. After investigation it was found the air filter had recently been occupied by a mouse as it was blocked up with seeds and all chewed up!" Read more
Seen on our TECHNICAL FORUM
What about this as a clarion replacement!
"Unfortunately the Fiat radio is a no go. It has CAN BUS control and is incompatible with the Figaro. All according to my local car audio guy. Ah well"..


This is a real shame does anyone know if this can be overcome?
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 Who said you can't race a Nissan Figaro!

Donington Historic Festival Video 1
Just look at this figgy go blasting down the straight... 

 

The club promotes and attends a number of events throughout the year... 

 

THE FUN OF CONVOY DRIVING AND MEETS!
Our rallies include compulsory smiling and waving at everyone you see on route! If you've never driven in a Figaro convoy before we cannot put into words how amazing it feels. The lead car sets off and you get into line as we make our way towards our first destination. Cars of every colour snake there way through villages and country lanes turning heads as they go.

 

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EVENTS THIS MONTH  

 

CHERISHED VEHICLE SHOW 2014
ORGANISER: Lions Club
DATE: JUNE 1ST 2014

ENTRY COST:  

Free to all members of The Figaro Owners Club
ABOUT: It's intended as a fun day out - Cherished Vehicle drivers and their vehicles have free entrance if registered in advance - other visitors £2.50 and children under 10 free. There will be plenty of parking and easy access to the site - Allington Farm, Chippenham, Wiltshire. There will be good food - the famous Allington Farm sausages and burgers - as well as others, and drink and ice creams. We have ordered good weather specially! There will be many different car marques to see and plenty of opportunity to show and perhaps judge your own vehicles. There's a parade ring as well as auto jumble and other stalls.
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FIGAROS GO JURASSIC IN 2014     

ORGANISER: Figaro Owners Club

DATE: JUNE 29TH 2014

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

ABOUT:
Thanks to Dorset based member Suzy Compton for organising this rally which will take place on Sunday the 29th June 2014. The day will explore the stunning Jurassic Coastline of Dorset taking in some wonderful villages, lunch stop and beauty spots. Kicking off at the Smugglers Inn at Osmington Mills, Dorset at 10am and finishing (35 miles later) at the Weymouth Pavilion Theatre for a static display of our wonderful cars to the public.

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FIGFEST 2014     

ORGANISER: Paul Atyeo

DATE: JULY 4TH/5TH/6TH JULY 2014

ENTRY COST: Apply to Paul for costs    

ABOUT:
Figfest july 4th, 5th & 6th. we need/want as many figs as possible to join us to remember fellow fig owner Richard Turner and raise as much money as possible for the air ambulance which runs on charity and none of us know when we might need them. His wife Rebecca will be there so it would really mean a lot to her.
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THE CASTLE HILL FESTIVAL 2014     

ORGANISER: Castle Hill

DATE: August 9TH/10TH 2014

ENTRY COST: £5 for both days to all members of the Figaro Owners Club   

ABOUT:
The club has been invited to bring our Figaros and display them at this event. The cost is only £5 per car, for two people, for both days - unbeatable value Event takes place during Saturday 9th & Sunday 10th August 2014. The Festival is a celebration of classic and modern motoring and also features action on the track for motorsport fans to enjoy. We once again look forward to meeting with owners and seeing so many fabulous cars.

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HISTORIC VEHICLE RALLY/VINTAGE FARE (FIGFEST NORTH) 2014
    

ORGANISER: GEORGE WARDLE

DATE: AUGUST 31ST 2014

ENTRY COST: £5 PER CAR 

ABOUT:
Join our Nissan Figaro Car Section and 100s of beautiful Classic Vehicles on the 31st August at the stunning Wentworth Woodhouse The Figaro Owners Club (FigFest North) Display Stand will be sharing these stunning grounds with a Fun Fair and Childrens Activities, Arena for Vehicle Interviews plus Entertainment and Refreshments available. Visitors to the Historic Vehicle Rally will be entitled to Special Event Half Price Wentworth Woodhouse Tours at £5.00 per person.

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ISLE OF WIGHT RALLY/ 2014     

ORGANISER: Figaro Owners Club

DATE: APRIL 13TH - 14TH SEPTEMBER 2014

ENTRY COST: £20 PER CAR 

ABOUT:
Two routes will be created. One for Saturday and another for Sunday. Each route will be different and include the islands most popular attractions. As with all our rallies we try to drive in convoy which is so much fun! Saturday 13th September. The route briefing will take place at 11.00 giving enough time to catch the early morning ferry. We will set off at 11.30 stopping for lunch during the trip and will finish around 17.00.

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SURREY CLASSIC VEHICLE RALLY 2014     

ORGANISER: Surrey Classic Car Club

DATE: APRIL 21 SEPTEMBER 2014

ENTRY COST: Free to Attend 

ABOUT:
Fancy a fantastic day out with other Figaro owners and classic car enthusiasts? This event is great and there's loads to do for children & all the family. Bring your own picnic , or visit the Café.

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TECHNICAL FORUM - Visit our website to see over 15,000 posts - Click here

Fan won't kick in?     
Fuel Gauge not working?  
Front Bumper Removal     
Hi guys finally getting somewhere with my fig several leaks later car ticks over few more Dubley clips on and should be good but, radiator fan won't kick in powered the 2wires and fan spins, checked 20a fuse and that's good now relays it could be I think there by the power steering 1 low 1 High any ideas on we're I can get relays from ??? Also when I put blower on inside there's no heat so I am assuming air lock in system.

There are two rad fan relays ,one on each inner wing forward most ones both the same,part no 25230-61A05 or 25230-61A10 depending on make . If you disconnect the switch in the bottom of the rad and by-pass it by joining the wires harness side [ two speed fan]and the fan comes on you know the circuit is alright and it must be the switch. Will need to bleed the system to get the heater hot but they usually bleed quite easy. Nick

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So before I start throwing hammers around and turning the air a darker shade of blue, can anyone enlighten me on a common fault with the fuel gauge. It's just stopped working......

What have you done!!! .... I mean have you changed anything or removed anything? Not aware of anything specific, I think the fuses are shared so have you checked the connections on the back of the gauge and under the back seat. If you have done all that then I can look at the wiring diagrams to see what to check. If you have a speedo handy you could try swapping over with another Fig

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I'm removing my bumpers to rustproof the inside of them. I've removed the rear no problem but I have a question regarding the front bumper. I've removed 2 double bolts either side of the centre but it seems to fixed at the corners also via these bolts (see attached),one on each corner. It looks to me like these square nuts are welded to the bumper therefore do I have to get to the bolt head above by removing the plastic cover/guard as seen at the top of the photo? Or are these square nuts not welded on, if not how do I remove them? Just to be clear, these square bolts are located on the inside top of the bumper at each corner. Apologies for stating the obvious to the experts out there. Sorry for the picture quality but hopefully you get the gist.  

 

Yes that is a welded nut to the bumper corner. You need to access the bolt head from the other side - inside. If you undo the screws\bolts holding in the black plastic splash surround in the area of the wheel arch you can get access. You can just see one of them in your second pic. 

 

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ABOUT THE CLUB 

Our Mission Statement
"to provide comprehensive advice and information to both present and future owners (in addition to having lots of fun in the process) and to ensure these wonderful cars and their providence is preserved for the next generation of owners"

So how did the club start?
My son 'Daniel' had always wanted a Figaro having seen the car at our 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 but 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 has almost 1,600 members worldwide and our website is used by over 45 countries!

Thanks to all our supporters and members for their support.

Warmest Regards

   

Kevin 

Figaro Owners Club Founder

Email: sales@figaroownersclub.com

 

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