August 2014 Newsletter ~ Issue No 66
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Hi ,
and welcome to our August 2014 Nissan Figaro Owners Club Newsletter.
 
Bumper Edition 
Its summer, its hot, its dry and perfect roof down Figaro weather. This edition has sooooo many pictures of members enjoying their cars last month at 3 events; CarFest 2014, Figaros Go Jurassic & Nissan Brand Day. We had hundreds of pictures and sorry we couldn't fit them all in! 

Engine Issues    
We hope you enjoy and find helpful our look at the issues around replacing your engine should the worst happen. Thanks for the 4 garages that helped put together the article. One thing that is clear is IF THE ENGINE GETS NOISY OR THE OIL LIGHT COMES ON - STOP! DO NOT DRIVE THE CAR!!! 

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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SEE US AT NEC 15/16 NOVEMBER   

We are delighted to report the club will be at the Lancaster Insurance Classic Motor Show the UK's Biggest & Best Classic Motor Show 14 15 16 November 2014 at The NEC, Birmingham.   

 
Come along & see the club on stand 19-521 Call 0871 230 1088 to book tickets or online at www.necclassicmotorshow.com For our Members: there is a special advance ticket offer giving £5 off the Sat/Sun door price. See the Show Ticket Offer Advert below for details and discount codes.    
NEW GOOGLE+ CLUB PAGE

Okay we know what you're thinking... Why create yet another website when we already have a strong web presence and just who uses Google+ anyway? That's what we thought until we started using it and as a club it does have some really neat features, one of which is the 'profile panel' which appears on the right hand area of the Google Search page. The events pages also work well and its linked to YouTube so all our videos are available. Of course Google+ will never compete with Facebook but it does benefit from no annoying adverts or company promotions!  Click here 

 

FIGARO TRADER
www.figarotrader.co.uk 
Low Mileage Figaro For Sale - £15,000
Seen on our classified website this Figaro is very special having only done 5,767 kms! Being sold by David Rogers he states...  She is perfect Lapis Grey, with almost perfect white leather. read more  
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3 Years of saving...  
Congratulations to Carla Smith After finishing uni and saving for three years she treated herself to a beautiful fig! According to Carla its definitely worth every single penny!   Read more
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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  

 

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.

BOOK PLACE NOW

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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LANCASTER INSURANCE CLASSIC MOTOR SHOW 2014     

DATE: NOVEMBER 14/15/16 2014

ENTRY COST: 16.50* INCLUDES £5 DISCOUNT SEE ADVERT ABOVE  

ABOUT:
Come along & see the Figaro Owners Club (Nissan) on stand 19-521
BOOK PLACE NOW 

 

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Dash makes squeaky noises 
Leak    
Dashboard Clock Wrong Time   
Hey all, Has anyone else noticed that the top of their dash sometimes makes creaking or vibrating noises? The green fig did on the passenger's side. It'd stop if you pressed down on it. The new fig is the same on the driver side and it seems to only happen if the car is warm on the inside from being parked in the sun. Now I know parking in the sun can cause the dash to split, I intend on dealing with the issue by using a windscreen deflector. I was wondering would tightening the dash on top help? It sounds like the dash rubbing against the window or something. It's not particularly loud, but it's just one of those things that irk me a teeny bit. Thanks! Em.

Probably what they have done is recover the dash because it split. They do it over the top of the exiting as it's stuck to the foam so it makes it all thicker and so the holes are smaller and things don't fit as well. There are small clips which hold it in see below. They may have broken off or just not fitted in properly. Be very careful as they are easy broken. You may get away with carefully gluing it, but to refit the vent properly you may have to remove the dash to make adjustments to the surround.

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We brought our new fig home on Saturday but haven't driven her yet as haven't needed or been able to (crazy work times!) Anyway when I got home yesterday I noticed that there was fluid on the floor underneath where she was. The ground is on a slant so I can't say for sure exactly where it's coming from but it's a clear fluid, slightly oily to the touch and doesn't smell. I *think* (thanks to internet research) that it might be power steering fluid. So I'm wondering, is it safe to drive? I've got it booked in for a health check at the figaro shop on the 28th June but I'll need to get it over there! Thankfully it's not too far from me, about half an hour but I'm unlikely to be able to get there before the 28th due to work and other stuff/ timings if it is an urgent thing to be sorted etc. Is it something that a regular garage could sort for me? Thank you! 

Power steering fluid is pinkish or darker if it's dirty. Maybe brake fluid as that's clear. Difficult to say what it is without seeing it and where it's coming from, is it a lot? Have you checked all the levels? (steering, oil, brake fluid, coolant)? Best if you do that and maybe work out based on the floor slant where the highest point on the floor which is where the leak starts and see whats directly above it. Maybe take some pics. If you not sure then yes get a garage to check it over, but before you commit to anything come back and advise us what they say as depending what it is the Fig Shop is probably best placed to fix it.

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Hello all, I hope someone can help me with this , I've only had my car 10 days and no problems so far except for this one. My Figaro Clock is working, but showing the wrong time. I read the A/Z and found a similar question but not enough info to help me. The clock has a little stick thing with a screw on the end, do I need to unscrew this to change the time ? Thanks in advance Linda 

 

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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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