Sept 2014 Newsletter ~ Issue No 67
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Good Morning ,
and welcome to our September 2014 Club Newsletter.
 
Best month ever!   
We are pleased to announce that demand to join our little club remains very strong after the best month ever with 84 new members. New Registrations came in from all corners of the globe including Australia, Germany, Spain, America, Ireland, Holland and of course England.

Preparing for our 2015 Rally       
So where are we going?????? We are in talks with a few hotels in preparation for next years rally? So the big question is where will it be?? Sorry but not telling yet :)  You only have a month to go as all will be revealed in next Months Newsletter. 

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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Great News! Bob emailed the club a couple of weeks ago to tell us he's back in business and we are pleased to announce that his medical condition has improved so much so that he has decided to announced he has set up a new company and website. This is great news as his Figaro knowledge is legendary. Click here    

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Left Hand Drive Figaro - £11,000
Seen on our classified website this Figaro is very special indeed being one of only a few left hand drive Figaros manufactured. The car is complete with CD Clarion Upgrade, Floor Mats Grey Front/Rear (Original), Headlight Eyelids... Read more  
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We set off to North Wales from Ipswich 12.30pm Monday dropped in to see my Dad at Knutsford Cheshire then Mold in Wales to see friends for a meal out came home Tuesday vier Neston in Cheshire then on to Nuneaton to have a great meal at his local pub before running home to Ipswich 653 trouble free miles in the Fig great fun didn't see another anywhere.

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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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2014 EVENTS    

 

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.
SOLD OUT

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.

BOOK PLACE NOW    

 

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
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2015 EVENTS   

 

ACE CAFE LONDON FIGARO MEET 2015      

DATE: 11 APRIL 2015

ENTRY COST: FREE TO ALL FIGARO OWNERS CLUB MEMBERS 

ABOUT:
Figaro Owners Club first event of the year kicks off at the superb Ace Cafe London. Last year we had over 70 cars attend. If you've never been before its well worth the drive!
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Door won't unlock?   
Dead Engine?  
New Speakers Fitted only one working?    
We have a similar problem to those posted but there doesn't seem to be an easy solution. The key moves the internal pin up but the external and internal door handles see to have to attachment to the barrel. We don't have central locking so that's no help. I've tried j.j.j.jiggling it, pulling, pulling handle while turning key, al, the usual stuff. Of course I can't get the door card off with the door closed. Any ideas?

think I can help with this. I had the same issue, and eventually spotted the problem. Look at the latch on the outside of the car door handle. There should be a gap, as the latch should be open. If there is not much of a gap, you just need to prise it open and then the lock should work. If you can't see what I mean, check the passenger side which is usually okay, so in the correct position to compare. Let me know if this does the trick.

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I've put a post about this on one of the facebook boards but I thought I'd post it here too. Coming home on the motorway one night I noticed that my car just 'felt' funny, didn't think too much of it. Until I noticed that I had my foot to the floor and no more power was coming through, then it would suddenly kick in again. This went in for a while until we came to some roundabouts and I noticed that the car was finding it hard to keep going, shuddering and going extremely slow, then, again, kicking in and being fine. I pulled over and revved it for a bit and it started smoking so I switched it off. I thought it could either be the engine, turbo or head gasket. The RAC man couldn't find a direct problem with any of these and was puzzled. Took it to our Nissan specialist garage, they've had it for a week now and originally said it was neither the engine, turbo or head gasket. And that it might be the ignition coil. But since ordering new parts etc have said it's definitely not that, and none of the other things I thought it would be. They're very confused, mainly because of when I said it would kick in again as it just shouldn't. It's only firing on two cylinders at the moment, says there is a small chance that the head gasket could have gone over them? but isn't convinved. They basically have no clue and completely confused by what's causing the issue. I've heard others say they've had this and mechanics haven't found the issue and they've needed a new engine. Has anyone else had this? I'm useless with mechanics so have no idea really just repeating what my mechanic has said :

When it started smoking was it from the exhaust pipe and what colour was it? was the temp gauge showing hot ? It's possible for the headgasket to blow between 2 cylinders but they should be able to do tests to check for it .Have they checked for any fault codes in the ecu.If there is a mechanical fault it should be fairly straight forward to find it especially as it's doing it now. Much easier to diagnose when it's in front of you rather than from afar unfortunately.

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Hello again everyone I brought and fitted ( with a little help) a set of speakers for Farah. Stereo is a new standard cd/aux player by JVC which we didn't fit. Previously, only one of the speakers worked, at first the drivers side one worked intermittently and finally giving up altogether. Sometimes when i turned a corner it would come back to life- suggesting a wire or connection was loose. Thought there wasn't any sound because the speakers were in such awful condition, however when fitting new, drivers side still isn't working. My dad and i ended up wiring it into the back of the stereo (bypassing all wiring in car as though possibly loose connection from speaker to unit) but nothing. Checked the wiring that we could see and the changes that had been made- still nothing obvious. Am i missing something silly and small? The wiring was a little confusing as passengers side speakers had red/black white combo, but drivers blue/black white combo. Apologies if i sound like i don't know what I'm on about- i don't but I'm learning :) As always- many thanks in advance to anyone who can help!  

 

You probably have but did you check the balance on the stereo unit? could try swapping speakers side to side to eliminate faulty speaker ,if you have put new wiring from speaker to the unit it could be a fault in the unit itself.

 

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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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