1st December, 2014 Newsletter. ~ Issue No 70
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Good Morning ,

Last month I spent 3 very enjoyable days at the NEC Classic Car Show talking, eating and even dreaming about Figs! Each year we learn more about how to do this show better and indeed this year another lesson as members were hoping to buy 'Club T-Shirts' from the stand which we didn't have for sale (note to self for next year). The amount of people we spoke to was simply mind-boggling, many of which instantly fell in love with the shape and quality of the car.

'I feel so proud showing off these special little cars and get such a buzz seeing peoples reactions when I tell them all the cars were built with the same spec and include retractable soft-top, power steering, automatic gearbox, air-conditioning, leather interior and CD player and more...'

The best reaction was from a lady who thought the club car was brand new and when I told her it was 24 years old she just couldn't believe it. 

15 Cars already booked for Scotland 
Thanks for the early support for our Scotland Rally. With still 6 months to go it could be our best attended ever. No deposit is required to Register at this stage and rooms are limited so don't delay and go for it!
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Tintern is in Wales not England
Can I apologise for my error in our 2015 Calendar (September). The heading says that Tintern is in England it's very much in Monmouthshire, South Wales. We know our Welsh members are very proud people and I would not want to offend you. Sorry (:
  
Happy Christmas 
Santa's on his way and this year he's coming in a Figaro.. Yes I know its still over 3 weeks away but our next newsletters not out till January so let me be the first to wish you a very Happy Christmas.

If you're new to the club please remember to pop over pictures and 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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FIGARO MUDFLAPS - NOW AVAILABLE
These custom designed Mud Flaps are manufactured by club partner supplier Performance Creations and are identical to the originals (no longer available from Nissan) with the 'FIGARO' text available in 5 colours!

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FIGARO WATCH SELL'S OUT 
The last of the 200 Figaro Watches have now been sold! Thanks to everyone who brought the watch we really are very proud of it. We keep being asked if we will be making anymore? Well not that model but rumor has it there maybe a 25th Anniversary Version available late 2015. Watch this space!

 

FIGARO TRADER
This truly outstanding example is now approaching the final stages of a complete refurbishment. 67,000kms which equates to a exceptionally low 42,000 miles. This car had the same lady owner from 2005 and has covered a little over 4,000 kms since then as it was only used as a second car. With the benefit of a new roof... Read more 
FACEBOOK FAN PAGE
Rebecca Leanne Turner got this lovely 50th Birthday Present. If your not on Facebook yet its a great way to keep up-to-date with the clubs activities. Simply join Facebook and search for Nissan Figaro Owners Club in the search bar. Click here

 

FORUM
Thanks to Simon who posted this thread on our Forum outlining a list of places to BUY PARTS from. This is an independent opinion and has no commercial bias or ties so is excellent information. It must have taken ages to post and includes part numbers or check diagrams. Read more
YOUTUBE CHANNEL
Our channel includes 50 Figaro videos. Watch the latest Figaro Shop at the Classic car Show NEC 2014. In addition to chating about the stand Toby takes you around one of his latest creations which is worth a peek
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Nissan Figaro at NEC Classic Car Show 2014
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This picture was taken during our Holland Figaro Rally 2014 where on the last day we had 44 Figaros in convoy. 

 

THE FUN OF MEETING OTHER LIKE-MINDED PEOPLE AND TAKING ABOUT FIGS  

Bringing along your car and meeting other owners can be so valuable. Not only can you share your love for your car its also a great opportunity to pick others members brains on any ownership issue you may have.    

 

CONVOY DRIVING 

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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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!
BOOK PLACE NOW 

BRIGHTON INCARNATION 2015      

DATE: 25 APRIL 2015

ENTRY COST: FREE TO ALL FIGARO OWNERS CLUB MEMBERS 

ABOUT:
Calling all Petrolheads! On Saturday 25th April 2015, from 10am - 6pm, Brighton's famous seafront road, Madeira Drive will again host the UK's finest on four wheels.
BOOK PLACE NOW

DONINGTON HISTORIC FESTIVAL 2015      

DATE: 2-4 MAY 2015
ENTRY COST: TBA
ABOUT:
With close-fought racing every day, over 400 historic racing cars spanning seven decades, historic rally car and karting action and a 'living motoring museum' created by dozens of car clubs displays - plus a host of other attractions - exhilaration and entertainment is guaranteed, whether you buy a ticket for one, two or all three days! On each day of the Festival gates open at 07.30am and the circuit activity starts at 9.10am, finishing at around 6.30pm.
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HERTS AUTO SHOW 2015      

DATE: 17 MAY 2015
ENTRY COST: FREE TO ALL FIGARO OWNERS CLUB MEMBERS
ABOUT:
With close-fought racing every day, over 400 historic racing cars spanning seven decades, historic rally car and karting action and a 'living motoring museum' created by dozens of car clubs displays - plus a host of other attractions - exhilaration and entertainment is guaranteed, whether you buy a ticket for one, two or all three days! On each day of the Festival gates open at 07.30am and the circuit activity starts at 9.10am, finishing at around 6.30pm.
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SCOTLAND FIGARO RALLY 2015      

DATE: 1 - 6 JUNE 2015

ENTRY COST: £318 PER PERSON (TWO SHARING) OR £50 FOR 'RALLY PACK ONLY'  

ABOUT:
Join us for our biggest UK adventure yet when the club will be travelling north to explore the wild roads, castles and wonders of bonnie Scotland.
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SHUTTLEWORTH OLD WARDEN MEET 2015      

DATE: 14 JUNE 2015

ENTRY COST: FREE TO ALL FIGARO OWNERS CLUB MEMBERS + ENTRY COSTS  

ABOUT:
The day will be informal and you can pick and choose what you wish to do after we have arrived and had a coffee. Our plan is to include a mini rally in our cars either before the day or at the end. We also hope we can all be together for lunch which depending on the weather could be a picnic or maybe a local pub!
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FIGFEST SOUTH 2015      

DATE: 3/4/5 JULY 2015

ENTRY COST: A SMALL CHARGE WILL BE MADE ON THE DAY 

ABOUT:
A fun weekend for anyone who owns a Figaro. Includes optional overnight camping, convoy driving, treasure hunt, fancy dress, dancing and buckets of laughs and fun with other owners. It really is a fantastic weekend away! If you want to see the fun of past years
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WINGS AND WHEELS DUNSFORD PARK 2015      

DATE: 29/30 AUGUST 2015

ENTRY COST: A SMALL CHARGE WILL BE MADE ON THE DAY 

ABOUT:
Our club have been invited to display our cars at this prestigious event which is firmly established as one of the UK's most popular family days out , Dunsfold Wings & Wheels will be returning to the historic setting of Dunsfold Aerodrome (home of BBC's Top Gear), Guildford, Surrey. The Show had an outstanding variety of dynamic aviation and motoring displays, iconic cars, shopping and arena attractions.
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SURREY CLASSIC VEHICLE GATHERING 2015      

DATE: 20 SEPTEMBER 2015

ENTRY COST: FREE TO ALL FIGARO OWNERS CLUB MEMBERS  

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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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We will be adding more events next month! 

 

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Rear Fog Light Problem

Rev's pulse in P
Clicking front passenger wheel area
QUESTION 
Hello all you fig electrical guru's...... I have a problem with little figs rear fog light. The switch was damaged so I have fitted a new one today. The original switch was a three pin type, so I fitted a new three pin switch. The original switch has been damaged and not working since we have owned the car, therefore I don't know if the circuit was working before I fitted the new switch today. Anyway..... when I put the fog lights on, the reversing buzzer sounds!! Any ideas??? Sandy.

ANSWER
I think that's because you either have the connections round the wrong way and you are powering the negative part which is probably shared with the reversing light or your using the wrong type of switch. Normally switches have symbols on them that show the connections, also just because it has three connections doesn't mean the are all the same...

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QUESTION 
My wife's Fig has always had problems with idling and holding revs while driving around town. I've tried numerous things with it including changing the Lambda sensor and increasing the idle speed but it still sort of pulses from 900 up to 1200 revs and back again when stationary and almost stalls sometimes when going up a hill. I bought the new Lambda sensor off eBay but after getting the garage to install it, it made no difference to the running of the car so figured it maybe wasn't the issue. Replaced the cold idle valve at the weekend with a new unit but that hasn't helped either so found the GJNorthall link about the diagnostics, checked them last night and only got 2 or 3 flashes (at the most) from the green LED at 2000 rpm in P suggesting there's still an issue with the Lambda sensor's function. Going to buy a second replacement Lambda sensor and replace it again but just wanted to confirm if anyone else had similar pulsing issues with the revs and what the outcome was. Also, aside from eye-balling the cabling into the sensor, is there anything else I should do to make sure the sensor is faulty? Thanks!

ANSWER
Had one with the same sort of symptoms and it was the blanking plug on the small pipe at the back of the intake chamber missing. Also does it make any difference with the windows down ? Nick.

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QUESTION 
Any thoughts or similar experiences that anyone has on this would be really gratefully received, as we are completely stumped at the moment! When trying to drive out this morning, Bobby was making a clicking/scraping noise from near the front passenger wheel area. The noise is there regardless of going forwards or backwards; remained the same with the engine off and my husband pushing. Other than coming from the general area close to the front passenger wheel, we couldn't see anything that could be the source of the noise. From searching online, I'm wondering if it could be the CV joint - does anyone have experience of this failing in their car and what noise it made? Any ideas of things to check in order to diagnose? Otherwise, I guess we need to get a tow truck to take it him to the garage for a proper check!? Many thanks, Adele

ANSWER
A worn cv joint does make a clicking noise but usually when driving with the steering on a full lock under load ,unlikely to hear it by just pushing it .Scraping noise could be from brakes -pads or back plate rubbing. Nick

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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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