Late Night Stroll at Vista Mall

Late night stroll at Vista Mall in Sta. Rosa, Laguna

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Cabin Air Filter (Pollen Filter)

I have recently received a genuine Ford cabin air filter (or pollen filter) from one of our readers. The cabin air filter prevents dust particles from reaching the part of the air-conditioning system that cools the air (the evaporator). The filter is replaced every 20,000 km or as necessary. While non-Ford filters are also available, they may not offer the same amount of usable surface area (that’s why they are so cheap, they use less material). I am glad someone thought of sending me this, I do not need to buy one for the next scheduled maintenance of our EcoSport.

Cabin air filter (or more accurately, pollen filter) is replaced every 20,000 km or as needed

To keep the cabin air filter free from molds (which in turn will cause foul smell to develop), always give time for the filter to reach ambient temperature before switching off the engine. You can do this by simply switching the air conditioner to fan mode only, for at least 5 to 10 minutes before switching off the engine. Occasionally, you may blow heated air through the filter or even use a disinfectant (we will make a separate tutorial for this in the future). Remember that the air you breathe inside the cabin passes through this filter, so it is important to replace it regularly.

To learn how to install or replace the cabin air filter (pollen filter) of an EcoSport, head directly to Replacing the Cabin Filter.

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Late Night Parking at S Maison

We’ve observed what appears to be an almost empty basement parking space at S Maison (at Conrad Manila) after a late night movie on June 12, 2019 (a nationwide holiday). I’m sure had we looked around, we’ll likely find other cars parked.

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This Text Was Sent From My Ford

EcoSport is equipped with a hands-free entertainment and vehicle information system called SYNC, which allows placing a call or sending a text message with just a few key presses. With a mobile phone connected to SYNC via Bluetooth, calls and text messages will now show up on the dashboard’s central display unit. You may then reply to a text message by selecting any of the default messages, such as “Heavy traffic”, “Can’t talk now”, or “Call you later”.

Each text message sent from your EcoSport using SYNC is appended by “This text was sent from my Ford”

For more information about SYNC, head directly to SYNC’s Hansfree Call and Text.

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EcoSport Warning Lights

Warning lights are used to indicate the status of a vehicle. Green and blue lights indicate that a component is activated. Yellow lights indicate that a component needs attention. Red lights indicate urgent and pressing error.

Warning Lights
Dashboard warning lights in an EcoSport

To learn what these warning lights mean and what to do when you encounter one, head directly to: EcoSport Warning Lights.

Related link: EcoSport Quiz: Warning Lights

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Celebrating 55555th Kilometer

After 2.5 years, our daily-driven 2017 EcoSport Trend MT has reached a mileage, or more accurately, kilometer-age of 55555. We have not encountered any issue with our unit since its purchase in December 2016. Thank you for keeping us safe on the road!

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Celebrating its 55555th kilometer

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A visit at a Philippine Naval Base

In June 2019, I had a chance to visit the Philippine Naval Base Pascual Ledesma in Cavite. I was invited to demonstrate to members and officers of the Philippine Navy how to bounce a signal off a satellite to greatly improve a radio’s range, far enough to reach nearby countries such as China, Malaysia, Korea, Singapore, Thailand, Vietnam, and Japan.

Naval Sea Systems Command
Bouncing a signal off DIWATA2 satellite

For details about this event, head directly to my blog on amateur radio.

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A full tank of gas

A few more of our readers sent token to cover the expenses for a full tank of gas. ECOSPORT DIY SERIES appreciates all the help sent by our readers. Maintaining a website is costly already, and one also needs to factor in the expenses required to carry out modification projects. I am reminded that there are people who care to share the costs of running this website, and thus, such a gesture is greatly appreciated. Thank you very much!

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