Coron, Palawan

Pristine sands, transparent waters, and starry skies: Coron is simply one of the best places we’ve ever been to.

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Sisiman Bay, Bataan

If you happen to be in Mariveles, take a detour via the old zigzag road. This will bring you an overlooking view of Sisiman Bay.

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Related link:
Bataan Reunion 2017

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Periodic Maintenance Schedule (PMS) for EcoSport

To prevent damage to your EcoSport due to neglect, a strict schedule in performing vehicle maintenance procedure must be followed. This is called the Periodic Maintenance Schedule (PMS).

The idea behind the PMS is simple: perform maintenance procedure as you cover some road distance (measured in km) and as the vehicle ages. Consumable parts are replaced once they reach the end of their service life (as checked against a certain threshold). Below is a list of key maintenance procedure that must be attended to as part of the PMS:

  • Replace oil every 10,000 km (at most every 20,000 km)
  • Replace oil filter whenever new oil is used
  • Replace drive belt every 80,000 km to 100,000 km
  • Replace engine batteries (DIN 44 or 55) every 2 to 3 years
  • Replace coolant fluid every 240,000 km or top-up as needed
  • Replace brake/clutch fluid every 60,000 km or top-up as needed
  • Replace all tires every 5 years (including spare tire)
  • Replace cabin filter (air-con) every 20,000 km or as needed
  • Clean brakes every 10,000 km or as needed
  • Replace brake pads/shoes once minimum thickness is reached
  • Replace spark plugs every 40,000 km (up to 80,000 km) or as needed
  • Replace engine air filter every 40,000 km or as needed
  • Replace fuel filter every 40,000 km or as needed
  • Replace wipers every 5 years or as needed
  • Replace remote key battery every 3 to 5 years or as needed
  • Perform an under wash every 2 years (optional)
  • Perform an engine wash every 2 years (optional)
  • Replace transmission fluid AT/MT every 240,000 km
  • Replace clutch material (MT and AT) as needed (clutch material are designed to outlast the life of a vehicle when used properly)
  • Multi-point inspection such as checking instrument gauges, warning lights, horns, bulbs, washer and wiper operation, exterior lights, handbrake, seat belts, hood latch and hinges, wiring, pipes, hoses, heater, radiator, engine drive belt, steering and suspension, under body, brake system, A/C, bolt tightening, wheel rotation (as needed), refilling of wiper wash fluid, and battery health check, are also performed during PMS

Only vehicles that follow the dealer-recommended PMS are eligible to receive warranty claims within the vehicle’s warranty period of 3 years, or an equivalent of 100,000 km distance covered. Failure to perform key maintenance procedures will lead to costly repairs. Keep your EcoSport in good condition by following the recommended PMS.

Related link:
Warranty for EcoSport
FORD website on recommended vehicle PMS

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Strawberry Farm in Baguio

We picked some strawberries in this popular destination in La Trinidad, Baguio. Bring a cooler with lots of ice if you plan on bringing home your hand-picked berries. Enjoy picking early in the morning, and don’t rush!

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Nasugbu, Batangas

Just a few minutes driving from Tagaytay, welcome to Nasugbu.

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Parking Rates (Metro Manila and Other places)

This page started out as a personal collection of “parking rates information” on various places in Metro Manila. With the help of our visitors (like you), I hope to populate it with relevant parking rates information. To access the page, head directly to Parking Rates (Metro Manila and other places).

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Bolinao Lighthouse

Very fascinating to visit this light house in Bolinao, Pangasinan. While on the view deck, look west, and you will see passing cruise ships, out in the open sea!

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Replacing Remote Key’s Battery

EcoSport’s remote key may need battery replacement anywhere from 3 to 10 year interval, depending on usage. The remote uses a CR2032, a type of lithium button cell used in small low-power devices. Only a small prying tool (such as screw driver) is needed to open the remote’s casing and swap the old battery with a new one.

To watch a video on how to replace the battery of the remote key (for Trend and Ambiente variants), head directly to Replacing Remote Key’s Battery.

Related link:
Opening the Rear Door using the Remote
CR2032 Battery
EcoSport Transponder Key

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