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Discussion in 'Punto 1.3 MJD' started by punto_emotion, Jul 2, 2012.

  1. punto_emotion

    punto_emotion Esperto

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    Guys, today morning got a shocker when I casually opened the bonnet. Last week after checking the brake fluid level, the service folks had left the brake fluid container open :shocked Luckily the cap was lying under the hood only. Have been driving the car for more than a week with brake fluid container open!



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  2. DRIV3R

    DRIV3R Esperto

    That's shocking bro! Brake and clutch share the same fluid.

    Do mention this blooper in the corresponding dealer's service thread.
  3. vj_v1

    vj_v1 Superiore

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    Those brake pads will last more than 5k kms easily.

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  4. punto_emotion

    punto_emotion Esperto

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    Couple of TFI stickers got peeled off either due to dust, rain or while washing. Hence wanted to have something long lasting and little different. Went to my regular sticker guy on KR road and got this done :up

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  5. punto_emotion

    punto_emotion Esperto

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    Time to celebrate another milestone

    Living truly to the expectation as a solid hatch, my Red Hotty completed 20k happy kms. With every passing km, the MJD is getting younger and younger. Looking ahead for many more wonderful miles with Fiat :up



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  6. punto_emotion

    punto_emotion Esperto

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    Two back to back highway drives bought a cheer to Punto as she was craving for it. Had been driving within city for a while, so MJD surely loved the highway. As a thanking gesture, she delivered my personal best mileage. Last noon was returning from my home deity, Devarayanadurga (near Tumkur). On a lazy noon, somehow turned on the sedate driving mode and drove @80-100 kmph range for about 75kms and this is what Punto had to offer with AC :D

    To make MJD breathe better, once in a while highway drive is surely recommended :up

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  7. punto_emotion

    punto_emotion Esperto

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    Happy news to share : Friends, while Punto is going as sturdy as ever, there has been an addition to my family. Blessed with a baby boy last week :) He already had two rides in Punto and seem to enjoy it :up

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  8. pabhishek

    pabhishek Esperto

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    Congrats for the baby punto_emotion!!!! :up
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  9. punto_emotion

    punto_emotion Esperto

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    I usually monitor tyre pressure once in two weeks and generally it stays @32 psi mark. But last week, when I checked the tyre pressure, really right tyre measured 15psi ! On the face of it could not notice any nail or puncture. Hence, headed straight to a tyre shop and he diagnosed a minute air leak from a small hole in side wallsnof GT 3. He tried fixing with tubeless puncture kit but it wasn't successful. Later, he advised a patch / heat puncture as a remedy. Hence, decided to use the tyre as spare wheel as I don't intend to change tyres as of now (tyres look good for another 15k kms). When I do, planning to change all 4. Here is a pic of side wall fix. Can it be used as spare tire? There was no bulge in the side wall when I checked for air leak. It was just a small pinpoint like hole.

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  10. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    Yes, small side wall damaged tyre can be used as spare tyre. Just keep checking to make sure it doesn't loose all air.
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