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Discussion in 'Punto 1.3 MJD' started by soccerfan, Oct 29, 2010.

  1. Pran

    Pran Superiore

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    Waiting for your HU pictures.
  2. soccerfan

    soccerfan Regolare

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    Guys, Was busy/lazy :). Below are the pics of the HU. It has a color selection from among 31 colours
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    Odo has crossed 33K now. How many of you have replaced the brake fluid/transmission fluid/coolant during the 3rd service??
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  3. royj

    royj Esperto

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    That looks well integrated. Good job.
  4. soccerfan

    soccerfan Regolare

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    Saturday self checkup

    There was some kind of noise coming from the left front suspension occasionally. So today lifted the front left tide with the jack and inspected all the nuts for tightness. The left link rod nut was found to be a bit loose. Tightened it.

    Also found that the front left wheel well lining has broken from the screw which holds it to the front bumper underside and was dislodged from its normal position, all thanks to some of the poor roads that we Indians has to suffer :A.

    Found that the fog lamp mounting screws (both sides) has loosened a bit. Tightened that also. Engine guard nuts were tight even after so many hits. But the guard has rusted at many places due to the hits :(. Some of the rubber plugs under the body were torn from scrappings. Have to get a 3M under body coating as the coating has been tore off from many parts. The jack mounting point on the front left is slightly bent

    Looks like tyre replacement will be due in another 2-3K kms
  5. maverick

    maverick Amatore

    Even my 3.5 months old Punto had the same issue mentioned by you. Took it to TASS yesterday and got the left link rod nut tightened. Looks like a common issue with Punto.
  6. soccerfan

    soccerfan Regolare

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    Replaced my 31K run Yoko A-drives with XM1+ 195/70 R14. Badly needed some more GC. Cost is 5k/tyre. Compared to A-drives xm1+ is more quiet(more by a large amount i would say).

    Also straightened the sump guard and tightened the wheel well lining after putting another washer. There is some rattle from the driver side seat belt assembly. Planning to take it to TASS to fix that along with rear suspension noise which I have ignored for a long time
  7. soccerfan

    soccerfan Regolare

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    Bought a MyShaldan air freshner for my Punto. Also changed the OE horns to Roots Windtone (skoda type). The sound is muffled inside the car (just audible), but outside its a totally different thing :)
  8. soccerfan

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    Replaced the brake pads, transmission oil and brake fluids

    Update on the XM1+. The major difference I can see is the XM1+ are dead silent compared to A-Drives. Not a bit of noise from them. Downside is the A-drives were more grippy compared to the XM1+. In office MLCP, the A-drives never squealed. But the XM1+ squeals when taking high speed turns.
    Bought a kagu 3d mat for my Punto. Cost 4.2K
  9. Pran

    Pran Superiore

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    Is that your second brake pad? My second brake pad still has some life left, it was replaced at 30k (now 56k+) when there was just metal, no one noticed it then. Looks like Fiat has done some rework on the brake pads.
  10. soccerfan

    soccerfan Regolare

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    It was my first brake pad. lasted 37K kms :)

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