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Concerns, suggestions for damaged front left wheel.

Discussion in 'Tyres & Alloys' started by sriramr9, May 28, 2014.

  1. sriramr9

    sriramr9 Amatore

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    Hi All

    Had an inspection done to the under body, this model of fiat cars were provided with a metal plate that took the weight of the car, i was 100% fortunate in this case. Lower arm was not touched in this case as the car's left wheel was the victim, had it been the right hand side the vehicle would have rested on the lower arm directly.

    Thanks FIAT for the metal plate in the under body.

    1. Oil levels, all oil levels, (No issues found)
    2. Denting of engine guard. (A special tool was used to pull out the dent)
    3. inspecting left lower arm for visual damage for repair. (None, the metal guard took the abrasion and beating)
    4. Suspension check (any specifics here ?) including mounts. (No issues no squeaks, noise, screech found while driving on rough surfaces.)
    5. check for any rubbing with front wheel on account of the under body damage. (None)
    6. Check tire pressure and in case of puncture to fix the same. (None)
    7. Wheel alignment and balancing. (Done)
    8. repairing plastering scratches in front bumper.(Next visit.)

    Posting pictures of the manhole, dented metal plate the repaired and under body coat done post repair and alignment balancing. DSCN1837.jpg DSCN1838.jpg DSCN1849.jpg
    The vehicles entrie weight was resting on this dented area. Being cast iron it s strong enough to bend and withstand what it went through.
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    The left wheel post the deadly ordeal all abrasions and blistered.
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    Wheel weight added
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    the metal plate was also sprayed with the under body coat after it was pulled outwards.
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    The under body coat was done for a measly 1600 bucks, FIAPL is promoting this
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    the bumper's finish has gone for a toss might need to shell a few grand to bring back to original shape
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    The infamous manhole cover that gave up right in the middle of an entrance of a lane though not an arterial one.

    Any idea how to take this up to the higher ups so people like me do not suffer going forward ?
    Last edited: Jun 1, 2014
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  2. asimpleson

    asimpleson Esperto

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    Looking at the bumper abrasion, you could surely get away with some filler and touch-up job given the low position of those paint peel-offs. Get hold of some expert third party painter who can do this job for a lot less than SC.
  3. sriramr9

    sriramr9 Amatore

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    ts not so superficial as it appears here, it s got some deep cuts and sizable chunk of black has chipped off :)
  4. asimpleson

    asimpleson Esperto

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    Well a macro shot could show that. :)

    Anyways, there are good filler materials (alternatives) now for plastic bumpers or plastic bumper welding sticks that are rather not too common in India yet. Just suggesting if you don't wanna claim insurance. Since new bumpers and labour are not exactly cheap.
  5. sriramr9

    sriramr9 Amatore

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    Do you have hyperlinks to the same. Any idea where to order cyclo silicone spray that can be utilized for power windows channels lubrication?
  6. asimpleson

    asimpleson Esperto

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    I am not aware of cyclo silicone spray. But conventional silicone spray cans should work as well. Basically it is a lubricant so maybe most silicone spray cans could work.

    As regards, bumper plastic welding sticks ample of video is already available on youtube.

    The kit here is sold along with a special temp control gun brand Steinel by a dealer at Andheri, Mumbai. He sells the whole thing with those melting sticks to SCs and body workshops as a kit only with gun. Maybe you could ask about it to body repair shops etc.

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