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Drop in Pick up for Punto

Discussion in 'Technical' started by SOOZ_P, Aug 31, 2013.

  1. SOOZ_P

    SOOZ_P Regolare

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    Grande Punto 1.3
    I have been facing a drop in pick up in first and second gear since few days. I have been to KHT FASS for check up but they took a test drive but saying everything is normal. Is any other way to check? My 2 yr service is pending in November. Can I do the servicing earlier to the mentioned date ? Current ODO reading is 14K.
  2. PatchyBoy

    PatchyBoy Esperto

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    The service schedule is 15,000 kms or 1 year. Is this the second free service or the third? You can tell them you are planning a long drive and would like the service to be done before you leave.

    Rajan
  3. SOOZ_P

    SOOZ_P Regolare

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    Ranjan, if you consider the 5K normal check ups as a service then yes, it is the 3rd service which is due. Let me try that. But will it resolve the issue? I was just trying different options to get a confirmation that everything is normal as suggested by KHT guys.
  4. DRIV3R

    DRIV3R Esperto

    For poor pickup, initial troubleshooting:


    • Clean/Replace air filter
    • Check turbo hose for cuts/leaks which would mean black smoke and loss of pickup

    Sometimes, it can be fuel quality too. Try tanking up from an other bunk and see.
  5. Sam

    Sam Amatore

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    Mumbai
    This sometimes happens to my car too and I take it as its "mood swing" :) Someday it just wants to fly making me difficult to control in traffic and someday it says please be patient. I try to adjust my mood based on hers and by now I really know why FIAT named it "Emotion". It has emotions and more like human beings and that's why we feel so very connected with it.

    BTW, I try to treat these symptoms generally by cleaning/replacing air filter and disconnecting and reconnecting -ve terminal. But there can be other problems too as posted by DRIV3R above.

    - - - Merged Post - - -

    Also keep an eye on tyre pressure too, even that matters.
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  6. bhai

    bhai Esperto

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    Ahmednagar
    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    @SoozThis problem is big mystry for FASS also.From 2009 I am trying to solve but coudn't succeed
  7. SOOZ_P

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    Guys, since two days I drove my punto with bit high rpms for initial 2 gears. Today evening I felt that car came to normal mode. The pick up is good. Is this some kind of dust or something that is cleared now? This is quite surprising :confused:
  8. Sam

    Sam Amatore

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    You just showed an MJD what it meant to be one. Take it on a spirited drive (high rpm) on regular intervals to let ECU believe that you know what an MJD is ;) Nowadays I always change gears at 3000 rpm. Reason? Just love revving it and enjoy the flight feeling ;)
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  9. bhai

    bhai Esperto

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    Ahmednagar
    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    Visited FIAT exclusive ASS M/s Aadyam Motors, Aurangabad. Handed over car for 3rd service.

    Mechanic told me they will replace EGR Valve on trial & error basis for problem of poor performance.

    I shall update after servicing of car.

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