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  1. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

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    Mumbai
    Since Mahabaleshwar trip, I've been observing that the rear wheels while going over potholes at full speed, makes a thud noise sometimes. It happens only sometimes when the car goes abruptly over potholes. The sound is sharp Thud sound as if rear suspensions are non-existent. Else its completely usual & I forget it for a few days until I get the noise again suddenly sometime again. I think I've to lower the air pressure in rear tyres. If I remember, I filled 33 psi in front & 32 psi in rear in cold tyres. When warm, this translates into 37 psi & 36 psi.

    Anybody facing this?
  2. vIjAy_kHaSa

    vIjAy_kHaSa Esperto

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    1,352
    Panchkula
    Don't observe that thud while going over pothole.
    Tyre pressure is to be measured when cold so 33 & 32 is fine no need to lower it. I maintain 37 and 33 when cold so air pressure is not a problem.
    Check for any material lying loose in the boot.(Safety Triangle and Spare Bulbs)
  3. Arun1100

    Arun1100 Regolare

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    Bangalore
    I read the whole review. Took quite some time!!All I want to say is SUPERB and HONEST REVIEW. :clap
  4. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

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    The Letter "I" from the decal "Linea" from the boot is missing ::pP :cry:

    Don't know whether the washer guy caused it while washing or someone flicked it.
  5. NAREN64

    NAREN64

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    COIMBATORE
    When did you notice this, when you took the car from home or back from office.
  6. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

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    Mumbai
    I noticed it on Monday afternoon when I went out for a meeting - some other place & not at home or office. However, am not sure I paid attention on Monday morning while leaving for office. It might be possible that it got off during Sunday car wash or flicked by someone where I went for a meeting.

    I'll have to search for Letter "I". I think the entire set costs around 1000 bucks ::pP
  7. Pran

    Pran Superiore

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    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.3
    after "t" its an "i" now. Looks like some poor glue at factory. One of our member used Araldite to change the position of the "Punto" label towards the centre. It can be considered if you are going for a set.
  8. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

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    29,300 kms on the ODO. Time for 3rd Service. May be next week-end. Thinking of going to Fortune Powai. Here is the list of items to be done which I penned down. Pls suggest & add any items I'm missing which I should get it done :

    • Service including all scheduled items like Engine Oil change etc[/*:m:e24h1upp]
    • Should I change the Pollen Filter to new Mesh one?[/*:m:e24h1upp]
    • Tyre Rotation - Front to Rear on the same side i.e. Left front to Left rear - No X pattern rotation.[/*:m:e24h1upp]
    • Paint touch up on front bumper - While changing the lower bumper grill, TASC technician had a hard time removing the grill & in the process paint got peeled off from many spots on the bumper edges.[/*:m:e24h1upp]
    • ACC ECU update[/*:m:e24h1upp]
    • Wheel Alignment & Rotation[/*:m:e24h1upp]
    • Steering Locak issue - not working[/*:m:e24h1upp]
    • 3 M Paint Protection - 2nd free application[/*:m:e24h1upp]
    • Cigarette Lighter - Check if not working properly - Nokia charger looses current. Either Nokia charger is faulty or the lighter is losing current[/*:m:e24h1upp]
    • Check availability of Linea letters/ decal. Letter "I" is missing & may be I need to buy the entire set :confused [/*:m:e24h1upp]
    • Linea Scuff Plates - buy & fit[/*:m:e24h1upp]
    • Opening in the boot (near Fuel tank) & under the bonnet to cover with Wire Mesh to prevent Rat entry in car[/*:m:e24h1upp]
    • Check Clutch Hardness - feel slightly hard[/*:m:e24h1upp]
    • Check Suspension Struts - before its warranty gets expired at 30K kms (thanks FastLove for this info)[/*:m:e24h1upp]
    • Door locks to clean with WD40 & greased. 1 door feels slightly hard to open from outside.[/*:m:e24h1upp]
    • Tighten the Boot Lever (small rod which goes inside an opening in the body while closing the boot). It gets loosen & I've tightened it twice but just with my fingers and not with a spanner.[/*:m:e24h1upp]
    • Fuse Lid & Glove box - standard in every service :mrgreen: To ask for better fitment than present [/*:m:e24h1upp]
    • Earlier complaint - followup & check - some paint issues I mentioned few days back - a few small small dots from where paint has peeled off on bonnet, boot & a door. Very small dots not visible from 4-5 feet distance.[/*:m:e24h1upp]

    Pls add if I'm missing out any standard or usual item that I should get it checked & done.
  9. amogh

    amogh Staff Member Janitor

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    Pune
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Sell the car

    Book the Linea T-Jet

    Go home

    Wait for a few days

    Go to the dealer

    Do the PDI

    Take delivery of the Linea T-Jet

    Go home

    Start a new ownership thread on TFI


    Samjha ?
  10. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

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    :lol ha ha ha Thats a good "Algorithm" !!!

    Now thats a tough one (looking at 15-pg long this very ownership report). Isn't it? :mrgreen:

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