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Discussion in 'Linea 1.4 Fire' started by VahanPujari, May 16, 2010.

  1. amit

    amit Superiore

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    Navi Mumbai
    I sold my Palio with about 85,000 kms on the odo and the car was running on it's original clutch.

    The problem is specific to the Linea & Punto and thats what saddens me. Clearly Fiat has cut corner's in quality and deservingly paid the price for it.
  2. J Ravi

    J Ravi Esperto

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    Bangalore
    It's a wear-and-tear part depends on driving style and type of usage. In city driving, the clutch wears out faster than the highway driving. My Linea has completed almost 57 k km and the clutch is fine alright without any issues so far. I too used to pose the same question, whenever my Linea visited Concorde Motors, Mysore Road. Every time, I was told that the clutch would be fine for another 5 k km. The only indicators of clutch-failure is, when depressed and released, if the clutch pedal does not come back to the original position, the clutch slave cylinder could be the culprit. If the clutch pedal becomes hard, clutch plates need to be replaced. I remember that the clutch plates were replaced within 50 k km in my previous vehicles, MS Omni/Versa with the same style of driving [mostly on highways].
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  3. punto_emotion

    punto_emotion Esperto

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    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.3
    @ Ravi Sir, I believe you know the art of getting the best from your vehicle and how to handle her with care :clap Be it clutch, tyres etc...
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  4. PatchyBoy

    PatchyBoy Esperto

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    Totally agree. My Palio ran on OE clutch all of 77K kms, till I sold her. The OE brake pads failed at 13 K Kms and the replacement (also OE) lasted 64 K kms :D. This was with a mix of 75% city and 25% highway.

    Rajan
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  5. teky

    teky Esperto

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    Chennai
    Will do Abdul. Mine was a 2010 model with same specs as that of 2009, so I highly doubt it being different from others.

    Too much of love towards your Palio Amit bhai. You are seeing others with similar models running substantially more mileage than others and this may be a case of driving style combined with poor workmanship which lead to pre-mature wear of Clutch. So let's not generalize it.


    Thanks Ravi sir. So you've exceeded what other vehicles provided which means that the Fiat clutch is certainly good.


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  6. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

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    Mumbai
    I had Ford Ikon & never had any issues with Clutch. When I sold her at 85,000 kms, the OEM clutch was still going strong. The same car was also driven in the same route my residence to office daily which remained unchanged till now.
    There are so many here who had to change clutch at around 30K kms which is a very short life.

    Here are a few of them:

    http://www.teamfiat.co.in/engine-co...-mjd-linea-suggestions-needed.html#post137186

    http://www.teamfiat.co.in/linea-1-4-fire/25-fiat-linea-1-4-fire-emotion-pack-73.html#post136676
    http://www.teamfiat.co.in/service-center-reviews/1192-kht-motors-bangalore-25.html#post134261
    http://www.teamfiat.co.in/punto-1-3...ort-my-punto-mjd-emotion-pack.html#post135683
    http://www.teamfiat.co.in/electrica...r-my-linea-costing-rs-15000-a.html#post132626
    http://www.teamfiat.co.in/punto-1-3-mjd/34-fiat-grande-punto-mjd-emotion-pk-18.html#post134489

  7. jumu

    jumu Superiore

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    Chennai
    @teky

    I checked with my friend on General patters road and he said VALEO clutch full kit made in France is available at Rs.8000/- while LUK India is around Rs.4000/-

    Abdul
  8. sungoa2010

    sungoa2010

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    Goa
    I wonder whether the culprit is high inertia of the car with comparatively less torque along with frequent engagement of clutch.
    How is the clutch life in Tjets which has better power?
  9. teky

    teky Esperto

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    Chennai
    In the same forum we have many of them who are running fine, so my reply was asking for us to not generalize everything. Out of the 5000 odd members we've about 10 who had to change it which I consider miniscule taking into the account that people don't hesitate to post problems.

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  10. gurjinder

    gurjinder Staff Member Janitor

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    Punjab
    Just to add some food for thought - I wonder how many of those clutch changes were done by guillotine style - any problem related to clutch , just pull the guillotine and replace everything as it's covered in warranty or maybe is easier for the dealer that way.

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