Discussion in 'Linea 1.4 Fire' started by VahanPujari, May 16, 2010.
My punto has also done around 51k on stock clutch. very slight hardness is there thats all!!
I have done 79k Kms on stock clutch. The gear shifting had gone harder sometime ago but in 75k service they oiled something and its good now.
The release bearing makes whistling noise sometimes but it can still last some more atleast till next service.
Happy with clutch life, can't complain as dad have habit of not shifting down and slipping clutch to pickup speed.
Couple of important points:
- Out of 5000, few are currently active, may be about 1000?
- that list is not comprehensive It's just a glimpse, last 2-3 months posts. If one digs deeper, more dirt can be found under the carpet
You have a point there. This is what an ASC (all brands) usually do.
However, in my case, I had to push for clutch change when the clutch became hard, both the times. It was not suggested by TASC. 1st time I had to pull out details saying that I reported hard clutch earlier twice before 30K kms but clutch was not changed and the issue continued. Now also, TASC did not suggest clutch change. I asked that if I'm ok with hard clutch & gears, will this continue to run as it is if I do not change it. He said that it'll continue to run but may be after 5-6 months gear shift can get harder. I decided not to continue with this hard clutch torcher anymore (my knees are giving way due to this) and decided to change it. I had to call SA to add it in job card.
Just to add, linealover (not active in TFI these days ) has completed 55k Kms. with the stock clutch and still going good. I have completed 31,000 and there is no sign of hardness till now. My friend in Hyderabad who owns Punto (he is not in TFI) has completed 45k and going good with the stock clutch. There are many more which I can quote who are doing good.
OT:- I replaced the clutch on my previous car Getz at 35k kms. I reported some hardness and know what, Hyundai was kind enough to replace the clutch itself and charged me Rs. 8500 (with labour) for the same and they told me they have solved the hardness issue.
Why am I not surprised ?!
However, in South Soccerfan and a few others had issues with Clutch. Here is what they had to say....
Following are a few more samples outside of the sample list posted in last page. I could check posts only in last few days. Can't go on. Have much better things to do in life . However, buyers & market seem to be noticing things.
Yes I still do love my Palio and it deserves all of that love. The Palio S10 has been the best car I have owned till date. It was a hoot to drive and as reliable as any Toyota! When I sold it it even had the original interior bulb working. Why wouldn't I love it?
Now why does the same driver, driving on the same route at the same times during the day have clutch problems in another Fiat?
Traffic might be different
The route is still the same. The time taken is also the same
VP your thread has been threadjacked!
Although it's an apples to oranges comparison, but in general the components on the Palio's drivetrain were definitely very solid. Clutches, brakes,suspension all lasted a lot. And the one's who've driven the Palio know that it has strong brakes. And the 1.9D is one brute of an engine which needs a strong clutch.
The aftermarket parts are nothing but a poor replacement to the high quality genuine ones. The aftermarket clutch kits in the PalioD have died at bang 35k twice now! The original went 80k+.
It's a contentious topic but anywhere i look, i don't see cars being built to last these days.
Amit(VP), Do you think your driver's driving style contribute for series of problems. Usually drivers won't take care of the car like owner. Just a doubt , may not be true
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