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Fiat Linea/ Punto - "Did You Know" Series....

Discussion in 'Technical' started by VahanPujari, May 15, 2010.

  1. My TJet has on all the 4 wheels but strangely it is not as bad as my earlier Linea FIRE.
  2. I don't think so. It's common for all disc brakes. It's more or a problem with alloy wheels as it deposits more on the visible parts of the wheel. I had it on my old Palio as well which had steel wheels, though I had to clean it less often as not much of it would deposit on the outside surface of the wheel.
  3. fiatlover

    fiatlover Esperto

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    Bangalore/Kasargod
    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.4
    It's brake dust and I dont think it's dependant alloy wheels or non-alloys. I have it from day one. And I see it only on the front wheels, most probably because of the disc brakes. Just splash a bucket of water on the wheels and most of it goes away.

    Need to take the dust to a testing lab to check whether it is carbon or asbestos or some other footprint. ::V
  4. Yes, it doesn't matter if it's steel or alloy. I meant, with a steel wheel most of the brake dust stays on the inside part of the wheel and you don't see it on the outside as much. With an alloy, due to the many large gaps it deposits easily all over the wheel and needs cleaning more often.

    See this picture. Taken after driving about 150-200 km (mostly highway) after a good cleaning.
    http://www.flickr.com/photos/dbanik/5461668044/
    Compare the front and rear wheels.
  5. Dilip_dmk

    Dilip_dmk Superiore

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    Delhi, India
    New Delhi
    Grande Punto 1.2
    Re: Do you know ?

    The warning light I ws talking abt :-

    :arrow: [attachment=0:qu5fpxd7]PC080065.JPG[/attachment:qu5fpxd7]

    PC080065.JPG
  6. anicaution

    anicaution Amatore

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    Kolhapur
    Re: Do you know ?

    Its about lights of car. It glows when issue with any of light & message is displayed on screen
  7. Dilip_dmk

    Dilip_dmk Superiore

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    Delhi, India
    New Delhi
    Grande Punto 1.2
    Re: Do you know ?

    The owners maual says -

    EXTERNAL LIGHT FAILURE (amber)
    The warning light will come on when a fault to one of the following lights is detected:
    – side/taillights
    – brake lights
    – rear fog lights
    – direction indicators
    – number plate lights.
    The fault may be caused by:eek:ne or more
    burnt lamps, a blow protection fuse or interruption
    of the electrical connection.


    However in the active version of Punto , only this light comes up and no error message display is shown on the MID ...
    We have to physically check for all the lights ..
  8. Tony

    Tony Esperto

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    Kalamboli, Navi Mumbai
    Kuwait
    Grande Punto 1.2
    Re: Do you know ?

    Once again Thank you Dilip :)
  9. Cinju

    Cinju Esperto

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    Hi Deb..for 150-200 km that is more than expected. This 150-200 km stretch how was the traffic ? What you can do is keep your leg off the brake pedal ...:) (Hey I am just joking...). One thing I would recommend you is try changing your driving style a bit. Use gears (gear down) for slowing purpose and brake as an assistance for that. I am not telling that your driving style is bad or may be you are doing something similar already. This can help to reduce it to some extend.
  10. Ok, the 150-200km was probably a bit inaccurate. Maybe more like 300-400km. I don't remember exactly when i cleaned the wheels before that, but I had less than 500km on my odo at that time of taking this picture. This photo was after a ~120km highway drive with speeds varying between 80-170 km/h. There was some fairly heavy brake use during that. The city part before that (unsure of the exact distance) was with light brake usage.

    On my Palio which had steel wheels, I would have to clean the wheels once a month or even less frequently. Now, I have to do it every few days. The only other difference is: that was Delhi and this is Bangalore.

    :eek:fftopic PaddleShifter commented on my photo that the grey wheel suits my car, and I kind of agree. :) Maybe I should rotate my wheels every week to keep the color even! :lol: Would be a good exercise. With my Palio, I once managed to rotate the wheels in 1 hour (using the standard jack and spare wheel, 6 changes in all).

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