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Fiat Palio 1.3 multijet overheating

Discussion in 'Classic and Retro FIAT's' started by praveenmohan84, Jul 10, 2014.

  1. praveenmohan84

    praveenmohan84 Timido

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    Dear all,
    I am a newbie. I own a fiat palio 1.3 mjt and i was so trouble some with the car. It has clocked 60k kms. Can any one please guide me .. what has to be done for overheating issues in multijet... i have checked the fans, serviced the radiator, checked the electicals.. but still the temperature gauge crosses the half mark..
  2. asimpleson

    asimpleson Esperto

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    Show it to a good FASS, compression test it, and check or replace head gasket; Since you say all other things are already checked.
  3. Fiatfin

    Fiatfin

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    Is the temp going all the way to the red line
  4. me_at_fiat

    me_at_fiat Regolare

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    @praveen

    I am not sure what can be the problem. But can suggest you something.

    Is your car maintained at FIAT ASS?? or it's serviced outside ASS??

    From my past experience Palio+Punto i quickly learned that never ever allow any tom dick harry mechanic to touch your fiat. FIAT cars are heavily engg and need an expert who can understand it. So if you are going outside to for service make sure that the person who is touching your car is FIAT specialist!!!!
  5. Fiatfin

    Fiatfin

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    Get the block checked for carbon deposition .too much or carbon will prevent your engine from venting off its heat.
    And tell about the temp meter how high does it goes
    I also have a similar experience with the Palio and Punto.Just never let a idot touch it.
    Punto current car.Palio still not sold
  6. praveenmohan84

    praveenmohan84 Timido

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    Hi evry one. Thank you for your idea... sorry my reply was very late.. i had a tough time with a mechanic.. who spoiled my car... it was my unicorn.. now its like a old oxen... often in mechanic shop... it was a guy in keelkatalai.. i had to take it for a oil change one fine day.. suddenly he said it was sone thing wrong in timing chain... and he replaced it.. also he did some thing and since then the car was problematic.. it ahowed up low oil symptoms and it ended up in engine sieze.. near madurai.. i spent nearly 1 lak dor my car till date .. still its not satisfactory.. after all fiat ss is also asking me to change the list of parts i have changed.. i am totally clueless.. my car is working now .. but it lacks the punch and charm it had before..
  7. praveenmohan84

    praveenmohan84 Timido

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    I am afraif fiat ss will not get what he has done to ny car.. can any one know a better guy who really is good in getting the 1.3MJT engine fixed..
  8. praveenmohan84

    praveenmohan84 Timido

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    My car is Fiat palio 1.3 MJT stile... 2008 model..
  9. mightymaveryk

    mightymaveryk Regolare

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    Grande Punto 1.3
    At present where you are now near Madurai? Have you checked the car with an FASS before you start with your long travel? I had my radiator fan damaged almost a year due to an accident but didn't let the engine die...
  10. asimpleson

    asimpleson Esperto

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    What is FASS diagnosis, what parts are they asking to change. The timing can again be checked and adjusted with a timing tool without changing timing chain again. The engine timing is very critical for cams/valves to operate in perfect sync. The clutch should also be checked for performance issues. Sometimes multiple issues can crop-up at once with varying degrees. Is the heating problem solved yet. Get the radiator and coolant lines checked again, also check the thermostat. Sometimes faulty fuel or clogged injectors along with bad fuel filter can also contribute to performance issues. Check all the aspects one by one ruling out the most common culprits.

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