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Finally a Ownership Report of My Beauty PUNTO @ 3rd Service

Discussion in 'Punto 1.3 MJD' started by SOOZ_P, Nov 10, 2013.

  1. SOOZ_P

    SOOZ_P Regolare

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    Guys my Punto got deeply hurt on the boot door. It was parked on the street and when I saw a big dent is there at the back. As there is no scratch mark but big dent is there, I feel some kids may be hit with a football.

    Now what should I do?
    1- shall I go to FASS to fix it ? Or outside somewhere else ? Any good shops in bangalore?
    2- my TW Punto has so many deep scratches along with this dent. So any shop where both the finishing and dent removal can be done ??

    Please suggest guys. I want to fix my Punto ASAP. Can't see her like that for long.
    Thanks in Advance.


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  2. Tony

    Tony Esperto

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    Sorry to hear it, But the picture would have been better.
  3. SOOZ_P

    SOOZ_P Regolare

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    This is fixed now. went to a local garage and worked together to open the panel and push it from inside. Though the area is not accessible so easily but a little extension of arms will do. Approximately 95% dent gone. If you look closely then a small dent feels which is ok. Costed me 50 rupees. While removing the plastic cover, need to be careful as the inner screws are made up of plastic and you need to carefully pull it.


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  4. SOOZ_P

    SOOZ_P Regolare

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    ICE Performance

    I have recorded couple of songs played in for sound quality and performance while driving today back home.
    Here is the link,

    Sound quality slightly fluctuated as the car was in running mode.
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  5. hashjagz

    hashjagz Timido

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    Hi SOOZ_P

    It's marked as private. Can u please lift up the restriction?
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    SOOZ_P Regolare

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    Sorry, yes now it's public.


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  7. SOOZ_P

    SOOZ_P Regolare

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    Guys, I am feeling the gear is bit loose. When its in neutral, then the gear stick also very loose compared to earlier days. is it normal or I should check with FASS once? ? Considering a long drive to goa due in one month time, it shouldn't give some issue.

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  8. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    If gear is engaging properly and no other issue, it should be ok. But if you have time, no harm in getting it checked once, before you start your long journey.
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    Thanks Ravi. Will visit to KHT soon and check this. No, there is no problem in engaging gears. HOPE everything is fine.

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  10. SOOZ_P

    SOOZ_P Regolare

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    Visited to KHT FIAT last week and checked the car. They explained me that the greasing is done to the gear section and it should be fine. Surprisingly, its smooth now. As the vehicle was jumping also, they released the air and put 31 PSI in front Tyre and 32 PSI in the rear tyre again. They explained that as I keep the car outside, the air pressure sometime causes this issue due to heat. Well the remedy is, keep the car in cool place. Is that a practical reason? Well, that worked and the car is not jumping anymore with fresh air fill up.

    Now, here are some small mods planned next month for my punto. Need your suggestion guys
    1- Steering Cover and Gear Knob Cover
    Wanted to put covers for Steering and Knob but is there any good shop to do it ?
    Saw some threads about JC road, but any particular shop is trusted?
    Referred the Stanley thread, but do they work on these small things? I stay near murgesh palya, hence their Indira Nagar branch is nearer to me.
    2- Mobile Holder
    Planned since a while to have a mobile holder, mainly for GPS functionality.
    For my Samsung grand 2, is there any specific ones good which can be fitted to front shield?
    Searched few in Flipkart and ebay costing 400 rupees to 1000 rupees. Is there any good ones recommended?
    3- Need to remove the dent on the rear bumper(boot door) from a professional shop including the deep scratches which looks very odd.
    Now I think its time to make the changes. Is any specific shop good for this and approximate amount to be spent? (I will attach the pics soon).
    From threads, found that Sai is good along with Carz. But any specific body shop is good for TW Punto especially. Just need a clean job. Colour combination is a concern what I observed.

    I am gearing for the GOA trip as well... (29-08 to 01-09). That will be a new post :wink:
    Last edited: Jul 21, 2014

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