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Happy fun with my new 1.3 MJD: 1,20,000 KM Completed

Discussion in 'Punto 1.3 MJD' started by anicaution, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. anicaution

    anicaution Amatore

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    Kolhapur
    Brought new grande punto on 27-09-2010.
    Loved the fun with long tours..............
    Enjoyed drives to Goa twice, Ratnagiri & Pune.
    Completed 2200 Kms within 17 days.

    Great milage, driving comfort, excellent on road..goes like ....zooooooooooom....

    Only getting "thun" background score whenever goes through path holes..........
    .....huh.........need to show at first sevice.

    Please tell if any one knows what problem is.......

    Will keeping posting........

    (Talking with Gautam for alloys but H 325 is not available.)

    Aniket
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  2. J Ravi

    J Ravi Esperto

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    Bangalore
    Re: Happy fun with my new 1.3 MJD: Bossa Nova

    Congratulations and best wishes, anicaution, on becoming a proud owner of a precious Punto. Continue to enjoy driving your Punto! :)
  3. vIjAy_kHaSa

    vIjAy_kHaSa Esperto

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    Panchkula
    Re: Happy fun with my new 1.3 MJD: Bossa Nova

    Congrats on your new car
    the thud noise from back is normal if back seat is not occupied
  4. kaps

    kaps Superiore

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    Arakkonam
    Re: Happy fun with my new 1.3 MJD: Bossa Nova

    Congrats Aniket. BNW seems to be the most widely chosen color. Where are the pics?
  5. Bala

    Bala Esperto

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    Villupuram
    Re: Happy fun with my new 1.3 MJD: Bossa Nova

    Congrats,happy motoring.
    That thud sound is common with Puntos,is it due to the spare wheel at the rear,which jumps and makes a sound?!
  6. PaddleShifter

    PaddleShifter Staff Member Janitor

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    Chandigarh
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Re: Happy fun with my new 1.3 MJD: Bossa Nova

    No sir. That thud is heard from suspension area and is heard only when the rear seats are not occupied.
    I believe that when the rear seats are unoccupied, the rear shockers recoil at a good speed and the metal strikes when they reach back to their normal position.

    But, when the rear seats are occupied, the suspension gets a bit pressed down because of the load and does not strike back since it never goes back fully upwards to its maximum limit.

    In the pic below, I've shown coil springs but the thud may be coming from the gas filled shock absorbers. :confused

    Suspension.jpg
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  7. Pran

    Pran Superiore

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    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Re: Happy fun with my new 1.3 MJD: Bossa Nova

    @PaddleShifter : very informative and crude representation.
    The thud at the rear is normal , just slow down a bit more at the humps. One "issue" :lol: that I have noticed is unlike other cars Punto travels smoothly over huge pothhole, in effect none of us bother to slow down at these big ones, so I assume ,long term, all of us are going to have suspension issues earlier than the others. FYI, all suspension warranty expires at 30k or 35k km, so all those who are afraid of upgrading their Fiat shoes for warranty reasons just do it once you have done 35k, no warranty coverage after that.
  8. PaddleShifter

    PaddleShifter Staff Member Janitor

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    Chandigarh
    Grande Punto 1.3
    Re: Happy fun with my new 1.3 MJD: Bossa Nova

    @Anicaution- Congrats on your Punto. Enjoy your beauty. ::T
  9. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

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    Re: Happy fun with my new 1.3 MJD: Bossa Nova

    Welcome aboard, Aniket
    Get Anti-roll bars and also Ball joints checked
  10. Bala

    Bala Esperto

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    Villupuram
    Re: Happy fun with my new 1.3 MJD: Bossa Nova

    Good explanation Paddle shifter! ::T ,I can see a future asst. professor of PGI in you! :mrgreen: .You are a thinker :clap

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