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Discussion in 'Punto 1.3 MJD 90 HP' started by Omar, Mar 31, 2015.

  1. Omar

    Omar Amatore

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    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    Quick update on 1st free servicing of my Evo, post 6 months of ownership.

    1) Got the ECU upgraded to eliminate jerking in 3rd gear
    2) Turbo lag reduced in 2nd gear
    3) Gear shift has become more smooth: especially in 1st gear. Sometimes it was difficult to slot in the gates.

    Overall impressions of KHT Fiat Service (Bangalore)

    1) They do a decent and honest job with the car.
    2) Washing leaves a lot to be desired. Not very detailed. Can live with that though
    3) The centre manager is very proactive in listening to your concerns and providing solutions.
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  2. Omar

    Omar Amatore

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    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    So the Evo completed 10K on the odo recently, and went for its second service in KHT Fiat, Bangalore. Some major points attended during the checkup:

    1) Gear stick shuddering in 3rd gear (whirring sound) - got this rectified
    2) Stiff gears unable to slot into the right gates on time - lubrication done to deal with this issue.

    I request the forum experts to please provide their opinion on the following:

    1) Attached is a pic of a slight dent on the left hand side door, with the paint layer having been cracked. Due to the white color, the dent is not so visible, however I am worried about the chipped paint.
    2) I spoke to FASS and he quoted close to 6k for the complete denting and painting work. Now, I am not convinced it should actually cost that much. Moreover they don't do vaccum denting. Its the traditional way of inserting a rod to flatten out the dents.
    3) Can someone please suggest alternatives for this?

    Thanks,
    Omar
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  3. Deepak

    Deepak Regolare

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    Bengaluru
    Punto Evo 1.3 90 HP
    get a second opinion from local garages. Below garages have good reviews.

    1. Automechs Kormangala 1st block.
    2. Trend Automobiles, GB Palya, EC Hosur road.

    FASS always quote high. So be assured that it will be than 6k :)
  4. Omar

    Omar Amatore

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    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    @Deepak - thank you for your advice.

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