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Discussion in 'Punto 1.3 MJD' started by puntosat, Mar 24, 2012.

  1. puntosat

    puntosat Superiore

    Go to any big shop in J C Road bylanes..u'll get it

    Total cost incl labor..Rs300
  2. puntosat

    puntosat Superiore

    Got my 2nd free service done yesterday at AAdya...

    Kms 14K , 7 months

    Total cost : Rs 5452

    I must say service experience was very good..

    Car was picked up & dropped free of cost...bang on time

    Was serviced in about 3 hours..and got call from SA explaining what was done (he had called before for any issues as well)

    After replacing air,fuel filters etc..car seems slightly spirited in 2 nd gear...

    Feels smoother as well..(may be its a mental feeling :) )

    Car was spanking clean in & out...

    Anyways Kudos to Aadya for the way they responded..
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  3. puntosat

    puntosat Superiore

    Heading to the land of sun & sand this weekend..

    Ye..its Goa..

    ALmost decided on B'lore->Hubli->Karwar route..return journey via AMboli ghats...

    Below is the place..its a huge 5 bed room villa...

    We are 6 ppl travelling...in 2 cars My Punto & another Swift...

    Le Reve Villas - Luxury Villas in Goa
  4. punto_emotion

    punto_emotion Esperto

    Grande Punto 1.3
    Wow! This is great time to visit Goa! Have a blast and do return with Travelogue and pics :) Happy and Safe journey
  5. raj29

    raj29 Superiore

    @puntosat, can you share your 2nd free service bill details !!
    Curious to know what are the charges incured, did the SA suggest Breakpad replacement?

    Have a blast @ Goa.
  6. puntosat

    puntosat Superiore

    Don't have it right now..will try scanning it..I can recall all the usual like air & fuel filter,engine oil,and 4-5 very minor things less than Rs 100 each...ac some part...about Rs 300...

    I had replaced brake pad at around 12K itself..cost Rs 3.2 K....

    Usually at second service for most 2012 Punto models they are replacing brake pads...
  7. puntosat

    puntosat Superiore

    Here it goes..I'm back from a 4 day Goa vacation...

    One word to summarize the whole trip would be "FANTABULOUS"..

    Kms: 1514
    Avg mileage: 15.5 (full time AC + 5 adults + boot full + 120 to 130 speed on NH4 + 250kms of drive within Goa)

    Place of stay:Le Reve Villas - Luxury Villas in Goa

    Cost:10K/day for 10 ppl

    Bangalore-Goa route taken:
    Onward : B'lore->Chitradurga->Hubli ->Yellapur->Karwar->Panaji (Time:11 hrs with 2 hours stoppage time)
    Return:panaji->Sawantawadi->Amboli->Belgaun->Chitragdurga->bangalore(Time: 13hrs with 4 hours stoppage time)
    Our ride: (will talk about the duel between these two cars later)
    Punto 76HP 2012 OB active
    Swift 2011 VDI

    My car ready for Goa with a previous day wash

    8 adults + 3 kids..

    Day 1:

    We started off at 5am sharp at Gorguntepalya on Dec 8th..reached Chitradurga by 7:30 and some place for tea close to Davangere at 8 am..

    pic @tea stall


    Had bfast at Kamat near Ranebennur..and then Reached a deviation 45kms before Hubli which goes direct to Kalatagi..saved about 30kms but not a smooth road..we may have saved 30 mins max..
    After kaltagi..smooth sailing till Karwar @1pm..

    Scenic road from karwar and first view of Sea..this town is simply beautiful….had lunch and set off to Panaji at 2:15 pm..
    Smooth ,but small curvy road till Panaji…heavy traffic…all the way…reached our villa by 4:40 pm..and here something astonishing happened..

    There was a very steep incline just before villa..very steep and suddenly the swift car I was driving does not move in 1st gear..I put to reverse gear & it started moving forward ..but with not much power..voila…!!!

    No other gears working…5 ppl on board including 3 kids…man the hand break saved us..else we would have endlessly moved backwards and fallen off a cliff..parked the car as is on the steep road..got everyone out..villa owner came running to us..there was a thick burnt smell ..gears were not slotting at all now…it was a free gear level with no slots..I suspected damage to gear box system and thought our vacation was screwed…I though a minimum of 10K expense..

    The villa owner was gracious enough to call a mechanic named Baban..who came to our help in flat 5 mins..he opened the bonnet..he just took out one spanner and removed Bosch air filter..and what we saw was the link rod connecting gears to engine was hanging loosely because the washer had fallen down somewhere…what we did was simply jugaad style..found a iron string and tied the link rod back…and said car is good to go..don’t even bother ..u can go back to B’lore & replace washer..

    We were jittery…so asked him for some contacts in service station (Sai service on Mapusa road)…they were closed for the day & next day was closed being Sunday..we decided to trust baban..and we were not wrong..car had no issues..we replaced washer on Monday morning ..10 min job..cost Rs 10 :)

    Best part was baban refused to take even a single paisa….but we have him Rs 100..fantastic guy…nice to see such good human beings still around..mechanic on his phone..see pic


    We freshend ourselves up..and went to Saturday night Arpora market (Macky’s)..man this place was out of world…with 90% foreigners…young crowd..booze & dance all round..see pic below

    One guy sang tirelessly for 3 hours endless…amazing..performace..all chartbusters…rock & hindi..& samba..etc..we danced too..and burnt lot of calories…pick of the lot was Gangnam style song which was perfectly sung…see pic below



    We had a great time trying out various cocktails..had dinner and retuned back to Villa..and crashed to bed..

    Watch out for Day 2…
  8. puntosat

    puntosat Superiore

    Can somebody detail out how to rename this thread??
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  10. puntosat

    puntosat Superiore

    Day 2 report should be done by tmrw....till then enjoy the snap..or go through Day 1 report earlier in thread if you have not gone through already


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