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Discussion in 'Punto 1.3 MJD' started by ghodlur, Jul 9, 2013.

  1. ghodlur

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    Visited the Balaji Fiat workshop, Thane for replacing the spares which were balance during the 1st year servicing. The rubber bushings for the rear springs which had been cracked were replaced under warranty. Also replaced was the front left quarter glass plastic beading which costed me Rs 40. Pics attached.

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    The underbody anti rust coating pics which I had recently got done from 3M.

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  2. pdydeva

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    I believe that rubber bushing is called thrust ring. Can you confirm? I got them replaced in my 2012 Punto. I complained a creaking noise while moving slowly over bumps and pot holes.
  3. ghodlur

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    Well, I was told they are called rubber bushings. They may be called thrust ring as you said, will try to get the correct part name.
  4. ghodlur

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    Had got the wheel alignment and balancing done for the Punto at Premji Trye plus in Thane. Also tyre rotation was done. Total cost Rs 600/- as against 800 charged otherwise since I had been given a discount for a card which I had got for filing N2 in the tyres.

    I could notice that the front toe readings were way too outside the required limit. I will try to upload the scanned copy of the alignment, maybe experts can help understand the reasons for the same.
  5. ghodlur

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    Wheel Alignment experts,

    need your inputs. Have attached the WA report of my Punto which was recently done. I have noticed that the front left and right toe readings were way out before the alignment. Even the Rear right toe readings were above the usual range. Any particular reason for the same, what could have caused such huge variations?

    View attachment WAWB 28062014.pdf

    BTW noticed one ad of Michelin at the tyre shop, anybody want to try their luck.

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  6. ghodlur

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    An update.

    Got the PUC done for the car, costed 120/- with a validity of 6 months.

    It took almost 4 trips to the petrol pump to finally get the PUC done. Most of the bunks are hesitant in doing the PUC for the diesel cars, they prefer petrol cars which is less labour intensive and time consuming. As per them, Diesel cars need additional time plus two people involved. Since this was the first time PUC was being done in my car observed a few things.
    1) Power connections for the meter used for measurement was taken from the battery but was used for rpm. It seems many a times the meter doesnt detect the idle rpm due to coatings on the battery terminals
    2) The RPM was raised for about 6 times as per the directions on the meter. A sensor was put in the exhaust pipe.
    3) The readings were printed post the checks. The total time taken for the job was 15 mins plus 5 mins for arrangement.
  7. pdydeva

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    How do they measure the engine rpm by simply connecting to battery? Can you elaborate on that part?
  8. ghodlur

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    Beats me too. Couldnt exactly find out the arrangement since I was all the time inside the car. The technician asked me to open the bonnet and upon my asking told me he is going to connect to the battery terminals. He then came up with hand held terminal where he showed me the rpm which was less than 1K as per the device's requirement. It was 870 rpm during engine idling. I saw him proceeding with installing a sensor in the exhaust, I guess maybe the sensor must be connected in some way to the hand held meter to record the rpm and the battery was used to power the instrument.
  9. pdydeva

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    May be it's a device of the kind Handheld Tachometer | PCE Instruments
  10. ghodlur

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    Saw this on Fiat India website. Has anyone done this? Looks like it is for the new HU design for the newer Linea & Punto Evo.

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