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Discussion in 'Technical' started by gururajanv, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. jayadev

    jayadev Esperto

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    Kannur, India
    Kannur
    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    rest assured, that engine guard must the toughest metal in the car "indestructible" ...!!!! thanks to fiat.
  2. jayadev

    jayadev Esperto

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    1,057
    Kannur, India
    Kannur
    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    anybody succeeded in resolving wind noise ..

    ya, i think we all agree ...

    at higher speed wind noise is more than noticeable any diy solutions or R&D ...?

    i think it is cutting through door gaps.
  3. shashanknathani

    shashanknathani Superiore

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    993
    Pune
    One small solution which i found during my 1600Km drive.... Just close the OVRM's when driving on highway... The noise gets reduced... I think it has something to do with the design...
  4. vIjAy_kHaSa

    vIjAy_kHaSa Esperto

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    1,352
    Panchkula
    Remove the ORVM's the noise would magically disappear.

    DIY soultion is get a nice sound system in your car and turn up the volume.
  5. Try extra padding in the doors.
    Dynamat for example.

    Also I heard some where that if dew can put some cotton or soft sponge sort of thing in the space between the mirror and the cap the sound gets reduced.
    Never tried though
  6. shashanknathani

    shashanknathani Superiore

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    993
    Pune
    :lol: The noise is not that annoying also that the OVRM should be removed :p
  7. karan desai

    karan desai Superiore

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    Morbi, Gujrat
    i have spent hours and so much fuel researching on the wind noise. i took out my car by sealing each and every gap with duct tapes. i had sealed the entire door with tapes but no result. and i am still working on it. i dont think it is the orvm as the noise only comes from the driver side whereas mirrors on both sides. what i noticed is that the door beading in my car is not proper. i mean it is short in length and does not run along the full length of the door. try pressing the seal corner to corner and it will not fit perfectly. there is always a gap somewhere. try it
  8. Recommendation on Start/Stop idling? Minimal stop time to have efficient fuel saving?

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font-family:"Calibri","sans-serif"; mso-bidi-font-family:"Times New Roman";} </style> <![endif]--> I am posting couple of questions in this thread as these are inter-related and came up with "Does start/stop at traffic signal saves fuel"

    - what should be the minimal stop time (30, 60, 90 sec) to have efficient fuel saving?
    - what is the idling time recommended by FIAT (for MJD) for COLD start / stop
    - what is the idling time recommended by FIAT (for MJD) for HOT start / stop

    Hope I can decide on practicing start/stop based on pros/cons from your replies
  9. Italia-Linea

    Italia-Linea Staff Member Janitor

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    Pune
    i prefer an idling time on around 60 seconds on all my cars and bikes on starting and stopping. very important mostly on turbo vehicles even if not recommended in the user manual.
  10. madhavnarayanan

    madhavnarayanan Novizio

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    Bangalore
    I normally switch off if I have to wait more than 60 seconds, but here in Bangalore, ppl start/stop more in traffic, than traffic signals :) and jump signals when we have to stop!!

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