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

  1. yes... the problem may be with turbo, like patchy boy told.. or may be with the hand-brake assembly, (not sure) because you are saying that the speeds at certain rpm are comparitively same...
    Last edited: Oct 27, 2012
  2. Surya

    Surya Superiore

    Namma Bengaluru
    This is quite common you have to switch to higher gear on course to acceleration with 2000-2500rpm so as to pick up speed.. high rpms at lower gears will strain the engine..

  3. Horrible experience wth my linea due to mix up of Engine oil and radiator coolant

    Fellow tfians..
    i would like to share my horrible experience on road with my tuscan wine beauty....
    on 26.10.2012.. i had planned a visit to mantralayam from hyderabad with my family 5 adults and two kids (5yr boy and 3yr girl)... We started on 26.10.2012 morning 5:30am... on the way filled my tank and check air and proceeded towards kurnool on NH7. we were cruising at 120kmphr ti kurnool.. in between took a break for breakfast... reached kurnool around 9:00am.. took diversion to mantralayam. distance to be covered ~100km. after crossing yeminnganur and close to mantralayam.... an auto tried to over take us in a traffic jam and hit my back bumper on the right hand side damaging it... had an argument with him... tried to make him pay for repair charges... he refused..wasted 1 hr.. atlast could not do anything but to take the vehicle and leave after handing over the auto and auto driver to police..(guess i am not a good negotiator!!!???),, proceeded to mantrayalam. reached there around 1:30PM. had dharshan immediately as we came to know that the would close the temple around 2:00pm.. after dharshan we started to panchamuki hanuman temple which is around 25 km from mantralyam... the roads were bad... reached the hanuman temple around 4:00.. had dharsan and finished our lunch there.. started back to hyderabad via raichur road. this is a state highway.. as we were about to reach raichur.. got a warning that engine radiator coolant temperature high warning on my MID. I stopped the vehicle immediately..Opened the bonnet.. checked the coolant... it was hot and the contents of the container were black. Allowed it to cool. opened the lid of the radiator coolant (paraful).. looked in to it.. i found a black slurry....I was surprised. I remember the coolant being pink in color.. I called the fiat road side assistance.. one mr. shantaram spoke.. i explained him the situation,, he suggested to check whether..the warning is still on.. i cranked the engine and the warning message is not there and the temperature needle was in the middle, as it used to be... i conveyed it to him...i checked moving the vehicle it was moving and the temperature of engine was stable.. HE suggested tough the vehicle seems to be moving but black color of the coolant is a worry... there is possibility of cooling system not working and mix up of engine oil and coolant oil. i was advised not to move my vehicle any further.. and informed me that the vehicle has to be towed. as there were no service centre near raichur, mehabubbagar, jedcharla.. my vehicle had to be towed to hyderabad. The towing vehicle also has to come from hyderabad. In the mean time i got a local mechanic at raichur and showed the vehicle to him. he suspected that engine gasket/O-ring could have gone and hence the engine oil has mixed with the coolant.. he suggested to pour some more engine oil and drive slowly in night so that the engine temperature would not rise... I did not want to take any risk with my vehicle and family.. so booked a hotel at raichur stayed for the night.. asked FIAT RSA to send a tow truck.. made sure that i will reach raichur @ 5:00am on 27.10.2012... the tow/ recovery vehicle reached to us @ 5:48 am..I took my vehicle placed it on the tow truck. fastened my vehicle to the truck, we sat in our linea which is placed over the truck,, and proceeded to hyderabad.. reached hyderabad by 12:10PM.. dropped my family members and took my linea to the service station and dropped it there.. they are looking in to the problem...
    hope nothing major has happened with my tuscan wine beauty....will keep u posted further.....
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  4. naveen2cool

    naveen2cool Superiore

    Sad to hear your story. wish nothing bad has happened. How was the service of RSA? Did you pay any money as they had to come from Hyderabad?
    Last edited: Oct 29, 2012
  5. Naughty

    Naughty Superiore


    Thats a sad sad story... Plz keep us updated...
  6. Italia-Linea

    Italia-Linea Staff Member Janitor

    If you coolant is black .. boss your engine head gasket is screwed. Sorry to say but i fear the worst. Is your car in warranty? it will be a major expense.
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  7. Akshay4384

    Akshay4384 Superiore

    This is clearly a case of engine overheating and headgasket going bust.
    This is something abnormal.
    How many kms on odo of your linea?
    Did you check engine oil level before moving out on the trip?
    When was it last serviced?
  8. serious issue there with cylinder head gasket.
    1st time i have heard about this on a linea.
  9. My Linea has covered about 56k kms

    Even my front suspensions felt a lil hard, so i took them in to Concorde motors, Silk board.
    He advised me to change struts + strut pads + springs + link rods.
    He coated me about 24k for all of them. I felt its a lil high though.
  10. Tron

    Tron Superiore

    ibsr, do give your further input. Let us know what is happening.

    Really sorry to hear that. BTW was your radiator was working well?? I mean, once i had this condition where my Linea's radiator fan dislocate from mounting! I don't know how? Thankfully i didn't drove & got it fixed at nearest TASC

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