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Discussion in 'Linea 1.4 Fire' started by J Ravi, Jun 2, 2010.

  1. J Ravi

    J Ravi Esperto

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    WOW! IT'S 72 NOW!

    Wow! My latest eco index is 72.:up Slowly and steadily I am going towards my target of 80.
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  2. J Ravi

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    FIR ON AC UPGRADATION

    I am fully satisifed with the AC upgradation of my Linea done by Concorde Motors, Mysore Road, today. :up I reported to the service centre with my Linea in the morning, sat there till evening and returned home just a couple of hours ago. I was treated with regular supply of coffee/tea in the customer lounge, where I enjoyed watching the 2011 World Cup match between Pak and NZ.

    * I definitely felt cooler with more inflow of cool air inside the cabin for the same temperature and fan speed settings in my Linea's ACC.
    * Inside the cabin, I didn't feel more sound due to enhanced ACC. But, my wife came out of home and enquired, why our Linea was making more sound! ::V
    * During interaction with the SA [Chethan]/mechanic [Kiran], I learnt that there are two types of AC upgradation kits for Linea, one each for Emotion/EmotionPack and Dynamic/Active. For Punto, there are three types of kits one each for Emotion/EmotionPack, Dynamic and Acitve [1.2].
    * When I showed the sticker indicating 1.2 ACTIVE pasted on my Linea's original condenser [see the photograph below] and enquired whether the upgradation was due to fitment of kit meant for 1.2 Active version, the SA did not have any answer.
    * After completing the fitment of new AC kit, they refilled the coolant almost to the brim and my Linea's engine was kept idling for about half-hour. Although I knew the purpose, I enquired the mechanic the purpose behind it. He explained that if that was not done, then the coolant level would fall drastically!
    * My Linea had complimentary car wash after AC upgradation.
    * When my Linea was handed over to me by the SA, I found that the day/date/time settings in the MID and EcoDrive were intact.
    * This time, I found that the customer lounge was not crowded and I got back my Linea at the promised time.
    * The value of AC upgradation was about Rs 10 k according to the tax invoice. Thanks a lot, Fiat India for that.
    * As I don't have any complaints this time, I gave 10 out 10 in the instant feed-back form that was given to me. ::T
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  3. Viny

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    :)
    Just one thing why did they mentioned "KIT AC PUNTO" in invoice instead of Linea?
  4. J Ravi

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    Viny: I too enquired this. But, they assured me the kit used was meant for Linea 1.4 Emotion Pack. In fact, I was asked to wait for about two weeks as Linea E Pk kits were out of stock there.
  5. Viny

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    :)
    Belive me there is a very minor difference between the Punto EPK and Linea EPK kit.
    A regular installer will not notice it.
    Remember during my AC up gradation process, one of the kit which was marked for Linea EPK contained the parts of Punto EPK and the "Flying Doctor" was able to detect it. And they again ordered the Linea EPK kits. Basically the difference in two plastic fins which have central vents. the size differs in punto and linea rest is same.

    See the C shaped black plastic in 5 image as seen in the cartoon, that is the stuff that differs between Linea and Punto
    Did you noticed GREEN color sticker on kit? Thats the sticker meant for Linea Emotion Pack
  6. J Ravi

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    75: MY LATEST ECO INDEX

    75. This is my latest eco index. :up From 66, I reached 75 - still a long way to go to my target of 80.
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  7. VahanPujari

    VahanPujari Staff Member Janitor

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    Where is this sticker to be seen?

    Invoice I got did not carry AC kit items, however I can see the new radiator fan assembly having that sticker Firewall OK, date 18-02-2011 exactly the same as in above pics.
  8. J Ravi

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    REAR PARKING SENSORS FOR MY LINEA

    * At last, I decided to go in for Autocop rear parking sensors [4 sensors and IRVM with display panel] costing Rs 3,900 at Concorde Motors, Dairy Circle. All along, I was searching in vain for the blue colour ones to match with the pigmentation of my Linea. Then, I decided in favour of the black ones since they are in good contrast against FTA shade of my Linea. Outside, the same costs Rs 3,500, but I decided to take it from the dealership in order to avoid any future warranty issues.

    * My Linea's rear left bumper chromium moulding got damaged. I don't know, when, where and how it happened. Got it changed at Concorde Motors, when I went there to get the rear parking sensors fitted. I paid Rs 4,031.

    * Today, I tried to touch up some small spots on my Linea using a brush and Com-Paint. But, I was not impressed with the result. So, I wiped out the touched up paint spot. The area was too small to use spray. However, I used the Com-Cut to remove some superficial minor scratches acquired from Carnation car wash thanks to Snapdeal offer.
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  9. Viny

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    :)
    Are those clips made from silver or gold? Each one costing 250+tax :eek: Insane prices, a single strip costing around 4k :eek: Thats some how makes roughly around Rs 50,000 for those 12-14 exterior chrome strips :(

    Infact it turns out to be more costly than bumper itself :(
  10. J Ravi

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    Viny: I think, the chrome strips and the clips are also imported. Perhaps, that's why they are costly. Due to low volume, Fiat India might be feeling better to import rather than developing the indigenous vendors for Linea/Punto.

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