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Discussion in 'Punto 1.3 MJD 90 HP' started by Dinesh Kumar, Aug 10, 2015.

  1. Dinesh Kumar

    Dinesh Kumar Novizio

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    Coimbatore
    Bangalore
    Punto Evo 1.3 90 HP
    Congratulations @i_mysterious1 . Welcome to the 90HP club :) Regarding mileage, I am getting around 14.5 kmpl in Bangalore traffic with AC all the times. At highways if I drive sedately, I have got 21 kmpl for a 350 km drive. Its also dropped to 17.5 kmpl for the same distance if I'm a hurry :)

    Thanks @linea4me , Yes I do maintain the re-circulation mode. My question is what's temperature setting required on a normal day or evening with full auto on? My friend recently informed me that he set's it to 19 degrees or sometimes 18 degrees constantly throughout the drive.
  2. punto_emotion

    punto_emotion Esperto

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    Bangalore
    Grande Punto 1.3
    It again depends on the need. In Bangalore I prefer the Auto AC temperature to be @23-24 degrees. Remember reading it somewhere - at 24 degrees ACC, mileage would be optimum. Not sure how true is it technically.
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  3. ViPr

    ViPr Amatore

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    Pune
    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    I prefer not to keep a big difference between outside & inside temperature. e.g. say its around 35 degree outside I will try to keep it above 25 especially when you know you are going to step out of the car say on the road or a shop. This was also advised by a doctor to me to let the body adopt the climate easily. On an average as @punto_emotion said, I too maintained 23-24 in Bangalore
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  4. i_mysterious1

    i_mysterious1 Novizio

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    Hyderabad
    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    Thanks a lot Dinesh! May I ask at what distance does your odo stand? Because I find 11.5 kmpl pretty alarming even though my vehicle just clocked 1500 km.I mostly run througb bumper to bumper traffic and am doing just around 18-20 km on a routine day, bring it up to 70 km on weekends on free roads. Any experiences are welcome.
  5. linea4me

    linea4me Amatore

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    kerala
    Linea 1.3
    I was getting minimum 16+ on my July 2015 linea mjd from beginning, now cloaked 5700km, ....in b2b traffic getting 16 to 17.5 and highways 18.5 for speeds 90-130. Also 21.5 when under 100kmph.

    Don't know why you're getting so less, did u check both t2t & MID calculations?
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  6. prabhjot

    prabhjot Esperto

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    @i_mysterious1

    Sure sounds like you could be overusing your gears, not enabling and riding the torque in second and third gears?? Without upshifting too soon, or downshifting unnecessarily? If so and if possible in your kind of dense traffic: play around with that while observing your instantaneous mileage readout and your numbers will improve?

    Just a thought, could very well be useless. In which case: you'd be best advised to get yourself a nice perky, nimble 2-wheeler for such hellish commutes, a ktm or a vespa?!

    cheers
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  7. i_mysterious1

    i_mysterious1 Novizio

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    Hyderabad
    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    Thanks for your inputs guys. I have been shifting up a bit early, not really riding the torque much. The real problem was that I really dont get stretches of good road. Driving mostly has been on 1-3 gears, with 1 and 2 most often Avg speed is 13kmph and avg mileage 10.5 on mid. You can imagine what I go through. Also, there was a steady rise in mid mileage from 9.9 kmpl at the start to 10.5 now. Tank to tank is 12kmpl.
    --- Double Post Merged, Oct 30, 2015 ---
    Also, could any one suggest the right rpms fir gear shift. I shift as soon as the turbo spools in. Round about 1500-3000rpm.
    --- Double Post Merged, Oct 30, 2015 ---
    Prabhjot, bikes are a hell lot of pain on Hyderabad roads buddy. Half of this population has spine issues because of our roads. You can never guess the size of the pot holes. Some are big enough to consume a scooter tyre completely. No exaggerations!

    Thanks a lot linea4me, Now I know definitel that something is wrong.
    Last edited: Oct 30, 2015
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  8. Dinesh Kumar

    Dinesh Kumar Novizio

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    Coimbatore
    Bangalore
    Punto Evo 1.3 90 HP
    @i_mysterious1 , I've clocked close to 6500kms and I get 14.5kmpl in very bad bumper to bumper Bangalore traffic( Occasional 3 gear).
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  9. Dinesh Kumar

    Dinesh Kumar Novizio

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    Coimbatore
    Bangalore
    Punto Evo 1.3 90 HP
    Life's been on a fast pace after my hot Italian chic entered my life. Have been munching miles like anything and my ODO's currently standing at 14,200 kms approx. So far there's been no issues encountered and has been all blissful drives. I've done a lot of trips with almost no preparation and just on a little over confidence on FIAT. Recently did a Bangalore to Goa trip. Until I come up with a travelogue, I'd post some random pics.

    Note: I'm very poor in photography and please forgive me for quality. IMG_1341.JPG IMG_1363.JPG IMG_1364.JPG IMG_1368.JPG IMG_2452.JPG IMG_2455.JPG IMG_2650.JPG IMG_2696.JPG IMG_2758.JPG IMG_2759.JPG IMG_2760.JPG IMG_2761.JPG
    Last edited: Feb 3, 2016
  10. Dinesh Kumar

    Dinesh Kumar Novizio

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    Coimbatore
    Bangalore
    Punto Evo 1.3 90 HP
    I forgot to mention that I've done quartz paint sealant plus protectant for my punto a long while ago through my friend who does it as an passion hobby :joyful:. Attaching some random pics of my chickmagalur trip and pics taken after quartz coating.

    Hope I'm not flooding with my car pics all of a sudden ;)

    IMG-20150726-WA0017.jpg IMG-20150726-WA0020.jpg IMG-20150726-WA0021.jpg IMG-20150726-WA0022.jpg IMG-20150726-WA0030.jpg IMG-20150726-WA0033.jpg IMG-20150726-WA0036.jpg IMG_20150919_174431761_HDR.jpg IMG_20150919_174440009.jpg IMG_20150919_174456435_HDR.jpg IMG_20150920_113209520_HDR.jpg

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