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Discussion in 'Punto 1.3 MJD 90 HP' started by KPR, Oct 29, 2015.

  1. KPR

    KPR Regolare

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    @prabhjot The inquisitive hope in Fiat service brings happiness than complacent ASC of mass sellers!
    I have found Marvel to be good enough in solving my niggles or doubts if any.
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  2. Deepak

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    @KPR : i had similar noise coming from rear left side. i folded the seat and went for a test drive. Dint hear any rattle. So i looked at the seat latch, i used to hear a metal-to-metal contact sound, i wrapped the latching rod (which is fixed to chassis) with a small cloth and locked the seat again. Sound vanished.
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  3. KPR

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    That's a perennial problem with design of foldable 60 ratio-th seat. But mine is ok so far. ASC as a precaution did taping the rod. Be prepared to keep doing this again. Or if you are lucky this may well settle down on its own sweet spot.
  4. KPR

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    Last week went on a drive to Palani and back in my RED. MID reading said 17.5 kmpl. As usual a smooth drive. The single laned roads from Dindigul to Ottanchatram to Palani and back were meant for Fiat lovers. No other car could match with the control and speed given by a punto. However the two laned highways from Trichy – Dindigul are regular and I hate to speed in those roads and focus on mileage while family is on sleeping mode.
    Meanwhile Fastag once again worked like a charm in Ponnambalapatti toll saving from cash payment. Onwards Rs.88/- was deducted and return on same day balance Rs.44/- was deducted.
    Trip details.JPG

    Yesterday I reached 20000 KM on the ODO and being Sunday I did cleaning of the car. Long since I wanted to clean my alloys from inside too. So removed wheels one by one and did a thorough cleaning of the inside. Attached photos of a cleaned alloy. There were several tar marks which needed to be removed. WD 40 did the trick.

    Backside of Alloy
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    Front side of alloy
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    20000 on the ODO
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  5. Turbothinghy

    Turbothinghy Superiore

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    Even I have ordered WD-40 for the stubborn tar marks. What are you doing for the chips on the alloys?. I have similar chips in 2 out of 4 alloys. LR alloy has a bigger chip though.
  6. KPR

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    @Turbothinghy By chips you mean scratches? No idea. May be a spray paint can do the job.


    I'm planning for red painting DIY on front brake disc caliper and rear drum. Im planning to buy Bosny heat resistant paint available online. I noticed rusting of the rear brake drums which need attention. Any idea on what primer to use to match the heat resistant paint? Would a normal primer would suffice or special product?
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  7. Turbothinghy

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    @KPR: Ya bro I meant those scratches only. Even I want to get the alloys painted, will get it done post remap. I havent checked for rusting. I would be surprised if there is rusting in Pune's weather condition.
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  8. Deepak

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    @KPR : im also planning to paint the calipher. i like the gold finish on them.

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  9. Trilok Chandar

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    @KPR Congrats on the 20K milestone.. Good to have the interior side of wheels cleaned periodically. Regarding repainting of the Callipers, what about the Yellow ? Like in the Ferrari.:happy:
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