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My Red wolfed Punto - 75K Kms completed

Discussion in 'Punto 1.3 MJD' started by Ravi, Jun 4, 2010.

  1. Re: My Red Punto Emotion - approaching 50K KM

    They really need to work on this, my suspension is bothering me a lot, and guess when can I get my car to service centre?? Only after 29thmay.they need min 15 days for booking a servicing.
    The least fiat can do allow customers to buy parts over the counter, and localise manufacturing of almost all the parts.

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  2. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    Had been to Pondicherry, to attend one of my colleague's wedding.
    Nice drive through GQ and TN highways.

    One picture somewhere between Pondi and Vellore.

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  3. shams

    shams Esperto

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    Nice picture Ravi! did you climb the tree to take this pic? :)
  4. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    Haha, there was some steps to reach to go little up.. No tree climbing..
  5. Nadeem Ahmed VR 46

    Nadeem Ahmed VR 46 Esperto

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    She's looking Hot with FIAT stickers..
  6. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    Small milestone achieved - 50K KM - in 4 years.

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  7. Congrats on reaching the milestone...no summary of your ownership in terms of mileage maintenance and grievances if any?will be of great help for us who plan to keep our cars for longer period

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  8. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    Arnab, nothing to update :). My Punto is running pretty well. Not even a single issue, not even with any electrical.
    Currently, I see sometime only one horn works (but only once a day or so).

    From last 2 years, only normal servicing was done on car.
    Yes there are few body scratches and small dents etc., will do some full body corrections, next year or so.


    • I do need to replace the brake pads (and may be disks), its almost 30K+ kms and needs a change. May be it will work till next service (if I don't plan for any long drive).
    • Planning to get EGR cleaned in coming months.
    • Tyres (C Drive) already completed 35K+ kms. Will go for another 10K at-least.
    • Have not done alignment/balancing from long time, needs to be done.
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  9. nkrishnap

    nkrishnap Staff Member Janitor

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    Re: My Red Punto Emotion - Small milestone achieved - 50K KM

    Great to see another punto munching miles.

    You do maintain your car well and it shows. On the tyres, you will have quite a few good options for the size a drives, michelin st3 & xm2, Yokohama a drives, avs db, a new tyre replacing c drives is on the way, continental cpc2, mrf zlo, any few other oem options as well.

    The wheel balancing and alignment done every 5000 kms will extract more life out of the tyres. :)

    With body work, get them done if its absolutely necessary, the authorized service centers cannot do a proper job of paint matching. If they get that right, there will either be seeding or sagging.

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  10. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    My windshield was cracked due to stone hit (http://www.teamfiat.com/threads/windshield-replacement-fiat-punto.3940/page-3#post-195060).
    Got it replaced at Vecto Motors.

    Cost of windshield is just Rs 3135+Tax.
    Glass sealant - Rs 1266+Tax
    Labor - Rs 1400+tax
    Rubber beading - Rs 510+Tax

    Total cost, including consumables - Rs 7500.

    Initially went to Windshield expert, Madiwala, but there they told that I have to personally go to Tata AIG surveyor office, they won't come to their center. This meant 1 full day.
    Then inquired at Vecto, found that Rubber beading also should be replaced for better grip, which Windshield Expert doesn't do.
    So decided to get it done at Vecto itself.
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