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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 - 15K running report

    Here in hyd all dealers charge extra for cleaning even Concorde.
  2. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    Re: My Red Punto Emotion - 15K running report

    Getting good service also depends on your personal relationship with SA.
    Since I always take at-least 5 min time out to talk to Service Manager, SA thinks manager is my friend :mrgreen: .
  3. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    Re: My Red Punto Emotion - 15K running report

    I have bought Punto's OE alloy.

    My current steel rim is 14" with 175/70. I will be upgrading to 195/60 R15 for all 2 wheels.
    Now what should i do for spare tyre. I will keep the steel rim, is it ok to put 185/70 on spare tyre?
  4. royj

    royj Esperto

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    Re: My Red Punto Emotion - 15K running report

    185/70 R14 would give almost the same diameter as that of 195/60 R15
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  5. PaddleShifter

    PaddleShifter Staff Member Janitor

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    Re: My Red Punto Emotion - 15K running report

    Planning to make your car like Polo Mr Ravi? :ban

    If possible, I think you shall buy Linea's steel wheel to replace the spare tyre. I agree with RoyJ that 14" spare tyre can be retained but isn't it better to have 15" spare tyre for a car with 15" wheels (if budget permits)?
  6. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    Re: My Red Punto Emotion - 15K running report

    I have put the OE alloy I bought with Yokohama C-Drive.
    Conti CPC2 was my first choice but stock is problem in Bangalore.

    For spare tyre I have put 185/70 (apollo accelere) on OE steel rim - Like polo.

    C-Drive cost - 4300 per tyre
    15K run Bridgestone exchange - 1200 per tyre.
  7. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    Clutch Failed

    First problem in my car, though its known issue, my clutch gave away today.
    Luckily I was near my home and with very less traffic.

    Called RSA. Excellent service I say. Took 2-3 mins to confirm If my vehicle is covered (Aug 2009 model).
    One call, and they took over everything from me. They kept calling each 30 mins to check the status.
    Towing vehicle took around 45 mins to come. And it was not normal towing vehicle, but big vehicle, which put my car over it.

    Tomorrow I will visit Service Center and see how much time it takes.
  8. karan desai

    karan desai Superiore

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    aaah these stupid fiat clutches. :mad:. make sure you have the steel one this time. i am also trying to get a steel and not wait for a dead clutch to happen. but SA saying they cant do it unless any problem. so stupid of them to make me wait for such thing to happen.
    by the way for how much you got the alloys?? good u got 1200 for ur tyres. here no one wants to buy them.
  9. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    Yes, I did mention that make sure to put metal (I was not knowing its steel) cylinder.

    For alloys I paid 20K.
  10. Ravi

    Ravi Staff Member Janitor

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    Issue fixed, new clutch slave cylinder placed, under warranty.

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    Last edited: Apr 15, 2011

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