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Discussion in 'Punto 1.4 Fire' started by sungoa2010, Nov 25, 2010.

  1. sungoa2010

    sungoa2010

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    I have a query. From other 1.4 FIRE users I came to know that 100kmph is achieved around 2.5K. For my case I have observed that 100 kmph is achieved around 3K. Is there anything to worry? Is it that engine is having more friction?
  2. gurjinder

    gurjinder Staff Member Janitor

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    Absolutely not.

    Firstly, is your car's tire-wheel combo factory stock?

    Secondly, the cars you enquired about ; were their wheel-tire combos stock?

    Gurjinder.
  3. fiatlover

    fiatlover Esperto

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    Grande Punto 1.4
    My tire-wheel combo is factory stock. Haven't done any modification.
  4. sungoa2010

    sungoa2010

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    Thanks. I haven't done any modification. Mine is 175/70 R14(factory fitted). Also Fiatlover's is a 2009 Emotion so it must be also 175/70 R14. There is a 4.712 cm difference per rotation between stock 195/60 R15 in Epk which will give an error of 2.4 kmph for E if I take 100 kmph of Epk as standard which is not a much error. So let me just verify with other 1.4 users(Punto/Linea).
  5. sungoa2010

    sungoa2010

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    Here is my one year old Punto waiting for Puja. Accidently his elder brother also joined with him.
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  6. sungoa2010

    sungoa2010

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    DSC01737.jpg Punto in my home town.
  7. Roadrash30

    Roadrash30

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    Hey wat abt your second service?
    Please post your reviews. BTW I didnt get any call from FIAT for AC upgradation. I can read from your posts that you had free AC upgradation done in MAY 2011.
  8. sungoa2010

    sungoa2010

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    My second service has done in September 30th. The total experience was good. The service person was a new fellow and obviously from few conversation came to know that he hasn't have a clear understanding of Fiat vehicles. But overall the service was good.
    Parts that changed are:
    1. Oil filter -part No 0046544820- Rs. 176
    2. Air filter,air filter- 0059089381-347
    3. Fuel filter - 0059064654- Rs.443
    4. Wiremesh filter - 0059116510-Rs. 47
    5. Engine oil- 9999-9- Rs. 1955
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    Total -2970/-
    VAT- 371/-
    Discount -250/- (This amount has been charged for lubricant in free summer camp and they have adjusted it in second free service)

    Labor charges:

    1. Second free service -FREE
    2. R/R CENTRAL LOCKING ELEMENT EACH( REMOTE 0.00 KEY NOT WORKING SOME TIME DONE )-FREE
    3. LOCK KIT COMPLETE REPLACEMENT( CHECK AUTO 0.00
    LOCKING DONE )-FREE SERVICE
    4 833041 REMOVE-REFIT AC AIR PURIFYING FILTER( 0.00
    REPLACED POLLAN FILTER )-FREE SERVICE
    5 012302 R/R OIL SEPERATOR( CHK ENGINE NOISE, FOUND OK)-FREE
    6. Other charges on labor -RS. 380

    Total amount paid(parts+labour)- Rs. 3472.

    Things that not resolved after 2nd service:
    1.The engine noise.
    2. A krrr noise from rear wheels/suspension when pushing the car from rear(sideways or vertical direction)
    3. coolant consumption is more.

    Issues that resolved after 2nd service:
    1. The car was not getting locked automatically after taking the key. It got resolved.
    2. Rear ac vents were not functioning and got it rectified.
    3. Fixed the aux cable

    From Fiat side :

    I got a call from Fiat asking for feed back.

    I am very happy with the car in all aspects. A 1.3 MJD could have made me more happy.
  9. sungoa2010

    sungoa2010

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    I waxed the car today. Process involved Shampoo wash and waxing. Polishing has not done. Wax used is collinite915. Got it from bringing best.com. This is the third application since the purchase in March 2011. The deal I got was Collinite Marque D` Elegance (915) + 1yellow MF + Quick Pad (US Made)+complete instructions + E.mail Support
    for questions = Rs. 1659. Total time taken for washing and waxing is 4 1/2 hours.
    Some pictures are attached.

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  10. sungoa2010

    sungoa2010

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    A bike has recently hit on the right front bumper of my Punto and the cap(near the towing area) has come out. I got new one from TASS but it is black in colour.
    I am thinking of painting it with compaint which I had purchased earlier. Will it spoil the look?

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