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Discussion in 'Linea 1.3 MJD' started by metal_heart, Dec 4, 2015.

  1. V. K. Pasupathy

    V. K. Pasupathy Amatore

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    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    Hi @metal_heart I too bought a used GP 90hp 2010 recently. I had the same problem with the MID showing 'Airbag failure' and 'ABS not available'. I too tested the battery which was good. Yet it turned out that the battery was the culprit and after replacement of battery I no longer get these messages. Please test with a new battery installed and see if the messages are still coming when you crank the engine. That way you can clear the air.
    Coincidentally I too had issues with pick up/hesitation when I bought it. I cleaned my MAF sensor with Isopropyl alcohol 90%. I used a plastic bag, by filling it with IPA and put the MAF in it, closed the bag with a rubber band and left it overnight. In the morning I shook the bag thoroughly for a while and allowed the sensor to dry for an hour in shade after draining the IPA and taking it out of the bag. It worked.
    I believe you are yet to have a look at your intake Manifold, MAP sensor and EGR. Hope giving a good clean to these, hopefully would solve the pick up issues, as it did for me. Also have the oil separator check for any blockage. Blockage in oil separator means breathing problems to crankcase due to increasing pressure, on account of blowby gasses. In my case the oil separator was completely blocked with oily gunk and I replaced it for the better.
  2. metal_heart

    metal_heart Amatore

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    Yes, I am
    The things I don't like about car; I have already mentioned in my thread. I have already covered 20K in past 1 year
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  3. metal_heart

    metal_heart Amatore

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  4. Prathap Chandran S

    Prathap Chandran S Timido

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    No where Every where
    Fiat Enthusiast
    Great going metal_heart. Wish you many more happy miles.

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  5. metal_heart

    metal_heart Amatore

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    Where did u get this IPA? Could you share more details

    EGR, Intake, Intercooler were cleaned 8k back. Those should be in good health


    What's this?? Where is this located and how to clean
  6. V. K. Pasupathy

    V. K. Pasupathy Amatore

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    Karur, Tamil Nadu, India
    Karur
    Grande Punto 1.3 90 HP
    I got IPA from eBay.

    It is located to the left side of the engine just below the intake Manifold. You can see a hose (crankcase breather) from crankcase (from cam vover) leading to this part. Also you can follow the breather line terminating to the intake hose from air filter just before the turbo. This part is difficult to clean and mostly replacement will be the option. Here is the 99rpm.com link for the part.
    http://www.99rpm.com/fiat/oil-separator-1-3-mjd-linea.html
    Last edited: Oct 5, 2016
  7. metal_heart

    metal_heart Amatore

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    Noida
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    Been long; I didnt post anything on the forum.
    Update:
    The car is just about to touch 85K ODO. The last month or so has been attention seeking from the 'Italian Lady'.

    Probably; 1.5 month back I started noticing a hissing sound from engine on acceleration (On earlier two occasion; similar sound was due to a cracked hose). Any how; the very first day; I took car to mechanic but he wasn't able to spot anything. I didnt wanted to take chance; as I had a 1500km travel coming up

    Mid way during my travel; the car started emiting huge black smoke cloud under heavy acceleration and as I was travelling to hills ; this caused the lower bumper to blacken due to all this smoke. I showed to a roadside mechanic to see any leaking/cracked hose; but he couldn't. Anyhow I returned back; and the next day I could feel power loss.
    In 10 km I heard a blast sound (similar to small cracker) and an engine check light came on

    Took immediately to the doctor and was diagnosed with P-0235 - Turbocharger Boost Sensor A Circuit Malfunction.
    The first suspect was obviously Turbo gone Kaput; but no statement was made unless a thorough inspection is done. After an agonizing wait of almost an hour; intercooler outlet hose was found cracked.

    A moment of relief!!. The hose change and car back to normal.

    This was around new Year and gave the 'Italian Lady' a much deserved Interior and Exterior spa; So that she enters New Year in full glory :shame::shame:

    Along all this; I had been facing cold starting issue since some times(not consistent). Earlier the issue was not consistent but lately it started occurring every morning. It would take 4-6 full/long cranks to fire up. There was occasional 'ABS unavailable' message displayed which indicated me; the battery needs replacement.

    I checked the battery water level and it was dry (So the assumption that service center check battery during service is wrong; as service was done 4 month back). Anyhow; I bought a distilled water 1L and was able to pour all of it
    Since then things changed; and starts would take very long 5-10 min and multiple cranks. Since then this issue was consistent. Showed the battery to 3/4 guys and all said battery was ok. Even did a 300km drive post that ensuring a full charge

    My regular mechanic (at home town) suggested that he would come and do a 'jump start' test next morning and if the car starts; its definitely the battery.

    Next morning; Even the jump start didn't work and after 8-10 crank we gave up. After few hours; another jump start attempt started it.
    Eventually I decided to replace the battery anyhow.

    Interestingly;
    Even after the new battery; the car doesn't fire up in first attempt (cold starting) and takes 2-4 try (with 10 sec gap). The regular cranks are longer (was hoping shorter and crisp cranks with new battery). I assume the battery to be fully charged as had done a long drive of 300km post that.
    But this problem is only with 'Cold Starts' and behaves fine other wise (even with the older battery)

    Did I sacrifice a really good battery?

    :bigtears:

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  8. metal_heart

    metal_heart Amatore

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    Italian Lady crosses 85K today

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    metal_heart Amatore

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    The Italian lady reaches 86K

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    metal_heart Amatore

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    The lady crosses 88K

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  11. metal_heart

    metal_heart Amatore

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    With new govt in UP; the police seems to be in action. Got a challan left on my windscreen for roadside parking. (This happened in Indirapuram, Ghaziabad).
    The challan states that it should be paid in 7 days and address is stamped and faded (not readable).

    Any idea; where does this needs to be paid? (& hw much is the amount)
    Can this be done online?

    Worst case; if i fail to pay this; how does things shape up in future (Car in HR registered & challan issued by UP)

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