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Punto Abarth 2015 - Test Drive and Review

Discussion in 'Abarth' started by nkrishnap, Oct 25, 2015.

  1. Deepak

    Deepak Regolare

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    Punto Evo 1.3 90 HP
    @ops : how is fiat service in Nepal.
  2. ops

    ops Amatore

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    Punto Abarth
    Good so far. Sometimes have to wait a bit longer for parts.
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  3. asimpleson

    asimpleson Esperto

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    Idea is that post treatment if at all in worst case scenario small metal fragments, like metal dust do form in engine the sooner one changes it like 1000kms for first oil change the better it is for prolonged engine health. Although engineers must have factored in metal treatment (hardening etc.) so the chances are very very miniscule. It's more an added safety measure. Metal dust no matter how fine will work as abrasive and have compounding effect on wear and tear. Even oils are formulated to carry those and filters designed to keep them off from re-circulation.
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  4. Cliffy

    Cliffy Timido

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    Guys have anyone installed a free flow exhaust in the abarth? I'am planning to get the car in 2 months. I want your thoughts
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  5. prabhjot

    prabhjot Esperto

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    Saw my first Abarth on dilli-gurgaon roads a few days ago: on nh8. One mean i.e., ugly i.e., standout red-on-black specimen driving charmingly sedately on the giant and fairly viably-fast-yet-safe nh8.

    Last week saw a couple driving in a Maserati Quattroporte (previous generation.)

    AND: just yesterday saw at the same spot near nh8 (i frequent this particular chai-wala) another automtoive-road-presence champion, the Wrangler Unlimited. Man, it is far bigger, esp in length, than i'd remembered, had some chrome fitments on it (accessories.) Don't know if it was a company or dealer model or a sold-one.

    The Abarths seem to sell 15-17 odd each month, while it is being rumoured by someone with claimed-inside-knowledge at FCA on that/another forum that JEEP's off to quite a start with these 'overpriced' 71 to 1.xxcrores models (the W unlimited and the grand Cherokee): first batch of imports by them all soldout etc. Or so the rumour goes. There is no shortage of 'manly'/'mard' crorepatis and kharabpatis, white/black or grey being the 'colour' of their money, a surfeit in fact, in some parts of the country like this one, so i'd be surprised indeed if this claim were untrue!
  6. ops

    ops Amatore

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    Punto Abarth
    Query to experts. What is the location of fuel filter in abarth punto. Is the fuel filter different or similar to regular Punto/Linea/T-Jet?

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  7. ops

    ops Amatore

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    Punto Abarth
    Have driven Abarth punto for more than 1000 km so far after driving Linea mjd for 5 years. I still own linea and alternate my drive with Abarth. I enjoy driving both but drive of abarth is at another level.

    My abarth is first and only abarth so far in my area . Wanted to change engine oil after 1000 km. But mechanic and service manager couldn't locate fuel filter. They are not sure of type/size of filter too. That is the reason i am asking above question.
  8. ramjn

    ramjn Staff Member Janitor

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    Perhaps the first and only Abarth in your country. :)

    That is strange. They should be having the service manual with them.
    This thread may help you but not sure if he changed the fuel filter as well - http://www.teamfiat.com/threads/self-service-is-the-best-service-d.10643/
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  9. ops

    ops Amatore

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    Nepal
    Punto Abarth
    Yes it is first and only so far. Five more are booked and will be delivered.

    Will go over the link you have provided.
    Thanks

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