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Timing chain replacement

Discussion in 'Engine Compartment' started by drapkarthik, Jul 14, 2012.

  1. varin11

    varin11 Superiore

    Linea 1.3
    3 times increase in the prices of the chain and only 30000kms increase in kms....if prices are increased 3 fold ......quality has to go up but here Fiat is playin safe for themselves... thus more money for Service stations and loss for the car owners
  2. vIjAy_kHaSa

    vIjAy_kHaSa Esperto

    @anilwithu Turbo kick, pickup and mileage are same no difference in feel. Apart from torn door rubber seals and few broken plastic locks car is running perfectly fine. Odo right now stands at 1.67l kms.

    @varin11 Difference is only around 1000/- when I posted that info new chains had not arrived and ASS was just speculating.
  3. anilwithu

    anilwithu Novizio

    Linea 1.3
    awesome ..
  4. abhishek643

    abhishek643 Novizio

    Hi Guys,

    I have Punto 1.3, 75HP, clocking 81000kms. I went to service station Jay Vijay and they told that car needs timing chain replacement. Looking at the noise they told that its required to change it. I asked about the cost and breakup was shocked to hear it will cost 18K. Below is the breakup i got from them, can anyone tell me is it ok or cost is more?

    Gas kit 1400
    Pad 600
    Timing chain 2650
    Chain Tensnor 2750
    Alternator belt 950
    Power starting belt 2100
    Belt Tensnor 2260
    Selent 600
    Oil seal 390
    Labour 4500

  5. jayadev.m4u

    jayadev.m4u Amatore

    Hi Abhishek,

    The timing chain kit costs about 5k+ and gasket are required. Looks like few other wornout belts are also being replaced hence the cost. You can cross check again at 99rpm.


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  6. DCpunto

    DCpunto Novizio

    Hi Abhishek,

    I am also planning for Timing chain replacement (My 75 BHP punto will be celebrating its 5th Birthday next month). Can you please let me know what was the final Bill.
  7. Umesh Kumar

    Umesh Kumar Novizio

    Linea 1.3
    The part prices are a little higher than that on 99rpm. Check these two links.

    http://www.99rpm.com/fiat/timing-chain-1-3-mjd-punto.html Camshaft drive assy
    http://www.99rpm.com/fiat/timing-chain-1-3-mjd-punto-109159.html timing kit

    Tensioner costs Rs.1709 ( +Rs.110 for screws and the likes.)
    Chain also costs lesser but cannot confirm as the FASS might be using a different chain (maybe newer spec) than that shown in 99rpm. Get the part numbers from FASS and check.

    Labour seems feasible. In our linea, the sprockets were also changed. Got it done outside for Rs. 18000 including oil+coolant+oil&air filter replacement.
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  8. sidrock

    sidrock Timido

    Hello Team Fiat,

    I have been recommended to change the timing chain of my Punto diesel of 5.5 years and 80k kms. After a recent routine servicing I was told that it needs to be changed as there is some noise that the advisor noticed. I know it was due when it did 60k kms but was told by the advisor at that time that it can be deferred until next time.

    I know it is important but am not satisfied with the quote that I'm getting from the service stations.
    I am from Pune and both Sky as well as RS are quoting around Rs. 20 to 22 K for doing the job. This includes the parts (they mentioned gasket, auxiliary belt etc.) as well as labour. They mentioned that the additional belts may or may not be required to be replaced and their cost would be a difference of around 5k (included in the 20 - 22k).

    It would be really helpful if anyone could answer some questions below:
    Is this the right amount to pay for this job?
    Also, I feel that they are trying to replace some parts that are not needed to be replaced. Can I know what exactly is required to be replaced mandatorily and what can be replaced based on inspection.
    I am also not sure what is the noise that the advisor is talking about. Do we get a distinct sound when the timing chain is due?
    At 80k kms and with this change due, should I avoid driving long distances?

    Thanks in advance!!
    Happy new year to all:)
  9. vista7155

    vista7155 Regolare

    ^^could you please upload audio/video of first morning start of the engine with bonnet open?
    Experts can check and confirm.
    I always takes these so called SA recommendations of part replacing with buckets of salt due to always ready to make some quick buck.
    PradeepM likes this.
  10. Ganges

    Ganges Esperto

    Driver Seat _/
    Grande Punto 1.3
    That's normal with the requirement and the mentioned service cost. Atleast go for timing chain replacement as a mandate on 80K Kms running and change the aux belts after visual inspection.

    Normally 90ps are required to changed timing chain around 60K Kms and 75ps don't have any circulation about timing chain replacement.

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