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Old 3rd October 2009, 13:30   #76
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I am just coming back from my garage. My mechanic said that the fix performed at Kadur was correct. His explaination was... Since all the bolts were smudged, the rod holding the tapets might have moved up and down a little. A couple of tapets might have gone out of sync. The mechanics at Kadur did the right thing. But he doesnt know how the quality of work was.

He found couple of tapets to be loose and adjusted them appropriately. The sound I was experiencing is gone now. My NE is running smooth and just fine.
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Since all the bolts were smudged, the rod holding the tapets might have moved up and down a little.
The rod I was referring to is highlighted in red in the picture. Unsure what its called
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Its called the "ROCKER ARM SHAFT" or "ROCKER SHAFT", made of hallow steel tubing.
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@ Ilango: I have been very busy in last 10 days and couldnt keep in touch with you. Have you made any new DIY (Do it yourself) for the NE recently?

Also, I wanted to check what parts are easily available in Pune/Mumbai for 118 NE petrol (new and used). Is a new head available?
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I once drove a friend's Premier Padmini with 118NE engine and Gearbox.
It was lovely.
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We had a 1992 model 118 NE bough by us in the year 1995. We had this car with us for over 7 years and sold it in the year 2004 for about Rs40,000 now regret it! It was in mint condition. A/c was an aftermarket fitment and sort of ok. We extensively travelled whole of south india and the car never let us down. I have some pictures at my dads place. Iam now too far to scan them and upload. Trust me it was a beauty

P.s- I had a problem with humm in the rear diff. Changed two diff's but never got rid of it. Didnt know where to look those for then!
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Just saw this thread.It was a nice car with spacious interiors and comfortable seats.Just posting a couple of pics of my cousins 94 model 118 NE. He sold this car last month for 15000.
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@ Ilango: I have been very busy in last 10 days and couldnt keep in touch with you. Have you made any new DIY (Do it yourself) for the NE recently?

Also, I wanted to check what parts are easily available in Pune/Mumbai for 118 NE petrol (new and used). Is a new head available?
Hi Karthik,
Planning to put up the remote fuel lid release after going back to Pune. Right now I have come home by extending the Diwali leaves.
-Ilango
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Old 10th March 2010, 20:08   #84
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Ilango, lets keep this thread active.

From my side, as some of you who are part of the Fiat Club Bangalore thread are aware, I have acquired another NE. It is a 1992 AC model. It is maroon in color and has run roughly 75000 kms. I will post the pictures some time next week. It has some small work's pending.

Also, today, I acquired a nice Mikuni carb with manifold and entire air filter set from the scrap yard. It was a proper running condition car. As soon as he drove it in, I noticed it had a mikuni. After consultation with Ilango, who confirmed that the price quoted was a real steal, I picked it up immediately.
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I had a 1998 118 NE for 7 years. it was my second hand-me-down car from my parents. This was one of that cars that got the anti rust treatment.

I still remember it for its decent space, slick gearbox and ROARING engine! Man it had some fan noise. Felt like i was in some sports car except that it never went above 80-90! I still remember that it had a clock in place of a tachometer!

It had a seriously crappy fibre glass bumper that would crack at the slightest nudge. Also, It was a rear wheel drive car and it would give rear wheelspin on any sharp turns and inclines!


Man, i remember i once hard drove the car, revving it around so hard that i destroyed the ignition distributor and 2 spark plugs! Heat i guess!

Overall, id say i had a decent time in that car, except for the fact that i could never ever, take that car out during a date !
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Overall, id say i had a decent time in that car, except for the fact that i could never ever, take that car out during a date !
My experience is a lot different. I am a proud owner of two 118 NE's as of today. One is a 1991 and another is 1992. The 1991 is a real bomb with headers and free slow, also an airscoop and a spoiler. Top speed of 150kmph. For me my car itself is a date. I date it almost every day! I have done various outstations on this car recently including a Goa trip totalling a 2000kms overall in about 5 days.
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yes even i love this car.i hav driven c 180 and am sure 118NE is more comfortable on rough roads than c!
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Oh yeah. You feel like a king inside. It surely is a drivers delight
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I have recently acquired 2 sets of Mikuni carburater along with the manifold for my 2 NE's. Both of them presently have the old type Hitachi carburaters. This weekend, if time permits, I would be installing a Mikuni on one of them. It will be like a small project here. Of course, I would be contacting our 118 NE specialist Ilango for advice on how to go about doing this. I will post the pictures and details of this small project in this week.

Ilango: Can you tell me if I could proactively change some things in the Mikuni? Like any jets, packing or whatever.

Also, is a major packing kit of Mikuni available in market? If yes, do I just go ask for Mikuni Major packing kit? Or I need to give more details about the carburater?
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I have gone the Mikuni way on both my 118 NE's. It runs absolutely fine. I am happy that whatever parts are needed on mikunis are easily available.

Thanks Ilango for the support provided when I picked up the Mikuni carbs and manifolds
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