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Old 22nd November 2016, 23:16   #61
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So, all the 90HP multijet engines manufactured in Punto evos post June 2016 batches (with "powertech" badging) now see the timing chain change at 90,000 kms compared to early 60,000 kms. I cross checked with an owners manual of 2014-2016 Punto Evo series for the "sport" variant and that has a 60,000 kms interval.
From what I know all 90 HP engines that were manufactured March '15 onwards have this timing change update. Its just that it got updated on the manual recently.
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Car is here, and I find my frosty reindeer to be a vastly improved version of the erstwhile red beluga.
Woah Sid you are a true FIAT FANATIC bro, and congrats on your Frosty Reindeer

We all know how your review posts are and I cannot wait for your ownership review

Wish you a happy motoring and drive safe.
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Car is here, and I find my frosty reindeer to be a vastly improved version of the erstwhile red beluga.
Could you please let us know the cumulative discounts that you were offered?
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Car is here, and I find my frosty reindeer to be a vastly improved version of the erstwhile red beluga.

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So, all the 90HP multijet engines manufactured in Punto evos post June 2016 batches (with "powertech" badging) now see the timing chain change at 90,000 kms compared to early 60,000 kms. I cross checked with an owners manual of 2014-2016 Punto Evo series for the "sport" variant and that has a 60,000 kms interval.
Just curious to know , how much did you get for the red beluga and how much did you have to pay for the new steed .

Just wanted to understand the math behind teh deal . If its interesting I'll also go ahead with a switch .
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I have done close to 1000 kms in this now.

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Just a sneak preview:
-The driveability is miles better than any VGT Punto ever I drove. Turbo spools from 1800 rpm, but torque delivery is more linear. Its a far easy car to live with in city.
-First gear remains short, second is a bit taller. Easy to potter around again in city.
-Third gear is more punchier, though its no Polo 1.5. That car has violent pull.
-All the traits my old red Punto had are carried over.
-Stereo has GPS, navigation, navigation dashboard, two SD card slots, USB, Aux and bluetooth voice connect and streaming. The Voice command option is discontinued. No CD player either.
-ICE speaker quality is now tolerable, though I will upgrade my ICE setup sometime later.
-More? Once I clock up kilometres. Christmas special review, of course.
Till then, Ciao.

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Am I loving it? Of course, yes. And a silent engine is another plus.
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So, all the 90HP multijet engines manufactured in Punto evos post June 2016 batches (with "powertech" badging) now see the timing chain change at 90,000 kms compared to early 60,000 kms. I cross checked with an owners manual of 2014-2016 Punto Evo series for the "sport" variant and that has a 60,000 kms interval.
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From what I know all 90 HP engines that were manufactured March '15 onwards have this timing change update. Its just that it got updated on the manual recently.
Timing chain replacement schedule is 90k km/5 Years in my Feb-16 manufactured EVO-90HP.
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The chassis always begged for more power and the tagline "Feel the greed for speed" in Abarth Punto's brochure was just too tempting to resist.

So, 115 horses and 250 nm of torque on crank is what the car needed.

The chassis can easily handle this much, and the car runs so much more freely. Mid range has become much much more eager, and 4th and 5th gear pull from 60 all the way till 120 and above is effortless. Added to the bonus the flexibility of the VGT and very few gear downshifts.

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All in all, at 2800 kms after, a complete package now. Because, life is too short to bother about warranties.
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The chassis always begged for more power and the tagline "Feel the greed for speed" in Abarth Punto's brochure was just too tempting to resist.



So, 115 horses and 250 nm of torque on crank is what the car

Yes even my remapped 90 hp now is now potent. I was earlier a little apprehensive of the stock brakes would be enough for the increased power and yes they are more than enough. Also the changes in the NVH is now like night and day. Enjoy your beast
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Saw two powertech Puntos in pune, one in Red and the other was in Silver. Both were looking smoking hot. It was a nice feeling seeing three (including mine) Puntos riding close to each other .

I was sold again to the design and the gorgeous looking illuminated Tail lights and felt proud, thinking that someone might be admiring mine too .

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My Punto Evo Powertech Emotion 90hp first Service:

It will be six months next week and though only 3800km on odometer, I took Bronco (that's his name by the way) for his first service.

Usage experience for the six months:
The negatives I reported earlier are no more negatives as I got adjusted to them.
Started to feel that the engine is smoothening out a bit and also am able to hold higher gear at lower speeds than before.
Efficiency also improved as I am able to hold on to higher gears. City : around 13 and Highway 18-19, as per the car display.

Service experience:
Booked appointment for 0900 but reached there 0930, feeling guilty for the delay but relieved and surprised to find that much of the staff has not turned up. The cleaners were still sweeping the floors.

It is just a couple of hours of work - apart from washing, it incudes tyre-rotation, wheel alignment and balance check, check and top-up fluids (no change), electrical system check, filters cleaning, etc.

There were no complaints apart from some ticking noise on front-left side and another something-is-loose noise from the rear left. Noise disappeared for the moment.

I was surprised that they charged me for Wheel Alignment and Wheel Balancing check - would like to know if it is the case with everybody else or I have been ripped. Amount is around Rs1050.

Had a couple of minor dents and scratches - got a quote for them which I need to get done later as I have to leave the car in the service center for 3 - 4 days for that.
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I was surprised that they charged me for Wheel Alignment and Wheel Balancing check - would like to know if it is the case with everybody else or I have been ripped. Amount is around Rs1050.

Had a couple of minor dents and scratches - got a quote for them which I need to get done later as I have to leave the car in the service center for 3 - 4 days for that.
Normally in the first service FASS sites only wheel alignment but now that you have got done wheel balancing as well, Rs 1050 is totally fine.

Get the minor dents/scratches done from outside. FASS would take time and charge more as well. You can order the color online if the outside workshop doesn't stock it.
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>You should wait till you complete 5k Kms, as the engine really smoothens out and the drivability is also better, the difference is almost night and day.
Welcome to the Fiat fraternity!
Full agreement with this.
Completed 5500 last week and I could feel that the engine freed-up and significantly smooth and drivability is much better.
The difference indeed is night and day!
Much more pleasure in taking Bronco for a drive now!
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