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Old 27th November 2017, 23:24   #391
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@Arun_Josie- In my experience of owning a Punto for 6yrs and 150k, you are the only one I have ever heard who had crossed such a mile stone with the original front discs. Hats off to you for taking care of your car and your maintenance schedule.
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They have indeed used some good "goods" while manning the highway to trap the speeding vehicles. They have nicely placed cones on the fast lane which is super dangerous but hey, we know how cops jump right in front of speeding cars risking their lives; everyday!
Yes, that location was little dangerous as they were kind of occupying the left lane and there was no shoulder space as well. Little ahead there was a spot with good shoulder space.

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@Arun_Josie- In my experience of owning a Punto for 6yrs and 150k, you are the only one I have ever heard who had crossed such a mile stone with the original front discs. Hats off to you for taking care of your car and your maintenance schedule.
Thanks mate. Even I was surprised with the front disc life. Probably the highway drives helped as 50% of the ODO reading is on the highways.
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Thanks mate. Even I was surprised with the front disc life. Probably the highway drives helped as 50% of the ODO reading is on the highways.
Most of the time you are on the highways and you hate to brake. No wonder about the rotor life.
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Maintenance Update:

Lower arm on the right side replaced under Extended Warranty:

I was hearing some metal knocking sound while going over pot-holes/uneven part of the road, it was diagnosed as a cut in Lower arm(RH). Part was available and was promptly replaced at Vecto Motors. Thanks to Extended Warranty again

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Also, the bush on the rear suspension had got cut on both the sides. Surprising that both had got cut simultaneously because during the last servicing both were fine. Yet to replace due to non-availability of parts.

Since the suspension is still on the stock, I will get this checked thoroughly during the bush replacement.

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I am getting the "check glow plugs" warning as well, will get this replaced soon.

Trip to Old Courtallam Falls:

Last week we travelled to Nagercoil for vacation and did a day trip from Nagercoil to Courtallam. Took the route via Nanguneri - Araikulam - Pattamadai - Mukkudal - PottalPudur. The route was good to decent throughout.

Return drive was via Alangulam, Tirunelveli, this road is in very bad condition. Better to avoid this route.

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Some Pics,

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Crossed the 1,45,000 Kms mark during this drive

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And an unfortunate incident, I was little careless while taking a turn on a very narrow road and ended with this mark/dent ,

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Nice to see someone run the Linea so much, it seems that most of your running is on the highway. The Linea (& Punto) feels best on the highway, due to brilliant ride quality, rock solid stability, braking & steering feel.

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Lower arm on the right side replaced under Extended Warranty:

I was hearing some metal knocking sound while going over pot-holes/uneven part of the road, it was diagnosed as a cut in Lower arm(RH). Part was available and was promptly replaced at Vecto Motors. Thanks to Extended Warranty again
This was also the only suspension replacement we made in our erstwhile Punto (run 103k kilometers), though not replaced under Extended Warranty. Not only the Fiats ride & handle well, but their suspension parts seems to be very long lasting.
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I am getting the "check glow plugs" warning as well, will get this replaced soon.
Claim extended warranty for the damaged ones, and please go ahead and change the others too. Not worth going again for one by one plug failure.

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And an unfortunate incident, I was little careless while taking a turn on a very narrow road and ended with this mark/dent ,
Ouch!
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Happy New Year 2018 to all and Wishing everyone many happy and safe miles ahead

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