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Old 17th March 2008, 17:58   #61
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Rahul, congrats on picking up the 1.6 . The car looks just dazzling !! BTW how much did it come OTR ??
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Rahul, without going too much OT, I see that your loan problem finally got resolved. So? How did the turn around happen? Who financed you finally?
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All tyres should have the recommended tyre pressure. Get it checked and drive safe..
Right now i am running 29 on all four ..... is it correct pressure ??

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OMG great looking car you've got their.

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thanks pavam I just love to hear ferrari name with my car

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Rahul, congrats on picking up the 1.6 . The car looks just dazzling !! BTW how much did it come OTR ??
thanks buddy ..... got it for 4.72 with all discounts

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Rahul, without going too much OT, I see that your loan problem finally got resolved. So? How did the turn around happen? Who financed you finally?

yup, at last got the loan from ICICI bank
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Old 18th March 2008, 17:20   #64
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One more question for Palio 1.6 owners ...

Where does the temp meter stays normally, for me its almost at the middle. just a little down and when driving in heavy traffic sometimes it crosses the middle mark just a little maybe by 1-2mm ..... is it ok or my car is overheating ??
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One more question for Palio 1.6 owners ...

Where does the temp meter stays normally, for me its almost at the middle. just a little down and when driving in heavy traffic sometimes it crosses the middle mark just a little maybe by 1-2mm ..... is it ok or my car is overheating ??
It is the same case in mine as well.
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One more question for Palio 1.6 owners ...

Where does the temp meter stays normally, for me its almost at the middle. just a little down and when driving in heavy traffic sometimes it crosses the middle mark just a little maybe by 1-2mm ..... is it ok or my car is overheating ??
Palio temperature. (Palio 1.6 Sport Temperature doubt)

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How did I miss this thread. Congrats Rahul.... ahhh those clean Guigiraio lines still rock! Still, the best looking hatch in the country.
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Old 18th March 2008, 23:12   #68
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One more question for Palio 1.6 owners ...

Where does the temp meter stays normally, for me its almost at the middle. just a little down and when driving in heavy traffic sometimes it crosses the middle mark just a little maybe by 1-2mm ..... is it ok or my car is overheating ??
sir whenever such a situation repeats please switch on th AC...

normally needle should always stay below the half mark...
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It is the same case in mine as well.
hmmm .... ok

thanks man that was really helpful and good write up too

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How did I miss this thread. Congrats Rahul.... ahhh those clean Guigiraio lines still rock! Still, the best looking hatch in the country.
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sir whenever such a situation repeats please switch on th AC...

normally needle should always stay below the half mark...

errr...... u mean switch off the AC right :-/ ....
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In my car, the needle is atleast 25% lower than the halfway mark. AC is always on.

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First problem cropped up ....

yesterday while returning from office i got the car exterior cleaned just by water and when i got home the radiator fan was direct :-/ ...... i parked the car and after 5 mins pizza delivery guys came and told me sir the car parked outside has its engine running ...... i come out heard that the radiator fan is still spinning after 10 mins of idle ...... i switched on the ignition and temps were pretty low, started it again and switched off and same problem, then thot of taking it to the service center, left the hot pizza at home and took the car to the service center while going there i switched off it again in a signal to chk and fan was off :-/ , so come back from there only, will complain about this in the first service , i guess some water went inside but again it was just exterior wash .... anyone knows where the sensor is actually located ??
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rahul maybe you should start a new thread for better visibility
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errr...... u mean switch off the AC right :-/ ....
No, it is SWITCH ON THE AC, since the fan runs & hence cools the engine as well..

after switching off the car ( if you have driven the car with AC on before stopping), it is normal for the fan to run for sometime, its not a fault, its a feature...

FIAT, always....
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First problem cropped up ....

yesterday while returning from office i got the car exterior cleaned just by water and when i got home the radiator fan was direct :-/ ...... i parked the car and after 5 mins pizza delivery guys came and told me sir the car parked outside has its engine running ...... i come out heard that the radiator fan is still spinning after 10 mins of idle ...... i switched on the ignition and temps were pretty low, started it again and switched off and same problem, then thot of taking it to the service center, left the hot pizza at home and took the car to the service center while going there i switched off it again in a signal to chk and fan was off :-/ , so come back from there only, will complain about this in the first service , i guess some water went inside but again it was just exterior wash .... anyone knows where the sensor is actually located ??
Rahul, you have to be very careful while washing the car, especially the engine bay. First rule of all, do not wash the car when it is hot. Let it cool down. Always cover the ECU in the engine bay with a plastic bag. Its a precaution.
Coming to your problem, I can think of two possibilities. First, there is a relay which controls the speeds at which the fan runs. The first speed or stage is till the time your car reaches 97 degrees. The Second stage actuates when the engine temperature is beyond 97 - 98 degrees. Make sure you get this checked. The service station will just connect the FIAT Examiner on your car and bring it to running temperature and monitor it on the Examiner. Once it crossed 97 - 98 degrees you should see the fan running at second speed. Make them do this check in your presence for best results.

When you drive at constant high speeds with engine temperatures above the optimum, the second speed fan keeps running even when you turn off the engine (like how it happened in your case). This has to run for 60 seconds and cut off which is again controlled by the Radiator fan relay. Get that checked. I believe it lost its watch and kept running even after you turned off the engine. Also ensure that your second speed fan doesn't run unnecessarily like when you just do a short 2 kms drive and stop the car.
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rahul maybe you should start a new thread for better visibility
hmmm .... will start a new thread if the problem crops up again ......

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No, it is SWITCH ON THE AC, since the fan runs & hence cools the engine as well..

after switching off the car ( if you have driven the car with AC on before stopping), it is normal for the fan to run for sometime, its not a fault, its a feature...

FIAT, always....
so if the AC runs the fan will run always i don't think so, its controlled through the engine temperature rather than on AC operation . yeah fan running for sometime after switching off the engine is ok but in my case it was running for 10-15mins after i switched off the engine .

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Rahul, you have to be very careful while washing the car, especially the engine bay. First rule of all, do not wash the car when it is hot. Let it cool down. Always cover the ECU in the engine bay with a plastic bag. Its a precaution.
Coming to your problem, I can think of two possibilities. First, there is a relay which controls the speeds at which the fan runs. The first speed or stage is till the time your car reaches 97 degrees. The Second stage actuates when the engine temperature is beyond 97 - 98 degrees. Make sure you get this checked. The service station will just connect the FIAT Examiner on your car and bring it to running temperature and monitor it on the Examiner. Once it crossed 97 - 98 degrees you should see the fan running at second speed. Make them do this check in your presence for best results.

When you drive at constant high speeds with engine temperatures above the optimum, the second speed fan keeps running even when you turn off the engine (like how it happened in your case). This has to run for 60 seconds and cut off which is again controlled by the Radiator fan relay. Get that checked. I believe it lost its watch and kept running even after you turned off the engine. Also ensure that your second speed fan doesn't run unnecessarily like when you just do a short 2 kms drive and stop the car.

thanks mate for all the suggestion but i didn't got the engine compartment washed as i have already read about it on TBHP how the ECU have to covered with plastic bag before washing the engine bay

will get it chked in first service which i think will be done this week. i have done almost 900kms on the car, went to pondy yesterday, driving down ECR was really nice and weather was too good ..... then i remembered ad of mastercard.

Price of tankfull fuel 2000rs, driving down to ECR priceless
will upload some pics soon

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