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Old 24th May 2010, 13:46   #151
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A 1.6 will give unmatched driving pleasure. You can compensate the resale for that
Ture, Completely Agree with you. Nothing can replace the driving please at the end of the day

Have always gone by my heart when selecting a car, be it the Swift, Scorpio and now GTX 1.6.

This is my 9th car and 1st Used Car, so was a bit skeptical. Bought a used car for only one reasong 'Palio GTX 1.6'.

There is no doubt in my mind now, just waiting to land in Bangalore and then hit the road to Coorg

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If you know the right people, spares can be made available within a lead time of 1 week max while the dealerships can take anytime between 1 week to months. So, this is one disadvantage of owning the car. Spares are not readily available but with the right contacts, they are.
Point well said and very true This goes to all prospective used Fiat buyers.

You need a well known Fiat mech who knows the in and out of the car. At dealers end, one might have to spend much time out there due to the fact they are busy clearing their day to day job cards and may not give their 100%.

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Hi All

Palio GTX 1.6 is at home and ready.

Got the car serviced at Greentracks and bill was Rs.5291/-. Have not seen the breakup but Dad was saying he got these things done

1. Coolant, oils and cylinder on back left wheel changed.
2. Coolant was leaking, so changed something
3. Got it cleaned inside as well
4. Plus service charges

Today he has taken the car to get the headlight fixed with 80/100 in Greentracks.

So far my Dad is very happy driving the car, he is not missing the Scorpio I believe.

My GTX is Tangerine Mist Colour, any idea how much does it cost to get it repainted in Bangalore. I want it to be Red

Also would I lose the original factory fit if I get it repainted and have un-necessary vibrations.

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My GTX is Tangerine Mist Colour, any idea how much does it cost to get it repainted in Bangalore. I want it to be Red

Also would I lose the original factory fit if I get it repainted and have un-necessary vibrations.

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Congratulations!!! Get ready to tame the 100 horses now

A complete repaint will cost you anything between 20k - 30k depending on the workshop. There is a thread running on the body paint shops in Bangalore, you will get more info there.

What's wrong with Tangerine mist colour? If it is intact, I suggest don't change it so soon. It will grow on you. Mine was Tangerine mist too but the colour was changed by the previous owner himself.

If done correctly and professionally, no vibrations will be observed. This car is built to last. In my case, even after a shunt, it doesn't rattle.

By the way, why don't you start a new ownership thread? With pics ofcourse
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It's been almost 3 months after I got the car back after the repair and the fan motor work.

The fan works like a charm. In fact better than it finally decided to go kaput. After the shunt, I was expecting some rattles or weird noises. None of that has been encountered so far (touch wood). Paid a visit to Venkatesh on Saturday for a routine inspection and test drive. My only concern like I said before was a slight shudder during the clutch release with the first gear. He has asked me to leave the car for a few hours but am unable to find time. There were some rough noises while applying brakes but that was understood as the car was lying idle for alomst a month since I had to leave out of country. This morning the noise was not audible.

So, no major grouse. Well, I just wish it would not drink like there was no tomorrow though.
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how difficult is it to change the Timing Belt, Idle/Tensioner Bearing and Aux belts?

Do they need a cam-lock gear or something? What about timing adjustment? If required how do they do it?

my car is at 54.8K kms (7 years) and wanted to get them changed.

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IIRC, it should not take half a day for all of it in the hands of good mechanics. It will involve at least 2 persons for the set up and adjustment.

Yes, they would need the locking tools without which there are numerous chances of bad set ups. Regarding timing adjustment, Venkatesh mentioned about a tool/fixture to aid the process. I haven't looked at it though. Planning to visit him this weekend and will try to take a picture.
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how difficult is it to change the Timing Belt, Idle/Tensioner Bearing and Aux belts?

Do they need a cam-lock gear or something? What about timing adjustment? If required how do they do it?

my car is at 54.8K kms (7 years) and wanted to get them changed.

take care and drive safe.

I had this done at the dealer, and it is not a simple job. Would recommend that you get this done at a good dealership by an experienced mechanic.

Even the aux belts have to be done when the vehicle is lifted up and is best done by the dealer.
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Default Palio 1.6 - Long-term Maintainance - Timing Belt and Aux Belts & Bearings

I am sharing a small information for all Palio 1.6 Users.

Source: www.fiatforum.com

Note that in addition to the Timing / Cam Belt - the Idler / Bearing & Tensioner / Adjuster Bearings (Fixed??) both will have to be changed

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part name (over lapped by watermark -> Crankshaft

Part Numbers and approximate prices:

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Here are the part numbers:
Cambelt: 0055188191
Adjuster/bearing: 0046424716
Idler / Bearing: 0055211287
Belt Alternator: 0071749427
Alternator Belt adjuster/bearing: 0071734799
Belt Power Steering: 0055192802
A/C belt: 0046542303.

It is also mentioned in the www.fiatforum.com that it is better to get the other / aux belts replaced because they need to come off while changing the timing belt - these belts are not that critical

Please check part numbers again
Approximate Prices in Kolkata (Spare Parts Dealer)
Cambelt - 1800
Idler / Bearing - 1950
Adjuster Bearing - 1900 (need to confirm)

A price list floating on the internet / TBHP :

parts-price-correction-Fiat-oct-2008-1-1.xls

Moralfibre's post - pictorial on TBelt change:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/444008-post55.html

I hope this helps all.

Direct link to article: Technical: FIAT PETRA (SIENA) 1.6 Petrol maintaince advise - The FIAT Forum

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^ Excellent info, thanks for sharing. Please post pics if you can, if you are getting them replaced
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Bottle - i am getting the Timing Belt changed for sure - already bought the part. I hope i will be able to take pics once the car is at HyASC. Yet to buy the Idler and other parts.

@ JVH - sorry for hi-jacking this thread & Thanks for the PM.
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Surya - Thanks to you for this excellent piece of information . Yes, pictures will be of immense help. Mine was replaced a long time ago but it's always good to know the details involved.
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a detailed pictorial is provided by Moralfibre in this post:

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Moralfibre's post - pictorial on TBelt change:

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/444008-post55.html
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Timing Belt Part Number Confirmation & Pics:

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Palio GTX - Red beast comes home! EDIT: update @100,000 kms-photo0035.jpg

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Old 17th August 2010, 10:46   #165
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^He must be getting really bad FE
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