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Old 5th August 2009, 20:33   #31
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I am reading your thread from the beginning as a silent spectator. In fact I got inspired by your Fiat 137 D and last year I too purchased a 1997 model Diesel Fiat (Exactly the same combination as you mentioned) and spend nearly 20K for full recondition at Kovilpatti (my home town). Now believe me, she is in excellent condition and gives around 17 to 19 Km/Lit. It is on radial tyres.
By seeing all this work I have done, my son who is a soft ware engineer, working in Chennai, loves this car and now he is using her at Chennai. You know what, I'm getting more calls from his friends, that they too want the same type of Fiat. It is a pleasant surprise for me that many youngsters still loves this car. Hats off to Premier manufacturers.
The only problem of this car is getting genuine spares.
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hey, this car is on jalopnik
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Offtopic.

Has anyone seen the following Premier Padminis anywhere? We owned these lovely cars once when we were in Palakkad, Kerala.

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I recollect seeing in pollachi one quaint coloured fiat with number 1366 waiting for the guillotine.
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I recollect seeing in pollachi one quaint coloured fiat with number 1366 waiting for the guillotine.
Guillotine? Why? Scrap?
Was it Grey in color? (It used to be when we sold it.)

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Ram,
I am reading your thread from the beginning as a silent spectator. In fact I got inspired by your Fiat 137 D and last year I too purchased a 1997 model Diesel Fiat (Exactly the same combination as you mentioned) and spend nearly 20K for full recondition at Kovilpatti (my home town). Now believe me, she is in excellent condition and gives around 17 to 19 Km/Lit. It is on radial tyres.
By seeing all this work I have done, my son who is a soft ware engineer, working in Chennai, loves this car and now he is using her at Chennai. You know what, I'm getting more calls from his friends, that they too want the same type of Fiat. It is a pleasant surprise for me that many youngsters still loves this car. Hats off to Premier manufacturers.
The only problem of this car is getting genuine spares.
Both the Black and White 137D are adorable cars, well maintained. I like the 137D only after intial gears changed, because once car gians speed then the engine is less noisey, I have 96 S1 LPG AC,, the problem I face is with the original parts and service.

I am near Coimbatore so not a big problem now, but as days will go the parts scarcity will haunt every Fiatian.
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Old 18th December 2009, 23:06   #37
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This are my Padmini S1 pictures.
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This are my Padmini S1 pictures.
In the second picture there is a duct pipe fixed in the air inlet of air filter box which goes far beneath the right side of radiator. I am not able to understand why is this thing done. Does it improves air intake or is it anything else. By the way your car is very well maintained and hugely accessorized too.
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The AC in your car is it factory fitted one. What make is it. Very few fiats have AC in working order now a days.
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The AC in your car is it factory fitted one. What make is it. Very few fiats have AC in working order now a days.
My car AC is fitted my TVS Sundaram, with a badge in engine bay too. The AC is very chilling as it has deticated extra ac condensor cooling fan as in M800.
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Hi there,

newbie to the forum.


I have a twinned engined boat, that have engines that were made by FNM from Italy. They are stamped CMD, which initially led us to believe that they were Cummins Diesels. There are no other numbers stamped on the engine other than AM45, which we now believe is a bog standard number with little or no relevance as to what engine it actually is.

Anyway, the engines are 1366cc, so we got to thinking that they could be 137D
Padmini's that are mentioned on here.

Our main plight, besides not knowing what engines they are, is the fact that we have both timing belts off, one snapped and damaged the top end of the engine, the other one we are now changing as a sensible precaution. The biggest concern is there are no timing marks on any of the wheels bar the lift pump cog.


To the question, does anyone have a copy of the engine manual for this engine that is in English and is clear to read?


Many thanks for reading, any help appreciated.


(PS: I can post pictures up of the engines in situ if necessary)
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I had owned this car but the main problem is if you use AC and drive the car at high speed that is 90 KMPH for Premier padmini's standard the coolant oil gets mixed with engine oil means engine gasket is gone. I was using it for about 8 months good car in those days.
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Hi Ram

Superbly maintained and good to see the logo in straight now as compared to the first post.

Request you to get both the wipers as a single wiper does look odd on this Italian Beauty.

Also, how about some OE wheel caps?
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