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Old 13th January 2011, 07:50   #61
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It really breaks the heart when you see your palio going through such an accident. I too had a very similar accident during 2009 June 1st week and my car was in TATA-FIAT workshop for 3 weeks. The prices of the repair was around 40K. I hope they will able to fix the crash guard (metal bar) otherwise, that would cost a bomb (abt 15K is what I heard from them)

Please do update once the car is out of workshop
Sure will update the thread. My car has been at the workshop for 3 weeks already now. the work is at a standstill as they are waiting on the hood for alignment accordingly.

I just got the quote for my car yesterday and it stands at around 90K. this includes 72K in parts and about 20K in labor and painting charges.

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Cool! Both the cars looked very good, best Palio Stiles I've seen. Not sure if you ever notice my GTX there, stayed in warje for about 2 yrs and we hangout in CCD most of the time.
Thank you Sir. I do recall seeing a black GTX in the neighbourhood a lot but not sure if it was you.

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Kiran,

the crash pics of your Stile 1.6 looks painful. I really hope that you get the car back to its finest shape asap. You got a beauty and the beast!

Seems the radiotor fan, bumper, cross member and the hood has take a deep impact. What all parts are you getting replaced?

Planet_Rocker and Kiran:
The S10 has a different gear ratios than our Stile 1.6. It has a shorter 3rd gear. More peppy than our Stile 1.6. I love driving the S10 more than the Stile 1.6!

Also the temperature mark as you said it prefers to stay near half mark sometimes crosses the half mark little above. The older Palio 1.6 do not show this behavior. Someone told me its with the temperature cooling settings for Stile 1.6 due to the BS3 norms (something like that i cant recall exactly)

Fantastic photoshoot, looks like a indian Ferrari

Keep us posted.
Thank you for the compliments. I had spoken with Sameer (Turbosam) earlier and was told that the radiator in the older Palios used to be of a larger/ better capacity hence the difference in temperature. But, IIRC, Moralfibre has one of the older Palios and his temp. stays around halfway as per one of his thread replies. Sorry, i cant seem to find that right now.

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Hello People,

I have now moved to Bangalore and the car has now clocked 58700 kms. Its been smooth sailing so far and no issues with any part of the car. spoke to the service guys here in a workshop and was told to change the timing belts around 60000 kms so gonna do that next month now.

on another note, i had a tyre burst in Bangalore city on the way back home from office. i was running Conti CPC2 but these tyres are no longer available according to most dealers here. so i bought a new set of tyres. i got Yokohama S-Drives for the car (195/50/15).

this new set of tyres feels more comfortable on the roads but i dont have confidence in them like i did on the Contis. it's like i dont know what the front wheels are doing anymore.

i also got the car worked on by the 3M guys here in Bangalore and the pics are in the next post. feel free to comment guys.
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Nice to see that the car is back in action, congrats
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Looks lovely! Good to see your car back to it's glory, and hope it stays that way forever - touchwood!

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Lovely news - glad that the car is back in shape and please do add nimbu-mirchi.

take car of the 1.6 Stile` and it will take care of you. lovely pics
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Nice to hear that your car is back in action, now it looks like a brand new just out of showroom. I see the gap between the left head light and hood is more than that of the right side. Is it the problem in angle of photo shot or because of hood alignment .
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Nice to hear that your car is back in action, now it looks like a brand new just out of showroom. I see the gap between the left head light and hood is more than that of the right side. Is it the problem in angle of photo shot or because of hood alignment .
The cab drivers in my office in Pune decided to give me a going away gift by rubbing against the car on my last day there. that caused the headlight and bumper to lose alignment but I opened it up at home and got it back in line as much as i could.

Come to think of it, the car has actually taken more damage when i'm not in it or driving it and otherwise. Dont know why!!!!
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Hello All,

Just another update on the car.

Like i mentioned earlier, I had changed the tyres to Yoko S-Drives. These tyres are just not up to my expectations. All over the forum, i have seen people rave about these but honestly, i dont know what they see in them.

Wet grip seems fine 'coz its been raining crazy the last couple of days in Bangalore and they seem to track straight even through water logged roads but the braking and cornering feel is just not there. at all times, it feels like the tyres are just trying to hard and may let go any moment.

The steering feedback is also non-existent. the Continental CPC2 i was using earlier was out of this world but i cant say the same about the S-Drives.

I would like to hear reviews from someone who has used these tyres on other Palios so please feel free to comment. Is it just a bad set of tyres i have or something else?

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Hello People,

The car just clocked 60,000 Kms and its been fun to say the least. got some preventive maintainance done on the car at a new FIAT workshop in Bangalore.

Its called Ebony Automobiles and is on the outer rind road, near Manyata Tech. Park entrance. They did a good job and for once, i am completely satisfied with the work done.

Got the Oil changed (Shell Helix) as usual. also got all the belts on the car replaced. this includes the Timing belt, power steering, a/c and alternator belts. the tensioners for the said belts along with the pulleys were replaced. car feels brand new to drive and is silent as ever.

the Brake discs on the car were toast so got them changed with the brake pads. one of the Wheel cylinders for the front brakes was kaput so got both of them changed anyways.

Full transmission fluid replaced and so was the clutch/ brake fluid.

the cost of the above work was 18k in parts and 5k labor. Note, that out of 18k, 4k is for the Shell oil alone.

and coming to the end of it, i'm a happy camper raring to roar.

MODS: please update the thread title to 60000 KMs.

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Can you put a breakup of timing belt change. Cost of belts, idler pully, tensioner, other belts etc. My GTX is 58K old and I dont think previous owner has replaced the timing belt.

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Its called Ebony Automobiles and is on the outer rind road, near Manyata Tech. Park entrance. They did a good job and for once, i am completely satisfied with the work done.
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Thanks,
Kiran.

Isnt this called Aadya Motors. IIRC, it is a sales and service setup right - a new showroom?

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Can you put a breakup of timing belt change. Cost of belts, idler pully, tensioner, other belts etc.
Timing Belt - 1900/- approx
Timing Bearing / Adjuster bearing - 1900/-
Idle Bearing - 1900 /-
AC & Alternator belt - 200 + 200 MAX

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.

Refer thread: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-t...ml#post2030021

Post numbers: 159 & 164
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Timing Belt - 1900/- approx
Timing Bearing / Adjuster bearing - 1900/-
Idle Bearing - 1900 /-
AC & Alternator belt - 200 + 200 MAX

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.

Refer thread: http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/long-t...ml#post2030021

Post numbers: 159 & 164
Thanks for the parts breakup.
Are they using proper cam locking tool to change the timing belt or they depend on the markings?
In chennai,we could not find any service centres using cam locking tool so delaying the timing belt change.
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cam locking tool is always prefered along with markings on the crank. when i got my palio's TBelt changed, we didn't have access to the locking tool. I got it changed at Hyundai ASC (few hyundai cars eg, Viva / Accent DOHC has interference engine like the palio) - they changed the belt by refering to the marking.

a typical Cam Locking Kit for Fiat Engine:

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cam locking tool is always prefered along with markings on the crank. when i got my palio's TBelt changed, we didn't have access to the locking tool. I got it changed at Hyundai ASC (few hyundai cars eg, Viva / Accent DOHC has interference engine like the palio) - they changed the belt by refering to the marking.
Thanks.That was quite informative.
In Chennai,i have found a garage run by an ex-fiat mechanic.some people in PUG recommend him for petty works.
He has changed the timing belt for Palio 1.2 but has not done it for 1.6 as of now and he claims procedure will be same for both.
Should i take the risk and give him my Palio S10 for timing belt change?
Vijaycool is a friend of mine and he is also waiting for the timing belt change.
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