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Old 31st January 2011, 12:10   #3106
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Mine is a May 2010 MJD emotion pack. It didnt come with tweeters. In 2010 models they have removed ash tray as well :(.
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Old 31st January 2011, 13:18   #3107
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Its always advisable to use a bit of throttle while accelerating from rest, even before fully releasing the clutch. Many cars have enough torque to get the car moving even at idle thus not requiring the throttle to be pressed at rest, but still I feel its a better practice to press the throttle lightly at least in all cars.

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How come people like Harshal are getting the tweeters now??

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Old 31st January 2011, 17:07   #3108
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guys, need some help.

- should I get the alignment done from outside of the dealership? Has anyone got theirs done from outside?

I did it outside when my car has completed 8K. It was a difficult affair, only a few alignment centers have the GP's alignment map in their system. I tried three centers and finally found it in New Bharat tyres, TVM.
There was no change in wheel alignment, and only wheel balancing needed change. So you can actually live without an alignment check till 15K.

- I would guess that it is also a good time to swap the front and rear tires, as well as get them rotated? In which case, the balancing needs to be done?

DO not attempt any rotation; all these will be managed in the 15K service.

Any other tips/suggestions welcome!

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This must be something that've been discussed perhaps; pardon my ignorance

- what kind of diesel dear MJD GP owners are using? NORMAL diesel or Premium diesel?
- there is a warning in the owner's manual directing to use ordinary diesel only, and I am adhering to this directive.
- buttt all Linea/GP owners that I know and most Swift DDIS owners are using premium diesel only.

Please advise on this...

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This must be something that've been discussed perhaps; pardon my ignorance

- what kind of diesel dear MJD GP owners are using? NORMAL diesel or Premium diesel?
- there is a warning in the owner's manual directing to use ordinary diesel only, and I am adhering to this directive.
Me too. I've always used normal diesel in my Punto. And my brother has been using only normal diesel in his Linea.
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Mine is a May 2010 MJD emotion pack. It didnt come with tweeters. In 2010 models they have removed ash tray as well :(.
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Its always advisable to use a bit of throttle while accelerating from rest, even before fully releasing the clutch. Many cars have enough torque to get the car moving even at idle thus not requiring the throttle to be pressed at rest, but still I feel its a better practice to press the throttle lightly at least in all cars.

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How come people like Harshal are getting the tweeters now??
I got a nov 2010 model. no ash tray. no stock lighter. but yes, there are tweeters. i got it checked at my accessory guy today. he also quoted me 6k for 4 speakers + 2 tweeter upgrade. JBL.

@sandeepmdas i was informed by my sales person to make sure that only normal diesel is used and not the premium one.

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Elementary question. How do you get your car on move from rest?
Punto has enough torque to start rolling without accelerating in first gear provided you dont start on an incline.you may need to push accelerator in initail weeks till engine frees up. And of course dont ever lug the engine if you feel so.A run in punto has enough torque to keep rolling at a low rpm of 1200 in any gear.
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Guys, the fuse of my headunit seems to have blown. Do our cars have 2 fuse boxes? And where is the fuse for the HU? The manual said something about a fuse box next to the steering wheel, but I cant locate it.
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Guys, the fuse of my headunit seems to have blown. Do our cars have 2 fuse boxes? And where is the fuse for the HU? The manual said something about a fuse box next to the steering wheel, but I cant locate it.
The fuse box is located behind the small cup holder below the fog lamp switches. Just pull out that piece of plastic (remember, its a bit tricky to put it back).
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The fuse box is located behind the small cup holder below the fog lamp switches. Just pull out that piece of plastic (remember, its a bit tricky to put it back).
Cup holer? Or are you talking about that recess below the fog lamp switch panel? So does that full big plastic panel come off?
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Cup holer? Or are you talking about that recess below the fog lamp switch panel? So does that full big plastic panel come off?
Yes. You got it right. The entire panel comes off. Just put your hand into the recess, and pull the panel out.
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My answers are in bold:
Thanks for that - I also feared that most alignment centres would not have the GPs data. I will wait for the 15k service and in the meantime if the drag to the left does get more, I'll visit the dealer to get it sorted.
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Hello All,

I have GP E + MJD with 20,000 KM on the ODO.

Yesterday I faced a peculiar issue, need your opinion on it (I will be taking it the service station on Saturday):

When I turn my steering wheel, left or right, it now makes a peculiar noise like dummm, dummm., as if you are beating the drum with very little force.

I am experiencing this sound only when the car is standstill or moving very slowly.

Any one has experienced it before. Any pointers why this may be happening.

Thanks,

PK
We with our GP MJD E+ have done 23,000 km till now. Three days back i started hearing the same dunn..dunn sound while i steer to the left & right, i hear the sound when the car is parked & when it is driven at slow speeds. I guess it is there at high speeds too but it just cant be heard as the speed doesnt leave it to be heard.

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This must be something that've been discussed perhaps; pardon my ignorance

- what kind of diesel dear MJD GP owners are using? NORMAL diesel or Premium diesel?
- there is a warning in the owner's manual directing to use ordinary diesel only, and I am adhering to this directive.
- buttt all Linea/GP owners that I know and most Swift DDIS owners are using premium diesel only.

Please advise on this...
We have done 23K till now. I have used till now & will use only ordinary diesel in my Punto MJD E+

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- what kind of diesel dear MJD GP owners are using? NORMAL diesel or Premium diesel?
- there is a warning in the owner's manual directing to use ordinary diesel only, and I am adhering to this directive.
Use Normal Diesel ONLY. I have 2 FGP EPs and use normal diesel only.
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Yesterday I faced a peculiar issue, need your opinion on it (I will be taking it the service station on Saturday):

When I turn my steering wheel, left or right, it now makes a peculiar noise like dummm, dummm., as if you are beating the drum with very little force.

I am experiencing this sound only when the car is standstill or moving very slowly.
Queer, even i have the same problem since day one.there is also slight juddering of steering.feel this at very slow speeds while turning and braking at same time.Doesnt happen consistently.thought nothing much of it.have any other of you guys experienced this?
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