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Old 6th November 2011, 22:09   #4006
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Guys, are these changes for the 75 hp only or for the 90 hp as well. I have a Jan 2011 90 HP.

Can i get these changes on my car as well, particularly the performance improvement? I guess changing gear ratios wont be possible but if its a simple retuning of the ECU, then i guess it must be possible at the A.S.S.
Still, there is no official confirmation from Fiat that the Punto has been retuned. If this is so, I think the existing ECU can be updated with the new tuning.
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Old 11th November 2011, 01:05   #4007
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there is no change whatsoever in the ECU tuning or the gear ratios. this is 110% confirmed, from sources inside too.
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there is no change whatsoever in the ECU tuning or the gear ratios. this is 110% confirmed, from sources inside too.
Thanks, feels good to hear that.

Else, I would have wanted to change the gear ratios!
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Such kind of upgradation would surely come up as a new version on Punto similar to the new swift. It would be nice if Fiat could use the stratergy and come up with a New Grande Punto which covers all the negatives from the market/ service feedback , improve the interiors, work on the weight reduction.
And then we can hear the public say "Is it a bird? Is it a plane? -> No its the New Grande Punto"

Also Fiat should come up with an upgradation pack ( Consisiting up upgrades like, ECU upgrade, Transmission kit, Mounting upgrades, etc.,) for the existing Punto owners. I am sure all the Punto lovers would'nt mind shelling out on the upgrades .

Ok. Time to wake up ! Dreams over .

But Seriously FIAT ! Think about it .

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Ok. Time to wake up ! Dreams over .
Seriously, while I was reading the lines above the one quoted, I was seriously imagining upgradation of my Punto. What to upgrade, how to decide if its worth it, etc.

With the kind of rock solid build of this car coupled with the reallt bad resale value usually Fiat cars have, I don't think anyone would feel like selling it off after, say, 5 years. Provided Fiat stays in India for long and spares are available, I think a Punto can be kept at least for 10 years. In which case, these upgrades will be very advantageous.
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Old 15th November 2011, 11:48   #4011
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Guys, one small doubt -

Everytime I am sitting in the car with engine off & I want to listen to music (USB), i need to turn the key to 'ignition'/ACC. In OFF position, the USB does not play, only CD or Radio works.

Any solution to this?
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Guys, one small doubt -

Everytime I am sitting in the car with engine off & I want to listen to music (USB), i need to turn the key to 'ignition'/ACC. In OFF position, the USB does not play, only CD or Radio works.

Any solution to this?
yes , go to settings, media player and select auto play.

when you are playing media and you turn off the engine and turn the key on, always usb will play.
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yes , go to settings, media player and select auto play.

when you are playing media and you turn off the engine and turn the key on, always usb will play.
Autoplay is ON in my car.

What i meant is I cant play songs with the key in OFF position.
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Autoplay is ON in my car.

What i meant is I cant play songs with the key in OFF position.
AFAIK the 'Auto Play' option is required to detect any connected USB/media automatically. If it is ON it means that when you turn on the key, media player should automatically play if any USB/media is connected.

Ideally, Blue & ME powers up only if the Key is in ON position. which means that neither bluetooth nor USB/media player cannot be accessed with the key in OFF position. Though, the HU [Cd/FM] will work as it is directed to the battery.

There might be chances if the Blue & Me device is also directed to the battery similarly. Technically I am not sure of the possibilities.
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Can somebody please confirm with TASS and articulate what exactly has changed in the new Punto (i.e. if at all something has changed) and can it be replicated to older punto's, I would dearly love to have that first gear fixed on my 20K kms young Punto MJD and be able to have quick gear changes without the 'jhatkas' !
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Can somebody please confirm with TASS and articulate what exactly has changed in the new Punto (i.e. if at all something has changed) and can it be replicated to older punto's, I would dearly love to have that first gear fixed on my 20K kms young Punto MJD and be able to have quick gear changes without the 'jhatkas' !
@better4worse,
If you had looked at post #4007 (just 8 posts prior to your post), you would've found your answer

amit_mechengg has confirmed from his resources that there is no change whatsoever.
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@better4worse,
If you had looked at post #4007 (just 8 posts prior to your post), you would've found your answer

amit_mechengg has confirmed from his resources that there is no change whatsoever.
I actually did read amit's post before posting my request, but then again one of us has claimed of a better experience with the Punto and not all of it is cosmetic. More than that I'm really hoping something's changed cause this version of Punto has some areas that need to be improved. Its been 2 yrs since the first punto rolled out and its about time FIAT did something about the discussed pain areas.
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A friend contacted a FIAT dealership today @ Lucknow. He was told that the Emotion Pack variant would now come with 175 section tyres, instead of 195. Is this true?
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^^^ How is that possible? even emotion comes with 185 section tyres.
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A friend contacted a FIAT dealership today @ Lucknow. He was told that the Emotion Pack variant would now come with 175 section tyres, instead of 195. Is this true?
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^^^ How is that possible? even emotion comes with 185 section tyres.
the website doesn't say anything like that though till now. i hope they don't do this because 175 will be too thin and won't be good for the looks or the performance

@raj, emotion now comes with 165 and not 185
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