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Old 21st January 2013, 14:34   #5566
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and started moving gears and putting break I got a sound from left hand side and looked like something was stuck in my wheels, I stopped the car and looked down did not see anything, for a while the sound disappeared, but came back again and it was coming only when I applied breaks,
I had a similar issue and when i took the car to the service center, they found that a small stone was stuck over there and was making the sound .
I guess it should not be something to be worried about.

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punto MJD owners has anyone of you changed battery?
how long did the old one last and can you mentioned your car variant .
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Old 21st January 2013, 19:08   #5568
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punto MJD owners has anyone of you changed battery?
how long did the old one last and can you mentioned your car variant .
Changed battery in 2 Punto MJD EP at 1.5 yrs 45K kms and 1.8 yrs 17K kms.
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Changed battery in 2 Punto MJD EP at 1.5 yrs 45K kms and 1.8 yrs 17K kms.
45K & 17K?

were there any issues? Mine is doing fine with 55K+ in 2.02 yrs, No battery related issues till now.
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No issues - Just precautionary to avoid unwanted blinks on the MID
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punto MJD owners has anyone of you changed battery?
how long did the old one last and can you mentioned your car variant .
Mine is am Emo Pack 1.3 MJD. The battery was changed about 6 months ago when the car was 20k kms and 2 years old approx.
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Old 21st January 2013, 20:18   #5572
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thanks guys, mine in mjd active model with a woofer and amp 40k kms 3.5 years .the battery is still working ok but ocassionaly it shows signs of weakness.thinking of replacing the original battery with amaron flo 55 DIN from batterybhai.com.
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Fiat cars are not designed for the masses. There is no point debating what is good or bad about them. These are pure breeds, you either love them or hate them. They manufacture everything themselves and don't plonk a borrowed engine or a borrowed anything. They do not strive to be value for money, economical to run, good resale value and such cliches. There is a reason they have existed for so long in this country with such a small market share. The reason is that it is a product for a true enthusiast. It's not a people mover with ugly looks and pathetic handling. Stop comparing!

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thanks guys, mine in mjd active model with a woofer and amp 40k kms 3.5 years .the battery is still working ok but ocassionaly it shows signs of weakness.thinking of replacing the original battery with amaron flo 55 DIN from batterybhai.com.
ms001, I changed my stock battery after 3 years 2 months, 34K kms on odo. Changed t0 Amaron Flo 55AH last November. It has been performing good so far. The immediate change that you will notice is the cranking happens instantaneously.
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punto MJD owners has anyone of you changed battery?
how long did the old one last and can you mentioned your car variant .
I changed the battery of mine last sometime early this month - Mine is a 2009 Punto MJD Emotion (completed 3 years and about 75K kms). Now have 55Ah Amaron Flo.
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A quick question: how much AH Battery is coming with MJD (90HP), How much 55Ah Amaron Flo costs?
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got amaron flo 55 din from www.batterybhai.com .final cost with exchange for old battery was 5050/-.
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I recently upgraded to Philips Xtreme Light bulbs of the same rating and the results are amazing. Totally worth it.some people suggested me to upgrade to 90w/100 but I found stock ratings are sufficient you just need to replace it with Philips

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I would be changing battery of my 3 year old (going to complete 3 years on 26th Jan.) GP 1.4 E-PK sometime from now.
No issues so far but as a precautionary measure

I would also upgraded to Philips Xtreme Light bulbs. Any suggestions on bulbs would be great.
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I would also upgraded to Philips Xtreme Light bulbs. Any suggestions on bulbs would be great.
I've been using osram night breaker plus since 2 years and its performance is very good so far.
I would even say that its equal to some 90/100s
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