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Old 11th March 2013, 15:27   #5641
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Default RH side Alloy scratched in multiple places, bruises.

Last saturday when starting out from a parking (GP MJD Emotion 2012) , was tired and missed noticing a concrete boulder and scratched the LHS alloy (mentioned by mistake as RH in the heading), the result is multiple deep scratches though very small but deep in nature. It looks like some one took a hot knife and scratched it, pulling out some alloy in the process

Feel miserable after the episode, this being the first ever scratch in my 14 month ownership. Is there a way to recondition the alloy back to originality.

Are repairs to alloys possible, i see many DIY links and youtube videos and am not confident enough of any such experiments plus investing for the raw materials is also more leave alone setting aside time and effort.

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1. Do TASS/FASS also carry out alloy repairs, has anyone here done an alloy repair job done from TASS, if so what was the process, is reconditioning really possible and whether worthwhile ?
2. Would the scratch could have caused any bends to the alloy (The speed i hit was negligible ~ 3-4 km/h).
3. Will it be worth to get it done from Alloy wheel specialists, if it s worthy enough. will it have a implication to factory warranty ?

Shall post a picture tomorrow.

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Old 11th March 2013, 22:45   #5642
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I am planning on replacing my 5 year old micro car, and have short listed the Punto as an option. I wanted to check If anyone had an idea of the real world performance of the 1.4L petrol in terms if drivability, and not top speed. I wasn't able to find much about the performance I'd this engine. I don't drive fast, and am not interested in drag races, will not be driving much, and prefer petrols to diesels. I also believe that good discounts should be available on the petrol Emotion

Thanks in advance!
I think you will find this useful.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...ml#post3062716 (Booked Fiat Grande Punto 1.4 Emotion PK)

Though he seems to have shifted from the Punto 1.4 to the Swift diesel, you might contact him for more details.
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....in terms if drivability, and not top speed. I wasn't able to find much about the performance I'd this engine.

Velu ji, For mostly city driving and sedate habits, the 1.2 could be a better option. Please look at its low end torque, which develops at 2500rpm only! It will feel sluggish for the first 1000kms but after that it will really open up and will reach its peak at 5000kms on the odo. But it is available only in Active and Dynamic, for EMOTION of course it has to be 1.4, which many people say is better for highway sprints and spirited driving. I have not driven it, honestly.

Believe me, mileage is really not an issue with the 1.2, as opposed to popular belief. I get consistently 14-18 mixed city-highway, once, 20 even! This is without ac. You can read my posts elsewhere and see the real pix of the mileage.
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Last saturday when starting out from a parking (GP MJD Emotion 2012) , was tired and missed noticing a concrete boulder and scratched the LHS alloy (mentioned by mistake as RH in the heading), the result is multiple deep scratches though very small but deep in nature. It looks like some one took a hot knife and scratched it, pulling out some alloy in the process

Feel miserable after the episode, this being the first ever scratch in my 14 month ownership. Is there a way to recondition the alloy back to originality.

Are repairs to alloys possible, i see many DIY links and youtube videos and am not confident enough of any such experiments plus investing for the raw materials is also more leave alone setting aside time and effort.

Question:
1. Do TASS/FASS also carry out alloy repairs, has anyone here done an alloy repair job done from TASS, if so what was the process, is reconditioning really possible and whether worthwhile ?
2. Would the scratch could have caused any bends to the alloy (The speed i hit was negligible ~ 3-4 km/h).
3. Will it be worth to get it done from Alloy wheel specialists, if it s worthy enough. will it have a implication to factory warranty ?

Shall post a picture tomorrow.
Check in T-Bhp Directory section and you may find some one repairing in your town. I dont think T/FASS will repair it. Even for minor things they will go for replacement. There wont be any issues in warrenty i guess check with the service center though. I would suggest to check in classifieds section. sometimes you may be able to get a new one at a good price from someone who sell the new wheels to go for an other one. You can use the spare wheel till then.
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Check in T-Bhp Directory section and you may find some one repairing in your town. I dont think T/FASS will repair it. Even for minor things they will go for replacement. There wont be any issues in warrenty i guess check with the service center though. I would suggest to check in classifieds section. sometimes you may be able to get a new one at a good price from someone who sell the new wheels to go for an other one. You can use the spare wheel till then.
Thank you, definitely not planning for a replacement, nor to swap the spare steel wheel. The scratch is minor in nature from outside and does not pose a cause of concern on the safety to continue using it.But, it does have a sizable damage that needs attention soon.

I am sure alloy's cant be repaired just with a "DIY" job though one has the necessary raw material and direct help. Even the SVC guy was non committal in his reply.

I will look into the relevant section, contact the guys and share my feedback here. Thanks
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I was trying to get some FE numbers for my punto, by driving not the way I do last sunday on Tumkur road and here is what I got in a 27km drive....
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I was trying to get some FE numbers for my punto, by driving not the way I do last sunday on Tumkur road and here is what I got in a 27km drive....
That was awsome. You can inform this to FIAT .
BTW what speed and RPM you maintained?
So you completed 27 KM for <50Rs in a car
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That was awsome. You can inform this to FIAT .
BTW what speed and RPM you maintained?
So you completed 27 KM for <50Rs in a car
RPM - not beyond 1500
Speed not more than 70kmph
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RPM - not beyond 1500
Speed not more than 70kmph
Referred to your post and also the photo of the speedo console you have posted, it looks like you were in 5th gear for the said speed and rpm.

If my guess is right, then I suppose you are lugging the engine and it is not good for the engine in the long run.
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Hi All,


I am planning on replacing my 5 year old micro car, and have short listed the Punto as an option. I wanted to check If anyone had an idea of the real world performance of the 1.4L petrol in terms if drivability, and not top speed. I wasn't able to find much about the performance I'd this engine. I don't drive fast, and am not interested in drag races, will not be driving much, and prefer petrols to diesels. I also believe that good discounts should be available on the petrol Emotion

Thanks in advance!
hey,

dont know if you read through this.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...-4-emo-pk.html (Point taken! BNW Fiat Grande Punto 1.4 Emo PK)


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Referred to your post and also the photo of the speedo console you have posted, it looks like you were in 5th gear for the said speed and rpm.

If my guess is right, then I suppose you are lugging the engine and it is not good for the engine in the long run.
Yes, I was in 5th, and if you see my post I mentioned that I normally don't do it, I get a normal highway mileage around 23 to 25 at 90 to 110 kmph, this was a test that how far punto can give.
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I was trying to get some FE numbers for my punto, by driving not the way I do last sunday on Tumkur road and here is what I got in a 27km drive....
A bulb has gone Kaput in your car
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Yes, I was in 5th, and if you see my post I mentioned that I normally don't do it, I get a normal highway mileage around 23 to 25 at 90 to 110 kmph, this was a test that how far punto can give.
Well done! However,when did you become so obsessed with mileage? Its a really disgusting habit.

I want a demo of that fact as well. The choice of location would me mine.
How about a drive up Nandi Hill to check that !

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A bulb has gone Kaput in your car
The DON does not care about a insignificant Bulb gone Kaput. He'll get his croonies to take a look at it now
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Well done! However,when did you become so obsessed with mileage? Its a really disgusting habit.

I want a demo of that fact as well. The choice of location would me mine.
How about a drive up Nandi Hill to check that !


The DON does not care about a insignificant Bulb gone Kaput. He'll get his croonies to take a look at it now
Long time no see Aqua!!! Yes ready for the demo drive any day, but not on any road please specially not on BG Road...

The Red baby has gone for service, and the bulb will be replaced.
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I was trying to get some FE numbers for my punto, by driving not the way I do last sunday on Tumkur road and here is what I got in a 27km drive....
Thats great. Its not possible to extract such figures regularly though. The maximum i got in my punto(E pk mjd) till date is 26 kmpl for a 60 km trip(50% AC).
Which is your version? The MID looks so different.
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