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Old 19th October 2011, 14:20   #676
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I have been facing the 'squealing' (or whistling, as I'd like to call it) problem in the brakes of my TJet+. I noticed this right from the first few kms, and thought it's because the brakes are new. However, having clocked 1100 kms as of today, I still hear the sound, especially in bumper to bumper traffic, and when speeds are low.

What is the cause and solution for the same?
I assume you have got yourself a T-Jet+. Which color ?
I have finished 15K kms on my T-Jet+. I have not encountered the squealing noise in the break. but there is a noise when i break the car to stop it completely. it happens sometimes.. not always.

apart from that i have a few rattling issues. also check the right camber.. if there is any tilt in the steering or the it leans left. i have this problem from the day i got the car. will need to check it now.
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+1 to this. This idling before/after a drive is all about the maintenance required. I don't think there is any difference in servicing costs of the turbo variant with the NA variant.
I am wondering if this idle procedure to save the turbo in the long run is required at all for this car. Take a look at your engine or an image of the T Jet engine. I noticed this just today after reading this thread a million times. Notice the narrower rubber pipe exiting the coolant tank located in front. As soon as it exits, there is a split and another pipe runs to what looks like the turbo charger. Is this a method to cool the turbo using the engine coolant? If it is, then this is a similar approach that VW use to keep the turbo temperature down.

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Goodyear tyres have their plus points. They are a very high puncture resistance and high durability. In our Punto, even after 20k kms, not a single puncture and the tyre is still practically as good as new. I wouldn't be surprised if it lasts beyond 50k kms.

The worse point is noise, these tyres are extremely loud. Its almost irritating to drive over 80kmph with the window rolled down. Grip levels are not exactly the best, and she squeels quite a lot, but I cant say that the Acceleres are any better in this regard as I have not tried them out in a similar car or size.
Goodyear GT3 deteriorate with age, i have seen not only high noise but also deformation in many cases causing wobbling. The grip levels are strictly average, they perform well in Punto because the 195 section tires are more than adequate for the kind performance Punto can manage. In comparison i'd rate the Apollo Acelere much better(I have used both these tires earlier for extended periods).

T-Jet in comparison is a much faster car which can do serious speeds when pushed, i recommend a upgrade to better quality rubber at the time of purchase.
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I don't think the GT3s are that durable.

I have 30K km on my Punto MJD E+, and the tyres have worn out - might last just around 10K km more - maybe even less. I drive on good roads. Noise is definitely on the higher side for the GT3s.
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Goodyear tyres are not that good IMO. I just replaced them in my linea MJD at 35000 kms. Hell of a noise they create above 90 and to add to that wobbling had also started. so i thought it best to replace them with Michelin primacy LC. They are a lot lot quieter and smoother.
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Had to get the stock GoodYear tyre replaced in my Linea MJD too. It's just over a year that I bought the car, and total kms clocked are approx. 25000 Kms. Not Good..not good !!!

The front LHS tyre had become deformed and was bulging out a bit. Took the car for alignment and balancing, where I was told that the tyre will have to be changed.
As the time elapsed was over an year, had to pay INR 1980 (44% of the cost of the tyre) for the usage to be replaced by a new tyre.

I remember my Indica doing over 60,000+ Kms on Apollo tyres without any problem.. after which I got them changed to Michelins.
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Had to get the stock GoodYear tyre replaced in my Linea MJD too. It's just over a year that I bought the car, and total kms clocked are approx. 25000 Kms. Not Good..not good !!!
Surely this seems to be a case of premature wear.

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The front LHS tyre had become deformed and was bulging out a bit. Took the car for alignment and balancing, where I was told that the tyre will have to be changed. As the time elapsed was over an year, had to pay INR 1980 (44% of the cost of the tyre) for the usage to be replaced by a new tyre.
Good that you replaced the tyre.

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I remember my Indica doing over 60,000+ Kms on Apollo tyres without any problem.. after which I got them changed to Michelins.
I replaced my factory fitted Bridgestones on my Indica after they had run 62+K kms. The replacement tyres were Michelins on which I have covered 39+K kms & can still go for another 20-25K.
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When the Linea is idling with both fans running (radiator & air-conditioner), man, its L-O-U-D. On the outside as well as inside. Remember ‘em Palios
This is interesting. I could not find 2 fans under the engine hood when I checked. There was only 1 cooling fan. I was looking at a T Jet engine bay.
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This is interesting. I could not find 2 fans under the engine hood when I checked. There was only 1 cooling fan. I was looking at a T Jet engine bay.
there were never 2 fans in lineas. the same fan has 2 step speed motor.

on speed 1 there is hardly any noise, but with speed 2 the speed is so high that it sounds like a mini helicopter
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Just came across this Amazing video on Linea. Don't know where to post it. So posting it here .


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Just came across this Amazing video on Linea. Don't know where to post it. So posting it here .
Beautiful video! Wish there was something like this made for India on the Sea Link. :-)

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Hey guys, few days back I came across an ad(online) which said something like
Rs 1,30,000 benefits on T-Jet plus.
Any idea how much total discounts are there for t-jet currently?
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Hey guys, few days back I came across an ad(online) which said something like
Rs 1,30,000 benefits on T-Jet plus.
Any idea how much total discounts are there for t-jet currently?
The last I checked it was in the range of 1.3 L, Mumbai. (2 weeks ago)

75 K Gift Cheque

1st year insurance free - 28k?

Corporate discount: 25 K
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Hey guys, few days back I came across an ad(online) which said something like
Rs 1,30,000 benefits on T-Jet plus.
Any idea how much total discounts are there for t-jet currently?
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The last I checked it was in the range of 1.3 L, Mumbai. (2 weeks ago)

75 K Gift Cheque

1st year insurance free - 28k?

Corporate discount: 25 K
This is the latest offer
Fiat Linea T-Jet : Test Drive & Review-fiat-corporate-emailer-december-petrol-campaign-artwork-2-2-dec.jpg
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This is a great value proposition. A brilliant drivers car packed to the hilt at an attractive pricepoint. Man, am tempted. If at all i can get over my Tsi craze.

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