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Old 11th August 2009, 21:19   #91
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Liberally spray the area with any penetrating spray, WD40 is very good. Let it sit for about an hour, try to loosen it then.
Try loosening when the engine is still hot with the other two bolts which you were able to remove back in place
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Guys, I'm travelling to Bombay this weekend and need to pickup some spares for my Premier President as quality spares are rare in Punjab.

The car is due for a complete Front suspension job and a steering overhaul as well.

Could someone please help me by listing the OE supplies for the suspension components and tie rods. Also, the name/address of best shops where I can pick them up.

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Opera house, in South Mumbai is the place to be. You can find most of the spares at Shetty Auto parts, they are fairly reliable.
Most of the parts were made by Premier Auto, sold as PAB

Other Originals I can think of are-

Tie rod ends- Rane
Suspension bushes & engine mount- VIR, althoughin short supply youll find them.
Suspension spider- PAB, will be worth gold if you find them, ask your mechanic regading the health of the earlier ones.
Shock absorbers- Gabriel

Please dont change the coil spring if the ride height is good. Incase its not, then use original coil spring, which were made by Premier Auto. Otherwise use second hand ones.There is no substitute for good ride and handling (I have learnt it the hard way).
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Dear Kavesh - that is good advice from you. Yes, you learnt the hard way but you learnt and you will never forget.

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Try loosening when the engine is still hot with the other two bolts which you were able to remove back in place
One other thing to try in combination with the others is to hammer the head of the frozen bolt (along the axis of the bolt). The intent is to break the rust "weld" that has occurred between the bold and the case.
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One other thing to try in combination with the others is to hammer the head of the frozen bolt (along the axis of the bolt). The intent is to break the rust "weld" that has occurred between the bold and the case.
Yes correct. I will implement all the suggestions.
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The '96 S1 showed in the pics is for sale. Details are:
Single owner
Genuine 38000 kms done (it still has original tyres dated feb '96)
only one door has body rusts.
I am planning to buy this car for about 40k.

Few parts are different in S1 like the radiator stuff, hose pipes, water pump etc.. Are those parts still available?
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Few parts are different in S1 like the radiator stuff, hose pipes, water pump etc.. Are those parts still available?
In my knowledge the S1 too had the same waterpump without the mechanical fan. The above said spares are in abundance atleast in Mumbai in the new as well as in the refurbished market.

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The car seems to be in decent shape. Check the right rear door - it seems to have suffered some damage. For those engines 38K is not low esp. if run with the A/c. You might have to change piston rings etc. very soon.

Finally, 40K seems to be too much. I love those Padminis but let us face it, they are virtually unsellable. Try to pay not more than 20 to 25 K

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The '96 S1 showed in the pics is for sale. Details are:
Single owner
Genuine 38000 kms done (it still has original tyres dated feb '96)
only one door has body rusts.
I am planning to buy this car for about 40k.

Few parts are different in S1 like the radiator stuff, hose pipes, water pump etc.. Are those parts still available?
Wow Arun, the car looks tidy overall. But does the rear right door look like it has some damage ? You certainly will have to spend a bit. I agree with hillram, IMHO 40 k is a bit high. Try to negotiate as much as you can. All the best .
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Arun, we will see the another S1 which I told you about, looks in a better shape and lets see its for sale or not + plus the other Junked Fiat. I will give you a call tomorrow morning.
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Can this Carburettor be fit into my 1991 Padmini? Is the inlet manifold currently in my car compatible with this Carburettor?
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Yes, this is a Solex Bicsa. You would just need to exchange the accelerator linkage from this to a link operated one (from any scrapyard). Block the second vacuum port (on the side) since you wont get a delay valve to attach the throttle opener (the black attachment).

FYI, my 1991 Padmini came with a bicsa carburetor originally from the factory.

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Pics of the other type carburetors available. Which one is best suited for a 1991 Padmini? The inlet manifold in the pic, is it the normal one? Are there any other type of inlet manifolds?
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Please use the 2nd Bicsa (The left one in the first photograph). The right one has a fuel return line which would otherwise need to be installed in your car (Please check the Mikuni conversion post in this thread to know more). As said earlier, the link would need to be changed for link type accelerators (instead of the cable operated one).

The manifold is the correct one (& original for post 90's, select & super select cars) for a 91 car. Are the heating pot connections in place ? Please post the manifold photographs from other angles.

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