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Old 16th November 2009, 14:49   #196
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anshuman, congratulations on your 6k running punto, classic looking shade Fiat has given on GP.Surely a hear turner.
Do make it sure you clear your documents of your exchanged swift with the dealer.the sooner and clearer you are, easy for you not to be in any trouble later on.
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Recently on a road trip in the Punto, I exhausted almost all the fuel and the rang started showing "----" sign. The last value I saw in that was 50 Kms and from 50 it immediately went blank. I though it will gradually reduce to a lower value but this got me surprised and immediately filled diesel.

Running constantly with very less fuel can prematurely damage the fuel pump.
Yes the display goes blank after a reserve of 50kms is displayed. It is same for Hyundai cars which display distance to empty.
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anshuman, congratulations on your 6k running punto, classic looking shade Fiat has given on GP.Surely a hear turner.
Do make it sure you clear your documents of your exchanged swift with the dealer.the sooner and clearer you are, easy for you not to be in any trouble later on.
Thanks a lot, The car actually has run way above 6k now. Will update with a new report soon.
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anshuman, I was trying to find the radiator cap in my Punto and could not find one. On my old M-800 it used to be prominently sitting in the top middle of the radiator - but here I could not locate it. Can you please see if you can locate it - I just spent a few minutes and it was dark as well so I may have missed it.

On a related note, I've seen that the level of the orange coolant fluid is halfway in between the MAX and MIN levels when the engine is cold. However, when the engine is hot or running the fluid is at the MAX level. Does this mean I need to add more fluid or is the level OK ?

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Cars nowadays do not have a radiator cap, the coolant level can be monitered/Top up only through the coolant tank.
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On a related note, I've seen that the level of the orange coolant fluid is halfway in between the MAX and MIN levels when the engine is cold. However, when the engine is hot or running the fluid is at the MAX level.
That's exactly how it should be! The normal level should not go below the minimum level when cold and should not go beyond the maximum level when topping up.
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Got a litre of coolant ( Paraflu UP) from the service centre, cost me 275/-. Imported stuff, wish they made that in India , would've been cheaper.

Planning to top it up soon and keep it for emergency backup during the long drives.

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For Topup water can be used as the coolant is already diluted, get some coolant topped up when you take car for service.

Ive never had to topup coolant or Engine oil in any of my cars, whenever i check them every month they are above minimum level.
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The car has now completed 12,000kms. Expect a detailed report soon.
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Anshuman, the way you are crunching miles in your Punto is amazing. You sure enjoy driving your beauty.
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Anshuman, the way you are crunching miles in your Punto is amazing. You sure enjoy driving your beauty.
Thanks, These days my car is busy covering miles on Highways.
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Congrats on reaching the milestone. Of all Puntos on the forum, I think yours has clocked the most miles.

Not using the other vehicles in your garage much these days ?
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Congrats on reaching the milestone. Of all Puntos on the forum, I think yours has clocked the most miles.

Not using the other vehicles in your garage much these days ?
Quite possibly, Nope i log maximum miles on my Elantra, Dad is using Punto these days.
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Stunning looks!! I am blown over
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Anshuman, Congrats on your beauty. Eagerly waiting for your 12k report :-)
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Anshuman, Congrats on your beauty. Eagerly waiting for your 12k report :-)
Thanks a lot, I am planning to post the report after the 15000km service as i have not faced any issues or niggles, The car is running trouble free as expected.

All i have to report for these kms is a Slow puncture, repaired for 50Bucks. The car is consistently delivering a FE of ~20kpl on highways.
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