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Old 12th July 2009, 18:19   #1
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I am Posting on behalf of my friend (who is the owner and tried to register in team-bhp 3 times and was not successful MODs pls help him)

FROM HERE I WILL ALLOW MY FRIEND TO POST

Hi Guys,

Here is a background story.

-On 22'nd June (after reading GTO's Review) after t[FONT='Calibri','sans-serif']horough [/FONT]TD by my other friend (we call him rally racer) We booked the Punto "Red, MJD, E+ on 22nd itself

-On TD we were promised the delivery on 15th. But the car was ready on 9th itself, but we went for the delivery on 10th and got the red beauty

-While delivery we thoroughly checked the vehicle for any probs and defects, but everything was fine and we were about to go for the paper work that time, we saw a black oil kind of substance near below the exhaust where our car was parked, then immediately we started the vehicle and reved it, and we noted that there was some kind of dark smoke and watery substance coming out of the exhaust

-We were scared and we showed the vehicle to the sales guy and he called the local service person, in 5 min everbody from the showroom was out, there were around 10 service and sales guys near the car. They couldn't figure out what the problem exactly was and they were giving some replies which were not convinsing.

-After few minutes, sales manager called a person and a guy with a nice punto T-shirt came to the spot. Acutually he came for a meeting with the TATA showroom from FIAT factory

-Then we had some verbal conversation (actually a nice fight) with the FIAT guy and we even told him we are canceling the booking, by this time we have taken enough photos of the situation, we said we will post all these pics on the team-bhp

-Then the FIAT guy told us that this is due to the water jet wash before delivery, these stupid TATA service guys have done something which made the water to enter the exhaust pipe while water wash, and the FIAT guy told us that this is the water and the Diesel exhaust coming out from the engine while we rev the vehicle at a higher rpm

-He also mentioned that we wont face any problem once after all the water has come out of the exhaust pipe

-We were somewhat convised by this and went ahead and took the vehicle, we ran it for around 15-30 minutes, then the problem was solved by the time we reached home

-For the past two days I am on the road with my red beauty and never seen that again

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Another Punto in Town!! -- Pics on Page 2-smoke_start.jpg
Intial Smoke and leakage which was noticed

Another Punto in Town!! -- Pics on Page 2-smoke_full.jpg
This is after reving the engine few times

Another Punto in Town!! -- Pics on Page 2-tata_guys.jpg
All the Service and sales guys who were starting at the problem

Another Punto in Town!! -- Pics on Page 2-with_fiat_guy.jpg
FIAT guy who convinsed and cleared our doubts


Intial TD before booking, few PD observations and a five hundred km review with some nice pics coming soon.....

A special thanks to team-bhp, GTO for the nice review on GP, Balaji (Rally Racer) and Sudarsanan (Owner of this profile, and my vehicle technical advisor)
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Old 12th July 2009, 20:31   #2
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I am not sure how can water enter the exhaust pipe

Interestingly I had a very similar problem ( too much of smoke from the exhaust pipe). We nailed it to a sticky EGR valve problem. This was due to the use of High Speed Diesel from Andhra Pradesh.

Please ensure that there isnt anything serious

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whoaa...yet another Punto! Congrats! Red looks great!
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Congrats on buying the Punto. You won't regret the decision.
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did you check the underside of the car for rusting ?
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Congrats on the red-hot beauty, enjoy the FIAT experience and drive safe.
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Congrats on the car.

I'm sorry to say but I'm not convinced about the black liquid out of the exhaust. Did you confirm that the liquid is not oil and is only water??

The MJD is turbocharged so there is a very small chance of the oil from the turbo out of the exhaust.

Please get this checked thoroughly.
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Congrats pal on the smashing Red Punto!
Enjoy the new ride!

Guys, he has mentioned that he didn't face that issue again & he has driven the car for past 2 days.

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Congrats.

I see this black deposit coming out of exhaust om Carb M800, when I start it after long time.

This should not be ignored
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Nothing to worry about this happens everytime i wash my cars,perfectly normal.
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Nothing to worry about this happens everytime i wash my cars,perfectly normal.
really ?? wow.

anyways congrats mate.
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i guess you are settled with the issues related to the how it happened,so can we have some good snaps now!!the red is awesome and al the pics here are barely a teaser!!
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Congrats on the car.

I'm sorry to say but I'm not convinced about the black liquid out of the exhaust. Did you confirm that the liquid is not oil and is only water??

The MJD is turbocharged so there is a very small chance of the oil from the turbo out of the exhaust.

Please get this checked thoroughly.
Thanks all of you for the replies.

Vid, yes, we did check that we have put our hand near the exhaust, reved and confirmed it is not oil and just water and exhaust air. So we are cool and we dint see that problem after that in the past 2 days.
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One more punto to add on in TBHP list, wow this is relly great. Waiting for the detailed review of driving experience with lots of photos of this red beauty.
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Looks delicious in red colour. Look forward to a detailed ownership report.
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