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|9th April 2010, 20:56||#481|
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Rust again? any way, glad to hear that, rust is due to the metal strip in the rubber beading. Ill give a check of mine. As gtx has said, the shock absorber bolts in my car started rusting again. May be thats common. Right binz?
|10th April 2010, 02:15||#483|
Got calls from FIAT and the senior management at Concorde. They had inspected the rusting and concluded that it is superficial rust and does no harm in the "short" term.
The reason for the rusting is the faulty rubber beading with iron metal running across.
FIAT is despatching another set of beadings next week which they claim doesnt cause rusting. Need to see in flesh if thats true.
Once received, they will clean the portion covered by the beading, paint it under the supervision of Dupont personnel (OE for FIAT) and then fix the NEW beading.
Till then, i need to live with the existing rubber beading
So taking delivery of the car tommorrow after the 2nd service. Will post the review of 2nd service tom/day after.
In the meanwhile will attach pics of the rusted rubber beading.
Pls confirm if they had poured only 100 ml (or) did they pour the entire bottle ?
I too feel that i should have waited atleast for a year before getting the Linea. The initial issues would have been sorted out.
Please post pictures of the same to reconfirm with FIAT.
Btw, FIAT has confirmed that both Selenia and Mobil1 are recommended for Linea/Punto.
Selenia is semi synthetic and Mobil1 is fully synthetic (costlier than Selenia by almost rs.400 per lt).
Linea manual says that Selenia is synthetic. Will confirm this tommorrow after seeing the bottle.
Last edited by bnzjon : 10th April 2010 at 02:26.
|10th April 2010, 23:26||#485|
2nd Service completed
Got my car back after the 2nd service.
Charges as below :
Engine oil (Mobil1) : 3.5 litres @ 1022 per litre
Oil Filter : 124
Fuel Filter : 200
A/C Pollen filter : 226
Air Filter : 225
Consumables + Wurth wash liquid : 150
Add 12.5 % service tax to the above.
Total cost of service = Rs. 5136 inclusive of tax ( i would have saved Rs. 1585 if i had used Selenia K engine oil)
I saw the Selenia bottle and its mentioned as Semi synthetic.
I have used (i dint ask for) Mobil1 which is 100% synthetic but costly by Rs. 500 / litre.
I would rate the service 8/10.
2 points less because
1. 3 full days were taken for the service
2. The car was not clean at the time of delivery
3. AC cooling is ineffective. This could not be fixed as the TASS guys have requested FIAT for assistance. I need to go to TASS again for this.
4. One of the AC grille (on the RHS) broke while fiddling with the perfume bottle. The grille is not available in stock.
Otherwise i am very happy with the service. All the job were completed as requested. Good job Concorde !
Last edited by bnzjon : 10th April 2010 at 23:29.
|11th April 2010, 12:44||#486|
Rusted Rubber beading !
Pictures of Rusted rubber beading attached below.
FIAT has informed that these rubber beadings are being replaced with modified ones. I will get mine in a week's time.
|12th April 2010, 10:34||#487|
Stains on Alloy wheel - pls help !
There are few stain marks in my Linea's alloy wheel. Looks like some liquid is being splashed on the alloy. Not sure how it happened !
Tried removing the stain with 3M Alloy cleaner, rubbing compound and later with Diesel but to no avail.
Need your expert help in removing the stain and restoring to its original glory.
|13th April 2010, 10:02||#490|
Yesterday morning after parking my car at the office parking, i found trails of water/oil drops on the path.
All of a sudden i found water/oil leaking underneath the bonnet. I got really terrified. Touched the liquid and thank god its not oil (only the previous day i had given for 2nd service and filled Mobil1 synthetic oil for Rs. 4000).
Opened the bonnet and found the coolant tank empty. Called up the TASS immediately and informed them of the situation.
They immediately send an engineer to my office which is 15 kms from the service centre, checked the entire car and found the hose connecting the coolant tank had come off the clips.
They immediately fixed it, filled the coolant (they went back and brought the coolant from the service centre) and the entire operation was completed in short time.
While i appreciate the TASS for their prompt support, i am damn upset this had happened. Was wondering what would have happened if i was on a highway and got stranded !
Nevertheless should Thank the Concorde guys (Mr Sairam, Centre manager) who coordinated and rectified the issue with less impact to my routine.
Hats off to the Concorde Chennai team for their prompt response.
|13th April 2010, 10:28||#491|
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About the alloys, try using Petrol rather than diesel, I am not claiming that it is better or work for sure. I once cleaned up dry tar (sprayed while driving next to a newly constructed road) from the Baleno's alloys by using petrol.
About the coolant, this was obviously something they should have looked at during service, because fluid top-up should be followed by a quick check of the rubber hoses etc. Specially with the onset of summer, these things need to be taken care of. Sometimes these rubber hoses crack/expand due to the heat, it is always advisable to carry a tube like that on longer trips.
Usually one can fill the radiator with water temporarily and drive for a distance while keeping an eye on the temp. gauge. Later on, most of the water can be drained and coolant refilled.
|22nd April 2010, 01:22||#492|
New rubber beading for rear doors
The new beading doesnt have the iron rod running across which was the culprit causing rust in most of the Linea's.
I have not seen the beading in flesh. Will go to the TASS this weekend to get the same fixed.
Will post pictures once i fix them.
|22nd April 2010, 10:22||#494|
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Seems every line has the same issue.
I saw a lot of Linea having the same rusting issue.
Last week i checked in my car and there's no evident rusting.
Though i have to check each and everyweek as i pour water and clean my car often.
|28th April 2010, 17:35||#495|
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