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Old 19th August 2009, 22:13   #76
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Here are the photos of the floormats I got from the dealer. Dealer says it is OEM. Can someone please confirm if they are OEM?

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No; these are not the OEM ones. The OE ones will have thick cloth finish on top.

I will post pictures of the same some time this week.

I have also seen the pictures in one the threads. Not sure which/whose thread it was.
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Congrats achinag. Sometimes, I feel I get carried away with other new colors but when I see Linea in Flamenco Red, somehow I keep falling in love with F. Red Linea everytime vs other colors

I always wondered how interiors are so dirty at the time of deliveries. I mean what do they do in PDI to make it so dirty. When I took delivery of my Linea, both A Pillars were extremely dirty with black marks everywhere. B Pillars & some side panels were also dirty. Had to get it cleaned at TASS 2-3 days after delivery.

Interior plastic quality improving is a good sign. Fiat seems to be following t-bhp threads

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No; these are not the OEM ones. The OE ones will have thick cloth finish on top.

I will post pictures of the same some time this week.

I have also seen the pictures in one the threads. Not sure which/whose thread it was.
Actually, they could be OEM. There are 2 OEM floor mats

1) Biege color carpet-type. This comes with boot mat also & the rear mat has 3 parts. Cost sround Rs. 2000/-
2) Black color rubber-type. THis does not come with Boot mat & rear mat is single piece. cost around Rs. 1000/-

Have not seen the black one & hence can not say whether these are OEM or not

Pics of Biege color floor mats are posted in my thread

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Any OEM stuff will have "Linea" written on them.
AFAIK the OEM Linea mats (black, beige) are carpet material and not rubber.

vahan,
The black ones are also carpet mats. I have them in mine. They are 1000rs.

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Actually, they could be OEM. There are 2 OEM floor mats

1) Biege color carpet-type. This comes with boot mat also & the rear mat has 3 parts. Cost sround Rs. 2000/-
2) Black color rubber-type. THis does not come with Boot mat & rear mat is single piece. cost around Rs. 1000/-

Have not seen the black one & hence can not say whether these are OEM or not

Pics of Biege color floor mats are posted in my thread
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The black ones are also carpet mats. I have them in mine. They are 1000rs.
Could be, as I've not seen them.
But then in the pics here, they are shining & looks like rubber-type or PVC-type
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Called Prerana motors today and asked them about the mats. I was told that Fiat OEM mats are not in stock for some time now. What has been provided is an after market product. Guess we will have to buy carpet mats again from after market !!!
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MJD Lineans,

Currently I feel my car a bit underpowered in 2nd gear (need to shift to 1st gear sometimes while driving uphill) and also the engine noise is on the high side. I did not find these two issues in the demo car. I called the dealer and he told me power will increase and engine noise will reduce after first service. Can someone confirm this?

Secondly I am planning a 300 km drive on Saturday. I plan to keep within 80km speed. Any other suggestions for the drive?
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achinth, a nice relaxed 300km drive will aquaint you well with your car.
All this while you were driving in city and I bet you din't have proper observation regarding where the car's powerband lies, at what rpms the noise increases etc things.

Stay under 100kmph & under 2500rpm for running-in reasons.
Have fun!
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yes achinth,
After 1st service you can feel a smoothness in engine noise and gear shift and some power increase.
I have felt this after first service though i haven't changed the Engine Oil.
Once engine settles you can feel the change abruptly.
Keep the car below 2500rpm.you can reach 100kmph in this rpm band itself.
enjot the drive and post about the journey.
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no they are not the OEM. Probably they have put an indica mat on the linea...........
As for the drive dont cross 80kmph.
5th gear @80kmph gives max mileage and good run in
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While driving today I noticed that when the car stalled (still getting used to the Linea clutch) and I tried to start again, I couldn't turn it back on till I turned the key to off position, before turning it on. I know this is to prevent double cranking but it is very irritating because when your car stops in heavy traffic, cars behind you are honking and it takes time to go back to off position and start again. Is there any work around for this?
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yes achinth,
After 1st service you can feel a smoothness in engine noise and gear shift and some power increase.
I have felt this after first service though i haven't changed the Engine Oil.
Once engine settles you can feel the change abruptly.
Keep the car below 2500rpm.you can reach 100kmph in this rpm band itself.
enjot the drive and post about the journey.
Thanks Karthik, I am very relieved to hear this !!!! Will surely post details and photo of the trip.
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I went to Mysore and back today. Left at 9 AM and returned at 7:30 PM. 4 adults and 1 kid. Travelled a distance of 310 kms. Mainly travelled around 80km/h speed going to 100km/h couple of times. RPM was 1800 to 2000 going to 2500 couple of times.

Ride was great expect for one issue - speed breakers. My Linea grazed most of the speed breakers. Is there some way to overcome this by:
1. Increasing tyre pressure? What is the optimum tyre pressure for a city with too many unscientific speed humps?
2. Will filling nitrogen instead of normal air help?
3. Will going for tyre size upgrade help?
4. Is there a driving technique which will avoid this grazing?

Guys need your help to resolve this very troubling issue !!!

Apart from these drive was very comfortable. Everyone had a comfortable journey and were not tired and with no aches. ACC was great. Only GC !!! Need help guys and quick !!! Please !!!!
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Nothing to do friend.
I too even hit by all speed breakers in B'lore.
Those speed breakers are not in proper measurement as approved .
Don't get worry.try to pass it over very slowly.
It won't harm our cars.After my B'lore trip, i checked underbody chassis of my car in TASS by lifting it in a ramp.
Nothing has been seen abnormal in underbody.only some scratches in the underbody rails.underbody has a lot of protection plates.
Our cars are build to last.
Enjoy the drive

1. Increasing tyre pressure? What is the optimum tyre pressure for a city with too many unscientific speed humps?
i used to fill 30psi and 33psi in rear and front tyres
2. Will filling nitrogen instead of normal air help?
There's no difference.except nitrogen gives smooth ride.
3. Will going for tyre size upgrade help?
Some what,but you might lose riding pleasure.
4. Is there a driving technique which will avoid this grazing?
yep,we can approach speed brakers in transversal.still you may get hitted surely in those big speed breakers.

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I am aware of the protection plate. Only thing is it is very irritating to see a 10 lakh car scrapping the humps when other cars go on it without any issues. My wife closes her ears whenever she sees a hump. I had heard that Fiat accessories has 17" alloys in one of the thread. I would like to hear opinions from the experts on this.
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2. Will filling nitrogen instead of normal air help?
Nitrogen filling will not help in improving GC. it
  • will give you a smooth ride, it makes the drive very light.
  • will save your time at the filling station that you dont have stand in queue for Filling Air. (Ideally nitrogen requires topup after 6 months)
  • It also results in improving the mileage of the car.
  • as this gas doesnt heat much as normal air, it help in slow wear of tyres.
  • it also save the rims from corosin.

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