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Old 13th August 2009, 14:07   #31
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The temperature guage stays at the halfway mark for the 1.6 Palio too
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Old 13th August 2009, 14:22   #32
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Temperature gauge of the Punto stays at about 50%. I don't have much expereince with diesel cars but I think it's characterstic of diesels as the VW Golf TDi I had in Toronto was the same.

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The temperature guage stays at the halfway mark for the 1.6 Palio too
No it doesn't. In my S10, it would be lower then halfway, inbetween 1/3 and 1/2. Whenever it went to 1/2 mark, the fan would start and bring it down to earlier levels. Correct level is shown in picture.

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Temperature gauge stays at 50% in our Indigo as well so i think its a characterstic of diesel cars.

@gods envy- I think the mileage is a bit less considering you are driving it with a light foot.
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No it doesn't. In my S10, it would be lower then halfway, inbetween 1/3 and 1/2. Whenever it went to 1/2 mark, the fan would start and bring it down to earlier levels. Correct level is shown in picture.

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Yes, this was how it was in my earlier palios as well. But however my friend checked it in his Palio MJD and it was below the 50% mark.

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@gods envy- I think the mileage is a bit less considering you are driving it with a light foot.
Yes, I too am confused why I am getting such a low mileage.
To give you a background, I used to manage 11kmpl in my GTX and 13+ kmpl in my 1.2 Sports in city limits.

Would it increase after the first service? Initially it was hovering around the 16 kmpl and it has dropped. Anything I should do to improve it?
Since I am not used to driving diesels, is there any way a diesel has to be driven in comparison to the petrol ones?
Having bought a diesel, this has really got me thinking. :(

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Old 13th August 2009, 18:27   #35
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CHeck this -
http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/test-d...-she-home.html

He is getting very good FE so he can guide you better.
Also if i rem correctly Amit is also getting somewhere around 19kmpl so these 2 guys are best people to comment on the punto FE.
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If B&M doesn't automatically transfering the phonebook in some cellphones, then you can do it manually. In your phone, go to phonebook, mark/ select all, transfer it thro' choosing bluetooth option, it'll start transfering all entries with ticking sound for each entry. Will take a few minutes.
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Dude,

Please stop lugging the engine, esp a brand new one. That turbo is meant to be used.

As a Swift owner - I've been getting 20 in winter, and 19 now, with turbo used more often than not (or even otherwise over 1500 rpm in slow traffic). Don't see the value of NOT using the turbo.

even othewise, chill. Things open up post service
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Thanks phamilyman - that's the differerence I wanted to understand, coming from using a Petrol car.
So, shall use the turbo more often and maybe stick in the 1500-2000 rpm and see how it gets going.

A couple of other things though -
1. When I place my foot on the clutch, I feel a sense of a very slight vibration. I did not have these on my earlier cars. This is my first diesel car and I am not sure this is normal. Please advise.

2. Also, can I take the car out on a long drive over the weekend? I am looking at clocking close to 800-1000kms in 2 days. Is it advisable? The current odometer is at 500kms.
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Thanks phamilyman - that's the differerence I wanted to understand, coming from using a Petrol car.
So, shall use the turbo more often and maybe stick in the 1500-2000 rpm and see how it gets going.

A couple of other things though -
1. When I place my foot on the clutch, I feel a sense of a very slight vibration. I did not have these on my earlier cars. This is my first diesel car and I am not sure this is normal. Please advise.

2. Also, can I take the car out on a long drive over the weekend? I am looking at clocking close to 800-1000kms in 2 days. Is it advisable? The current odometer is at 500kms.
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1. Vibration: Normal, but shouldn't be excessive. Ensure that the play is correct by slightly pressing the clutch with minimal force. The clutch's "action" should happen only after a few mm.

2. Go, man, go! For the love of God, take her for a long drive! Open up the engine occasionally (but avoid redlining it). As Phamilyman said, the turbo was put there to be used from day 1.
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Of course,

I was hoping my man Ice replies because he's someone whose used his stallion the way it should be

I went for a 1200km drive with the odo reading 600km

And I spent 200km or so on the first day, just running up/down on the expressway to avoid spending the first day amidst the usual bumper to bumper traffic!
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this white surely looks cool on GP, had seen one creamish punto at showroom and believe me that looks real bad, compared to this white which looks superb on this.
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The punto looks magical in white.
Take her for a long drive. Open her up occasionally, and as everyone's saying.
The turbo's been given for a reason.
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white looks great bro! I really love the design of the alloys too. Congrats!

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Great looking white Punto! Congrats!

OT: KA 41 is the registration number for Bangalore?
OT: Atleast all you guys can see the temperature. In the Uno, there is no needle for the temperature, only a light that tells you that you have exceeded the temperature. Havent' seen it come on yet, and do not know whether it is even working.
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