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Old 23rd November 2009, 22:21   #61
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That is correct, Shell regular and premium are both only 91 Octane. The other brands too are 91 octane.

The exceptions are IOC ExtraPremium which is 93 Octane. Speed 97 is exactly that - 97 Octane. BTW, higher octane is better. Speed 97 is priced at an exorbitant Rs.68/-. Normal unleaded petrol without additives as in Speed etc. work fine and are the best.

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Going OT, anyone knows the cetane number for Shell regular/premium diesel ? The Punto manual recommends using a cetane number of at least 51. I googled on the net but could not find anything. Right now am using IOC regular.

And congrats on your red hottie TC_aashay
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Old 23rd November 2009, 23:05   #62
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Going OT, anyone knows the cetane number for Shell regular/premium diesel ? The Punto manual recommends using a cetane number of at least 51. I googled on the net but could not find anything. Right now am using IOC regular.

And congrats on your red hottie TC_aashay
Thanks!

Wikipedia explained:


Cetane number - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

About.com says:
Cetane Numbers of Various Diesel Fuels

Normal modern highway diesels run best with a fuel rated between 45 and 55. Following is a list cetane numbers varying grades and types of compression ignition diesel fuels:
  • Regular diesel--48
  • Premium diesel--55
  • Biodiesel (B100)--55
  • Biodiesel blend (B20)--50
  • Synthetic diesel--55
(Diesel Cetane Number - Diesel Fuel Cetane Rating - What is Cetane)

So I guess shell regular diesel in India should be OK going by about.com and assuming shell is same in india as outside.

Stick to IOC regular; I found it to be better than HP and others + its cheaper than shell.

i really dont think the centane number for diesel is disclosed in india with the recurrent issues with fuel in india..

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Old 24th November 2009, 12:16   #63
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Default Night pics

Shot these pics a few weeks back.

Love the different red color under sodium lights.

No Special effects.

My personal favorite is the right side pic & the nose closeup.
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Awesome pics man. Got a sweet ride there. Planning any mods?
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Old 29th November 2009, 22:30   #65
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Uploading some pics I took day before yesterday:

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Hi Akshay,
Congrats for the Fiat Punto.Great Night Pictures.The over all pictures of your rdie is great.Take care of regular services.

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Old 29th November 2009, 22:43   #67
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Default Interiors FINALLY!

Fit & Finish not that excellent IN SOME PARTS, but can live with it..
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USB Port & a small glove box:
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Both front seats pulled ahead to limit:
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The Cockpit:
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Pedals: really comfy when driving bare foot:
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BTW my shoe size is 10, so the pedals are quite comfy. But I prefer driving without shoes when possible.
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Aashay B.

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nice pics Aashay. Do put some lovely leather seat covers on your ride.

BTW, is it just me or in the last pic does the central console look as if its tilting away from the driver?
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nice shots!

Is that another smaller mat (where you keep your foot) on top of the bigger mat or is it a single mat with two layers?
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If your talking about the driver's side. It is the same mat with an extra patch.
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Awesome pics man. Got a sweet ride there. Planning any mods?
Well as of now nothing going in. Will be waiting for the warranty to get over..

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Hi Akshay,
Congrats for the Fiat Punto.Great Night Pictures.The over all pictures of your rdie is great.Take care of regular services.
Thanks! Yea, knowing TATA, i will have to be punctual.

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nice pics Aashay. Do put some lovely leather seat covers on your ride.

BTW, is it just me or in the last pic does the central console look as if its tilting away from the driver?
Thanks. The camera was tilted a bit, plus the gear lever is set in a particular angle for the driver, hence the illusion.

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nice shots!

Is that another smaller mat (where you keep your foot) on top of the bigger mat or is it a single mat with two layers?
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If your talking about the driver's side. It is the same mat with an extra patch.
The small mat is stitched to the big mat. It has some hard padding. Plus I have kept a acrylic board below the mat, so the floor board doesn't bend where you rest you heel. Had that experience in my old car.
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Wow! Great Pics TC_Aashay. I also got my Punto 1.4 in Electric Blue just a week back done about 120 km till now. I liked those pedals, where did you get them from? How do they fix it on the stock ones? And they look a little wide, dont they obstruct while clutching/braking?

Can you give me some tips, I am new to M/T and since Punto's clutch is long, I find it a little diificult when releasing the cluth, there is slight jerk when I release it instantly when the car is moving. But when i do it slowly its fine. So is the efficient way is to release the cluth slowly? Does you vehicle too has the same feel?

Also when upshifting to first and then to second when in normal traffic, I tend to rev it a bit more and the rpm shoots up to 3k and above. Is it corrrect way of driving or should I be more modest when dabbing the gas pedal.

Currently I am getting 10.2 kmpl in city traffic of Bangalore. and I did touch around 12.9 kmpl once. These figures with AC on always.
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@akshay... Super pics. That round thing under the rear seats is the fuel pump cover.
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Congrats TC aashay on the fantastic car. The best looking hatch in India by a fair margin(according to me).
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akshay, those are some superb pictures of yur punto.Red always looks superb and eye catcher.Keep it well maintained.What is it on your steering wheel with fiat logo??
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