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Old 13th September 2010, 23:57   #46
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Crossed 400 KM today. Also took it out on Rajarhat which was nice, open and wet. Keeping to the 2500 RPM limit seemed a little tedious there. But 2100 KM to go till it can be driven hard (which I assume is not very hard).

Stability at 80 KMPH is 3 times better than the NHC. So quick airport dashes when I wake up late can be more easily performed by the driver!
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Old 16th September 2010, 07:49   #47
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Second tank up yesterday. The fuel gauge didnt move up after the car was started. Once ignition was switched off and then on again, only then did it start moving up. Strange.
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Second tank up yesterday. The fuel gauge didnt move up after the car was started. Once ignition was switched off and then on again, only then did it start moving up. Strange.
If the ignition is on while you are filling then the gauge moves up very slowly. But if its off and then started it moves up quickly.
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If the ignition is on while you are filling then the gauge moves up very slowly. But if its off and then started it moves up quickly.
Thats correct, thats why, after switching off, it worked.However, I still dont see why !

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It seems to me that a plastic lid/cover near the seatbelt is missing in your car.So, here is the picture of the seatbelt of my car (Fiat Punto).

Attachment 422598

And you need to set the date on the camera, I guess. This picture was taken in the year of 2007 as per the date imprint

Waiting for more pictures brother.

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Nope.
New models come with this small cover covering only the nut there.
I already checked in the new lot of cars manufactured after July2010.
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Nope.
New models come with this small cover covering only the nut there.
I already checked in the new lot of cars manufactured after July2010.
So that settles it then. I did`nt see this on another new Linea that I recently saw either.
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Second tank up yesterday. The fuel gauge didnt move up after the car was started. Once ignition was switched off and then on again, only then did it start moving up. Strange.
I feel that it's nothing much to worry about. We've noticed the same in our Fiat Uno, Fiat Palio and the Fiat Punto too.

So, I guess almost all the Fiat cars in India behaves like this.

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Nope.u
New models come with this small cover covering only the nut there.
I already checked in the new lot of cars manufactured after July2010.
Thanks for the clarification Karthik.

I wonder why Fiat stopped giving that cover in the new cars. Part of cost cutting?
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Evo , just wait for that 2000Km mark. You will notice remarkable diffrence in the car. It goes to whole new level in terms of drive.
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I feel that it's nothing much to worry about. We've noticed the same in our Fiat Uno, Fiat Palio and the Fiat Punto too.

So, I guess almost all the Fiat cars in India behaves like this.

Thanks for the clarification Karthik.

I wonder why Fiat stopped giving that cover in the new cars. Part of cost cutting?
Hmm. OK. So a Fiat quirk it is, then.

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Evo , just wait for that 2000Km mark. You will notice remarkable difference in the car. It goes to whole new level in terms of drive.
Hmm. So about 1400 KM to go for that.


Another question, did you guys change the engine oil at 1000KM as suggested elsewhere on the forum?
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Another question, did you guys change the engine oil at 1000KM as suggested elsewhere on the forum?
I dont recall anyone doing that with their Fiat. They come synthetic filled from the factory, but still it might make sense to change at 1000km. Im still letting sticking to Fiats recommendation and changing it straight at 15000km.

Believe me you will start seeing a difference every 2nd or 3rd time you drive the car as you cross 1000km. The engine just opens up so well.
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Another question, did you guys change the engine oil at 1000KM as suggested elsewhere on the forum?
Yes. This is suggested by many Punto and Linea owners in the Forum. I feel its worth it changing the oil at 1k kms.
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I dont recall anyone doing that with their Fiat. They come synthetic filled from the factory, but still it might make sense to change at 1000km. Im still letting sticking to Fiats recommendation and changing it straight at 15000km.

Believe me you will start seeing a difference every 2nd or 3rd time you drive the car as you cross 1000km. The engine just opens up so well.
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Yes. This is suggested by many Punto and Linea owners in the Forum. I feel its worth it changing the oil at 1k kms.
So how does this work? I get the filter and the oil changed at 1000 KMs ?

Also, is the Linea filled with synthetic? I have my doubts as their service costs are quite low, and refilling synthetic itself would cost more than the entire service!
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So how does this work? I get the filter and the oil changed at 1000 KMs ?

Also, is the Linea filled with synthetic? I have my doubts as their service costs are quite low, and refilling synthetic itself would cost more than the entire service!
I think I read some owners reporting that it is synthetic. I mean if it was mineral the service intervals definitely would not be 15000kms.
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Also, is the Linea filled with synthetic? I have my doubts as their service costs are quite low, and refilling synthetic itself would cost more than the entire service!
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I think I read some owners reporting that it is synthetic. I mean if it was mineral the service intervals definitely would not be 15000kms.
Yes, Synthetic oil is used for Linea. Evo just as you said the cost of oil is more than rest of the charges. The Selenia oil recommended and available at Fiat Service stations is cheaper than Synthetic oils from Mobil and Shell.

For other details please refer Linea and Punto ownership threads.
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So how does this work? I get the filter and the oil changed at 1000 KMs ?

Also, is the Linea filled with synthetic? I have my doubts as their service costs are quite low, and refilling synthetic itself would cost more than the entire service!
Fiat service cost low?

Well I just got the second service done for a shade less than 6 grand.
Included the selenia synthetic oil(was charged for 4lts,used about 3.6 lt ), oil filter, air filter, fuel filter, pollen(AC) filter, labour free.

Though I did not get the oil changed at 1K km. But after the oil change the drive is much much smoother, maybe just because its been serviced,or maybe its the Oil IDK.
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