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Old 30th January 2012, 12:18   #256
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FE as showed by the MID was 17.5 kmpl. This is with AC with 90% highway & 10% city driving.
Did the same last weekend in my MJD. As per the MID, the FE stands at 23 kmpl over 370 KMs now. Mostly drove in teh range of 90-110.

I agree with the NVH part post 110 kmph and the 6th gear could have been a welcome. The RPM was at 2500 at 100 in 5th. I guess a 6th would do the magic with FE as well.
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Did the same last weekend in my MJD. As per the MID, the FE stands at 23 kmpl over 370 KMs now. Mostly drove in teh range of 90-110.

I agree with the NVH part post 110 kmph and the 6th gear could have been a welcome. The RPM was at 2500 at 100 in 5th. I guess a 6th would do the magic with FE as well.
I was continuously doing 120-130 kmph on the express highway, slowing only for the VIPs who dont move from the right lane even when flashed.

I remember I slowed only in the ghats where I had to rev Pintu in 3rd & 4th gear... so i guess that explains the FE.
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- PUNTO'S FRONT SEATS LACK UNDER THIGH SUPPORT. My legs were aching by the time I reached home.
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If the seats of the Punto are anything like the Linea,
Do the following,

1. Push the seat back till you can depress either the clutch /Accelerator such that you can get seat support right up to under your knee.
2. Now this can become uncomfortable, so you need to raise/straighten the seat back, such that you will get under knee (not just thigh) support as well as be comfortable.
3. Push your backside completely into the back of the seat.
4. This position for me gives complete comfort and i have been inside the car for ~ 14 hours and come out feeling comfortable and fresh.
5. I find the above position very comofortable for my back also.

Hope the above helps.
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@raj_5004

If the seats of the Punto are anything like the Linea,
Do the following,

1. Push the seat back till you can depress either the clutch /Accelerator such that you can get seat support right up to under your knee.
2. Now this can become uncomfortable, so you need to raise/straighten the seat back, such that you will get under knee (not just thigh) support as well as be comfortable.
3. Push your backside completely into the back of the seat.
4. This position for me gives complete comfort and i have been inside the car for ~ 14 hours and come out feeling comfortable and fresh.
5. I find the above position very comofortable for my back also.

Hope the above helps.
Thanks buddy.

I anyways drive with my seat pushed all the way back as I am 6'2" tall.

I do recline my seat more & also the seat height is set a little less for visibility. Guess small cars are not made for me!
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Hey Raj where did you get the roof done, and any contact details?

How is the engine opening up? I think its time for a petes box.
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I think its time for a petes box.
On the same plans for my swift, there is not even a single petes box for swift for that matter even for punto available in the classifieds section. Checked with petes for a brand new box, prices have not gone down, still at 28k and as per petes the dollar rate isn't helping the situation.

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Hey Raj where did you get the roof done, and any contact details?
Hi buddy, I got the roof done by Xtreme Graphics in Bandra.

You can contact Chirayu on 9769480999. He is awesome in his work & uses only good quality stuff.

Planning to get your Bimmer wrapped?

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How is the engine opening up? I think its time for a petes box.
Dude, I was almost sold on fitting Race dynamics' Dieseltronic in my car. but everyone advised me against it. Reason is that my daily running is barely 2-4 kms in a narrow lane with an average speed of 10-15 kmph with my car not going above 2nd gear! So, its basically not of much use.

Secondly, I am worried about something else. Since my second free service, I am feeling that my car has become very noisy. I get this constant humming sound/boom above 60 kmph.
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Hi buddy, I got the roof done by Xtreme Graphics in Bandra.

You can contact Chirayu on 9769480999. He is awesome in his work & uses only good quality stuff.

Planning to get your Bimmer wrapped?
Actually first getting the Accord done. Only the chrome window trims wrapped to gloss black. Will then do it on the Bimmer along with a few other mods.
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Aaahhh... the joy of owning a FIAT -

Got a call from the A.S.S. that part is unavailable!
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Aaahhh... the joy of owning a FIAT -

Got a call from the A.S.S. that part is unavailable!
Oh that's not good. What spare part are you looking for?
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Oh that's not good. What spare part are you looking for?
Rear LHS wheel bearing as mentioned here (Fiat Grande Punto : Test Drive & Review).

I have got my car back though, it can be driven around as per SA.
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Rear LHS wheel bearing as mentioned here (Fiat Grande Punto : Test Drive & Review).

I have got my car back though, it can be driven around as per SA.
Yes it can be driven around, only thing is the irritating sound once you pick up speed. Wheel bearings are of standard size don't know why TASS are not stocking it.
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Rear LHS wheel bearing as mentioned here (Fiat Grande Punto : Test Drive & Review).

I have got my car back though, it can be driven around as per SA.
Ah.. So they did agree to replace the wheel bearing under warranty
Wheel bearings don't fail this fast under normal operating conditions, so its not surprising. And i did mention to you my friend too had faced this problem on his Swift (also with upgraded rims & tyres) and got it replaced FOC - no questions asked.
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Yes it can be driven around, only thing is the irritating sound once you pick up speed. Wheel bearings are of standard size don't know why TASS are not stocking it.
Because it is TASS & not FASS.

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Ah.. So they did agree to replace the wheel bearing under warranty
Wheel bearings don't fail this fast under normal operating conditions, so its not surprising. And i did mention to you my friend too had faced this problem on his Swift (also with upgraded rims & tyres) and got it replaced FOC - no questions asked.
I was just worried that they will jump for an opportunity to void my warranty.


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Apart from the bearing noise, there were some rattles in my car, which were fixed to some extent. Also, the boot hatch was making a creaking noise when you open it, that was solved. Cost : Rs. 0/-.

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Same here!

I had told the dealer thrice not to stick those ugly mudflaps.
What about the dirt from the wheel hitting the rear bumper? Wont tar/ sand hit the portion below the rear bumper (and behind front wheel arches) and destroy the paint gradually?
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