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Old 5th February 2015, 13:36   #121
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Does any one know the situation with the Punto Evo, Avventura and updated Linea. Is Fiat India still selling cars that are sure to go through premature timing chain failures?
As per the dealership guys post 2012 cars are very reliable .Among these cars punto is the least affected. Fiat upgraded almost 62 internal parts during the 2012 update .No information about which all parts got updated. Any way keep any eye on your oil level if you changed the timing chain recently .

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They have not updated the engine,and still sticking to 15K Oil change interval;
Fiat released an internal circular revising the recommended service to 10k . All the owners are not informed officially .

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Old 21st March 2015, 05:29   #122
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Is the timing chain at 60k kms compulsory only for the diesel engine Fiat cars? I own a 2009 Linea petrol and have clocked 60k lms. Was wondering whether the timing chain change is needed now.
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As per the service schedule, the timing belt(toothed) for the petrol version should be changed at 60,000 km or in any case 5 years. Since your car is pre-2012 model, better get it inspected and see if its good to go for more. If your engine sound is more and is increasing during cold starts, better get it replaced.

But I don't know why they insist on replacement on a short time interval. I never had to change the timing belt in my esteem petrol even after clocking 1,20,000km.
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Is the timing chain at 60k kms compulsory only for the diesel engine Fiat cars? I own a 2009 Linea petrol and have clocked 60k lms. Was wondering whether the timing chain change is needed now.
Your car being a petrol would have a timing belt, and yes it also needs periodic maintenance. Check your manual for the details, AFAIK it was 60k kms or 4 years.
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Default Re: Fiat Linea and Fiat Punto (90 BHP) Owners. Timing chain issue & recall

Guys

My 2012 75HP Punto diesel is at the service center now for its 75000km service. I remember reading in service manual booklet that timing belt has to be changed every 4 years, I do not have the booklet now and the Service Advisor appeared clueless.

Can anybody confirm whether 75hp requires timing belt replacement every 4 years?
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Guys

My 2012 75HP Punto diesel is at the service center now for its 75000km service. I remember reading in service manual booklet that timing belt has to be changed every 4 years, I do not have the booklet now and the Service Advisor appeared clueless.

Can anybody confirm whether 75hp requires timing belt replacement every 4 years?
Hey,

Look at the owners manual it should be mentioned mostly. Check page 141 and 142 of the Punto. The maintenance schedule is given and at the base of mentions the time-frame to change the belt is 4 years irrespective of the distance covered.

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SOURCE: http://www.myfiatworld.in/showthread...T-User-Manuals
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Hey,

Look at the owners manual it should be mentioned mostly. Check page 141 and 142 of the Punto. The maintenance schedule is given and at the base of mentions the time-frame to change the belt is 4 years irrespective of the distance covered.

Check the images below:

Owners Manual for Punto


Maintenance Schedule for Diesels


PS: I have highlighted for easier reference and reading.

SOURCE: http://www.myfiatworld.in/showthread...T-User-Manuals
Thanks a bunch! This was really helpful..
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Default Re: Fiat Linea and Fiat Punto (90 BHP) Owners. Timing chain issue & recall

Last weekend i was at KHT Motors, Whitefield for the scheduled 1.2 lakh kms service of my Punto 1.3MJD 75HP.

I was just shocked to hear the complete work required for the car. I was recommended things like clutch kit, timing chain & belts, suspension mounts, link rods (L&R) etc. All amounting upto approx 70k.

Now the concern i have is that the 75HP engine didn't have any schedule for the timing chain replacement. Only 90HP engine has it.

Wanted to check with folks here, how does one really determine that this is required?
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Default Re: Fiat Linea and Fiat Punto (90 BHP) Owners. Timing chain issue & recall

Timing chain issues do not come with warning signs. Because in engines like TSI, the tensioners fail though it's a chain mechanism that hardly snaps.

It's a hit or miss after a good amount of mileage. Again, the 'good amount' cannot be defined as it varies from car to car, condition to condition. But the thumb rule should be, if you have driven your car 60-75k KMs, have seen enough wear in clutch and suspension for replacement, your timing kit wouldn't be doing very well either. It is only preventive maintenance that works. If you have a city car that can just jump on a tow truck and you could Uber yourself home, it's worth all the risk. But you wouldn't want a 2 week road trip in your 75k run car to be ruined because the timing kit decided to well. Take a call.
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