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Fiat Punto 2007/2008

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Hi everyone.. I'm planning to buy a used Fiat Punto 2007/2008 petrol tiptronic car. Despite that there is no second-hand value I just want to know the maintenance cost and any other issues.. Got to know that this is good on fuel and more comfortable than a Japanese vehicle. One person told me that there is a gearbox issue with tiptronic gearbox. Pls enlighten me with this issue. Thanx everyone.. :-)

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Hey,

There's quite a number of places you can go to other than the above place.

1. Whexls Lanka (Former Euro Motors)

2. ITxC

3. Nxxt Gear

I pmd you some numbers. Please check with them.

Cheers,

NeroX

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20 minutes ago, gunemalli said:

Hey,

I called the buggers today and they said they're not taking in any vehicles at teh moment due to some constructions/stock issues. Do you know a place where I can get parts for engine/gearbox mounts as it's pretty bad to derive at the moment and needs to be replaced ASAP.

Regards

 

Check your PM

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1 minute ago, NeroX said:

Hey,

There's quite a number of places you can go to other than the above place.

1. Whexls Lanka (Former Euro Motors)

2. ITxC

3. Nxxt Gear

I pmd you some numbers. Please check with them.

Cheers,

NeroX

Don't forget Noel 077 317 5935

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8 minutes ago, NeroX said:

Hey,

There's quite a number of places you can go to other than the above place.

1. Whexls Lanka (Former Euro Motors)

2. ITxC

3. Nxxt Gear

I pmd you some numbers. Please check with them.

Cheers,

NeroX

 

7 minutes ago, Crosswind said:

Check your PM

Thanks guys. Really appreciate the support here.

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How is ITMC and their services? I need some cosmetic issues done over for a Punto Grande 2008.

  • Replace rear wiper arm/blade
  • Driver side mirror cracked
  • Blue & Me not working
  • Rear power shutters are not working
  • Alloy wheel center caps are misplaced
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22 hours ago, jwenn said:

How is ITMC and their services? I need some cosmetic issues done over for a Punto Grande 2008.

  • Replace rear wiper arm/blade
  • Driver side mirror cracked
  • Blue & Me not working
  • Rear power shutters are not working
  • Alloy wheel center caps are misplaced

Replace rear wiper arm/blade - Do you know how to hold a spanner? If so, you can do it yourself. If not, find a kid from your neighbourhood who will do it for you. If you have deep pockets, go to ITMC.. or better... I'll do it for you for a few thousand bucks (which will be still lower than what ITMC would charge :D)

Driver side mirror cracked - mirror or the plastic that covers the mirror? If its the plastic, either you have to replace it or get it repaired from a fibre glass joint. If its the mirror, you can get it done from any shop that sells car mirrors. ITMC can do sod all about it...

Blue & Me not working - no one can make it work if it didn't work originally. Apparently the license for Blue and Me is quite expensive. Again, if you don't have deep pockets, forget it...

Rear power shutters are not working - any shop that repairs power shutters can do this. Try Rexton Motors next to Fire Brigade off Darley Road

Alloy wheel center caps are misplaced - eBay is your only option for this.

You can get most of these done if you spend a day in Darley Road (except Blue and Me). Even if you take the car to ITMC, they will probably need to take it to a place like Darley Road to get them fixed. 

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15 minutes ago, Crosswind said:

Replace rear wiper arm/blade - Do you know how to hold a spanner? If so, you can do it yourself. If not, find a kid from your neighbourhood who will do it for you. If you have deep pockets, go to ITMC.. or better... I'll do it for you for a few thousand bucks (which will be still lower than what ITMC would charge :D)

Driver side mirror cracked - mirror or the plastic that covers the mirror? If its the plastic, either you have to replace it or get it repaired from a fibre glass joint. If its the mirror, you can get it done from any shop that sells car mirrors. ITMC can do sod all about it...

Blue & Me not working - no one can make it work if it didn't work originally. Apparently the license for Blue and Me is quite expensive. Again, if you don't have deep pockets, forget it...

Rear power shutters are not working - any shop that repairs power shutters can do this. Try Rexton Motors next to Fire Brigade off Darley Road

Alloy wheel center caps are misplaced - eBay is your only option for this.

You can get most of these done if you spend a day in Darley Road (except Blue and Me). Even if you take the car to ITMC, they will probably need to take it to a place like Darley Road to get them fixed. 

:D LOL I know how to hold a spanner. in Darley Road can I finds the spares for wiper arm/blade, side mirror (only the mirror is cracked) and power shutter switches/motors?

Going to order center caps from eBay

I mentioned ITMC because the previous owner has done all maintenance/services from ITMC

 

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1 hour ago, jwenn said:

:D LOL I know how to hold a spanner. in Darley Road can I finds the spares for wiper arm/blade, side mirror (only the mirror is cracked) and power shutter switches/motors?

Going to order center caps from eBay

I mentioned ITMC because the previous owner has done all maintenance/services from ITMC

 

The question is why do you want to replace the wiper arm? is it broken? corroded? If its broken, try ebay or aliexpress to get a replacement arm. ITMC stocking this part is doubtful.

You mentioned that the power shutter is not working. Isn't it a bit premature to decide whether the motor or the switch. It could be just a damaged wire. In any case, you don't need genuine Fiat power shutter motors. There are plenty that will fit.

Janatha Motors/Nelum Motors in Panchikawatte carry spares for Fiats btw.

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48 minutes ago, Crosswind said:

The question is why do you want to replace the wiper arm? is it broken? corroded? If its broken, try ebay or aliexpress to get a replacement arm. ITMC stocking this part is doubtful.

You mentioned that the power shutter is not working. Isn't it a bit premature to decide whether the motor or the switch. It could be just a damaged wire. In any case, you don't need genuine Fiat power shutter motors. There are plenty that will fit.

Janatha Motors/Nelum Motors in Panchikawatte carry spares for Fiats btw.

Rear wiper/arm was stolen along with the alloy center caps :( tried eBay for arm/blade but couldn't find the exact match. Will try Aliexpress.

I heard the motor is whining when switching the power shutter.

I'll check the above places in Panchikawatte. Thanks for the info.

 

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1 hour ago, jwenn said:

Rear wiper/arm was stolen along with the alloy center caps :( tried eBay for arm/blade but couldn't find the exact match. Will try Aliexpress.

I heard the motor is whining when switching the power shutter.

I'll check the above places in Panchikawatte. Thanks for the info.

 

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/FIAT-GRAND-PUNTO-REAR-WIPER-ARM-2006-ONWARDS-/282408050276?hash=item41c0d4de64:g:O3gAAOSwSlBY1UXB

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Windscreen-wiper-arm-rear-FIAT-PUNTO-III-GRANDE-Punto-Gasoline-R-2790272-/172669177515?hash=item2833e28eab:g:af8AAOSwPhdU8FN8

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/REAR-WIPER-ARM-BLADE-FIAT-GRANDE-PUNTO-1-4-2006-/152166066127?hash=item236dcde7cf:g:fJoAAOSwRJ9Xhk9l

Write to these sellers and ask if they can ship to SL.

 

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5 hours ago, Crosswind said:

Looks like.

Be warned though. The Indian Punto isn't exactly a carbon copy of the Italian one. Indian one is actually a Tata Indica underneath.

Noted

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2 hours ago, ajnluv69 said:

@jwenn is ur punto an Indian one?

Nope. it's 100% Italian

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BTW guys my mileage on the dashboard is keep flashing. Is this normal in Puntos?

Internet says it can be fixed doing a proxy aliment (I donno what the heck that is). Any good place to get it done?

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On 6/17/2017 at 7:02 AM, jwenn said:

BTW guys my mileage on the dashboard is keep flashing. Is this normal in Puntos?

Internet says it can be fixed doing a proxy aliment (I donno what the heck that is). Any good place to get it done?

Any fiat mech can do that. Not a difficult task.

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On 17/06/2017 at 7:02 AM, jwenn said:

BTW guys my mileage on the dashboard is keep flashing. Is this normal in Puntos?

Internet says it can be fixed doing a proxy aliment (I donno what the heck that is). Any good place to get it done?

You need a genuine fiat scanner or working version of multiecuscan with a modded ELM scanner interface. If you have either you can do it yourself or as crosswind has mentioned go to any fiat mech.

Cheers!

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On 13/06/2017 at 0:16 PM, jwenn said:

How is ITMC and their services? I need some cosmetic issues done over for a Punto Grande 2008.

  • Replace rear wiper arm/blade
  • Driver side mirror cracked
  • Blue & Me not working
  • Rear power shutters are not working
  • Alloy wheel center caps are misplaced

The puntos power shutters are prone to failure. I've repaired 3 out of 4 in mine. There are two types of power shutters one with the remote open/safety release option or the normal one. To check which one you jave just press n hold the door unlock button on ur remote to see if the shutters come down like in a vezel. You got all parts u need on ebay. Just search n get the right part down. If you can hear the motor whirring its most probably the plastic latch broken or the wire. Both wont cost you much to get down. If you knw a good lathe you can actually get it done here.

The blue & me can be fixed sometimes. mine didnt work. But after a proxy alignment & installing the language files it started working again. Quite nice to have. A bit of a bother though with everything being done over voice commands. But good to have bkuetooth working & usb playback

 

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