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Re: My exploit yellow 75 elx

That is a truly nice looking car mate. Defo needs to be looked after!
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Today, I got my exhaust leak fixed and she is running 100%

The join between the manifold and down pipe was leaking so bought new exhaust studs and gasket and got one of the fiat techs to sort it for me this morning.

Also fitted new genuine fiat discs and pads a couple of weeks ago.

I'm in two minds about the bodywork- there are 2 very very light scuffs on the back bumper corners, and the bonnet has a few stone chips. I took it into the bodyshop at work and they seem to think I should leave it original and not get them painted- as far as they can tell it's never had paintwork done in its life after the factory!

Also my list of jobs seems to be getting smaller-

Underseal- bought
Paint back bumper corners/ bonnet (maybe)
Replace drivers mirror (has a scuff on it)
Drivers seat repair (piping is worn)

Timing belt- bought, yet to fit
Full Service
Cam belt cover- mine is burst
Engine deep clean/ paint
Screenwash lid- bought as mine is missing
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Today, I got my exhaust leak fixed and she is running 100%

The join between the manifold and down pipe was leaking so bought new exhaust studs and gasket and got one of the fiat techs to sort it for me this morning.

Also fitted new genuine fiat discs and pads a couple of weeks ago.

I'm in two minds about the bodywork- there are 2 very very light scuffs on the back bumper corners, and the bonnet has a few stone chips. I took it into the bodyshop at work and they seem to think I should leave it original and not get them painted- as far as they can tell it's never had paintwork done in its life after the factory!

Also my list of jobs seems to be getting smaller-

Underseal- bought
Paint back bumper corners/ bonnet (maybe)
Replace drivers mirror (has a scuff on it)
Drivers seat repair (piping is worn)

Timing belt- bought, yet to fit
Full Service
Cam belt cover- mine is burst
Engine deep clean/ paint
Screenwash lid- bought as mine is missing
Not meaning to go off topic, but what's the difference between the SX and the ELX with the mk1 Punto?
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Quote Originally Posted by puntofan01 View Post
Not meaning to go off topic, but what's the difference between the SX and the ELX with the mk1 Punto?
Elx has over the sx the following as far as I can remember from my old 85 sx

Electric sunroof
Remote locking
Centre console
6 speaker stereo with fancier door cards (speakers in the doors)
Locking glovebox
Velour seats
Pollen filter
Rear headrests

My 85sx had rear headrests but the 55/75/60 sx's didn't.
Mine also had a manual sunroof, it didn't have an airbag but it had the stereo controls for the steering wheel where as my elx has an airbag and just horn buttons.
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Elx has over the sx the following as far as I can remember from my old 85 sx

Electric sunroof
Remote locking
Centre console
6 speaker stereo with fancier door cards (speakers in the doors)
Locking glovebox
Velour seats
Pollen filter
Rear headrests

My 85sx had rear headrests but the 55/75/60 sx's didn't.
Mine also had a manual sunroof, it didn't have an airbag but it had the stereo controls for the steering wheel where as my elx has an airbag and just horn buttons.
With regards to the airbag, did all mk1 Puntos with that style steering wheel have an airbag?
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Re: My exploit yellow 75 elx

Nope, my 85 didn't. According to the 1995 brochure I have, it was an option on all models.

Strange the previous owner specced an airbag but not the optional power steering, wish she did
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Nope, my 85 didn't. According to the 1995 brochure I have, it was an option on all models.

Strange the previous owner specced an airbag but not the optional power steering, wish she did
I only ask because going back to 2007, when I was 17, and looking for my 1st car, I looked at a 1999 (V-reg) 60 SX, and the steering wheel looked like the 1 in yours, but the bloke selling it didn't think it had an airbag.
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I only ask because going back to 2007, when I was 17, and looking for my 1st car, I looked at a 1999 (V-reg) 60 SX, and the steering wheel looked like the 1 in yours, but the bloke selling it didn't think it had an airbag.
The steering wheel is the same unit, mine had an airbag


Only differences would be the boss is marked with SRS airbag iirc and also there's a sticker in the glovebox telling you the expiration date of the airbag unit and an airbag light in the dash.
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Elx has over the sx the following as far as I can remember from my old 85 sx

Electric sunroof
Remote locking
Centre console
6 speaker stereo with fancier door cards (speakers in the doors)
Locking glovebox
Velour seats
Pollen filter
Rear headrests

My 85sx had rear headrests but the 55/75/60 sx's didn't.
Mine also had a manual sunroof, it didn't have an airbag but it had the stereo controls for the steering wheel where as my elx has an airbag and just horn buttons.
As well as all that it had the headlamps and front bumper from a sporting as standard at least the 85 elx did. Also my late model one had both the steering wheel controls and the airbag, and the dealer fit 6 cd changer.
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Quote Originally Posted by StevenRB45 View Post
The steering wheel is the same unit, mine had an airbag


Only differences would be the boss is marked with SRS airbag iirc and also there's a sticker in the glovebox telling you the expiration date of the airbag unit and an airbag light in the dash.


As well as all that it had the headlamps and front bumper from a sporting as standard at least the 85 elx did. Also my late model one had both the steering wheel controls and the airbag, and the dealer fit 6 cd changer.
My 85 had the wide mouth bumper but the 75/55/60 shouldn't, unless it was a selecta
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Snow 😡😡😡😡
Car won't be moving again until it clears



On a happier note, I've done 500 miles in the car since I got it, 260 of them picking it up from Yorkshire and it hasn't missed a beat. Still loving it, even more than my focus 👍
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snow!?!? Looking out my window all i see is sunshine - whereabouts do you hail from?
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snow!?!? Looking out my window all i see is sunshine - whereabouts do you hail from?
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Snow 😡😡😡😡
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On a happier note, I've done 500 miles in the car since I got it, 260 of them picking it up from Yorkshire and it hasn't missed a beat. Still loving it, even more than my focus 👍
Of course you love it more than your focus: its a Fiat. Its impossible not to love a Fiat more than any other car, lol!
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Had the punto out today as I have a day off work.
Still loving it, have done 600 miles in it since I got it now


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