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Re: 1.3 mulitjet, Anyone got theirs refitted with new gasket yet?

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28mpg youve been either really caning the poor thing or something is very wrong.

No I've not been caning it and the MPG is creeping up to 34MPG now. Had this engine before in a Punto and never got less than 40 odd MPG.

Rattle is getting worse - sounds like exhaust vibrating against something or other. Will keep eye on MPG and it'll be back to the dealer for a check up on things soon.
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Re: 1.3 mulitjet, Anyone got theirs refitted with new gasket yet?

getting slightly worried about this 1.3 fiasco...
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Re: 1.3 mulitjet, Anyone got theirs refitted with new gasket yet?

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On a new engine
It's a diesel and doesn't need running in. I haven't taken it over 3500 revs and only then when it's properly warmed up.

Going to collect my daughter and will check on MPG!
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Re: 1.3 mulitjet, Anyone got theirs refitted with new gasket yet?

Obviously the exhaust has been moved about when the manfiold was off for HG job, maybe it needs rehanging? Could be a heat shield vibrating.
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Re: 1.3 mulitjet, Anyone got theirs refitted with new gasket yet?

Oh God; here we go...

New car, built with duff components and now seemingly messed about with by the dealer; and now something obviously very wrong with the fuel consumption (your figures are accurate?) and a worsening rattle.

The Multijet 1300 is a superb engine, but Fiat must make sure customers are not inconvenienced in any way by a manufacturing error they are responsible for.

Ask for some compensation - a couple of years free servicing and a huge box of chocolates and some flowers, plus a written apology would be a beginning.
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Obviously the exhaust has been moved about when the manfiold was off for HG job, maybe it needs rehanging? Could be a heat shield vibrating.
Thanks for your thoughts on this. I'm sure they'll sort it out when it goes back.
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Oh God; here we go...

New car, built with duff components and now seemingly messed about with by the dealer; and now something obviously very wrong with the fuel consumption (your figures are accurate?) and a worsening rattle.

The Multijet 1300 is a superb engine, but Fiat must make sure customers are not inconvenienced in any way by a manufacturing error they are responsible for.

Ask for some compensation - a couple of years free servicing and a huge box of chocolates and some flowers, plus a written apology would be a beginning.
Not my figures but the 5oo's on the average fuel consumption info on dash. It's now up to 36.4 MPG - still low but getting better with every drive.

I know all about the 1.3mjet as had it in a Punto before and thats why I went for it in the 5oo.

Compo? I haven't even received the vouchers yet or been offered them, although I have asked about it. In fairness to them my dealer is an Alfa dealer is doing it through their FIAT branch.

Has anyone else received their vouchers yet?

I think it could be something to do with testing the engine after the gasket
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MPG up to 41.6 and I'm not driving it gingerly in the least. Rattle now sorted and traced to a "loose bracket under the centre console" Took them all day to find that.

I think the particulate filter slows it down a bit so could be looking for more power and torque. Could do with some lower springs!
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16" two-tone wheels were ordered but now they don't exist! so I am waiting for 15" two tone as replacements for the standard 16" wheels that the car arrived with.
Has anybody got a picture of these wheels? I am intrigued because they where with drawn before my order
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MPG up to 41.6 and I'm not driving it gingerly in the least. Rattle now sorted and traced to a "loose bracket under the centre console" Took them all day to find that.

I think the particulate filter slows it down a bit so could be looking for more power and torque. Could do with some lower springs!

I hope I get more than the low 40s, will be pretty miffed if not, Im using a 13 year old 2 litre petrol VW for work now, and thats returning 38 mpg on average.
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MPG up to 41.6
Jesus,

I'm getting 50+ from my 1.2
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Re: 1.3 mulitjet, Anyone got theirs refitted with new gasket yet?

This is crazy...I'm paying more for my diesel and people with 1.2s are getting 50+!!! That's the 2nd person who's declared they're getting +50 on 1.2s!!!
Has anyone on here got more than 50 mpg on their 1.3's??
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Re: 1.3 mulitjet, Anyone got theirs refitted with new gasket yet?

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This is crazy...I'm paying more for my diesel and people with 1.2s are getting 50+!!! That's the 2nd person who's declared they're getting +50 on 1.2s!!!
Has anyone on here got more than 50 mpg on their 1.3's??
My 1.3 is currently at 60.4
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Re: 1.3 mulitjet, Anyone got theirs refitted with new gasket yet?

Ah, thats better... thankyou for the reassurance
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Re: 1.3 mulitjet, Anyone got theirs refitted with new gasket yet?

So there is about 10mpg between the 1.2 & the 1.3?


Much less than I thought it would be
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