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1.2L 8V Home Maintenance & Servicing Guide
Guide to maintianing and servicing your 1.2L GP
Published by Thomas_Si
16-11-2008
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Servicing Schedule

Introduction

This is my first guide. I'll outline the service schedule for the 1.2L 8V Grande Punto, some items are taken from the serice schedule in the handbook, others are my suggestions.

As I complete each job on my own car, I will take some pictures and add them to the guide.

If anyone else if doing a job on their Grande Punto that I haven't done yet and want to add it, please e-mail it to me or a moderator, with your name and all credit will be given.

The idea is to create a mini Haynes style guide for all 1.2L 8V Grande Punto owners.

Service Schedule

Weekly Checks
  • Check engine oil level..
  • Check coolant level.
  • Check brake fluid level.
  • Check tyre pressure and condition.
  • Top up screenwash
  • Check condition of wiper blades.
  • Check battery terminals.
  • Check all external lights & horn.
  • Visual check for leaks or something out of the 'norm'.
  • Check operation of windsreen wash/wipe system.
Every 9000 Miles or 6 Months
  • Change engine oil & filter. (You can get away with leaving this for 12 months but worth considering depending on your driving style and pattern.)
Every 18000 or 12 Months
  • Check front brake pads & disc for wear.
  • Check underbody & selant for damage.
  • Hose & fluid leak check.
  • Check exhaust system & mounting.
  • Check driveshaft gaitors.
  • Check exhaust gas & idle speed.
  • Check steering & suspension components.
  • Renew spark plugs.
  • Check freeplay & height of clutch pedal.
  • Check condition of HT leads.
  • Check engine management system.
  • Lubricate all hinges & locks.
  • Check headlight beam adjustment.
  • Carry out a road test.
  • Check coolant strength.
  • Check fluid level in hydraulic clutch.
  • Check handbrake lever travel.
  • Emissions check.
  • Check condition of earthing points.
Every 36000 Miles or 24 Months
  • Check & if necessary adjust drivebelt tension.
  • Renew pollen filter
  • Check & if necessary adjust valve clearances.
  • Check & if necessary tighten inlet & exhaust manifold mountings.
  • Renew fuel filter.
  • Renew air filter.
  • Check rear brake shoes and drums.
  • Renew brake fluid.
Every 54,000 Miles Or 36 Months
  • Check operation of the lambda sensor.
  • Check & if necessary top-up manual transmission fluid.
  • Check anti-evaporation system.
Every 72,000 Miles Or 48 Months
  • Renew timing belt & tensioner
  • Renew drive belt.
  • Renew water pump & thermostat.
  • Renew manual transmission fluid.
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Nice very informative
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Re: 1.2L 8V Home Maintenance & Servicing Guide

Hoping to get it fleshed out soon
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Hi I am going to buy a Grande punto with the 1.2 and I want to how does the car feel on the road does it has power and what happens when the ac is on does it die ? Thanks

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Re: 1.2L 8V Home Maintenance & Servicing Guide

lubricate bonnet hinges,reset service indicator & adjust wiper blades/washer jets @ every service.
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lubricate bonnet hinges,reset service indicator & adjust wiper blades/washer jets @ every service.
what service indicator (dont tell me they have put them on the 1.2's now

how do you adjust the wiper blade? (you still shimming out the washer jets or have they finally fetched out adjustable jets on the newer marque )
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Re: 1.2L 8V Home Maintenance & Servicing Guide

Hello,
how can I Check & if necessary adjust drivebelt tension, timing belt & tensioner? There is an "how to" guide for this?

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Re: 1.2L 8V Home Maintenance & Servicing Guide

what car have you got exactly Andrii?


Do you have air conditioning? If you do you can not adjust it as its done by a spring loaded pulley that has no adjustment on it...


If not you need to undo the alternator bolts slightly


pry back the alternator using a pry bar then do up 3 bolt on alternator the belt should just be able to be rotated about 90 degrees with your fingers...
see picture below:


https://www.fiatforum.com/attachment...1&d=1274539034


and the timing belt is checked visually for damage by removing the cover shown in the early parts of this guide

https://www.fiatforum.com/grande-pun...placement.html


assuming yours is a 1.2 or 1.4 petrol 8 valve


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Re: 1.2L 8V Home Maintenance & Servicing Guide

I have 1.4 8V Dinamic GP, with A/C clima.

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Re: 1.2L 8V Home Maintenance & Servicing Guide

so this is the same (more or less) for the 1.4 8v aswell?
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Every 18000 or 12 Months
  • Renew spark plugs.
That seems excessive? I would imagine 2-3 years is more common.


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Every 36000 Miles or 24 Months
  • Renew fuel filter.
Diesel, I guess. But for petrol, that filter is inside the fuel pump and not serviceable (you have to replace the entire pump) - but that is a "lifetime" component according to Fiat. In practice, maybe after 12 - 15 years?

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Every 72,000 Miles Or 48 Months
  • Renew water pump & thermostat.
  • Renew manual transmission fluid.
Those seem a bit excessive too, after 4 years?
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