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Old 23-03-2009   #1
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Unhappy Grande Punto Turbo Gone

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M.O.T Done

Half Way Home .. "What's All That While Smoke" Andddd "Where's My Power"

Yeah It Was My Turbo, I Knew 0-60 In Less That 6Seconds Wasn't Good For The Car =[[

It's At Fiat Wednesday And We All Know They Released A Bunch Of Grande Puntos With Faulty Turbos Back In '06 And Didn't Recall Them.

Yeahh .. It's Been Re-Mapped [By RedDot] 183.4 BHP And 243.6ft-lb Torque At Wheels.

Has This Happened To Anyone Else ?? And Was There Any More Damage Apart From Blown Turbo Because I'm Thinking Of Putting A Bigger One On.

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Re: Grande Punto Turbo Gone

Another one bites the dust....

Yes its happened to a few people, but experts concerned agree its defiantly a bad batch of turbo's not a problem with tuning (although the tuning makes it fail quicker).

As for putting a bigger one on its not really an option unless you go down the custom hybrid route which costs 's.
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Re: Grande Punto Turbo Gone

Just dont say anything about your map. No doubt they will know there is a faulty batch so should be a pretty simple case of getting it swapped.
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Re: Grande Punto Turbo Gone

Not Really Got Much Of A Clue On Engine Modifications .. Well, Not On Turbo Cars Or Diesel Cars Anyway.

theDTP *Thinks* ... "What Is This Custom Hybrid Route" Lol, I Always Thought I Could Just Put A Whole New Turbo And Intercooler Kit On For Around 1000 -1500 Or Is That Just Stupid Talk ??

I Always Thought Knocking 3.4-3.6 Seconds Off The Standard 9.4 Seconds To 60Mph Couldn't Be Good =[
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Re: Grande Punto Turbo Gone

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Just dont say anything about your map. No doubt they will know there is a faulty batch so should be a pretty simple case of getting it swapped.

Thanks Matt

I Wont be Mentioning That

Only Been Mapped About 2Month And I Might Of Only Just Turned 19 But I Don't Drive It Like A D*ck .. Might Of Done A Couple Fast Take Of Now And Then But I Got To Test It And Have A Little Fun Sometimes
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Re: Grande Punto Turbo Gone

Its not worth going down a hybrid turbo route on it tbh. Its all well and good buying the turbo but considering the power you could potentially be putting out you would have to start upgrading plenty of other stuff to cope with it.
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Its not worth going down a hybrid turbo route on it tbh. Its all well and good buying the turbo but considering the power you could potentially be putting out you would have to start upgrading plenty of other stuff to cope with it.
Thanks For The Info .. So Do I Just Stick With Getting A Induction Kit [GSR] And A New Exhaust ?? I'm Scared Of The Turbo Being Killed Again By The Re-Map
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Re: Grande Punto Turbo Gone

:banghead: The map doesnt kill the turbo. There were a dodgy batch of turbos from garrett which went into many cars not just fiats. These are prone to failing and as has already been said a remap just speeds this up slightly. Induction kit, Intercooler and get the map adjusted to suit that will fine on an Mjet.
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:banghead: The map doesnt kill the turbo. There were a dodgy batch of turbos from garrett which went into many cars not just fiats. These are prone to failing and as has already been said a remap just speeds this up slightly. Induction kit, Intercooler and get the map adjusted to suit that will fine on an Mjet.
Lol Soryyyy Matt Shhh I'm A Newbie Anyway, Got Stuff To Learn ..

.. I Pray To You, You Are My God, Teachhhh Meeee Pleaseeee, Only Joking, Thanks For This.

You Not Done/Doing Any Mods To Your Punto ??
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Re: Grande Punto Turbo Gone

Does my car really look that standard?
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Re: Grande Punto Turbo Gone

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I Always Thought Knocking 3.4-3.6 Seconds Off The Standard 9.4 Seconds To 60Mph Couldn't Be Good =[
did u have a 0-60 time of 5.8 - 6.0 seconds then? if so im getting mine remapped asap. i didnt think it would be as low as that
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Re: Grande Punto Turbo Gone

It wont imo. It wont be faster than low 7's
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Re: Grande Punto Turbo Gone

Why is it that, just when i'm almost certain i'm going to get my mjet mapped, another turbo blows!!
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Re: Grande Punto Turbo Gone

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Why is it that, just when i'm almost certain i'm going to get my mjet mapped, another turbo blows!!
Your a BEng automotive engineer im sure you can swap a turbo?
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Re: Grande Punto Turbo Gone

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It wont imo. It wont be faster than low 7's
thats what i would have said, which is still quite impressive.
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