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Or simply remove, test and refit them during the yearly service, no need to buy a second set, just get one spare in case one gets bad ...

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Thats valid for these motors.. where access is good.

My old 1905jtd plugs were impossible to do in less than an hour

I got the impression these plugs were factory fit...2007 !!
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Re: Tell me about Punto 1.3 dizzle

hello, we have gone off subject a bit but at the same time its been interesting reading about glow plugs!

a further question

in terms of how they drive, whats the difference between the 65 and 90 hp variants, on the road?
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I think versions are 90 or 75, not 65 ...
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Re: Tell me about Punto 1.3 dizzle

Not sure,
I've only owned the 90hp

Mine drives quite well,
If I take it easy on the highway and in town I can usually get up to 850km - 1000km almost on one tank of diesel

When everything is maintained and looked after, they're zippy and economical,

Definitely make sure all hoses are tight as some hose clamps may have come loose over time which can affect power efficiency and driveability too, amongst other......
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Maintained and looked after.....

I guess like most vehicles and other possessions
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I think versions are 90 or 75, not 65 ...
doh, I have referred to the 65 before as well, dunno where I got that from!
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Re: Tell me about Punto 1.3 dizzle

I am nearly there with saving money for a Punto 1.3 dizzle

looking up various cars on totalcarcheck, how come that some of them [all 1.3 diesel] are £30py tax, and some £125?
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I am nearly there with saving money for a Punto 1.3 dizzle

looking up various cars on totalcarcheck, how come that some of them [all 1.3 diesel] are £30py tax, and some £125?
Quite possibly the difference between the manual and automatic.

The auto box on these older grandes is still slightly less efficient than a good old manual box and so the CO2 figures are slightly higher.

Weirdly my 1.6 multijet Diesel Punto Evo is also £30 a year to tax.... but then so is my 2015 2.0L tdi golf Cabriolet which weighs about 400kg more than the punto. (Non dieselgate model as itís a Euro 6)
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As Andy said, different Euro specs . May also be due to DPF or not ...

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Re: Tell me about Punto 1.3 dizzle

I have been to see a 2006 Grande Punto Dynamic 90 today, 1.3 diesel

I didnt get chance to test drive it as I didnt have the time for that on this occasion, however the car is up for £900 and its very clean inside and out, the only real blemish on the front is a small scratch on the lower bumper, these do have a long nose so I bet its common, bumper was solid.

The engine was running really nice, but its top cover was broken at each of the ends where it presses down onto the rubber mounts/clips, so that was loose as it was just held by the push in clip at the back behind air filter.

I didnt get any pics.

The interior was like new, I tried the front windows, ok. I tried the AC but although the switch light came on, there was no "click" at the engine as the pump engages, and no cold air - might just need a re-gas but are failures of any other kind common on these?

It only had the one key, I have had cars with just one key in past with no issue but are these easy to duplicate?



I noted it had alloy wheels, and rear parking sensors, its the 90 so has a 6 spd box.


Before I get back to them, I could do with knowing about the AC, I dont mind trying a regas, I am going to price up an engine cover, cos if I buy it then it has to be right.

I reckon I could get it for £800 based upon those faults.
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Before I get back to them, I could do with knowing about the AC, I dont mind trying a regas, I am going to price up an engine cover, cos if I buy it then it has to be right.

I reckon I could get it for £800 based upon those faults.
Ac might just need a gas up and they could do it for you, it would work for a couple of months and the gas all leaks out again, obviously get them to do a regassed if they will but donít think if that all works ok that the ac is completely fault free.

The engine cover on these car is also the air filter housing, they can be costly to replace.
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Re: Tell me about Punto 1.3 dizzle

You didn't heared the "click" when turning AC on can mean two things: the gas pressure is too low so the system doesn't allow the compressor to engage, OR the gas is ok but the clutch or its circuit has a fault...
Regarding the loose engine cover, it comes usually from broken posts: they snap in the cam cover so you'd need to re-drill/tap and replace the posts.

None of those are serious issues, but need fix to get a decent driving experience...

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Re: Tell me about Punto 1.3 dizzle

I sent a text to the seller last night, saying that I will offer £750 for the car providing it drives ok, as this gives me some money to fix the two issues.

They txt back, offer accepted.

I have messaged a couple of sellers who are breaking these on Ebay, about the engine cover, but not had a reply back. Can anyone give me details of a Fiat breaker?


How easy is it to get another key? its not THAT important, but i'd like to know just in case I want to get another.
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You didn't heared the "click" when turning AC on can mean two things: the gas pressure is too low so the system doesn't allow the compressor to engage,
Me and the Mrs both have MG ZR's, she got hers first, hers has AC and at some point had a replacement engine, AC didnt work so I took it for regassing, he pressured it and the AC pump worked as the low pressure meant the pump didnt activate [light on switch worked], so he then regassed it fully and it worked for a short time [couple of weeks] and the gas leaked out, we didnt bother after that, but we had to gas it just to see.

So for me, its a one time job, if the gas leaks out, then so be it. I know that they are expensive to repair.

Are there any AC parts behind the lower part of the front bumper on the GP? it will be worth me having a close look to see if anything has been damaged when the car got its scratch.

is there a parts diagram I can look at?
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Hi ?
This is a place to start.

https://www.fiatdalys.lt/en/catalog/...0/M72,M73/0/GD

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