Guides by Andy Monty

Grande Punto Washer jet upgrade....
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Well its been a long time coming but Fiat have recently amended the screen wash jets to the older Jet style rather than the "more modern" but practically useless mist jets especially when travelling at motorway speeds... So you will need.... a 10mm spanner and 2 new jets.... Rh side...
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My sisters 500 was becoming a real swine to start so i went on a diagnostic fault finding hunting session.. Having done a load test of the battery to chassis then battery to engine block there was a high resistance problem between the battery / Chassis and the engine / gear box... ( a normal...
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Before buying a new catch confirm that the wiring is sound in the boot hatch cable duct What you will need........ New boot catch mechanism fiat part number #55702917 10mm spanner or socket set PZ2 pozzi drive screw driver.. New lock bit of grease for the threads if you have some...
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Well you have clicked on the link so you must have some interest.... ;) Ok this might be teaching some to suck eggs but for new / inexperienced drivers this might be useful Before going out in bad weather check the weather forecast and listen to the advice of the emergency services in severe...
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Nice easy one this So the Engine Management Light (EML) aka Multifunction Indicator Lamp (MIL) / OBD light is on, Or you have FES/ MES and the leads and want to turn off the service indicator, Reset the Oil degradation counter, do a Proxy alignment or dabble with the other advanced...
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Well you have suddenly decided that you want your car looking like new (if not better than new) you have stumbled on the right link........... First things first it is very easy when moving into the Power tool based correction to do SERIOUS DAMAGE if your not careful and dont understand what...
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Ok so your washer jet output resembles a limp dribble and doesn't clear your screen. This is dangerous and a MOT failure so dont ignore it..... Firstly Check that the round barrel is still present If not you might be lucky and find it in the scuttle trim by opening the bonnet and seeing it...
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Kit needed..... I used: Degreaser Kitchen roll Bilt Hamber Deox Gel (rust remover) http://www.bilthamber.com/corrosion-treatments/deox-gel a couple of cable ties.. a couple of Sandwich bags.. old paint brush Water displacement spray I used this...
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Ok so you get the iffernal Beep and check bulb message or you notice its a bit dark out front or that Nosey neighbour comes over with the "do you know you have a light out mate" This guide shows you how :) first ensure the ignition is off and the lights are set to off..... Its also wise...
Punto (Evo/2012+) Evo door card removal (add on)
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This guide is intended to assist you in removing the Door card on a Grand punto which has the Evo Style Door cards ( evo and the new 2012 model) Anyhow its very similar to the mk1 Grande however fiat have moved some of the fixings and added a couple....... so first read of the top half of...
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Watch and learn ;) tools used Jack axle stand wheel chocks.. socket set 1/2" drive.. and torque wrench hammer (big and small) pliers small wire brush to clean calliper properly brake cleaner coppaslip brake assembly grease (i used mintex cera tech) small round punch yes the...
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Firstly if you dont have a short stubby pozzi screw driver or a driver with a flexi shaft you might find it easier to take the wheel off (no im not joking!) if you can get a stubby driver stick the wheel on full lock to make access possible..... now undo the 2 screws and remove the plastic...
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So you have a fog lamp bulb out or want to fit uprated bulbs First park in a safe place away from traffic and turn off the lights the Fogs in the EVO take H11 bulbs... So without further a do get your screw driver out... And remove the trim retaining screw.... now with that out pull it...
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First off you need "type 286 12v 1.2w" Bulb/s available from most motor factors ideally you want to change them all as usually if one is at the end of its life all the others will have had the same amount of use so wont be far behind you will need 8 bulbs Later revisions of the 2012 GP's...
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Ok hands up who actually does this? 3 mins a week to give your car a basic health check and possibly save you from some very big bills that even the warranty wont cover if you fail to check the oil level is ok for example....... ideally the car wants to be parked on level ground and be cool...
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I shall try and keep this short and simple..... According to fire brigade statistics 100,000 cars a year catch fire...... And 100 People a year die as a result of car fires.... Fairly grim reading im sure you will agree...... So what can you do..... Make sure your car is well serviced, and...
Grande Punto Basic Weekly Checks...
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If you are unsure of what should be checked on your car regularly look no further...... Prevention is better than cure and taking a 5 mins out a week to spend with your car can save you time and money along with inconvenience........... Ok then hands up who has never lifted the bonnet...
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Along with the Engine Oil the Quality of your coolant is essential for the life of your engine, Protecting it from damage caused by freezing (which is the most common task people associate with it). However it also preforms other tasks, It aids heat transfer, raises the boiling point of the...
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This doesn't have to be a regular check but pays to check it every now and then... or if you suspect you have a gear oil leak.. Also oil is a known pollutant and a criminal offence to dispose of oil down the drain it must be disposed of safely and legally For your nearest disposal point) look...
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