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Old 20-01-2013   #1
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My Punto 60S

Here are some photos of my 1998 S reg Punto 60S.
No mods apart from the 15" Fiat alloys with 195/50 x 15 tyres.
103000 miles.
This was my wife's car for 6 years until I took over ownership when wifey got a newer car.
I don't intend to modify the car further as I like it as it is and there seem to be few unmolested Mk1s left now.
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That is a beautiful example of an increasingly rare car... -- it does you both credit...!
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Wow is a bit of an understatement. That looks so tidy!

There is nout wrong with an honest stock motor, just keep doing what your doing Wish my GT looked that clean.
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Thanks guys!
All I need to do now is sort the emissions to get her through the MOT!
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how bad are the emissions? Have you got the emission results?

Could just need a good thrash to clear it out a bit... Also worth noting the CAT is quite long way back from the engine on these - If you ask them to do the emissions test straight away when you arrive and proper give it some welly to get the CAT really hot you get lower readings than if the car has been cycling the fan for a while.
This is all assuming the emissions aren't that far out and there is nothing wrong with the car as such.
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Hi blu73,
I asked for info in this post about emissions:
https://www.fiatforum.com/punto/3167...bda-fault.html

The garage thinks it's the ECU that's at fault so have sent the unit away for testing,waiting for the results any day now!
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Mmmm, can't understand where these claims of ecu's being at fault comes from, seems alot of it recently and yet i'm still to hear of anyone with symptoms that point toward a faulty ecu. As fingers said in other thread, they are basically bullet proof. Can only put it down to mechanics that are either lazy or just don't have a clue - they aren't complex engines afterall. Perhaps some places just think they can get more money out of people, i wouldn't be surprised if they didn't even send them off to be checked.

I'd be checking the coolant temperature sensor, located on inlet manifold (battery side of bay, blue connection), is functioning properly, its a common thing to fail on all cars really and mk1s are not new cars anymore!! If its not working then the car is likely to be running rich (i.e full choke) = fail emissions badly.

Other than that, i would look at changing the plugs and leads and air filter (depending on how long its been since you changed them). And if it still isn't passing then look at getting a new lambda sensor.

Even after all that had been done i wouldn't suspect the ecu if i'm being totally honest.
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I have been using the same garage for a number of years, he is a one person operation so it wouldn't be a different mechanic that's tested the car.
I've now been told by the company testing the ECU that no fault was found as some of you guys had already thought. The testing company said possibly the lambda,temp or MAP sensor could be faulty.
The mechanic said there is a signal coming from both the lambda and temp sensor but the MAP sensor hasn't been tested.
Where to next I wonder?
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temp sensor need the resistance checking against temperature, should be as follows
0*C - 10k ohms
20*C - 5k ohms
60*C - 10 ohms

issues with the MAP sensor would be likely to affect the running of the car so i'm so sure about that one.

Could be lambda - i never really learnt a good way to test it myself as i have spares lying about i can just stick on to test if it makes a difference.
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Looks great, like it's just rolled off the line! Mines same model but a year younger, how did you get the bumpers to look so good?! I've used back to black but it never seems to last
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Mines same model but a year younger, how did you get the bumpers to look so good?! I've used back to black but it never seems to last
After trying just about every product on the market -- including WD40...! -- I'd heartily recommend Autoglym's bumper and trim gel. Best thing out there... -- and it smells quite nice, too...!
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autoglym products all smell amazing lol..
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Nice one, I'll give autoglym a go then!
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