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Re: 2013 Unplugged Green Punto Twinair

Yes I've seen Andy's guide, looks nice and easy. This has FSH, main dealer up to 40k, third parties for the last 18k.

The dealership I purchased from, although they seem reputable and have slapped a warranty on, claim to have just serviced it but the oil doesn't look brand new,
its hard to tell with the twinair's dipstick being about as much use as a chocolate ashtray on a motorbike. Seriously who decided to use a textured brown piece of plastic as a dipstick?!

I'm planning on doing an oil change myself to be certain and to be sure it has the correct spec in it too.
Noticed its got a bloody undertray though, which never seem to come off easily in my experience and make the job 3x longer.
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Re: 2013 Unplugged Green Punto Twinair

I've got a video on sorting out the weak air con as well, The Aircon is very good on these cars when charged up.

Given the lack of care given by garages to the Twinair system its well worth doing your own oil change. I think that there is a small separate little filter for the oil going to the valve system, might be worth changing that as well, just to cover all the bases.
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Re: 2013 Unplugged Green Punto Twinair

Yes.

500 section has SOME good TA service info.

But if I ever get to do my servicing again.. I will document things like the panda stuff ..

My aircon has never been great.. but being a cheap FIAT owner..I have little to compare it to

Refridgeration experience:

2 fridge freezers struggling : puddles on the floor

Working Aircon : pluddles on the floor


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Re: 2013 Unplugged Green Punto Twinair

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Noticed its got a bloody undertray though, which never seem to come off easily in my experience and make the job 3x longer.
Before you go to the effort of removing it have a good look underneath. The Mazda one has strategically placed windows/flaps in it for service items so you only take the whole thing off for major work.

You never know someone at Fiat might have considered the poor sod servicing it.
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Before you go to the effort of removing it have a good look underneath. The Mazda one has strategically placed windows/flaps in it for service items so you only take the whole thing off for major work.

You never know someone at Fiat might have considered the poor sod servicing it.
In this case they donít the whole undertray is one piece and it screws into the wheel arche liners, front bumper and back of subframe. With mine I also had to remove the wheel arch liner on the drivers side just to change the oil
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Re: 2013 Unplugged Green Punto Twinair

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In this case they donít the whole undertray is one piece and it screws into the wheel arche liners, front bumper and back of subframe. With mine I also had to remove the wheel arch liner on the drivers side just to change the oil
That sounds convenient...
At least yours likely has a metal dipstick with a crosshatched area for easy reading. Or did they only save that for the 1.2/1.4 petrols
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My A.C. is still cold but am going to regas it as it takes a while to chill after parking in the sun.

Pollen filter.. sure Andy did a guide for that.
I did a guide for both
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Re: 2013 Unplugged Green Punto Twinair

Quick Update;

Over 1200 miles I've average 41mpg lots of that being stop/start town work. I think its pretty close to what my 1.4 8v did on my old GP.

Fitted an AUX lead that I adapted from the one I had in my Forfour (same plug just switched the bridged pins that make the HU know its plugged in).

Got oil + filter so will be doing an oil change very soon. Undertray doesn't have any flaps but it looks to be held on by 9 phillips screws so should be easy to drop.

Bought some clic-r pliers to take the airbox off, hilarious amount of noise insulation plastered to the bottom of it. Quite a strange design and makes changing the air filter a pain, 4 bolts to remove the box and then a further 6(?) to remove the filter cover.

Got the A/C recharged, its better but not outstanding although given we've had temperatures in the high 20's to low 30's I might let it off.
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Re: 2013 Unplugged Green Punto Twinair

Pretty sure my aircon was at that level from day 1..

The panda TA is noticably better..
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