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View Poll Results: Millage on your FIRE engine.
Less than 50,000mi 12 15.38%
50,000mi - 99,999mi 35 44.87%
100,000mi - 200,000mi 27 34.62%
More than 200,000mi 4 5.13%
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Old 02-09-2015   #31
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Re: FIRE Engine millage

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...my Fizz at Radio Norfolk miles.
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Three fire engine fiats so far

First was a 2002 Punto 1.2, poverty special, brought at 18 months old and 12k, during ownership needed 2 headgaskets, sold in 2010 with 168k with no problems apart from sounding a little like a bag of pennies in a tumble dryer

Next Panda pop 2012, brought new, sold in 2015 with 89k on clock.

Third another panda pop, brought 2015, currently at 12.5k and still breaking in
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Re: FIRE Engine millage

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Just got a like for my comment and thought I'd add this...



...my Fizz at Radio Norfolk miles.
I cannot peel that sticker..
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Back in 2014, my parents traded in their then 14 year old Punto 1.2 8v with 68k on the clock, mechanically it was sweet as a nut, just starting to get a bit tatty due to age.

A week later, I traded in my 2004 Punto 1.2 8v with 60k on the clock, due to a potentially expensive PAS fault, but the rest of the mechanicals were perfect.

My Grande Punto 1.4 8v now has 59,500 on the clock, and is still absolutely fantastic to drive: steering, gearbox, brakes, and engine all good. Hopefully, I'll be able to eke another 7 years out of it.
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My FIRE engine is a 1.2 8v in an '05 Panda Dynamic.. 109,700 miles this week..

Not that I know much about engines etc, but my uncle reckons it runs like clockwork and to be fair it is pretty consistent sounding, never 'missing a beat'.

At the age of 11, it burns no oil and as far as I'm aware its the only 'not new' car in the family to proudly not do that! That's with a seeping oil rocker cover (fixing it in due course) and a minor gear box oil leak!

I'll be so disappointed if FIAT discontinue the FIRE engine in the next couple of years, although it seems like its day has come in business terms. If I wasnt saving for a house deposit and starting university I'd be buying a 2015 POP with the 1.2 as its so damn reliable!
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At the age of 11, it burns no oil and as far as I'm aware its the only 'not new' car in the family to proudly not do that! That's with a seeping oil rocker cover (fixing it in due course) and a minor gear box oil leak!
My Grande must have a leak somewhere: it seems to use a bit of oil over the last few months. Something to get checked at MOT and service next year, along with rustproofing!
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My poor old '87 4x4 has 190k on the clock, usual knackered gearbox bearings, original head gasket and leaky cam cover. Still runs well and no sign of imminent failure.
I doubt if it has been well cared for most of its life and in my 14 years of ownership it has worked hard. Tough little engines.
I once has a 1000CL with over 560k on the clock.....
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My Original Punto - 2004 '54 Plate Punto Active Sport 1.2 8v was 9 miles from 80,000 when I got crashed into. Was classed as written off, but I see its now back on the road! It 'purred' when it idled sometimes, looking at my dash the needle would go up and down between 1000 and 500rpm. Tried everything to figure out what the issue was but it was fine when going along!

My brother (show a mechanic) had a look at my new 2016 Punto Easy+ 1.2 8v and he says its also a FIRE engine? if so, I'm on 160 miles so far
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Re: FIRE Engine millage

FIRE has been the basis of 750cc to 1400cc FIAT's for 30 years

it was seen in the UK in the Boxy Pandas 750 and 1000 ( 999FIRE engine)
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FIRE has been the basis of 750cc to 1400cc FIAT's for 30 years

it was seen in the UK in the Boxy Pandas 750 and 1000 ( 999FIRE engine)
How comes nothing bigger than a 1.4 has been of the FIRE design, out of interest?

And did the Uno and Tipo use FIRE engines too?
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How comes nothing bigger than a 1.4 has been of the FIRE design, out of interest?
Design limitations I suspect. You wouldn't use the same block that is a large 2.0 on a tiny .8 with much smaller bores. Far too much of a waste.
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Design limitations I suspect. You wouldn't use the same block that is a large 2.0 on a tiny .8 with much smaller bores. Far too much of a waste.
Fair enough.
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Re: FIRE Engine millage

The Uno used a 999cc FIRE engine from around 1985 but 1100cc upwards at that time were all of the older Lampredi design. This engine was finally phased out with the last of the Tipo/Tempra models in 1995/6 having been around since the 1960's. In my opinion, one of the best designs ever for everyday car engines and still giving great service today!
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Out of interest, were the 1.2 16v and the newer 1.4 Starjet and T-Jet FIRE engines?
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Out of interest, were the 1.2 16v and the newer 1.4 Starjet and T-Jet FIRE engines?
Yes, 16V are often referred to as Super FIREs.
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