Register Login
Mr FIAT - Your #1 source for vintage car parts
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 10-04-2005   #1
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
When to check oil ?

When is the best time to check to oil in my Punto that i got about 6 weeks ago?

I checked earlier tonight and got nothing on the dipstick. I put a little in and I left it to settle for a while and checked again but still could pick up anything. I dont want to put any more in incase i overfill.

I've read the Haynes manual i have and that says you should check either before driving or at least 5mins after stopping driving (which i've also read on here when i did a quick search)

So when is best to check ??
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

batch is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 10-04-2005   #2
Join Date: Apr 2003
Location: Nottm
Posts: 6,427
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
The Negotiator has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: When to check oil ?

If nothing is showing up that's quite bad.....

You should notice a change in the oil level almost immediately but expect a slight difference when the oil drops through the engine.
__________________
Now drives: BMW 635d (wow!)
Past:
Renault Laguna Coupe GT 180. Laguna Initiale dci. 52 Megane 1.9dCi, Y-reg Fiat Brava JTD (Pale Blue) (2006), '51 Fiat Brava 80 SX (black) (2006), M-reg UNO (2003-2004)
The Negotiator is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 10-04-2005   #3
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 16
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
Kilkenny has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: When to check oil ?

When the oil is new it is very clean on the dipstick and is sometimes difficult to see, but make sure the car is on an even surface and has not been running for at least 5 minutes.
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

Kilkenny is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 14-04-2005   #4
Join Date: Apr 2005
Posts: 2
Thanks: 0
Trader Rating: 0
Re: When to check oil ?

Oh dear. My baby is ill, very ill.

Had it into the garage today. AS well as haemoraging oil it is also burning oil like there is no tomorrow.

I've only had the thing for 6 weeks so i've just taken it back to where i got it. Quite surprised that they didnt tell we to feck off to be honest.

Anyway i explained what the garage had told me. Anyway they just said "right then we'll get you a new engine in it" which surprised me.

The damn thing only had a new cylinder head gasket 2 weeks after i got it - they did that forfree too.

Only problem is that the garage they use do things at THEIR pace i.e not very fast.

Anyway they lent me a 98 Punto for the time being.
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

batch is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 14-04-2005   #5
arc
this is where i stand
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Manchester
Posts: 13,581
Thanks: 289
Trader Rating: 0
arc has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: When to check oil ?

result!
__________________
.:: 1368cc 16v Cinquecento ::.
arc is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 15-04-2005   #6
Join Date: Oct 2003
Posts: 2,366
Thanks: 2
Trader Rating: 0
thefishdude has donated!
Balloony Champion, Bee Wars Champion, Submarine Champion
United Kingdom 
Re: When to check oil ?

wow that is a nice garage i like the sounds of them no questions asked repairs sounds good
__________________
2001 Punto sporting in sprint blue with 2 Mr Bump air freshners and a new clutch and flywheel mmmm
thefishdude is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Reply
Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
(G) Panda Parade MrBlonde Panda (Classic) 18 07-05-2005 12:43
(T) oil sensor failure / engine disaster Heather's Stilo Stilo 24 07-05-2005 01:16
(G) Check your Oil today! StiloBoy Stilo 6 01-06-2004 21:19
(G) Electronic Oil Level Indicator Lou Ulysse 2 12-05-2004 20:38
(T) Oil check? HornetUK Punto (Mk2/2b) 5 03-03-2004 16:05