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Old 08-09-2005   #1
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Sounds like a Diesel!

hi everyone, does anyone else here have a new punto with the 1.4 16v engine? If so does anyone here think it sounds like a bag of spanners, especially when hot? I'm sure I'm driving a diesel sometimes! infact my mate said to me the other day that it sounded like a diesel when i picked him up.

Had it serviced yesterday, it's still the same. I told the garage before i took it in that i thought it sounded louder than it used to when it was new, but they said they tested it and was fine

As I havent compared it to another car with the same engine, i dont know whether theyre just saying that or not. Perhaps it gets louder once the engine's run-in? Or maybe Im being fussy. Would be good to hear from other people with similar symtoms (diesel-sounding engine).

Ta very much ..Rob
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Old 12-09-2005   #2
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Re: Sounds like a Diesel!

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does anyone here think it sounds like a bag of spanners, especially when hot?
This couldnt possibly be piston slap? its apparently a problem in some punto's. If so, your garage will have to replace all your pistons and hone your bores to accept them etc. Nice lengthly job..........
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Re: Sounds like a Diesel!

Piston Slap is most noticable when the engine is cold and tends to disappear when the engine is hot
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Re: Sounds like a Diesel!

Whats wrong with sounding like a diesel??

Maybe you thought you were getting the 1.4 but the garage upgraded you to the JTD, because they liked you.........

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Re: Sounds like a Diesel!

Whats wrong with sounding like a diesel??

Maybe you thought you were getting the 1.4 but the garage upgraded you to the JTD, because they liked you.........


LOL I don't have a problem with diesels, was looking at a JTD punto but thought id have the sporting cos of all the shiny bits and a revvy little engine (the inner child inside me you see). I just don't want it to sound like a diesel when its not.

if it is the tappets, is this really a major problem other than the noise? Because I could probably live with it for a bit if it is just a noise, but if it's going to 'destroy' the engine eventually or something, then I'd be worried.
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