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PostSubject: My New Banger - Fiat Punto MK2   Wed Sep 19, 2012 9:58 am

Cost 500. Looked smart.
It's the one with the nice headlights. Not the boring ones.
Came with a comedy gearknob that fell off at the slightest provocation.
And a tapping noise that seemed to come from different places every time I listen to it.
Suspected the rear brakes as it had been stood for a bit.
The shoes were down to the metal, so I've had them replaced (50)
Still got a knocking noise, though.
Best guess now is that it's the rear wheel bearing.
Going in for repair on Friday. Estimate: about 60.

Lets hope it's not going to live up to it's reputation:
Fix It Again Tomorrow
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PostSubject: Re: My New Banger - Fiat Punto MK2   Wed Sep 19, 2012 10:15 am

Good luck with the Punto. Not my favourite used car, but for 500 you can't go wrong, hopefully. Yes glad you have the pretty one, later Puntos looked very dreary.
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PostSubject: Re: My New Banger - Fiat Punto MK2   Mon Oct 22, 2012 4:38 pm

Tuens out it was nothing to do with wheel bearings, it was something to do with the rear brakes after all.
Sorted for 35.
I've now been driving it a month with no incident, other than the occasional difficult start and the odd random cut-out. I plan to get an OBD interface for a PC, and do some investigating.
The boot is big enough for the dog, which is a relief, as I was REALLY bored with scraping dogsick off the back seat of the Micra.
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PostSubject: Re: My New Banger - Fiat Punto MK2   Mon Oct 22, 2012 5:12 pm

Great news.
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