my new multijet diesel punto is fast coming up for it's 12,000 miles service
.... upon looking in the service schedule, apart from changing the oil,
oil filter and air filter, there seems little more to be done than checking
a few things ... so balls to FIAT I'm going to do it myself ....
I lost confidence in my local FIAT dealer a couple of months ago, when I
took my car in when an engine management alarm came up on the dash, and they
couldn't investigate because their diagnostic machine was broken, and said I
would have to wait twelve weeks while a new one came from Italy! ...
I ended getting the work done fifty miles away! [a faulty boost valve
detector, whatever that was, inhibiting the turbo coming in.] ....
I've spent £42 on 5 litres of synthetic oil [I'll need three], an oil filter
and an air filter with a local motor factor this afternoon and just wondered
what FIAT would have charged including their labour and V.A.T. for this
as I understand, when the car reaches 12,000 miles a *service*
appear on the dash .... once I've serviced the car, does anyone know
how to reset the alarm? ....