Engine Fiat 176A8000

The 1.2-liter 8-valve Fiat 176A8000 engine was produced by the company from 1993 to 2004 and was installed only on two, but very popular Punto models, as well as the first generation Palio. Such a power unit at one time was quite widespread in some markets.

FIRE-engines: 187A1000, 169A4000, 176A8000, 188A4000, 188A5000, 199A6000, 350A1000, 198A1000, 198A4000, 955A6000, 955A2000.


Production years 1993-2004
Displacement, cc 1242
Fuel system distributed injection
Power output, hp 73
Torque output, Nm 106
Cylinder block cast iron R4
Block head aluminum 8v
Cylinder bore, mm 70.8
Piston stroke, mm 78.9
Compression ratio 9.8
Features SOHC
Hydraulic lifters no
Timing drive belt
Phase regulator no
Turbocharging no
Recommended engine oil 10W-40
Engine oil capacity, liter 3.75
Fuel type petrol
Euro standards EURO 2
Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Fiat Punto 1995)
— city
— highway
— combined
Engine lifespan, km ~230 000
Weight, kg 85

The engine was installed on:

  • Fiat Palio I (178) in 1998 – 2004;
  • Fiat Punto I (176) in 1993 – 1999.

Disadvantages of the Fiat 176A8000 engine

  • Most of the problems here are delivered by the whimsical injection system from Magneti Marelli;
  • In second place are electrical failures and an unreliable ignition system;
  • Engine speed often floats due to contamination of the throttle or fuel pump grid;
  • Failures of the pump, thermostat and cooling fan often lead to overheating;
  • After 100,000 km of run, lubricant consumption usually appears due to the fault of stuck rings.

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