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.
|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|
|Recommended engine oil||10W-40|
|Engine oil capacity, liter||3.75|
|Euro standards||EURO 2|
|Fuel consumption, L/100 km (for Fiat Punto 1995)
|Engine lifespan, km||~230 000|
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.