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Abarth 500, 595 & 695 / Re: Tyre noise on 595 Abarth
« on: December 21, 2017, 09:20:04 PM »
I'd take it back to the dealer and ask him to remove the deathtrap tyres and fit some decent ones.

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Wanted / Re: Looking for an esseesse
« on: December 16, 2017, 02:02:42 PM »
Check the for sale section, mine is for sale, an Esseesse "equivalent" or better :)

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Abarth 500, 595 & 695 / Re: She made it!!!
« on: December 16, 2017, 10:17:05 AM »
Wow, well done, that must be one of the highest mileage 500s out there!
Keep enjoying her!

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Showroom / Re: XSR detailed and ceramic coated (pics attached)
« on: December 03, 2017, 01:13:10 PM »
Looking great, I love this colour!

I had mine gtechniqued 3 months ago and it still beads like hell even when dirty, money well spent.

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Introductions / Re: Hi from Berkshire/UK
« on: December 02, 2017, 07:30:12 PM »
Hi,
We are neighbours, it would be good to meet up for a coffee and chat cars.
What classics do you own?
I kick myself for selling my 205 GTis :(

Edit: I've just noticed your signature :)

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Abarth 500, 595 & 695 / Re: boost leak??
« on: November 25, 2017, 11:17:38 AM »
The boost dropping as revs rise according to what you describe seems normal.

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Pro Alfa / Re: 595 Competizione LSD
« on: October 29, 2017, 03:11:11 PM »
I always press the TTC button to avoid the engine ECU cutting the throttle when it detects spin.

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Your Abarth / Re: 2015 595 Comp 160 (gray with red bits)
« on: October 24, 2017, 04:20:16 PM »
Nice car!
When the valve is open, exhaust gases exit from all 4 pipes :)

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Abarth 500, 595 & 695 / Re: Vet potential purchase
« on: October 15, 2017, 02:14:42 PM »
ha! yours does look very nice...depends where you are based though!

Thanks :)
Berkshire.

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Abarth 500, 595 & 695 / Re: Vet potential purchase
« on: October 15, 2017, 11:45:52 AM »
I like it but worth having a look at mine in the for sale section, too ;)

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For Sale / Re: 2011 Abarth 500 sensibly modified
« on: October 11, 2017, 04:14:26 PM »
Updated price 9500


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General Chat / Re: How many miles do you drive a year
« on: October 08, 2017, 12:03:08 PM »
Seat folder handle  went at 58k and they didn't honour warranty. Front drivers wheel bearing, rear passenger wheel bearing (pain in the arse to change), cam sensor, maf sensor,  drivers wishbone, alternator x3 (twice was the regulator), starter motor, front passenger shock, exhaust flexy, coolant bottle,  just changed the engine too mounts. Bottom one was changed in 2015. 👍


Now at 174,000. Still running well but I think the head gaskets going to need replacing soon. She's starting to use oil which has never been the case. 😔

What sort of things have you replaced over that mileage ?? Mine has just hit 50k and I thought that was high for one of these cars its good to see yours is still going well at 174k as i need to keep mine for 3 more years so will probably be up at 100k by then.

Cheers Darko

Not bad at all for 174k miles and kudos for using her as she is meant to be, these cars are to be driven!
Burning oil my guess would rocker cover gasket or piston rings perhaps?
Is the rear axle still solid (no rust) at this mileage? I've read the spring perch plate can snap when it's badly rusted.  I've  used Dynax wax to protect mine.

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Pro Alfa / Re: 595 Competizione LSD
« on: September 27, 2017, 01:23:40 PM »
I have a Quaife fitted to mine.
IMHO the best modification you can do to a FWD (especially turbocharged) car.

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For Sale / Re: 2011 Abarth 500 sensibly modified
« on: September 19, 2017, 04:40:13 PM »
Interior

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