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Abarth 500, 595 & 695 / Re: 2019 595 Comp Spec
« on: September 07, 2018, 08:45:17 PM »
There's not a lot else they can do. Looks good to me

The next one, series 5? will surely be very different, with maybe the new Firefly engine (at the moment it pumps up to 180 BHP from a 1.3!) 

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Abarth 500, 595 & 695 / Re: Modding under warranty??? 2018 595
« on: August 28, 2018, 09:25:54 PM »
As above, unless its factory approved, the warranty is voided.

Also, if you get it remapped and it goes for a service and they update the nap, the remap is lost

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Abarth 500, 595 & 695 / Re: 2019 595 Comp Spec
« on: August 23, 2018, 09:49:53 PM »
They probably don't know what the exact spec will be yet, the factory usually shuts for August and information starts to trickle out after that. I wouldn't be surprised if  an Akrapovic  is available as an option or standard

I haven't read anywhere recently that a new 500 is on the way any time soon, it'll happen in the end, but the Abarth would be a few months behind the launch if the change to series 4 is anything to go by. The company plans may change now Sergio has passed........

The series 4 is a definite improvement from a S3

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Introductions / Re: My first Abarth and i love it!
« on: July 31, 2018, 09:29:05 PM »
Welcome 8)

I'm on my 4th one, and still love them!

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Abarth 500, 595 & 695 / Re: Washer Jet too High
« on: July 28, 2018, 11:36:33 AM »
That was easy!  8)

Can't believe I didn't work it out myself :-[ The screw on the side of the nozzle is pretty obvious  :-*

Took a couple of goes, you don't have to move it much to adjust

Make sure you use the right size screw driver, its a doddle

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Abarth 500, 595 & 695 / Re: Rear spoiler, how to remove?
« on: July 26, 2018, 10:43:35 PM »
I believe its glued

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Abarth 500, 595 & 695 / Re: Washer Jet to High
« on: July 26, 2018, 10:42:07 PM »
Thanks, I had a quick look and couldn't see how a pin in the nozzle would work, it can wait until the weekend.

I'll have a proper look with my glasses on ;D ;D

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Abarth 500, 595 & 695 / Re: Washer Jet to High
« on: July 24, 2018, 06:49:33 PM »
Thanks 8)

I'll give it a go

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Abarth 500, 595 & 695 / Washer Jet too High
« on: July 23, 2018, 09:11:42 PM »
The washer jets on the drivers side on my new 595 are too high and wash the roof!

This is my 4th Abarth and Iíve never had this problem before.

Can they be adjusted? If so, how?

Do I have to go back to the dealer? It seems silly to take it back, but something needs to be done

Thanks in advance

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Your Abarth / Re: Whoops, I've Done It Again!
« on: July 17, 2018, 09:43:38 PM »
I like the red, now I'm used to it, Podium is probably the best colour.

The only mods are the carbon effect mirror caps, from ebay £40 well spent!

Feeling much better. The scars will fade and and I have a story to dine out on!


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Abarth 500, 595 & 695 / Re: TPMS
« on: July 10, 2018, 09:46:45 PM »
I don't think it can be disabled.

You're right to check the pressures, but you should reset it afterwards, it could be ne of the ABS sensors doesn't like the heat (the system works off the ABS checking the differences in wheel speeds)

I had the system go off once and I had a nail in a tyre, it was repaired, without TPMS the tyre would have been ruined, possibly the wheel as well and I could have had an accident

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Your Abarth / Whoops, I've Done It Again!
« on: July 07, 2018, 09:58:27 AM »
Took the Abarth in for a service a couple of weeks ago and had the usual phone call about a good deal etc.

Went to pick the car up and he offered me the same car, same colour, podium Blue, pretty much, except its a change from a series 3 to a Series 4, for £200 deposit and £27 a month less....

So we eventually said OK & paid the deposit.

By this time, the blue one had been sold!

So he offered us a red one, and the £200 back

Picked it up yesterday, Abarth No 4!


I know I said I'd get a comp or an Alfa next, but this works for us, its a very good deal, the sales guy is the Alfa man, so he's made a note that I want an Alfa next, in about 3 years.

An aside:
On 11 May I was washing the car and tripped on the step and almost, literally,  took my nose off on the wall, they sewed it back in place, wired my broken jaw, I'm much better now, the teeth are work in progress. So changing the car is a good thing, my partner has had flashbacks of me holding my nose in place and change will hopefully help her get over it

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Introductions / Re: Nice to meet you all!
« on: July 03, 2018, 05:53:05 AM »
Gotcha!

Mind you, I pick up a red 595 Custom on Friday ::) Its my fourth Abarth! So they got me too :P

Podium Blue is the best colour 8) Our third one was Podium, but it seems that all we have done is visit the hospital in it, all fine now, but when we got offered a new car for less money per month and no deposit, we' it was almost a no brainer

I keep saying that's the last one, but seem to always end up getting another 8)

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Introductions / Re: Greetings from Sweden
« on: July 01, 2018, 03:58:45 PM »
 ;D
Classic combination, looks great!

(Although I've never been lucky with white cars and will never EVER have another white car)

Welcome to Abarth, now go and enjoy it! 8) 8)

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Abarth 500, 595 & 695 / Re: main screen is gone
« on: June 30, 2018, 06:16:36 PM »
I think you need to reset the Tyre Pressure warning System, its in the menus.

I'm not familiar with the menus on a Series 4, but it should be quite easy

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