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Wanted / MTA Gearbox
« on: August 11, 2018, 09:35:07 PM »
Ours has gone bad (no 3rd or 4th) and rather than try to strip and diagnose/fix I thought id try just buying one, if anyone knows of any breakers that may have one then please reply on here or PM me, it's for a 2012 500c. Thanks

Abarth 500, 595 & 695 / 500C with a MTA gearbox issue
« on: July 23, 2018, 02:31:23 PM »
For the past 2-3 weeks its occassionally playing up from a start with it not going into gear or feeling like it is slipping badly, this weekend however we lost reverse and it wouldnt go higher than 2nd. The wife limped it home and took my car (Golf). I tried the usual ignition off and on to see if it would come back to life and nothing aside from a flashing N and a refusal to go into R. I left it until last night and tried again and it worked like it should. Obviously no warning lights etc etc so not sure what is happening (or why)

Is this the start of the box going bang or is it something stupid like fluid or a connection. Does anyone have experience of this as we had a similar issue on her old fiesta but that stuck in 5th on the M27 (that was really bad) and that needed the gear actuator resetting and the whole system rebleeding.......aside from the time needed to strip it and send the bit off it was a fairly painless job.


Abarth 500, 595 & 695 / MTA Manual mode
« on: February 09, 2017, 12:25:16 AM »
I've never used it since the wife picked her car up in the summer, it has been left in auto since we got it, I've read a few threads and am confused, they say drive in manual and use the paddles and lift on gear changes, but I've always used the paddles in auto mode and don't lift? Am I missing out on something?

95% of the time the sport button is off as its the wife's daily, i push the button and drive it fairly "sporty" on the occasional blast and just bang up manually through the gearbox without lifting......I do the same in my Golf that has a 6 speed DSG, don't lift and flip the paddle to shift up.

Monza Sports Tuning / Nice place and nice people
« on: January 25, 2017, 11:12:18 PM »
I popped in today to book the wife's car in, they also did a quick visual once over and we had a bit of chit chat, car is in on Monday so will post back some post work feedback. Nice to find somewhere fairly local that are not just there to take a payment and get you out ASAP.

General Chat / how to tell if i have a 135 or 140 bhp motor
« on: September 09, 2016, 01:42:21 PM »
My v5 says its 103kw (140bhp).....but I've been told it wasn't available in 2012 on my car (500c)

Is there any 100% fool proof way of telling?

Wanted / bluespark
« on: September 09, 2016, 01:02:51 PM »
as above looking for a bluespark unit for the wifes 500c, let me know what you've got!

Abarth 500, 595 & 695 / Boring thread incoming.....floormats
« on: August 20, 2016, 09:22:22 PM »
As per the title the wife's  a500c has some dreadful VW leasing mats that don't fit correctly and are shabby the say the least, so aside from the tailored 100+ Abarth jobbies, what to people recommend?

Introductions / New Owner
« on: August 09, 2016, 12:59:04 AM »
I thought i should pop in and say hello, we are the new owners of a white 2012 500c, joining here for all the advice and info (as well as the banter).

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