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Meets & Events / Re: Abarth London Meet
« on: November 15, 2018, 11:38:48 AM »
Hello ASAK  :)
Welcome! Are you enjoying your Abarth? Get some pics up please.
I would love to join you on a drive through London's streets but for 2 things 1. As much as i love sitting/driving my car i don't enjoy sitting in traffic...London traffic 2. I'm fully booked on 24th November - taxi service for my kids. A very early or late night drive through London would persuade me (actually late is better for me as i'm not a morning person at all).
Where about do you live? I would suggest to try another Abarth Club or facebook hopefully there is one near you which would probably organise more meets/drives than this place!

Abarth 500, 595 & 695 / Re: Dual Catch Cans Install
« on: August 23, 2018, 03:08:28 PM »

I was under the impression that one oil catch can is sufficient but i can see where you're coming from. It could be that that exit coming from the PCV unit is on a 1-way valve? I'm not sure removing the current PCV unit would have any benefit only if it doesn't work, you will still need some sort of pressure regulation which the oil catch tanks cannot handle.


Abarth 500, 595 & 695 / Re: Reset service indicator
« on: May 01, 2018, 10:06:44 AM »
1. Turn the ignition to run (one position before starting engine). 2. Fully depress the accelerator pedal slowly three times within 10 seconds. 3. Turn the ignition off and then start the engine.


Abarth 500, 595 & 695 / Re: Gearing?
« on: April 27, 2018, 11:22:23 AM »
Good stuff!  :)

Abarth 500, 595 & 695 / Re: Gearing?
« on: April 26, 2018, 09:49:47 PM »

Found this article online, a few paragraphs down they mention axle ratio. U.S. cars use the Multi jet engine as opposed to our T-Jet Engines, maybe they both share the same gearbox?

CJ  :)

Abarth 500, 595 & 695 / Re: Abarth 500 Bulbs
« on: April 26, 2018, 10:16:33 AM »
From page 110 onwards, hope you sort it  :)

Yep you're right the main/high beam is shared with the drl's below the headlight. As far as i am aware there is no adjustment for aiming the beam, it could be that the bulbs are not seated correctly in the unit. There's not much space down there for adult sized hands and can be a bit fiddly, i found that you have a little more room if you remove the wheel. Hope you get it sorted  :)

General Chat / Re: Naming cars...yay or nay?
« on: March 02, 2018, 11:59:57 AM »
I tend to name everything I ride  :)

For the Abarth the reg plate - DN10WMV - which translated to me as Dino

Abarth 500, 595 & 695 / Re: STOLEN!! BK10 OUG
« on: February 06, 2018, 11:29:23 AM »
So sorry Dr.P thats terrible news

Stunning Tim!

Love the little fins  8)

How did they widen the Biposto? Just bigger wider wheels and that's it?

Yep Biposto wheels are 1/2" wider and with different offset (ET). So track on Biposto is wider by 7mm front & 21mm rear  :)

Apologies i've buggered up my maths  :-[  - Biposto track is wider 14mm front & rear

Abarth 500, 595 & 695 / Re: Rear wiper arm
« on: January 15, 2018, 10:35:47 AM »
I have deleted my rear wiper too and have never had an issue with visibility  :)

Your Abarth / Re: Heater issues
« on: January 15, 2018, 10:29:03 AM »
Hello Richabar  :)

My climate control has a mind of its own sometimes and the only way i can get hot air when i want is to force it by pressing the demist button - the fan should spool up to near max, the temp indicator will say HI and rear demist comes on. Or if i only want hot air in the cabin i would have the fan on then press the temp to max (HI) then the fan should spool up to near mad and warmer air should soon follow. Also i would only get hot air when the engine has warmed up not any sooner! And this all works with or without the snowflake button on,  but as i understand it the snowflake button is for cooling air through the air conditioner but can also provide warm air. Setting the temp using the AUTO method has never worked for me unless i want cool air only.

Alternatively you're welcome to borrow my ex - she never fails to deliver hot air when in the car with me  ::)

Meets & Events / Re: The Big Abarth Summer Meet - 3rd June 2018
« on: November 10, 2017, 03:03:45 PM »
Yes please Colin  :)

General Chat / Re: Glazing the bores ?
« on: November 10, 2017, 02:56:58 PM »
I couldn’t even imagine how glazing your bores would feel like and it doesn’t sound like much fun either  ;D

From memory i read something about glazing bores and it was predominantly about the engine running at low to middle rpm for a long sustained period rather than varying the rpm using the whole rev range. Maybe i have lost something there in translation and an expert on the subject can put me straight.

I would agree to just make sure its warmed up before going turbo and enjoy the ride, but i would also let the car idle for 30 seconds or so before switching off.


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