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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.


Introductions / Re: Hello From France (Paris)
« on: October 06, 2017, 09:37:08 AM »
Hello from France Paris!  :D

Welcome along, a lovely model you have chosen!

You should consider a short shifter of some type. I recommend the M-TEC A-shift short shifter kit - doesn't cost very much and enhances your gear changes.   :)

Your Abarth / Re: My New 595C Comp (Customised)
« on: September 22, 2017, 10:52:28 AM »
I like it & number plate too  :)

Introductions / Re: My Diablo Rosso
« on: September 15, 2017, 11:57:58 PM »
Best colour you've chosen Jen! Enjoy!  :)

Introductions / Re: New owner!
« on: September 08, 2017, 10:32:16 PM »
My first car was a Morris Minor - what a good comparison ( i'm not jealous at all)  ::)

Welcome RJWH94! Great colour! Enjoy!  :)

Introductions / Re: I'm new! :)
« on: September 08, 2017, 10:17:07 PM »
Nice Arlo! Welcome aboard!  :)

Abarth 500, 595 & 695 / Re: First service
« on: September 08, 2017, 10:12:44 PM »
I don't think its about scrimping - more about being charged a silly astronomical cost for the sum of parts & at the most an hour of labour.

My experience of dealership servicing is pretty jaded to say the least and made clearer to me when i bought my car. It wasn't brand new but had all the right dealer stamps for 1st service, 2nd service & updates....blablabla. Was the pollen filter changed even once during the 3 years of dealer service treatment? I can say definitely not, i changed the filter myself & believe me it was at least 3 years old! Getting to the pollen filter on these cars is harder than changing oil & filter put together (my 2010 car - maybe they've made it easier with the newer models but i seriously doubt it)!

Your warranty is not invalidated if you use genuine parts & serviced at a garage you trust, the Abarth dealer stamp is a lovely logo but it is no guarantee that said works have been carried out correctly.

Just my half pence opinion  :)


Introductions / Re: New comp from Kent
« on: September 05, 2017, 11:29:00 AM »
Very nice Sophie! Enjoy!  8)

Wanted / Re: Wanted Abarth 500/595
« on: September 05, 2017, 10:19:04 AM »
This looks like a great example  :)

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