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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.

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 :)

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 :)

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 ;)

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

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.

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.

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

General Chat / Re: Abarth Spotted - Was it you?
« on: September 10, 2017, 09:30:02 PM »
Grey 500 Abarth Prom des Anglais near Nice Airport France UK plates
I was the red 595 UK plates

Worth taking up the N85 route Napoleon if you get a chance :)

General Chat / Re: What Did You Do To Your Car Today?
« on: September 10, 2017, 09:27:05 PM »
16x7 ET35.
The reason for moving to 16s is to fit 205/45 tyres and get better ride quality.

When I put those wheels (17inch) the ride was so much better, think its because they was nearly 4kg lighter each (tourismo)  pot holes and bumps don't shake the car no more haha

Reduced unsprung weight does help indeed in both ride quality and handling.
I need to order some tyres for them and put them on, they have been sitting in their boxes in the garage for over a year!

Introductions / Re: New member Leamington spa
« on: September 04, 2017, 02:49:38 PM »
Nice car  :D

Speak soon ;)

For Sale / 2011 Abarth 500 sensibly modified
« on: September 02, 2017, 06:48:00 PM »
The car has 34k miles (will rise as it's being used), FSH, cambelt, tensioner and waterpump changed last year and has the following options and modifications:

- Forge front mount intercooler, stainless steel Monza exhaust (no valve), BMC panel filter, AmD remap 172bhp/218lbft
- Quaife LSD
- KW v3 coilovers refurbished last year (6000 miles ago) including new springs
- Brembo brakes (calipers & floating discs at the front)
- Sabelt seats
- Braided brake lines
- Esseesse 17" titanium wheels
- Abarth aluminium oil cap
- Abarth aluminium gearknob
- Interscope audio
- Series 4 projector headlights
- Matt grey front, rear badges & boot handle
- Carbon fibre front splitter
- Climate control
- Rear seats (leather) removed (they will be supplied with the car or fitted, if preferred) and Biposto boot mat fitted.

The car has recently been detailed professionally and sealed with Gtechniq Crystal Serum Light and Exo.

No test pilots or tyre kickers. The car can be test driven if proof of insurance can be provided, otherwise I am happy to provide test drives.

9500 ono

Abarth 500, 595 & 695 / Re: Biposto roll cage
« on: August 25, 2017, 09:27:54 PM »
A while ago I enquired about this. The front part bolts on where the seat mounts are, I am not sure about the sides, I haven't taken the plastics out.
I guess you have sourced a 2nd hand one at a good price cause new they are a few thousands.

Check the breather pipe from the  crankcase to the inlet isn't split.

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