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Abarth 500 / IHI to Garrett swap
« Last post by donevz on Today at 08:30:26 pm »
Apologies if this has been covered elsewhere but is there a definitive list anywhere of parts required to swap out the IHI unit for the Garrett?
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Introduce Yourselves! / Hi from not so sun Torquay
« Last post by mark37 on Today at 07:27:23 pm »
I'm looking forward to getting my 595 Turismo very soon.
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Abarth 500 / Re: Exhaust Valve Bypass
« Last post by android_808 on Today at 06:39:46 pm »
I read on a German forum that it is speed dependent. It is open at idle, closed between 5km/h and about 58km/h, or about 35/36mph. That would make sense with it opening at lower rev in higher gear.
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Abarth 500 / Re: Exhaust Valve Bypass
« Last post by Evotion on Today at 05:09:09 pm »
Just tried it.
Yeah, of course... it is open whatever mode you are in.

I might have to put it back - it didnt make a huge difference.
Well... what I really wanted was more of  that lovely bark you get in 2nd 3rd and 4th when you hit that 3k/4k area. It never lasts as along as I want it  to!!

Still, great sounding car. I had a modified RS3 beforehand. it is not quite that amazing but bloody good for half the price and a 1.4 litre!
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Abarth 500 / Re: Exhaust Valve Bypass
« Last post by Evotion on Today at 02:59:59 pm »
Great tip.

A problem might be that the  missus drives the car (only in Normal mode) and won't want that ear bashing.
I assume it permanently opens the valve in normal and sport?
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Anybody found a 'cost effective' way to improve the sound emitted from the standard system?
Like an amp + subwoofer package?
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Uconnect / Re: Infotainment 7 inch question
« Last post by Evotion on Today at 02:41:24 pm »
Isn;t there a setting in the control panel to turn Radio off at Start Up.
Sure i saw this and turned it off.
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Abarth 500 / Re: Abarth 595 Competizione Engine Cut Out (Brand New Car)
« Last post by 124Abarthreplica on September 26, 2020, 07:53:11 pm »
Certainly stale petrol will affect running, maybe a little water in with the petrol.

All I can suggest is informing the selling dealer of your situation and refill with fresh fuel and monitor the situation.

Try not to worry too much as they are extremely reliable cars. :thumb:
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Abarth 500 / Re: Abarth 595 Competizione Engine Cut Out (Brand New Car)
« Last post by Brightonlad1 on September 26, 2020, 06:46:56 pm »
Hi 124Abarthreplica

The temperature was normal.

Water and oil levels all good.

Had 1/4 tank of fuel.

The car was registered on the 28th feb.

Jordan’s of hull had it as a demonstrator but never used.

So it’s a 69 plate and had 21 miles on it when I picked it up.

The only thing I can think of is the fuel tank had 1/2 tank in it.

Do you think the petrol could of been bad sitting around for 7 months.

I said this to my local dealer when it went in last Wednesday but they said it would if flagged up as a fault code.

Any ideas?
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Abarth 500 / Re: Abarth 595 Competizione Engine Cut Out (Brand New Car)
« Last post by 124Abarthreplica on September 26, 2020, 05:41:13 pm »
Welcome to the forum Steve, not a very good start to your Abarth ownership :whistle:

Was the car overheating on the temp gauge?

Were you running short on fuel?

Have you checked the water and oil levels?
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