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Introduce Yourselves! / Re: Hi everyone
« Last post by 124Abarthreplica on July 24, 2021, 05:18:19 pm »
Welcome to Abarthisti lucdag16 :thumb:
Introduce Yourselves! / Hi everyone
« Last post by lucdag16 on July 24, 2021, 12:14:09 pm »
I've just recently purchased a white 2010 Abarth 500 after many years of driving diesel Golf's but VW'S aren't the only cars I've owned I've had a number of Alfa's mini's and subura's too.
Got one major problem with the Abarth which I have posted on this site already.
Abarth 500 / Rear shocks fitting issue
« Last post by lucdag16 on July 24, 2021, 12:06:44 pm »
H everyone I  have recently purchased an Abarth 500 2010 which needs a couple of jobs doing on it and one of them being the rear shocks.
Not a difficult job to do for someone who knows their way around a car I hear you all say but stop right here cause this is where it gets interesting.
Just last weekend I went to do the job of replacing the rear shocks, the right hand side was where I started first and gave me no trouble just two bolts and it was out.
I compared the replacement new shock (TRW JGT581T) with the old monroe unit that I removed (G1083) and they appeared to be the same until I put in the first bolt into the top eye hole only to find that the hole isn't big enough for the bolt to go in.
I have worked for eurocarparts up until recently for 14 years so I'm no stranger to aftermarket parts not being made quite right but I've since compared KYB and Sachs units only to have the same problem.
It is my understanding from this site that the rear shocks are the same on 500's as it is on Abarth's so hole diameters for the bolts should be the same should they not?
Has anyone come across this problem before and if so what did you? I have one solution but I don't feel I should go down that road as these should just bolt on.   
Introduce Yourselves! / Re: Hello!
« Last post by 124Abarthreplica on July 23, 2021, 06:08:42 pm »
Welcome to Abarthisti, Maryanne :wave:

Sorry to hear your misfortune but a silver lining beckons :thumb:
Introduce Yourselves! / Hello!
« Last post by Maryanne on July 23, 2021, 03:23:35 pm »
Hi fellow Abarthisti,

I am new to the forum, so just introducing myself and saying hello!

I have recently had my beloved Abarth 595 stolen, but am just replacing with a new, shiny, upgraded Abarth 595 Turismo, which I get to pick up on Monday - can't wait!

Abarth 500 / Re: Insurance after being chipped
« Last post by medievalturner on July 22, 2021, 12:04:16 pm »
Thanks for that, when I did request a quote from a comparison web site I was pleasantly surprised. I foolishly went to Adrian flux first, and was quoted £450 whaaaasttttt, it ain't a Ferrari, managed to get a £250 quote from rAC but could have got a cheaper rate £176 from a company I had never heard of. Anyway, I am ordering a blue spark unit
Abarth 500 / Lambda Sensors Query
« Last post by Sharpey on July 21, 2021, 10:19:21 pm »
Hello everyone!
I am hoping for some advice following a diagnostic check on my 2015 500. It's the basic Abarth model, but I love it and am wanting to keep it as flippin brilliant as it was when I got it!
The diagnostic gave me the following codes & info:

P1141-1B/Downstream Lambda heater-circuit resistance above threshold

P0136-13/Downstream Lambda probe-circuit open

P0130-62/Upstream Lambda probe-signal compare failure

P0139-17/Downstream Lambda probe-circuit voltage above threshold

My first question is are these codes showing me running faults with the fuel system which the lambda sensors are picking up, or are they showing me that the lambda sensors are faulty?

And secondly is the work which would result usually covered by an extended warranty? I know this second question is a bit dependant on many different factors, but I'm no mechanic and just thought somebody on here may have gone through the same problem.
Many thanks in advance for any advice received
For sale and wanted / WANTED: Yellowspeed Coilovers
« Last post by Trun01 on July 21, 2021, 08:58:19 am »
Any condition considered!
Are these still available?
Abarth 500 / Re: Insurance after being chipped
« Last post by Trun01 on July 21, 2021, 08:54:21 am »
Normally in the range of 25-40 % increase in premium, in my experience
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