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General Abarth / recommended Independant garages in Lincolnshire
« Last post by yellow bee on Today at 11:50:27 am »
Good morning all,

I am after a recommended Independant garage in Lincolnshire. I have an engine management light  (code P2097) that needs looking at. Can anyone here advise on one please?

Hi Greg,

I know this is an old post but did you get your car sorted in the end? What was the issue? I'm having the same p2097 code coming up.

Any info will be appreciated.

Chris Knott Insurance / UK Breakdown Offer
« Last post by ChrisKnottIns on December 02, 2021, 10:55:57 am »
Hi everyone,

Just a quick reminder that our breakdown offer runs until the end of the year.

If winter has you worrying about safe travel, you may be considering breakdown cover to protect your cars.

To help, we're offering 12 months' comprehensive UK Breakdown Cover at the reduced price of £58 if you buy before the end of the year. As if that wasn't enough, there are extra discounts built-in for multi-car households too.

Normally £63, our cover includes the following as standard:

•   HomeStart
•   Flat batteries
•   Running out of fuel
•   Lost or broken keys
•   Accidental tyre damage.

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Abarth 500 / Re: Looking to buy 2018 Abarth. Trofeo or Turismo?
« Last post by mj2k on December 02, 2021, 10:05:40 am »
Turismo interior is definitely nice, and though it's simple enough to swap over other bits and bobs as and when needed, the Turismo's extrass would cost a lot more to replicate.

So I'd say go for the Turismo unless the Trofeo has some super-expensive add-on like £2k worth of Sabelt carbon fibre seats; as of yesterday my Turismo's got the Monza fitted :)
Abarth 500 / Re: Looking to buy 2018 Abarth. Trofeo or Turismo?
« Last post by RvB on December 02, 2021, 07:42:42 am »
Interior is a bit higher spec on the Turismo, it has the leather seats, the digital climate controls, the ali gear knob, and I think a couple of other extra trim bits.

Trofeo has IHI turbo, Turismo has Garrett same as the Comp (although it's running at a lower power than the comp) and has a few extra bhps.

Trofeo has the Monza exahust so a bit louder and extra pops where as the Turismo has the standard Abarth exhaust.

Not sure if this is the same on all MY Trofeos, but when I looked at one it had 16" wheels with 195 tyres where as the Turismo has 17" with 205 tyres.
Abarth 500 / Re: Looking to buy 2018 Abarth. Trofeo or Turismo?
« Last post by Richard H on December 01, 2021, 08:36:25 pm »
The performance is the same.

The Turismo has a leather "luxury" interior and standard exhaust. Kind of grown up.

The Trofeo has the same engine, but, if I remember correctly, it has the Monza exhaust, dark wheels and coloured mirrors, cloth seats, a bit more youthful. Kind  of a halfway house between the Turismo and Comp. I think the suspension set up is the same, but could be wrong.

You need to have a look ad decide whicj you prefer.
Abarth 500 / Abarth 595 T-Jet Engine Schematic
« Last post by ramg on December 01, 2021, 06:33:14 pm »
Hi All
I'm looking for a schematic of the T-Jet Engine with all it's parts, pipes etc....
Is there something like that out there?
Abarth 500 / Re: Installing a Prosport JDM Boost gauge on 2018 595 Comp
« Last post by mj2k on December 01, 2021, 05:24:31 pm »
Only me, and I've replied elsewhere :D

Have a good search in here though, someone's bound to have done it before in this forum.
The Abarthisti Garage / Re: My project begins...
« Last post by mj2k on December 01, 2021, 04:45:54 pm »
Fitted the Monza last night and finished off in lunchtime today. I planned to fit the rear brake pads / discs at the same time but since I'm fitting braided lines and need the car tonight, that wasn't practical.

Decided to take the rear bumper off since it makes swapping back boxes easier (easier to get to the mounts and gives you more wiggle room if the tailpipes aren't hitting the splitter) and I wanted to do some investigation around the rear wheelarches and stick some more rustproofing in, so out came the wheelarches, off came the tail lights (remarkably filthy in their aperture) and off came the bumper.

Rear wheelarch (minus spiders):

Nothing too scary in the rear wheelarches (unless you don't like spiders - there were loads of cobwebs behind my wheelarch liners) but where the bumper attaches to the corner of the rear wheearch there is a double-skinned area (much like any other car at that point) so will have to stick some waxoyl in that corner when the rear trim's out to prevent any future issues.

Possible rust trap:

I spent some time researching a lubricant with v high heat resistance for the Monza's valve, and found out the one I use for almost everything is the best (copperease) - it has a 1500c limit :D So diluted some with a little white spirit, smeared it over the spring-loaded hinge and allowed it to trickle in whilst working it back and forth. It wasn't bad to begin with but now it's 'as new' smooth as it operates.

Then stuck a load of waxoyl in any exposed nooks and crannies and a nice covering over the paintwork inside the wheelarch liners, and all back together.

Off with the old (look at those filthy indicator apertures!):

And on with the new(ish):

Sounds nice to me:

Abarth 500 / Looking to buy 2018 Abarth. Trofeo or Turismo?
« Last post by uddd27 on December 01, 2021, 03:39:21 pm »
Hi newbie here. I’m looking to buy a second-hand (2018 MY) Abarth. Should I pick Trofeo or Turismo? Both cars cost about the same price and seem to have similar performance specs. Any differences in suspension/ride stiffness, exhaust notes, or comfort features? Or, would you really recommend going for Competizione?
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