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Abarth 500 / Re: Check if Chipped
« Last post by Fast Eddie on January 16, 2022, 07:29:01 pm »
Hi, this sounds about right to me, we have an 2020 esseesse and the other half only does very short trips always in sport mode, very rare to see over 30 mpg, we get what i would call normal ( late 30's ) on a longer trip.
Abarth 500 / Re: 2021 595 Esseesse upgrades
« Last post by GTMartin on January 16, 2022, 07:52:02 am »
My favourite as an all round tyre is Michelin Pilot Sport, our  Abarths have been good on them.
I find the standard brakes adequate for normal road use, just buy a reputable brand.
Steering wheel can be retrimmed, have a Google for someone local to you.
Remap, i will leave others to chip in or do a search on this forum, plenty of posts to read through.
Abarth 500 / Re: Check if Chipped
« Last post by GTMartin on January 16, 2022, 07:44:43 am »
First thing is to reset both Trip 1 and 2. That should give you a clear base to start from. Does your mpg improve in summer? If you are doing short journeys in town where the oil and water temperature does not get up to normal, I can see 30 being quite possible, especially if it is all stop start.
Is the car service up to date, plugs, air filter correct oil, tyre pressures? You are not carrying a boat anchor in the boot ;D

Our Abarth does about 36mpg in similar driving conditions and my mrs certainly does not have a heavy foot.
Abarth 500 / Re: Check if Chipped
« Last post by a3Jeroen on January 15, 2022, 10:47:34 am »
Not sure if MPG is the right indicator.
Mine is chipped from 135Hp 206Nm to 170Hp 300 Nm. Since tuning it uses even less than before and less than my 100Hp Panda.
On a long run (motorways) it does 1(litre) in 17.5 (Km) easily. Short runs (especially in the cold) gives 12,5 out of a litre.

gr J 
Introduce Yourselves! / Re: New member - guidance needed
« Last post by randomhero83 on January 14, 2022, 08:57:09 pm »
Hey, thanks for the reply. And thanks for the guidance. I was thinking of going down the factory route with view to mod later down the line. Defo gonna go manual too
Abarth 500 / Check if Chipped
« Last post by EADadof3 on January 14, 2022, 08:24:28 pm »
Hi, this might seem like a daft question, does anyone know if there is a simple way to tell if an Abarth has been chipped?

I cannot get the average over 30mpg even in non sport mode, bearing in mind most of my journeys are town with the odd 15-20 mile journey, but even gentle driving it seems to drink fuel! I have 2017 Turismo, 15k, FSH,I am the second owner. To be honest, not sure I could tell the difference between 165bhp and 200bhp having come from around 90hp.

Do I need to buy one of those plug in things? I am a bit old school, used to play with cams, carbs, airfilters and exhausts.
Introduce Yourselves! / Re: New member - guidance needed
« Last post by 124Abarthreplica on January 14, 2022, 06:31:10 pm »
Welcome to Abarthisti randomhero83 :thumb:

As to buying a 595 then a 2015 on Comp should be 180bhp but you probably know that already. :)

Decide whether you go down the modified route or a standard factory car.

You also have the choice of auto or manual and convertible or hard top.

Enjoy your search
Abarth 500 / Re: Aerial Base removal and Part Number-How to
« Last post by CampoTurismo68 on January 14, 2022, 05:56:14 pm »
Right I'll answer my own post!

Removal of the aerial base was quite easy. Take out the 2 round plugs in the rear headlining and ease back the C not B pillar covers, if you want to take them off remove the screws under the parcel ledge bracket. These are sods to get back in so if you can just ease them back to release the headlining that helps. The plug for the aerial on mine had 2 leads, grey and white , presumably on for AM/FM and the other for DAB? The removed item was 00521053980 but I got a replacement for £40 which was OEM 0052008629. There are also 3 cable versions which I assume are for the Sat Nav cars? The centre screw holding the aerial base on is a 10mm, also try and avoid pulling the lining down to much as it will not spring back like new.

Needless to say I took apart the dead aerial and it was damp inside so I warmed up the board and also cleaned it with IPA. If anyone wants it  as it did not look burnt out ( no guarantees) you can have it for the postage. Just to repeat this is for a 2018 AM/FM DAB ICE only.
Introduce Yourselves! / New member - guidance needed
« Last post by randomhero83 on January 14, 2022, 10:22:59 am »
Hi all. Hope everyone is good. New memeber here after some advice and guidance. I have been a fan of the abarth for a few years now and I'm in a position that should allow me to join the abarth community. I am after some guidance on buying a used abarth. I have looked at the range of abarths and I am leaning over to the Comp. Is there any advice on what age I should be looking at (2015 onwards?) and what to look for? Thanks all. Looking forward to chatting to you all
Abarth 500 / Re: Boost Gauge Not Working
« Last post by MarcC on January 14, 2022, 10:00:19 am »
This is quite an old thread but maybe my experience could help people who have this issue with the turbo gauge needle not willing to move.  I had this problem with my 595 (2016) last year and had it checked at the dealer's. He could not find the cause of it. Replacing would have cost around € 500.  To expensive, so I didn't change anything.  Except, one month ago, my battery died.  From the moment on the battery was replaced by a new one, the turbo gauge problem was solved as well.  I believe it was in a Dutch forum I've read that someone had the same experience.  So my advice is to first try a battery change. Good luck and greetings from Belgium, Marc. 
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