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Site Issues and Feedback / Re: Is there any way to edit posts or give 'likes'?
« Last post by GTMartin on October 17, 2021, 03:06:09 pm »
We introduced for a bit of fun the 'Carlo rating' If you like click on the (+) on the left hand side.

You can modify your posts, but there is a time limit. Once this is exceeded, only a Moderator or Administrator can modify.

Hope this helps.
Abarth 500 / Re: Mapped 500 or 595
« Last post by [email protected] on October 16, 2021, 08:00:09 pm »
If you have any issues with insurance for a re-map then please feel free to drop me a line.
Abarth 500 / Re: Silencer question
« Last post by mj2k on October 16, 2021, 11:25:24 am »
Bit of a strange one, but if you can find a branched resonator (like the below) you could quieten it down a lot without affecting exhaust gas flow (and thus power):

Otherwise, how about the Monza? If you can find one with a decent spring loaded flap it'll be a straight bolt-on and since it's using a standard silencer below 3000 rpm it should be quite respectable 'til you open it up.
Abarth 500 / Re: Silencer question
« Last post by Mozella on October 16, 2021, 09:43:36 am »
I have a 2015 U.S. Fiat 500 Abarth.  I replaced the exhaust with a high flow cat and a 2.5" diameter exhaust system, expecting it to not be too loud.  However, I was astounded at how loud it was, considering the stock exhaust doesn't have any kind of muffler or resonator.

Where I live in the U.S. the cops don't mind loud exhausts, but my Fiat was unreasonable and since I like to speed a little bit, I thought I had better tone things down before I got arrested.

The simple answer was to buy a 14" straight through resonator and weld it into the exhaust pipe more or less below the driver seat.  The reduction in noise was impressive and now I have a pleasant exhaust note not too far from what the stock car was like with it's restrictive cat and small diameter exhaust tubing.   The fix was cheap, easy, and resulted in just the kind of noise reduction I wanted.

Why not measure your mid-pipe diameter and buy an appropriate straight-through resonator and either weld it in yourself or take it to a muffler shop and have some else do it?
General Abarth / Re: Garage recommendation in SW?
« Last post by stevie43uk on October 16, 2021, 09:04:25 am »
Cheers...Booked in
Abarth 500 / Re: Abarth 500 gearbox
« Last post by imad4u on October 15, 2021, 11:46:50 pm »
what is the issue that you are experiencing with your gearbox ?
Abarth 500 / Re: Newbie question - identifying the Abarth series
« Last post by android_808 on October 15, 2021, 09:51:50 pm »
S2 is something I've never seen concrete info on.  S1, 3 and 4 are well known but 2 not so much.

Compared to early S1 cars (my one was a '09 built mid year) I know there are at least two other components that changed some point after.  The first I was made aware of was when fixing the Blue&Me equipment.  From memory the unit was changed due an issue I was told it was now a different manufacturer with 64MB RAM instead of 32MB which in my experience made it much more reliable.  The second was interior trim.  My one had the red leather (now referred to as "Turismo" style) seats in the front with black rear seats with red stitching.  At some point this was changed to red rear seats.  It could be these relate to a potential series 2 update but I have no documents/proof and does contradict something I was told.

The rear seat was a deal breaker for me when looking for a replacement, I wanted the same interior specs as I had in the '09 as I felt red throughout was a bit too much.  This brings me to the Fuori Serie/Fuoriserie, which was shown originally in Paris 2012 and then again in Geneva 2013.  These would have been based on the Tributo Ferrari's 180bhp setup, feature original non-TFT gauges but with custom options, potentially resolving my seat issue.  After waiting to hear updates about the car, all went quiet.  I enquired in the dealerships in person, where they knew nothing about it despite it being on a poster behind their desk.  I called other dealerships before eventually speaking to someone at the head office who confirmed the car wasn't going ahead, that it was part of the cancelled series 2.

I have tried so many times to find a picture of the poster/artwork from the dealerships to post when I refer to this as I'm sure many have passed it without knowing the Fuoriserie.  I've searched online for the poster, for dealership interior photos to see if it's in the background etc but haven't been able to come up with anything.  It was definately in the showrooms before I enquired about the 180bhp Comp at the start of 2015 and I think for sometime after.

The best way I can describe it is its laid out like, this but with more columns/rows:
but with only modern 500/595/695 variants using press images, with no labels, like:
It's not in full colour though, its more of a greyscale.

If anyone works in a dealership/visits and finds it, perhaps they could take a pic of it for me  ;D
Uconnect / Abarth S4 - upgrade to Apple Car Play
« Last post by Djbambina on October 15, 2021, 11:23:53 am »
Hey All
Thanks for the invite to the team. Great to see that almost everyone waves when i drive by. Proper community spirit.
OK, quick question - my 2016 595 Comp wasn't specc'd with Carplay, but has a 7 inch touch screen. ... has anyone  done the upgrade to carplay from a non-car play unit?
I've spoken to my abarth dealer and they say that "it may" need a different wiring loom.

has anyone on here made this change, and any help would be great ?

Abarth 500 / Re: Newbie question - identifying the Abarth series
« Last post by mj2k on October 15, 2021, 10:54:47 am »
Out of interest (and a trifle off topic) but FCA's desires to stay ahead of emissions laws is what finally finished off the fantastic Alfa 'Busso' v6. They added extra in-manifold cats and a new ecu to the 3.2 in the cf3 update to make it Euro 3 compliant, but that made it far less reliable - the extra cats did a lovely job of increasing back pressure and heat soak which may have resulted in blown head gaskets (something the v6 rarely suffered from before), and definitely resulted in barbecued ECUs since they were mounted directly above the rear manifold.

And since there was no chance of getting the Busso Euro 4 ready they swapped to a far less pleasant GM-sourced V6 for the 159 and spectacular-looking Brera, which didn't do sales a lot of good.
Site Issues and Feedback / Is there any way to edit posts or give 'likes'?
« Last post by mj2k on October 15, 2021, 10:19:26 am »
Apologies if this is the wrong forum, but I've been looking in vain for some way to give feedback for posts people have made (e.g. a 'like') and couldn't find any. If there isn't an easy way to do this, it'd be a nice little forum tweak to say 'thanks' to people who have given a helpful reply to a question.

And another one which I'm sure I'm just missing - is there any way to edit your own posts? I ended up giving 3 posts in quick succession in reply to someone's question when one edited post would have done the job.

Thanks in advance
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