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PostPosted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:05 am 
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It would appear that i caught the fiat bug again....
I bought a 97 Cinquecento, it needs a little work, but i love it...

So here i am, back again, after a long painful spate of poop Suzukis.... NEVER AGAIN!

I may get round to uploading pics etc... Is there a mobile app for the forum?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:37 am 
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Trying this on a mobile? May go wrong?


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 20, 2015 12:16 pm 
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Location: Teesside
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No mobile app I'm afraid.
Epic journey in an 899er, hope all goes well :)

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 22, 2015 4:42 pm 
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I already did the journey, fourteen hours on a coach, with two breakdowns, a sleepober in Plymouth, two hours on a train and an hour on a bus...
Then 12 hours home in the Cinquecento, which ran like a bag of poop to start with, had an oil light flickering at Birmingham, but all seemed ok, other than the light doing what it felt, so i cracked on assuming it was a dodgy wire or sensor...

Did 80mph the rest of the way home, and hasn't skipped a beat since? Other than needing a new exhaust and new inner drive boots/bearings? It's been stood a loooong time... Covered in moss, spider webs and dust...

I almost brought a 50p sized false widow home as a pet, but decided it would be happier on the side of the M5 at Taunton... But there's still one in there somewhere making webs?
Bloody immigrants...

So back to cheap and cheerful motoring! :dancin:


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2015 9:12 pm 
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One of my elderly neighbours keeps complaining that my car interferes with her tele? She swears it's a digital tele?

I'm just flumoxed? It has coil packs and an ECU? I didn't think it had capacitors to go wrong?

Can anyone shed any light on hiw the system works?


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PostPosted: Wed Sep 16, 2015 1:28 am 
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It works pretty much the same way as an old dizzy/coil setup, just the switching bit from the dizzy is done electronically.

No errant sparks visible in the dark?

If it isn't interfering with your stereo, phone etc. and other TVs, I'd suggest it might be an aerial problem with the neighbour's TV.

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