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PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 6:28 pm 

Joined: Sat Jun 27, 2015 6:09 pm
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Drives: Cinquecento 1.1
I have a Cinquecento sporting 1.1 1998. 63000 miles

It went in for an MOT and failed on a couple of bulbs :D . It needed a new near side headlight bulb connector as the one was damaged. When the garage fitted the replacement connector it was fitted incorrectly, one light on full one on main beam so I took it back to get the wires changed over. This is when the problems started.

I collected the car and it "would not pull the skin of a custard" absolutely no power, it had a max speed 20mph in 2nd up a slight hill so I immediately took it back to the garage. My guess is that "Little Johny" did not dis connect the battery when soldering the wires and put 240v across the electrics. I have had to replace the alternator as the voltage was all over the place 11.2 to 16.8. The fuel economy has been poor, it did 25 miles on a quarter tank so the garage then changed the MAP sensor for one they had laying around and the fuel economy improved but the car still has no top end. It will not go over 50mph.

The car runs better first thing in the morning on my way to work at 4.30am but once the ambient air temperature rises in the day the car struggles. I am going to buy a NEW MAP SENSOR off the Bay of E to replace the one the garage fitted that was just laying around and a pair of coil packs . Do you think that will sort its issues out or do you think it is something else? If so what? so I can purchase any parts and swap them out. I really do not have a clue. :head:

The car is a lovely little thing and all it has to do is an 9 mile daily commute. I have access to another car for journeys of any distance on mainland UK. (I live on an island)

The car always used to stall at lights and junctions but with the MAP sensor the garage put in that has stopped. But the car is not nippy as it once was and has no top end above 50mph so I know something is not right.

A Diagnostic check showed no faults and there are no warning lights illuminated on the dash.


PostPosted: Mon Jul 06, 2015 8:23 pm 
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I don't have a hypothesis on your issue, but you are incorrect in thinking soldering will apply any voltage to the circuit it is soldering. The electricity powers a heater that heats the tip, but the tip has to be electrically isolated.

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