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Re: Mikey4410 2009 abarth 500 bianco white
« Reply #15 on: November 01, 2020, 03:24:56 PM »
Managed to wire up the guages, used the switched live from the cigarette lighter near the handbrake and ran a wire up to new double din as the stereo wiring didn't have a switched live for some reason, just a permanent live.
Just need to fit the shift light at some point soon.


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Re: Mikey4410 2009 abarth 500 bianco white
« Reply #16 on: November 03, 2020, 01:29:59 PM »
Today I have done and oil and filter change.

The car is now on 88,728 miles.
I use and always have done mobil1 5/40 fully synthetic oil, a blueprint filter, and for good measure I have fitted a magnetic sump plug to catch any metal particles.

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Re: Mikey4410 2009 abarth 500 bianco white
« Reply #17 on: November 05, 2020, 10:42:09 AM »
Yesterday afternoon/evening I got round to fitting my brake upgrades.
I have fitted brand new brembo calipers up front with new 305mm discs and carriers.
I let the old fluid bleed out for a few hours and then bled through brand new ate typ200 fluid and I have also fitted new braided lines front and rear. 10mm spacers have gone on all round the car and lastly I have fitted 60mm stud and nut conversion.

The old fluid was absolutely dark brown and old/knackered and clearly needed doing bad
I also managed to bleed the clutch through thoroughly as this is connected to the the same resevoir as the brakes and was equally as shitty condition.

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Re: Mikey4410 2009 abarth 500 bianco white
« Reply #18 on: November 16, 2020, 11:48:32 AM »
I have managed to source some cheap top hats for the top mounts which are by design literally water catchers as you may well know. The top hats will stop anymore rust or water. It's the little things 😊


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Re: Mikey4410 2009 abarth 500 bianco white
« Reply #19 on: November 18, 2020, 04:56:37 PM »
Today I fitted some 10mm rear wheel spacers, nut and bolt conversion and brand new bump stops.

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Re: Mikey4410 2009 abarth 500 bianco white
« Reply #20 on: November 19, 2020, 07:17:40 PM »
Wow Mikey44, that is a hell of a project so far!

Have enjoyed reading through and viewing the pics. Keep em coming.

Looking good, I presume from the speed you are going through the tasks, you have plenty of experience in tis sort of thing.

What is your end goal?

Andy

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Re: Mikey4410 2009 abarth 500 bianco white
« Reply #21 on: November 20, 2020, 12:43:07 PM »
Thanks so much for your comments andy595.

I have had a few performance cars in my time including 5 starlet turbos, clio 182 turbo, r26 megane, clio 197 etc. All of them have been customised by me and 3 of them I forged the engine on myself. Love working on cars and making them my own style.

Now the cars done for a good while.

Today I finally finished the gauge setup.

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Re: Mikey4410 2009 abarth 500 bianco white
« Reply #22 on: November 22, 2020, 04:20:16 PM »
Heya guys
Today I got round to machine polishing my car and putting a really decent wax coating on it. Being white it isn't the most reflective but In the flesh it has come up very well indeed.

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« Reply #23 on: November 23, 2020, 04:02:39 PM »
Today I investigated a very annoying and loud vibration noise coming from the passenger rear quarter plastic near the speaker somewhere when car was at warm idle.... ....... On getting all the plastics of I quickly sorted it out. It was the passenger seat belt reel vibrating and it was because a piece of foam that stops the vibration had fallen off into the rear quarter internal gap. It has a sticky layer on that that obviously hadn't been man enough to hold the foam on so I superglued it back onto the reel


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Re: Mikey4410 2009 abarth 500 bianco white
« Reply #24 on: November 25, 2020, 03:34:27 PM »
Today I replaced the pollen filter in the abarth. It's located in drivers footwell next to the steering column. It's a pain in the arse to get out and put in be warned but I managed it lol


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Re: Mikey4410 2009 abarth 500 bianco white
« Reply #25 on: November 27, 2020, 07:55:54 PM »
I have have fitted my exhaust parts I pirchased for my abarth
I am extremely happy with it and sounds great without being to offensive.

I went for a modified backbox in stainless steel and I opted to have welded in a 2.25 inch stainless silencer in the mid pipe to keep noise sensible. Very very happy with the results.



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« Reply #26 on: November 29, 2020, 12:47:05 PM »
Today I fitted a new auxiliary belt and tensioner to the abarth because a few days ago I noticed a few cracks in the belt. I am very glad i did this as the belt was about to let go and had bits missing out of it.


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« Reply #27 on: November 29, 2020, 12:49:12 PM »
Because of the above I thought I had better check the camblet which is due to be done midway through next year (2021) and thankfully this looked fine and without cracks or issues


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Re: Mikey4410 2009 abarth 500 bianco white
« Reply #28 on: December 01, 2020, 10:15:35 AM »
Here's a quick picture of the beading of water on my car since doing the detailing recently


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Re: Mikey4410 2009 abarth 500 bianco white
« Reply #29 on: December 02, 2020, 05:15:07 PM »
Today I changed the gearbox oil on the abarth. Cost me 23.99 for two litres delivered from opie oils. Draining it and putting it in was straight forward and easy to do, just two 12mm allen key bolts for draining and filling.