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Re: Mikey4410 2009 abarth 500 bianco white
« Reply #60 on: June 22, 2021, 11:14:33 AM »
Yesterday the dreaded and well known weak door hinge problem occurred to me. I knew it was coming. Luckily I am prepared and will fit new one asap


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« Reply #61 on: July 09, 2021, 06:28:18 PM »
It's fixed!!!!
I have done my broken door handle and boy does it feel good to have it back to normal again.
Only took about 35 mins to do. I have copper greased all moving parts of handle and hinge and it's so much smoother than it ever was before.

After looking at the old hinge I think it broke because the pivot point of the hinge has seized together not allowing it to move and so it cracked and broke upon attempted opening of door.

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Re: Mikey4410 2009 abarth 500 bianco white
« Reply #62 on: July 11, 2021, 01:11:52 AM »
This afternoon I have done an oil and filter change, as expected with the intervals I change oil at (only been 2,800 miles since last change) it wasn't to bad at all and gratefully nothing other than very normal minimal metal on the magnetic sump plug.

Mileage is now 91,554 miles only.

 Apparently an average for any given car is 12,000 a year which would make mine normal if it were at 144,000 so mines a heck of alot lower than average.

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Re: Mikey4410 2009 abarth 500 bianco white
« Reply #63 on: July 22, 2021, 07:40:34 PM »
Today I went about fixing a leaking inner cv boot on driver side, I have had the parts for a month or so but been putting it off as I knew it would be a bit of a crap job and it was. Took many hours and was a bit of a bitch to do but it's done now thank god. Will keep an eye on it and Makesure it's definitely sealed and good over the next few drives.

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Re: Mikey4410 2009 abarth 500 bianco white
« Reply #64 on: July 25, 2021, 07:22:09 PM »
Over the last few days I have fitted my 51mm racetech mechanical boost gauge into the original boost gauge pod that comes in the car standard. It was a real big pain to do tbh and took over 4 hours in the end.

I have removed the boost pod bung I made and refitted the boost pod back where it belongs.




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Re: Mikey4410 2009 abarth 500 bianco white
« Reply #65 on: August 20, 2021, 02:13:24 PM »
Went to a weekly Thursday meet at dick Turpin pub a127 last night. There was 30 abarths in attendance and it was great to talk to the lovely owners.


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Re: Mikey4410 2009 abarth 500 bianco white
« Reply #66 on: August 23, 2021, 10:38:45 AM »
For a while now I have wanted to purchase a facelift front bumper for my abarth as the original one is so old looking and dated. Been looking for ages and they go for so much money with bits removed so when I found this one I had to have it. Its fully intact and I got it for a very good price, it even came with dark satin whiskers!
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Re: Mikey4410 2009 abarth 500 bianco white
« Reply #67 on: September 05, 2021, 01:57:26 PM »
I have had the bumper sprayed and whilst waiting I started on the blacking out or decroming of parts on the car. The boot handle and outer badge is done,as is the front badge.
Also had to get the bottom piece that was red painted 268a aswell.
The car looks so much better now and I am so happy with it.
I need to do the handles in matt black now and that will complete the decroming.

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« Reply #68 on: September 24, 2021, 08:26:05 PM »
Today I spent some hours on the abarth.
I finished matt blacking the door handles and I fitted an ariel blank also.


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« Reply #69 on: September 27, 2021, 10:12:53 AM »
For anybody interested the ariel delete was one of these pictured below. The genuine item is around 130 and I didn't wana spend that much.


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« Reply #70 on: November 03, 2021, 10:53:43 AM »
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