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General Chat / OCD oil cap alignment!
« on: November 10, 2017, 10:35:18 AM »
So I recently got one of the nice Alloy Oil and Petrol cap sets for the 595.

Only problem is, in the engine, the Abarth logo on the Oil cap doesn't line up straight when the oil filler cap is tightened all the way down.

I had a look at the little clip underneath that attaches to the yellow plastic part of the cap and there seems to be no way of adjusting the it.

OCD i know but it bugs me! Any ideas folks?

Wanted / Abarth alloy fuel and oil caps
« on: October 08, 2017, 09:17:27 PM »
As above Im after the alloy oil cap as well as is petrol cap partner for my 595 👍

I was washing the car today and noticed the Passenger side DRL light cover has gone walkies from the wheel arch liner!

Can anyone tell me if this is the correct part? -

Is it a generic 500 part? Only reason I ask is my dealer couldn't find the part on his system for the Abarth.



General Chat / ChipEx stonechip kits
« on: September 22, 2017, 08:25:48 PM »
I got a kit from Chip Ex today as I was unhappy at the colour match of the Abarth Red (176a) Fiat paint pen. It was more of a terracotta shade than red. :o

Due to the bad state of our roads these days Rory has picked up a chip already :(

Has anyone tried the Chip Ex system?  They claim accurate colour matching and its a 3 stage process.

I will report back once I have given it a go!

Questions / Winter Protection
« on: September 09, 2017, 05:04:41 PM »
So as summer seems to have well and truly left us a while back, I thought id kick off a thread about protection from the elements.

What do you do to help maintain your Abarth over winter?

For me its a little bit more attention with the Snow Foam under the wheel arch area,  and switching from my Poorboys wax to a good layer of Collinite 476s.

 Boosted Breakfast South @ The Akeman Inn

Hosted by Boosted Events, this is an excellent morning of cars and coffee. I went along as the sole 595 last month so it would be good for us to have a little regional meet! You get a good mix of supercars, hot hatches, GTRs and fast Germans so it would be good to add some Scorpions too.

16 July at 9:0012:00
The Akeman Inn, Kingswood
Akeman Street (A41), HP18 0QJ Aylesbury, Buckinghamshire

Abarth 500, 595 & 695 / Audio system - upgrade advice needed
« on: June 27, 2017, 07:17:09 PM »
Hi folks. I have had the Trofeo a few weeks now and can't help thinking the standard audio system isn't the best!

It kind of feels like all the settings I try on the stereo make little difference.

So, whats peoples thoughts on getting the front door speakers swapped out for a better sound?


Questions / Recommend me a Wax!
« on: June 07, 2017, 01:23:54 PM »
Folks, I'm looking to try a new wax on my red Trofeo. I'm currently using Collinite 476 but would like an alternative.

I'd like mega beading and durability.  Suggestions please!

General Chat / Driveway / Garage CCTV recommendation
« on: May 30, 2017, 09:03:17 PM »
Just thinking about security having read another thread. You can't be too security conscious these days

For home use has anyone got a recommendation for a Wireless CCTV camera. I want to monitor the drive and garage and don't need a full home system.

Any advice appreciated


Merchandise / Internal Window AOC stickers?
« on: May 30, 2017, 06:02:08 PM »
Sorry if this has been asked before, but is there anywhere I can get an AOC 'badge' sticker for the inside glass?

Meant to ask at Rockingham but forgot!


Meets & Events / Anyone going to Goodwood Festival Of Speed?
« on: May 29, 2017, 11:10:30 AM »
Its getting close and I'm attending on Sunday this year. :)

Just wondering if anyone else is heading to FOS and what day?


Introductions / A Returning Abarth Owner!
« on: May 15, 2017, 06:43:45 PM »
Once bitten and all that!

I placed my order with Thames Abarth at the weekend for the wee red beastie - A 595 Trofeo  :)

Very much looking forward to Abarth ownership once more, as previous cars for me included a Grande Punto Abarth and also a standard 500 Abarth called Zippy in 2010.

Hope to catch some of you at Abarth Day this weekend, I won't have the car by then but the week after!

Cheers T

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