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This is my 2004 Stilo next to my no-longer owned Punto.

Lows coming soon, and some nice wheels........

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looks nice buddy, keep the wheels they look sweet, i am going to lower mine next year but keeping my 17" wheels unless a nice set of 18" wheels come along lol
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On the lookout for a nice set of Borbets.......
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On the lookout for a nice set of Borbets.......
nice wheels, i have been looking at bbs ch and caliber vintage in 18" or rotiform blq's
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BLQ's would look nice, what do you reckon about NUEs?
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quick update:

Found some 16" Rotiform BLQ's in 4x100 et35, and I'm going to have a look at them this weekend. Stance to follow and not much else!
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I haven't touched this thread in ages! I'm in that situation where I want to post but not much has changed...

Went to look at the rotiforms, and the seller had told me the wrong pcd, so much for that. So a wheel refurb in white or cream is coming!

Smaller jobs i'm hoping to get done include spraying all the plastic grilles with black satin, upholstering the cheap looking plastic on my door cards, and somehow lowering the car.

COILIES ARE STUPID EXPENSIVE FOR STILOS

In the meantime, pictures....



















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Re: Podge's 1.6 Stilo Dynamic

Got really bored at lunch, had a quick play with my mediocre image editing skills.

I think I like the look of this, thoughts?

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nice car. Where did u get ur roof rack and how much were they if u don't mind me asking. :-)
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nice car. Where did u get ur roof rack and how much were they if u don't mind me asking. :-)

The racks are Thule 'Wingbars', and I got them from North East Roof Racks for about 170!

Halfords do the same for about 200
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Thanks for the reply. Didn't realise they were so expensive. Lol
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Re: Podge's 1.6 Stilo Dynamic

Nice Stilo buddy! Liking the yellow headlight tinting, that's something I'm thinking of doing myself. This is what I'm looking to get:

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1808489357...84.m1423.l2649

On the lowering front - why don't you go for a set of Eibach Sportline springs and dampers? They use Bilstein dampers in the kit I believe. You may find them just as expensive as coilovers though...
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Re: Podge's 1.6 Stilo Dynamic

A load of things going wrong at once

Both my rear tyres are deflating slowly, no sign of a puncture and the local garage couldn't tell me the cause

My oil level keeps dropping without an obvious sign of where the oil is dissapearing! No blue smoke, no leaks etc.

Both NS sidelights blew at the same time

And I have an engine warning light with the code reading as low manifold pressure.


Depending on the cost of putting these things right I may get myself a different car, and it won't be another Fiat.
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Did the garage check the valves were ok? I just picked up one of my alloys this afternoon; the tyre was slowly deflating but the garage couldn't find any punctures and a later inspection of the alloy found it was bent (pothole most likely!) causing air to leak out it. Could be the case with yours also? Only cost 15 to fix.

How much oil is it using and over how many days or whatever does it take?

Try cleaning the MAP sensor, could be blocked with oil or dirt throwing up the fault.
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Re: Podge's 1.6 Stilo Dynamic

A quick update:

The tyre issue was caused by corrosion on the inside of two of my alloys, i bought two new wheels and four new tyres... issue solved.

The engine light was caused by a sensor issue, luckily i was able to sort this out myself over a weekend on the driveway!

And water egress into the headlights caused my lighting issues.

..........

And today my car decided it wanted to eat a crow, so broken front grille!


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After all this my insurance is up for renewal in May, and it looks like it is going UP! ( even with a completely clean driving history in the family! 54 years of no claims!)

As it is I am itching for stance and an e36 compact or tourer seems to be the solution to my problems, both being cheaper to insure and modify than the fiat.

I should be appearing at Auto Italia Brooklands in the Stilo however, after that it's rwd german cars for me!
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