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They do say that ignorance is bliss, but a friend recently ignored a red warning light and blew the engine in her lovely old VW Golf GTI.
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My leaking tyre is sorted now... local tyre place found a leaky valve in the and reseated the tyre for me and tested it .. all for a fiver. (Plus my half-day's refurb of the wheel!)
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No worries, fixed now.

Best news is I've found out loads about the car and I've worked on it myself with my mechanic mate, so hopefully I'll start to know what I'm talking about (a bit, at least) in the future!

That last journey before it got fixed was traumatic - limping down the M62 thinking timing belt's gonna go, timing belt's gonna go... I guess that was fear talking!
Not heard for a while, any update?
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Hi Jonti - not much action, I'm afraid.

Been commuting to a new job on the M62 and parking in a dodgy location, so I've been using the crappy Citroen Nemo.

In fact, the Tipo's getting so little action I'm thinking of maybe moving it on.

Shame - it's been fun.

Hope all's well with you and the Tipo-heads!
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My mk1 g204xbc took just passed the mot again last week ,only done something like 150 miles since the last test.
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Glad to hear nothing catastrophic has happened as I remember you had a few problems to sort. Ok well fair enough Some1 stole mine once but with only a thimble full of diesel in it they didn't get too far.
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Hi Jonti - not much action, I'm afraid.

Been commuting to a new job on the M62 and parking in a dodgy location, so I've been using the crappy Citroen Nemo.

In fact, the Tipo's getting so little action I'm thinking of maybe moving it on.

Shame - it's been fun.

Hope all's well with you and the Tipo-heads!
Don't forget to let me know if you think about selling it later!
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Don't forget to let me know if you think about selling it later!
did you see the 2.0 SW in the classifieds..??
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did you see the 2.0 SW in the classifieds..??
Yes it's the one Solo Italia sold a few weeks ago. Went up North, and being sold immediately.

I'm pretty sure mine was the better buy, even though you need to multiply the price rather a large number of times......
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Hi guys,

So, my 1989 Tipo is finally running again - it's had a few niggling issues and I've been using my Nemo to commute, so the Tipo hasn't had much action over the last couple of months. Now, I have 2 things left to fix:

1) I powered up the battery to get it started and now the odometer has gone crazy - overestimating my speed by 20mph or so... Anyone know what's going on here and will it calm down? It's the digi dash version, by the way.

2) I finally found where the speed setting for the window wipers is, used the fast setting and it's loosened one of the wipers to the point where it doesn't wipe! I can probably tighten, but how do I locate the right angle to set it (so the wipers wipe correctly, in unison? Looks a bit like guesswork!

Aside from that it's lovely to be back!
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Has your speedo switched to km/h?
There is a button to swap it between mph and km/h
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Hi guys,

So, my 1989 Tipo is finally running again

I finally found where the speed setting for the window wipers is, used the fast setting and it's loosened one of the wipers to the point where it doesn't wipe! I can probably tighten, but how do I locate the right angle to set it (so the wipers wipe correctly, in unison? Looks a bit like guesswork!

Aside from that it's lovely to be back!

SOME fiat's have small dots on the screen to indicate where the wipers should be at Parked - have a look ..you might be lucky.

dash always resets to KMH after power down

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When the wipers are at park, the drivers side one sits flat, the passenger side one at a slight upward angle so the blade doesn't wipe beyond the screen.

Great news your back on the road, I'm tickled to think of a Tipo on the M62 every day !

Try to avoid the salty days at this time of year
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Thanks jonti! That makes loads of sense! Luckily, I'm now working in Liverpool, so it's a five mile drive and a covered carpark!

Thank you, all, for your advice. Truth is I'm way too crap at car maintenance to run a Tipo, but I'm giving it my best shot!
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MOT pass!

Massively happy Salvo lives to fight another year - ok four little welds required and an advisory to clean up the boot, but all told could have been much worse.

Next, stereo, hopefully fix an old dent and somehow try to get the heater to work.

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