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Hello everyone, this is my first post so please be nice to the n00b.

I gt my first cab the other day and lo and behold it was a 1996 Fiat Uno Fire. I live in South Africa if that helps. I was just wondering what the specs are of this baby as the internet isnt being very co-operative.

Would like to know things like engine size, fuel system the usual yada yada.

Any help would be appreciated.
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Re: Uno Fire specs

1996? wow!

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0.9cc (999cc) engine
0-60 in roughly 13 seconds
top speed is 90mph
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It's not necessarily a 999cc, it could be an 1108cc or even one of the other FIRE engines, they market the cars differently in other countries. Do you have a registration document, the info should be on that.
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It's not necessarily a 999cc, it could be an 1108cc or even one of the other FIRE engines, they market the cars differently in other countries. Do you have a registration document, the info should be on that.
Well hats the thing. The guy that sold me the car said it was an 1100 but you know used car salesmen......

Anywho, the registration doc doesnt say anything bout engine size or stuff lke that. I could tell you serial no of the engine if that would be help.

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1996? wow!
Why do you say that?
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They stopped selling the Uno in the UK in early 1995. They still produce it in other countries even today albeit under the name of Mille and with different styling.

I'd imagine you have an 1108cc FIRE engine if the salesman said it was a 1.1
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True, you cant buy the Uno in South Africa new any more. Production stopped a few years ago i believe. There are still plenty in the second hand market, but many are in bad condish. I was one of the lucky ones to get an immaculate one.
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Can you suggest a cheap way to give it i touch more oomph? I'm thinking of getting a K&N performance air filter (the one that slots in the standard air intake unit) with a free flow coming later down the line....
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Can you suggest a cheap way to give it i touch more oomph? I'm thinking of getting a K&N performance air filter (the one that slots in the standard air intake unit) with a free flow coming later down the line....
Greetings fellow South-African!

I have exactly the same car as yours (except mine is a '95). I've installed the K&N that you mentioned - the one that goes in the standard air intake unit and it did make a difference, but it was very minor.

After that I installed a free-flow exhaust (from Wildcat) but didn't do the whole thing in one shot. Though I eventually did have the manifold done as well, I initially only did it from the manifold backwards. That made the biggest difference. Spending the extra grand or so and having the manifold done as well was perhaps a waste of money.

It may be worth mentioning that I've also installed Champion Eon spark-plugs. Though they've not made the car faster or anything they did made the throttle feel more responsive.

Given that I've written this much, I may as well add that I've also installed a 60mm lowering kit and the appropriate shock-absorbers. Also I've recently had the wheels changed. The standard is 155/70/13's. I now have 195/45/15's. Its all costed a packet, but is well worth it if you drive like a maniac. My car now feels glued to the road. Seriously. Since installing these things I've not felt even the most minor skid - even under the most intense braking.

I'm next planning to have more work done on the engine. Gas-flow the head, and have the cam modified etc. Not sure yet.

Enjoy your new car. Uno's are awesome!
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The fire in SA is a 1108cc engine, the uno cento is the 999cc.The uno was sold in sa Till early 2005, and the uno turbo IIRC till 1998.

The best mod you can do is to install an 1242cc fire engine from the fiat palio, can get the from around R4000 from Boston Japtec.

Or you can do a full on head conversion that is going to cost you in the region of R 2500 for a cam, porting, polishing, gasflowing, tweaked valves and headskim. this will give you the most power gain.

When my brother blew up his engine, I got it bored out to a 1120cc and just skimmed the head and tweaked the carb and he drops me by about 2 car lenghts.
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Quote Originally Posted by A_Acolyte
Given that I've written this much, I may as well add that I've also installed a 60mm lowering kit and the appropriate shock-absorbers. Also I've recently had the wheels changed. The standard is 155/70/13's. I now have 195/45/15's. Its all costed a packet, but is well worth it if you drive like a maniac. My car now feels glued to the road. Seriously. Since installing these things I've not felt even the most minor skid - even under the most intense braking.-Acolyte
Thanks for your input man, really appreciated!
Ja, im thinkin bout saving for some fatter takkies, my cab does tend to skid a bit and lose traction. How much did the mags set you back?

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Quote Originally Posted by M@nticore
Or you can do a full on head conversion that is going to cost you in the region of R 2500 for a cam, porting, polishing, gasflowing, tweaked valves and headskim. this will give you the most power gain.
Really? That all? Where can i get this done and what is the increase in power like?

Shot for all your help dude!
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[QUOTE=CyberMunky]Thanks for your input man, really appreciated!
Ja, im thinkin bout saving for some fatter takkies, my cab does tend to skid a bit and lose traction. How much did the mags set you back?

Well I got it all done at Autoquip (perhaps not the best place, on reflection). The tyres ended up being Nexen's. The 195/45/15's. Initially Autoquip put 195/50/15's on my car but I felt a huge power-drop. Turns out that they won't work because the Overall Diameter isn't right. Pity though because they were a lot cheaper than what I have now. The tyres costed R650 each. I'm sure that if you shopped around you could get something similar a lot cheaper. These tyres are rated to 270km/h - they're pretty serious - I can't help but feel that they're 'wasted' on an Uno that doesn't do over 180 (yet .

The rims are A-Lines 15". I can't recall their 'name' or whatever. I think they costed around R3000 or so.

I you wanna see what it all looks like, you can check out my photos in my gallery. http://www.fiatforum.com/gallery/sho...ry.php?cat=990

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Awesome stuff A_Acolyte

I think we're all learning a few new terms from SA here:
'cab' - car?
'takkies' - tyres?
'drops me by about two car lengths' - gets the lead in a drag race?

Next thing we'll be talking about 'bakkies', 'hey'

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Awesome stuff A_Acolyte

I think we're all learning a few new terms from SA here:
'cab' - car?
'takkies' - tyres?
'drops me by about two car lengths' - gets the lead in a drag race?

Next thing we'll be talking about 'bakkies', 'hey'

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Yeah, ain't it magic? Also, 'traffic lights' are called 'robots' here. Dunno why, but its true!

To be honest though, I'm also not sure what he meant by 'drops me by two car lengths'... but given the context, I'll assume it was a good thing.

Catch you guys later.
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