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Old 21-02-2008   #1
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Bad news for diesel drivers.

Production of the 1.3 Multijet engine has been suspended due to faulty external components.

http://www.italiaspeed.com/
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Re: Bad news for diesel drivers.

oh dear
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Re: Bad news for diesel drivers.

O NO! And I have to move home in April. Was hoping at least to have the car in place before then!

Well at least they discovered what was wrong BEFORE giving them out to customers!
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Re: Bad news for diesel drivers.

Thanks for this article ensonricky, has anyone out there taken delivery of a 1.3 yet? n500shop had any problems? Has this affected the continental diesels out there already etc?

Might have to change to a 1.2 now.... shame couldn't wait to see 60+on my mpg readout
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Re: Bad news for diesel drivers.

so is this good news for petrol drivers . can they expect their cars anytime sooner do you think????
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before they sold them? too late isn't it? doh!

doubt it will help the petrol as they probably don't have capacity to react quickly for more petrol parts.

Can't imagine it will be for long...
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doubt it will help the petrol as they probably don't have capacity to react quickly for more petrol parts.
damn! cancel the diesels then! cancel the 1.4! fiat need to focus on making the pure and white 1.2 with a few extras like climate control and tan leather seats, chuck on 16" multispokes and all will be fine.
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damn! cancel the diesels then! cancel the 1.4! fiat need to focus on making the pure and white 1.2 with a few extras like climate control and tan leather seats, chuck on 16" multispokes and all will be fine.
I'm sure i've seen that spec somewhere before.
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Re: Bad news for diesel drivers.

I wonder which component it is?
Our GPs and the diesel 500 have all been perfect so far, So it may only affect a small number of units.
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Re: Bad news for diesel drivers.

Not good! I'm waiting on an MJ panda. Poo!!! How difficult is it to cancel an order at a dealers?
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Not good! I'm waiting on an MJ panda. Poo!!! How difficult is it to cancel an order at a dealers?
Not too hard to cancel.
However it might be that yours is already built as I'm sure this is the halting of building not stopping those that have already been made.
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Not too hard to cancel.
However it might be that yours is already built as I'm sure this is the halting of building not stopping those that have already been made.
I'll call up the dealer tomorrow. Trouble is Fiat salesmen/women don't have a very reliable reputation. I wonder if there is any way of me finding out myself if the car is already made. Only put in an order a week ago though Also it doesn't fill me with confidence knowing that there is a problem with the diesel units.
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I'll call up the dealer tomorrow. Trouble is Fiat salesmen/women don't have a very reliable reputation. I wonder if there is any way of me finding out myself if the car is already made. Only put in an order a week ago though
It's not just reputation. We are actually all crap.
No way you can find out, only the admin at your dealer has the access needed.
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Re: Bad news for diesel drivers.

I can't believe there is much of a market for such little taxis anyway
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Re: Bad news for diesel drivers.

Doblo van, 14 months old, 87,000 miles with remapped ECU - not a single problem
500 1.3, same engine, 7,750 miles of HARD testing, god knows how many 0-80 sprints, top speed testing, long runs, demo drives, hours on the dyno.... not missed a single beat
God knows how many 1.3 multijet customers we have had, again never heard ofa single problem.

Must be a new supplier brought in to meet demand. It will be resolved very quickly I would imagine.
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