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Re: Dualogic goosed on three day old 500

SERIOUSLY!!!! what is it with this "Character Phish!"

Real Character is the wail of a Ferrari V12, The V-twin Rumble of a harley or Ducati......

NOT I repeat NOT the fact your indicators don't work properly

really people come on
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Right now for some positive news..... the Dealers have decided Oscar needs a new Brain (ECU) and have ordered one hopefully to be delivered next week. in the meantime they have provided me with a Grande Punto (a 56 plate with 13.5K on the clock) until I get him back Yee Hay. Girl in the Service Dept Cherylyn was very helpful and she arranged the car with the Salesman who originally sold me the car.

Picked the car up late this afternoon and was I have to admit quite impressed..... that was until I filled it up with fuel and tried to start it again. The OBC told me the coolant was too hot and to stop and start the engine again (or words to that effect) WHIT!!!!???!!!

I did as I was told and the Temp Needle went to half way again and away I went. when I went to start the car again 4 hours later it did the same. Hmm guess it must be that character everyone talks about
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Well, the indicators are a bit characterful on my 1.4 Sport as well. However, the Dualogic problem is certainly quite worrying. This gearbox has been around for about two years now, and you would think that Fiat would have got the bugs ironed out. I have driven one in a GP, and it was really very good, so they can work OK - but there are a lot of threads elsewhere on this site regarding problems with the auto box. Straight from the factory, it should be set up perfectly. Which engine is it that the OP has got - 1.2 or 1.4?

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Hi john, the engine is a 1.2
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The OBC told me the coolant was too hot and to stop and start the engine again (or words to that effect) WHIT!!!!???!!!

I did as I was told and the Temp Needle went to half way again and away I went. when I went to start the car again 4 hours later it did the same. Hmm guess it must be that character everyone talks about
Its a known issue simply cured by a software update (see GP section)
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I did as I was told and the Temp Needle went to half way again and away I went. when I went to start the car again 4 hours later it did the same. Hmm guess it must be that character everyone talks about
Oscar is alive, and he is grouchy.
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Oscar is alive, and he is grouchy.
and rightly I was hoping to have ma wee pal back this evening but he's needing an ECU transplant I'm afraid.
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I'm confused now - so which problems have been solved and which haven't?
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I'm confused now - so which problems have been solved and which haven't?
They seem to think that the faulty gearbox is to do with the ECU so they are replacing it. Don't know if they have got around to the other problems......
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