Register Login
The UK's No.1 Chrysler Owners Forum
Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 15-03-2017   #16
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Orpington, Kent UK
Posts: 1,380
Thanks: 77
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: Air box bleed nipple snapped off

I'm about to buy a cat d Nissan Juke for myself. I'm hoping that's made here.
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

typecastboy is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 15-03-2017   #17
It's always more involved
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Tynemouth
Posts: 1,700
Thanks: 63
Trader Rating: 0
John202020 has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Air box bleed nipple snapped off

Quote Originally Posted by jrkitching View Post
The black spigot is removable, but you can't buy it separately.

Anyone with a lathe could make a far superior replacement.

Be careful when removing these pipes; I find it easiest to first loosen the airbox, then work the pipes off once it's free of the throttle body; this puts less stress on the fragile bits. As I've said before, if you've had the car serviced 'professionally', the spigot may already be broken or damaged. Working on the 500 is not for the cackhanded.
I'm not heavy handed, I (think) the problem was that I had fitted a new dry pipe when we got the car and it had stuck itself in place, as I'd pushed it on all the way there was no ability to push on further to break the "bond" so I tried a straight pull,,, and off came the pipe, I'll see if my super glue then epoxy then wire wrapping plus more epoxy works today? Maybe then I can start it to see if there's any water leaks?
__________________
30 years of Honda Accords, now Mazda 6 and a Fiat 500
John202020 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 15-03-2017   #18
It's always more involved
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Tynemouth
Posts: 1,700
Thanks: 63
Trader Rating: 0
John202020 has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Air box bleed nipple snapped off

Quote Originally Posted by typecastboy View Post
I'm about to buy a cat d Nissan Juke for myself. I'm hoping that's made here.
Expect much bigger bills on that then?
__________________
30 years of Honda Accords, now Mazda 6 and a Fiat 500
John202020 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 15-03-2017   #19
Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Orpington, Kent UK
Posts: 1,380
Thanks: 77
Trader Rating: 0
United Kingdom 
Re: Air box bleed nipple snapped off

Quote Originally Posted by John202020 View Post
Expect much bigger bills on that then?


What you mean parts? Ive looked at a a few bits that it needs and they are a bit more and not so readily available. Young inexperienced drivers crash more 500s hence more cheaper parts.
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

typecastboy is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 15-03-2017   #20
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: East Midlands
Posts: 2,327
Thanks: 131
Trader Rating: 0
frupi has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Air box bleed nipple snapped off

Quote Originally Posted by typecastboy View Post
I'm about to buy a cat d Nissan Juke for myself. I'm hoping that's made here.
Indeed I believe it is built in Sunderland.

I drove one this afternoon (I'm now a trade plate driver/car transporter loader). Not my cup of tea personally, not really a fan of the 'frog eye' front. At least it had its door handles.....
Likes typecastboy liked this post
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

frupi is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 15-03-2017   #21
It's always more involved
Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Tynemouth
Posts: 1,700
Thanks: 63
Trader Rating: 0
John202020 has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Air box bleed nipple snapped off

Quote Originally Posted by frupi View Post
Indeed I believe it is built in Sunderland.

I drove one this afternoon (I'm now a trade plate driver/car transporter loader). Not my cup of tea personally, not really a fan of the 'frog eye' front. At least it had its door handles.....
Yup built about 6 miles from me
Likes typecastboy liked this post
__________________
30 years of Honda Accords, now Mazda 6 and a Fiat 500
John202020 is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 15-03-2017   #22
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Faringdon, Oxfordshire UK
Posts: 4,718
Thanks: 376
Trader Rating: 1
portland_bill has donated!
United Kingdom 
Re: Air box bleed nipple snapped off

Quote Originally Posted by typecastboy View Post
I'm about to buy a cat d Nissan Juke for myself. I'm hoping that's made here.
Incredibly small inside for such a bulky body.
Ferocious heated seats.
__________________
13 years motor trade, 16 years motor industry. 13 years Driving Instructor & 6 years Fleet Trainer
Panda Alessi
portland_bill is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Old 16-03-2017   #23
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Oxford - UK
Posts: 16,054
Thanks: 558
Trader Rating: 0
varesecrazy has donated!
United Kingdom 
Quote Originally Posted by jrkitching View Post
The black spigot is removable, but you can't buy it separately.

Anyone with a lathe could make a far superior replacement. Working on the 500 is not for the cackhanded.
The amount of broken plastics reported on here seem to bear that out..

The plastic bleed screw being a prime example..
Fiat shouldve done without the slot in it..
So it could only be given the torques it was designed for.. FINGER TIGHT.
__________________
FIAT Forum Useful Links:
Donate to FF | Buy FF Merchandise | Classifieds | FF Insurance | How-to Guides

varesecrazy is offline Reply With Quote Quote 
Reply
Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump
Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
(G) Fiat 500 air filter box nipple where the breather pipe attaches Stuart1397 500 4 13-07-2015 17:05
(T) Where is the Clutch Bleed nipple please? mas430 Stilo 6 22-04-2013 09:42
(T) Brake bleed nipple peterdg55 Cinquecento / Seicento 2 01-07-2009 21:04
(T) how do you open the bleed nipple? listerleeds Doblo 1 20-10-2008 12:01
(T) Bleed Nipple olly18uk Punto (Mk2/2b) 8 16-04-2005 19:23