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Smoking Fiat 500

I am interested in buying a secondhand Fiat 500 2014 Reg 5,500 11,000miles but the dealer mentioned it is smokey - advice please what could be wrong and is it worth having a look
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Re: Smoking Fiat 500

What engine?
1.2 1.3 diesel or the 0.9 twinair
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Quote Originally Posted by U2360tour View Post
I am interested in buying a secondhand Fiat 500 2014 Reg 5,500 11,000miles but the dealer mentioned it is smokey - advice please what could be wrong and is it worth having a look
No look elsewhere, there's plenty of choice, did you check the mot history? But really no car should smoke at all these days.
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Re: Smoking Fiat 500

Thank you nothing showing on MOT history all looks ok
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What engine?
1.2 1.3 diesel or the 0.9 twinair
It’s a 1.2
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Re: Smoking Fiat 500

Does the mot history give a clue to the low mileage but still I wouldn't buy a smoking car especially a petrol
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Re: Smoking Fiat 500

Do not buy a smoking 1.2.

These engines will go for a very long time if looked after. They can burn a little oil but not enough to cause smoking.

This smoking is likely to be caused by an overheat at some time, so either head gasket is leaking, or piston rings have picked up in the bores and so are no longer sealing properly.

There are so many of these around, look further for a better one.
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Probably never been serviced, avoid.

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Smoking at 11k! Walk away and find another.
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is it worth having a look
No.

Just ignore this one and look for another. The 1.2 engine is generally trouble free unless abused; there are shedloads of better ones out there.
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yes low mileage - nothing looks odd
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Probably never been serviced, avoid.

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Just ignore this one and look for another. The 1.2 engine is generally trouble free unless abused; there are shedloads of better ones out there.
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Probably never been serviced, avoid.

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