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Old 22-07-2007   #16
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Start looking for a 2.0 16v coupe turbo lump if I was you
Find a farmer with a John Deer and a blown engine to fund the Coupe transplant
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I will be no one's guinea pig, I'm a free man

Seriously, though, I will be keeping the current engine - I just need to figure out where to get the money for fixing it, and where to fix it.

Driving down to Poland or Germany would be ideal (duty free sausages, Schlager CDs, Lederhosen etc.), but I'm a little apprehensive to that as I'm afraid the engine won't make the trip (although Flensburg is only 650kms from here).

The local Fiat dealership is orginally a Mitsubishi and Chevrolet dealership, but they also carry Fiats and Alfas. I do however question their expertise. And price

The third option is to have two Polish blokes give it a go. They're cheap, and although they have no expertise with Fiats, my brother can vouch for them as he's worked with one of them at the local Suzuki & Citroen the last 10 years or so. Typically, my brother just quit his job there last week...

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Anytime you need some advice mixed with a healthy dose of sarcasm I am you're man!!!
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Does it come with a white coat?

Thanks for tipping me about it umpteen times and me ignoring you each time I'll be ordering it tomorrow. Need to be getting to bed....again. Just having a fag now....
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Doc wants you to be his guinea pig Robot
That's the first step, he'll be asking you to be his bitch next
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That's the first step, he'll be asking you to be his bitch next
Say my name, SAY MY NAME.............
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Re: The terrible sounding engine

Anyhow, might it be the solenoid which is knackered? The variator not getting enough oil?

Somebody said that it at doesn't sound like the tappets.

The engine does sound 'dry' (don't know how else to explain it), so something with the oil not getting where it should would make sense, or?


Btw., yes, super - I did buy a stethoscope on eBay today
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Well Dr Robot..........go prod
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As soon as I recieve it, providing the B's still in one piece
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Just remember to be careful where you prod, would hate to lose you
Just touch the end of all the cogs/bearings/variator several times but I think you will soon find the cause
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I'll have a look at the oil feed to the head when I get a mo. If it has the thin pipes they can often get clogged restricting flow.....will hopefull answer soon
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