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Old 05-02-2018   #76
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Re: New Brava owner with a few questions

I can't see my car right now but there would be some extra wires back from the hub if you have ABS.

The basic SX model didn't have ABS (AFAIK), mine is the Formula edition with extra bells and whistles.

If you have smallish rear drums then you have no ABS, mine has the larger ones that were probably the standard for the 1.6 upwards.

My '95 Tipo has TINY discs and drums, but they work pretty well! May well be the same as the lower spec Bravas and Bravos....
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Re: New Brava owner with a few questions

easiest way to see if you have ABS is to look under the bonnet at the round brake servo, the pipe from the master brake cylindrer will go to a box with 4 pipes and a couple of wires coming out if you have ABS, and there will be 5 pipes on the master cylinder if you do not, 1 from the brake fluid tank, and 4 directly to the wheels.
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Re: New Brava owner with a few questions

Well, balls!

I've been driving like an old lady, no abrupt acceleration, no banging on the brakes, short shifting when applicable, all that jazz. And all it got me was about 10-10.5l/100km. Which is, about a liter less than when I'm driving normally.
Isn't this bad? I mean for god's sake, it's a 1.2! Granted, a pretty nippy 1.2 for its age but still, the car's had its maintenance, there's no extra weight on it, really careful/calm driving, it can't be drinking that much!

What totally baffles me is that it consumes HALF that on the motorways! If I don't thrash it and keep a steady, leisurely pace at 90-120km/h, I can achieve 5.5-6l/100km easily!

Gaaah!
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Did you fully resolve your binding brakes issue? I mentioned that before as a possible cause of high fuel consumption.

Cruising MPG you should expect to be quite impressive, it's a great shape for cutting through the air (especially with the boot spoiler!)/
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Yeah, the brakes are fine. Otherwise, I'd have been leaving behind a trail of flames and rubber a la ghost rider on that 500km roundtrip!
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Hey guys, some help needed. Can someone point out, with pictures, if possible, exactly all the engine mounts for the 1.2?
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Can‘t help at the Moment, but Mine with the Late Engine (2001) has an extra Mountin bracket from the cylinder Head top left to the inner Wing.
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