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Old 14-08-2008   #31
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Re: Flat Spot

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How's your turbo bearing up Kris?
Its lasting out at the moment, I gave it a check over last night and seems to be putting out nice amounts of oil and smoke. I also spent last night putting bits back to standard ready to go into fiat to get it replaced.

Its definitely on its way out but I think its lasted well for a faulty unit, the cars done nearly 35k.

I've been driving it very steady for the last month or so because I don't want the dreaded white smoke and collapsed bearings before it goes back into the garage
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Re: Flat Spot

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Its lasting out at the moment, I gave it a check over last night and seems to be putting out nice amounts of oil and smoke. I also spent last night putting bits back to standard ready to go into fiat to get it replaced.

Its definitely on its way out but I think its lasted well for a faulty unit, the cars done nearly 35k.

I've been driving it very steady for the last month or so because I don't want the dreaded white smoke and collapsed bearings before it goes back into the garage
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Re: Flat Spot

Booked mine in for its second year (major) service, i mentioned the flat spot (aswell as many other things i would like sorting) to the service clerk and she seemed to know what i meant, so hopefully it will be sorted. Its not a mojor problem, only happens once a week for me, at first i shat myself because i thought it was my clutch slipping, that wouldn't have been particuarly fun.
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Re: Flat Spot

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Good news - the flat spot has been fixed!!!

The dealers knew about the EGR problem already without me having to say anything, but after some further investigation (and thankfully having been able to feel it for themselves on a test drive ) they did this:

"Basically we have fitted a restriction to the egr system, which reduces the cross sectional area available for the exhaust gas to pass through into the inlet manifold. This restriction acts like a venturi and speeds up the gas passing through it, so making it mix better with the inlet air and also clean the egr valve itself. It does not reduce the exhaust gas passing through it as we have checked this using airflow meter readings. This is available for most egr systems on Fiat 1.9 and 2.4 diesel engines.
Service news 10.21.08 includes a test procedure to follow before fitting the restriction."

Hope this makes sense to anyone with a similar problem - and that it helps you too! It's another niggly problem with the car fixed
can you explain exactly what you had done, i cant seem to understand?
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Re: Flat Spot

I had this exact same problem but it went away after i got my map.
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can you explain exactly what you had done, i cant seem to understand?
Sorry, I wish I could, but I don't understand the technical details either. This is what the Fiat technician told me, so hopefully if you take it to a dealer, they will be able to understand.
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Sorry, I wish I could, but I don't understand the technical details either. This is what the Fiat technician told me, so hopefully if you take it to a dealer, they will be able to understand.
So i take it its fixed now then?
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So i take it its fixed now then?
Yep
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so if i got to my fiat dealer and quote the service test thing you mentioned they should understand and if it needs it they will restrict it or something?
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Re: Flat Spot

I have the ‘flat spot’ problem with my car, now after reading the threads on here I realise that the problem could be because of the EGR valve getting crap on it. If I was to take my car into fiat and get them to do it under 3rd year warranty and clean the EGR valve and put a restrictor gasket on it, would they be prepared to do this or would they act ‘clueless’ towards the fault.

Also my car is mapped so would this effect my remap on the car and will fiat use the map as an excuse to not to the EGR valve under warranty?
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Re: Flat Spot

Jesus christ you dont need to post it in every thread
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Jesus christ you dont need to post it in every thread
i do its pissing me off and i want it sorted asap.
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Re: Flat Spot

Well go to your dealer and ask them then. Bumping every thread on it isnt going to get it answered any faster your just filling this part of the forum with the same bloody thing.
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just clean it out yourself, its pisse easy if you have a socket set and an hour or so, read the guide in the guides section and look at the pictures
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Re: Flat Spot

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Yep
How's the old beast running now? I still miss it lol
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