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CPS, blocked breather pipe.software update,throttle learn phase....one of them will sort it. Personally i'd do all 4 after all not exactly expensive (30 odd all in)

By the way its not 'ducking out of/avoiding a potentially expensive repair' its simply they cant fault the car no one is to blame.
Thanks for that - I'll run that by the guys at Sandicliffe

By the way - what's CPS ??
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Re: GP Idle Speed

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Re: GP Idle Speed

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Not true


If during the period of the 2 year warranty, your vehicle should be off the road for warranty repair work which exceeds one working day, the repairing authorised Fiat Dealer will provide (STA) a free of charge courtesy vehicle for the duration of the repair.
I think you will find there is more than one exception/clause to this, availability of parts, cars available, insurance fee covered by customer etc etc
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I think you will find there is more than one exception/clause to this, availability of parts, cars available, insurance fee covered by customer etc etc
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Re: GP Idle Speed

My GP 1.2 was starting to feel a little "limited" and fuel economy wasnt as good as it should have been.

so spent half an hour, removed the entire airbox, opened it up and cleaned it out. There were quite a few splashes of oil in and around the throttle body air intake bit, so cleaned all that up, opened the butterfly valve and cleaned all round there.

Removed all the sparkplug cables cleaned them up. Reseated them "better" positions (so that they look less 'strained' by bending).

Put it all back together, and the engine feels alot more torquey and is quieter/smoother.

Started it again the next day, and still is noticabley sharp. Dont think its ever been that 'on form' since its been in my ownership, so I'm happy. A good clean up etc may work for you?
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You're the man!!
A good service manager will realise the problems you are having & arrange a courtesy car (waiver the insurance fee) and get the techs to work together to solve your problem once and for all, thus restoring your faith in his garage & the Fiat brand.

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so spent half an hour, removed the entire airbox, opened it up and cleaned it out. There were quite a few splashes of oil in and around the throttle body air intake bit, so cleaned all that up, opened the butterfly valve and cleaned all round there.
Yep as mentioned earlier in thread, this can cause idle problems described.
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Re: GP Idle Speed

Just checked our records as we had a major problem like this on a Grande, which had exactly this issue. The vehicle had an ecu replaced, but this did nothing at all to cure the fault, we then fitted a throttle body which cured it. Customer has been in with this car over last 9 months and has not reported it reoccurring. This vehicle was on the point of being rejected and we would have heard about it if it hadnt cured the fault. Hope this helps.
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Re: GP Idle Speed

Update on my problems with the GP 1.2 with intermittent idle speed cutting out.

Fiat have confirmed that their technical team are not aware of any other GP's having this problem, therefore they are not going to help.

What a bag of sh~t!! As you can imagine I'm rather piss~d off with Fiat at the moment.

So much for the peace of mind that their warranty offers

I don't think I'll ever buy Fiat again, which is a shame.


Still - on the bright side, the problem might re-occur before the warranty runs out and I'll be taking it back to the dealers with a smug grin on my face


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ECU Reset

Can anybody tell me anything about re-setting the ECU on a 1.2 Active ??

Does this need to be done by a main dealer & if so, how much should this cost ??

If not, is it something I can do myself ??

It would appear that my earlier intermittent re-occuring idle speed problem can be cured by re-setting the ECU but I don't really want to have to book it in at the main dealers everytime, if I can help it....
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Re: ECU Reset

Disconnect the battery for over 20mins to reset the ecu ( or at least thats how you did it on my mk2b)
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That wont work on this car and the reset procedure will only work as a temporary fix, it needs a new throttle body mate.
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Its basically the same engine so why wouldnt it?
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Matt did your mk2b engine warning light flash after you had disconnected the battery? If not you did not do an ecu reset.

Believe me i know what i am talking about.
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