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Old 08-10-2009   #31
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Re: forge braces on 1.9 multijet

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I fitted these braces last tuesday and had a horibble banging when accelerating.. We put the car on the ramp the next morning and it appears that both bars are fouling. The longer front one hits the gearbox mount quite hard and the shorter rear one just touches the exhaust flange.
The guys here were going to 'alter' the mount slightly but we decided that we'd try a new rear gearbox mount as Fiat have superseded the number (50510781). So assuming that they did this for a reason we went ahead and.....

Now it only knocks 1-2 & 2-3 with some extremely vigorous driving.. and only a very brief knock.

It would appear that the Mjet's have the problems due to the huge difference in torque..

I think its either a case of altering the mount or having a new mount made with a solid or much harder compound rubber put in.

We'll be altering my mount in the near future so I'll get some pics of the result.
keep us updated nick as im intrested in a set of these myself..
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Re: forge braces on 1.9 multijet

Yeah keep us posted as to what you do. May just take them off for the mean time as its getting quite annoying!
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Yeah keep us posted as to what you do. May just take them off for the mean time as its getting quite annoying!

mine are rattling like mad, sure its the bigger bar that catches on bottom of gearbox
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Re: forge braces on 1.9 multijet

does every multijet have this problem? or is it just the odd few?

havnt fitted mine yet, im unsure weather to bother if its gonna cause problems!
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Re: forge braces on 1.9 multijet

Well apparently some have been grand, try them anyway, a 10 minute job to take them off again if they do
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Re: forge braces on 1.9 multijet

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does every multijet have this problem? or is it just the odd few?

havnt fitted mine yet, im unsure weather to bother if its gonna cause problems!

I've had mine on for a few weeks now and not had one problem with them...

Touch wood!!
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Re: forge braces on 1.9 multijet

Anyone solved this yet? I fitted mine yesterday and I'm getting knocking in 1st, 2nd and 2nd-3rd! Machanic said it was the engine moving slightly, that caused the exhaust to move slightly.
He said I could try packing them with washers so it sits a little bit further from the exhaust!?
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Re: forge braces on 1.9 multijet

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Anyone solved this yet? I fitted mine yesterday and I'm getting knocking in 1st, 2nd and 2nd-3rd! Machanic said it was the engine moving slightly, that caused the exhaust to move slightly.
He said I could try packing them with washers so it sits a little bit further from the exhaust!?
ive tried that but still rattles in 1st 2nd and 3rd :-(
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Re: forge braces on 1.9 multijet

Dya think the shorter bar could be wraped with rubber to absorm abut of the banging noise?
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Dya think the shorter bar could be wraped with rubber to absorm abut of the banging noise?
you could try? is yours remapped?
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Nah no remap, other then sportlines it's machanicaly standard!
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Dya think the shorter bar could be wraped with rubber to absorm abut of the banging noise?
Not a good idea. This will only put more strain on the bolts. Some modification on the bar is needed.
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Re: forge braces on 1.9 multijet

I think I will take the rear bar off untill someone finds a cure! Would I be ok leaving the front one on?
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Re: forge braces on 1.9 multijet

I've took the rear, shorter bar off and it still knocks! Is it the longer, front bar that is causing the problem?

I'm gonna put the back one on the weekend and swap the front one with the original agen!
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I've took the rear, shorter bar off and it still knocks! Is it the longer, front bar that is causing the problem?

I'm gonna put the back one on the weekend and swap the front one with the original agen!
yes mate only the longer bar on mine rattles as it touches the bottom of the gearbox on full throttle
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