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Old 21-03-2018   #16
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Re: How to get best price for non-starter

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I know. Hopefully the MES sensor will show something up.

Is it different to the diagnostic that a garage / auto-electrician would run? They caught nothing at all, hence ripping the engine apart.
MES speaks Fiat. General readers speak generic, which is mostly fine for normal engine codes, but won't understand anything Fiat specific. So garage diag might give correct report, but if nothing found, MES may well show other stuff.

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I'm not sure, tbh. There were literally litres of water, apparently. Surely there wouldn't be 'that' much, if it's what you mention? It was like it was 'way overfilled' according to the garage.
Sounds strange. Unless the cooling system has lost the same amount, its nonsense. 'litres of water' have to come from somewhere, and doubtful the sump can hold 'litres' extra fluid without the engine locking up.

Is there any coolant loss?
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Re: How to get best price for non-starter

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MES speaks Fiat. General readers speak generic, which is mostly fine for normal engine codes, but won't understand anything Fiat specific. So garage diag might give correct report, but if nothing found, MES may well show other stuff.



Sounds strange. Unless the cooling system has lost the same amount, its nonsense. 'litres of water' have to come from somewhere, and doubtful the sump can hold 'litres' extra fluid without the engine locking up.

Is there any coolant loss?
Not that I had noticed, or has been mentioned throughout talking to all the people that have looked at the car already.

I'll have to check tonight when I'm back at home, but I'd have thought that would have been spotted quite quickly and mentioned.

I shall keep you posted.
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MES speaks Fiat. General readers speak generic, which is mostly fine for normal engine codes, but won't understand anything Fiat specific. So garage diag might give correct report, but if nothing found, MES may well show other stuff.
Perfect, thanks for the clarification! This certainly sounds like the way forward!
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