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Cinquecento/Seicento Service your cinquecento WIP
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okay so for information on what is required at what mileage see the servicing FAQ before you start any work on any car consult the safe working practices FAQ now whislt we have servicing intervals you have to use a little common sense.if you have bought a car with no or part service history...
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right this isnt a big job and with very minimal skills needed most can do this :) you will need a hacksaw stanley knife possibly a 10mm(IIRC) spanner/socket.i'll explain later as to why a new gear knob,omp are easier with the adapter an omp adapter unless you are not using one! whats an omp...
Cinquecento/Seicento sunroof removal and leak fixes
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Sunroof Removal Guide Close the sunroof Turn the little silver screw on the inside approx 90 degrees, don't force it any more than it wants to go Push quickly on the rear of the sunroof from the inside, it will pop up Holding it up, you will see a little catch ont the right if looking to the...
Cinquecento/Seicento how to debadge your cento's rear
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right then this is best done on a nice sunny day as it softens the glue and its nicer polishing in the sun ;) but can be done in any weather really the good news is the rear badges on a cento are glued no so now need to worry about holes being left. a heat gun,hair dryer or a kettle of hot...
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first thing you need to remember is a standard 4 cylinder rev counter(tachometer) wont function on the centos if you connect by the standard method. that is taking a feed from the coil signal wire. the reason for this is the cento uses 2 coils.so using a feed from 1 coil would give a reading of...
Cinquecento/Seicento cam belt change
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1st of all get the car ready for the job in hand. disconnect the battery handbrake on loosen the drivers wheel bolts,but DO NOT unbolt fully or remove undo the 2 13mm mounting bolts on the expansion tank and lift it forward to the front of the engine bay.no need to remove the coolant hoses...
Cinquecento/Seicento removing a cinq rear bumper
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okay so you can probably do this job with the cinq on the ground but most likely its easier to jack it up and place it on axle stands(do not work under the car with just the jack supporting it!) now in this guide we will cover the removal of the bumper and removing/replacing the bumper mounts...
Cinquecento/Seicento changing dash bulbs to led bulbs
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parts/tools required: soldering iron:if your doing a little soldering i like this little antec one its not too hot and nice and light to work with. beware cheaper irons as they tend to run hot which can lead to problems for someone new to soldering wire cutters for snipping led legs if...
Cinquecento/Seicento create your own dials
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whats required: tools to remove the gauges from the car OHP Pens OHP Transparencies Copier paper (Normal 80gsm printer paper is fine) Spray mount/ spray adhesive A computer and scanner or digital camera and a photo program many thanks to craigb244 for uploading hi res scans
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This is a simple process for both cinqs and seis To make life easier you may wish to remove the bumpers. This is assuming the bumpers are off the car. Turn the bumper so you can see the back of it There should be a ridge in running along the centre of the bumper which is where you should find...
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halfords thermostat part no: HTK602 (for a 1990 1.0 litre Ford Fiesta) a spare cinq 1242 thermostat now there seems to be a little variation in stats,see the link at the bottom of the article for the original thread. note in the pic below the centre parts are removed from another 'stat...
Cinquecento/Seicento fit a tricker 40mm TB
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okay i have no cinq so cant check spanner,bolt sizes etc so any i miss/get wrong plus im working from memory.so please reply and i'll edit the guide accordingly and delete replys to keep it neat :) so 1st you need to disconnect the battery - terminal. then remove the airbox. if you have an...
Cinquecento/Seicento replace cinq/sei strut mounts
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Tools required: 13mm socket ¼” or ½” drive 17mm socket ½” drive 18mm / 19mm socket ½” drive Breaker bar ½” drive (long bar in a socket set – usually with a flexible end) Ratchet – ¼” and/or ½” drive 18mm / 19mm RING spanner NOT an ‘open-ender’ Jack and an axle stand WD40 or similar Wire brush...
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How can I hook up my ipod to the cars stereo? now this is a basic and very general guide. just to give you some pointers. obviously it varys between install and the models of stereo you have in your car. If you have a new punto GP with blue n me I gather you can pretty much hook the ipod in...
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