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The basics of a 875cc Twinair oil change I have performed both a Punto and Panda 875 Twinair turbo oil changes There Is a good 500 GUIDE around too🙂 Undertray is a pain to remove (the screws corrode when exposed to road dirt.. Take your time.. Clean them up before reuse) I found the Panda...
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Hi :) basics of using the Dipstick to check oil level ON ANY ENGINE LOCATION Often the Dipstick will have a coloured handle and be level in height with the engine cover RED and Yellow are common.. TWINAIR are different ;-) The Big YELLOW cap is where you ADD OIL :) Traditionally the...
Punto (Evo/2012+) Handbrake maintenance
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A group of pics and hints for the 199 bodied puntos 2007/17
A simple GUIDE to accessing your 500's OBD Port This is a 2 minute job.. Requiring no tools (y) Pictures are of a UK Right Hand Drive 500 This is the same 312 FIAT platform as the 2013 panda.. port is in the same location Access: Slide back drivers seat Hold the bottom edge of the...
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Having watched a few YOUTUBE videos.. there were still unanswered questions This car is a 2018 european 500 -69bhp driven for 3 years.. then traded in I bought it 6 months later On its '4th birthday' I decided to fit the modern plugs I had ordered. This GUIDE should cover the process of...
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To gain access you will need to undo : The small air feed hose.. 10mm Hex bolt..(like a horn bracket..just swing bracket) Large feed hose .spring clip (tool required) 2 x 10mm hex bolts.. retaining airbox Remove all of those and the air filter casing can be lifted free There is a moulded...
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Tool free access Firmly hold the lower dash panel.. and pull the lower edge.. see pics The OBD port is a rectangle shape.. but Has tapered edges (like the base of a pyramid..)
Punto (Evo/2012+) Basic battery set.up
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Detail for the cars with later on.board electrical kit. This is the factory battery set.up on a 2012 build Stop.Start equipped twinair (panda layout .. same battery arrangement in punto) This battery is still starting the car in Feb 2021.. S:S function isnt required by me This odd looking...
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I discovered the filter whilst accessing the wiper motor.. it was filthy..so tapped out worst of the ditritis, and sourced a replacement thanks to MODERN Bravo owner gadge for supplying one at a good price(y) Lift the bonnet, use the prop in it's secured position. walk along the LEFT...
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With the Panda in 1st gear, and chocks around the FRONT wheels. I use a trolley jack on the centre of the rear suspension beam to raise the complete REAR of the Panda, then I used 2 x axlestands - with wooden load spreaders on the 2 x rear sill / floor junctions (these have a large circular...
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this is more awkward than technical.:eek: place a trolley jack under engine sump pan, using a plate of solid wood as a load spreader;) take the weight of the engine, you do NOT need to jack up the car..it can remain on it's wheels. however for access / better pics I've removed the RHS front...
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here are the basics; air filter and cam cover removed, disconnect the electrics to the sensors on cam belt side, and belt and covers. then wiring trunking at rear of cylinder ( to injectors) and coil pack wiring see the 2 x slots at rear of head..the trunking clips here,;) then remove...
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I prised out the rail ( 2 x clips)
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This operation may be simplified with the front of car raised @30cm / 1 foot:) Open car bonnet, disconnect wiring plug to fan undo the 4 x 7mm hex head self-tapper screws that hold the frame to the Rad. ( at the extremes of the "spider-legs") remove fan assembly from engine compartment
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O.K. you'll be looking at this because you have an issue.., the idea of the Standardised EOBD 2 Socket is that an over the counter product can be used to read the Fault Codes stored in the Vehicles ECU - Computer generally they are located where access is "tool -free" pull- off panels...
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removing tank - awkward Removing fluid from tank, then lift tank from car. NOT technical.. just time consuming:eek: reservoir/tank + pump are generally located in the inner wing area. before removing tank check pump doesn't make ANY sound.., check fuses..!!;) I removed the under bonnet...
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the dash panel in our sample 55 reg Eleganza is secured by; 3 philips self-tapper screws along the top edge( clearly visible ) one self-tapper that is tucked down the LH lower edge ( door pillar) once the screws are removed the panel is still "clipped" into the dash, it Slides to the left(...
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Few tools required..just a little patience 1, feel around the base of the gear knob gaiter with your finger tips, there is a plastic ring that attaches to the lower dash panel with a series of "spikes" / tabs, carefully prise-up the plastic ring..all the way around.. ( like removing...
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tools you will need; Trolley jack (2) Axle stands x 2 Set of Metric Allen Keys Set of Torx bits / keys good selection of Metric Sockets / Spanners including the "odd" 11 / 15 / 16,:( a set / pair of "spring compressors" ( 2) a Hacksaw / angle grinder ;) also a pair of replacement...
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:idea: Mystery coolant loss = DAMP Carpets :( chances are you've got a leaky heater Matrix assembly :thumbd: I had these issues, here is a brief run-through of the job.., Glove-box ; remove the 4 small TORX screws from the upper and lower corners of the glovebox surround, then the LARGE...
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