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Old 19-08-2004   #1
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Question Just Bought a Marea Weekend, help needed :p

Hi All,

First post, so go easy on me

I have just bought a Marea Weekend 1.6 16v P Reg (97), great car, but having a few problems with it.....

It needed a new back exhaust, at cost of just over 124
Needed new front pads, were metal to metal, but got pads at under 20 and fitted them myself
It also has a leak from the sump, apparently I known problem, so currently looking for a cheap supplier for a sump for this car, but quoted around 90 for sump and sealant from Fiat, anyone know anywhere cheaper?

Am also looking for information on the size of the back speakers on the tailgate, as they are missing, anyone any ideas? and also a cheap place to get them?

Anyone aware of any issues with the fuel gauge on these cars? It seems to be that if you go over a heavy bump, the fuel gauge will jump down (not die), and doesn't recover looking like there's less fuel in the car. Sometimes on stopping, turning off the car and starting up again will put the gauge back, but not always. What should this car get mileage wise? I have put 25 of petrol in, and got about 210-220 miles out of it. about right?

Think that's all for now Thanks for any help guys/gals.

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Re: Just Bought a Marea Weekend, help needed :p

Yeah ive noticed my fuel gauge do that, and i think so far ive done about 350 miles and spent about 30 to 35 pounds on fuel (possibly 40 pounds)
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Re: Just Bought a Marea Weekend, help needed :p

Hi,

Thanks for your post Keiron.

Is this a known issue then?
Anyone else coment on ther other stuff?
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Re: Just Bought a Marea Weekend, help needed :p

Hi Shaiboy and welcome to the forum
Try this link for your sump: http://www.partsgateway.co.uk

I'm getting between 24 - 30 mpg on my motor. I would expect you to get better than that.

If you put a post in the ICE section about the speakers you should get an answer a bit quicker.
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Re: Just Bought a Marea Weekend, help needed :p

Hi,

Thanks for your reply Polecat.

I have put my details on partsgateway, lets hope for the best.

So would you say i'm not getting the best mpg at the mo?

I'll post on the ICE bit in a min.
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