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My Bravo 1.4 t-jet 120HP Maranello Rosso

I bought last year from older gentleman 2008. Bravo t-jet 120HP, with 79 000km.
Soon as I saw it, it was a car for me, in excellent condition.
It is Dynamic with Sport pack, all serial.
Of course LPG was installed ih 2008, Lovato EasyFast kit with torodial tank 42 litres.
Im very satisfied with low consuption, lowest normal driving was 6.5l/100km after around 400km driven, and average is 8.5l/100 km with LPG price 0.65EU/liter, so average consumption id 5.5EU per 100km.







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Re: My Bravo 1.4 t-jet 120HP Maranello Rosso

Looks good. Can't beat an LPGed motor
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Re: My Bravo 1.4 t-jet 120HP Maranello Rosso

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Looks good. Can't beat an LPGed motor
Always been immensely curious of LPG. There's not a lot of awareness for it. As an outsider it seems like it's dying out.
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Re: My Bravo 1.4 t-jet 120HP Maranello Rosso

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Always been immensely curious of LPG. There's not a lot of awareness for it. As an outsider it seems like it's dying out.
It's far from dying out, just a very well kept secret. Anyone who has ever had an LPG motor (unless it's a shed due to a crap system having been installed) will normally swear by them.

Was the best modification I ever done to a vehicle (our Stilo). I'd have happily done it again to a Petrol Bravo if the right spec'ed Dualogic one came up, just so happened the best spec'ed one that popped up was diesel though.

The Stilo is still going strong with sister using it daily, coming up to 5 years / 90k miles since conversion, and never had a second thought
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Re: My Bravo 1.4 t-jet 120HP Maranello Rosso

Well, im driving onli LPG-ed petrol cars. I dont like diesels, and i think that i never will buy a used diesel.
This is my 4th lpg car. I never had any single problem vwith engine running on LPG.
Former Marea is still driving, it has 290 000km on the clock, 190 000 on LPG, not a single problem. Consumption was 9 litres/100km average. Marea was on dyno and result was 119HP on 100ocane petrol and 117HP on LPG. There vas no difference on drivnig or petrol or LPG.

I was litlle sceptic about LPG in turbo-engine, especialy newer generation Euro 4.
But i remaped LPG ecu, replace original Lovaro lpg injectors with newer type-and car runs great.
Present prices of fuel in my country are: 95 octane petrol-1.4 euro/liter, lpg 0.65euro/liter, so im driving half the price of petrol, and also there is no difference between running on petrol or lpg, either in acceleration, max speed etc.

I was drivin diesel 1.9 120hp, and with my style of driving diesel consumption was 8l/100km, so LPG is almost almost half cheaper.

Also in my counry annual MOT or we call it annual registration/tehnical exam is 65euros more expencive that petrol car without lpg system-that makes no sense, but its no big deal.

LPG requires change of lpg filter, i do it every 10 000 with oil change (yes i change oil every 10 000km) that costs few euros and thats all.

Problems dont came often from lpg kit type/name, as they come from so called "experts" for lpg anp proper mapping of lpg ecu.

So dont be afraid of lpg, Fiat is the best car for it.
Over those years and few 100 000km on lpg, i can say that i "studied" it very well
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Re: My Bravo 1.4 t-jet 120HP Maranello Rosso

I have dane some mini mods.
First, transparent plastic on original front and rear Fiat badges fell off. SO I ordered Abarth badges, and so it goes-remaoved all Fiat badges, and Bravo signs.





Then Bravo fitted rubber floor mats



15mm spacer plates, only on rear wheels:



Aftermarket xenon 5000K and 5W led sidelights



Corner lights with H11 cree leds-they actually have lot of light, use them for DLR.
I tried to shutt of that corner light function when turning-but no can do hehe



Original radio is only cd player, no mp3, so i installed Yatour cd changer simulator with usb, aux ih and works great, just plun-n-play:



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Then I installed Prosport gauges for turbo pressure, oil pressure and temperature. I manage to put them over gear lever, in that little shelf, 12V socket was removed-one is in the glove box, one behind front arm rest. Because i have carbon look central console, its pity to cut it, so i must find "normal" console to alter it to fit gauges, and then put on carbon foil







Gauges has white-red illumination, but when turn lights on it has red needle-orange numbers illumination, like original gauges

press and temp sensors with custom made adapters, they are installed in original holes by the oil filter, just remove hex bolts-allmost plug-n -play



Front alloys were slightly damaged all around edge, inner egde to, so i went to workshop ad put in on lahte (think is right word for machine) and they manage to do it like new.
Because that macnihe grinded off original paint i done some paint job by myself-and it turned out great:





I bought Hankook Ventus V12 Evo 2 tyres 225/45R17-and pedal to the metal hehe
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Re: My Bravo 1.4 t-jet 120HP Maranello Rosso

Like many other, ventilation was problem, i had no air flow on windscreen, so i get on job-when i removed actuator, i saw broken linkage so i change it.
Service told me that they do it for 200 euros, but i have done it for 13 euros-thats the price for set of all linkages, gears and lever that came in Bravo ventilation repair kit.

This actuator is accessible from under dash, little hard but no need to remove whole dashboard.



Next must replace recirculation actuator, because his lever broke-unfortunately you cant replace only that small palstic lever but whole actuator that cost around 60 euros

And finally Alessio winter set 15" has been Abarthed hehe:

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Re: My Bravo 1.4 t-jet 120HP Maranello Rosso

Wow, great work man.

I also have a broken actuator for the windscreen.

WHere did you buy the part? Which part and do you have any more tips regrading that repair?
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Re: My Bravo 1.4 t-jet 120HP Maranello Rosso

Thanx Tad!!
I bought repair kit in local official Fiat dealer store.
Seller first offered me one linkage for 12 euro, but i told him that there is a whole repair kit for 1 euro more, so he checked it and ordered it. I didnt find it od eBay.
Didnt photographed procedure but it takes some time and few scrathed fingers.
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Re: My Bravo 1.4 t-jet 120HP Maranello Rosso

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Thanx Tad!!
I bought repair kit in local official Fiat dealer store.
Seller first offered me one linkage for 12 euro, but i told him that there is a whole repair kit for 1 euro more, so he checked it and ordered it. I didnt find it od eBay.
Didnt photographed procedure but it takes some time and few scrathed fingers.
Have you any part numbers for ordering this kit from Fiat?
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This is what you find in set plus 2 of those yellowish linkages that i used



When you will clean your car and find some peace of plastic on the floor under the dashboard, its is probably broken lever of recirculation actuator:





Recirculation actuator is on the hard accessible place, there is very little space for wrench, and screw is 5.5mm hex-head.
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Hi ,top job looks mint ,can i ask how easy it was to change the badges ,front one especially as i have badges but havnt got round to doing it yet ,also how to take the bravo badge off the back ; cheers
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Thanx.
REar badge is easy to replace-you must take inner plastic cover of boot lid, and thera are two srews. Rear badge has integrated switch for boot opening.
New Abarth rear badge includes that switch-just unplug/plug

Front badge is original from Punto Abarth and to fit it on Bravo needed some dremel work on plastic grill.
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