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Old 09-07-2014   #1
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Molly II - Punto GT3 - The Resurrection

As some may know, I bought this car from @blu73 back in February, see his thread here - http://fiatforum.com/members-motors/...punto-gt3.html

On the way home though, it became apparent (on the M1 I might add) that there was a problem, as she was coughing and losing power. Having taken the best part of 2 hours to nurse her the 30 odd miles home, it was apparent that the alternator was goosed. I started trying to change it but the engine bay on these is so densley packed that I kept getting so far and giving up, and so she's sat for the last 5 months or so - waiting patiently.

Until yesterday, my gf's mum's partner came over and gave me a hand and she's now ready to go for MOT, booked in for 9am tomorrow!

Here's some pictures just taken after a quick trip out to test brakes etc and after a well needed wash:






Plans, as blu73 really, keep her standard and keep her running basically.
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WOOHOO! Good Luck 2moro Molly!!!!!
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if car was standing for 5 months you will fail mot cuz rear brakes wont be efficient enough
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lol, she had sat for longer than that when she passed her last mot without any advisories. This is why you drive the long way round to your mot if your car is not a daily driver

And if your tester is not a total *insert rude word* then he will ask if the car has been stood after he sees the pitting in the discs - it cleans off really quickly though anyway if you use the brakes a bit on way to the test
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Well, she did fail, but not on brakes @flisko

Rear shocks leaking, new ones on order. A few bulbs out, again new ones on order and a couple of exhaust rubbers completely shot, ordered these too. The passenger side headlamp aim was out too, now this is something I've never had to deal with before so not sure where to start. The tester tried adjusting it but didn't have any luck.
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interesting that it didnt fail on brakes
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Do you know if the headlight adjusted at all or if it was just too far out to adjust back...?

Just thinking it has motors so you can make them point down, one could have gone doolally perhaps?? I'm just guessing obviously lol.
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I think it was too far out, guess the motor might be fubar...
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could be same as the sei ones, again i'm still guessing
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Shocks and exhaust rubbers changed, just waiting on bulbs. Though still need to have a look at the headlight alignment
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settle down mate, you'll pull a muscle all this fixing cars
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I may have already pulled a muscle in my neck, lol
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Passed!!!

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Passed!!!
Congratulations! What's really impressive, though, is the extremely minor advisory....
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