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Re: Mr & Mrs Blu's Panda 100hp

the non abs hubs dont have the ring and are cheaper, i know that from owning centos. rear hubs are same all the way back to the uno and mk2 panda but obviously they don't have abs rings, physically exactly same size with same bearing in though.

and for unknown reasons the 500 and panda have the wheel speed sensor in different places.. And I'd assume the difference in drum/disc axles will just be so the wheel bolting face remains the same, but i'm theorising there.
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Re: Mr & Mrs Blu's Panda 100hp

The ABS hubs really are a clever price riser, because all they do is put a magnetic sticker on the bearing seal.
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Re: Mr & Mrs Blu's Panda 100hp

Quote Originally Posted by DaveMcT View Post
Elon Musk said, "The best part is no part at all". It's also the hard basic philosophy of Ian Scott at Moltex.

I really like Fiat's modular approach. Why redesign everything when you already have stuff that works? I just wish they had thought a bit more about the details. Drilling and tapping holes right through aluminium casings is additional machine time. Anyone else would have stopped short and completely avoided the corrosion issue.
Those long studs and bolts all add time on the production line. Not much but it adds up.

I watched "Car Wizard" on You Tube talking about cleaning the intake valve ports on an Audi S6 V10. They get clogged with carbon. The cleaning costs hundreds and if the inlet manifold is damaged (they often are) it's 2000 for a new one. OK, its not a Panda and you should not buy a V10 if running costs are a worry, but an engine that literally clogs itself up is hardly good engineering design.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zmXyB38mRg
Inlet port carbon build up is a issues caused by direct injection engine's
The new 1.3 firefly engines may have this issue down the line as I believe they are direct injection the 1.0 are indirect however
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