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Old 26-08-2018   #1
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Bravo T-Jet Sport 150

Hi everyone, picked up this beauty last Friday. This is my Bravo T-Jet Sport 150 and I must say I'm thouroughly impressed with it. She's not perfect, though I do like a project to keep me going. It has 83k on the clock and the timing belt and water pump were done 11k prior which is a bonus.

There are a few things that need attention to put it right; the front O/S wheel bearing is on its way out (on order, my friend is doing that next weekend at his work), the front N/S door lock whines when I unlock the car, makes me whine every time I hear it so I've ordered a lock off eBay and I'll sort that next week.

I'm also trying to get down to the bottom of a rear demister fault I can't figure out. It's not working and the fuse is ok (F40 under glovebox?) so any advice? I will add that as part of the deal buying the car I had the tailgate replaced as the original one had a big dent and scratched painwok surrounding the tailgate release badge/ button as if someone at some point tried to break in. Now I did think that maybe the bodyshop maybe forgot to connect the demister when fitting the new tailgate but the thing is is that my third brake light is working so I doubt they have forgotten

Aside from that she had all new brakes, service/ MOT, nearly new tyres all round, and a new tailgate before I bought her last week. I picked it up for £1500 which I though was a good deal, there's a lot of car in these for the money! Anyway here's some pictures of her, I have a few plans for what I want to do with it and it's got me all excited. Hope you like

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Old 26-08-2018   #2
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Re: Bravo T-Jet Sport 150

Nice!

Demister= broken wire in the rubber sleeve passing from hatch to car body.
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Old 26-08-2018   #3
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Re: Bravo T-Jet Sport 150

Quote Originally Posted by aurick86 View Post
Nice!

Demister= broken wire in the rubber sleeve passing from hatch to car body.
Thanks Iíll have a look at that, how do I fix the wire if itís inside that rubber sleeve?
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Re: Bravo T-Jet Sport 150

Start off by removing the inner hatch plastic cover.
-check if you have 12v at the heating wires
-loosen off some of the clips so you can get pull the wire a bit more.
-you can peel back the rubber sheet.. a little just 3-5cm is enough to do the job
-pull the wires so you can inspect and extend/solder/insulate/fix them.
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Re: Bravo T-Jet Sport 150

Quote Originally Posted by aurick86 View Post
Start off by removing the inner hatch plastic cover.
-check if you have 12v at the heating wires
-loosen off some of the clips so you can get pull the wire a bit more.
-you can peel back the rubber sheet.. a little just 3-5cm is enough to do the job
-pull the wires so you can inspect and extend/solder/insulate/fix them.
Had a look earlier today and the wiring looks fine in that rubber sleeve, though I have maybe found the problem...

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Passenger side wiring plug connected to a piece of metal that extends off the heating elements

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Similar plug on the driver side that's connected to nothing, I take it this should be connected to a metal extension like the oppoisite side? The glass looks a bit tacky where you'd expect a connection to be there.
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Re: Bravo T-Jet Sport 150

Yes, you are missing a part that is soldered on the demister contact.
I think it is a piece od copper insulated with heatshrink tube
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Re: Bravo T-Jet Sport 150

Figures, looks like someone’s been tampering with the tailgate in the past. What can I use to make a suitable connection to the plug and is there a particular area I will need to solder the contact onto?
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Old 04-09-2018   #8
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Re: Bravo T-Jet Sport 150

Been doing some stuff to my Bravo today...

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Got a couple of new badges

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Front badge was worn and non existent.

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Looking better

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New badge/ boot release on the back finishes off the look on the rear. I also removed the wiper arm and motor at the same time and stuck a grommet in there and removed the Bravo badge from the side; I prefer a clean look on my cars

The only other thing Iím really spending time on at the moment, and with the lead up to winter and shorter days, Iím trying to tidy up the paintwork as itís a bit tired looking and has a fair few marks, scrapes and scratches on it. As Iím on a rotating shift pattern each week at work Iím either spending my mornings out with the t cut before I go or out in the afternoon when I finish, using all the time I can to try and sort it. The paint is a nice metallic grey but the finish is quite hazy and rough to the touch so Iím trying to smooth over the finish with t cut, then I have some auto glym super resin polish for when Iím done with the t cut, then when Iím ready Iíll finish it off with meguiars gold class carnaubar wax. I let my uncle try that on his car at the weekend and it looks brilliant, canít wait to try it on my car when itís time.

Finally, Iím on my third tank of fuel since I took up ownership. The first two I used regular Esso unleaded. That returned me 410 miles on that tank at 35mpg. I filled up on Esso Supreme Plus this time round, about £65 for 45 litres of that and Iím getting 34.1 at the moment. Engine responds a bit better under load but not much else of a difference, except the noise actually, it sounds better now as well Iím on a 3 mile round trip for work (I let my car idle for a minute before and after these short journeys and any journeys to be fair) so the rest of my driving is weekend mucking about.

Whatís everyone elseís experiences with the fuels they use?
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Re: Bravo T-Jet Sport 150

This might be a long post but what a difference a year makes! Here is a list of things I have done to my Bravo over the last year:

Forge boost hoses, recirculation valve and wastegate actuator.
GSR induction kit
Abarth Punto Evo engine cover
Facelift darkened headlights
Satin black painted upper grille
Team Heko wind deflectors
Carbon wrapped door mirrors
Tinted tail lights
Tinted side indicators
Yellow tinted front fog lights
Maxton Design front splitter and side skirt diffusers, carbon effect
Abarth 500 steering wheel
Refurbished 17” wheels, powder coated anthracite with blue sparkle
Powerflex front wishbone, Anti-Roll bar and rear beam bushes
Vogtland coilover suspension
Eibach Pro spacers, 20mm all round
New toyo T1R’s all round
New drop links and inner rod and track rod ends
New inner and outer cv joints on drivers side driveshaft
Resprayed rear bumper and near side rear quarter panel. Front bumper repair and partial respray.

Currently off the road as it failed it’s mot on a split passenger side inner cv boot then two days later discovered a leaking radiator and thermostat, I’ve since replaced those and waiting till the cv joints to arrive next week to rebuild the near side driveshaft then she’ll be back on the road in time for Festival Italia in a couple of weeks!

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Absolutely loved owning this car, had a few hiccups along the way but she just gets better, looks stunning and drives amazing. Hope you like my work
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Re: Bravo T-Jet Sport 150

Scrubs up nicely for a £1500 car! Nice to see it given a new lease of life.
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Re: Bravo T-Jet Sport 150

Where did you get the tailgate and grille badges from,please?
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Sweet looking motor dude! If you need any info go to https://www.facebook.com/groups/390476678401018/
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